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…

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 turns to Virtual Reality headsets in car showrooms

Seems like the days of car dealerships with dozens of motors on the forecourt could become a thing of the past! Audi has become the latest brand to turn to Virtual Reality to improve, or at least to modify, the retail experience with dealers in Germany, the UK and Spain installing virtual reality headsets courtesy…

One in three drivers wait up to two weeks before dealing with engine light

A survey from ClickMechanic, an online marketplace for car repair, has found that a third of UK drivers wait for up to two weeks or more before investigating an engine light displaying on the dashboard. When a car’s check engine light comes on, the issue should be diagnosed as soon as possible because it may affect…

WATCH: Jaguar XF high-wire world record

Jaguar yesterday pulled off a new world record as part of a promotional stunt for its latest car. Check out the video above to see stuntman Jim Dowdall pilot the car across a high wire, suspended above one of the docks above Canary Wharf.

Is Google working on an in-car version of Android?

Google is planning a version of Android that will run on cars on-board computers, according to reports. According to Reuters the new system would be different from the previously announced Android Auto, because rather than simply acting as an in-car display for your phone (with the phone doing all of the clever stuff), it would…

WATCH: 3D Printed Cars are things that we can make now

Check this out - a company called Local Motors has made a fully functioning 3D printed car. The 100% electric car features regenerative breaking, rear-wheel drive and a battery with a 62 mile range - and 3.5 hour charge time. Amazingly, it only takes four days to print. According to the company, whilst the car…

Apple patents car-unlocking idea – has it been reading TechDigest?

Could we soon be unlocking our cars with our phones? A new patent that Apple has sent to the US Patent Office suggests that it is working on tech that will let users simply walk up to their car and have it unlock as if by magic. The patent was spotted by BGR, which also…

Google hire former Ford CEO

A former CEO of the Ford Motor Company, Alan Mulally has joined the board at Google - a move which could signal a further emphasis on the company's automotive technology. According to Phys.org Mulally joined on July 9th. And the timing could perhaps not be better, given a couple of recent high profile unveilings from…