cars

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(…)

Peter Kay calls time on Car Share 0

Peter Kay has announced that his popular BBC sitcom Car Share is to come to an end. Series two finished last week and the comedian has told BBC Radio Manchester that he has no plans to make a third series or any Christmas specials. Kay said: “I am absolutely delighted and overwhelmed by everybody’s support(…)

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(…)

The upcoming 2017 Peugeot 5008 0

The Peugeot 3008 was re-imagined in 2016 as an SUV – in a move aimed at boosting the appeal of the model. This year, it’s the turn of the 5008 to be updated and contemporised into a more relevant car for the uncertain years that lie ahead. Slated as a seven seater, the 5008 is(…)

Ebay scam in Greater Manchester sees cloned cars sold to customers 0

A recent investigation has revealed that criminals are using eBay to sell cloned and stolen cars. The BBC revealed the vehicles were being sold by at least three accounts, their details being switched with legitimate vehicles. One of the victims to have purchased a car via the scam was a retired police officer, who purchased(…)

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(…)

Opel to build Corsa with Peugeot tech 0

Car maker Opel, the former European wing of General Motors, that was recently acquired by the PSA Group – the owners of Peugeot – have announced that they are to use the French Manufacturer’s technology in the next generation of their best-selling Corsa model. The news was confirmed by a company spokesman, in response to(…)

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(…)

Renault snaps up young British driver for development programme 0

Renault has snapped up young British driver Oliver Rowland as a development driver with the 24 year old aiming to bag one of the car maker’s Formula 1 drives for 2018. Rowland, who is 24, comes from the celebrated Renault academy and his new role with the development team will involve time in the simulator(…)