New car registrations keep on accelerating in 2016 0

No signs of stalling here – car registrations in January 2016 keep on speeding up following a solid 2015. Not only was January 2016 capable of maintaining 2015’s high volume of new car registrations, it was the best January for new car sales in eleven years, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders(…)

SUVs come out on top for the first time in Europe 0

4×4 adds up to 100 for Europeans as car sales reveal that SUVs are now Europe’s best selling type of car. SUVs have been getting more and more popular for some time, but official numbers have shown that SUV registrations totalled 3.2 million in 2015, a rise of 24% from the year before, according to(…)

UK named whiplash capital of the world 0

Got a crick in your neck? You’re probably not alone. Whiplash claims in the UK are the highest in the world. A new study has found that over 80 percent of claims made in the UK seek compensation for whiplash related injuries, far higher than the European average. The study, by insurance company LV=, found(…)

Back to the Future comes back to the present 0

Great Scott! You can soon buy a Delorean. An actual Delorean. (Time travel not included) Children and teenagers of the 80s, your Christmas list doesn’t look so crazy now – a change in US legislation affecting small scale car manufacturing means that the Delorean Motor Company (DMC) will leap back in to the market, reporting(…)

Over a century on wheels : Happy birthday cars 0

130 years old today… and you have only got better with age. The little patent that could, the Benz Patent Motorwagen, celebrates its 130th year today. This patent is credited as the father of the automobile industry, the granddaddy of all cars, as it was the first vehicle powered by a small internal combustion engine.(…)

EU to reform emissions testing following further scandal 0

“Before you start pointing your fingers, make sure your hands are clean” – Bob Marley. A quotation Volkswagen might want to start sharing with some of their rivals amidst new emission scandal news. Independent consumer company Which? have shockingly discovered that over 95% of diesel cars and 10% of petrol cars pump out more nitrous(…)

The government really want you to start driving an electric car 0

With new benefits revealed for drivers choosing to go electric, now is as good a time as any to see the petrol pump get ditched and the plugs get switched. The government has promised to invest £40 million into an incentive aimed at encouraging more people to embrace electric cars. Eight areas around the UK,(…)

Disney reveals VertiGo: a robotic car that can climb walls 0

Happy New Year! And what better way to start off 2016 than with a robot?! Yes, that is indeed a robot climbing a wall. The little guy is named VertiGo and he is the latest in Disney technology. The VertiGo robot is the brainchild of Paul Beardsley from Disney Research and Michael Bischoff at ETH(…)

Google set to take on Uber with new Alphabet company 0

Google plans to move its autonomous driving unit into a separate firm under the new Alphabet umbrella, allowing for the research and development of driverless cars to continue with full focus. The change is expected to take place next year, with reports suggesting one of the biggest priorities will be to develop a ride-for-hire service,(…)

Planning to drive this Christmas? Prepare to crawl… 0

Driving home for the holidays? Drivers have been warned to expect congestion and delays. According to the RAC, this Christmas is set to be much busier on the roads than last year. Around 3.5 million drivers are expected to travel at least 20 miles over today and Boxing Day and a huge 31 million journeys(…)