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  • Volvo Concept You puts a touchscreen at your fingertips
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    Volvo Concept You puts a touchscreen at your fingertips

    By 13 September 2011

    Volvo has shown off its latest concept car, the Concept You, at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Floating seats and 21-inch wheels aside, it’s the tablet-like interface that we’re more interested in. "Smartphones and smart pads have brought mobile infotainment...

  • Audi Urban concept car makes debut in Frankfurt
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    Audi Urban concept car makes debut in Frankfurt

    By 12 September 2011

    Pocket-lint is no stranger to electric vehicles. We got hands-on with the Nissan Leaf ahead of its UK launch last year, and also took the £1.6 million Citroën Survolt up Goodwood Hill as part of the Festival of Speed this summer. But we've never seen...

  • Win VIP tickets to British GT Championship
    Sports Fitness

    Win VIP tickets to British GT Championship

    By 23 August 2011

    Avon Tyres has teamed up with Pocket-lint to bring you the chance of winning VIP tickets to the British GT Championship, one of the UK’s most exciting motor racing spectacles, with grids of mouth-watering sportscars such as the Mercedes SLS, Ferrari...

  • Forza Motorsport 4 vs Top Gear Test Track
    Gaming

    Forza Motorsport 4 vs Top Gear Test Track

    By 8 August 2011

    If, like us, you’re a big fan of BBC’s Top Gear, then we suspect setting a lap time in the "reasonably priced car" is quite high on your wish list of things to do. Well, come October and the release of Forza Motorsport 4, you’ll be able to do just...

  • Volvo C30 DRIVe review
    Cars 3 out of 5

    Volvo C30 DRIVe review

    By 18 July 2011

    The age of austerity. Don’t you hate that phrase? But car companies aren’t stupid, and it’s no coincidence that, as fuel prices and the cost of driving in general has rocketed, brands like Volvo have introduced green sub-brands like “DRIVe”...

  • Surrey Police to use Twitter to inform of vehicle related theft
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    Surrey Police to use Twitter to inform of vehicle related theft

    By 11 July 2011

    Starting today Surrey Police will begin posting every single vehicle related theft on its own personal Twitter feed in an aim to raise awareness as well as curb car crime. Since this morning its feed has been overloaded with advice on how to keep your...

  • Renault Frendzy concept features built in BlackBerry PlayBook
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    Renault Frendzy concept features built in BlackBerry PlayBook

    By 11 July 2011

    Renault has announced a rather nifty concept car which features a built in BlackBerry PlayBook for drivers to tap away with whilst out on the road.  The idea is that the Frendzy is a sort of mobile office on wheels, using the PlayBook to power all the...

  • Peugeot EX1 hands-on
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    Peugeot EX1 hands-on

    By 8 July 2011

    6am Saturday. Not a time I’m familiar with. Yet here I am, speeding towards Goodwood, as I’ve a date with a rather special car.  Three hours later, and it’s clear the car hasn’t read the script. I’m in the passenger seat of Peugeot’s EX1...

  • Piaggio MP3 Yourban LT hands-on
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    Piaggio MP3 Yourban LT hands-on

    By 30 June 2011

    It wasn’t the informative briefing from Piaggio, or the video accompanying it, that made us realise the Yourban LT was ultra hip. It was the reaction of people when we stopped in Battersea Park. “These three-wheel scooters are so cool”, was overheard...

  • A Volkswagen that can drive itself
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    A Volkswagen that can drive itself

    By 23 June 2011

    Volkswagen has come up with a clever 'temporary auto pilot' system to help drivers through those lengthy motorway slogs.  TAP uses lane detection, speed monitoring and scans the road ahead for other vehicles, so you can sit back and let the car drive...

  • VIDEO: Life size Hot Wheels track results in world record 332ft jump
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    VIDEO: Life size Hot Wheels track results in world record 332ft jump

    By 30 May 2011

    Ever wondered what would happen if you made a gigantic Hot Wheels track and launched a real life car off it? Well we did. And thankfully our demands have been met by Tanner Foust who flung himself off a giant orange ramp in a truck, covering 332ft in...

  • Smart ForspeED electric concept hands-on
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    Smart ForspeED electric concept hands-on

    By 17 May 2011

    Okay, so it’s a concept, but by wow is it a sexy one. You’re looking at the Smart ForSpeED (yeah, we know) concept car by Smart to show just what an electric vehicle could look like in the future. Pretty looks aside, the car can do 37mph in 5.5 seconds...

