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Autonomous cars on British roads by January 2015

Rated 3 out of 53

Tim Pollard, 30 July 2014 09:18

The British government today announced new laws to allow autonomous cars on UK roads by 2015, prompting a review of the Highway Code and new legal measures to make sure driverless cars comply with current motoring law. Business secretary Vince Cable attended an event at the motor industry test facility at MIRA in the Midlands to unveil the measures, which ...

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Autonomous cars on British roads by January 2015

Rated 3 out of 53

Tim Pollard, 30 July 2014 09:18

The British government today announced new laws to allow autonomous cars on UK roads by 2015, prompting a review of the Highway Code and new legal measures to make sure driverless cars comply with current motoring law. Business secretary Vince Cable attended an event at the motor industry test facility at MIRA in the Midlands to unveil the measures, which ...

British drivers shun autonomous cars in new survey

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 28 July 2014 14:14

A quarter of British adults fear autonomous cars will be unsafe - and 56% would never buy a driverless car, it was claimed today. The survey by Churchill Car Insurance reveals that entrenched attitudes in Great Britain put the new generation of autonomous cars at a disadvantage before they’ve even turned a wheel on British roads. Google is leading the ...

Mercedes unveils powerful new AMG 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8

Rated 4.5 out of 54.5

John Mahoney, 25 July 2014 17:09

Mercedes AMG has released details of an all-new 503bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that will help fill the void when the production of its normally aspirated 6.2-litre V8 ends. Lightweight, compact and more efficient than the big 6.2-litre it replaces, the new smaller capacity turbocharged V8 produces 479lb ft from just 1750rpm. The first car to receive the new engine will ...

Aston Martin confirms Middle East-only Lagonda super-saloon

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

John Mahoney, 25 July 2014 16:54

Aston Martin has confirmed it will once again make a Lagonda super-saloon - but only for Middle Eastern markets. The details of Aston’s secret plans to resurrect its luxurious nameplate for a small production run of luxury saloons were revealed in the July 2014 issue of CAR amgazine after our spy photographer captured a wedgy four-door saloon testing on the roads ...

Volvo reveals safety kit on 2015 XC90 SUV

Rated 3 out of 53

John Mahoney, 22 July 2014 10:34

Volvo claims the all-new XC90 that will be revealed in late August will be one of the safest cars money can buy thanks to pioneering new safety technology. So far the Swedish carmaker has teased us with designer sketches of how the seven-seat crossover will look, told us how it will be offered with a 395bhp plug-in hybrid that emits ...

Power outputs released for the 2015 Ford Mustang

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Anonymous, 21 July 2014 13:50

Ford has released power outputs, but not performance figures, for its all-new Mustang that goes on sale in right-hand drive in the UK this summer 2015. Two engines will be offered: A 429bhp 5.0-litre V8 or a more European-friendly (slightly) 306bhp 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. US buyers also get the option of a 296bhp 3.7-litre V6, but it’s not coming ...

Mercedes GLA 200CDI AMG Line

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Ben Barry, 21 July 2014 09:21

This is the Mercedes GLA, essentially Merc’s Golf rival – the A-class – with its wellies on. The compact crossover is the baby of the Mercedes SUV family, and gives Stuttgart an answer to cars such as the Range Rover Evoque and Audi Q3. The GLA comes with a selection of four-cylinder petrol and diesel models; we’re testing the entry-level ...

Audi range proliferation soars to 60 models by 2020, led by Q1

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Tim Pollard, 15 July 2014 23:39

Audi is about to embark on the next stage of its range expansion - and the choice facing Audi buyers is about to get even more confusing, with a flurry of crossovers, niche models and go-faster high-performance diesel models. Chairman Rupert Stadler told CAR that the Audi range is going to be stretched by a further 10 models, as the ...

BMW on course to hit 2m sales in 2014

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Tim Pollard, 15 July 2014 07:11

The BMW group has said it is on track to pass more than 2 million vehicle sales in 2014. The milestone is proof that the company's diversification with its growing BMW brand, and expanding Mini and Rolls-Royce sub-brands, is working. BMW: more than 2 million sales in 2014 Global sales and marketing chief Ian Robertson gave a sales update during ...

Tomorrow's world: Jaguar and Land Rover showcase intelligent car tech

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John Mahoney, 11 July 2014 17:21

CAR has been given a sneak preview of some of the weird, wonderful and slightly creepy new technology that’s coming to Jaguar and Land Rovers in the not too distant future. The new tech - including gesture control, next-gen voice control and intelligent windscreens - was shown at an event in Whiteley, where Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) also announced details of ...

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