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09 June 2015 at 12:54

Motorists can look forward to fewer traffic jams and easier parking by 2020 - thanks to talking cars. As many as one in five of them will have the ability to converse by then, according to Juniper Research.The digital, online and mobile market research expert predicts such motors will inform a main computer of their whereabouts. Some of these may even have the capacity to communicate with fel...

09 June 2015 at 12:54

Drivers will soon be able to get behind the wheel of Toyota's all-new Avensis - celebrating a British manufacturing landmark in the process. Production of the newcomer is underway at the Burnaston plant in Derbyshire, where it joins the latest Auris.It is the first time that a Toyota division outside Japan has been tasked with planning, building and delivering two new models at the same time, ...

08 June 2015 at 14:38

One of the stalwarts of the car documentation system has reached the end of its journey. The old paper driving licence is no longer being issued as of today (June 8), and m otorists from this date will only be given a photocard. The scheme comes in amid concerns that not enough drivers are au fait with the consequences of the changes.The RAC is urging every motorist to familiarise themself wit...

08 June 2015 at 14:38

Nearly three in four motorists have successfully appealed parking fines in the capital, new statistics have revealed. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) analysed data from 32,633 such fines across 15 firms, over a year-long timeframe.The association's PCN Administration Service's officials won 72% of appeals for its members.The FTA's survey also explored topics including CCTV and the most...

08 June 2015 at 14:38

The Austin Seven and Bentley's Speed Six are two of the classics nominated for Britain's Greatest-Ever Car accolade. They both feature in a final 10 shortlist for a classic motor magazine's quest to find the ultimate Brit-car.Classic & Sports Car magazine's officials got together 100 experts with a love of British-built machines to arrive at the contenders.The car-loving public will get th...

08 June 2015 at 14:38

Cycling in London could be made safer - thanks to a revolutionary new traffic light system. The new technology is being trialled in Cable Street, which is among the capital's so-called "cycling superhighways".The technology, which identifies the amount of bikers along one given route, adjusts to allow cyclists extra time to go through green lights at busy junctions.The new thermal and radar-ba...

05 June 2015 at 15:36

Cycling in London is the safest it has ever been, despite a string of tragic accidents this year, official figures claim.Six cyclists have been killed in collisions with lorries in the capital since the start of the year, but the latest statistics from Transport for London (TfL) show 2014 was the safest year on record.The number of cyclists on the roads has risen by 11% compared with 2013, but ...

05 June 2015 at 15:36

A leading German motor manufacturer has given its multiple-purpose vehicle (MPV) a makeover to celebrate its 20th birthday. The revamped Volkswagen Sharan is due to hit UK showrooms this autumn. The people carrier's first edition was launched in 1995 with today's version hitting the streets during November 2010. The entry market price for October's latest version is £26,300. Its top-of-the-...

05 June 2015 at 15:36

Next month one of motoring's most famous speed machines is going back to the scene of its record-breaking run 90 years ago. Sir Malcolm Campbell's iconic 350hp Sunbeam broke the 150mph barrier for the first time.Now Don Wales, his 54-year-old grandson, is marking the achievement by returning to the South Wales beach where Sir Malcolm made history.Spectators setting their journey planner to Ca...

04 June 2015 at 14:52

All new European-sold cars will be subject to a new emissions test from 2017 before they are deemed roadworthy. The move comes amid claims that present fuel economy tests are out of date and give the wrong impression.European Commission (EC) officials have sanctioned Real Driving Emission (RDE) tests, which will, unlike before, include out-of-lab driving to give more realistic results.RAC chie...

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