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Will autonomous cars render the driving license obsolete? 0

They’re not yet a familiar sight on the nation’s roads, but the experts are predicting that it’s only a matter of time. As autonomous driving tech continues to evolve and driverless cars begin tests in areas of the UK, how far away are we from road travel being largely automated? Will we still need a(…)

Tesla roll out mass market Model 3 0

After much anticipation, Tesla has finally released the Model 3 – the most affordable car the company has released to date. The first thirty cars were shipped out to their lucky owners late July, the majority of the new members being employees of the company. Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, has been understandably vocal in his(…)

Nissan prepare ‘one pedal’ electric car 0

With the news that Britain is set to ban all diesel and petrol cars from 2040, Nissan is currently preparing a new edition of its popular electric Leaf model, which utilises just one pedal for both accelerating and decelerating. The concept may sound potentially dangerous, but the next-gen Nissan Leaf will feature technology that allows(…)

REVEALED: As government plans to axe diesel, motorists look towards electric 0

Once upon a time you either bought petrol or diesel – now there’s also hybrid and electric to choose from with diesel being shown the back door. While the more traditional has been tarnished a culprit in today’s pollution problem, today the government announced it is planning to completely axe the diesel car by 2040(…)

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(…)