Car Tech

'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
‘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
‘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
VW Group developing new SSP electric car platform to replace MEB
VW SSP
News

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
Lotus Evija
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
Volvo Google
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
What is a hybrid car?
Hybrid badge
Hybrid cars

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
Volkswagen Microsoft
News

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
Skoda
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?
BMW 5 Series long termer - first report iDrive
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
Tesla steering wheel
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
Ford Google infotainment
News

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
Best car battery chargers tested
Battery charger testing
Product group tests

Best car battery chargers tested

We find out which device has the power to keep your car’s battery in tip-top condition
13 Jan 2021
What is a CVT gearbox?
Lexus IS 300h - transmission
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
What is AdBlue?
Peugeot 308 SW - AdBlue
Tips & advice

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?
Volkswagen Golf GTI DSG gearstick
Tips & advice

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?
Used Mazda 6 - engine light
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