  • 2012 Jaguar XJ to come with smartphone dock
    Phones

    2012 Jaguar XJ to come with smartphone dock

    By 4 May 2011

    The 2012 Jaguar XJ will come with the ability to dock your smartphone and display its contents on the car’s large LCD touchscreen display, Jaguar has told Pocket-lint. Shown off for the first time at BlackBerry World in Orlando, Florida, the company’s...

  • Ford SYNC with MyFord Touch hands-on
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    Ford SYNC with MyFord Touch hands-on

    By 20 April 2011

    The award winning Ford SYNC voice controlled, in-car entertainment, mapping and mobile connectivity system is coming to Europe from 2012. With Ford aiming this squarely at the mass market, it's the Ford Focus that's been chosen as the flagship vehicle...

  • Honda CR-Z GT 1.5 i-VTEC IMA Hybrid review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Honda CR-Z GT 1.5 i-VTEC IMA Hybrid review

    By 18 April 2011

    Hybrid car terminology can be baffling. Apparently over 60 per cent of consumers in the US think that you have to plug-in a Prius to charge it up - which isn’t really as snigger-worthy as it sounds - given that hybrid cars are part-powered by an electric...

  • Microsoft and Toyota to bring Cloud telematics to the car
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    Microsoft and Toyota to bring Cloud telematics to the car

    By 6 April 2011

    Microsoft and Toyota have announced they will partner together to allow Toyota to build a global cloud platform that will update in car telematics in Toyota hybrids and plug-in vehicles, starting in 2012. “As the car increasingly becomes the ultimate...

  • Apple car coming soon?
    Cars

    Apple car coming soon?

    By 28 March 2011

    Cars made from the fibres of fruit plants could be the eco-lovers choice of transport in the future - and not just the chassis, we're talking full engines made from organic substances. The claim comes from scientists in Brazil, who state that fibre-reinforced...

  • Lexus CT200h SE-I   review
    Cars 3 out of 5

    Lexus CT200h SE-I review

    By 20 March 2011

    By 2015, Lexus is aiming to be the first wholly “hybrid” car brand. Bar the odd excursion into exotics, like its supercar LFA - which will remain powered by internal combustion alone - in the mainstream line up, you won’t be able to buy a car from...

  • Your future car and what you can expect inside it
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    Your future car and what you can expect inside it

    By 16 March 2011

    You’re probably sick of hearing that “technology is changing the car” but is it ever going to reach a stage that means it’s more than just a USB port in the dash? Given history (let’s not forget that as recently as 1970, people thought we’d...

  • The cars of the 2011 Geneva motor show
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    The cars of the 2011 Geneva motor show

    By 6 March 2011

    Pocket-lint's been at the international motor show in Geneva this week, where countless new production and concept cars have been unveiled. As car manufacturers increasingly use technology as a key selling point, we pick out some of the stand-out cars...

  • BMW launches 'i' sub-brand
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    BMW launches 'i' sub-brand

    By 22 February 2011

    After years of talking, BMW has launched a new "i" sub-brand in Munich on Monday, specifically aimed at people living in cities. The German firm has settled on the simple letter "I" for a new range of clean, high-tech vehicles and mobility services....

  • 2011 Ford Focus hands-on
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    2011 Ford Focus hands-on

    By 18 February 2011

    Is the new Ford Focus the most important car of 2011? If you’re one of those people who contributed to the statistic that - on average - means someone in the UK buys a Focus every 7 seconds, you might think so.  First the good news. The new Focus is...

  • Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-26 2011 F1 car eyes-on
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    Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-26 2011 F1 car eyes-on

    By 4 February 2011

    Vodafone and McLaren Mercedes have unveiled the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-26 F1 car at the Sony Centre in Berlin. And Pocket-lint was in amongst the pack to swoop in and grab a bevy of shots of the new racer ahead of the 2011 Formula One season. In...

  • BMW sees car keys not phones as next NFC wallet
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    BMW sees car keys not phones as next NFC wallet

    By 31 January 2011

    The car key is about to go head on with the mobile phone in the battle for which one will become your new wallet.   BMW believes you’ll be paying for things when out an about not with your wallet, or your phone, but with your car keys. In a paper released...

  • Audi Union Type C gets e-tron treatment
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    Audi Union Type C gets e-tron treatment

    By 26 January 2011

    Audi is to show off a prototype 1:2 scale Auto Union Type C car with electric drive, which can travel at over 18mph, at the Nuremberg Toy Fair next month.  The news follows Audi's showing of the E-tron Spyder at CES in Las Vegas earlier in January....