Uber admits problems with self driving car’s ability to deal with bike lanes 0

Car ride company Uber has revealed there is a “problem” with its autonomous vehicles’ ability to cross bike lanes, raising safety concerns for cyclists. This revelation comes days after the company announced it intended to defy Californian regulators ban on self driving vehicles. A spokesman for the company announced on Monday that its engineers were(…)

Fuel efficiency figures fail real-world tests 0

The claims made by car makers regarding their EU sold vehicles’ fuel consumption are becoming increasingly misleading says a leading environmental group, this is leading to a growing gap between performance on the road and in official tests. The report released by Transport & Environment revealed that in real-world conditions, cars sold in the EU(…)

F1 champ Rosberg takes his title winning Mercedes for one last drive 0

Those who thought they’d never see reigning F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg, behind the wheel of his title winning Mercedes again, have been given an early Christmas present. Following his sensational maiden title triumph, the 31-year-old shocked the world of motorsport by announcing his retirement just five days later. But the German driver could not(…)

Diesel sales plummet as electric cars shine 0

Diesel is set to “almost disappear” from the international car market over the course of the next decade as it faces a “perfect storm” from the competition posed by more affordable electric cars and tougher legislation imposed by regulators, a UBS report has predicted. The once competitive price advantage diesel enjoyed by diesel vehicles for(…)

Driving tips for the Christmas holidays 0

For the majority of us, the chances of a white Christmas are negligible. But even so, this time of year does throw up plenty of challenging driving conditions so it’s not a bad idea to be prepared for the worst the heavens can throw at you, even if it not necessarily likely to be snow.(…)

A third of motorists lie to get cheaper car insurance 0

At Servicing Stop, we’re always keeping our eye on interesting developments from the motoring world, and a new survey we’ve commissioned has revealed some truly staggering results. For the survey*, we asked over a thousand motorists questions relating to car maintenance and running costs. The answers we received turned out to be extremely interesting; and(…)

Maserati planning to pause sports car production 0

Maserati is doing the unthinkable: It’s planning to halt production of its sports cars. With the company’s emphasis switching to four-door saloons and crossovers, iconic models such as the GranTurismo and GranCabrio are set to be put out to pasture for a few years, with production at the Viale Ciro Menotti headquarters in north Italy(…)

European Car of the Year 2017: Shortlist revealed 0

The results are in! The final shortlist for European Car of the Year 2017 has been released. The coveted motoring prize, with a jury panel featuring some of the most prominent motoring journalists from across the continent, will be awarded to one of seven contenders that have impressed over the past twelve months. The seven(…)

Drivers leaving cars to defrost are breaking law warn police 0

Police have warned that drivers who stay in their warm houses whilst their cars sit with the engines running defrosting on the driveway, are breaking the law, police have warned. It is an offense for drivers to leave their vehicles unattended with the engine running. This will come as unwelcome news to motorists as Britain(…)

Jeremy Clarkson launches motoring social media app 0

Earlier this year Jeremy Clarkson and his The Grand Tour co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May released plans for an ambitious new social media app aimed at petrolheads the world over. The app has now finally been released. ‘Drivetribe’ – as it’s called – is a sort of website/app/social media platform, went live on November(…)