• Technology

    Record-breaking ZOE on the way

    by  • June 22, 2012 • Motoring News, Technology

    2012 Renault ZOE exterior - right side

    Fans of electric cars will be able to get their hands on Renault’s record-breaking ZOE towards the end of this year. The car recently beat the world record for the longest distance travelled in 24 hours by a production electric car by 25 per cent. It completed 363 laps of the Aubevoye speed ring...

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    Road train premieres on Europe’s motorways

    by  • May 28, 2012 • Motoring News, Technology

    2012 Volvo Sartre road train

    Volvo has successfully completed the first-ever test drive of a road train among other road users. Road trains, or platoons, are made up of a number of vehicles that automatically monitor the distance, speed and direction of the car immediately in front and mimic its actions. Volvo’s test, carried out on 200km of motorway...

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    Topaz app takes the stress out of driving

    by  • May 28, 2012 • Motoring News, Technology

    If you’ve ever had the misfortune to suddenly realise your car’s fuel tank is well into the red when you’re driving in the middle of nowhere or stuck in heavy traffic then you’ll appreciate Topaz’s new App for iPhone. The new mobile phone technology pinpoints the car’s location via GPS and directs you to...

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    Jobs had plans for an iCar

    by  • May 21, 2012 • Motoring News, Technology

    2012 Apple iMove concept

    Apple founder Steve Jobs had an idea to build an iCar, it has been revealed. Watch Apple board member Mickey Drexler as he tells Fast Company about the late Jobs’ plan. Jobs had plans for an iCarMay 21st, 2012Joanne Ahern

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    Ford solves the urge to ping

    by  • April 18, 2012 • Motoring News, Technology

    2012 Ford SYNC - carview

    Admit it, we’ve all been there – your phone pings while you’re driving and you’re just itching to pick it up to check the text message. In fact, 48 per cent of drivers across Europe have confessed to giving in to this urge. Now Ford aims to put an end to end to this...

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    Google’s Self-Driving Car

    by  • March 28, 2012 • Technology, Videos

    2012 Google self-driving car

    While the self-driving car will have obvious benefits for regular motorists, it will also open up a whole new freedom for those who are currently precluded from getting behind the wheel because of health issues, as the video below shows. Google’s Self-Driving CarMarch 28th, 2012Niall O'Hara

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    Trusting a computer to park your car

    by  • March 16, 2011 • Features, Technology

    2011 Ford C-Max self-parking

    You’ve set out late, got stuck in traffic and then there’s the parking – all you can find are tight-looking parallel parking spaces. Now, there’s no doubt you could have parked in that tinchy space yourself if you’d had the time for all the angle calculating and to-ing and fro-ing but wouldn’t it be...

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