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29 May 2015 at 13:48

The BMW M5 is widely regarded as the ultimate sports saloon - and the ultimate collection of models from the much-loved range is set to go under the hammer. No less than seven M5s, including a rare Alpina B10, will be auctioned off at Classic Car Auctions June Sale at Warwickshire Exhibition Centre.All of the highly sought-after cars are from the same seller, who has pieced together the collec...

28 May 2015 at 09:49

Drivers could yet face rises in car tax and fuel duty, the RAC warns following Wednesday's Queen's Speech. While noting the absence of any future road policy details, David Bizley, the organisation's chief engineer, also highlights the possibility of indirect taxation to help the Government reduce the budget deficit.The comments were fuelled by the announcement of steps to outlaw incomes tax r...

28 May 2015 at 09:49

Car production in the UK has surpassed half a million, continuing the upward trend seen in recent years. Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) suggest manufacturers are keen to meet the demands of drivers, who are eager to get behind the wheel of the latest models.But total production levels for the first four months of this year are slightly down on the sam...

28 May 2015 at 09:49

Pedestrians and cyclists are being put in danger by freight firms' apparent reluctance to employ latest rear-facing camera safety technology, a new study suggests. Only a fifth of truck businesses boast such cameras throughout their entire fleet, joint research from the Licence Bureau and Brake found.The Bureau, a licence and fleet management-checking group, discovered that just 8% of freight ...

27 May 2015 at 16:18

Motorists of the future could have a high-tech vibrating steering wheel to keep them focused on the road ahead. A British business has invented the technology in response to growing evidence that suggests distractions and poor concentration are the biggest cause of UK road accidents.Last year, an Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) poll showed that children, mobile phones, switching radio st...

27 May 2015 at 16:18

A carmaker has teamed up with a mobile technology firm to explore the prospect of wireless charging for cars. Daimler - the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi - will work with Qualcomm to see if its electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles can be charged without using cables and plugs.Such vehicles come with a standard charging cable that plugs into the car and a norm...

27 May 2015 at 16:18

Buying your first car is a rite of passage we all go through. But would you like to own your starter motor again? That question was put to a group of expert motoring journalists - and more than a quarter said 'Yes'.The Vauxhall Nova and Ford Fiesta Mk2 from the 80s were the two most fondly remembered cars in the poll. Third place, somewhat surprisingly went to the Austin Allegro. Drivers who ...

27 May 2015 at 16:18

Demonstrating taxi drivers brought some of central London's roads to a halt on Tuesday. Motorists travelling in and around Victoria Street and its surrounding areas were stuck in hold-ups, as cabbies packed the street home to Transport for London's TfL national base, Windsor House. This isn't the first time the taxi industry has taken to London's streets to protest in recent weeks. Only last m...

26 May 2015 at 13:53

A campaign to reduce road casualties across the UK has been far more successful in some areas than others, a new study suggests. The size of fall in the amount of road users killed or seriously injured (KSIs) is far higher in London (36% between 2005-09 and 2010-13) than it is in Wales (15%).The Parliamentary Advisory Committee for Transport Safety and RAC Foundation analysed figures by area o...

26 May 2015 at 13:53

Parking charges and fines have made councils in Scotland a record profit of £33.6 million.Data analysed by the RAC Foundation shows that almost half that sum was made by Edinburgh City Council, which raised £15.3 million. Glasgow City Council made £10.3 million, while Aberdeen had a surplus of £5 million.During the last financial year 2013/14 a total of £73.3 million was raised across Scotland ...

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