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06 January 2016 at 11:36

Two of the world's biggest car makers are set to adopt the same software system to enable motorists to link smartphone navigation and music streaming apps to their vehicles' dashboard screens. And Ford and Toyota are urging other manufactures to follow suit. They say adopting the Ford-developed SmartDeviceLink (SDL) as standard could cut dependence on Apple and Google technology.Ford says seve...

05 January 2016 at 12:51

Steering locks and electronic immobilisers have helped to dramatically cut vehicle crime across the UK, according to the Home Office.Vehicle theft and break-ins have fallen by 80% since 1993, reveals a new report released by the government department, despite the fact there are eight million more vehicles on the road today.There are now approximately three vehicle thefts and 10 vehicle break-in...

05 January 2016 at 12:51

Bentley drivers after something a little extra special can choose from a pair of innovative stone finishes.The Crewe-based luxury car manufacturer is offering the new options on its F lying Spur and Continental models. The 0.1mm-thick stone slices are made from Indian stone and have been coated with a special resin and glass fibre.Bentley says these new customisations will be the first of many....

05 January 2016 at 12:51

A new breed of high-tech concept vehicle has made its debut at a world-renowned Las Vegas tech exhibition.The FFZero1 is being displaying to the public at the four-day CES exhibition from Wednesday, having been unveiled to industry insiders today.Faraday Future's battery-powered concept includes a host of innovations, such as a smartphone plug-in facility in its steering wheel to display key da...

05 January 2016 at 12:51

Drivers of electric vehicles visiting Heathrow Airport are to get more plug-in points this year.The £2 million move comes as the airport tries to improve its environmental credentials amid the possibility of a third runway being built there.More than 135 additional dual-cable charging points will be installed, giving upwards of 260 motorists the chance to power up their electric vehicles. Furt...

04 January 2016 at 12:21

Drivers will finally be able to fill up on diesel for less than £1 per litre after three supermarkets slashed prices.Asda set the trend as it cut 3p per litre off diesel at its 279 stations, bringing it in line with petrol at 99.7p.Tesco and Sainsbury's quickly followed suit, dropping diesel to 99.7p and 99.9p respectively.While the price cut is good news for drivers, RAC Fuel Watch spokesman P...

04 January 2016 at 12:21

Drivers in Essex are being told to look out for deliberate obstructions in the road following a spate of recent incidents.Essex Police claim objects such as concrete blocks, wood and barbed wire have been left on unlit stretches of road across the county with the intention of causing danger to motorists.The village of Tiptree has seen as many as nine separate incidents in the space of just 10 d...

04 January 2016 at 12:21

Motorists who put lives at risk by doing U-turns on a motorway have escaped prosecution, it has been revealed. Although the manoeuvres on the M1 in Northamptonshire were caught on CCTV, police say they have not been able to trace most of the vehicles.Dave Nichols, a spokesman for road safety organisation Brake, says that means despite being caught on camera, it seems the drivers involved have ...

04 January 2016 at 12:21

The RAC has issued a five-point plan to help prevent motorists from being victims of breakdowns. Statistically, drivers have more chance of breaking down today, the first Monday after the Christmas holiday, than at any other time of year - especially if it starts to snow.The RAC wants motorists to avoid becoming one of the more than 10,000 people who suffer car troubles on "Manic Monday" by fo...

31 December 2015 at 11:58

Uninsured drivers have been warned they will be caught, as the number of impounded uninsured vehicles continues to rise. The Motor Insurers' Bureau (MBI) warning comes after its new estimates suggest around 118,500 vehicles with no cover will have been confiscated by the end of the year.This is a 2% rise on the 116,000 motors seized in 2014 and around 2,000 up on its target for the year. Its ...

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