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Otocycles draws on touch of old and new for retro 50s style electric bikes

Otocycles draws on touch of old and new for retro 50s style electric bikes

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Spanish electric bicycle manufacturer has announced two new models that are very much inspired by the look of motorbikes of the 1950s.The OtoK and OtoR cycles weigh between 23 and 25kg, run quietly and are autonomous for around 24 to 40 miles (40 to... >>

BMW 435i M Sport Convertible review
4.5 stars

BMW 435i M Sport Convertible review

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We already know the BMW 435i well, having driven one back from its launch event in Scotland last summer and then having spent a week with it, driving it around the UK.But what happens if you lop the roof off a 4-Series? You get a 4-Series Convertible,... >>

Land Rover looking at eye control to streamline dashboard

Land Rover looking at eye control to streamline dashboard

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Land Rover is looking at a number of ways to let you interact with your car, senior researchers for the company have told Pocket-lint.In a candid chat at the Discovery Vision Concept launch in the UK, Dai Jones, Jaguar Land Rover's senior research manager... >>

Tesla to hit UK with Model S that can drive length of England with one recharge break

Tesla to hit UK with Model S that can drive length of England with one recharge break

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Tesla is set to launch in the UK next month and it's planning to start with an impressive Model S that can run for 300 miles on a charge.And the Model S, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, will be able to recharge for another 130 miles in just 20-minutes... >>

Extreme future transport: Flying bikes, handheld jet engines, 85mph bicycles are already here

Extreme future transport: Flying bikes, handheld jet engines, 85mph bicycles are already here

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Getting around on anything less than a hoverboard will always be a let down. But with self-driving cars around the corner the future of travel is nearly upon us, at last.Recent creations make the future of travel look enjoyable, unlike self-driving... >>

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept: The 4x4 of tomorrow

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept: The 4x4 of tomorrow

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After 25 years of the Discovery, Land Rover has started to look to the future as to what is possible for the iconic 4x4 that you see ferrying around everything, from a pack of dogs to a gaggle of children on the school run.To highlight that vision, Land... >>

Bentley ad shot entirely on iPhone 5S and edited in the back of a Bentley Mulsanne

Bentley ad shot entirely on iPhone 5S and edited in the back of a Bentley Mulsanne

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Bentley is now including an iPad Air with keyboard built into the back of its Mulsanne cars. As part of an advert, it shot and edited the entire project on an iPhone 5S and the Mulsanne's iPad Air.The advert was shot using the iPhone 5S with the FiLMiC... >>

Quantum positioning is 1,000 times more accurate than GPS and it's here now

Quantum positioning is 1,000 times more accurate than GPS and it's here now

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Military tech often leads the way, as it did when the US DoD invented GPS. Now it's doing it again with quantum positioning onboard a British submarine that's setting off in 2016.Submarines can't use GPS underwater and must track movements using accelorometers.... >>

Peugeot 308 review (2014)
4.0 stars

Peugeot 308 review (2014)

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Peugeot is on a roll. After a decade or two of largely mediocre cars, the company has now given us the sassy 208, the Audi-TT-baiting RCZ, and the surprisingly practical 2008. Can the new Peugeot 308 continue the rejuvenation of The Lion?It might not... >>

This VW Beetle is made from hand-carved oak and it's one of a kind

This VW Beetle is made from hand-carved oak and it's one of a kind

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A VW Beetle has been built out of wood by a 71-year-old Bosnian retiree. There's a sentence we'll likely never write again.The VW Beetle is made by hand from over 50,000 pieces of carved oak. The wooden scale-like convertible has had every part made by... >>

What will F1 look like in 2030? Oculus Rift, breathable cars and AR slip streams, says Human Ignition

What will F1 look like in 2030? Oculus Rift, breathable cars and AR slip streams, says Human Ignition

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Burn energy drink and Lotus F1 Team have combined to create a documentary movie that looks at the future of Formula One motor-racing and attempts to predict how the sport will change by 2030.Human Ignition investigates the shift in technology over the... >>

Where we’re going we do need roads, solar charging roads

Where we’re going we do need roads, solar charging roads

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Solar Roadways are the future of roads, made from intelligent solar panels that could power electric cars.The solar powered road technology has already been developed and is shown off in a video on the project's Indiegogo crowd-funding page. The video... >>

