Modern cars still can’t drive themselves

Mark Schneider | 30/08/2018 9:32:06 AM

If you’ve been awaiting the arrival of the first totally autonomous car then the latest news from America is bound to disappoint you. It seems you’ll need to be taking care, paying attention to the road and actually doing the driving for some time yet. America’s Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently tested five new vehicles with the latest semi-autonomous safety features and the results showed that car makers still have some way to go. The vehicles, the ...

Americans can't get enough of their big utes

Mark Schneider | 24/03/2016 9:07:14 AM

Everything’s big in America – especially those utes. One of the myths about the collapse of the American auto industry in the global financial crisis is that it was largely brought about by manufacturers sticking to huge gas-guzzling dinosaurs that no one wanted. The sales figures for 2015 should go a long way to dispelling that idea. The top three places are filled by the Ford F-Series, the Chevrolet Silverado and Dodge’s Ram 1500-3500. They’re all crew-cab utes (or p...

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