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Chevrolet Aveo NCAP

GM accused of wilful manslaughter with unsafe cars

Leaders in Latin car safety accuse General Motors of neglecting safety in its cars in order to increase profit margins

14 April 2016
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Nissan Leaf

Electric car registrations hit record high in UK

The first three months of 2016 were the best-ever period for electric car sales, while March recorded the single highest monthly sales figures

14 April 2016
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Car hacking: how cyber security is stepping up

In-car technology firm reveals new software to help protect connected cars from attacks by hackers

14 April 2016
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Smart motorways

Government to trial £150 million connected roads project in 2017

Highways England will spend £150 million on improving the UK's road network, including trialling radar and wireless data systems

13 April 2016
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Autocar Awards to celebrate five-star cars and industry innovators

Autocar will be honouring the best that the car industry has to offer at this year’s awards on 24 May at Silverstone

13 April 2016
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JLR

Jaguar Land Rover launches InMotion tech start-up

Car maker establishes independent travel and transport solutions firm; will create apps and on-demand services

12 April 2016
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Tesla Model X

Tesla recalls 2600 Model X vehicles

Issue with locking hinge in third-row seats has led to a recall in America; all replacements due to be fitted within five weeks

12 April 2016
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Mercedes lorry convoy

Daimler trials convoy of connected autonomous lorries

Three autonomous Mercedes-Benz lorries have driven in convoy between Germany and the Netherlands for the European Truck Platooning Challenge

11 April 2016
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Land Rover Defender last ever

Land Rover Defender thefts up by 69% as values rise

Discontinued off-roader is being stolen and exported abroad at an alarming rate; owners encouraged to beef up security

11 April 2016
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Jaguar Racing at Silverstone

Jaguar Land Rover deal to take over Silverstone moves forward

Race circuit’s owner the British Racing Driver’s Club (BRDC) votes to proceed with negotiations with JLR, which wants to make the track its home

8 April 2016
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