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Volvo test new FMX truck by letting a 4-yr-old drive it 0

Ever wondered what would happen if you let a 4-year-old drive a huge truck? Well, wonder no more. Volvo has answered that thought for you. The geniuses in Volvo’s marketing department have created a thoroughly enjoyable and watchable test drive. Meet Sophie, an extremely cute and determined four-year-old about to get her first taste of(…)

Porsche announce all-electric sports car: the Mission E 0

Another new rival for the Tesla Model S, the all-electric Porsche Mission E has officially been given the green light for production, and will be with us by the end of the decade… although probably not with that name. The sports car concept was first seen at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September and it’s likely(…)

Google’s new patent helps autonomous car-to-pedestrian communication 0

Constantly reinventing the auto game, Google has done it again. The multinational tech company has been granted a patent for a technology that allows its self-driving vehicles to inform pedestrians of its “intentions”. With over one million miles driven between them, Google’s autonomous fleet continues along the road to fully self-driving vehicles with a new(…)

Peugeot Citroen to publish real-world fuel economy data 0

Yes, it’s a positive step in the currently clouded car industry, but is it also a downright crazy one? PSA Peugeot Citroen has revealed they will be releasing ‘real world’ fuel economy data by spring 2016. The move comes after the recent Volkswagen emissions scandal, which has made buyers wary of carmakers’ official figures. Dieselgate(…)

Nissan clashes with France over Renault alliance power 0

Nissan and its Japanese union have deemed the French government “unacceptable” after their move to obtain double voting rights in French carmaker Renault, Nissan’s alliance partner. After over fifteen years as the Renault-Nissan alliance, the two carmakers are at a standstill over the French government’s ploy to gain more power in Renault’s stakes. Nissan and(…)

Volvo accept liability for future autonomous cars 0

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson announced this week that his company will take full responsibility in the event that one of its cars crashes whilst in full autonomous mode. The Swedish company has become a leader in autonomous technology, with its new XC90 and future S90 models both featuring semi-autonomous features like adaptive cruise control with(…)

Tesla recalls all 90,000 of its Model S electric cars 0

Tesla has sent out recall notifications for all Model S cars over a faulty seatbelt connection. There are currently 90,000 Model S vehicles on the roads, which makes this the biggest recall Tesla has ever done. In the emails sent to Model S owners, Tesla said: “Tesla recently found a Model S in Europe with a(…)

Is hands-free technology too distracting for drivers? 0

“Cortana, find me the nearest restaur… repair garage.” Did you know that some infotainment car systems can leave you distracted for as long as 27 seconds after using voice command? No, neither did that guy and now his car has a parking bollard for a hood ornament. A recent study by the AAA Foundation of(…)

The updated XC90: Volvo’s most advanced car 0

Technology is a car’s new best friend, as the XC90 found out during its 2015 upgrade. Since its original launch in 2002, the SUV has become the flagship for Swedish company Volvo. Its predecessor has enjoyed thirteen years of best-selling status, but we’re ready for a new XC90 and it seems the public are too. Just named(…)

Google driverless cars ready for roads in 2019? 0

That’ll be the case if Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google, has his way. He joked with reporters last week of his wish to have their driverless car ready in time for his twelve-year-old son’s 16th birthday. Brin knows that car enthusiasts may have hesitations, or even anger towards this new technology, but he aptly responded(…)