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Drivers could face three penalty points for not wearing seatbelt
Seatbelt warning light
News

Drivers could face three penalty points for not wearing seatbelt

Law change in the offing as meaningful proportion of those killed in cars without belts remains high
28 Jul 2021
Bentley launches new steering wheel for both real and sim racers
Bentley Fanatec wheel
News

Bentley launches new steering wheel for both real and sim racers

The wheel was designed for the Bentley Continental Pikes Peak GT3 racer, but also works with Fanatec sim racing hardware
21 Jun 2021
Volvo teams up with Northvolt for new European gigafactory
Northvolt
Volvo

Volvo teams up with Northvolt for new European gigafactory

The new factory will produce the batteries to power the next-generation pure-electric Volvo XC60, which is due to be unveiled in 2024
21 Jun 2021
Porsche unveils next-generation PCM infotainment system with Android Auto 
Porsche Communication Management 6.0 911
Porsche

Porsche unveils next-generation PCM infotainment system with Android Auto 

Porsche’s sixth-generation touchscreen will be rolled out across the firm’s line-up, adding new connectivity features and natural voice control
17 Jun 2021
Driving test update to preserve the manual gearbox
Dacia Duster gear lever
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Driving test update to preserve the manual gearbox

With more drivers learning in autos and electric cars, the DVSA is looking to update the driving test so people can still drive manuals in future
16 Jun 2021
Volvo investigates fossil fuel-free steel for future car bodies
Volvo production
Volvo

Volvo investigates fossil fuel-free steel for future car bodies

Volvo has teamed up with the Swedish company SSAB to research a new method of steelmaking which doesn’t rely on coking coal
16 Jun 2021
Pay for parking from your car with BMW's new RingGo app integration
BMW and Ringo
BMW

Pay for parking from your car with BMW's new RingGo app integration

BMW drivers can now use their infotainment systems to pay for parking without the need for a phone or cash
15 Jun 2021

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Illegal car modification hotspots revealed
Volkswagen Polo exhaust
News

Illegal car modification hotspots revealed

Gloucestershire has the highest proportion of illegal car modifications, with altered number plates the most common breach
14 Jun 2021
'The hydrogen underdog disruptor is back in town'
Toyota Mirai opinion
Opinion

'The hydrogen underdog disruptor is back in town'

Mike Rutherford says hydrogen-powered cars could still be a frequent sight on UK roads
13 Jun 2021
Renault ElectriCity: Europe’s biggest electric car production centre is born
Renault ElectricCity
Renault

Renault ElectriCity: Europe’s biggest electric car production centre is born

Renault has reorganised its French factories in preparation for the new Megane E-Tech Electric, as well as the upcoming Renault 4 and 5
9 Jun 2021
'Factories are at a standstill because they can’t get the parts to finish cars'
Car manufacturing
Opinion

'Factories are at a standstill because they can’t get the parts to finish cars'

Steve Fowler points out the fresh issues facing global car manufacturing
9 Jun 2021
Commuter Cup: Citroen Ami vs Silence Scooter vs Volkswagen up!
Commuter Cup: Citroen Ami vs Scooter vs Volkswagen up!
Features

Commuter Cup: Citroen Ami vs Silence Scooter vs Volkswagen up!

Bike, car or Citroen Ami? We find the best tool for commuting in London
9 Jun 2021
‘Our switch to electric will soon make driving manual cars a lost art'
Gearknob
Opinion

‘Our switch to electric will soon make driving manual cars a lost art'

Want to drive a manual car? You need to take your test in a manual car. So what happens once all driving-school cars are automatic EVs?
8 Jun 2021
'GM taking over Honda would be a disaster'
Honda opinion
Opinion

'GM taking over Honda would be a disaster'

Mike Rutherford is worried about Honda's future, despite its recent motorsport success
6 Jun 2021
Kia UK updates Online Booking Service feature
Kia UK servicing
News

Kia UK updates Online Booking Service feature

Korean brand enhances its one-stop app that manages car maintenance needs
1 Jun 2021
Tamiya RC cars: history, greatest models and build tips
Tamiya RC
Features

Tamiya RC cars: history, greatest models and build tips

We chat to Tamiya about how it became the go-to for RC cars, plus we build our very own Toyota GR Yaris
24 May 2021
New Airspeeder Mk3 revealed as world’s first electric flying racing car
Airspeeder Mk3 - front
News

New Airspeeder Mk3 revealed as world’s first electric flying racing car

The Airspeeder Mk3 flying racing car will compete in remotely piloted events during the second half of 2021, before pilots are dropped into the cockpi…
20 May 2021
The world’s best car stereo? Rolls-Royce Bespoke Audio tested
Rolls-Royce Bespoke Audio - Steve Fowler
Rolls-Royce

