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Driverless vehicles technology to roll out on the Tulla under trial

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Driverless vehicles technology to roll out on the Tulla under trial

- Driverless cars will be whizzing alongside commuters down the Tullamarine Freeway under a landmark trial of the new technology on Victoria's roads, which started on Friday. The luxury BMW, Mercedes Benz and Volvo cars will be driving in general traffic and they will also be tested in the Burnley Tunnel during routine closures. But there is a disclaimer: people will be sitting behind the wheel
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Carsales prepares for a brave new world of car ownership

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Carsales prepares for a brave new world of car ownership

- Australia's largest online car sales business says it is prepared for significant changes in the way people buy and use vehicles, as the rise of autonomous and self-driving cars threatens to upend the industry. "The only certainty is that change is coming," Carsales chief executive Cameron McIntyre said after handing down the company's full-year results on Wednesday. Rapid development in autonomous driving technology, and the popularity of car-share and ride-share services, have led some to predict private car ownership will dwindle in the near future, eventually being replaced with fleets of shared, driverless vehicles
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Stolen Mustang tracked down hours after carjacking through Facebook posts in Canberra

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Stolen Mustang tracked down hours after carjacking through Facebook posts in Canberra

- A luxury car stolen in a carjacking in Canberra has been returned to its owner after posts on social media helped police track the distinctive Ford Mustang. Three carjackers allegedly confronted Steve Thomas as he sat inside his red Mustang on a quiet Yarralumla street in Canberra this morning. Mr Thomas said one man pointed a crowbar at his face while the other jumped into the passenger seat
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Driverless cars 'to save thousands of lives' as trial set for NSW

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Driverless cars 'to save thousands of lives' as trial set for NSW

- Once a thing of science fiction, the road is being paved for driverless cars to come to New South Wales. A two-year trial at Sydney Olympic Park will use an automated vehicle that resembles a small shuttle. The vehicle will only travel about 10 kilometres per hour, despite its ability to go up to 50, and the first phase of the trial will be along a closed-off road in the park
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Elon Musk admits delivering cheaper Tesla electric car Model 3 will be 'challenge'

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Elon Musk admits delivering cheaper Tesla electric car Model 3 will be 'challenge'

- Tesla boss Elon Musk says the company's motoring business is a step closer to realising its aim of becoming a profitable, mass-market electric car maker. The billionaire entrepreneur has handed over the first batch of the company's new Model 3 electric cars to employee buyers outside its Californian factory. Half-a-million reservations have been made for the vehicle, the company says, up from about 373,000 disclosed in April 2016
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Car industry revolution fuels Western Australia's lithium boom

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Car industry revolution fuels Western Australia's lithium boom

- Electric cars are driving rapid mining investment in WA, with the state supplying most of the lithium needed to manufacture batteries worldwide. Car makers' EV targets Volvo to phase out internal combustion cars Volvo plans to develop an affordable EV Tesla pledges to build 1 million EVs Nissan predicts EVs will account for 20pc of sales in Europe Ford forecasts up to 20pc of Chinese market will be EVs Volkswagon to target 1 million EV sales Mercedes predicts up to 25pc of its global sales will be EVs Most electric vehicles (EVs) use lithium-ion batteries, the same technology which powers smartphones, tablets and laptops
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» Are electric cars the answer? | 3AW Radio Melbourne

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» Are electric cars the answer? | 3AW Radio Melbourne

- There was a recent report suggesting that by the year 2040 in the UK they want every single new car to be electric. Speaking on the Drive program, CEO of the Electrical Vehicles Council of Australia Behyad Jafari says the reasons for it to happen are obvious. “We now can start driving cars that are healthier to have on the roads, they’re cheaper to get from A to B on,” he told Tom Elliott
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Australian Ford 'misled customers on faults'

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Australian Ford 'misled customers on faults'

- Car maker Ford's Australian business is facing legal action from the consumer watchdog over allegations it misled customers who bought faulty cars and blamed their driving for problems despite being aware of "systemic issues" in the vehicles. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has begun court action against Ford Motor Company of Australia over its handling of customers who had problems with Ford Focus, Fiesta and EcoSport vehicles with a PowerShift transmission bought between 2011 and 2016
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UK to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars from 2040 in pollution crackdown, reports say

