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We’re not ready for driverless cars, claims motoring industry

We’re not ready for driverless cars, claims motoring industry

By Elyse Betters

The UK isn't ready for driverless technology, according to the Institute of the Motor Industry.The IMI is a UK-based professional association for individuals working in the automative and retail motor industry. It also claims to be the "authoritative... Read more

Skoda uses augmented reailty to let you design and try on a new Fabia

Skoda uses augmented reailty to let you design and try on a new Fabia

By Chris Hall

Skoda has turned to tech to promote the Skoda Fabia and it will get your geeky self salivating.Using augmented reality, Skoda has set up a promotional booth in Waterloo Station, taking over the largest advertising screen in Europe. You get to customise... Read more

James Bond Spectre cars revealed: Jaguar C-X75, Land Rover Defender Big Foot and more

James Bond Spectre cars revealed: Jaguar C-X75, Land Rover Defender Big Foot and more

By Luke Edwards

The new Bond cars for the latest Spectre film have been unveiled by Jaguar Land Rover.In the 24th Bond film you can look forward to seeing high-speed car action from Jaguar's stunning C-X75, the Aston Martin DB10 and even appearances from heavily modified... Read more

GoWashMyCar lets you order a wash to your car, wherever you leave it

GoWashMyCar lets you order a wash to your car, wherever you leave it

By Luke Edwards

If the thought of washing your car is only a bit worse than having to drop it somewhere to be washed, there's an easier option. GoWashMyCar is a new online service that allows you to set your car location and have a cleaner come out to wash it.The catch?... Read more

New BMW 6 Series now comes loaded with B&O's 16-channel surround sound system

New BMW 6 Series now comes loaded with B&O's 16-channel surround sound system

By Elyse Betters

Bang & Olufsen has previously teamed up with Audi and Aston Martin, but now the company is revealing the "most successful model" to come from its long partnership with BMW.B&O and BMW have introduced a new BMW 6 Series model, equipped with B&O’s high-end... Read more

The cars of Formula 1 2015, in pictures

The cars of Formula 1 2015, in pictures

By Luke Edwards

Formula 1 is set to speed off for a new season 2015 beginning on 15 March in Australia. Most of the cars have now been revealed for the new season. But what's changed?New rules and regulations, as is an annual expectation, have meant changes to all the... Read more

Ford Focus RS 2015 gets the Ken Block gymkhana treatment

Ford Focus RS 2015 gets the Ken Block gymkhana treatment

By Luke Edwards

If you don't know Ken Block, Google him for some amazing videos, if you do know the rally driver then you'll know that seeing him in the new Ford Ford RS 2015 is a great way to see the car's abilities. So Ford let him loose in one.Ken Block was given... Read more

Apple camera car spotted snapping in San Francisco: New Apple Maps incoming?

Apple camera car spotted snapping in San Francisco: New Apple Maps incoming?

By Luke Edwards

A large black car covered in cameras was spotted in San Francisco snapping photos and more. The car was registered to Apple.The minivan was spotted and photographed before being confirmed by The California Department of Motor Vehicles as registered to... Read more

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO: The return to Le Mans in pictures

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO: The return to Le Mans in pictures

By Luke Edwards

Nissan has announced that it will be making a return to Le Mans after 16 years of not taking part - well, not including engine making. It wants to make a big impression with its car entrant so it's entering the high tech GT-R LM NISMO.This car will use... Read more

Formula 1 2015: What’s new, cars, rules and changes explained

Formula 1 2015: What’s new, cars, rules and changes explained

By Luke Edwards

The 66th season of Formula 1 will kick-off in Australia on 15 March 2015 with new rules, teams, cars and drivers. Manufacturers are already unveiling their new cars that will be powering their drivers around the tracks.As is the case year after year... Read more

Tesla Model S P85D Insane Mode reactions: Look at the excitement on those faces

Tesla Model S P85D Insane Mode reactions: Look at the excitement on those faces

By Luke Edwards

Tesla isn't just about pushing the boundaries of range on its electric cars, it's about power too. But many people don't realise just how powerful these cars can be, especially when put in the Insane Mode setting. This video shows the reactions of those... Read more

