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Hey BMW: Your intelligent voice assistant is actually pretty good
Hey BMW: Your intelligent voice assistant is actually pretty good By Chris Hall

There has been a long history of voice systems in cars, but it's a history littered with awkward application, frustration and ultimately, functions that... Read more

Lotus has an insanely fast electric car, but it costs £2 million
Lotus has an insanely fast electric car, but it costs £2 million By Chris Hall

Huge power and huge design from the Lotus Evija... Read more

What is the Pocket-lint daily and how do you get it for free?
What is the Pocket-lint daily and how do you get it for free? By Stuart Miles

Pocket-lint daily is a new daily tech newsletter curated by Stuart Miles, Pocket-lint's founder. Find out how to get it every morning. Read more

Ford will have a new EV on European roads by 2023, thanks to VW
Ford will have a new EV on European roads by 2023, thanks to VW By Chris Hall

Ford and VW previously announced that they were working in collaboration, but it has now been revealed how deep that collaboration will go. Ford is not... Read more

Bentley EXP 100 GT reveals its sustainable electric vision of the future
Bentley EXP 100 GT reveals its sustainable electric vision of the future By Chris Hall

Bentley has unveiled a concept car on its 100 year anniversary that outlines a vision of the future for the luxury car brand... Read more

Future electric cars: Upcoming battery-powered cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years
Future electric cars: Upcoming battery-powered cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years By Chris Hall

These are the EVs that are confirmed to be coming in 2019 and the near future... Read more

Mini Electric: Everything you need to know about the new electric Mini
Mini Electric: Everything you need to know about the new electric Mini By Chris Hall

The Mini Electric is now official, as the company pulls the covers off its fully-electric car in Oxford where the new model will be built... Read more

Mini Electric looks like a Mini, drives like a Mini, but is 100 per cent battery-powered
Mini Electric looks like a Mini, drives like a Mini, but is 100 per cent battery-powered By Chris Hall

Mini has revealed its fully electric car, pulling off the covers off the new model in Oxford at the Mini plant where the new car will be built. It had... Read more

Elon Musk: Full self-driving chip coming to old Tesla models this year
Elon Musk: Full self-driving chip coming to old Tesla models this year By Maggie Tillman

Tesla CEO Elon Musk likes to make bold, lofty promises, and his latest claim is a prime example.... Read more

This driverless car was completely remote-controlled over 5G
This driverless car was completely remote-controlled over 5G By Dan Grabham

We popped along to the Goodwood Festival of Speed this morning to check out a driverless car with a difference – the car was being piloted by someone... Read more

Jaguar set to invest in electric vehicle production in the UK
Jaguar set to invest in electric vehicle production in the UK By Adrian Willings

Jaguar Land Rover is investing heavily in its Castle Bromwich plant to build electric cars, secure jobs at the plant and hopefully help turn the business around.... Read more

Kia made a little Faraday cage for electronic keys to protect them from thieves
Kia made a little Faraday cage for electronic keys to protect them from thieves By Dan Grabham

This is a clever idea. Kia's Faraday cage can protect wireless keys from being hacked. It's just a pouch really, but it could be a rather good idea for... Read more

What's new in Apple CarPlay in iOS 13?
What's new in Apple CarPlay in iOS 13? By Stuart Miles

Following the launch of the iOS 13 Beta we loaded up the new CarPlay on the Nissan Leaf to see what's new.... Read more

New electric cars will now have to make a noise at low speeds
New electric cars will now have to make a noise at low speeds By Chris Hall

Designed to alert pedestrians to moving cars... Read more

Waymo hires 13 Anki robot experts to work on its self-driving trucks
Waymo hires 13 Anki robot experts to work on its self-driving trucks By Maggie Tillman

Anki recently shut down because it, essentially, ran out of money. But the heart of this robot company will still get to live on through Waymo.... Read more

Apple is still working on self-driving tech - but how will it appear in vehicles?
Apple is still working on self-driving tech - but how will it appear in vehicles? By Dan Grabham

Apple is still working on autonomous vehicle tech - but with an Apple Car unlikely, how will we see its work in vehicles? We know that Apple is still... Read more

Android Auto update starts to roll out, UK user gets dark mode and more
Android Auto update starts to roll out, UK user gets dark mode and more By Rik Henderson

The long-awaited overhaul update for Android Auto is starting to roll out, with users reporting that their apps and cars have been upgraded already.Google... Read more

