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Mazda CX-3 first drive: A grades for this B-segment crossover?

Mazda CX-3 first drive: A grades for this B-segment crossover?

By Joe Simpson

What do the Nissan Juke, Mini Countryman and Renault Captur have in common? They're members of one of the fastest growing automotive segments – the so-called B-segment crossover.Now Mazda has joined the party with the new CX-3, so we went to northern... Read more

These are the Formula 1 cars of the future that could change everything

These are the Formula 1 cars of the future that could change everything

By Luke Edwards

Formula 1 is about breaking boundaries and stunning fans. According to Dutch designer Andries van Overbeeke F1 has lost its way. But he's ready to show it the correct course once more.The problem, Overbeeke says, is that Formula 1 has too many rigid... Read more

Audi RS3 Sportback first drive: Power trip

Audi RS3 Sportback first drive: Power trip

By Mike Lowe

The 2015 Audi RS3 is one ultra-powerful hot hatch, delivering more snap, crackle and pop than your average bowl of morning cereal. As we can imagine from just one days' driving, to sit behind the wheel of this beast every morning would never fail to bring... Read more

BMW shows off LED streetlights that double as electric car chargers

BMW shows off LED streetlights that double as electric car chargers

By Luke Edwards

BMW has shown off how it plans to take on Tesla and its Supercharger network with its own version. The BMW charging stations, called Light & Charge, will use LED street lights to power up electric cars.Announced last year, BMW's Light & Charge system... Read more

New DS 5 first drive: Just don't call it a Citroën

New DS 5 first drive: Just don't call it a Citroën

By Chris Hall

The Citroën DS is heralded as a design classic. It was revolutionary at its 1955 launch, some 60 years ago. Looking to reclaim the premium heyday of French motoring, Citroën has split out DS Automobiles as a separate branch, offering a premium take... Read more

Tesla Model 3 challenges BMW to become your next company car, here's how

Tesla Model 3 challenges BMW to become your next company car, here's how

By Luke Edwards

Tesla is probably the best known premium electric car offering on the roads right now, but that's about to change. Tesla is going to become affordable.Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, recently announced that the next line of cars will be aimed at everyone. The... Read more

Will your autonomous car kill you if it means saving pedestrians?

Will your autonomous car kill you if it means saving pedestrians?

By Luke Edwards

Self-driving cars are coming. Cars that can make millisecond decisions will hold our lives in their processors. Are we ready for that?A classic philosophical problem posits: You're a train controller with a tram full of children about to crash, you can... Read more

We just drove a Land Rover using an iPhone

We just drove a Land Rover using an iPhone

By Luke Edwards

We just drove a 2-tonne Land Rover like it was a remote control car, using an iPhone.We've spent the day at Jaguar Land Rover development headquarters to see its Technology Showcase. This is essentially an early look at all the tech it's working on, which... Read more

Ford GT: The £200k, 200mph production supercar surprise (hands-on)

Ford GT: The £200k, 200mph production supercar surprise (hands-on)

By Joe Simpson

There were rumours of a new Ford GT coming, but no one quite predicted the unveil of this striking new production model on the first press day of the North American Auto Show in Detroit. This is the new production-ready Ford GT, which will go on sale... Read more

Next-gen BMW 7 Series is stuffed full of James Bond tech

Next-gen BMW 7 Series is stuffed full of James Bond tech

By Chris Hall

BMW hasn't been shy of showing off some of its techy treats recently. We've reported on fancy keyfobs, remote parking and plenty more over the past 12 months. Well, they've all found a home IRL in the new BMW 7 Series.BMW boasts that this is the first... Read more

Cadillac's 2016 fleet will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Cadillac's 2016 fleet will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

By Elyse Betters

Mere weeks after Hyundai and Chevrolet announced they would be among the first car manufacturers to support either Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, Cadillac has confirmed it is jumping on the infotainment bandwagon this summer as well.The company said products... Read more

