Volvo concept envisions the world around self-driving cars

Volvo concept envisions the world around self-driving cars

“When the Wright brothers took to the skies in 1903, they did not have a clue about what modern air travel would look like,” Mårten Levenstam, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Volvo Cars says. “We do not know what the future of autonomous drive will hold, but it...

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Le Mans 1968 – 2018

Le Mans 1968 – 2018

By Maitland Cook La Chartre sur le Loir Sitting on the terrace of the Hotel de France with a large glass of crisp ‘Jasnieres’ I reflected not only on the last 24 hours of excitement of the Le Mans Race, but also on the last fifty years. For it was...

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The Le Mans 24 Hour race 16/17 June 2018. At last…Toyota Triumphs!

The Le Mans 24 Hour race 16/17 June 2018. At last…Toyota Triumphs!

  By Maitland Cook La Chartre sur le Loir. Sitting on the terrace at the Hotel de France considering the events of the previous 24 hours, enjoying a crisp glass of Jasnieres… The 86th running of the Le Mans 24 Hour race was interesting without hitting the levels of excitement...

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The state of EVs today

Between the Hyundai Kona electric, the Nissan Leaf, and of course, the Tesla Model 3, electric cars with usable real-world ranges are no longer just for the rich. Each of these models can drive well over 100 miles on a full charge for a price around £30,000. Of course, premium...

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Life in the fast lane: Over 40s are the worst speeding offenders

Life in the fast lane: Over 40s are the worst speeding offenders

40-50 year old drivers are the worst offenders when it comes to speeding, according to Smartdriverclub’s ‘Profile of a speeder’ report. Based on the driving behaviour of 6000 motorists ranging from 17 to 80, the car service found that middle-aged drivers were most susceptible to speeding for a variety of...

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New tech breathes life into the combustion engine

New tech breathes life into the combustion engine

With all the talk of electric and fuel cell cars it can seem as if that infernal combustion engine is running on fumes. But there are some new technologies on the horizon that show otherwise. When we think of automotive innovation we probably don’t immediately think of Sweden unless it...

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A week to go until the London Classic Car Show

A week to go until the London Classic Car Show

From the Thursday the 15th until Sunday the 18th of Feburary, Excel London will open its doors to the fourth London Classic Car Show. There was a time not that long ago when car shows in the capital were few and far between. More than 800 cars are expected to be there....

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Shock to the System: Electric Cars and the Future of the Automotive Industry

Shock to the System: Electric Cars and the Future of the Automotive Industry

Thomas Edison once proclaimed that “we will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles”. With exception to the Amish community, Edison’s prophecy came true for most households across the world. If only car manufacturers found it so easy. Tesla, arguably the world’s most famous electric car...

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MoT changes could make roads more dangerous

MoT changes could make roads more dangerous

Campaigners have criticised government planned changes to the MOT test, which they say will make our roads more dangerous. Due to improvements in reliability and safety in modern cars, the government has planned to extend the annual roadworthiness test from three to four years. This plan is currently undergoing a...

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Iconic London black cab goes green

Iconic London black cab goes green

Geely is a Chinese company that you might have never heard of. But you have seen some of its products on the road, and will soon ride in them. Not only does it own Volvo, which it acquired from Ford in 2010, but it also owns The London Taxi Company....

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