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Volvo expands partnership with Nvidia for self-driving tech
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Electric Lotus Evija looks to Type 49 racer for soundtrack
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Lotus

Electric Lotus Evija looks to Type 49 racer for soundtrack

The Lotus Evija’s electric motor will be accompanied by an edited version of the Type 49’s V8 engine noise
10 Mar 2021
Volvo XC60, S90 and V90 get new Google-powered infotainment systems
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Volvo

Volvo XC60, S90 and V90 get new Google-powered infotainment systems

Volvo has started to ditch its in-house developed Sensus infotainment software for a new Google Android-powered system
9 Mar 2021

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What is a hybrid car?
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What is a hybrid car?

Hybrids are everywhere but with mild hybrids, full hybrids and plug-in hybrids all available, understanding the technology can be hard.
24 Feb 2021
Volkswagen Group teams up with Microsoft on self-driving cars
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Volkswagen Group teams up with Microsoft on self-driving cars

The Volkswagen Group will collaborate further with software giant Microsoft to speed up development of autonomous driving systems
11 Feb 2021
Skodas to get wrong-way warning system
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Skoda

Skodas to get wrong-way warning system

New Skoda infotainment app developed by Bosch warns motorists who are driving the wrong way down a road of their error
10 Feb 2021
What is BMW iDrive?
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Tips & advice

What is BMW iDrive?

BMW's iDrive in-car control and infotainment system explained: what it does and how to use it
9 Feb 2021
New Tesla steering wheel is legal in the UK
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Tesla

New Tesla steering wheel is legal in the UK

The Department for Transport has confirmed that Tesla’s unusual steering control will pass through UK safety regulations
5 Feb 2021
Connected cars: Ford partners with Google for built-in Android Automotive
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Connected cars: Ford partners with Google for built-in Android Automotive

From 2023, new Ford cars will have an Android infotainment system with Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play built-in
1 Feb 2021
What is Audi's Virtual Cockpit?
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Audi

What is Audi's Virtual Cockpit?

We give you the lowdown on Audi's hi-tech dashboard display screen, the Virtual Cockpit
19 Jan 2021
What is a CVT gearbox?
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Tips & advice

What is a CVT gearbox?

If you're looking for cars with an automatic gearbox, you may have seen the term CVT. Here’s what it means…
16 Dec 2020
Fog lights and when to use them
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Fog lights and when to use them

They do exactly as described, but fog lights seem to cause confusion with some drivers. Here’s all the key info on fog light use…
16 Dec 2020
What is AdBlue?
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What is AdBlue?

Euro6 emissions regulations and SCR tech mean AdBlue usage is increasing rapidly – but what is AdBlue?
16 Dec 2020
DSG: what is a Direct Shift Gearbox and how do they work?
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DSG: what is a Direct Shift Gearbox and how do they work?

A direct shift gearbox, also known as a dual-clutch gearbox, offers an alternative to a conventional automatic
16 Dec 2020
Engine management light: what is it?
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Tips & advice

Engine management light: what is it?

What do you do when the engine management light comes on, and how do you safely turn it off?
16 Dec 2020
How to avoid keyless theft
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How to avoid keyless theft

The number of cars being stolen via keyless theft is increasing: here's what you can do to keep your car safe
9 Dec 2020
Petrol or diesel: which fuel is better?
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Petrol or diesel: which fuel is better?

Hybrids and EVs are on the rise, but the petrol vs diesel dilemma remains for most new car buyers
4 Dec 2020
Regenerative braking: what is it and how does it work?
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Regenerative braking: what is it and how does it work?

Regenerative braking turns your car’s kinetic energy into electricity to charge its battery and boost efficiency. Here’s how...
6 Nov 2020
The truth about car touchscreens: do they help or hinder drivers?
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The truth about car touchscreens: do they help or hinder drivers?

With modern cars pioneering new infotainment we find out if the growing use of touchscreens is putting car users in danger
24 Oct 2020
MBUX: Mercedes’ infotainment technology explained
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MBUX: Mercedes’ infotainment technology explained

What does MBUX mean, which Mercedes cars have it and what can it do? All is explained here
23 Oct 2020
What is Bluetooth? In-car connectivity tech explained
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What is Bluetooth? In-car connectivity tech explained

Bluetooth is an important part of modern in-car tech. We explain what it is and what it does
23 Oct 2020
What is ABS? Anti-lock brake systems explained
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What is ABS? Anti-lock brake systems explained

ABS is a vital part of any new car's safety equipment, and is an effective boost for braking. Here's everything you need to know...
23 Sep 2020
Best parking apps 2020
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Best parking apps 2020

Find a parking space easily and quickly thanks to these car parking apps
30 Jul 2020
How to change a car tyre
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How to change a car tyre

Need to change a tyre on the drive or by the side of the road? Our online guide is here to help you get safely back on the road...
30 Jul 2020
Tesla Autopilot slammed as “especially misleading” by UK safety experts
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Tesla Autopilot slammed as “especially misleading” by UK safety experts

Following a criticism by a German court that Tesla’s driver assistance systems are marketed incorrectly, UK safety experts express similar concerns
15 Jul 2020
Deepfake software used to aid self-driving car development
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Deepfake software used to aid self-driving car development

Cutting-edge deepfake tech sees computer software simulate infinite number of different road environments to aid autonomous car development
24 Jun 2020
What is Android Auto? Full review and user guide
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What is Android Auto? Full review and user guide

What is Google's Android Auto and how does it enhance infotainment and sat-nav for UK drivers?
11 Jun 2020
BMW is developing ‘shape-shifting’ steering wheels
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BMW is developing ‘shape-shifting’ steering wheels

Steering wheels that change shape are most effective in autonomous driving and emergency situations. BMW has plans to develop the technology.
28 Mar 2020
Best car gadgets that can save you money
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Best car gadgets that can save you money

Aftermarket gadgets and gizmos can pay-off and save you money in the long run – we look at the best car tech products to buy
25 Mar 2020
What is eCall?
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What is eCall?

Latest safety tech eCall contacts the emergency services automatically if your car is involved in an accident
25 Mar 2020