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Hyundai gets stunt drivers to dive out of moving cars to show them self-driving

Hyundai gets stunt drivers to dive out of moving cars to show them self-driving

By Luke Edwards

We've heard of cars driving themselves in convoys, but never seen it looking so cool. Hyundai has got a bunch of daredevils to dive from moving cars onto a truck bed, while the cars carry on driving.The best bit isn't just the Hyundai Advanced Smart Cruise... Read more

BMW i8: Driving the supercar of the future

BMW i8: Driving the supercar of the future

By Joe Simpson

Standing in a small car park on the far Western Coast of the Scottish highlands ought to be the last place you'd expect to draw a crowd. But so futuristic is the look of the new BMW i8, especially in Prototonic blue, that right now it's cameraphone central... Read more

Jaguar Land Rover develops a self-learning car, the potential future of motoring

Jaguar Land Rover develops a self-learning car, the potential future of motoring

By Luke Edwards

Jaguar Land Rover, in the heart of its laboratories, is working on an intelligent car that will make the future of driving more intuitive.The proposed car will use the latest artificial intelligence algorithms to learn a user's driving style, habits and... Read more

This is what a Formula E car sounds like: the future

This is what a Formula E car sounds like: the future

By Luke Edwards

The future of Formula 1 is about to arrive with the electric racing cars of Formula E. Now the cars been given a test outing ahead of their first race date set in September.The Formula E electric race will first take place on the streets of Beijing... Read more

The all-electric Lamborghini that anyone can afford

The all-electric Lamborghini that anyone can afford

By Rik Henderson

Even second-hand a Lamborghini Murcielago will set you back considerably more than £100,000, but not at John Lewis as it expects to shift several of them in time for Christmas for considerably less. And its version is all-electric to boot.Okay, the Lamborghini... Read more

Apple CarPlay adds nine new carmakers including Audi and Jeep to roster, raising count to 29

Apple CarPlay adds nine new carmakers including Audi and Jeep to roster, raising count to 29

By Elyse Betters

There are now 29 automakers on-board to integrate CarPlay into their vehicle dashboards.Apple has announced nine new companies as CarPlay partners. Those companies include Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Mazda, and Ram, and they... Read more

Titanium Strong Blackout challenge: Drivers behind the laser-laden driving promo video talk the future of racing

Titanium Strong Blackout challenge: Drivers behind the laser-laden driving promo video talk the future of racing

By Mike Lowe

One month ago to the day Castrol put out the latest promo for its latest motor oil. Oil, that's boring no? Not when there's budget and a bit of imagination. The proof is in viewership as the Castrol Edge Titanium Strong Blackout video has already racked... Read more

Nissan Concept 2020 Vision GT is a Gran Turismo 6 supercar in the flesh

Nissan Concept 2020 Vision GT is a Gran Turismo 6 supercar in the flesh

By Elyse Betters

Nissan has introduced a new supercar designed specifically for gamers.At this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, attendees were able to see the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo in person. It's a powerful car featured in the PlayStation-only Gran... Read more

The only way to drive the new Aston Martin DP-100 is on PS3 and GT6

The only way to drive the new Aston Martin DP-100 is on PS3 and GT6

By Rik Henderson

Aston Martin has launched a new car during the Goodwood Festival of Speed but you'll never be able to sit behind the wheel. Not physically at least.The Aston Martin DP-100, you see, is not a physical car at all, it's entirely a virtual vehicle and the... Read more

Citroen C4 Cactus in pictures: The car with air cushions for bumpers

Citroen C4 Cactus in pictures: The car with air cushions for bumpers

By Mike Lowe

Despite its prickly-sounding name, the Citroen C4 Cactus is anything but. We first saw the Cactus as a concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2013 and things have moved along fast.The road-worthy C4 2014 model, shown here, has bypassed the HybridAir... Read more

Ford Fiesta ST3 (2014): First drive in peppy new 1.6L turbo

Ford Fiesta ST3 (2014): First drive in peppy new 1.6L turbo

By Mike Lowe

It's one thing taking a look at the new Ford Fiesta ST3. It's another thing entirely to lob it round the Goodwood Hillclimb circuit at this year's Festival of Speed. Which is exactly what we did, and what a thrill this 1.6-litre turbo-charged beast is... Read more

Jaguar C-X17 in pictures: Jag's 4x4 crossover concept shows face at Goodwood festival

Jaguar C-X17 in pictures: Jag's 4x4 crossover concept shows face at Goodwood festival

By Mike Lowe

It's not the first time we've seen the Jaguar C-X17 concept 4x4 Sport SUV, but it is the first time we've seen it appear in a red coat of paint and one step closer to its 2016 anticipated release date.Measuring 4.72m long and at 1.96m wide the crossover... Read more

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé: First drive in a more practical 4 Series

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé: First drive in a more practical 4 Series