BMW Vision M Next imagines a next-gen i8 replacement
BMW Vision M Next imagines a next-gen i8 replacement By Chris Hall

BMW has unveiled the latest in its Vision Next series, which now turns its attention to sports cars of the future... Read more

Lightyear One luxury electric car uses solar panels for a charging boost
Lightyear One luxury electric car uses solar panels for a charging boost By Chris Hall

An electric car with solar panels - but it's not cheap... Read more

Nissan's self-driving ProPilot tech is now available across the Qashqai range
Nissan's self-driving ProPilot tech is now available across the Qashqai range By Chris Hall

Nissan has expanded its ProPilot technology to be available across the full range of automatic Qashqai models, meaning this hugely popular SUV will be... Read more

Lexus at 30: How luxury Japanese car brand is pursuing lifestyle future
Lexus at 30: How luxury Japanese car brand is pursuing lifestyle future By Mike Lowe

We get the inside line on Lexus in Japan, from design and production, to dealerships, concept stores and what the next 30 years may hold.... Read more

Riding the Skoda Klement: Is this electric two-wheeler the future of city mobility?
Riding the Skoda Klement: Is this electric two-wheeler the future of city mobility? By Mike Lowe

Announced at Geneva 2019, we got to ride this two-wheel electric mobility concept made real - not e-bike - around Prague. Here are out thoughts.... Read more

Guilt-free pleasure: Nissan concept lets you enjoy your ice cream without the dirty diesel
Guilt-free pleasure: Nissan concept lets you enjoy your ice cream without the dirty diesel By Chris Hall

Nissan and Mackie's of Scotland have teamed up on a concept ice cream van that ditches the big old diesel... Read more

I'll be back: Could Hummer be reborn as a rugged electric SUV?
I'll be back: Could Hummer be reborn as a rugged electric SUV? By Chris Hall

GM's Hummer was the poster child of gas guzzling era and could be reborn as an EV... Read more

Electric dreams and home charging: The Nissan Leaf meets PodPoint
Electric dreams and home charging: The Nissan Leaf meets PodPoint By Stuart Miles

In this series of electric dream features we're looking at life with an electric car, focusing on home charging... Read more

New Renault Zoe: Increased range, increased power, increased connectivity
New Renault Zoe: Increased range, increased power, increased connectivity By Chris Hall

Renault has announced the third-generation Zoe, as it looks to update its popular electric car, giving it longer range, more power... Read more

This Skoda is a concept car for cyclists - and even has a washing machine
This Skoda is a concept car for cyclists - and even has a washing machine By Dan Grabham

Skoda's Karoq Velo is a concept car with a difference - it's been inspired by cyclists. It's pretty much a complete service vehicle and, while it won't... Read more

BMW teases next-gen i8 through Vision M Next abstract images
BMW teases next-gen i8 through Vision M Next abstract images By Mike Lowe

Is this a glimpse of the next-generation BMW i8's details and colour work? The Vision M Next will be revealed in full late June 2019...... Read more

McLaren Shadow again searches for a next-generation F1 champion
McLaren Shadow again searches for a next-generation F1 champion By Dan Grabham

McLaren has announced a second season of the McLaren Shadow Project, searching for the next big name in motor-based eSports - and, potentially, a next-generation... Read more

Uber and Volvo's first production self-driving car is ready
Uber and Volvo's first production self-driving car is ready By Rik Henderson

Uber and Volvo have unveiled their first self-driving production vehicle: an adapted version of the Volvo XC90 SUV.... Read more

The best of CES Asia 2019: Cars rule at China's tech show
The best of CES Asia 2019: Cars rule at China's tech show By Mike Lowe

The 5th CES Asia expo took place in Shanghai, China, from 11-13 June 2019. Automotive tech ruled the show floor. Here are our trends and takeaways.... Read more

Alexa is now available in recent BMW and Mini cars
Alexa is now available in recent BMW and Mini cars By Chris Hall

Amazon Alexa is now available as one of the connected services that's available to BMW and Mini owners... Read more

BMW and Jaguar are teaming up to develop next-gen electric car technology
BMW and Jaguar are teaming up to develop next-gen electric car technology By Chris Hall

BMW has been saying for time that it's keen on collaboration and that has lead to the announcement that it is teaming up with Jaguar Land Rover for the... Read more

Electric dreams and range anxiety: We drove the Audi e-tron to Cornwall and back
Electric dreams and range anxiety: We drove the Audi e-tron to Cornwall and back By Chris Hall

