Take a trip through the CarAdvice archives…
People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews.
Here’s a look at what happened on the week of May 22 in years past.
22 May 2016: Uber reveals autonomous Ford Mondeo prototype
It’s now been two years since ride-sharing giant, Uber, revealed one of its first driverless development vehicles.
Based on the US-market Ford Fusion hybrid – known here as the Mondeo – the Uber prototype was tasked with testing its self-driving capabilities and collecting map data.
Today, we’ve seen the company run into a couple of hiccups with its driverless vehicle testing – notably a fatal collision with a pedestrian while the vehicle was in autonomous mode.
Read the original story here
22 May 2013: Holden VF Commodore scores five-star ANCAP safety rating
It may no longer be on the market, and local manufacturing a distant memory, but this day five years ago saw the final Australian-built Holden Commodore nab a five-star safety rating from ANCAP.
With a score of 35.06 points out of 37, the Commodore managed full marks in all tests bar the frontal offset crash test – where it scored 14.06 out of 16.
The five-star rating applied to all versions of the VF Commodore sedan, Sportwagon and ute, along with the long-wheelbase WN Caprice.
Want all the details? Read more here
21 May 2010: GM reveals one-off Corvette Z06 for 50th anniversary at Le Mans
General Motors (GM) decided to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Corvette’s Le Mans debut with a special one-off example of the ‘C6’ Corvette Z06 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans at Laguna Seca.
It was more a sticker package than anything else, but the blue-on-white livery was certainly eye-catching, and was a send-off to the then Corvette racing team competing at the 2010 event.
What do you think of the design? Read the original article here
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