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19 weird and whacky personal transportation vehicles that you'd love to ride

19 weird and whacky personal transportation vehicles that you'd love to ride

By Elyse Betters

Most people love a great vehicle.We collect vehicles. We put vehicles in shows. We even make alternative vehicles and various transportation devices because - let's face it - vehicles are so awesome that limiting ourselves to the four-door variety just... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BMW details exciting roadmap for electric vehicles going forward

BMW details exciting roadmap for electric vehicles going forward

By Rik Henderson

BMW no longer sees itself as simply a car manufacturer; it now sees itself as a tech company. And it has revealed its plans for an emission-free future.By the end of the year, it claims that there will be 200,000 "electrified vehicles" (fully electric... Read more

Electric dreams: New Jaguar and Land Rover cars from 2020 will have electric options

Electric dreams: New Jaguar and Land Rover cars from 2020 will have electric options

By Chris Hall

Jaguar Land Rover has set out its commitment to the electrification of its vehicles, saying that all new vehicles from 2020 will come with electric options, be that fully electric, plug-in hybrid or mild hybrid. The company hasn't gone much further than... Read more

Jaguar E-Type reborn as a modern electric masterpiece, the E-Type Zero

Jaguar E-Type reborn as a modern electric masterpiece, the E-Type Zero

By Chris Hall

You don't really need an excuse to photograph a Jaguar E-Type. It's one of the most iconic cars ever made, embodying the long and low aesthetics of Jaguar design, the quintessential classic car and the love child of the 1960s.It's no surprise, then, that... Read more

New Nissan Leaf 2018: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

New Nissan Leaf 2018: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Britta O'Boyle

Nissan was the first to introduce an all-electric vehicle to the mass market with the original Leaf appearing way back in 2010. Since its arrival, Nissan has sold more than 277,000 units, making it one of the world's best selling electric vehicles.With... Read more

New Nissan Leaf unveiled: Improved design, more power and 235-mile range

New Nissan Leaf unveiled: Improved design, more power and 235-mile range

By Britta O'Boyle

Nissan has announced its new Leaf electric vehicle, following months of rumours and teasers.The new model features 50 percent greater range to its predecessor, more power and an improved design, inspired by the company's IDS concept shown off at the... Read more

Audi has now made it possible to see your new car in VR before it's made

Audi has now made it possible to see your new car in VR before it's made

By Max Langridge

German vehicle manufacturer Audi is rolling out a new VR experience to showrooms in Germany, the UK and Spain, that will let customers see their ideally configured Audi car before placing an order. MMI explored: A deep dive into Audi's in-car infotainment... Read more

Audi A8 can be specced with a 23 speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system

Audi A8 can be specced with a 23 speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system

By Max Langridge

Audi has turned to Danish audio company Bang & Olufsen once again for its in-car sound system for the Audi A8, but this time there's a slight difference. Audi A8 (2017) preview: The most technological car interior, ever? The system for the A8 can be specified... Read more

Amazon Alexa coming to a Skoda near you soon

Amazon Alexa coming to a Skoda near you soon

By Max Langridge

Skoda has confirmed it is working on integrating Amazon Alexa into its future in-car infotainment systems, to replace the current voice-controlled system. Apple CarPlay: Which cars support it, what can it do and how does it work? Alexa will offer more... Read more

Your future electric Audi could come with a solar roof to extend its range

Your future electric Audi could come with a solar roof to extend its range

By Max Langridge

German car manufacturer Audi has partnered up with Alta Devices, a subsidiary of Chinese solar-cell producer, Hanergy, to develop a thin solar film layer to be installed in car roofs. Future electric cars: The battery-powered tech cars that will be on... Read more

VW revives the iconic camper van design with I.D. Buzz, goes on sale in 2022

VW revives the iconic camper van design with I.D. Buzz, goes on sale in 2022

By Max Langridge

Volkswagen has confirmed it will put its I.D. Buzz bus concept electric vehicle into full commercial production. The eight-seater vehicle will go on sale in the US, Europe and China in 2022. Future electric cars: The battery-powered tech cars that will... Read more

