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  • Researchers hack car via tyre pressure sensors

    Researchers hack car via tyre pressure sensors

    Researchers from two US universities have successfully crashed a car's electronic control unit (ECU) via its wireless tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).

  • Tour the Swiss Alps in an electric car

    Tour the Swiss Alps in an electric car

    Tourists can now tour the breathtaking Swiss Alps without hurting the environment by hiring a Think electric car that's powered by clean mountain water.

  • Ford exec: internet needs to rev up

    Ford exec: internet needs to rev up

    In an interview with CNET, Ford's K. Venkatesh Prasad talks about how the car is being transformed by, and is itself transforming, the internet.

  • Victorian electric car trial: free cars for 200 households

    Victorian electric car trial: free cars for 200 households

    Almost 200 Victorian households will be invited to take part in the state's first electric car trial as part of a plan to slash the state's greenhouse gas emissions. 4

  • Buy GT5, win a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

    Buy GT5, win a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

    Sony has announced that Gran Turismo 5 will be available in Australia in three flavours from November 2010, with purchasers of the top-of-the-line version in the running to win a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG supercar. 4

  • Chevy Volt gains US$41k price, 8-year battery warranty

    Chevy Volt gains US$41k price, 8-year battery warranty

    Three and a half years after unveiling a concept version of the Chevy Volt range-extended electric car, General Motors is finally answering the question of its price. 3

  • Mini all set to go rallying

    Mini all set to go rallying

    To promote its new Countryman model, Mini announced today it would compete in selected 2011 World Rally Championship (WRC) races in preparation for running the entire 2012 season. 1

  • Vic govt launches 3D drive sim for learners

    Vic govt launches 3D drive sim for learners

    Victorian Premier John Brumby today announced the launch of a 3D online driving simulation as part of a new website designed to assist Victorians undergoing their Learner Permit Test.

  • Internet access coming to a BMW near you

    Internet access coming to a BMW near you

    From August 2010, BMW buyers can specify their new vehicles with in-car internet access. 1

  • What your smartphone says about you

    What your smartphone says about you

    Much like the car you drive, the type of smartphone you carry can certainly say something about you, or at least it may be used by others as a way to try to glean something about you. 17

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