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07 January 2015 at 14:50

The Sainsbury's chief executive claims fuel prices are close to falling below £1 a litre.Mike Coupe, chief executive of the supermarket chain, made the prediction as Brent crude was being traded at below 50 US dollars a barrel for the first time since 2009. The news comes as Chancellor George Osborne declared motorists should be getting the benefits of seven-year-low oil prices passed on to the...

07 January 2015 at 14:50

Herbie the Love Bug and KITT from Knight Rider are being given a run for their money by new driverless cars currently on display in Las Vegas. The state-of-the-art technology is proving a major hit at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. BMW and Mercedes both have vehicles on display which have truly captured the public's imagination. The Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion, for instance, ...

07 January 2015 at 14:50

Galeforce winds could well cause problems for drivers this week as the country is hit by a 250mph Atlantic jet stream. This could mean 90mph gusts hitting the UK on Friday, potentially bringing down trees and causing hazardous conditions on the roads.Western parts of the country could see 3in of rain, with the Pennines expected to bear the brunt of the blast. Winds of up to 60mph are set to st...

07 January 2015 at 14:50

Sales of new cars in 2014 hit the highest annual total in a decade.The figures for last year reach over 2.47 million - the highest since 2004 when more than 2.5 million new vehicles were shifted.The high volume of sales suggests there will be plenty of drivers in the market for buying a car heading into 2015. And the news will be a relief to UK car makers, who have endured some tough times in ...

06 January 2015 at 13:47

Motorists face a continuing bumpy ride, according to new figures revealing the true extent of England's road repair bills. That's because some local authorities face expenditure amounting to huge eight-figure sums, according to a new report. Leeds seemingly has the biggest backlog repair with £90-£100 million needed, a Press Association investigation found. The Gove...

06 January 2015 at 13:47

It's a poser which has left technical gurus baffled for decades: how can we come up with a driving system to prevent jerky steering?Now, thanks to sleuths at Chalmers University of Technology, the mystery has been solved - with the capability for development of new safety systems that alter dangerous steering before it can cause terrible consequences.Ola Benderius, of Chalmers, says it is possi...

06 January 2015 at 13:47

Rolls-Royce has announced its strongest ever annual sales figures.The luxury car maker shifted 4,063 vehicles in 2014, which is the highest number the 111-year-old company has ever sold. It was up 12% on 2013's figures and marked five consecutive years of rising sales. The Sussex-based company has seen its sales increase five-fold between 2009 and 2014. While domestic sales rose by 13%, its gr...

06 January 2015 at 13:47

A £100,000 classic convertible stolen from a North London garage is unsellable, according to its rightful owner. Pascal Maeter, a City banker, is appealing to the thieves to return his blue and white 1955 Austin Healey - on which he spent 18 months restoring.His wife bought him it for his 50th birthday and he had just got it road worthy when it was taken.The car was taken on Christmas Eve afte...

06 January 2015 at 13:47

Some motorists are 'deliberately' driving through puddles in a bid to splash pedestrians. That's according to new figures released to the Press Association by police forces under the Freedom of Information Act.Scores of upset walkers across England and Wales have contacted authorities to report drivers swerving deliberately into standing water. Some of them even claim local officers were among...

06 January 2015 at 13:47

Motorists face a continuing bumpy ride, according to new figures revealing the true extent of England's road repair bills. That's because some local authorities face expenditure amounting to huge eight-figure sums, according to a new report.Leeds seemingly has the biggest backlog repair with £90-£100 million needed, a Press Association investigation found.The Government announced at the end of...

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