The world’s best car stereo? Rolls-Royce Bespoke Audio tested

We explore Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke Audio system and test its claims of studio-quality in-car sound
18 May 2021
'Just because impressive tech is available, it shouldn’t necessarily be installed in cars'
Opinion tech
Opinion

'Just because impressive tech is available, it shouldn’t necessarily be installed in cars'

Mike Rutherford says designers, car makers and politicians need to consult motorists more often
16 May 2021
Meet the Pothole Pro: JCB's answer to our pothole problems
JCB Pothole machine
Features

Meet the Pothole Pro: JCB's answer to our pothole problems

JCB looks to fix the UK's potholes with its innovative new machine
11 May 2021
‘The greatest change in motoring history is coming - but we don’t want it’
Opinion driverless cars
Opinion

‘The greatest change in motoring history is coming - but we don’t want it’

Mike Rutherford reckons that instead of telling us what they think we should have, manufacturers and politicians must ask us what we’d like from our c…
9 May 2021
Vegan cars: how veganism and sustainability shape the latest models
Vegan cars
Features

Vegan cars: how veganism and sustainability shape the latest models

We find out how the automotive industry is trying to make more environmentally-friendly cars
8 May 2021
Advanced driver assistance systems: how the latest car safety tech is tested
Thatcham road safety tech test
Features

Advanced driver assistance systems: how the latest car safety tech is tested

We visit Thatcham Research to hear how and why Euro NCAP has begun to test the latest hi-tech driver-assistance systems
7 May 2021
‘Don’t believe the hype, self-driving cars are not coming this year’
Opinion - driverless
Opinion

‘Don’t believe the hype, self-driving cars are not coming this year’

Hugo Griffiths wants the term ‘self-driving’ used with much more caution, and accuracy when it comes to cars
28 Apr 2021
'From now on I’ll be looking at Euro NCAP’s scores closely'
Opinion Euro NCAP
Opinion

'From now on I’ll be looking at Euro NCAP’s scores closely'

Mike Rutherford questions new changes brought in to Euro NCAP testing
25 Apr 2021
Stellantis kills Alfa Romeo’s ‘Giorgio’ platform for ICE cars
Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Alfa Romeo

Stellantis kills Alfa Romeo’s ‘Giorgio’ platform for ICE cars

The chassis was never designed for electrification, so Alfa’s future now rests on the Group’s upcoming STLA electrified underpinnings
23 Apr 2021
What is Audi's Virtual Cockpit?
Audi Virtual Cockpit - header
Audi

What is Audi's Virtual Cockpit?

We give you the lowdown on Audi's hi-tech dashboard display screen, the Virtual Cockpit
22 Apr 2021
Jaguar Land Rover shuts two factories due to semiconductor shortage
Halewood factory
Jaguar

Jaguar Land Rover shuts two factories due to semiconductor shortage

JLR’s Castle Bromwich and Halewood factories will temporarily close from 26 April as a global shortage of semiconductors impacts production
22 Apr 2021
BMW commits to solid-state batteries before the end of 2030
BMW battery
BMW

BMW commits to solid-state batteries before the end of 2030

The company’s aim is to build the greenest electric BMW possible – and new battery tech could be the key to unlocking that
20 Apr 2021
Volvo expands partnership with Nvidia for self-driving tech
Volvo Nvidia
Volvo

Volvo expands partnership with Nvidia for self-driving tech

Volvo aims to be the first manufacturer to use Nvidia’s Drive Orin processor to power its autonomous vehicles
13 Apr 2021
Prices confirmed for revised Volvo XC60
Volvo XC60 facelift - front
News

Prices confirmed for revised Volvo XC60

Updated SUV on sale now with new Google based interior tech; first deliveries due in June
6 Apr 2021
Volkswagen releases ‘We Score’ infotainment app for football fans
Volkswagen We score
Volkswagen

Volkswagen releases ‘We Score’ infotainment app for football fans

New We Score app allows Volkswagen Golf owners to keep tabs on their favoured team while driving
23 Mar 2021
Electric car charging in the UK
Charging
Electric cars

Electric car charging in the UK

The UK’s electric car charging infrastructure has changed substantially in the past 12 months but can it make an EV suit your lifestyle?
19 Mar 2021
VW Group developing new SSP electric car platform to replace MEB
VW SSP
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VW Group developing new SSP electric car platform to replace MEB

Volkswagen is already planning for post-MEB electric future with next-generation SSP EV platform by middle of the decade
16 Mar 2021