News: Scepticism about autonomous cars

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Are you ready for driverless cars?

A new study by professional engineering organisation IEEE suggests two thirds of people aren’t ready to give up control of the wheel.

Despite some people’s hesitation, companies like Uber are testing driverless car technology in the US city of Pittsburg. Continue reading “Scepticism about autonomous cars” »

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News: Poetry and voices of children urge drivers to check their speed over summer

policeThe voices of children and the power of poetry are combining in a bid to get people to slow down on the roads this summer.

Police, in conjunction with ACC and other road safety partners, announced a national Holiday Haiku competition based on the road safety message “check your speed”.

“Anyone who has driven with children in the car knows how much weight their voices can have in getting you to slow down,” assistant commissioner road policing, Dave Cliff says. Continue reading “Poetry and voices of children urge drivers to check their speed over summer” »

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News: Triton expands for 2017

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The Mitsubishi Triton range has grown from 11 to 14 models for 2017.

The changes include more automatic and high-specification options to meet customer demand.

Single cab models are now automatic, while new club cab chassis automatic and manual club cab models have been added. Continue reading “Triton expands for 2017” »

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News: Study shows drivers not in a hurry to update policies

thumbnail_image001-1A new study by insurance giant IAG has revealed most Kiwis aren’t in a hurry to let their insurers know about traffic convictions.

About 20% of drivers would confess to being given a speeding fine or other charges before their policy comes up for renewal, the IAG Safety Insights Monitor shows.

That rises to 33% of drivers who would actively update their policies if they made modifications to a vehicle. Continue reading “Study shows drivers not in a hurry to update policies” »

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News: McLaren offers internship to Auckland student

thumbnail_image001UK supercar maker McLaren Automotive has offered its first international internship to a student who bears the company’s famous last name.

University of Auckland mechatronics engineering student Andrew McLaren, who is no relation to the company’s founders, will spend nine weeks at the McLaren Technology Centre in England.

There he will work alongside the company’s research and development engineers at the site where the cars that helped make the McLaren name in Formula 1 are produced. Continue reading “McLaren offers internship to Auckland student” »

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News: Mercedes-Benz E-Class wins top award

thumbnail_image001-2The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been named the National Business Review’s Supreme Car of the Year.

Its advanced use of technology, while maintaining a sense of grandeur saw it claim the prize.

The Jaguar F-Pace claimed the Luxury Car of the Year, while the Lexus GS F picked up Sports Car of the Year. Continue reading “Mercedes-Benz E-Class wins top award” »

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News: McLarens hit the road

thumbnail_image001McLarens worth a combined total of more than $40 million hit the road for a tour that will take them through some of New Zealand’s most spectacular countryside.

The Epic NZ tour, organised by McLaren, will see drivers from countries like Canada, Hong and Japan travel from Auckland all the way to Queenstown.

“They get to see New Zealand, and they get to see what a wonderful country this is,” McLaren chief executive Mike Flewitt told Fairfax Media. Continue reading “McLarens hit the road” »

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News: Ultimate accolade for Bayswater Hyundai

hyundai-press-release-ultimate-accolade-for-bayswater-hyundai-24112016-1Bayswater Hyundai Napier/Hastings is officially the best of the best in Asia-Pacific.

It has been named the Hyundai Motor Company’s top dealership in the entire region.

The awards, held in Sydney last week, put the dealership up against finalists from the Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Singapore and Malaysia. Continue reading “Ultimate accolade for Bayswater Hyundai” »

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