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Google's driverless car with no steering wheel or brakes is now forced to offer manual controls

Google's driverless car with no steering wheel or brakes is now forced to offer manual controls

By 21 August 2014

Google's new self-driving car prototypes have hit a bump in the road. They now need to feature manual controls by next month, or else Google will no longer be able to test them in California. Google announced in May that it built a prototype self-driving... >>

Solid-state batteries offer double the life of lithium-ion, £15,000 electric car could follow

Solid-state batteries offer double the life of lithium-ion, £15,000 electric car could follow

By 21 August 2014

A Michigan start-up company, Sakti3, claims to have created a solid-state lithium battery which offers far more density than current batteries. It should result in double the battery life of current lithium-ion batteries. This could mean double the time... >>

Google's self-driving cars are capable of breaking the speed limit, if necessary

Google's self-driving cars are capable of breaking the speed limit, if necessary

By 20 August 2014

Google's self-driving cars are designed to break the law. Sort of. Dmitri Dolgov, the moonshot's lead software engineer, told Reuters that Google's self-driving cars attempt to stay within the speed limit, but certin traffic conditions might encourage... >>

Toyota brings Aupeo smart streaming radio to its new Yaris

Toyota brings Aupeo smart streaming radio to its new Yaris

By 20 August 2014

Toyota has announced that drivers of its new Yaris will be able to download and use the Aupeo app to stream personalised music in their cars. This is the first time Aupeo has been available in a Toyota in Europe via its Touch 2 Go multimedia system. The... >>

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid review
4 out of 5

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid review

By 18 August 2014

The main issue with buying an electric car - other than the cost of purchase - is range anxiety. The internal combustion age means we don't tend not to plan when it comes to cars. We just jump in and go. Despite the average person only driving 19 miles... >>

McLaren 650S first drive: Brit supercar contrasts comfort with savage performance

McLaren 650S first drive: Brit supercar contrasts comfort with savage performance

By 12 August 2014

McLaren is riding on a wave right now. Hot on the heels of the £1-million P1 comes this, the McLaren 650S. It's a riposte to those who think of McLarens as a little safe, a little boring, a little lacking in drama compared to the obvious alternative... >>

Solar cell breakthrough could let solar cars travel over 450 miles at a time

Solar cell breakthrough could let solar cars travel over 450 miles at a time

By 8 August 2014

Science boffins at start-up Semprius have found a manufacturing method that will allow them to stack solar cells to improve efficiency. By piling the solar cells on top of each other they will be able to cram enough into solar panels to offer 50 per cent... >>

BMW adds JustPark app to plan parking from the dashboard

BMW adds JustPark app to plan parking from the dashboard

By 8 August 2014

BMW has announced that its cars will now have the JustPark app built-in, meaning the whole parking process can be handled from the dash. Mini will be the first car to feature JustPark with plans to roll the app out across the BMW range later this year.... >>

TomTom Start redesign to take on smartphone satnavs by being more affordable

TomTom Start redesign to take on smartphone satnavs by being more affordable

By 1 August 2014

TomTom is combating the rise in the use of smartphones and free or paid-for satnav apps by making a newly redesigned Start line-up more accessible to drivers. Adding features such as lifetime maps and smarter routing. The new TomTom Start line-up includes... >>

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2014: Submit your entry form for consideration

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2014: Submit your entry form for consideration

By 1 August 2014

The time for us to get ready for the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2014 has started. This year, for our 11th Awards, we are going to be doing things a little bit differently and therefore asking for your help to nominate your favourite gadgets, whether you... >>