Waymo patents a car that can adjust rigidity if it were to hit a human

Waymo patents a car that can adjust rigidity if it were to hit a human

By Elyse Betters

Google-owned Waymo has always wanted to reduce the number of deaths related to automobile accidents, and its latest patent is just another attempt at accomplishing that goal.The Mercury News and Quartz spotted a Waymo patent for a new type of driverless... Read more

Apple's CarPlay is coming to some 2017 Aston Martin and Mini cars

Apple's CarPlay is coming to some 2017 Aston Martin and Mini cars

By Elyse Betters

Apple CarPlay can now be found on two new luxury car brands.9to5Mac noticed that the CarPlay page on Apple’s website has been updated to include models from both European manufacturers. More specifically, CarPlay will be available in Aston's 2017 Vantage,... Read more

Your next car could be electric with petrol and diesel car sales to end after 2040

Your next car could be electric with petrol and diesel car sales to end after 2040

By Max Langridge

The British Government has announced plans to end all new petrol and diesel car sales from 2040, in a bid to combat rising levels of nitrogen oxide and overall air pollution. All-electric cars UK 2017: All the battery powered vehicles available on the... Read more

BMW reveals plans to make a battery-electric Mini in the UK

BMW reveals plans to make a battery-electric Mini in the UK

By Elyse Betters

BMW is going fully battery-electric, with a new Mini at least.It wants to build a new battery-electric Mini: a 3-door, fully electric Hatch model, which will go into production in 2019. This vehicle will increase the choice of Mini powertrains to include... Read more

Nissan Leaf takes on Mongol Rally: 10,000 miles in an all-electric vehicle

Nissan Leaf takes on Mongol Rally: 10,000 miles in an all-electric vehicle

By Britta O'Boyle

If the idea of trading in your petrol-guzzling car for a planet-friendly all-electric model has appealed to you but range anxiety has stopped you, this is a story that might help you take the leap. Chris Ramsey, founder of Plug In Adventures, set off... Read more

Shell will install electric car chargers at petrol stations in the UK this year

Shell will install electric car chargers at petrol stations in the UK this year

By Elyse Betters

Shell petrol stations are going electric.Well, not completely, but the oil company has confirmed it will install electric car chargers at petrol stations in the UK before the end of this year. The first chargers will offer 50kW recharging speeds, and... Read more

What is X.COM? Elon Musk's new website and project teased

What is X.COM? Elon Musk's new website and project teased

By Rik Henderson

Tesla boss Elon Musk has caused an internet frenzy with a simple tweet.His company has reacquired the domain name x.com, which was the original name of PayPal many moons ago, and is soon to launch a new venture or, at least, assign one of his current... Read more

Own a BMW? You can join a Skype meeting without leaving your car

Own a BMW? You can join a Skype meeting without leaving your car

By Elyse Betters

Next time you Skype your boss, do it from your BMW.Skype for Business users can now place or join conference calls from the driver's seat - so long as they own a BMW. Drivers will use the mounted display and their voice to navigate BMW's iDrive menu system... Read more

Bentley's monstrous Bentayga SUV will go green in 2018

Bentley's monstrous Bentayga SUV will go green in 2018

By Max Langridge

Luxury car maker Bentley has confirmed it will release a plug-in hybrid version of the Bentayga SUV in 2018, which will see an electric motor connected to a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 engine.Bentley is owned by Volkswagen, which also owns the Audi brand,... Read more

Seat DriveApp now works fully with Android Auto

Seat DriveApp now works fully with Android Auto

By Rik Henderson

Seat has released a new version of its DriveApp Android application that now fully integrates with Android Auto. The Spanish car manufacturer claims to be the first to support the Android-based in-car system with a dedicated application.Seat DriveApp... Read more

Volvo is making the move to all-electric from 2019

Volvo is making the move to all-electric from 2019

By Max Langridge

Volvo Cars has announced that all of the cars in its lineup will have an electric motor from 2019, and will subsequently become the first car manufacturer to completely ditch internal combustion engines. Volvo and Nvidia have just teamed up to make self-driving... Read more