The car powered by cows’ stomachs: Does it have legs?

Posted on July 24th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

Cars and cows – neither are terribly good for the environment. One releases CO2, while the other releases methane.

But a product designer called Yi-Wen Tseng may have a solution for reducing the impact of both cars and cows: by …

Car hire cost survey: UK most expensive

Posted on July 24th, 2015, by startrescue

A new survey has revealed some of the cheapest and most expensive holiday locations to hire a car.

The report by insurer iCarhireinsurance.com looked at 12 popular getaway destinations around the world.

Perhaps not unexpectedly, London Heathrow was the most …

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Jeep’s engine disabled remotely by hackers

Posted on July 23rd, 2015, by startrescue

Jeep Cherokee

Jeep owners have been urged to update the software on their on-board car management systems after hackers disabled a Cherokee model and crashed it into a ditch.

The hack was carried out by two security experts on a Jeep being …

3 Unforgettable Driving Routes in the UK

Posted on July 23rd, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh


Snow covered Llanberis Pass, Snowdonia, North Wales

With motorways criss-crossing the British landscape and connecting all major destinations, it’s easy to forget the natural beauty that exists beyond. So why not stray from the path for one of these unforgettably …

Driverless Down Under: autonomous car testing to begin in Australia

Posted on July 22nd, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

Autralian road

Car manufacturer Volvo and its technology partners Telstra and Bosch aim to begin testing driverless car technology in South Australia by November, according to reports.

The trials will be co-ordinated by the Australian Road Research Board, with support from the …

James Bond’s Aston Martin “backfires” in new Spectre trailer

Posted on July 22nd, 2015, by startrescue

A new, longer trailer for the forthcoming James Bond film Spectre has been released, giving us a better idea about the plot – and about James Bond’s transport situation.

Despite so many previous escapades resulting in the destruction of expensive …

The Best Family Cars for 2015

Posted on July 22nd, 2015, by startrescue

There are a number of considerations when buying a new family car, not least of which are reliability, economy and initial value for money. So which new cars in 2015 satisfy these criteria? Here are three of the best.

Skoda

Common Car Faults and How to Avoid Them

Posted on July 21st, 2015, by startrescue

Car faults and breakdowns can be devastating inconveniences for motorists, yet some of the most common causes are also the easiest to avoid. Here are three of the most frequently encountered problems and how to avoid them.

Battery

Electrical faults

Reviewed: The R8 V10 Plus – Audi’s Revamped Supercar

Posted on July 20th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

There was a time when an Audi and a Lamborghini might as well have been from different galaxies. But not now, not with the R8 V10 Plus.

Even the price tag of £137,500 demonstrates how Audi has seriously encroached on …

Former Nissan boss speaks of his ambitions at Aston Martin

Posted on July 17th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh


Aston Martin Vulcan (miromiro/Bigstock.com)

Leaving the world’s eighth-largest carmaker for a small British sports car company might seem like madness for a career-minded person. But that’s exactly what Andy Palmer did last year.

Palmer was once the Executive Vice-President of …