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09 April 2014 at 11:34

Newham Council in London has been told it must refund around £347,000 to drivers in illegally-issued parking fines.A total of 4,592 tickets were issued through 12 cameras which had not been authorised for use by the Vehicle Certification Agency between March 2009 to February 2013.Officials said last year they would write off any unpaid fines - amounting to a total £216,133 - but would not refun...

09 April 2014 at 11:34

Toyota is recalling more than 35,000 models in the UK after discovering faults that could deactivate airbags, cause seats to move while driving and break steering columns.The Japanese manufacturer has put out recall notices on some RAV4, Hilux, Yaris and Urban Cruiser models.While Toyota said there have been no reports of accidents, injuries or fatalities linked to the issues, it has issued the...

09 April 2014 at 11:34

Land Rover says its new Transparent Bonnet virtual imaging concept will give drivers an unprecedented level of awareness.The car-maker says the technology is capable of showing obstacles underneath and in front of the car, rendering the front of the car "virtually" invisible from inside the cabin.Cameras in the grille feed images to a head-up display in front of the driver, thereby creating a "...

09 April 2014 at 11:34

The biggest solar panel roof to date, boasting more than 21,000 solar cells, will provide electricity to power three tenths of its factory's requirements.It has been completed and placed over the Engine Manufacturing Centre at South Staffordshire's Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) engine plant.The panels will generate sufficient energy to power the equivalent of 1,800 homes, once they are at full capaci...

09 April 2014 at 11:34

An impressive new light for cyclists which makes them more visible has been shortlisted for an inventors' award. Cyclist Ed Ward designed the Commuter X4 after having a "wake up call" when he was knocked down by a car while out riding. His invention has now been listed in the top 20 of the British Inventors' Project at the Gadget Show Live in Birmingham. The light has a standard bike light in t...

08 April 2014 at 13:03

Freezes to fuel duty have not stopped motorists worrying about the cost of filling up their cars, a survey by British Car Auctions (BCA) reveals.When asked about driving costs more than 70% of those polled said fuel prices are their number one concern, despite figures from the AA showing that the cost of petrol has fallen over the past 12 months.Road tax was the second biggest concern for motor...

08 April 2014 at 13:03

Nearly three quarters of premium brand cars which end up stolen are nicked using the owner's own keys, according to new statistics.Tracking experts Cobra UK found that 70% of stolen cars fitted with Cobra systems were taken using keys. The firm said this should be a wake-up call for drivers to be extra vigilant at all times.Andrew Smith, Cobra UK's Managing Director, said that because vehicle s...

08 April 2014 at 13:03

Kia has added a series of high-end models to its roster and made automatic transmission more widely available on the Picanto and Rio in a bid to continue its sales surge in the UK.The Sorento 'KX-4' emerges as the brand's new flagship thanks to various luxury additions, including a Parallel Park Assist feature that monitors parking spaces via 10 sensors before automatically operating the steeri...

08 April 2014 at 13:03

Over one in four people (28%) lie when it comes to selling a car to help the sale go ahead.A poll by the vehicle history service firm HPI found that those aged 18 to 25 are the most likely to tell a 'white lie' with 33% not telling the truth to make sure their car is sold.Some 11% of sellers admitted to hiding problems with their car, while 9% are prepared to change the mileage to gain a better...

08 April 2014 at 13:03

Used car sales have seen a significant rise in 2013 - with levels at their highest point for five years, according to research.There was a 0.9% increase in used car trades, with more than 6.8 million exchanges of ownership recorded. But the figure is still some way behind the previous record high of 7.8 million used car sales in 2008.Cars aged nine years old or over were among the strongest per...

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