Land Rover Discovery Sport 2015 first drive: All terrain with all the comforts

Land Rover Discovery Sport 2015 first drive: All terrain with all the comforts

By Luke Edwards

"We're turning back, the weather's beaten us." This was the start of our trip to Iceland to drive the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport. That may sound like the car failed but in reality it was the only thing that kept us alive.We knew the trip would test... Read more

Detroit 2015 motorshow in pictures: Ford, Mercedes, Porsche and more show off their new cars and concepts

Detroit 2015 motorshow in pictures: Ford, Mercedes, Porsche and more show off their new cars and concepts

By Joe Simpson

The North American International Auto Show – known locally by its acronym of “NAIAS”  or to you and I as the Detroit motorshow – sweeps the entire car industry off to frozen Detroit each January.Increasingly Detroit feels like a sideshow to the... Read more

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept: The Tiguan from the future (hands-on)

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept: The Tiguan from the future (hands-on)

By Joe Simpson

This is VW's latest crossover concept, the Cross Coupe GTE. Shown at the Detroit Auto Show as a proof of concept vision, it hints at the next generation of Volkswagen's crossovers and SUVs.The GTE label – which is the new moniker for high-performance,... Read more

Audi Q7: Awesome tech meets awkward design (hands-on)

Audi Q7: Awesome tech meets awkward design (hands-on)

By Joe Simpson

The Audi Q7 was the most important new mainstream production car to be launched at the Detroit Auto Show, joining a growing throng of recently refreshed big SUVs. Given that BMW debuted a new X5 in 2014 (although it looks just like the old one), Volvo... Read more

Your next car won't have mirrors, as long as you buy a Maserati (hands-on)

Your next car won't have mirrors, as long as you buy a Maserati (hands-on)

By Stuart Miles

The company that is the underlying tech for most of the cars on the road, QNX, claims that we won't need the wing mirrors or even a rear view mirror in our cars in the future.Demoing a new concept car at CES in Las Vegas, based on a Maserati Quattroporte... Read more

Future car tech: Sci-fi cars are closer than you think

Future car tech: Sci-fi cars are closer than you think

By Chris Hall

Cars have been featured at consumer electronic shows with increasing frequency in recent years, causing some to comment that those shows are becoming car shows. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, it's the motor car that's becoming gadgetised.... Read more

Seven-seater Audi Q7 only car to come with Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System

Seven-seater Audi Q7 only car to come with Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System

By Rik Henderson

Bang & Olufsen and Audi have teamed to include the home entertainment company's "most revolutionary collaborative sound system to date".The Audi Q7, unveiled at the North American Motor Show in Detroit, features a Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System.... Read more

VW Golf R Touch hands-on: Forget knobs, VW sees gestures and touchscreen as the future

VW Golf R Touch hands-on: Forget knobs, VW sees gestures and touchscreen as the future

By Stuart Miles

There are no knobs or dials. Yes that's right, the latest Golf concept from Volkswagen has done away with physical things to touch and turn and instead replaced them with touchscreens and gesture controls.We caught up with the new car at CES in Las Vegas... Read more

Chevrolet Bolt electric car concept unveiled with 200-mile range

Chevrolet Bolt electric car concept unveiled with 200-mile range

By Luke Edwards

At the Detroit Auto Show 2015 a new concept car has been unveiled in the Chevrolet Bolt that offers an impressive 200-mile range in a compact car.The Chevvy Bolt, unlike the hybrid Volt already available, uses a completely electric drive train to power... Read more

NASA and Nissan have teamed up to make self-driving, zero-emission cars

NASA and Nissan have teamed up to make self-driving, zero-emission cars

By Elyse Betters

Although most people would probably never guess that NASA is seeking the help of a car maker to further innovation, it has just announced a partnership with Nissan, in which the two hope to develop autonomous vehicles.According to Wired, NASA and Nissan... Read more

Mercedes-Benz's gorgeous new concept vehicle is the self-driving car you've always wanted

