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Takata loses more customers in faulty airbag aftermath 0

Looks like more bad news for Takata Corp, the company heading the world’s largest auto safety recall. News came this week that Nissan is dropping Takata as one of its key car part suppliers. Nissan has followed the likes of Toyota and Honda in breaking the relationship with Takata, who supplied over 10 carmakers with(…)

Emissions scandal widens as KBA investigates other major carmakers 0

Worried about winter approaching? Don’t be, Volkswagen is kindly warming our planet for us… and it seems they might have a few helpers. In the aftermath of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, German car regulators Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA) have revealed they’re investigating other carmakers for possible diesel emissions manipulations. Focusing on 23 manufacturers and covering 50 models(…)

The electric car company building a $1bn factory… Who is Faraday Future? 1

There’s a new kid on the electric block and they’re already sparking interest. Faraday Future (FF), the mysterious California-based new car company, is filling media headlines this week. The fairly unknown electric car start-up announced that they are looking for a location in the US to build a $1 billion factory to begin production on their(…)

Could we have the first commercial 3D-printed car by 2017? 0

The printer’s jammed again. Piece of paper? No, just a car tyre. That’s right; the world’s first (future) commercial 3D-printed car has just been unveiled. Arizona-based Local Motors revealed their latest product at the SEMA show in Los Angeles this week. The LM3D Swim is going to be the first 3D-printed car available to the(…)

UK car sales take a hit in VW emissions aftermath 0

Last month we covered the sales success of September but sadly, October isn’t looking as bright. For the first time in three and a half years, the UK monthly car sales have declined. After a solid 43 month increasing streak, new car registrations were no longer accelerating and it’s safe to say that part of the blame(…)

Autonomous driving – the ethical debate 0

Are you ready to put your life in the hands of your car? Autonomous technologies are coming along pretty quickly, with Google’s fleet of 73 already spanning over two million miles between them. But here’s where the ethical bit comes in. We all know that self-driving cars will be seriously impressive, but drivers and passengers(…)

EU backs down to new emissions testing limits 0

“What do you call a diesel car that produces less than 80mg/km of NOx?” … We don’t know either, but when you find one let us know. After German carmaker Volkswagen admitted to cheating emissions testing in September, it seemed tougher pollution tests were just round the corner. Sadly, it looks like we’ll still be breathing in(…)

Uber is driving America kitten crazy 0

In the spirit of Halloween passing, we want to treat you to a spell of cuteness to cure your Monday blues.   Last Thursday, Taxi-app service Uber launched UberKITTENS to celebrate National Cat Day. Residents of the U.S. and Canada (sorry UK readers) were able to book 15 minutes of “cuddle time” with an adorable kitten.(…)

Apple’s Tim Cook predicts “massive change” in auto industry 0

We already know that Google, General Motors and Tesla are developing autonomous technology, but is Apple joining the driverless-car game too? Autonomous driving seems an inevitable part of our future, with some predicting it’ll be the norm on roads in 15 to 20 years time. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook told the audience during a live(…)

UK car production continues to accelerate 0

Emissions cheater who? September scandal hasn’t slowed down the UK car industry. Sorry 1972, looks like we’ll be beating your record by 2020. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have announced that UK car production output grew by 15.5% last month compared to September 2014. 151,281 new cars were manufactured this September, making(…)