New Technology

New technology not trusted by large portion of UK drivers 0

Motorists do not trust new developments in the automotive industry, according to a new survey. In an ongoing move to eliminate fossil-fuel emissions, switch to electric, increase intelligence in cars and cut the cost of drivers – the automotive industry is moving at a pace that motorists cannot keep up with and it is making(…)

Driverless cars will start UK motorway trials in 2019 0

A consortium of UK companies has announced plans to begin autonomous vehicle testing on UK roads and motorways in 2019. The partnership, known as the ‘Driven’ group also intends to trial a fleet of driverless cars between London and Oxford. The vehicles will be able to communicate with each other about potential hazards on the(…)

Apple to start testing self-driving cars 0

Apple is set to join the growing roster of companies testing self-driving technology, after securing a permit to begin trials in California. The permit will allow Apple to start self-driving tests with three vehicles and six drivers, who will act in a supervisory role should the technology malfunction. The cars to be used for the(…)

Disability vehicles to be taken away from thousands 0

Over 50,000 UK people with disabilities have had their specially modified vehicles taken away since changes to disability benefits were introduced in 2013. The ‘Motability’ enterprise allowed people with disabilities to hire a car, scooter or powered wheelchair adapted specifically to their needs. The scheme has revealed that 51,000 people have had their vehicles reclaimed(…)

Uber self-driving programme runs into problems 0

Uber’s self-driving car development program has temporarily hit the buffers after a crash in Arizona that resulted in one of its vehicles ending up on its side. The enterprising car-hire firm was forced to suspend its pilot commercial service over the weekend, after a further problem in a testing process that has already been plagued(…)

Save national grid – charge electric cars smartly says minister 0

The UK’s national grid is coming under increasing pressure as the number of electric cars on Britain’s roads grows. With this in mind, it’s vital that motorists learn to recharge their cars at the right time of day, a minister has said. Transport minister, John Hayes, said that it was imperative that battery powered vehicles(…)

Geneva Motor Show – Airbus reveals flying car 0

In the high-tech world, drones are already all the rage, but if traditional aircraft manufacturers Airbus have their way, in not too much time, we’ll all be travelling in our own personal aerial transport vehicles. In Switzerland, at the Geneva Motor Show, the ‘Pop.Up’ was shown off to the world by the aspiring ‘car-viators’. It’s(…)

Geneva Motor Show on the starting grid 0

One of the motoring calendar’s key events kicks off today as the Geneva Motoring Show gets underway in Switzerland. The exhibition – the largest of its kind in Europe – is where all the top makers get a chance to debut their new concepts, and well as reveal the new production vehicles ahead of their(…)

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,(…)