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  • Budget 2011: $61m for smart roads

    Budget 2011: $61m for smart roads

    The Federal Government is set to provide $61.4 million to state governments over the next three years to fund smart road infrastructure aimed at cutting travel time and greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Jaguar C-X75 confirmed for production

    Jaguar C-X75 confirmed for production

    Over the weekend Jaguar confirmed that it will transform its stunning C-X75 concept car into production reality. The shape will supposedly stay true to form, but sadly the show car's micro-turbines won't make the cut.

  • Volvo's Lotta Jakobsson talks about child safety in cars

    Volvo's Lotta Jakobsson talks about child safety in cars

    In the second part of our interview, Volvo's Lotta Jakobsson talks about child safety in cars and how, in some ways, Australia is lagging behind the rest of the world. 1

  • Volvo's Lotta Jakobsson talks car safety

    Volvo's Lotta Jakobsson talks car safety

    Lotta Jakobsson from Volvo Cars talks to CNET Australia about car safety, its future and how the company developed its drowsiness warning system.

  • Melbourne sensors to catch long parkers

    Melbourne sensors to catch long parkers

    Councillors from the City of Melbourne have formally approved a multi-million dollar project to install sensors into the ground to keep track of when cars move in and out of parking bays, as well as number plate recognition to better police parking in regional areas. 2

  • Electric Nissan Leaf goes racing

    Electric Nissan Leaf goes racing

    Looking to breathe a bit of excitement into its electric vehicle efforts, Nissan will be putting its Leaf of the racetrack, if only in name alone.

  • Audi Duo: wood body, two wheels only

    Audi Duo: wood body, two wheels only

    The latest models from Audi feature two wheels instead of four and wood frames. And no, this isn't an April Fool's joke. 1

  • Tesla sues Top Gear for falsifying review

    Tesla sues Top Gear for falsifying review

    Tesla filed suit against Top Gear for libel and malicious falsehood. In the Top Gear episode containing the review, Jeremy Clarkson claimed that the Roadster, as tested on the track, had a range of only 90km. 3

  • Pit lane tech talk with Rubens Barrichello

    Pit lane tech talk with Rubens Barrichello

    After 19 seasons in Formula One racing, Brazilian driver Rubens Barrichello has seen technology change the sport he loves. From advanced simulators to video games, Barrichello opened up on how he feels about driving in the 21st century to ZDNet Australia.

  • Use a Kinect to explore the FJ Cruiser

    Use a Kinect to explore the FJ Cruiser

    Checking out the FJ Cruiser at your Toyota local dealership may tell plenty about the car, but it's hard to imagine what it would look like in the real world and you certainly won't be able to check out all of its components. 2

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