Fully Autonomous Cars Should be on the Road by 2019

A fleet of properly driverless, fully autonomous cars should be allowed out onto the motorways of the UK by the end of 2019, backed by a development fund of over £8m from the Government's Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. Yes, we have one of those. Read More >>

Electric Car Brownouts Coming Soon to a Street Near You

Some people running the maths ahead of the anticipated electric car boom have some bad news for the electrified streets of the near future, claiming that having as few as six EVs charging themselves up at the same time on the same road could trigger localised power shortages. Read More >>

MG’s E-Motion is Cheap, Electric and Coming in 2020

MG is finally returning to its sporty little car roots with this, the E-Motion; an all-electric modern day homage to its two-seaters of old, but slightly bigger and with room in the back. And it should cost less than £30k, too, which is quite cheap in middle-aged-man new car world. Read More >>

Doing What the Satnav Says is Being Added to the Driving Test

The DVSA is tweaking the format of the driving test to better suit modern times, with the refreshed exam format about to feature a section on following the directions of your in-car GPS navigation machine. The driving instructors of the country are sighing so hard even the back windscreen has steamed up. Read More >>

8-Year-Old Hero Steals Car to Buy McDonald’s After Learning to Drive on YouTube

You might think you’re a good driver. But you’ve got nothing on a nameless 8-year-old hero from Ohio. This past weekend he and his 4-year-old sister waited for their parents to fall asleep, stole their car, and then drove to McDonald’s to chow down on some McMeats. Read More >>

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I Will Still Literally Eat the Sun if This Flying Car is Released in 2017

Back in March of 2015, I wrote a blog post proclaiming that I would “literally eat the sun” if this AeroMobil flying car was released by 2017. Well, today, the company announced a new flying car that will be on display later this month. But I’m not grabbing my knife and fork just yet. Read More >>

Diesels are Nice, Say the People Who Make Them

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has done a list feature. No one told them it's OK to do a top 12 or a 17, so they did an old fashioned round 10 list of reasons why diesel cars shouldn't be blamed for all the ills of modern society. Read More >>

Startup Tests Car-Charging Lamp Posts in London

A new business in London has the dream of adding electric car chargers to many of the city's lamp posts, meaning that even the people who live in the converted loft up on the fourth floor that doesn't even have any windows (£1,450pm, shared bathroom) can manage to charge their contract hire BMW i3s while they sleep. Read More >>

Average Car Insurance Premium Could Top £1,000 Next Year

Car insurance premiums are on the rise, and seem set to surge past previous records and set eye-watering new ones, according to a comparison site. Read More >>

This Car Crash Looks Like It Was Coded By Bethesda

A BMW driver in Banbury managed to crash his car in the tidiest way possible yesterday: Read More >>

Cadillac Has a Tesla-Like Autopilot Competitor It Promises Is Definitely Safe

General Motors announced today that the new Cadillac CT6 will include a “Super Cruise” feature — described by the company as “the industry’s first true hands-free driving technology for the highway.” The technology is similar to Tesla’s Autopilot feature that lets people take their hands off the wheel when they’re driving in highway settings. But this type of driver-assistance capability is still new, and it falls in a legal grey area if it’s involved in a crash. Read More >>

Electric Car Owners Say Being ‘Green’ Is More Important Than Saving Money

A new study from Dr Kenan Degirmenci at Queensland University Business School shows environmental performance - or "being green" – is considered more important than price for owners of electric cars. Read More >>

Speed Bumps are Bad Now

We might be about to come to the end of the speed bump epoch of British society, as the government is said to be about to encourage councils to remove them in order to speed up traffic flow and reduce local pollution. Read More >>

McLaren Tests 3D-Printing on-the-go at Bahrain GP

McLaren says, and it's not known for lying, that it's going to 3D-print some parts of its race cars in the paddock at the Bahrain GP, as the speedy manufacturing process means it's able to make last-minute switches to specs to suit race day conditions. Read More >>

Should Electric Cars Go Whoosh or Vroom?

Electric car makers have until 2019 to decide what kinds of sounds their vehicles should project to warn pedestrians of their approach, when it becomes compulsory for EVs sold inside the EU to make some sort of vrooming sound. And some developers are already on the case. Read More >>