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BMW launches first augmented reality dealerships

BMW customers will be able to view the luxury carmaker’s hybrid and electric BMWi cars with augmented reality technology in a world first for car dealerships from Thursday, the manufacturer said. Using a smartphone, potential buyers can view and interact with a virtual car as if it were standing in …

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Ford Kuga’s fiery temperament

Owners of Ford Kuga vehicles across South Africa are growing concerned about their vehicles spontaneously catching fire. One person has died so far, amid numerous reports of the mid-size SUV erupting in flames. It has been estimated that as many as 40 Ford Kugas have gone up in smoke so …

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VW Golf R facelift brings additional power to the table

The Golf R is receiving the improvements introduced with the other Golf variants. After unveiling the facelifted Volkswagen Golf a few weekends ago, the German company has now announced official details about the facelifted Golf R set to hit our shores presumably in 2017. Starting with the range-topping Golf R, …

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Mercedes-Benz G-Class celebrates 20,000 sales

The twenty thousandth Mercedes-Benz G-Class has left the Magna Steyr production line in Graz, Austria – a white Mercedes-AMG G63 (combined fuel consumption 13.8 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions 322 g/km). It is the first time that this volume has been achieved in one year. The G-Class that set up …

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Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions

Apple has revealed it is investing heavily in autonomous vehicles in a letter asking the government to make it easier to develop self-driving cars. The company is “excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation,” Apple said in a November 22 letter to the National Highway …

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Volkswagen will no longer offer diesel vehicles in US

Volkswagen will no longer offer diesel vehicles in the United States, its global brand chief said on Tuesday, ending speculation the company might return to the technology after its emissions scandal fades from memory. The comments by Volkswagen brand Chief Executive Herbert Diess, first reported by European business daily Handelsblatt …

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Audi software can distort emissions in tests: VW

Audi cars with automatic transmissions have technology capable of distorting emissions when they are tested, Volkswagen said, as its luxury flagship is battling allegations over a reported discovery of a new cheat software device. Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper said a week ago that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) …

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