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Electric vehicle winter tyre gains award

The Hakkapeliitta R2 winter tyre from Nokian for the BMW i3 electric vehicle has taken the 2016 tyre technology of the year award for its innovative design. Nokian Tyres has won the “tyre technology of the year 2016” award with …

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Traffic information services built into latest BMW models

BMW has taken the Traffic Information Service from TomTom to build into the Connected Drive package for additional countries. BMW is offering its vehicle owners the latest traffic information services in Russia, New Zealand and Australia from TomTom as part …

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Major car manufacturers to acquire digital mapping specialist

Nokia’s digital mapping specialist division HERE will be acquired by German vehicle manufacturers, Audi, BMW and Daimler to advance autonomous driving capabilities. Audi, BMW and Daimler have agreed with Nokia to acquire its mapping and location services business HERE. The …

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Mitsubishi pick-up gains 5-star ANCAP rating

The latest Triton or L200 from Mitsubishi raises standards for pick-up trucks by receiving 5-star crash test rating from Australian ANCAP. With less than 60% of all new pick-up trucks entering the market having the top 5-star safety rating, this …

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Tyre manufacturer promotes safety at Geneva motor show

The Bridgestone stand at this year’s Geneva motor show features the latest run-flat tyre technology as part of improved road safety. Tyre manufacturer, Bridgestone, is attending the Geneva motor show this year from 5th to 15th March with its complete …

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Three large luxury cars crash tested at IIHS with mixed results

The small overlap crash test at the IIHS lab has resulted in three very different results for Infiniti, BMW and Lincoln models. America’s Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) introduced the small overlap crash test two years ago and involves …

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The connected car vision to be discussed at telematics event

Global car makers to gather in Germany for the Telematics Munich event to discuss their vision of the connected car of the future. So far, three major vehicle manufacturers, BMW, VW and Daimler, have confirmed that they will be attending …

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Connected car study examines protection from cybercriminals

Fragmented approach to vehicle connectivity paves the way for cybercriminals to target connected cars through multiple vectors. A study has been launched by cyber security company Kaspersky Lab in association with Spanish digital media company IAB to examine the vulnerability …

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About Jonathan Newell

Studied Engineering at Loughborough University and now involved in broadcast and technical journalism. Jonathan is based in London and Almaty.
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Winter driving preparations are not just about tyre selection

Finnish drivers are being advised on preparations to take for the winter that go beyond the selection of appropriate tyres. Experts at BMW Finland have provided advice to motorists in the country on how to prepare for harsh winter motoring, …

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BMW introduces infrared animal and pedestrian detection system

Night Vision system involves infrared camera for detection of animals and pedestrians on dark roads out of the visible range of the vehicle headlights. The existing Night Vision system from BMW will have its functionality enhanced for production vehicles from …

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