Review: AUTODOC car parts app

This week I took my car, an Audi A5 Sportback, for a service at the local car repair shop in North London. It cost me a few hundred pounds and I didn't really need that much in the way of new parts. Just a new Xenon headlight. God only knows why they are expensive. Had…

Podcasts and streamed music replacing radio in car, Nissan survey shows

Millions of Brits are now shunning the radio on their commute – in favour of podcasts and playlists. Researchers who carried out a survey of 2,000 UK motorists on behalf of Nissan found one in six now prefer opting for pre-recorded podcasts, downloaded playlists or streamed music from their phones. Five years ago, this was the case…

Happy Birthday Traffic Lights! 150 years old today

  Image: Press Association Today (December 9th, 2018) marks 150 years since the world’s first traffic light was installed close to Westminster Bridge in London - though its first appearance in the UK was brief following a disaster. The gas-powered traffic light was installed at the junction of Great George Street…

VW and Snapchat create augmented reality game for GTI fans

Volkswagen UK and Snapchat have joined forces to launch a mobile phone-based GTI race which uses the latest Augmented Reality (AR) technology.  Creative agencies Tribal Worldwide London and adam&eveDDB are behind the new Snapchat lens, which from today lets users interact with the GTI race track in the form of a bespoke 3D model of…

Jaguar trials technology to prevent waiting around at traffic lights

Jaguar Land Rover is trialling new Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2X) technology which will connect cars to traffic lights so drivers can avoid getting stuck at red and help free up traffic flow in cities. The Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory (GLOSA) system allows cars to “talk” to traffic lights and inform the driver of the speed they…

Ford and Vodafone prototype warns drivers of accidents and emergency vehicles

Ford and Vodafone are working on a connected vehicle technology that could alert drivers to an accident ahead just moments after it has happened. What's more, the system could also provide early warning that emergency vehicles are approaching – and which side of the road they should move towards to avoid being an obstruction. The…

Nissan unveils mobile space observatory in a pick-up truck!

Developed in the UK, in collaboration with the European Space Agency, this mobile laboratory is billed as Nissan’s most intelligent pickup Stand out from the crowd with your very own portable astronomy lab! Today (19/9/19) at the 2018 Hannover Motor Show Nissan unveiled its Navara Dark Sky Concept mobile observatory pick up truck. Developed in the…