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What is ISOFIX?
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Tips & advice

What is ISOFIX?

ISOFIX is a system that makes it easy and safe to fit child car seats securely
22 Jun 2022
New Apple CarPlay infotainment update incoming
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News

New Apple CarPlay infotainment update incoming

The popular Apple CarPlay system can be found in most new cars these days and it’s getting a refresh
7 Jun 2022
Full size remote control cars: would you take a ride?
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News

Full size remote control cars: would you take a ride?

Imperium Drive is aiming to shake up the ride-hailing market with its remote-driving cars. We visited the company to find out about the plan and the t…
20 May 2022
What is Android Auto? Full review and user guide
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Tips & advice

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?
17 May 2022
ABB Robotics creates world’s first robot-painted art car
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ABB Robotics creates world’s first robot-painted art car

Robot recreates work from child prodigy Avait Kolarkar to deliver abstract automatic art
9 May 2022
Volvo invests in electric car battery developer StoreDot
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Volvo

Volvo invests in electric car battery developer StoreDot

StoreDot collaboration could see longer range, quicker charging and lower costs for Volvo and Polestar EVs
19 Apr 2022
What are non-exhaust emissions from cars?
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Sustainability

What are non-exhaust emissions from cars?

Why tyre dust, brake particles and road wear can be a significant source of pollution, and how you can reduce these non-exhaust emissions from your ca…
22 Mar 2022

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The future of car braking systems? Brembo Sensify put to the test
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Features

The future of car braking systems? Brembo Sensify put to the test

New braking system from Brembo aims to revolutionise how quickly and safely vehicles can stop in any conditions
5 Mar 2022
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: how ADAS car tech is put to the test
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
Features

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: how ADAS car tech is put to the test

Euro NCAP tests will soon include scoring of driver-assistance systems, and Thatcham Research, the UK’s only Euro NCAP accredited partner, is leading …
4 Mar 2022
Electric car batteries that add 100 miles of range in 2 mins due by 2032
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News

Electric car batteries that add 100 miles of range in 2 mins due by 2032

Battery maker StoreDot believes tech is close, with batteries that can add 100 miles of range from a five-minute charge only two years away as well
2 Mar 2022
Renault Megane E-Tech Electric earns five-star rating in latest Euro NCAP safety tests
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Renault

Renault Megane E-Tech Electric earns five-star rating in latest Euro NCAP safety tests

Impressive performance comes after the electric Renault Zoe was awarded zero stars in in 2021; other new models rated in latest round of testing
2 Mar 2022
'Electric car charging is damaging the switch to EVs'
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Opinion

'Electric car charging is damaging the switch to EVs'

Mike Rutherford thinks the UK's charging network needs to take lessons from petrol station forecourts
27 Feb 2022
Audi approves V6 diesels for use with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil 
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Audi

Audi approves V6 diesels for use with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil 

Renewable HVO fuel reduces CO2 in some Audi models by up to 95 per cent compared with fossil diesel
24 Feb 2022
Polestar Project 0 to be completely carbon neutral
Polestar 0 Project
Polestar

Polestar Project 0 to be completely carbon neutral

Collaboration announces key suppliers for totally climate-neutral Polestar Project 0 car coming early next decade
24 Feb 2022
Toyota and Yamaha are working on a hydrogen-powered V8 engine
Yamaha V8
Toyota

Toyota and Yamaha are working on a hydrogen-powered V8 engine

Modified version of the 5.0-litre unit found in the Lexus RC F will produce 444bhp – all without using a drop of petrol
18 Feb 2022
Mazda gears up to launch three new electric cars by 2025
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Mazda

Mazda gears up to launch three new electric cars by 2025

After 2025 Mazda will roll-out its new Skyactiv EV Scalable Architecture, which allows different-sized cars to be built on the same production line
4 Feb 2022
Best speed camera locators and apps 2022
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Product group tests

Best speed camera locators and apps 2022

Know your limits with these speed camera locators - and apps - to help avoid heft speeding fines
3 Feb 2022
JCB PotholePro fixes three years worth of potholes in four months
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News

