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Google “perplexed” by California’s driverless car ruling 0

Google aren’t pleased with the proposed California ruling regarding autonomous vehicles. The tech-company says the proposal to have someone at the wheel of the driverless car is “perplexing”. Chris Urmson, head of Google’s self-drive division, wrote in a blog post last Thursday: “This maintains the same old status quo and falls short on allowing this technology(…)

The UK plug-in grant extended until March 2018 0

There is good news and bad news if you were planning to buy an EV or PHEV using the Government’s money off scheme. The good news is that the grant has been extended until March 2018. The bad news is that the amount of money you’re entitled to is decreasing and, in some cases, is(…)

Toyota unveil the new 2016 Prius… better than the others? 0

Beyond Possible – Follow your heart The new 2016 Prius wants you to know that despite its green credentials, it’s gotten a whole lot sportier. The fourth-generation hybrid is aiming to attract younger buyers who want style whilst remaining environmentally conscious. Whilst the Prius will never be a ‘performance car’, it still retains its iconic(…)

Samsung to develop in-car tech and driverless cars 0

Oh look, another tech company is joining the car industry. First we had Google, then Apple, then Baidu, and now Samsung has put its money into the ring.     Samsung Electronics is setting up a division with the sole purpose to focus on automotive-related technology. The company said they will be looking into infotainment(…)

Jaguar Land Rover to build $1.5bn Slovakia factory 0

Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed that they will be building a $1.5 billion (£1 billion) production factory in Slovakia. Despite members of the trade union worrying that the new factory could hurt UK jobs, JLR say the new factory will “compliment” the UKs. JLR’s chief executive Ralf Speth said: “Jaguar Land Rover is delighted today(…)

Baidu takes on Google with Chinese driverless car in road-testing 0

China’s largest search engine Baidu, also dubbed the Chinese equivalent to Google, has revealed they will also be joining the race to create driverless technology. The tech-company announced on Thursday that its vehicle had achieved a fully autonomous drive involving different weather conditions and mixed roads. During the 18.6 mile route round Beijing, Baidu carried(…)

Nissan tease future wireless charging for electric cars 0

Nissan, a leader in the electric car market, released a teaser video for a new wireless charging system. Aptly named the ‘Fuel Station of the Future’, it appears that the inductive system will charge electric cars via the road. In a time when autonomous technology is on the rise and electric cars are becoming a(…)

Faraday Future unveils factory site and secret backer 0

A month ago we covered a story about a new, mysterious electric carmaker called Faraday Future. After seemingly appearing out of nowhere, the company have continued to create a buzz around their secret electric car concept, which we now know is set to debut globally for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)(…)

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(…)