UK Motoring

We Tasted The Only Emission Of A Fuel That Could Solve Britain's Lethal Air Pollution

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK

At first it tasted just like water from the tap. Lukewarm, not hot, and with a slight metallic zing - the only signs the liquid had, seconds earlier, ...

Electric Cars Are Growing In Popularity, But Will The Bubble Burst?

Debbie Kirkley | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Tech
Debbie Kirkley

Cutting costs - Costing as little as 2p per mile to charge, the electric vehicle is extremely economical to run. And because their inner workings are a lot less complicated than a traditional combustion engine, electric cars are cheaper to maintain; it's estimated that the Nissan Leaf costs a meagre £11 per month, versus £30p/m for the Ford Focus.

Disability Is No Barrier To Smart Tech Success

Niall El-Assaad | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Tech
Niall El-Assaad

There are an estimated two million disabled drivers in the UK, so I am far from the first one to experience these frustrations, and things are far worse for people without even my level of mobility. If you can't get out of your car then you simply have to drive from station to station trying to find one where the staff can help you, hoping that you don't run out of petrol before you get there.

Love At First Rev - Could Your Car Keep You In The Romantic Slow Lane?

Debbie Kirkley | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Kirkley

Everyone knows that certain types of car have always been a by-word for certain types of people. Despite recent style developments, the Skoda and the Lada will perhaps forever be associated with the socks, sandals and cardigan-wearing brigade.

This Is VW's Self-Driving Car Concept – It Looks Absolutely Bonkers

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Tech

No one can agree on what VW’s self-driving car concept looks like. Mashable called it “Bulbasaur on wheels”, while the Verge said it resembles ...

New Drivers Caught Using Their Phones Will Now Lose Their Licence

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Tech

New legislation to curb the use of phones at the wheel comes into force today, as the police begins a fresh crackdown on distraction driving. It comes...

A Four Door Tesla Saloon Just Smashed The 0-60mph Record

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Tech

A four door Tesla saloon has achieved a feat that has so far eluded every other production car: hitting 0-60mph in less than 2.3 seconds in Motor Tren...

Kent M20 Motorway Has Fully Reopened Following Bridge Collapse

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK

Dramatic video of the bridge collapse on the #M20 bn junctions 4 and 3.Video via Fade Ogunro / @BBCBreaking pic.twitter.com/miI9XyqKyc— Silver Surfe...

I Have Gone a Bit Off Piste

Lara Platman | Posted 20.04.2017 | 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 16.03.2017 | 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 28.09.2016 | 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 04.08.2016 | 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 29.07.2016 | 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 24.07.2016 | 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...

Flashers

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...