JCB PotholePro fixes three years worth of potholes in four months

Revolutionary pothole fixing machine put to work in Stoke, where it has repaired 10,000m² of road in 130 days
2 Feb 2022
Ford unveils in-car escape room game concept
Ford
Ford

Ford unveils in-car escape room game concept

Ford showcases an escape room-style game built into a Mustang Mach E to help owners get accustomed to its controls
31 Jan 2022
‘AirCar’ issued with official certificate of airworthiness
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‘AirCar’ issued with official certificate of airworthiness

Flying car received certificate from Slovak Transport Authority after completing 70 hours of rigorous flight testing
25 Jan 2022
Porsche launches updated infotainment system for 2022
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Porsche

Porsche launches updated infotainment system for 2022

PCM 6.0 user interface brings native Spotify integration, an electric vehicle charging network planner and an improved voice assistant
24 Jan 2022
BMW patents reveal yoke steering wheel for self-driving models
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BMW

BMW patents reveal yoke steering wheel for self-driving models

Patents indicate that BMW is creating a radical yoke-style ‘steering handle’, which folds away when not in use, for its future autonomous cars
24 Jan 2022
Best battery chargers
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Product group tests

Best battery chargers

Which car battery charger is best for you? We test a number of popular options to find out
14 Jan 2022
'Sony's arrival as a car maker could be the most exciting in ages'
Opinion
Opinion

'Sony's arrival as a car maker could be the most exciting in ages'

Steve Fowler thinks Sony could hit the ground running in the electric car market
12 Jan 2022
Mazda patents new rotary-engined, rear-driven sports car
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News

Mazda patents new rotary-engined, rear-driven sports car

Patent images preview a new rotary engine, which could slot into Mazda’s Large Architecture to create the next RX-badged sports car
10 Jan 2022
VinFast to include What3words navigation tech with new EVs
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VinFast to include What3words navigation tech with new EVs

VinFast has become the first EV manufacturer to partner with What3words for simplified, accurate on-board navigation, the firm claims
10 Jan 2022
Autonomous cars compete in 173mph self-driving oval race at CES 2022
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Autonomous cars compete in 173mph self-driving oval race at CES 2022

Teams used Dallara autonomous race cars and went wheel to wheel at 173mph during this year’s Consumer Electronics Show
10 Jan 2022
Volvo announces autonomous Ride Pilot system for all-new XC90
Volvo XC90 driving
Volvo XC90

Volvo announces autonomous Ride Pilot system for all-new XC90

This year's electric XC90 flagship will be equipped with unsupervised autonomous driving tech
6 Jan 2022
Volvo announces new Google-powered infotainment features for current models
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Volvo

Volvo announces new Google-powered infotainment features for current models

As part of its partnership with Google, Volvo is introducing deeper Google Assistant and YouTube integration for its cars
6 Jan 2022
Stellantis partners with Amazon for next-generation in-car technology
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Stellantis partners with Amazon for next-generation in-car technology

Future Stellantis models will utilise cloud-based Amazon tech for cutting-edge in-car connectivity
5 Jan 2022
Traffic cop numbers plunge as dash-cam policing takes over
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Traffic cop numbers plunge as dash-cam policing takes over

Police use portal to review evidence uploaded by drivers as traffic cop numbers decrease
5 Jan 2022
Everything you need to know about the Nissan ARIYA
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Everything you need to know about the Nissan ARIYA

Nissan’s pure-electric crossover arrives with impressive range and high-quality tech features
20 Dec 2021
Volkswagen confirms Project Trinity will enter production in 2026
Volkswagen Project Trinity teaser
Volkswagen

Volkswagen confirms Project Trinity will enter production in 2026

It’ll be built at the firm’s Wolfsburg plant, which will soon be transformed into an EV hub that will also produce the ID.3 electric hatch from 2024
13 Dec 2021
World's first full-body airbag child car seat in action
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Features

World's first full-body airbag child car seat in action

Cybex looks to crack the problem with airbags in child car seats
8 Dec 2021