What is a smart city? Three quarters of Brits have absolutely no idea

A report just published reveals that, despite the many initiatives in place, less than a quarter of UK consumers are aware of the term ‘smart cities’.  The 'Smart in the City' research, commissioned by out-of-home marketing specialists Posterscope, surveyed more than 5,500 consumers about their opinion on smart cities and their key features.   However, deeper analysis…

350 electric black cabs now on road across UK

PHOTO: Matt Alexander/PA Wire LEVC, the electric vehicle company responsible for transforming the black cab, has announced that it now has 350 range extended electric taxis on the road across the UK. This includes just over 300 vehicles in London. In December 2017, LEVC revealed its intention to revolutionise the taxi…

Segway develops new e-Skates category, Drift W1 coming soon.

We've had hoverboards, otherwise known as 'Swegways'. Now it's the turn of electric skates or e-Skates. Billed as a completely new category of personal transport by Segway-Ninebot, the Segway Drift W1 will be the first product in the company's brand-new e-Skates category.  The new Segway Drift W1 uses Segway’s self-balancing technology (built on more than 800 patents), giving it an unparalleled advantage in…

Review: DS 7 Crossback SUV – a luxury car for our times?

It may not have the panache of the original 1950s model, but when it comes to luxury interiors and onboard tech this new DS 7 has it all. Chris Price reports on this SUV with a difference It’s funny how as technology marches on apace, many of us yearn for the supposed ‘good old days’…

Nissan unveils new LEAF complete with e-Pedal and improved range

Nissan has revealed the latest iteration of its mass market EV (Electric Vehicle), the LEAF. New features include much greater driving range on a single charge and an e-Pedal (see more details here) which allows you to drive and brake using just one pedal. On sale in Europe from January 2018, the new Nissan LEAF…

DS Automobiles introduces UK’s first contactless payment car key for its DS 3

French company DS Automobiles has launched the UK's first ever contactless payment car key. It's a great idea especially for paying for petrol or groceries (up to £30) at service stations. However, it could be used for purchasing just about anything, instead of having to carry your wallet or purse around. Designed for the DS…

Is this the steering wheel of the future? Jaguar Land Rover think so

Meet Sayer (pictured above) - a connected steering wheel from Jaguar Land Rover that could be the only part of the car of the future that you actually own! Imagine a future of autonomous, connected and electric cars where you don’t actually own a single car, but instead call upon the vehicle of your choice…