What’s happened to safety?

Airbags. Yeah, yeah, fifteen of them, thanks. ABS brakes. Yup, standard since 2004. Anti-skid electronic stability control – sure thing, yes, got that as well. So? Why are you asking? Perhaps because we’re beginning to take safety a little too…

Frankfurt’s future cars

The Frankfurt Motor Show is always a massive excuse by the German car makers to show off their latest products. The new Audi RS4 Avant is one (oh, yes please). The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE another (I’d happily wait for that)….


How realistic is it to run a ULEV fleet?

I’ve been thinking about this. There’s currently quite a buzz around ULEVs – registrations are on the up and the volume of product is increasing all the time. (ULEVs, by the way, are cars with CO2 emissions below 75g/km –…

Stateside stars at the LA Show

The 2016 motor show season is, like the year itself, almost over. But the Los Angeles Auto Show proves that manufacturers still had a few surprises up their sleeves, with an impressive number of debuts – some 50 in all….

8 key questions to ask about EVs

Could you drive an EV? Should you drive an EV? Mmmm, good question. Why not try one out? With all the recent news that EV drivers are to be charged for using Ecotricity charging points for the first time, driving…

Drones: have I seen the future?

I waver over drones. Part of me thinks they are nothing more than buzzy and annoying propeller-powered flying things, mostly used for action flying photography. And then part of me thinks I’m being a luddite when I happened across an…

My top 5 new car technologies from the CES show

CES or the Consumer Electronics Show is the show for all who work with business or consumer technologies. Held in Las Vegas every January, it’s the place for new innovations and breakthrough technologies for the last 40 years. You’ve probably…

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