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(…)

A cool drive: the Lexus NX with wheels made of ice 0

Feeling a bit chilly? Then you don’t want to get behind the wheel of the Lexus NX, which has been given a frozen gift for Christmas… Yes, those are wheels made of ice supporting a giant car. Our first thought was who comes up with these ideas?! But, even with the ‘because we can’ attitude(…)

Want to own Top Gear’s ‘reasonably priced’ Vauxhall Astra? 0

Don’t know what to get a huge Top Gear fan for Christmas? How about Top Gear’s celebrity-driven “reasonably priced car”? That’s right, you could own a piece of Top Gear history (but only if you’ve got quite a bit of spare cash lying around). BBC’s Top Gear is selling their 2013 Vauxhall Astra on eBay, with(…)

Petrol prices fall under £1 in run-up to Christmas 0

Driving home for Christmas? Take advantage of the lowest petrol prices in years! For the first time in six years, the price of petrol has fallen under £1 per litre. Last week, supermarkets like Asda and Morrisons began cutting their fuel prices and more, Tesco and Sainsburys, quickly followed suit. The AA has also said(…)

Google “perplexed” by California’s driverless car ruling 0

Google aren’t pleased with the proposed California ruling regarding autonomous vehicles. The tech-company says the proposal to have someone at the wheel of the driverless car is “perplexing”. Chris Urmson, head of Google’s self-drive division, wrote in a blog post last Thursday: “This maintains the same old status quo and falls short on allowing this technology(…)