By Chris Hall

The Gran Coupé is the third model in the 4 Series family. We've previously driven, and loved, the regular BMW 4-Series Coupé and the BMW 4-Series Convertible models, so we had high expectations for the Gran Coupé. And it delivered.Slipping into the... Read more

Cruise could turn any car into an automated driverless vehicle next year for £6000

Cruise could turn any car into an automated driverless vehicle next year for £6000

By Luke Edwards

Driverless cars are nearly here and Cruise, a San Francisco start-up, wants to make sure Google doesn't control the market. Cruise can already be added to an Audi, for £6000, to make it driverless – and it wants to work on all cars soon.Cruise uses... Read more

Want to see Volvo's new performance car? Check out the limited edition Volvo V60 Polestar in our first drive

Want to see Volvo's new performance car? Check out the limited edition Volvo V60 Polestar in our first drive

By Joe Simpson

Set up a few years back, Polestar is a company all about high performance cars. To date it's created a number of one-off, very high-performance Volvos, one of which made a cameo appearance on Top Gear.That was the tipping point: since then there has been... Read more

Boris Johnson: London's already got driverless cars...

Boris Johnson: London's already got driverless cars...

By Stuart Miles

London Technology Week has kicked off with a bang with London Mayor Boris Johnson and former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg competing to build a brand new computer designed for kids.The event, in which the American's won, started off London Technology... Read more

Electric car, with light aluminium-air battery, travels 1,100 miles on a single charge, take note Tesla

Electric car, with light aluminium-air battery, travels 1,100 miles on a single charge, take note Tesla

By Luke Edwards

An electric car has been tested that managed a huge 1,100 mile range on a single charge. A massive jump from current electric cars like the Tesla Model S which tops out at around 300 miles.The secret to this super range is a type of battery technology... Read more

Nissan X-Trail review (2014)
3.5 stars

Nissan X-Trail review (2014)

By Mike Lowe

It's rare we would ever call an SUV sexy, and while the 2014 Nissan X-Trail doesn't quite acquire that label it's a darn sight prettier than its predecessors. In many respects the X-Trail looks like the plumper sibling of the Nissan Qashqai, a car that... Read more

Tesla: All our patent are belong to you

Tesla: All our patent are belong to you

By Stuart Miles

Elon Musk, the confident CEO of Tesla, has followed on up previous hints with the confirmation that the electric motorcar company will allow any other company to use its patents without having to pay."Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone... Read more

VW delivers XL1, world’s most fuel-efficient diesel-electric hybrid car with 313mpg range

VW delivers XL1, world’s most fuel-efficient diesel-electric hybrid car with 313mpg range

By Luke Edwards

The VW XL1 has been sold to a buyer in Germany as the world's most fuel efficient car begins to roll out of production to the roads. Roads where it will be able to manage 313 miles per gallon.The VW XL1 was first unveiled at The Geneva Motor Show this... Read more

Audi A3 Cabriolet review
4.5 stars

Audi A3 Cabriolet review

By Chris Hall

Launched on a new platform in 2013, the Audi A3 has now made its way to the Cabriolet model, giving you the chance to drop the top and enjoy the thrill of al fresco driving.The A3 Cabriolet makes a departure from previous models, switching from the hatchback-style... Read more

Driverless cars to hit UK streets as new laws could soon make them legal

Driverless cars to hit UK streets as new laws could soon make them legal

By Luke Edwards

The British government could soon begin the process of creating new laws that make way for driverless cars on UK roads.Google unveiled its driverless bubble car recently that has no steering wheel, brake or accelerator pedals. There are just buttons... Read more

Elon Musk confirms £25k Tesla within 3 years and plans for R&D centre in the UK

Elon Musk confirms £25k Tesla within 3 years and plans for R&D centre in the UK

By Stuart Miles

Elon Musk, the founder of the Tesla Motor Company and other companies like Space X, has told Pocket-lint and other journalists at the UK launch of the Model S, that a cheaper model will be coming within the next 3 years. Admitting the cheaper model... Read more

Volkswagen Made for real life, not the movies shows off safety features of its cars

Volkswagen Made for real life, not the movies shows off safety features of its cars

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Volkswagen UK has launched a new campaign in the UK that aims to show just how safe its vehicles are. Dubbed “Made for real life, not the movies”, the new campaign shows make-believe situations that would be possible if the stars of the movies had... Read more

First Drive: Tesla Model S

First Drive: Tesla Model S

By Stuart Miles

As we put our foot down on the accelerator, the Model S punches into action and we are off. Yes, we've just driven one of the first right-hand drive Tesla Model S cars to arrive in the UK - ahead of the official launch and the delivery of the new electric... Read more

Classic 1965 Mustang gets Pioneer Apple CarPlay treatment, we ride shotgun

Classic 1965 Mustang gets Pioneer Apple CarPlay treatment, we ride shotgun

By Stuart Miles

Following the launch of Apple CarPlay, the new system is expected in the Pioneer car head units some time over the summer, with an announcement from the company that it would be rolling out a software update to some of its current devices already on... Read more