LTDA black taxis to congest London roads in protest of 'American monster' Uber car service

LTDA black taxis to congest London roads in protest of 'American monster' Uber car service

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The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association in London has announced it will cause a city-wide gridlock to protest against Uber, a smartphone app that provides taxi-like services.Uber is a mobile app that connects passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire.... >>

TomTom Go 40, 50, 60 models give you lifetime traffic for less cash

TomTom Go 40, 50, 60 models give you lifetime traffic for less cash

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TomTom has announced a new tier of personal satnav devices: the TomTom Go 40, 50 and 60.The new TomTom satnav devices offer lifetime traffic, one of the highlights of TomTom's devices.To get access to the traffic you'll need to connect the new devices... >>

Volvo self-driving Autopilot cars begin road tests, can merge traffic and adjust speed

Volvo self-driving Autopilot cars begin road tests, can merge traffic and adjust speed

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Volvo has started its Drive Me project by sending its first test Autopilot cars around the Swedish city of Gothenburg.The project will eventually feature 100 self-driving cars, which will travel on approximately 50 kilometres of public roads and commuter... >>

Nokia out to prove there’s life after Lumia by investing $100 million in smart car technology

Nokia out to prove there’s life after Lumia by investing $100 million in smart car technology

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Nokia may have sold its hardware division to Microsoft, but it's not resting on its laurels. Not only is it planning to bring some of its software services back to iOS and Android, but it is investing heavily in the emergence of the smart car.Apple has... >>

Jaeger-LeCoultre has made a £17,500 smartwatch for your Aston Martin

Jaeger-LeCoultre has made a £17,500 smartwatch for your Aston Martin

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Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre has partnered with British car manufacturer Aston Martin to create an ultra-luxury smartwatch that works with any model of an Aston Martin. It's called the AMVOX2 Transponder. And it cost $29,500 (£17,500).The AMVOX2... >>

Trident Iceni sports car offers 2000-miles from a tank of diesel, available now

Trident Iceni sports car offers 2000-miles from a tank of diesel, available now

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Trident, a British sports car brand, has announced the availability of its Iceni family of sports cars, boasting a 2000-mile range from a single tank of diesel, with a top speed of over 190mph.This impressive figure - with the ability to run on regular,... >>

Google self-driving cars can now spot cyclist signals, level crossings and more

Google self-driving cars can now spot cyclist signals, level crossings and more

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Google's self-driving cars are now street smart for cities.Up until recently, the autonomous vehicles from Mountain View were best suited to wide-open roads like highways (or as Californians would say, freeways). But they've now logged nearly 700,000... >>

Range Rover Sport review (2014)
4.5 stars

Range Rover Sport review (2014)

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It's difficult to get very far into a discussion about the Range Rover Sport without clichés and stereotypes rearing their heads. This is a car that everyone else on the road loves to hate. Yet the people who buy and drive them really, really love them... >>

Toyota fuel cell cars will be on sale in Europe next year, 500 miles on a tank

Toyota fuel cell cars will be on sale in Europe next year, 500 miles on a tank

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Toyota has officially confirmed that it will begin selling its fuel cell cars in Europe in 2015.The car will closely resemble the FCV concept shown in the photo and will fit into the mid-sized saloon category, like the current Avensis. Numbers will initially... >>

The Kenguru electric car looks to give wheelchair users more freedom

The Kenguru electric car looks to give wheelchair users more freedom

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A new electric car designed specifically for wheelchair users is set to launch in the US later this year.Called Kenguru, the Hungarian name for Kangeroo and so called because it cuddles you like a pouch, the car will be only slightly bigger than a wheelchair... >>

Glow in the dark roads light up the Netherlands like Tron

Glow in the dark roads light up the Netherlands like Tron

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What once was just a design idea has now made it onto real roads in the Netherlands. Glow in the dark road markings, drawn with luminescent paint, are now in use.The glow in the dark painted markings, that create a Tron-like scene, were designed by Studio... >>

Formula E free public tests slated for July at UK's Donington Park

Formula E free public tests slated for July at UK's Donington Park

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Donington Park has announced that you'll be able to watch racing tests of the Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car this summer at it's newly-completed headquarters.Formula E, the electric version of Formula One, is an auto racing-class sanctioned by the... >>

