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Carmakers to face emissions cheating fines of £50,000 per car

Carmakers to face emissions cheating fines of £50,000 per car

Carmakers will be fined up to £50,000 for every vehicle fitted with an emissions cheat device, after the UK Government set out details of a new set of laws. The laws, dubbed The Road Vehicles (Defeat Device, Fuel Consumption and Type Approval) Regulations 2018, will […]

Robot traffic cones could shrink size of roadworks

Robot traffic cones could shrink size of roadworks

A new generation of traffic cone that could ease congestion and improve worker safety has been developed by construction giant Costain. The prototype ‘robo-cones’ sit by the side of the road when not in use, and can be ‘driven’ onto the carriageway to close lanes […]

Tesla to build Golf rival within five years

Tesla to build Golf rival within five years

Tesla has plans to build a rival to the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra within five years. Responding to a question about compact [Golf size] and sub-compact [Fiesta size] cars, Musk told the Tesla shareholders’ conference: “I think we’ll do a compact car […]

New “impossible to cheat” emissions rating system launches

New “impossible to cheat” emissions rating system launches

A new emissions measurement system that accurately measures and tracks real-world exhaust emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx) has compiled emission records from 750,000 vehicles in Europe over the last decade. Researchers from the FIA Foundation and the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) have now […]

Audi to launch 5G-connected cars by 2020

Audi to launch 5G-connected cars by 2020

Audi has revealed more information on its plans to launch 5G-connected cars by 2020. The innovation will come from a joint venture with Chinese tech giant Huawei, allowing vehicle-to-X (V2X) communications for safer, semi-autonomous driving. While the alliance was formed in 2016, new details offer […]

Apple CarPlay to offer Google Maps and Waze

Apple CarPlay to offer Google Maps and Waze

Apple CarPlay will allow drivers to use third-party mapping apps later this year, ending current arrangements that force CarPlay users to make do solely with Apple Maps for their route guidance needs. The situation will change when Apple’s new iPhone operating system – iOS 12 – […]

Skoda Sunroq concept revealed as Karoq roadster

Skoda Sunroq concept revealed as Karoq roadster

Skoda has revealed the latest creation to be borne from its annual Azubi Car project, unveiling a roofless Karoq SUV called the Skoda Sunroq. 23 students from seven different professions teamed up over a period of eight months to develop and construct the car at […]

Land Rover takes autonomous car tech off-road

Land Rover takes autonomous car tech off-road

Land Rover has pumped £3.7 million into a project that will see autonomous driving technology developed for off-road use. The British firm wants its autonomous vehicles to be the most capable on the market and able to tackle the widest range of terrains including off-road. […]

Bulletproof Skoda Superb launched

Bulletproof Skoda Superb launched

This is a Skoda Superb Estate for people who have made one too many enemies in their life. It might look almost identical to a standard Superb, but an extensive armoured conversion helps to protect its occupants from bullet and explosive attacks. Priced from £118,688 […]

‘Public transport prices amount to legalised theft’

‘Public transport prices amount to legalised theft’

Remember the Integrated Transport Policy and other John Prescott brain waves of two decades ago? They were supposed to offer seamless, affordable travel via different modes of public transport. Accessible hire cars arriving just in time to scoop up passengers as we stepped off on-time […]