Government committed to self-driving cars

Self-driving vehicle tests will not be halted in the UK after a pedestrian was killed by a fully autonomous car operated by Uber in the US. The 49-year-old was struck by a self-drive car, which also had an operator onboard,…

Sales of EVs and plug-in hybrids reach record levels

Pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles reached record levels in 2017, according to figures released by EV and low emission campaigner Go Ultra Low, while the decline in the sale of diesel models continued. Unprecedented demand for alternative fuelled vehicles…

Advice on how to prevent ‘relay attack’ thefts

A new trend in vehicle theft termed ‘relay attack’, is allowing criminals to overcome existing vehicle security technology, such as immobilisers and keyless entry systems. But what can you and your drivers do to prevent such attacks? The new style…

Oil companies add electric charging to forecourts

The world’s major oil companies are changing their business plans to add battery recharging to their forecourts to ensure they remain viable when it comes to powering the vehicles of the future. As the automotive world slowly turns its back…

Electric cars – how far how fast?

Electric cars: seems like they’ve been around forever. As ever, there were the initial early adopters, but now they are moving from a niche to the ‘oh that’s interesting’ category as they become increasingly popular. And with improvements to battery…

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