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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(…)

Brexit: Motorists are backing a trade agreement and more UK factories 0

UK motorists are no longer fearing the worst when contemplating the automotive industry in a post-Brexit Britain with thousands looking forward to opportunities such as free trade, British-made cars and better jobs. A new study conducted by Servicing Stop, asked more than 1,600 motorists about what they think might happen once Britain leaves the European(…)

April sees UK car sales plummet 0

April saw new UK car registrations plummet by almost a fifth. The fall was primarily down to consumers bringing forward purchases to sidestep the new vehicle excise duty that came into effect on the first of April. Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed 152,076 new vehicles were registered in(…)

Samsung start trialling self-driving cars in South Korea 0

Samsung has been given approval to start testing its self-driving technology on public roads in South Korea. A customised Hyundai is being used for the trials, a report in the Korea Herald has revealed. Bosses at the tech giant have rebuffed any suggestion that the company has any intention of manufacturing the vehicles themselves. “The(…)