In this new series of features we're looking at life with an electric car, starting with the biggest barrier for a lot of people - range anxiety... Read more

How do I charge my electric car?
How do I charge my electric car? By Chris Hall

From home charging to charging on the motorway, we explain slow, fast and rapid charging for your electric car or PHEV... Read more

Lotus will unveil the Type 130 electric hypercar on 16 July
Lotus will unveil the Type 130 electric hypercar on 16 July By Chris Hall

It's has been more than a decade since we saw a new Lotus and the Type 130 is going to change the narrative and be an all-electric hypercar... Read more

Ferrari has launched its first plug-in hybrid, the blazing fast SF90 Stradale
Ferrari has launched its first plug-in hybrid, the blazing fast SF90 Stradale By Cam Bunton

Think plug-in hybrid, and you're more likely to picture a minivan or pickup, but now Ferrari is in the game with a stunning new production car.... Read more

VW Golf GTI Aurora swaps boot space for sci-fi holographic sound system, would you?
VW Golf GTI Aurora swaps boot space for sci-fi holographic sound system, would you? By Rik Henderson

Volkswagen has added high-end technology to its Golf GTI Aurora concept car that befuddles as much as it is impressive.... Read more

Why Tesla is the new Pebble
Why Tesla is the new Pebble By Stuart Miles

Tesla has been the flag-bearer, the champion, of electric cars, but it seems that its days of leading the race might be over.... Read more

Volkswagen ID: Everything you need to know about ID.3 and the pure electric VW of the future
Volkswagen ID: Everything you need to know about ID.3 and the pure electric VW of the future By Chris Hall

Volkswagen has been talking about ID since it first unveiled the ID Concept at the Paris Motor Show in 2016 and we're expecting the first model in 2020... Read more

Audi electrifies the Q5 SUV with new plug-in hybrid model
Audi electrifies the Q5 SUV with new plug-in hybrid model By Chris Hall

Audi's first dalliance with electrification saw the A3 and Q7 e-tron hitting the streets, before Audi transformed the e-tron name and used it for its pure... Read more

Land Rover Discovery Sport refresh debuts plug-in hybrid option
Land Rover Discovery Sport refresh debuts plug-in hybrid option By Chris Hall

The Land Rover Discovery Sport has gained a couple of new powertrains in the most recent update to the popular seven-seater SUV, giving greener options... Read more

Super Soco and Ducati partner for special edition all-electric CUx Scooter
Super Soco and Ducati partner for special edition all-electric CUx Scooter By Rik Henderson

British motorbike brand Super Soco has partnered with Ducati for a special edition version of its all-electric CUx Scooter.... 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... Read more

Spotify begins testing Car Thing, a voice-activated device for vehicles
Spotify begins testing Car Thing, a voice-activated device for vehicles By Maggie Tillman

Spotify is getting into the hardware business - but only on a very limited basis at first.... Read more

Citroen's 19_19 Concept celebrates 100 years of history with a techy vision of the future
Citroen's 19_19 Concept celebrates 100 years of history with a techy vision of the future By Chris Hall

Citroën is celebrating its centenary with the 19_19 Concept, a vision of future cars that draws on the previous 100 years of the company... Read more

Nissan launches hands-free next-gen driver assistance coming autumn 2019
Nissan launches hands-free next-gen driver assistance coming autumn 2019 By Adrian Willings

Nissan has announced its ProPilot 2.0 driver assistance system will launch first on its Skyline sedan in Japan.... Read more

Triumph next to announce an electric motorbike in development
Triumph next to announce an electric motorbike in development By Rik Henderson

Triumph has announced a collaboration with F1 team Williams to develop electric motorbike technology for possible future consumer launches.... Read more

Hyundai's cockpit of the future puts haptic displays on the steering wheel
Hyundai's cockpit of the future puts haptic displays on the steering wheel By Chris Hall

Hyundai has shown off its vision of cockpits of the future which could radically change the way we interact with our cars... Read more

Dyson's electric car revealed in patents
Dyson's electric car revealed in patents By Cam Bunton

Dyson's pricey electric car has been shown off in patents, and it kinda looks like a squished up Range Rover... Read more

Volkswagen opens preorders for its ID.3 long-range electric hatchback
Volkswagen opens preorders for its ID.3 long-range electric hatchback By Maggie Tillman

Volkswagen has announced it will begin taking pre-orders in Europe for its first long-range, all-electric hatchback. It starts at €30,000.... Read more

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