Mercedes-Benz's gorgeous new concept vehicle is the self-driving car you've always wanted

By Elyse Betters

Mercedes-Benz is at CES 2015 in Las Vegas and has unveiled a self-driving concept car that'll make you forget all about Google's golf cart-like autonomous prototype.The car is aptly named F 015 Luxury in Motion, likely because it is the epitome of luxury.... Read more

BMW touchscreen display key fob for i8 is finally a reality you can own

BMW touchscreen display key fob for i8 is finally a reality you can own

By Luke Edwards

The BMW touchscreen display key fob leaked way back in December 2013, thought to be for the BMW i8. The i8 came and there was no fob, on the standard edition, and just as we started to lose hope the device has been unveiled at CES 2015.The revolutionary... Read more

Audi self-driving A7 ‘production ready’ after 550-mile drive to CES in Las Vegas

Audi self-driving A7 ‘production ready’ after 550-mile drive to CES in Las Vegas

By Luke Edwards

An Audi A7 has driven itself over 550-miles from San Francisco all the way to CES 2015 in Las Vegas.Audi says that the self-driving A7 has sensors that it claims are now "production ready". Despite being a futuristic car the sensors aren't all new with... Read more

Nvidia Drive is Tegra X1 powered and aims to help create the driverless cars of the future

Nvidia Drive is Tegra X1 powered and aims to help create the driverless cars of the future

By Rik Henderson

As well as the super-powered Nvidia Tegra X1 mobile chip, Nvidia unveiled its Drive in-car supercomputer during its press conference held on the eve of CES in Las Vegas.The Nvidia Drive concept comes in two forms; Nvidia Drive PX is designed for auto-piloted... Read more

Henes Broon F8 is the Android-powered sports car you always wanted (shame it’s just for kids)

Henes Broon F8 is the Android-powered sports car you always wanted (shame it’s just for kids)

By Elyse Betters

Electric child cars just got a billion times cooler.Do you remember how much you wanted a convertible Power Wheels in the 1990s? Well, imagine that car with an Android-powered infotainment system, Bluetooth-based remote control, and more. Oh and, instead... Read more

Citroen C4 Cactus review: A thorn in the side for the competition
4.5 stars

Citroen C4 Cactus review: A thorn in the side for the competition

By Joe Simpson

Every so often a car comes along that causes people to stop and stare. If you're brave enough to drive a new Citroen C4 Cactus, then there's a fair chance that people are going to stare at you. It's a car that looks different; quirky in a way that, arguably,... Read more

Tesla is making a car charger that automatically moves and looks like a 'solid metal snake'

Tesla is making a car charger that automatically moves and looks like a 'solid metal snake'

By Elyse Betters

Tesla Motors has something new in the works. It's not another electric car but rather a car charger. And it sounds totally cool (and creepy).Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, is known for his off-beat personality, such as when he wanted... Read more

Ford Sync teams with Life360 to tell your loved ones when you’re driving

Ford Sync teams with Life360 to tell your loved ones when you’re driving

By Elyse Betters

It's a creepy time to be a teen.With smart home security cameras, internet-connected devices like door locks, and now social apps that work with vehicle infotainment systems, it's easier than ever for helicopter parents to stalk their own children.But... Read more

This is Google's 'first real build' of a self-driving vehicle

This is Google's 'first real build' of a self-driving vehicle

By Elyse Betters

Google has unveiled what it described as the "first real build" of its self-driving vehicle.The company unveiled a similar-looking car in May, though it now claimed that car was just an "early mockup" that didn't even have real headlights. Google has... Read more

Germany's top car companies don't want Google in the driving seat

Germany's top car companies don't want Google in the driving seat

By Chris Hall

Android Auto is a focus of Google, with recent news that Android M might be a more robust Android Auto offering, designed specifically for car integration.The report from Reuters, citing unnamed sources, says that Google's plan is to step beyond integration... Read more

Volvo wants to connect cyclists and cars together through helmet tech to prevent accidents

Volvo wants to connect cyclists and cars together through helmet tech to prevent accidents

