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Nissan to test self-driving taxis in Japan in 2018, full launch planned for 2020 Olympics

Nissan to test self-driving taxis in Japan in 2018, full launch planned for 2020 Olympics

By Max Langridge

Nissan has announced it will begin trialling self-driving taxis as part of its Easy Ride service in Yokohama, Japan from March 2018, with a plan to have a fully-fledged service up and running in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games.  The Japanese car... Read more

Best of the LA Auto Show 2017 in pictures: BMW, Mercedes, Mazda and more

Best of the LA Auto Show 2017 in pictures: BMW, Mercedes, Mazda and more

By Joe Simpson

In recent years the big American car shows – Detroit and LA – have been overshadowed by January's CES, which has become a significant car show and the place to be for leading car-related tech and futuristic stuff.Nonetheless, with Southern California... Read more

Cyber Monday deals week: Save $50 on Garmin Speak, brings Alexa navigation to your car

Cyber Monday deals week: Save $50 on Garmin Speak, brings Alexa navigation to your car

By Elyse Betters

Amazon's Cyber Monday deals didn't end on Monday, as evident by an amazing deal it currently has for an Alexa-enabled Garmin device.Garmin, the company once well-known for its GPS navigation devices, recently announced a new speaker that doubles as the... Read more

Uber bought 24,000 of these Volvo SUVs for its self-driving car fleet

Uber bought 24,000 of these Volvo SUVs for its self-driving car fleet

By Elyse Betters

Uber has signed a deal with Volvo.Under the deal, which is reportedly worth more than $1 billion, Volvo will supply the ride-hailing company with 24,000 "autonomous driving compatible" vehicles between 2019 and 2021. Uber is clearly trying to ramp up... Read more

Tesla Roadster will be the fastest production car ever made with the longest battery range

Tesla Roadster will be the fastest production car ever made with the longest battery range

By Max Langridge

Electric car manufacturer Tesla has unveiled the Roadster, successor to the company's first ever production car. When the new two-seater officially launches, the Roadster will break several records, including being the first production car to accelerate... Read more

McLaren 720S review: Shaking up the supercar world order
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McLaren 720S review: Shaking up the supercar world order

By Joe Simpson

In a world of iPhones, Snapchat, Pokemon and a whole host of digital distractions, do little boys and girls still put posters of supercars on their walls? It's a question we're musing as we drive the new McLaren 720S around the Cirencester bypass. Growing... Read more

Volkswagen T-Roc review: Solid as a rock?
4.0 stars

Volkswagen T-Roc review: Solid as a rock?

By Alistair Charlton

As the growth of the sharing and on-demand economies lure us away from ownership and into a future where someone else's car arrives with the prod of a smartphone app, it may seem counterintuitive for car makers to place a growing focus on personalisation... Read more

Terzo Millennio is a self-healing EV concept from Lamborghini and MIT

Terzo Millennio is a self-healing EV concept from Lamborghini and MIT

By Elyse Betters

Lamborghini teased a car concept for MIT's EmTech conference, and now it's unveiled that concept. And we'll admit, we're excited.The Terzo Millennio supercar concept has a futuristic (yet very Lamborghini) design, which is coupled with new technologies.... Read more

Audi A8 (2017) review: The most tech-packed car to ever hit the road
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Audi A8 (2017) review: The most tech-packed car to ever hit the road

By Mike Lowe

Step into the brand new Audi A8 and it's impossible not to be impressed. This car is like a first class suite on wheels, with such an abundance of tech on offer that it's hard not to play with every touchscreen and option for the sheer thrill of what's... Read more

Ford, BMW, Daimler and VW commit to high-speed European EV charging network

Ford, BMW, Daimler and VW commit to high-speed European EV charging network

By Max Langridge

Ford has announced a joint venture with BMW Group, Volkswagen Group and Daimler AG that will bring a new charging network for electric vehicles to Europe. All-electric cars UK 2017: All the battery powered vehicles available on the road today The venture,... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Car

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Car

By Britta O'Boyle

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 will be taking place for the 14th year in a couple of weeks in association with EE. There are 18 categories this year, with a couple of new ones joining and a couple of category splits.Each of the 18 categories has... Read more

Apple CarPlay makes its move to motorbikes and the 2018 Honda Gold Wing

Apple CarPlay makes its move to motorbikes and the 2018 Honda Gold Wing

By Max Langridge

Apple CarPlay has been around for a few years now, with it being designed to give you a user-friendly and safe iPhone experience in the car. As it's name suggests, it's designed exclusively for cars, or at least it was until now. Apple CarPlay explored:... Read more

Hyundai i30 N review: A surprise hot hatch star is born
4.5 stars

Hyundai i30 N review: A surprise hot hatch star is born

By Mike Lowe

We come screeching around the a corner of a track, warm rubber cutting the sidelines and barely keeping out of the gravel, before firing off down the straight in sixth gear and then quickly adjusting down to third for a tight cone-crafted chicane. In... Read more

Volkswagen Tiguan review: All grown-up
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Volkswagen Tiguan review: All grown-up

