UK Motoring

I Have Gone a Bit Off Piste

Lara Platman | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Tech
Lara Platman

On the first day of the new year I set myself - as I am sure of many of you do too - over a well-deserved glass of Bloody Mary, a set of goals for th...

Does My Bum Look Big in This?

Lara Platman | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Tech
Lara Platman

One of my favourite games to play whilst I am riding shot gun at night along a motorway is 'what car belongs to that tailgate light'. In my opinion it...

Driverless Cars To Be Tested On British Motorways Next Year

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 12.03.2016 | UK

Driverless cars will be allowed on Britain's motorways next year in a trial set to revolutionise motoring by 2020, George Osborne has announced. Te...

As Slow as Possible as Fast as Necessary

Lara Platman | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Tech
Lara Platman

It is by some miracle that I am once again in the land that I love so much, Scotland, on this occasion, Islay. I am here to drive a selection of Land Rovers from the Series 1 of 1948 through to today's modern Defender. Why Islay though? Surely a spot nearer to home would suffice?

Technology's Worrying March Into Motoring

Matthew Hussey | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

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.

Why Is it So Difficult to Park a Car?

David Mooney | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Comedy
David Mooney

Rarely a day goes by where I don't end up in a car park that looks like the scene from a disaster movie, where vehicles have been left abandoned. All it would need is for a few to still have doors open to round off the illusion that they were deserted by those attempting to flee the terror that was destroying the city behind them.

Double Bubble With the Renault Kadjar

Lara Platman | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Tech
Lara Platman

Sweltering in a plastic bubble in the middle of the Bardenas Desert I listen to the Renault Kadjar press conference, sitting here mesmerised by the ou...

Tea with Rauno Aaltonen, the Flying Finn

Lara Platman | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Sport
Lara Platman

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.

What Constitutes Drug Driving?

Salome Verrell | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Salome Verrell

I am already sensing an even heavier caseload for the courts as a result of this new offence and the ramifications and time that it will take to fully prepare a case where the defendant pleads not guilty.

Opposites Attract: The Skoda Yeti and the BMW 1 Series at Geneva

Lara Platman | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Tech
Lara Platman

The design language of Skoda (presented at the Geneva Motor Show this year) has improved with the front of the vehicle is more horizontally accentuated with a distinctive grille and redesigned headlights - they are now rectangular and the fog lights are integrated into the front bumper.

55-Year Old Morris Minor Sells Big At Auction

PA | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK

The one millionth Morris Minor to be produced has sold at auction for £25,760 - 55 years after it rolled off the production line. The classic British...

This Spill-Proof Cup Holder Is A Work Of Motoring Genius

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Tech

In-car cup holders are a great example of a simple technology which is both extremely poor and totally resistant to change. Somewhere along the line w...


Sian Hughes | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Sian Hughes

A second motorist flashes me, then a third, this time with eye-melting LED headlights that emit more light than a nuclear explosion. In a state of high anxiety, overwhelmed by the mind-altering pain of the retinal burn, I consider the following possibilities...

Driver Takes Four Minutes To Get Out Of Car Park, World Gives A Slow Hand Clap

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Comedy

We're actually being a little generous with that headline. Because as you can see, this motorist in Calgary, Canada, actually took over four minute...

Well, It's One Way To Move A Parked Car...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Comedy

These guys had a delivery to make. They also had a forklift truck. So guess what they did when they found a parked car in their way? (VIa Liv...

The Battle Between Oil and Electricity

Intelligence Squared | Posted 14.01.2015 | 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.

Meanwhile, In Russia... Dozens Of People Unite To Pull Car Out Of A Snowy Ditch

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Now THIS is teamwork... ...and a video that perfectly demonstrates Robert the Bruce's famous adage. Bravo, chaps! Or however you say that in Rus...

Why Electric Cars Have Come of Age

Intelligence Squared | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

Their days are numbered. Draconian EU legislation is demanding greater reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, a legislative challenge that can only be met by downsizing engines, compromising the purity of their responses by turbo-charging, and, worst of all, by hybridising them. On the face of it, these are tough times for old-school car 'enthusiasts'.

Man Runs Over His Own Head

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK

In a truly bizarre and tragic incident, a man suffered life-threatening injuries after he ran over his own head. The unnamed Colorado male was at t...

CCTV Captures Icelandic Motorist Exiting Car Park In Quite Spectacular Fashion

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Comedy

And your WTF CCTV footage of the day is this gem, which hails from Reykjavík, Iceland. It shows a driver leaving the underground car park below th...

Meanwhile, In Russia... A Road Rage Motorist Just Got A Nasty Surprise

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Motorists! Need to deal with a fellow driver who's got a touch of road rage? Why, simply wind down the back window of your car......

Watch The Incredible Moment A Croatian Woman Drove Her Car Over A Raised Bridge

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Viral Viral Videos calls this woman 'daring'. That's one word for it. The 58-year-old from Šibenik drove her Peugeot over the Tisno bridge in Croa...

Driver Jumps A Red Light, Failing To Notice A Small Detail To Their Left...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Twenty Two Words calls this person 'the world's dumbest red-light runner'. But as you can see, they're the world's stupidest red-light runner. Beca...

Cyclist Makes A Miraculous Escape As Car And Truck Collide In Russia

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Here at HuffPost UK Comedy, we don't just try to bring you the finest laugh-out-loud (or even smile-quietly-to-yourself) viral videos. Oh, no. We a...

This Angry London Driver Found A Drastic Way To Stop His Car From Being Impounded

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Amazingly, this isn't one of those 'Meanwhile, in Russia...' videos. It actually took place in the Walthamstow area of London. This motorist was...