New Technology

Robots learning sounds of car breakdown 0

Sometimes, the most imperceptible change in engine note or rattle from the air-conditioning can indicate to the seasoned driver, a vehicle that’s contemplating breaking down. These premature symptoms of failure act as an excellent and quite often money saving early warning signal for drivers, potentially saving significant sums of money from early services being booked(…)

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,(…)

DIY ticketing app pays users £10 to shop illegally parked cars 0

A parking company is offering people £10 to shop cars they see parked illegally, using a new phone app. The firm, Car Parking Management – which allegedly counts McDonalds, Halfords, Tesco and the NHS as its clients – is paying a £10 commission to boost parking fines for badly parked drivers. To use the app,(…)

2017’s most hotly anticipated cars #08 – The Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 0

With February almost upon us; our look ahead to this year’s most hotly anticipated releases gathers pace as we cast our eyes to Deutschland, and more specifically Stuttgart. It’s the… Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster So, what have we here? The best way to explain it is: Take an AMG GT. Remove the roof. And come up(…)

2017’s most hotly anticipated cars #10 – The New Alpine 0

February is almost upon us, so our look ahead to some of the year’s most eagerly anticipated new offering needs to not drag its heels or run the risk of sounding dated. Picking up the pace where we left off, is a vehicle that’s been long in the offing, and 2017 is the year it(…)

2017’s most hotly anticipated cars #09 – The Lamborghini Huracan Performante 0

Last time out on our look ahead to the year’s most excitedly awaited cars we got all hot and bothered about the new Alpine – soon to be released by Renault. Shifting our focus across Europe to the right and down a bit, to Italy’s green and pleasant lands, we check out the next release(…)

Flying cars to be tested by end of 2017 0

Flying cars are one step closer to being a reality, after one of the world’s largest aerospace companies – Airbus – announced plans to begin testing a prototype by the end of the year. In a move that could be a significant step towards easing congestion on urban roads, the company’s chief executive Tom Enders,(…)

2017’s most hotly anticipated cars #17 – The Bugatti Chiron 0

A whole range of truly fabulous vehicles are set to be released onto the roads and racetracks over the next twelve months. We take a sneaky advance peak at what we consider to be the top 17. 17. Bugatti Chiron We’ve not necessarily ranked our seventeen in any particular order, so there’s no shame in(…)

Maserati planning to pause sports car production 0

Maserati is doing the unthinkable: It’s planning to halt production of its sports cars. With the company’s emphasis switching to four-door saloons and crossovers, iconic models such as the GranTurismo and GranCabrio are set to be put out to pasture for a few years, with production at the Viale Ciro Menotti headquarters in north Italy(…)

US demands that electric cars make noise at low speed 0

In the US, a road safety body has demanded that electric cars travelling at low speeds be made to make a warning noise to alert pedestrians. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has voiced the need for the rule; due to the fact battery cars are virtually noiseless. The rule would benefit blind or(…)