By Joe Simpson

You've decided you want a mid-sized SUV. You'd like something from a reputable brand, that the neighbours won't question. But you just can't get your head around the prices charged by Audi, BMW and Mercedes. Sounds like you? Then Volkswagen hopes it has... Read more

Up Up and Away: The best flying cars from around the world

Up Up and Away: The best flying cars from around the world

By Max Langridge

The Wright Brothers were the first to successfully produce a flying machine in 1903, but while we now have aeroplanes carrying out hundreds of flights a day, a flying car is still an idea that hasn't been fully achieved. Or has it?We've rounded up a whole... Read more

Toyota reveals "Fine-Comfort Ride" hydrogen-powered concept vehicle

Toyota reveals "Fine-Comfort Ride" hydrogen-powered concept vehicle

By Max Langridge

Concept cars always push the boundaries of what is possible for car design and Toyota's latest design is no different.Called the "Fine-Comfort Ride" - we hope that name changes if the car goes into production - it's a new "premium saloon" that's powered... Read more

Garmin Speak brings Alexa to your car, with turn-by-turn navigation

Garmin Speak brings Alexa to your car, with turn-by-turn navigation

By Elyse Betters

Garmin, the company once well-known for its GPS navigation devices but now dominates fitness wearables, just made an Alexa device.It has announced a new speaker that includes integration with Amazon’s assistant. It's not just another Alexa speaker,... Read more

Volvo's Polestar performance division is releasing its first car, the Polestar 1

Volvo's Polestar performance division is releasing its first car, the Polestar 1

By Max Langridge

Polestar, the performance company used by Volvo to soup up its cars, has announced it is splitting off as a standalone performance electric car brand. Polestar has said it will produce three cars from a new factory in China (due to be completed in mid-2018),... Read more

BBC launches iPlayer Radio app for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

BBC launches iPlayer Radio app for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

By Max Langridge

The BBC has announced a brand new version of its iPlayer Radio app, designed specifically for use in the car when connected to an Android Auto or Apple CarPlay system. Apple CarPlay explored: Taking iOS on the road Android Auto explored: Taking Google... Read more

Prepare for Virgin Hyperloop One as Branson invests heavily in future of travel

Prepare for Virgin Hyperloop One as Branson invests heavily in future of travel

By Elyse Betters

One of the world's richest men likes the idea of a hyperloop. A hyperloop is essentially a fast train. Elon Musk, who popularised the idea, calls it a "cross between a Concorde, a railgun, and an air hockey table". One company making this type of high-speed... Read more

Nissan created a PS4-controlled GT-R, and we've driven it

Nissan created a PS4-controlled GT-R, and we've driven it

By Chris Hall

Nissan has long had ties with the Gran Turismo gaming franchise, not only appearing in the game, but running its own GT Academy, aiming to turn gamers into racing drivers. Now it has taken a real-life Nissan GT-R car and made it remote control, using... Read more

Nvidia determined to make Robotaxis a reality with Pegasus autonomous driving computer

Nvidia determined to make Robotaxis a reality with Pegasus autonomous driving computer

By Rik Henderson

Games hardware company Nvidia is one of the biggest players in autonomous vehicles, supplying chipsets and architecture to many car manufacturers developing in the field.However, its latest AI computer could prove to be the biggest breakthrough yet,... Read more

Audi A8 with AI: How Audi Traffic Jam Pilot autonomous driving tech works

Audi A8 with AI: How Audi Traffic Jam Pilot autonomous driving tech works

By Leon Poultney

Anyone who is tuned into the news or has the faintest interest in cars will know that self-driving automobiles are very much on the way."Shock, horror, gasp," we hear you cry. And for good reason, too, because a robot will soon be trundling you up and... Read more

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio review: Phwoar to the floor
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Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio review: Phwoar to the floor

By Joe Simpson

How do you define fast?For some it's a case of bald figures. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio does 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 190mph. So, that's the "head" box ticked.For others it's defined in less tangible terms. Driving the Alfa... Read more

BMW to add Alexa in-car control in 2018

BMW to add Alexa in-car control in 2018

By Max Langridge

German car manufacturer BMW has announced that it will add Amazon Alexa voice-control to its in-car infotainment service, as well as Mini's, from mid-2018. What can Alexa do and what services are available? With Alexa onboard, BMW and Mini owners will... Read more

Volvo XC60 review: The best-in-class mid-size SUV?
4.5 stars

Volvo XC60 review: The best-in-class mid-size SUV?

