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Carmakers' automated dilemma: How to keep drivers from feeling like robots
Carmakers' automated dilemma: How to keep drivers from feeling like robots

Early versions of automated cars are already rolling into showrooms, whether buyers are ready or not.

Peter Bromhead: Panda express

Peter Bromhead takes delivery of a Fiat Panda and puts it to its paces on the Parnell circuit.

Tesla delivers quarterly record of 10,045 electric cars

Tesla Motors delivered a quarterly record of 10,045 cars in the first quarter, beating Wall Street's expectations.

Tesla unveils 'home battery'

Electric car pioneer Tesla Motors has unveiled a "home battery" that founder Elon Musk says will help change the "entire…

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Thirteen crashes in three hours in Waikato
Thirteen crashes in three hours in Waikato

Police are concerned after a rash of road crashes today, including many cases of cars skidding off roads. There were 13…

HondaJet selling for $6m
HondaJet selling for $6m

Honda, known for making motorcycles and cars, is showing its new sleek business jet in Japan for the first time, billing…

High-end boy racers drive pensioners spare
High-end boy racers drive pensioners spare

A spectacular weekend crash involving a Lamborghini and a Ferrari has thrown a spotlight on the boy racers in the heart…

Victoria Carter: City needs to think outside the square
Victoria Carter: City needs to think outside the square

How many good ideas has Auckland lost because of council's lack of enthusiasm?

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New cars all electric by 2030
New cars all electric by 2030

What people want from transport is to get from A to B as quickly, safely and cheaply as possible.

Former Audi exec plans to spend $12b reviving Cadillac

Johan de Nysschen was plenty skeptical when General Motors asked him to run Cadillac. De Nysschen helped make Audi a real…

Volvo plans $500m new US factory

Volvo Car Group plans to invest about $500 million to build its first auto factory in the U.S. in a bid to revive sales…

Mitsubishi Outlander facelift teased before NY reveal

The facelifted Mitsubishi Outlander has been teased via a set of officially sanctioned photos of the SUV's front and rear…

Your next Bentley, precisely your way
Your next Bentley, precisely your way

First tested in New York's Meat Packing District in May last year, Bentley chose last week's Melbourne…

New Ford Ranger revealed in Bangkok

Ford has revealed the new Ranger at a global launch in Thailand, with the segment-winning ute on sale in New Zealand later…

Auckland a breeze after traffic in US

2Degrees CEO Stewart Sherriff knows what he likes in a phone ... Here he tells us what he likes in cars.

The best shooting brakes ever

We suspect the sole reason is that it sounds cool, but it does raise the question: what exactly is a shooting brake and…

Looking for a balance of safety and driveability

Kathy has, since she started working full-time, always used public transport to get to work in the inner city. "But I…

The Good Oil: A kitset full of fun + more
The Good Oil: A kitset full of fun + more

The emergence of crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter has seen some truly wonderful creations come to…

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