The AutoTrader Car of the Year Awards is approaching, and with that George gets excited about a certain Volvo. VW to give drivers what they actually want with technology, Ford to eliminate the new car smell for Chinese customers, the self-driving arm of Google has been given the go ahead for their cars to be tested without a human in the car at all, and Mercedes’ triumph in F1.

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This week we look at the 20 semi-finalists for the AutoTrader SA Car of the Year competition. We also investigate the new drunk driving proposed law change, and look at Cape Town’s aim to roll out a 24-hour traffic monitoring plan. Plus some vehicle reviews and tech news to round off the show. Powered by AutoTrader.

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The semi-finalists of the AutoTrader Car of the Year Awards have come forward from the voting phase, with SUVs dominating. Jaguar / Land Rover are looking to fight motion sickness, the next Tesla could be more dog friendly, and new drunk driving jail legislation may once and for all deter people from doing it.

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The response to the AutoTrader Car of the Year Awards has been very impressive in the early stages. The petrol price is set to drop on lower oil prices, VW is looking to bring out a baby Amarok, Kia to harness solar power, and a new safety kit for Uber drivers to be implemented.

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The team discuss all the vehicles in the running for the 2019 AutoTrader Car of the Year competition. What are the measures that need to be taken to sort out the road carnage in SA? Plus they review the Mercedes-Benz A 200, and chat tech. Powered by AutoTrader.

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The Car Of The Year Awards are getting closer, with George Mienie letting you know how you can get involved in the voting. New headlights with 30,000 light points that can talk to you, the flying car dream gets a big boost in China, the driver’s licence application is evolving in SA, and some F1 and Tesla news. Powered by AutoTrader.

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The jury for the South African Car of the Year Awards is coming together, and the nominees for this pinnacle in local motoring shall soon be revealed. A car absolutely covered in hair, the 10 biggest complaints of car passengers, and the US Grand Prix where Hamilton could wrap up the world championships. Powered by AutoTrader.

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A taxi driver was arrested for driving into oncoming traffic. Ford roll out the first Ranger Raptor, an F1 update, and the RAF is slowly running out of funds. We also review the new Haval H9, and in tech we look at the new electric Vespa and a system designed to give you warnings when emergency vehicles are on the road. Powered by AutoTrader.

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BMW has resisted the urge to make a pick-up truck, despite requests from the Australian market. British motorists are surveyed on how much they curse behind the wheel, the most fuel efficient cars and hybrids to consider around the mounting petrol price, and Dave Levinsohn asking strange questions around caravans. Powered by AutoTrader.

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In this week’s instalment, George Mienie tells us about the new BMW 340i – and why he doesn’t need one, tries to explain to non-F1 fans why people felt sorry for Bottas, and promises to give us a list of fuel-efficient cars so we can all downgrade with the petrol price going up. Why playing ‘safer’ music in your car can prevent accidents, and Elon Musk’s legal battles continue. Powered by AutoTrader.

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