New UK baby car seat laws 2017 0

The new laws regarding child seats are now in force, but do you know what they entail and if you’ll be affected? The new legislation concerns both families and manufacturers, who are no longer permitted to sell new models of backless booster seats for cars for children shorter than 125cm or who weigh less than(…)

Brexit: Motorists are backing a trade agreement and more UK factories 0

UK motorists are no longer fearing the worst when contemplating the automotive industry in a post-Brexit Britain with thousands looking forward to opportunities such as free trade, British-made cars and better jobs. A new study conducted by Servicing Stop, asked more than 1,600 motorists about what they think might happen once Britain leaves the European(…)

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(…)

New motoring legislation takes away driver’s freedoms 0

In just three months a string of new motoring regulations have been introduced landing drivers with tougher penalties and harsher fines. Now drivers are saying enough is enough as more than a third claim it is limiting their freedom as a driver. In March, a Fixed Penalty Unit was introduced for mobile phone users forcing(…)

Production resumes at Nissan Sunderland plant affected by ransomware 0

Production resumed as normal at Nissan’s manufacturing plant in Sunderland, following the spate of cyber attacks that took place a week or so ago, targeting a string of high profile companies and organisations across the globe. Shifts commenced on time and without any irregularities, the company stated in an email. “While our teams are addressing(…)

A look back at the Peugeot 203 (1948 – 1963) 0

It’s hard to emphasise too much, just how groundbreaking the Peugeot 203 was for its manufacturer when it first appeared in the late 1940’s. A true portent of what was planned by France’s supposedly uber-conservative car manufacturer, the 203 was Peugeot’s first brand new design following the war, and it was not quite in the(…)

Toyota invest in flying car project 0

Toyota has announced its backing to a group of engineers who are in the process of developing a flying car. The Japanese carmaker will give 40 million yen (£274,000) to the Cartivator group who are based on the outskirts of Toyota city in central Japan. Newspapers in Japan have reported the car giant and several(…)

Electric superminis will cost same as petrol cars by 2020 – says Renault boss 0

Renault’s head of electric vehicles has stated that he believes electric vehicles, like the ZOE, will cost the same as their similarly sized, conventionally powered equivalents by 2020. Gilles Normand, the firm’s senior vice-president for electric vehicles, said that the company’s sales for their first small EV, the ZOE, have leapt by 90% between 2016(…)

Driving Instructor scores to be released 0

The Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is considering publishing rankings of the UK’s 40,000 driving instructors, in a move aimed at helping students select the best teacher in their area. Concerned that the overall standards of driving tuition are falling, learners could soon have access to an Ofsted style rating system so they can make(…)

Nissan’s plant in Sunderland hit by a cyber-attack 0

In the same attack by malware ‘ransom’ software that also hit the NHS and other large global organisations and companies, the Nissan’s UK operations hub saw itself experiencing the hack – that locks users out of their computers until a ransom is paid. A spokesman for Nissan said that he could not confirm as to(…)