BMW unveils OLED lighting systems that could change power usage and pimp your car in one

BMW unveils OLED lighting systems that could change power usage and pimp your car in one

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BMW is working on new technologies for front and rear lights on its cars, with OLED tech looked at for exterior lights designed to be seen.While not light enough to provide beam lamps for visibility, OLED panels could, in conjunction with conventional... >>

Volkswagen Golf GTD review
4.5 stars

Volkswagen Golf GTD review

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If logic is followed and the status quo is upheld, then the Volkswagen Golf GTD is a shoo-in for a five star review. When we saw the regular Golf Mk7 last year, we called it "all the car you'll ever need - no more and no less". So you'd expect a diesel... >>

Honda joins £31m project to make hydrogen fuel cell cars a road-going reality by 2016

Honda joins £31m project to make hydrogen fuel cell cars a road-going reality by 2016

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A pioneering deal worth £31 million is being signed by Honda, coordinated by the Mayor of London's office, that aims to make hydrogen fuel call cars a reality.The project, named HyFive (Hydrogen For Innovative Vehicles), will be the largest of its kind... >>

Hands-on: Mercedes GLA review

Hands-on: Mercedes GLA review

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When is off-road not really off-road? When you're 550 feet down a salt mine, that's when. We didn't arrive here by accident, mind, for this is the location of the Mercedes GLA launch. And it's perhaps the most unusual place we've ever been in a car.Mercedes-Benz... >>

AppyParking for iPhone wins Ford app award and £10,000, tells you where to park in London

AppyParking for iPhone wins Ford app award and £10,000, tells you where to park in London

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AppyParking wants to save you time by helping you park in London.The application, available on the App Store for iOS, allows drivers to see every Controlled Parking Zone in London. Using GPS, AppyParking identifies where you are in your car, and will... >>

D-Air wireless airbag jackets from Ducati and Dainese protect riders from the road

D-Air wireless airbag jackets from Ducati and Dainese protect riders from the road

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D-Air jackets that inflate when a rider comes off a Ducati motorbike are not new, but ones that are wirelessly controlled by the bike are a world first.The latest airbag jacket, from motorbike manufacturer Ducati and riding gear specialist Dainese, is... >>

Hands-on: Alfa Romeo 4C review

Hands-on: Alfa Romeo 4C review

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You would think more car events would happen in the Isle of Man. For a start, out of the towns and villages, the speed limit is derestricted. That doesn't mean 60mph, it means there is no limit. The Isle of Man loves motor vehicles though, and the craziness... >>

Volvo cloud cars can spot road dangers and instantly alert other cars, on the roads in testing now

Volvo cloud cars can spot road dangers and instantly alert other cars, on the roads in testing now

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Scandinavian car manufacturer Volvo is currently testing a new system that uses inter-car communications to improve road safety. It shows the potential for cloud-based car systems that could change the way the roads work.Volvo currently has 50 of these cars on... >>

Mini Cooper D review (2014)
4.5 stars

Mini Cooper D review (2014)

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The Mini Cooper heralds the arrival of the classic small car in its third-generation release since BMW re-imagined the brand back in 2001. A lucky 13 years on and the Mini Hatch is stronger than ever.That's not down to luck though. It's a car filled to... >>

Electric car sharing service, like 'Boris bikes', to hit London by 2015

Electric car sharing service, like 'Boris bikes', to hit London by 2015

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London will soon be home to an electric car sharing service that'll let users book cars for short journeys between parking points. With London's rain this could be a brilliant, eco-friendly, alternative to a "Boris bike".Billionaire tycoon, Vincent Bolloré,... >>

Hands-on: Mini Cooper S (2014) review

Hands-on: Mini Cooper S (2014) review

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The Mini Cooper is one of those cars that's a timeless classic; a car that, as Brits, we have an inevitable soft spot for. BMW's re-imagining of the Cooper back in 2001 was the right balance of the German brand's know-how without it unhinging that loveable... >>

London to test smart crossing sign system, hoping to reduce pedestrian congestion

London to test smart crossing sign system, hoping to reduce pedestrian congestion

