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UK roads not suitable for autonomous cars say experts 0

Experts from the fleet and technology industries have labelled the roads of the UK ‘unfit’ for autonomous cars in their current state. Poor road surfaces, highway furniture and the regularity of roadworks have been cited as the main current antagonists to wide-scale adoption. The CEO of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, Gerry Kearney,(…)

New rules needed for dash cams says AA 0

The AA has stated that new legislation needs to be introduced regarding the use of vehicle dashcams. Drivers who regularly share their dashcam footage could be accused of voyeurism, the motoring organisation believes. The AA feels that the posting of dashcam footage on social media can be insensitive and many doing so do not fully(…)

Are Brits in favour of new motoring legislation? 0

In just three months, a string of new motoring regulations have been introduced landing drivers with tougher penalties and heftier fines; but despite the changes, motorists appear to be backing the government’s decision. In March, a Fixed Penalty Unit was introduced for mobile phone users which means guilty socialites must pay a hefty £200 fine(…)

Nissan anti-collision feature has inauspicious beginnings 0

On paper, the new collision avoidance feature Nissan are incorporating into newer models is a great, innovative idea. It’s important you turn it on though… In a video currently circulating widely throughout social media, a woman can be seen demonstrating the technology at a demonstration in China by standing in front of the vehicle, while(…)

Peugeot begin autonomous car testing 0

The organisation that owns Peugeot, Citroen and more recently Vauxhall and Opel – the PSA Group – has announced a partnership with robotics start-up, nuTonomy, and plans to begin testing its self-driving cars in Singapore. The start-up company, which piped transportation network company, Uber, by launching the first public testing of a robot taxi service,(…)

Toyota 1972 Crown gets new leash of life 0

It’s safe to assume that most people in the UK won’t be familiar with the Toyota Crown 2600 De Luxe. So, allow us to introduce you to the longest running model in the Toyota family. This particular 1972 Toyota Crown 2600 De Luxe is an extremely rare sight on British roads, showrooms or museums. Japan(…)

Renault have worked out how to charge an electric car on the move 0

The principal bugbear of electric vehicles (that we’re aware of so far) is the inescapable fact that they take time to charge. There’s no getting away from it, purchasing an electric car means the days of just popping down the petrol station for a quick top up, look like they may be a thing of(…)

UK used car market posts record sales performance in Q1 0

The first quarter of 2017 saw the UK used car market post record figures for the amount of vehicles sold. Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed that 2,133,956 used cars were sold in the opening three months of the year, a rise of 3.4% more than the same period(…)

All hail autonomous! 0

Motorists are gearing up to offer a warm welcome to autonomous vehicles, hoping it’s the answer to all of our prayers. A new study by Servicing Stop, asked more than 1,600 motorists how they think British people will benefit from autonomous vehicles. More than 40% said that self-driving cars would offer improved mobility for the(…)

General Election 2017 – All three parties pledge to clean up UK roads 0

Labour, Liberal Democrats and Conservatives have launched their exhaustive manifestos ahead of next month’s election – all three citing diesel vehicles as a major concern. On the cards is a diesel scrappage scheme, a complete ban on the sale of diesel vehicles and a £600m investment towards zero-emission cars – but it’s this massive Tory(…)