You'll never guess how many accidents Google driverless cars have been in

You'll never guess how many accidents Google driverless cars have been in

By Elyse Betters

Have you ever wondered if Google's driverless-car project has resulted in any accidents (or worse yet - injuries and fatalities)? The company has realised people may be asking these sort of questions, so it wants to begin reporting all incidents.The news... Read more

Honda Civic Type-R 2015 first drive: A track car for the road

Honda Civic Type-R 2015 first drive: A track car for the road

By Luke Edwards

For the first time in 7 years Honda has updated its Civic Type-R. But this isn't just an update, this is a reinvention to deliver more power and handling than any Civic Type-R before it.There are a lot of accolades for the 2015 Honda Civic Type-R. According... Read more

Driverless cars and the future of in-car tech: Nvidia explains what to expect and when

Driverless cars and the future of in-car tech: Nvidia explains what to expect and when

By Mike Lowe

In tech right now the hot topic is cars, specifically driverless ones. Google is at it. Audi is at it. Tesla too.Behind the scenes there's a lot of work going on to progress the industry. We spoke to Danny Shapiro, Nvidia senior director of automotive,... Read more

Driverless cars will 'model how the human brain works', share learning via the cloud

Driverless cars will 'model how the human brain works', share learning via the cloud

By Mike Lowe

We know what you're thinking, it's all getting a bit too close to a Skynet reality, just like in Terminator. Driverless cars that learn, all on their own?That is the future according to Danny Shapiro, Nvidia's director of automotive, who we spoke to last... Read more

Audi TT Coupé review: The TT's coming of age
5.0 stars

Audi TT Coupé review: The TT's coming of age

By Chris Hall

The Audi TT is a car that's always had an image problem and it all stems from the curvaceous and bubbly first iteration. That was 1998, however, and as much as there was pointing and laughing from some drivers, it didn't stop the TT making its mark on... Read more

BMW Drive Now car sharing: An affordable way to have a car in the city (hands-on)

BMW Drive Now car sharing: An affordable way to have a car in the city (hands-on)

By Luke Edwards

Getting access to a car in a city isn't always easy or affordable. Car sharing services are now launching that allow for short-term car use, without costing an arm and a leg. BMW offers its Drive Now service in London and worldwide.We signed up to Drive... Read more

These 14 models in Chevy's 2016 fleet will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, says GM

These 14 models in Chevy's 2016 fleet will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, says GM

By Elyse Betters

Hyundai announced yesterday that it would be the first car manufacturer to support Android Auto with its 2015 Sonata. Now General Motors has one-upped that news by confirming it'll soon support not only Android Auto but also Apple CarPlay.While speaking... Read more

Android Auto: How does it work and when will it finally be available?

Android Auto: How does it work and when will it finally be available?

By Elyse Betters

Google isn't going to let Apple steal your attention, not even for one second, so it outlined a new plan of attack last summer that aims to keep you tied to Android...even from behind the wheel. Jump forward to today, and the company has just started... Read more

How will Qualcomm technologies improve Daimler, Mercedes and other connected cars in the future?

How will Qualcomm technologies improve Daimler, Mercedes and other connected cars in the future?

By Rik Henderson

As a partner of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team, Qualcomm works closely with them to help ensure their cars are amongst the most connected in the sport. The team has dominated F1 this year and communication technologies are key to that success.However,... Read more

Audi R8 e-tron in pictures: The all-electric driverless supercar of the future?

Audi R8 e-tron in pictures: The all-electric driverless supercar of the future?

By Mike Lowe

The Audi R8 e-tron, the all-electric supercar that we've been dubbing as Iron Man's car since its announcement back in March, is hankering for some extra attention. At CES Asia 2015, it was unveiled on stage at Audi's pre-show keynote in its driverless... Read more

Land Rover creates unique Defender to show off rugby's Webb Ellis Cup

Land Rover creates unique Defender to show off rugby's Webb Ellis Cup

By Stuart Miles

Land Rover has created a "Trophy wagon" to show off the Webb Ellis Cup ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2015 in September.The vehicle, which is a customised Defender 110 station wagon, has been modified by the company's Special Vehicle Operations team to... Read more

