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Driverless Roborace car crashes during Buenos Aires 0

A pioneering race between two driverless cars has ended with a crash at the Roborace competition in Buenos Aires. The unfortunate vehicle misjudged a corner and crashed at high speed. Its competitor meanwhile successfully completed the race and clocked an impressive average speed of 116mph. “One of the cars was trying to perform a manoeuvre,(…)

Sweden’s favourite car isn’t a Volvo 0

For the first time in more than 50 years, the top selling car in Sweden isn’t a Volvo. Instead, the Volkswagen Golf topped the sales charts, figures released by Sweden’s carmakers’ association revealed, with Volvo hanging onto the largest overall market share. In total, 5.9% of new cars bought in the country were VW Golfs.(…)

The McLaren 570S Track Pack 0

Exciting news has emerged from the depths of darkest Woking: McLaren has announced they are doing a Track Pack for the 570S. It costs £16,500 – or about 1.8 Volkswagen Ups – in addition to the standard car’s £143,250 asking price. So, what do you get for that? To put it bluntly, lots of good(…)

Dubai police’s Bugatti Veyron officially world’s fastest police car 0

If you were to spot a Bugatti Veyron speeding through the streets of Dubai, you wouldn’t necessarily expect it to be the one doing the chasing. But the supercar is the latest addition to the city police force’s stable of high performance vehicles, and is capable of hitting speeds of 253mph. The Veyron is in(…)

Traditional car horn to be replaced by a duck’s quack? 0

Researchers have found a potentially novel way to reduce noise pollution; replacing the traditional car horn with a more ear friendly beep, which resembles a duck’s quack. The intention of the easier-on-the-ear horn is to alert people to danger, without causing others in the area to become stressed out. The research was conducted at Soongsil(…)

Jaguar XF wins Auto Trader Car of the Year 0

Car owners have voted the Jaguar XF Car of the Year in Auto Trader Magazine’s inaugural awards. The competition, that differs from traditional awards, by polling car owners instead of industry experts, asked 10,000 of its readers which vehicles they valued highest in a number of criteria including running costs, practicality and reliability. The Jaguar(…)

UK’s most comfortable cars revealed 0

Skoda has claimed the title of Britain’s most comfortable car. A survey of 50,000 motorists voted the Skoda Superb top of the tree, beating off competition in a category valued as highly by customers as economy, style and speed. For a car to be considered ‘comfortable’ in terms of the survey, it had to be(…)

UK motorway electric charging company changes pricing 0

Ecotricity is to replace the £6 flat fee it charges for use of its network of motorway EV chargers, with a pay as you go structure. The company, which is the sole motorway charging provider, believes the new payment plan will offer users a far greater degree of flexibility. In 2016, Ecotricity introduced a £6(…)

Late Easter blamed for fall in UK car production 0

April saw the amount of cars made in the UK fall by about a fifth, with the late Easter blamed for the drop. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said 122,116 cars were produced in April, a fall of 18% compared with the same time last year. Easter falling in April, instead of(…)

Rolls Royce Sweptail – Luxury motoring like you’ve never seen before 0

You have to hand it to Rolls-Royce, their status as the world’s leading purveyor of luxury cars was never really at risk. No sooner had the young pretenders: Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz started rolling out their own hopeful attempts of cars that would monopolise the uber-luxury limo segment, that the iconic brand decided to reassert(…)