The Government’s Giving More Cash To Autonomous Cars, But Jeremy Clarkson Thinks They’re Bad

Phillip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, is set to deliver the next government budget on Wednesday, and with it are plans to announce new incentives to encourage development of autonomous and electric cars within the UK. Read More >>

Tesla’s New Roadster Wouldn’t be Road Legal in the UK

Last night, in addition to unveiling the electric semi-truck, Elon Musk's Tesla announced a brand new Roadster. There's a problem with it, though. A problem that means its current form the new Roadster isn't actually legal in the UK. Why? Because it doesn't have wing mirrors. Read More >>

Jaguars Are Self-Driving a Few Hundred Yards of Coventry’s Roads

Jaguar Land Rover claims to have achieved the nationwide first of running fully autonomous cars on public UK roads, with one of the cars it's co-developing as part of self-driving consortium UK Autodrive managing to mingle with everyday traffic, adhere to the rules and not trigger anything bad. Read More >>

Drivy Lets Random Strangers Borrow Your Car, and it’s Coming to the UK

They say that in the coming age of self-driving cars there will be no need for anyone to bother buying one for themselves. You can just get in one that's roaming around, turning them into a communal objects. That future isn't here yet, but it is a bit closer with services like Drivy around - letting people borrow your car for a period of time in exchange for money. Read More >>

Loads of Car Drivers Can’t See Properly

A survey of some of the nation's optometrists has found that people who are warned that their eyesight is not up to scratch are paying no attention and driving home anyway, with the stats suggesting that as many as 30 per cent of UK drivers might be doing so with eyes that would fail the driving test's squint-at-a-number-plate system if taken today. Read More >>

Traffic Lights are Coming to a Motorway Near You

Highways England wants to do something about all the congestion on the motorways, so it's doing the most sensible thing possible. No, not improving public transport or building more motorways, it's introducing traffic lights for the first time ever. Read More >>

We Need To Be Okay With Self-Driving Cars That Crash, Researchers Say

Joshua Brown was just one of the more than 37,000 people who died in car crashes in the US last year—but his death continues to make headlines. Brown became the first person killed by an autonomous vehicle when his Tesla Model S collided with a truck while in Autopilot mode, and his crash launched a debate about the risks and rewards of allowing self-driving cars on the road. Read More >>

Car Tax Clampings Rocket Because People Still Don’t Understand

The number of people caught driving without having paid their Vehicle Excise Duty has exploded upwards, as it appears that after years of relying on a round bit of paper the transition to digital taxation has left car buyers baffled. Read More >>

Gatwick Valet Parker Hit 130mph in Traveller’s Audi

We actually feel a shred of sympathy for an Audi driver today, after the owner of a fairly hot A3 found that it was smashed up to 130mph by the Gatwick Airport valet parker he handed the keys over to. Read More >>

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The Grand Tour is a Record Breaker, as Jeremy Clarkson Breaks a Water Speed Record

Well it looks like The Grand Tour will join Top Gear as a record-breaking car show, after Jeremy Clarkson broke a water speed record while filming. Read More >>

DVSA Says Thousands of UK Motorists are Driving Around in Diesel Cars Without Pollution Filters

Well, this doesn't sound too clever for our already pulverised environment. The UK's Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has informed the BBC that at least 1800 diesel cars have been driving around our island's roads without proper pollution filters over the past few years. Read More >>

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Watch This Electric Porsche Speed Around The Nürburgring And Marvel at Modern Engineering

Attention, all Prius fans. If you don't want to ruin your car for yourself, it's probably best you don't watch the following video, lest you be bitten by a certain green-eyed abomination. Read More >>

Bloodhound to Taxi up to 200mph in Cornwall Today

We've been getting emails about Bloodhound for years now, as every time someone files down a new bit of aluminium for the superfast jet car they bloody shout about it. Now, though, something properly exciting is about to happen. They're firing it up. At Newquay airport. Aer Lingus passengers are in for a treat. Read More >>

This 1935 Car of the Future Had Huge Spheres Instead of Wheels

Between flying cars and three-wheeled cars, the period between World War I and World War II had some interesting ideas for the future of automobiles. But this one may have been the weirdest. Who needs wheels when you’ve got gigantic rolling spheres? Read More >>

London’s Banger Tax Arrives Tomorrow

Today marks the last day you can drive your old car around London without handing over another tenner to Sadiq Khan. Read More >>