Volkswagen Polo GTI first drive: Fun meets maturity

Volkswagen Polo GTI first drive: Fun meets maturity

By Joe Simpson

A hot hatchback exists to provide excitement, performance and effervescence to the driving experience that regular, lesser power models lack. But Volkswagen's hot hatches mix this with a more mature, softly spoken approach than some of its rivals.For... Read more

Harley-Davidson LiveWire: Electric modernised-classic with fighter jet sound

Harley-Davidson LiveWire: Electric modernised-classic with fighter jet sound

By Luke Edwards

We've ridden electric motorcycles before. Instant torque without paying for petrol leaves a feeling of exhilarated joy - but there's always been something missing. Riding the Harley-Davidson LiveWire, its first electric bike, revealed what that was: the... Read more

Google self-driving cars to hit the public roads this summer

Google self-driving cars to hit the public roads this summer

By Luke Edwards

Google has announced that the general public will be driving on roads with its self-driving cars from this summer.Despite recent news of reported accidents with its autonomous vehicles, Google is confidently moving forward. The public of Mountain View... Read more

6 reasons why the Land Rover Discovery is the ultimate road trip car

6 reasons why the Land Rover Discovery is the ultimate road trip car

By Britta O'Boyle

The Land Rover Discovery 4 has been around for a couple of years, dominating the luxury SUV space, offering plenty for the adventurer, school run or as a VIP limousine.It combines the offroad skill to go anywhere, the muscle to keep up on the roads, and... Read more

Google's self-driving car crash: Is media coverage just hype or should we know more?

Google's self-driving car crash: Is media coverage just hype or should we know more?

By Luke Edwards

UPDATE: Google has announced, via Backchannel, that it's self-driving cars have been in 11 accidents in the last 6 years, none of which were the fault of the self-driving cars.Self-driving cars are currently being tested in the US where 4 of the 48 on... Read more

Tesla Model S P85D first drive: Luxury meets insane acceleration and handling

Tesla Model S P85D first drive: Luxury meets insane acceleration and handling

By Luke Edwards

Insane Mode. We knew the Tesla Model S P85D was going to be exciting after seeing the word Insane as an option, but we didn't know the half of it. We went up in a stunt plane recently and pulled 5G. The P85D was more exciting.Writing this with shaky... Read more

Volkswagen Golf GTE first drive: Hotting up the hybrid

Volkswagen Golf GTE first drive: Hotting up the hybrid

By Joe Simpson

You've heard of the Golf GTi. Now say hello to the Golf GTE. That's E for electric, in case you were curious.To readers of a certain age, GTE in the context of a performance car might be associated with another brand. When Pocket-lint was still in baby... Read more

Spectre set footage shows off James Bond’s new Aston Martin DB1 in a car chase

Spectre set footage shows off James Bond’s new Aston Martin DB1 in a car chase

By Elyse Betters

Sony Pictures and MGM have released a new video meant to whet our appetites and get us pumped for Spectre, the 24th installment of the James Bond film franchise, which is set to premiere this upcoming winter.The video came with two stills - available... Read more

11 best electric and hybrid supercars: Over 1,300hp from an electric? It's here

11 best electric and hybrid supercars: Over 1,300hp from an electric? It's here

By Luke Edwards

Electric and hybrid supercars are well and truly here. Hypercar level hybrids from Ferrari, Porsche and McLaren are already plastering the walls of many teenage boys' bedrooms the world over. So what's next?There's even more excitement to come with new... Read more

Mini John Cooper Works Hatch gets fast and furious in tech-heavy promo video

Mini John Cooper Works Hatch gets fast and furious in tech-heavy promo video

By Chris Hall

We last encountered the Mini John Cooper Works Hatch at the Detroit Motor Show at the beginning of the year. Sporting the John Cooper Works badge, this is Mini's most powerful production Mini so far.It carries the same fun-loving looks as other Mini Hatch... Read more

Ford Go!Drive car sharing: Super affordable motor equivalent of 'Boris bikes' (hands-on)

Ford Go!Drive car sharing: Super affordable motor equivalent of 'Boris bikes' (hands-on)

