Ford's Adding Another Self-Driving Feature To Its Cars Next Year

There’s a lot of debate over when — and whether — self-driving cars will hit the road. Elon Musk says six years. Volvo says three. However, some of the features of self-driving cars are already in action. And with Ford’s announcement that its sedans will sport pedestrian detection technology starting next year, there are about to be a lot more cars sporting autonomous tech.


Red Bull Racing Recreates The Holden Sandman

An Aussie icon has been re-imagined. As part of the hype around the V8 Supercars’ upcoming Gold Coast 600, Red Bull Racing Australia has engineered a one-off, 21st century re-imagining of the Holden Sandman, and if you’re at the race this weekend you’ll see it taking a sprint or two around the track.


Tesla Is Hunting For Aussie Engineering Talent

Want to work at making the world a cleaner and more environmentally friendly place? Tesla Motors wants you. The all-electric, battery-powered car brand is holding an open house for engineers in Melbourne next week, and successful applicants could be transplanted to sunny California to help design and build amazing new vehicles.


Tesla Motors' Sydney Service Centre Location Revealed

Are you one of the lucky few with a pending pre-order for an all-electric Tesla Motors Model S sedan? If you’re in Sydney, the Californian tech company has a new Mecca on the north shore for your car-buying pilgrimage. Here’s where you’ll be heading to pick up your shiny new Tesla Model S.


New Tron-Like Smart Highway Has Lines That Glow In The Dark

The first stage of Smart Highways — a project created by Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde and Hejmans Infrastructure — is finally completed and looks amazing. Located at N329 in Oss, Netherlands, this futuristic road has lines that glow in the night and charge during the day. Increasing driver’s visibility and safety.


McLaren's P1 GTR Has To Be The Craziest Hybrid Ever

735 kilowatts. A stripped out interior with swathes of carbon fibre. A F1-derived high speed Drag Reduction System on the rear wing. If you thought the road-going McLaren P1 was already insanely powerful and quick, the track-only, racing-focused P1 GTR is going to blow your mind.


Top Gear Spotted In Australia's Top End

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Looks like the next season of Top Gear will feature the grumpiest men in motoring visiting Australia’s Northern Territory for an epic Down Under road trip.


'Flying Car' Crash Leaves Two Injured

Two people were injured after a Maverick brand “flying car” crashed today in Marion County, Florida. Both reportedly escaped with minor injuries. The Maverick has been involved in at least two other crashes during testing, one in 2012 and another in 2013.


What Do Self-Driving Cars Mean For Personal Privacy And Data Security?

Autonomous vehicles, or self-driving cars, are likely to be seen more widely on roads in 2015. Already, legislation authorising the use of autonomous vehicles has been introduced in the US states of Nevada, Florida, California and Michigan, with similar legislation being planned for the UK.

To date, these laws have focused on legalising the use of autonomous vehicles and dealing, to an extent, with some of the complex issues relating to liability for accidents. But as with other emerging disruptive technologies, such as drones and wearables, it is essential that issues relating to user privacy and data security are properly addressed prior to the technologies being generally deployed.


BMW And Audi Are Working On Low-Cost Carbon Fibre

Lightweight carbon fibre in your everyday road-going family sedan could be commonplace in the not-too-distant future, with the news that BMW and Audi are working hard to cut the cost of producing the high-tech material by 90 per cent, bringing it into competition with steel and aluminium for mass-market automotive production.


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