As the technology of driverless cars develops we tend to think only of the vehicles themselves. The applications that will run on them are equally exciting and offer entrepreneurial developers a gold rush of opportunity.
In How It Works HQ, we've been counting down the days to the release of Spectre, so much so that we dedicated our cover feature to the cool tech that drives the amazing Aston Martin DB10 and other souped-up spy cars. If you thought the gadget-packed rides on the big screen were fictional, think again.
Sustainable, green and ecologically friendly are words that get thrown around a lot these days. But at Eco-Age, the consultancy firm behind the Green Carpet Challenge made so glamorously famous by Livia Firth, there are guidelines to uphold. They call them the "GCC Principles for Sustainable Excellence," and these include environmentally conscious rules as well as be-kind-to-all-humanity standards.
At this year's annual Apple love-in in California, the world's biggest tech company announced that for the first time, it was allowing users to lease its phones directly. While this was a minor footnote in a two-hour epic, it's a massive shot across the bow of the carriers that allow us to make calls on our smartphones.
Designed by Maurice Wilks, the Land Rover 'Ninety' or 'Defender' was launched in 1948 and is simply in a design class of its own. I had a neighbour...
The digital age of the automobile is approaching fast, and it's lead to a tense relationship between the carmakers who've been churning out mechanical objects and the tech giants who see cars as the next battleground for consumers' hearts and minds.
Owning a car in the city is, in practice, a pretty big drain. Not just on finances, but on space. According to TfL, there are 2.6m cars in London. That's over seven thousand miles of cars clogging up and polluting London's streets.
As I started my way back into the paddock I already felt heartbroken. I didn't know what to say. As we turned off the engine I remember people talking to me, I mean I could see them moving their lips towards mine. I could feel people asking if I enjoyed that.
I will let you in on a little secret: It took me about 70 lessons before I finally passed my driving test - on the 3rd attempt. You might think that 70 lessons isn't that embarassing - but what if I told you that these were all in automatic cars?
Lights are out this weekend in Melbourne and Sunday afternoons will ring loudly with the grunt of a hybrid V6. Okay, that will never get the excitement going...but for the petrolhead fans out there our off season is complete and it is time for the greatest race on Earth to begin once again.
I met Rauno Aaltonen at 3am in Valence, France, during the Monte Carlo Rally Historic a few years ago and have been friends ever since. He knew me as the girl with the Leica Noctilux lens who braved the snow to shoot the start of the rally stage.
Smart watches have been around for a couple of years but now that Apple are involved wearable tech is about to go mainstream. But this presents a major problem - it is currently perfectly legal to drive a car whilst using a smart watch, and yet they are more dangerous to use when driving than a handheld phone.
Whilst Volvo envisions us all owning our own car, just like we do now, Google and other companies envision using driverless vehicles as a form of public transport, using Uber-like technology to hail a vehicle directly to our location.
Drink-driving should become a thing of the past, and self driving cars will no doubt have a radical effect on the level of employment provided by the taxi industry. One can readily see that driverless cars married up with cashless payment systems could easily decimate the jobs of cabbies.
Whether consumers know it or not, almost every online service, laptop, mobile and app is now collecting data about them and how they consume digital services.
Neighbours came out to see why the cars had slowed to find a wire coming out my kitchen window attached to my car. They asked if I could park there every day, which I did for the week and we all enjoyed a 'slow zone' during this time.