By Luke Edwards

Ford now lets Londoners use its cars on a casual basis. Anyone can walk up to a Go!Drive Ford car, use the registered app to unlock and drive away, leaving it at any other bay they want. Just like the "Boris bikes" work, but without the worry of rain.Other... Read more

Volkswagen e-Up! review: Up against it
3.5 stars

Volkswagen e-Up! review: Up against it

By Joe Simpson

Say it quickly: "ee-up". That Volkswagen feels happy to call its smallest electric car after the Yorkshire phrase for "hello" shows that Germans do truly have a sense of humour. We jest, of course – Yorkshiremen and women don't say "ee up", they say... Read more

New BMW 7 Series shown off: Remote park from outside car, gesture controls and more

New BMW 7 Series shown off: Remote park from outside car, gesture controls and more

By Luke Edwards

BMW has announced details for its new 7 Series car including remote parking from outside the car and gesture controls within.The BMW announcement makes the 7 Series the first luxury car in the world that can be parked from outside the vehicle, says BMW.... Read more

Fiat 500X first drive: 500 goes chunky

Fiat 500X first drive: 500 goes chunky

By Chris Hall

There's something strange happening on our roads. Where we once had reasonably well defined types of car, we now have an assortment of the weird and wonderful.The crossover segment is popular and rightly so. Smaller and more affordable than a conventional... Read more

Jaguar F-Type R Coupe review: A very British love affair
5.0 stars

Jaguar F-Type R Coupe review: A very British love affair

By Joe Simpson

If you're lucky enough to be driving an expensive, powerful car then you'll know the response you get from the wonderful British public tends to vary. Driving a Porsche 911? Don't expect to be let out of a side road anytime soon. Range Rover Sport? Go... Read more

Shell helps create the concept car for our future cities

Shell helps create the concept car for our future cities

By Elyse Betters

Shell is working with car designer Gordon Murray and engine specialist Osamu Goto to co-engineer tomorrow's vehicle.The company has described the concept car, which is called Project M and scheduled to officially unveil in November, as an "ultra-compact,... Read more

Nissan Make A Glowing Contribution To The Art World With the New Nissan LEAF

Nissan Make A Glowing Contribution To The Art World With the New Nissan LEAF

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Question: What’s 207.68m2, luminous and took over 61 hours to create?Answer: the new Nissan LEAF’s self-portrait. Hear us out if you will so we can flesh out the details… It’s best to start with explaining the deal behind the 60 litres of paint... Read more

Volvo wants cyclists to stand out more by painting their bikes and clothes

Volvo wants cyclists to stand out more by painting their bikes and clothes

By Stuart Miles

A spray-on reflective paint to help make cyclists more noticeable on the roads has been developed, and by a car company no less.That's right, cyclists worried about being seen at night by drivers will soon be able to turn their bike and themselves into... Read more

Tesla has a 'major new' product line coming that might be able to power your house

Tesla has a 'major new' product line coming that might be able to power your house

By Elyse Betters

Tesla will announce a major new product line in April, Elon Musk has just teased.The founder and CEO of Tesla is his own press relations company, because whenever he tweets, it makes headlines. Musk recently used Twitter to hype up an event that would... Read more

Bond stuntman reveals Jaguar XF 2015 during high-wire stunt, see it all here in pictures

Bond stuntman reveals Jaguar XF 2015 during high-wire stunt, see it all here in pictures

By Elyse Betters

The next-generation XF is here.As a way to make its new Jaguar XF stand out, Jaguar just finished putting on a stunt that involved the XF attempting the world’s longest high-wire journey above London’s Canary Wharf. Hollywood stuntman Jim Dowdall,... Read more

Ford Intelligent Speed Limiter will stop you getting a ticket ever again

Ford Intelligent Speed Limiter will stop you getting a ticket ever again

By Luke Edwards

Ford has announced that its new S-Max will come with its first Intelligent Speed Limiter system that aims to stop drivers being stung with ticket charges.This smart limiter is far cleverer than cruise control. The driver sets a limit and then as the... Read more