BAC, Poseideon partner for ‘climate positive’ sport car

LIVERPOOL, England – Briggs Automotive has become the world’s first automaker to go ”climate positive” by removing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it emits. The maker of the Mono supercar has partnered with the Poseidon Foundation that gives individuals, organisations and governments a chance to rebalance their carbon footprint by supporting forestry conservation projects…

Big Bentley Bentayga blasts Pikes Peak SUV record

Near-production spec Bentley takes Pikes record Limited edition will celebrate awesome record run Run of 10 limited-edition units to be created CREWE, England – Bentley’s Bentayga has, its maker says, again demonstrated its outstanding performance credentials by claiming the time record for a production SUV at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Driven by double…

Ford attacking global pothole crisis – head-on

New Ford Focus road-hole detection system Instant data modifies suspension response Test track has replicas of world’s worst potholes WARLEY, England – Drivers in the UK are in a pothole crisis that’s been made worse through 2018 by the “Beast from the East” air-mass which delivered Arctic conditions to the British Isles. Ford decided to…

Amazing Waze – Fiat Panda flaunts its connections

Stay in touch with everything on road Your Waze will do it all for you Supersmart babycar goes all spaceage JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – When the most popular model in the Fiat range meets what is believed to be the world’s most social navigation system the result is the Panda Waze – described by the…

Remember milk deliveries? Well, they’re going high-tech in UK

UK company goes all-electric for milk deliveries 200 Milk&More floats heading for British homes Fresh produce and fruit juices on board, too LONDON,England – Britain’s largest milk delivery service,  Milk & More, is to pour 200 electric milk delivery vehicles from StreetScooters on to city streets across the country. Not that electric milk floats are…

BMW M3 CS comes 30 years on from E30 BMW M3 Evolution

Special edition, limited run, for M3 special Tuned sport exhaust blows through four tailpipes Road-legal, semi-slick, tyres can be specified MUNICH, Germany – BMW is presenting another exclusive, limited-run, special-edition model – a BMW M3 CS with accentuated sporting presence but continuing the now decades-long tradition of M special editions which began in 1988 with the E30 BMW M3 Evolution….

New smartphone app lets you interrogate your wheels

Škoda Connect joins Amazon Alexa technology Owners can ask Alexa to report vehicle’status Škoda Connect available on four current models MILTON KEYNES, England – Škoda owners in the UK can now check the status of their car with a voice request through Škoda Connect and Amazon’s Alexa virtual personal assistant, no matter what device is…

SuperVolvo for China: Lights, audio, action – for one

Ultra-luxury limo for the exec with everything Designed for one passenger – or two at a squeeze Lights, perfume – and perhaps a little action? JOHANNSBURG, Gauteng – Vovo has revealed its S90 Ambience concept, an ”industry-first sensory experience that synchronises video, sound and scent to define car luxury”, ahead of its public debut at…

Off-road experts turn attention to safer city traverses

Jaguar Land Rover stages self-driving road demos Self-driving valet technology finds slot, parks the car JLR closer to self-driving cars as reality PRETORIA, Gauteng– Jaguar Land Rover’s self-driving cars can find a parking slot all on its own… and then park themselves without any driver input. A self-driving valet demonstration in Milton Keynes (which also…

PIX! 2018 F1 Merc ‘safety car’ is most powerful yet

AMG power and handling for emergencies Safety car supported by a 300km/h ambulance ‘Formula 1 racetrack service for 22 years AFFALTERBACH, Germany – Mercedes-AMG will provide the most powerful ‘Official FIA F1 Safety Car’ yet for the 2018 Formula 1 season: the 430kW AMG GT R will have its public debut  at the Australian F1…

Could that colour info screen kill you? Eyes on the road!

Is there something worse for driver distraction? Cellphone gets the blame – but what about this? Eyes on the road, eyes off the colour display By EUGENE HERBERT MasterDrive JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Technology is good – right? Of course, particularly if it comes to technology that improves vehicle safety and reduces the number of crashes…

Hyundai leads way with long-distance autonocars

Nexo fuel-cell car in longest-yet on-road demo Level 4 autonomy for vehicles in smart cities by 2021 Commercial autonomy technology ‘by 2030’ SEOUL, South Korea – Three next-generation Hyundai fuel-cell electric vehicles have completed an autonomous 120km journey from Seoul to Pyeongchang. It was the first time Level 4 autonocars had achieved that distance though…