Rolls Royce Joins List of Companies Pretending Flying Taxis Will Ever Exist

We though Rolls Royce, maker of very important and complicated real things that lives depend upon, would know better than this, but no. It has decided to generate a bit of publicity for itself by telling serious flight industry enthusiasts at the Farnborough Airshow that it is developing a system that'll be used in flying taxis by the early 2020s. You're more likely to see sausages flying home from the supermarket using bacon as wings. Read More >>

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Young People Bang up for Electric Cars, Old People Not so Keen

A survey asking young people what kind of car they might buy were they to ever have any money has thrown up a massive divide in age-related opinion, with the under-35s much more likely to consider going non-petrol and full-EV than their parents and grandparents. Read More >>

Phone Signal Scanners to Remind Drivers Not to Call-and-Drive

Norwich is about to open up a new front in the war on imbeciles talking on their fun devices while in charge of massive metallic battering rams, with a trial scanner able to detect mobile phone call signals installed to warn drivers to put it down and pay more attention to the road and humans instead of live notifications about sports. Read More >>

The Government is Proposing All New Homes Be Built With Electric Car Chargers

When it comes to finding places to charge your car, the available options are a lot better than they used to be. That said, given how much more popular electric cars are becoming, we can't be complacent and stop improving the EV charging infrastructure. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has some ideas on that, and part of it involves requiring new-build suburban homes to have electric car chargers installed from the get go. Read More >>

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New Grand Tour Outtake Shows Richard Hammond Can’t Stop Nearly Dying

There are a few things you can always rely on with the Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May. One, they enjoy pissing each other off with cars. Two, there are cars around somewhere, and three, Richard Hammond always seems to be flirting with death. The number of times the man has almost put his life on the line for his job is somewhat admirable, apart from the times it may have resulted from his own tomfoolery. Read More >>

TfL Proposal Could Mean Stricter Congestion Charge Exemption Rules From Next April

Do you ever drive through London for reasons other than "it's your job"? Well what's wrong with you, why would you do that to yourself? Not only are London's roads horrendously busy, going into the centre means you have to contend with the congestion charge. Don't go claiming you're OK because you have an 18 year old Prius. Transport for London proposed tightening the congestion charge exemption criteria from next April, and it could mean your old hybrid might become ineligible. Read More >>

Government Statistics Reveal The Most Common Car Colours On Britain’s Roads

Have you ever wondered what is the most common car colour on Britain’s roads? Well, let me tell you: The answer is “silver/aluminium”, and there were officially 6,528,189 - a full 20.3% of all cars licensed for use on the road at the end of 2017. Read More >>

Tesla Launches One Model 3 into the UK

The Model 3, Tesla's cheap-as-a-Leaf EV, is coming to the UK soon, although there's one quite massive catch. The electric car company is bringing just one Model 3 over to show people, almost as if it's rubbing in the car's lack of UK availability. You might be able to buy it, though, if you're nice to the Tesla UK stand reps and they're not planning on sending it back. Read More >>

Lego’s Latest James Bond Tease Told us Everything We Need to Know About the Upcoming Set

For the past couple of weeks, Lego has been teasing everyone with the possibility of James Bond coming to the Lego store. That culminated with the announcement that something would be launched at the Leicester Square Lego Store in London on 18th July, but the company hasn't stopped. Oh no, it's dropped a brand new teaser on Twitter. It may not look like much at first glance, but it's actually very revealing. Read More >>

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This Entire Stadium Can Run On Car Batteries

Last Friday, the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam was descended upon by a frothy, screaming crowd of thousands, absolutely champing at the bit to see the new car battery tech that had just been installed inside. Read More >>

People Are Claiming Nissan Misled Them About Leaf Charging Times and Range

People who bought an electric Nissan Leaf don't seem to be all that happy, especially since some of them have complained the car manufacturer had given them misleading information prior to purchase. Complaints Nissan has obviously refuted. Read More >>

Learner Drivers Need Testing on Hole Spotting, Says the AA

Our roads are in such a state that the learner driver process needs adapting to take all the potholes into account, according to the AA, which thinks that spotting and panic-avoiding holes in the road ought to be added to the hazard perception part of the driving test, alongside the classic children/ice cream van Kobayashi Maru situation and the guidelines on how to best overtake the modern cycling warriors. Read More >>

BP Buys 6,500 Electric Car Charging Points

Some people within petrochemical giant BP are looking to a time when they stop selling drilled out oil for a living and shift electricity at the forecourts instead, as it's paid an unspecified amount of money to buy UK electric car charging network Chargemaster. Read More >>

Byton’s New K-Byte Concept Aims to Pack in More Tech Than You Can Shake a Stick At

Innovative startup company Byton has bounced back with a brand new car concept, unveiled at CES Asia in Shanghai. The K-Byte is another exercise in cool lines and quirky tech thinking, much like its SUV predecessor. Billed as a premium sedan, the model will form another part of what Byton claims will be the theme for its product naming strategy, with the SUV design now morphing into the M-Byte Concept. Read More >>

AI Cars Will Struggle to Self-Drive Our Roundabouts and Potholes, Says Autonomy Expert

There's some good news and some bad news about the supposed coming of the self-driving cars. The bad thing is that an AI-focused startup thinks our decaying roads, worn-away markings and non-uniform roundabouts might slow development and arrival of the cars in the UK. The good news is that they think it might mean the tech giants pay to fix up the roads. Read More >>