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London plans to test new camera-equipped pedestrian crossing signs that will recognise how many people are waiting to cross and can even lengthen the "green man" phase to allow more people to cross in time.The smart signs would therefore be handy when... >>

Mazda Hazumi pictures and eyes-on: Mazda 2 concept car has awesome moniker

Mazda Hazumi pictures and eyes-on: Mazda 2 concept car has awesome moniker

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If there's a prize for car with the coolest name from this year's Geneva Motor Show then we think it would have to go to the Mazda Hazumi concept. Although, really, it's less concept and borderline reality and what you're currently feasting your eyes... >>

Volkswagen T-Roc pictures and eyes-on: The open-top SUV concept

Volkswagen T-Roc pictures and eyes-on: The open-top SUV concept

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Now here's a concept: an open-top SUV. And at the Geneva Motor Show that's exactly what Volkswagen had to show in the shape of the VW T-Roc. It's a crossover car concept that almost out-Jeeps Jeep.Despite what "convertible SUV" might conjure in the mind... >>

Jeep Renegade pictures and eyes-on: Fiat merger brings new 4x4

Jeep Renegade pictures and eyes-on: Fiat merger brings new 4x4

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If you think that the Jeep Renegade looks a little like a Fiat on steroids then you are indeed onto something: because the Renegade is the first Jeep since owner Crysler merged with Fiat at the beginning of this year. It's not actually on steroids, of... >>

Maserati Alfieri Concept pictures and hands-on

Maserati Alfieri Concept pictures and hands-on

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Maserati is 100 years old in 2014. So at this year's Geneva Motor Show the company presented itself with a self-proclaimed birthday present, the Alfieri concept car. Named after one of the original Maserati brothers, the 2+2 coupe concept is, so the company... >>

BMW 2-Series Active Tourer pictures and hands-on

BMW 2-Series Active Tourer pictures and hands-on

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Yes, you are looking at a BMW. A front wheel drive people carrier called the 2-Series Active Tourer. We’ll just leave that to sink in for a minute.The brand that almost entirely defines itself by its rear-wheel drive cars and has the ability to create... >>

Mini Clubman Concept pictures and hands-on

Mini Clubman Concept pictures and hands-on

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We’re not huge fans of the original Mini Clubman. The adverts are cool, the brand heritage is cool, those barn doors on the back are kind of cool too - but the whole bizarre 3-door element just left us cold.That’s all just changed. Because the Mini... >>

Toyota FV2 pictures and eyes-on: Tron-like concept ‘car’ that you won’t be driving in the future

Toyota FV2 pictures and eyes-on: Tron-like concept ‘car’ that you won’t be driving in the future

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You are looking at the Toyota FV2. We know, it’s one of those things that’ll make you cock your head to work out exactly what it is and what's supposed to go where. Originally announced at the Tokyo Motor Show, it’s taken until the 2014 Geneva Motor... >>

Volkswagen Golf GTE pictures and eyes-on: Mean meets green

Volkswagen Golf GTE pictures and eyes-on: Mean meets green

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We first wrote about the VW Golf GTE in late February when the hybrid car was announced. But after seeing it at the Geneva Motor Show it's impressed our retinas enough to feel the need to feature it once again.It's not the first electric car we've seen... >>

European cross-continent drive in Tesla Model S soon to be reality

European cross-continent drive in Tesla Model S soon to be reality

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Tesla isn't looking to slow down, highlighting its commitment to Europe while at the Geneva Motor Show this week. The company announced huge plans to expand its Supercharger network across Europe, and that it will open more than 30 service centres... >>

Mercedes-Benz may let you install Apple's CarPlay in older models

Mercedes-Benz may let you install Apple's CarPlay in older models

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If you have a Mercedes-Benz and are wanting Apple's new CarPlay, go ahead and put down your checkbook as you may not have to buy a 2015 model.A Mercedes-Benz spokesperson speaking to 9to5mac said the company is looking into “an after-market solution... >>

Renault Twingo pictures and hands-on

Renault Twingo pictures and hands-on

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Renault started the supermini revolution back in the late 70s with the classic Renault 5. It did it again with the first generation Twingo in the early 90s - a car that never came to the UK. So it's perhaps not the greatest shock to see the company reinventing... >>