By Rik Henderson

Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has previously demonstrated in-car cyclist collision detection systems to help prevent accidents on the road. Now it's about to publicly show a piece of technology for bike riders that could further improve safety.With... Read more

Android M, the next version of Android Auto, rumoured to be built straight into cars

Android M, the next version of Android Auto, rumoured to be built straight into cars

By Elyse Betters

Google has a plan for Android Auto that would make it much more robust than a version of Android that simply projects smartphone apps onto a car's infotainment display, it's claimed.According to Reuters, which cited unnamed sources, Google is now developing... Read more

Renault Twingo review: Dynamique TCe 90 hits the streets
3.5 stars

Renault Twingo review: Dynamique TCe 90 hits the streets

By Joe Simpson

Going against the grain is unusual in the automotive world. Standardisation, lowering the risk factor of product failure and making things easy to mass produce is the name of the game. Which is why unusual or new types of car are so rare.When the Renault... Read more

Take an augmented reality tour of the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport before it's released

Take an augmented reality tour of the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport before it's released

By Luke Edwards

Land Rover has embraced the wonderful world of augmented reality to offer anyone a chance to virtually tour its new Discovery Sport before it physically arrives.Anyone wishing to take a close look at the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport before it's in... Read more

Saltwater powered Quant e-Sportslimousine, with 600km range and 0-62mph in 2.5s time, approved for EU

Saltwater powered Quant e-Sportslimousine, with 600km range and 0-62mph in 2.5s time, approved for EU

By Luke Edwards

Until now Tesla has been relatively unchallenged in the high-end electric car market. But now that German company nanoFLOWCELL AG with its Quant is here that's about to change.The Quant e-Sportlimousince might sound ridiculous and that's because it is,... Read more

Audi S1 review: Super supermini
4.0 stars

Audi S1 review: Super supermini

By Chris Hall

The Audi S1 is the baby of the German manufacturer's S family of sports models, but beefed-up to make it a super supermini.It takes this small hatchback from an appealing £14,000 to eyebrow-raising £24,000 and skywards, sailing over £30k for the model... Read more

Bio-Bus powered entirely by human waste now running in the UK

Bio-Bus powered entirely by human waste now running in the UK

By Elyse Betters

A 40-seat bus powered by sewage and food waste is now operating between Bristol and Bath in the UK.Dubbed the Bio-Bus, the eco-friendly bus can travel up to 186 miles on one tank of biomethane gas. The gas, which is generated through the treatment of... Read more

Hydrogen fuel cell powered VW Golf SportWagen HyMotion unveiled with 310-mile range

Hydrogen fuel cell powered VW Golf SportWagen HyMotion unveiled with 310-mile range

By Luke Edwards

Volkswagen has unveiled an innovative new car, the Golf SportWagen HyMotion that uses hydrogen fuel cells, making it eco-friendly but super high tech.Hydrogen powered cars only produce water as a byproduct making them environmentally friendly. They can... Read more

These are the cars that make saving the planet cool

These are the cars that make saving the planet cool

By Luke Edwards

Cars and gadgets have never been more closely intertwined than they are now. With electric drive systems, sat nav nearly everywhere, and rear view cameras becoming the norm. But can electric cars looks sexy? Can gadget heavy motors still be desirable?... Read more

Peugeot 108 review: Putting the Active 1.0 Top! through its paces
3.5 stars

Peugeot 108 review: Putting the Active 1.0 Top! through its paces

By Joe Simpson

Back in 2005 the Peugeot 107 joined the city car sector just at the right time - offering the combination of cheeky looks, super-low insurance costs and the option of 5-doors - before most rivals had cottoned onto the fact this was what buyers wanted.... Read more

How to make your car smart: 5 gadget tips for drivers

How to make your car smart: 5 gadget tips for drivers

By Luke Edwards

You might not have the most modern car on the road but that doesn't mean you can't have all the latest tech. You don't have to layout for a new motor in order to stream music from your phone, or let your passengers enjoy 4G connected internet over a local... Read more