Posted on December 6th, 2013, by Kevin Spencer
Tyre adverts are not particularly memorable, but one Japanese tyre maker has released what may be the scariest advert for anything, let alone tyres. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54U6BgYuJMY
So spooky is the commercial that a warning is issued at the start: not for those with a feint heart. The video features a point-of-view shot from a car driving [more]
Posted on December 5th, 2013, by Craig Hindmarsh
A new study suggests that having child passengers in your car is more distracting than using a mobile phone.
The report, which analysed 12 families over a three week period involved rigging up four cameras in the subjects’ cars so that each driver’s behaviour could be monitored.
The findings arose after analysing the 92 [more]
Posted on December 3rd, 2013, by William Amos
It may occur to some motorists, as they’re stuck in Monday morning traffic, that there is an awful lot of space above our roads, but not that much on them. At present however, the technology required to take our cars into the airspace above us does not exist.
But a new patent by the Southern [more]
Posted on December 2nd, 2013, by David Rogers
The DVLA is making it tougher for people to purchase number plates resembling offensive words or phrases, and has come up with a number of combinations that will be banned from next March, when the 14 plate arrives.
The DVLA’s Propriety Group is given the challenging job of second-guessing how number-letter combinations could be used [more]
Posted on November 29th, 2013, by Brian Parker
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Setting up a brand new car manufacturer is not an easy thing to do, but that is the intention of sacked Morgan Motor Company Strategy Director, Charles Morgan.
Charles was the last Morgan family member of the 104 year old car maker, but he has been fired by the board of directors [more]
Posted on November 26th, 2013, by Funmi
Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, visited Lotus recently to announce a £10m grant for the British sports car company.
The money will support the creation of more than 300 jobs and will help develop the next generation of Lotus sports cars.
The money has been made available by the Regional Growth Fund, a [more]
Posted on November 25th, 2013, by Kevin Spencer
If you are in the market for a vehicle that can carry your entire family, a few pets and enough luggage for a driving holiday on the continent (with startrescue.co.uk’s great value breakdown cover for Europe of course), then you may have your eye on the latest incarnation of Citroen’s C4 Picasso. Here we take [more]
Posted on November 21st, 2013, by Kevin Spencer
German car giant Volkswagen has recalled 2.6 million vehicles after potential faults were detected on several models.
Models featuring VW’s seven speed dual clutch gearbox are affected, while other models may have problems with leaking fuel lines and faulty lighting systems.
Synthetic oil used in the gearbox of 1.6 million cars has caused the [more]
Posted on November 19th, 2013, by Funmi
Mercedes-Benz has released images of its latest car – the AMG Gran Turismo. The only thing is, it doesn’t really exist.
The phantom 557bhp sports car, which delivers up to 590lbs/ft of imaginary torque, only exists in digital form – having been designed for the forthcoming Gran Turismo 6 video game on the PlayStation 3. [more]
Posted on November 18th, 2013, by Ronald Carter
100 new Ford Transit Centres are to be opened by Ford over the next 12 months. The gradual roll out will mean better sales and servicing for Ford van owners, as well as later opening hours. Accessing new stock will also be easier.
In addition to ‘while-you-wait’ servicing, the Transit Centres will offer late-night [more]