By Joe Simpson

The outgoing Volvo XC60 continued to be the best seller in its class right up until the end of production. Whereas other "new" Volvos — the XC90, S90, V90 — replaced cars that were so old people had forgotten they existed, the previous XC60's success... Read more

BMW to introduce wireless car charging with 2018 530e

BMW to introduce wireless car charging with 2018 530e

By Max Langridge

BMW could be one of the, if not the, first car manufacturer to introduce a wireless charging solution for the 530e iPerformance in 2018. BMW 530e plug-in hybrid preview: The best of both worlds? Future electric cars: The battery-powered tech cars that... Read more

Dyson confirms it's making a radical and expensive electric vehicle

Dyson confirms it's making a radical and expensive electric vehicle

By Elyse Betters

Let's hope Dyson's new car sucks as well as its vacuums.Dyson, the UK company that makes fancy vacuum cleaners, has announced in a letter sent to employees that is developing an electric car. It should be unveiled in 2020. Dyson also confirmed it has... Read more

Tesla Model 3's touchscreen interface shown off in full detail

Tesla Model 3's touchscreen interface shown off in full detail

By Max Langridge

Tesla vehicles are always associated with the very latest technology, and if you've seen one or been in one, you would have noticed a large touchscreen panel in the main centre console. Tesla Model 3 is the super electric car you can afford to drive Tesla:... Read more

Mini Cooper SD Countryman (2017) review: Mighty improvements for the mega Mini?
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Mini Cooper SD Countryman (2017) review: Mighty improvements for the mega Mini?

By Joe Simpson

Do you remember the exact moment when every manufacturer scrambled to add a high-riding SUV to their line-up? It was around the time the Nissan Qashqai started to become a runaway sales success. As a result, all sorts of bizarre shapes started to appear... Read more

Toyota C-HR review: High-roller or middle-of-the-roader?
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Toyota C-HR review: High-roller or middle-of-the-roader?

By Joe Simpson

"Cars, they all look the same these days." It's almost as if the designers of Toyota's new C-HR had that phrase in mind, and were determined to shoot it down. Toyotas — aren't they cars that are reliable, well-built and, well, just a little bit dull?... Read more

25 of the most incredibly futuristic electric cars from the last few years

25 of the most incredibly futuristic electric cars from the last few years

By Adrian Willings

Concept cars are incredible, especially if and when they eventually become reality. Of course, a lot of them don't and perhaps some are nothing more than a pipe dream or a manufacturer showing that they're not just stuck in their ways and can think "outside... Read more

Audi Aicon: A glimpse at a fully autonomous future and ultra-impressive user interface

Audi Aicon: A glimpse at a fully autonomous future and ultra-impressive user interface

By Joe Simpson

What does the future look like? It's a perennial question, one that for cars feels more pertinent than ever. This, the Aicon, is what the future looks like according to Audi.You'll know that cars are becoming battery powered (or electrifying - as the... Read more

Amazing futuristic car designs from racing cars to rescue vehicles

Amazing futuristic car designs from racing cars to rescue vehicles

By Adrian Willings

The future is frighteningly fast, ferocious and full of potential. Car designers and enthusiasts are always looking for ways to innovate and come up with the next new design that'll change the future of the vehicles we drive. With the technology behind... Read more

30 incredibly bonkers and beautiful cars from the 1950s to now

30 incredibly bonkers and beautiful cars from the 1950s to now

By Adrian Willings

Concept cars are nothing new, for decades car manufacturers have been pushing the boundaries of design and creating incredible cars way beyond their time. Usually, these cars are created to gauge public interest at the big motor-shows before production... Read more

Best of the Frankfurt Auto Show 2017 in pictures: Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Honda, Kia and more

Best of the Frankfurt Auto Show 2017 in pictures: Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Honda, Kia and more

By Joe Simpson

The Frankfurt Auto Show is Europe's biggest car show — quite literally, as we already have sores on our feet from the 12 miles walked on day one.Despite a series of high-profile absentees in 2017 — there's no Volvo, Peugeot, Fiat, Alfa, Jeep, Mitsubishi,... Read more

Seat to offer Alexa integration in select models later this year

Seat to offer Alexa integration in select models later this year

By Max Langridge

Seat has announced it will be the first car manufacturer in Europe to offer Alexa integration in its vehicles. Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what services are compatible  Alexa will arrive in Leon and Ateca models from the end of this year, and... Read more

Future electric cars: The battery-powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years

Future electric cars: The battery-powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years

By Max Langridge

Electric cars are already a mainstay on Britain's roads, with several all-electric models being available to buy right now. A lot of them are simply electric versions of fuel-powered cars, but in the not-too-distant future, we'll see new designs around... Read more

BMW commits to electric car production, introduces i Vision Dynamics concept coupe

BMW commits to electric car production, introduces i Vision Dynamics concept coupe

By Max Langridge

BMW has unveiled a new concept car to join its i-Series of electric vehicles at the Frankfurt auto show, while also committing to electric car production. The i Vision Dynamics coupe is just a concept for now, but BMW insists it will go on sale. Future... Read more

Mercedes-Benz announces an electric future from 2022

Mercedes-Benz announces an electric future from 2022

By Max Langridge

Mercedes-Benz Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche used the company's investor day in Sindelfingen, Germany to announce it will offer hybrid and fully-electric versions of its entire fleet by 2022. Smart Vision EQ ForTwo concept preview: The future autonomous... Read more

Mercedes shows off its 1000-horsepower Project One hypercar

Mercedes shows off its 1000-horsepower Project One hypercar

By Elyse Betters

Mercedes-Benz has shown off that new hypercar it's been teasing.Dubbed the Mercedes-AMG Project One, the showcar was unveiled at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. Based on the features, like more than 1,000 horsepower, it seems like a concept,... Read more