Jaguar and Pinarello unveil aerodynamic Dogma F8 bike for Team Sky

Jaguar and Pinarello unveil aerodynamic Dogma F8 bike for Team Sky

By Elyse Betters

Jaguar is an official sponsor of Team Sky, and it just has announced that the British professional cycling team will race a new, fancy, and more aerodynamic Pinarello bicycle for the remainder of the 2014 season.Since the team’s creation in 2010, Jaguar... Read more

Nissan Juke review (2014)
4.0 stars

Nissan Juke review (2014)

By Mike Lowe

When we first reviewed the Nissan Juke we found it fun, but weren't entirely thrilled with its every aspect. So we stepped into the revamped 2014 Juke with some trepidation.Described as the "facelift" model, we had fears that those distinctive looks might... Read more

Google's next self-driving car will have no brakes or steering wheel

Google's next self-driving car will have no brakes or steering wheel

By Rik Henderson

Google has released details of prototype self-driving passenger cars that look far more like the ones you might have seen in science fiction movies. But they will be in operation within two years.They have no pedals. That's means that there's no manual... Read more

Volvo XC90 starts launch with in-car system details, touchscreen, connected and voice-controlled

Volvo XC90 starts launch with in-car system details, touchscreen, connected and voice-controlled

By Rik Henderson

Volvo is staggering its official launch of the all-new version of the XC90 SUV, beginning with the release of pictures and a few tantalising details of its in-car system.Full specifications and information will be "released at a later date", but the car... Read more

BMW 435i M Sport Convertible review
4.5 stars

BMW 435i M Sport Convertible review

By Joe Simpson

We already know the BMW 435i well, having driven one back from its launch event in Scotland last summer and then having spent a week with it, driving it around the UK.But what happens if you lop the roof off a 4-Series? You get a 4-Series Convertible,... Read more

Land Rover looking at eye control to streamline dashboard

Land Rover looking at eye control to streamline dashboard

By Stuart Miles

Land Rover is looking at a number of ways to let you interact with your car, senior researchers for the company have told Pocket-lint.In a candid chat at the Discovery Vision Concept launch in the UK, Dai Jones, Jaguar Land Rover's senior research manager... Read more

Tesla to hit UK with Model S that can drive length of England with one recharge break

Tesla to hit UK with Model S that can drive length of England with one recharge break

By Luke Edwards

Tesla is set to launch in the UK next month and it's planning to start with an impressive Model S that can run for 300 miles on a charge.And the Model S, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, will be able to recharge for another 130 miles in just 20-minutes... Read more

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept: The 4x4 of tomorrow

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept: The 4x4 of tomorrow

By Stuart Miles

After 25 years of the Discovery, Land Rover has started to look to the future as to what is possible for the iconic 4x4 that you see ferrying around everything, from a pack of dogs to a gaggle of children on the school run.To highlight that vision, Land... Read more

Bentley ad shot entirely on iPhone 5S and edited in the back of a Bentley Mulsanne

Bentley ad shot entirely on iPhone 5S and edited in the back of a Bentley Mulsanne

By Luke Edwards

Bentley is now including an iPad Air with keyboard built into the back of its Mulsanne cars. As part of an advert, it shot and edited the entire project on an iPhone 5S and the Mulsanne's iPad Air.The advert was shot using the iPhone 5S with the FiLMiC... Read more

Peugeot 308 review (2014)
4.0 stars

Peugeot 308 review (2014)

By Joe Simpson

Peugeot is on a roll. After a decade or two of largely mediocre cars, the company has now given us the sassy 208, the Audi-TT-baiting RCZ, and the surprisingly practical 2008. Can the new Peugeot 308 continue the rejuvenation of The Lion?It might not... Read more

This VW Beetle is made from hand-carved oak and it's one of a kind

This VW Beetle is made from hand-carved oak and it's one of a kind

By Luke Edwards

A VW Beetle has been built out of wood by a 71-year-old Bosnian retiree. There's a sentence we'll likely never write again.The VW Beetle is made by hand from over 50,000 pieces of carved oak. The wooden scale-like convertible has had every part made by... Read more

Where we’re going we do need roads, solar charging roads

Where we’re going we do need roads, solar charging roads

By Luke Edwards

Solar Roadways are the future of roads, made from intelligent solar panels that could power electric cars.The solar powered road technology has already been developed and is shown off in a video on the project's Indiegogo crowd-funding page. The video... Read more

Volvo self-driving Autopilot cars begin road tests, can merge traffic and adjust speed

Volvo self-driving Autopilot cars begin road tests, can merge traffic and adjust speed

By Rik Henderson

Volvo has started its Drive Me project by sending its first test Autopilot cars around the Swedish city of Gothenburg.The project will eventually feature 100 self-driving cars, which will travel on approximately 50 kilometres of public roads and commuter... Read more