New Technology

Garage network gear up to service electric vehicles 0

As electric vehicle development gathers momentum in the field with almost all of the major manufacturers, more motorists than ever before are considering waving goodbye to the more conventional petrol and diesels offerings and welcoming an electric vehicle. To keep up with this rapid new trend sweeping the globe, garages are taking steps to keep(…)

Apple reveals details of self driving project 0

Apple has revealed details about its autonomous car intentions, with chief executive Tim Cook describing the initiative as “the mother of all” AI projects. Cook went on to say that Apple was investing a huge amount of resources into technology that would be able to control driverless cars; he also pointed towards the possibility his(…)

Babies born this year may never have to drive 0

It may be that babies born this year will never need to take a driving test, Amanda Blanc, boss of UK insurance company, AXA, believes. The increasingly developments being made with regards to self-driving cars mean that it is highly likely that autonomous vehicles will render the human driver redundant. Ms Blanc did warn however(…)

Robots could soon be booking your car into be serviced 0

You can buy, trade, and sell your car online and while this isn’t a new phenomenon, a new study recently revealed that a fifth of cars will be bought online by 2027 – putting 27,000 dealership jobs at risk. The same thing is happening in the servicing sector. Motorists have the ability to book their(…)

Uber axes self-driving car engineer amid legal fight with Google 0

Transportation networking giants, Uber, have sacked the engineer accused of stealing secrets from Google-owner, Alphabet, after he did not assist in an investigation concerning the lawsuit. Anthony Levandowski, was previously employed by Alphabet’s self-driving division, Waymo. The accusation against Levandowski, is that he stole 14,000 confidential documents before leaving the company back in 2016. Uber(…)

UK roads not suitable for autonomous cars say experts 0

Experts from the fleet and technology industries have labelled the roads of the UK ‘unfit’ for autonomous cars in their current state. Poor road surfaces, highway furniture and the regularity of roadworks have been cited as the main current antagonists to wide-scale adoption. The CEO of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, Gerry Kearney,(…)

All hail autonomous! 0

Motorists are gearing up to offer a warm welcome to autonomous vehicles, hoping it’s the answer to all of our prayers. A new study by Servicing Stop, asked more than 1,600 motorists how they think British people will benefit from autonomous vehicles. More than 40% said that self-driving cars would offer improved mobility for the(…)

Clever cars calling time of drunk driving 0

Certain cars are now sporting features so hi-tech that they can alert police if they are being driven by a drunk driver. The first reported case of a car ‘dobbing in’ its owner, occurred recently in County Antrim when police were summoned to a crash site by the vehicle in question. After the tipsy driver(…)

Nio knocks Lamborghini off the top spot 0

A new benchmark has been set when it come to the title of fastest road vehicles. The Chinese Nio EP9 has taken the title previously held by the Lamborghini Huracan, after a sizzling performance at the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany. According to Nio, the supercar lapped the challenging 20.6km circuit in 6:45.9 minutes, significantly(…)

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(…)