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Tyres of the future

They will be smart and communicate A recent article in Autocar noted how tyre manufacturers sometimes come up with wacky-sounding concepts. But, it said, one idea consistently touted has been the value of smart tyres that can communicate their condition and wear status. It described a Smart Tire; with treads …

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Why are BMWs catching fire?

BMWs are catching mysterious fires in the U.S. and owners have filed more than 90 complaints about the issue to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. But the government watchdog for automotive safety does not have an active investigation into possible causes. “These BMWs have [had] these fire problems for …

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MOTORING: Subaru’s X-Mode

What’s it and how does it work? Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | It reads like it might be a gimmick but XMode is anything but…Here we explain what X-Mode is and how it works. Subaru’s symmetrical all-wheel drive already makes its vehicles the most capable in their segments across rough or …

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Ford, VW planning auto partnership announcement: source

New York, United States | AFP | Ford and Volkswagen are preparing to announce a strategic partnership, including in areas such as self-driving and electric autos, a person with knowledge of the matter told AFP on Wednesday. The announcement could come Tuesday during this year’s Detroit auto show, the person …

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