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Best battery chargers
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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'
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'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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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
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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 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

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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
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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
Volvo and Northvolt open new £2.5 billion EV battery R&D facility
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Volvo and Northvolt open new £2.5 billion EV battery R&D facility

The two Swedish companies will work collaboratively to develop and produce Volvo’s next-generation CO2-conscious battery packs
10 Dec 2021
World's first full-body airbag child car seat in action
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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
Volkswagen signs three new deals to secure EV battery supply to 2030
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Volkswagen signs three new deals to secure EV battery supply to 2030

Volkswagen says its new partnerships will help it to reach an annual production capacity of 2.2 million electric cars by the end of the decade
8 Dec 2021
'Not everyone can or wants to go fully electric just yet'
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'Not everyone can or wants to go fully electric just yet'

Steve Fowler highlights the importance hybrids have in the switch to fully electric cars
1 Dec 2021
Full size remote control cars due on UK roads in 2022
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Full size remote control cars due on UK roads in 2022

A trial for new ride-hailing app, Fetch, will start in 2022. The scheme using remote control ‘taxis’ is backed by the UK government
1 Dec 2021
Next-gen Volkswagens to get smarter and more comfortable
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Volkswagen

Next-gen Volkswagens to get smarter and more comfortable

Volkswagen is working on a host of new technology, including fly-by-wire steering, a driver-facing interior camera and an intelligent chassis
30 Nov 2021
WayRay Holograktor ride hailing concept showcases advanced Augmented Reality tech
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WayRay Holograktor ride hailing concept showcases advanced Augmented Reality tech

New ride hailing concept from tech firm brings advanced AR tech, mixing gaming with mobility
29 Nov 2021
The evolution of car safety: a history
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The evolution of car safety: a history

We’ve catalogued the development of vehicle technologies that have brought significant improvements to road safety
27 Nov 2021
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…
26 Nov 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?
26 Nov 2021
NIO and Shell sign agreement for battery swap stations
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NIO and Shell sign agreement for battery swap stations

Chinese EV brand and energy giant collaborate to bring battery charging and swapping stations to Europe from next year
26 Nov 2021
No Time To Die: chasing James Bond in a stunt Land Rover Defender
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No Time To Die: chasing James Bond in a stunt Land Rover Defender

We find out how the new Land Rover Defender fared as a stunt car in the latest James Bond film
25 Nov 2021
Dashcam-upload portal reports spike in ‘dangerous driving’ videos
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Dashcam-upload portal reports spike in ‘dangerous driving’ videos

Big increase in citizen policing on British roads pays dividends for hard-pressed police forces
25 Nov 2021
BMW tops assisted-driving rankings in latest Thatcham and EuroNCAP assessment
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BMW tops assisted-driving rankings in latest Thatcham and EuroNCAP assessment

Testers give assistance packages a ‘thumbs up’ despite concerns they could mislead drivers into losing concentration
25 Nov 2021
What is an immobiliser and does my car have one?
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What is an immobiliser and does my car have one?

In this guide, we explain what an immobiliser does and how it helps to protect your car from theft
15 Nov 2021
What is a blind spot when driving?
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What is a blind spot when driving?

There’s plenty of tech in modern cars to help us cope with blind spots but what are they and how can you keep yourself safe with or without the driver…
11 Nov 2021
Hyundai to launch autonomous electric flying vehicles by 2028
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Hyundai to launch autonomous electric flying vehicles by 2028

Hyundai plans for passengers to simply hail its upcoming flying vehicles from “vertiports” using an app, just as they would a conventional taxi
9 Nov 2021
Drivers think new cars have too much expensive tech
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Drivers think new cars have too much expensive tech

A survey by budget car brand Dacia shows that a third of UK drivers don’t use 75% of the features fitted to their cars
5 Nov 2021
'Many don't have the means to switch to electric cars'
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'Many don't have the means to switch to electric cars'

Mike Rutherford points out the sometimes costly nature of going green
31 Oct 2021
Thatcham slams Tesla over “fundamentally dangerous” software roll-out
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Thatcham slams Tesla over “fundamentally dangerous” software roll-out

Tesla’s launch and rapid withdrawal of ‘full self-driving’ software update brings scathing response from leading UK safety body
25 Oct 2021
Toyota and Tamiya build the mini hydrogen-powered Mirai RC car
Toyota and Tamiya Mirai RC car
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Toyota and Tamiya build the mini hydrogen-powered Mirai RC car

The mini Toyota Mirai will go twice as far as a battery powered RC car and has been designed to show how hydrogen tech can be effective on a small sca…
21 Oct 2021
Volvo XC40 Recharge gets Range Assistant over-the-air update
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Volvo XC40 Recharge gets Range Assistant over-the-air update

The first big over-the-air update for Android Automotive backed Volvo models includes a new app intended to help owners maximise their driving range
19 Oct 2021
iPhone maker Foxconn reveals three new electric vehicles
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iPhone maker Foxconn reveals three new electric vehicles

Key Apple supplier reveals automotive plans with a concept SUV, a saloon an and electric bus
18 Oct 2021