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UK to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars from 2040 in pollution crackdown, reports say

- Britain's Government is set to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040, when all vehicles must be fully electric as part of a plan to clean up air pollution, reports say. The move follows a similar announcement earlier this month by the French Government. No-one was immediately available for comment at Britain's Environment Ministry which was due to make the announcement, according to the newspaper reports
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Aussie Tuner Reveals Bathurst-Inspired Supercharged Ford Mustang GT

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Aussie Tuner Reveals Bathurst-Inspired Supercharged Ford Mustang GT

- Australian tuning company Tickford has announced a limited-edition Ford Mustang designed to commemorate a particularly famous Bathurst 1000 victory. In 1977, Allan Moffat and Colin Bond claimed a famous one-two finish at the touring car race onboard Ford’s XC Falcon. Forty years on, local racing fans will be able to purchase a tricked-out Mustang with a nearly identical livery and a selection of other modifications
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Punting on beer and chicken wings: The best bets to join the driverless-car race

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Punting on beer and chicken wings: The best bets to join the driverless-car race

- When analysts at Morgan Stanley were trying to handicap the driverless car race, their thoughts kept turning to chicken wings. And the Disney film "Frozen." And beer. Strange? Actually, it makes a certain kind of sense. The analysts concluded that it's a fool's errand to try to call at this point which tech outfits or automakers are on the road to building the best, most profitable autonomous models
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Volvo cars joins electric race with plan for five battery models

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Volvo cars joins electric race with plan for five battery models

- Volvo Car Group will cease producing petrol-only vehicles from 2019 as the manufacturer seeks to woo customers to battery-powered models with longer driving ranges and more attractive designs. The company announced on Wednesday it would also offer hybrid options across its product line, marking "the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine." The automaker will also offer a range of five electric cars by the start of the next decade and will introduce the vehicles between 2019 and 2021
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Kangaroos Confuse Volvo’s Self-Driving Cars

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Kangaroos Confuse Volvo’s Self-Driving Cars

- “Australia, we have a problem”: Volvo’s autonomous prototypes can’t seem to detect kangaroos because of their hopping messing with their systems. So far, the company’s “Large Animal Detection System” can detect and avoid deer, elk and caribou but the company’s early tests in Australia revealed the system’s weakness when it comes to do the same with kangaroos and their unique way of moving from one place to another
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Australian Biker Shows How Not To Turn Your Motorcycle Around

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Australian Biker Shows How Not To Turn Your Motorcycle Around

- Showing off has a tendency to bring on bad karma, and one motorcycle driver in Australia has learnt that all too well. According to AOL, the incident took place at a car wash in Jimboomba on Monday night. As you can see in the footage, the motorcycle rider was attempting to turn his bike around by accelerating on the slippery surface
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Driverless cars: Kangaroos throwing off animal detection software

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Driverless cars: Kangaroos throwing off animal detection software

- Driverless car makers are discovering a unique problem as they begin to test the vehicles in Australia. It turns out the unusual way that kangaroos move completely throws off the car's animal detection system. "We've noticed with the kangaroo being in mid-flight ... when it's in the air it actually looks like it's further away, then it lands and it looks closer," Volvo Australia's technical manager David Pickett said
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New Subaru WRX Still Two And A Half Years Out

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New Subaru WRX Still Two And A Half Years Out

- Subaru introduced the Impreza a little over a year ago but fans hoping to see a new WRX are in for a bit of a wait. In an interview with Motoring, Subaru Australia Managing Director Colin Christie confirmed the next-generation model is still two and half to three years away. That's a pretty long wait and it could suggest the WRX and WRX STI will be introduced after the company gives the Impreza a facelift
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Dangerous driving becomes the norm in India, home of the world's most deadly roads

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Dangerous driving becomes the norm in India, home of the world's most deadly roads

- It is India's highway to hellish behaviour. Key points: One person dies on India's crowded and largely unregulated roads every four minutes More Indians have died in road accidents than in all the wars the country has fought With 11 million cars, Delhi is also one of the most polluted cities in the world Last month, a 32-year-old business executive was killed while crossing the road in North Delhi's posh Civil Lines area, after being hit by a speeding car allegedly driven by a drunken teenager
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  • Carsales prepares for a brave new world of car ownership
    Carsales prepares for a brave new world of car ownership

