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  • Review: 2013 Toyota 86

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  • Auto customs should be a reality, Ford Mustang customizer teases

    Vehicles are incredibly personal items, but just like your mobile phone, they come from production lines. Phone customisations are done at the software level, with lock screens, sound schemes and app selection all being unique to its owner. While auto manufacturers are increasingly standardising platforms for mass production and...
  • The safest car in America is the Tesla Model S

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in America has awarded the all-electric, Tesla Model S a 5-star safety rating, not just overall, but in every subcategory without exception. That’s quite the accolade, particularly when some have concerns about the safety of batteries in a crash. Of all vehicles...
  • Exclusive: Ford to increase SDK release cadence

    Ford’s in-car platform SYNC is open to developers (strangely only Android and iOS) to write applications that integrate with the car. It wasn’t too long ago that developers needed a TDK (Technology Development Kit) a hardware box that emulated the vehicle systems. Earlier this year Ford created an AppLink...
  • Confirmed: Ford will launch AppLink 2.0 in Australia early 2014

    This week Ford held a ‘GoFurther’ event at Fox Studios in Sydney to make some substantial announcements. One such announcement was the confirmation that AppLink 2.0 will arrive early next year when the 2014 Ford Mondeo. Earlier this year at Computex, Ford made the announcement about AppLink 2.0 but couldn’t confirm...
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    General Motors in the United States has announced pricing for the 2014 version of the Chevy Volt. It’s list price is just $34,995, a significant decrease from the existing model. In the US federal and state tax credits could see US drivers pay just $27,495 the EV. So what...
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