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…

Automotive alliance partners with Google for in-car Android

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi sign global multi-year agreement with Google to equip vehicles with intelligent infotainment systems The Alliance will utilize Android, world’s most popular operating system, to offer customers a new array of services including Google Maps, Google Assistant and the Google Play Store These services will be combined with Alliance Intelligent Cloud based…

How does an autonomous vehicle learn to avoid pedestrians and other obstacles?

  Above: The Kar-Go from the Academy of Robotics - an autonomous delivery vehicle designed to reduce the last-mile costs associated with deliveries. Guest writer William Sachiti from the Academy of Robotics explains how autonomous vehicles are able to navigate around obstacles and avoid pedestrians... To teach an autonomous vehicle to…

SEAT and Noveto working on personalised in-car sound system

Car manufacturer SEAT and tech firm Noveto are working on a new technology that they claim will enable sound from audio devices to be beamed straight to the ears of the driver or passengers. Dispensing with the need for traditional speakers and headphones, it's hoped the new technology will provide a personalised high-quality audio experience to…

10 surprising ways that driverless cars could change the world

With driverless, or autonomous, cars set to arrive on UK roads by 2021 according to the government, they are predicted to change the face of personal mobility forever. Undoubtedly, they'll make our roads safer, give us more free time and make our journeys faster. But what are the less predictable consequences of driverless cars?  Select…

Top 10 car features including golf ball gear knob and Skoda integrated umbrella

The nation’s favourite 'hidden car features' have been named – with the iconic, but perhaps not so hidden, Volkswagen Golf GTI golf ball gear knob, pictured above, coming out on top. The dimpled gear shifter topped a poll of 2,000 drivers by video technology company CitNOW to find the nation’s most popular secret features that…

Audi introduces on demand service for short term rental

A range of Audi models available for short-term loan periods from one hour to 28 days One all-in fee including unlimited mileage, fully comprehensive insurance, Roadside Assistance, delivery & collection Prices from £70 per day Available for collection from Audi Centre or delivery within 30-minute radius First Audi on demand facility established in Manchester, with more cities to…

Audi and Ericsson announce 5G automotive partnership

Audi and Ericsson have announced a partnership to use 5G technology for automotive production in 'smart factories'. At the Audi headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany, the two companies agreed on a range of activities exploring the potential of 5G as a future-proof communication technology that can meet the high demands of automotive production. The two companies…