    , smh.com.au

    Australia's largest online car sales business says it is prepared for significant changes in the way people buy and use vehicles, as the rise of autonomous and self-driving cars threatens to upend the industry. "The only certainty is that change is coming," Carsales chief executive Cameron McIntyre said after handing down the company's full-year results on Wednesday. Rapid development in autonomous driving technology, and the popularity of car-share and ride-share services, have led some to predict private car ownership will dwindle in the near future, eventually being replaced with fleets of shared, driverless vehicles
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Manufacturers

  • Japan's Mazda CX-8 May Be Exported To Australia
    Japan's Mazda CX-8 May Be Exported To Australia

    , carscoops.com

    There’s a strong possibility that Mazda’s upcoming CX-8 crossover won’t just be sold in Japan as originally expected, it could also make its way to Australia. As its name implies, the CX-8 slots between the CX-7 and CX-9 and was shaping up to be the second Asia-exclusive Mazda SUV after the compact CX-4. However, Wheels Australia has learnt that it could be added to the company’s extremely popular range Down Under
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Cars

  • Australian Ford 'misled customers on faults'
    Australian Ford 'misled customers on faults'

    , stuff.co.nz

    Car maker Ford's Australian business is facing legal action from the consumer watchdog over allegations it misled customers who bought faulty cars and blamed their driving for problems despite being aware of "systemic issues" in the vehicles. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has begun court action against Ford Motor Company of Australia over its handling of customers who had problems with Ford Focus, Fiesta and EcoSport vehicles with a PowerShift transmission bought between 2011 and 2016
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Driving

  • Driverless cars 'to save thousands of lives' as trial set for NSW
    Driverless cars 'to save thousands of lives' as trial set for NSW

    , abc.net.au

    Once a thing of science fiction, the road is being paved for driverless cars to come to New South Wales. A two-year trial at Sydney Olympic Park will use an automated vehicle that resembles a small shuttle. The vehicle will only travel about 10 kilometres per hour, despite its ability to go up to 50, and the first phase of the trial will be along a closed-off road in the park
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Fuel

  • UK to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars from 2040 in pollution crackdown, reports say
    UK to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars from 2040 in pollution crackdown, reports say

    , abc.net.au

    Britain's Government is set to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040, when all vehicles must be fully electric as part of a plan to clean up air pollution, reports say. The move follows a similar announcement earlier this month by the French Government. No-one was immediately available for comment at Britain's Environment Ministry which was due to make the announcement, according to the newspaper reports
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Drivers

  • Worst spots revealed for speeding drivers in Brisbane
    Worst spots revealed for speeding drivers in Brisbane

    , smh.com.au

    The latest Brisbane City Council speed data has revealed motorists are driving at excessive speeds with some pushing the speed limit by more than 70 per cent. The council's $5 million portable speed warning signs programs was introduced November, 2013 and is designed to register a driver's speed and issue them with a visual warning to slow down if they are exceeding the limit
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Petrol

  • Canberra's petrol prices on the way down for Easter long weekend: NRMA
    Canberra's petrol prices on the way down for Easter long weekend: NRMA

    , smh.com.au

    Canberra's petrol prices are on the way down and should not backflip in the lead up to Easter, according to the NRMA. While consumers may be concerned about the potential for price gouging as they fill up in time for the holidays, Kate Lundy from NRMA ACT said she would keep a close eye on bowsers. "We have been seeing a slow decline in petrol prices in the ACT and there shouldn't be a change in that pattern over the next week," Ms Lundy said
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Roads

  • Australia's Electric Super Highway to power EVs along 1,000 miles of coastline
    Australia's Electric Super Highway to power EVs along 1,000 miles of coastline

    , gizmag.com

    Motorists traveling in electric vehicles along the Queensland coast in Australia's north will soon be able to keep their rides topped up for free, thanks to a new Electric Super Highway. Announced on Thursday, the roadway will be free to use initially, as the state government tries to encourage a shift to greener transport. The Electric Super Highway will be the world's longest in a single state, according to the Queensland Government
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