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It's that time of year again, with wind, rain and possibly snow making the morning commute and indeed all transport experiences decidedly harder to deal with. As far as many of our motorbike breakdown cover customers are concerned, it's time to store the bike away and forget about it until Spring. But while riding a bike in Winter doesn't sound like fun, in some ways it is an ideal period to ...
Those mysterious dashboard fault codes can be mighty vexing. Here we explain the different parts of EOBD fault codes and how to identify what each code means. In the UK and across the EU, EOBD (European on board diagnostics) regulations began being introduced in January 2000 in relation to vehicles with no more than 8 passenger seats. The system is the European equivalent of OBD II in the United States, which came into effect in 1996.
Apple has written to the US’ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, confirming its interest in developing autonomous vehicle technologies. It is the tech giant's biggest signal yet that it is indeed developing either its own self-drive hardware, or software that may be used by other autonomous car makers. Apple revealed it was "investing heavily" in automation, adding that it was “excited by the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation”.
The Johammer J1's engine – a fully electric one – could already be called revolutionary. But the Austrian company that built it hasn’t tried to squeeze this e-bike into a regular motorcycle shape – they've created a rather outrageous, indeed revolutionary, exterior for it. Johann Hammerschmid, founder of Johammer e-mobility, calls it "a natural return to the concept of the horse, before there was noise and pollution from engines."
These are great days to be a billionaire petrol head. From Modena to Ängelholm, companies are creating the most astonishing cars. This upper tier of just-about-legal vehicle is called the hypercar. But it wasn’t invented in the auto heartlands of northern Italy or by some clever clogs in Sweden. This super class of car was dreamt up in Woking – by McLaren. While this firm may hail from a rather down-to-earth sounding town, their products are truly out of this world.
A driver in Norfolk has been stopped by police because a sofa was hanging dangerously out of his car's boot. The motorist was pulled over in Long Stratton after an officer spotted the two-seat leather couch being precariously transported in the back of a Toyota Celica. All that held the sofa in place was a suitcase-like strap that officers said was "only partially holding the sofa."