UK Cars

The Battle Between Oil and Electricity

Intelligence Squared | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

Can we take the boundary between these two energy carriers for granted? Although the division appears clear and logical at the moment, history shows that nothing can be taken for granted. When oil was first produced, it was not to fuel the internal combustion engine.

We Love Our Cars So Much - And Here's Why

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re a car driver, you’ll never forget the moment when - after what seemed like an eternity of waiting - your driving test assessor turned to...

New Roads Are Not the Way Forward

Natalie Bennett | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Today's announcement on new road building from the Prime Minister is further confirmation that this government is driving us into an economic, social and environmental cul-de-sac.

Parents Need to Become Better 'Road Models'

Jo Whiley | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Whiley

Everyone picks up bad habits in life as well as driving, it's inevitable, but when you have children it's important to make sure you're not making glaring mistakes on a regular basis. I suppose that what many people need to realise is that if for instance your child grows up watching you on your phone in the car then they'll believe that it is safe behaviour.

Eco Machines: Designing Tomorrow's Cars Today

Intelligence Squared | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

However, many people can't understand why racing a car is still a socially acceptable occupation. After all, these things seemingly run round and round, burning valuable fuel for no apparent reason.

Feeling Anxious? Driving Around Can Help Calm Your Nerves

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When we're feeling anxious and overwhelmed, sometimes there's no better way to de-stress than jumping in the car and going for a relaxing drive. W...

10 Of Britain's Most Beautiful Off-The-Beaten-Track Car And Bike Trails

Huffington Post UK | Michael Macaroon | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It’s all too easy to forget the simple pleasures of getting behind the wheel: independence, a sense of liberation and the ability to go beyond our e...

Car Wars: The Environmental Cost of TTIP

Martin Whitlock | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Politics
Martin Whitlock

The E.U.'s TTIP assessment says that increases in CO2 emissions in its best case will be a "negligible" 11,000 tonnes. If the two-way trade in cars is going to add another 900,000 tonnes to that figure, it follows that other provisions in the proposed arrangements must bring about reductions in CO2 emissions on a similar scale.

How Brands Are Making Social Media a Meaningless Buzzword

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK
Ehsan Khodarahmi

Social media is increasingly becoming meaningless as a buzzword used by many business and organisations. Social media cannot do magic for businesses if they fail to fulfil their customers' expectations in a timely manner.

You Can Test Drive A Car In Virtual Reality

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Tech

Lexus has unveiled its first ever virtual reality test drive simulator using Oculus Rift. The setup allows you to drive its high-tech hypercar the Lex...

If You Own A Vauxhall Car, You Need To Read This

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK

Car company Vauxhall has warned owners of around 3,000 models not to drive the vehicles due to a steering problem. Vauxhall said that around 3,000 ...

Thomas Tamblyn

This Is What It's Really Like To Drive A £100,000 Electric Car

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Tech

The Tesla Model S Performance Plus is available to buy in the UK now for £100,503. A standard Model S starts at £49,900. Key Features: 0-62mph...

Google's Self-Driving Cars 'Programmed To Break The Speed Limit'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Tech

Google has admitted that its self-driving cars are designed to intentionally break the speed limit by up to 10 miles-per-hour. Project lead enginee...

Here's How You Break Into A Car Using Just Your Laptop

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Tech

A video has been uploaded showing a man breaking into his own car using nothing but a laptop. Security researcher Dr Silvio Cesare exclusively reve...

What 50% of Us Are Now Thinking About When Buying Our Next Car

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shivvy Jervis

For years we've trusted car mechanics to keep one of our biggest financial investments in working order. But do we really know the ins and outs of our car? How often are we getting ripped off for repairs?

The Government Will Replace Drivers With Computers Next Year

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Tech

Trials of driverless cars will start in January 2015, the government announced on Wednesday - but a lot of people aren't happy with the idea. A rec...

The Shame and Shaming of the Adult Non-Driver

Ryan Love | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Love

So here I am, 25 and without my driving licence. For the first time I'm actually embarrassed about it. I had never considered that there would be a day when I'd feel judged for not having accomplished what my sister achieved six weeks after turning seventeen, or what my parents have been doing for a combined 70 years.

Robot Valet Parks Cars For You

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech

This is Ray, the world's first completely automated car park. You simply drop your car off, Ray then picks up your car and slots it into one of the em...

This Weird Goopy Ball Could Be The Future Of Transport

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Tech

Cars made of next-generation 'morphable surfaces' could be hitting the roads one day after a breakthrough by scientists at MIT. Scientists believe ...

Brakes Slammed On 'Over-Zealous CCTV Spy Cars'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK

The use of CCTV "spy cars" to catch people who park illegally is to be banned, the Government announced, marking a victory for drivers and shoppers. ...

One Man's Life and Death Reason Why Good Fitness Makes Good Sense

Rob Blakeman | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

Fitness has always been a part of my life. It began with boxing while at school through bodybuilding and strength training as a teenager through to the present day. I have always prioritized health and wellness in order to stay competitive in everything I do because I passionately believe being healthy and physically fit has a direct correlation to happiness and success, whatever your personal idea of that may be.

Driving Dreams

Martyn Sibley | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

When I was a teenager I had youthful exuberance and disability demons in abundance. Quite a weird combination. So much of me wanted to see the world and change it at the same time. However having Spinal Muscular Atrophy meant feeling it was all impossible for poor little me.

You Are Probably Buying Way Too Much Insurance - Don't!

Lars Kroijer | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK
Lars Kroijer

In very rough terms the world of insurance is divided into life and non-life insurance. Non-life insurance is for things like your car, house, travel...

Why I Founded Cash & Rocket...

Julie Brangstrup | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Brangstrup

Although we support three incredible charities, we are not for charity, we are for change. I knew when I founded Cash & Rocket that I wanted to do things differently. We are a car tour, but we are not racing for speed we are racing to raise money.

Uber Havoc

Max De Lucia | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Tech
Max De Lucia

I'm all for technology and for products that make the world a better place. But for the time being, I don't think Uber are quite there and I'm going to keep my business with the people who do it best. As a little aside - Addison Lee got involved with the cab conversation on Twitter and sent this message.