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01 July 2015 at 15:26

Coastguards are handing out food and water supplies to stranded lorry drivers on what is expected to be the hottest day of the year so far.A strike by French ferry workers is continuing to cause disruption to cross-Channel services, with huge tailbacks on the M20 in Kent.On Monday, MyFerryLink workers blockaded the Port of Calais for the second time in a week in protest at expected job cuts.Ke...

01 July 2015 at 15:26

Volvo's all-new XC90 SUV has been named the Auto Express Car of the Year. The success comes 12 years after the first generation model took the crown. Like its predecessor, the newcomer, described as "one of the best cars in the world" by the voting panel, ticks all of the right boxes.It won points for its driveability and comfort, while its looks - both inside and outside - also scored highly....

01 July 2015 at 15:26

Thousands of drivers have been given a glimpse into the benefits of specially-adapted vehicles at a star-studded roadshow. Donington Park in Derby's Castle Donington was the setting for the three-day Mobility Roadshow , which this year incorporated Get Going Live!The latter is specially tailored to new and young disabled motorists who wish to find out more about modified vehicles. Stars such ...

30 June 2015 at 14:55

Commuters are being warned to expect disruption to their journeys as the temperature carries on climbing.Temperatures are forecast to reach 30C on Tuesday, before climbing as high as 35C on Wednesday.Motorists - particularly those travelling with the elderly, young children or people with breathing problems - are advised to check their routes and use a journey planner before setting off to cut ...

30 June 2015 at 14:55

The thriving British car industry has reported record-breaking turnover figures. Last year's £69.5 billion figure emphasises the UK's increasing prominence on the worldwide automative stage.Tuesday's announcement came in the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders ' 16th edition of its yearly Sustainability Report.The society found that production, car sales, export values and jobs were all...

30 June 2015 at 14:55

Home Office figures reveal hauliers are forking out millions of pounds in fines for illegal stowaways. Penalties totalling £12.4 million have been handed out since the current rules were introduced in 2008, which state companies must pay up to £2,000 for each person found travelling illegally into the UK.Fines apply whether the driver is aware of the stowaway's presence or not.The latest data ...

29 June 2015 at 11:44

The move towards driverless car technology has suffered a slight hiccup after a near miss in California, Reuters reports. The non-collision incident involving the autonomous prototype vehicles happened in Silicon Valley on Palo Alto's San Antonio Road last week.Tuesday's close call featured one car from Delphi Automative and the other from Google Inc, one of the former's directors told the new...

29 June 2015 at 11:44

Renault is urgently recalling thousands of cars following a braking system glitch. The French motor manufacturing giant found some of its Capturs had wrongly-positioned wheel-arch liners. This caused them to scrape against their brake hoses, prompting a recall of over 27,000 vehicles. Drivers of the mini-SUV model in Ireland and the UK have been asked to have their vehicles inspected.A safety...

29 June 2015 at 11:44

Rolls-Royce has unveiled a new vehicle handover suite which it claims will offer unprecedented customer experience. It means that drivers buying a car at its Goodwood, West Sussex plant can choose their car in the ultimate luxury.There will be three rooms to select from, with sound system, turntable and stage included. From here, customers worldwide will be able to tailor-make their own Rolls...

26 June 2015 at 14:16

The RAC is urging motorists to give their vehicles the once-over ahead of an expected mini-heatwave next week. Temperatures could exceed 30C (86F) in parts of the UK, with tennis fans at Wimbledon likely to feel the heat.The hot spell will begin on Monday, as a warm front moves in from Europe. But while the prospect of prolonged sunshine is an attractive one, the intense temperatures can cause...

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