Ford’s Sleep Suit Plans to Tackle Zombie Drivers

We’ve all seen the signs: ‘Tiredness can kill, take a break’, but how many of us take heed of this seemingly obvious warning? Pulling over for a much-needed nap and a Greggs at the motorway services could save your life, but its advice that tends to fall on deaf ears. Ford has therefore come up with a so-called ‘Sleep suit’, which it aims to integrate as part of its very practical Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) driver training initiative for 17 to 24-year-olds. Read More >>

The In-Car Air Purifier That Promises to Save You From Stale Farts and NO2

Are you fussed about the quality of the air you breathe in? Plenty of us are and, if you’re a city dweller then streets that are being strangled by a relentless onslaught of cars, vans and trucks doesn’t help matters. Breathing in a daily dose of exhaust fumes, brake dust and assorted other airborne detritus ain’t great. And, even inside the car we’re not immune from exposure to this grubby toxic cocktail, which is the reason why we now have a gizmo like airbubbl. Read More >>

EasyJet Wants To Get You On a No-Frills All-Electric Jet

Running any kind of airline requires deep pockets and even the most well-heeled operation runs on very tight margins. So there’s not much going free in the skies these days. Our own national airline British Airways, for example, won’t give you a glass of cheap wine and a curled up sandwich in economy anymore. Nope, now you have to pay for something from M&S, although you can do it from the ‘comfort’ of your in-flight seat rather than buying it from the shop in the terminal. Read More >>

Don’t Buy a Car, Buy a Pickup!

Even if you don’t drive you’ll know that potholes here in the UK are a big, big problem. And, it’s a problem that’s getting worse, thanks to a lack of investment and a ‘patch it up’ mentality rather than a cohesive plan for revitalising Britain’s road network that includes over 24,000 miles of surfaces that need repairing. Read More >>

Byton’s New K-Byte Concept Aims to Pack in More Tech Than You Can Shake a Stick At

Innovative startup company Byton has bounced back with a brand new car concept, unveiled at CES Asia in Shanghai. The K-Byte is another exercise in cool lines and quirky tech thinking, much like its SUV predecessor. Billed as a premium sedan, the model will form another part of what Byton claims will be the theme for its product naming strategy, with the SUV design now morphing into the M-Byte Concept. Read More >>

Formula One Champ Nico Rosberg Talks Beer, Behaviour and Boffins In a Bid to Stop Us Drink Driving

Everybody has the odd dumb idea from time to time, so piloting a drone in a no-fly zone at the Montreal Grand Prix with a helicopter hovering overhead seems like a particularly daft notion. Read More >>

The New Technology That Makes Streaming Concerts Crystal Clear

“We think quality is worth paying for,” said Robert Zimmerman, Chief Executive from the Berliner Philharmoniker as we stood in the confines of the Studio 7 production room high above the stage of this legendary concert venue in Germany’s capital. Quite right too. After all, how many of us look to the internet every time we want something and, more often than not, blag it without a thought for paying anything for the privilege. This is a bad habit we’ve all got into. Read More >>

Electric Dreams: DS Automobiles Has Created the X E-TENSE… But You Can’t Buy One Just Yet

We live in an age where when so many cars are just interchangeable metal boxes with little in the way of design flair on show. DS Automobiles, however, like to make their models instantly recognisable. So far they’ve done it to best effect with the funky little DS3, which still looks super cool even though it’s been around a while now. You see a lot of them on the roads too, which confirms that owners share this desire to be a little different. Read More >>

Could the BYTON Concept Become One of the Coolest Cars on the Road?

The BYTON Concept is a very cool looking car, so where better to give it a European showcase than Milan Design Week? This is the annual event that crams in more sharp-dressed types per square metre than anywhere else on the planet, while also showing off everything that’s sizzling hot on the style front, from fab and funky chairs through to cutting-edge kitchens. Read More >>

Born Again? Where Old Electric Car Batteries Don’t Go to Die

Japanese car companies dream up fantastic ideas if you’re looking for something brilliant, but borderline bonkers that’ll grab the headlines. Driving a full-size real-life remote control GTR, Nissan’s mindblowing sports rocket ship, for example, might seem like a ludicrous concept but we got a chance to do just that late last year. And, it works. The car is unmanned, loaded with tech and capable of going full out. The only difference is you’re not in the car itself. Read More >>

The Technology it Takes to Climb Mount Everest

More people might be climbing the 8,848 metres that make up Mount Everest in the Himalayas, but that doesn’t mean it’s getting any easier. However, for anyone who decides to make the trip to Nepal in order to attempt it, the good news is that the kit you’ll want to take with you is getting a lot better. It’s a fact that Rupert Jones-Warner knows only too well. Read More >>

From Concept to Creation – Turning an Audi into a Touchscreen Tech-Fest

Designing a car using clay to make a full-size model of the latest addition to a range might seem a little bit old school, but that’s the way Audi does it. And, this traditional craft isn’t just used for the exterior lines either. In fact, take a trip around the Audi Design Centre in Ingolstadt and you’ll find that interiors are done in much the same way. Read More >>

Swimming in a Canal? Beat the Elements With a High-Tech Wetsuit

Just how nutty do you have to be to get up at the crack of dawn, don a high-tech wetsuit and then try to swim your way through 420 metres of ice cold water and climb 18 metres over seven canal lock gates in the middle of Glasgow? Quite nutty we’d say, but around 600 athletes did that at the weekend as part of Red Bull’s Neptune Steps event, held in the Maryhill Locks area of Scotland’s largest city. The gruelling challenge is already in its fourth year and there’s no shortage of competitors, with twice as many people taking part this year compared to the 2017 event. Read More >>

New Car, More Power! Nissan Joins Formula E With its Awesome Gen2 Machine

Nissan recently had a very special guest for a photo shoot at a studio facility in the less than salubrious Saint-Denis area of Paris. Not far from the Stade de France, in an innocuous backstreet, the Japanese motoring giant introduced us to their brand new Formula E Gen2 race car. This lean and mean machine was tucked away in a concrete bunker-like building that featured a car-sized lift that gave access to both the competition vehicle and its hugely innovative electric counterpart, the revamped Nissan Leaf. Read More >>