JLR gets green light to solve 150-year-old problem on the road

Vehicle-to-Infrastructure tech to avoid red lights Tech gives speed to avoid having to stop​ System to cut congestion, reduces emissions PRETORIA, Gauteng – New Jaguar Land Rover technology has been created to, the automaker claims, reduce traffic by avoiding stops at red traffic lights – an invention from 150 years ago that is now the…

US lists Honda ‘better choices’ for teen drivers

US institute lists older Hondas ‘Best choices’ Four more models listed as ‘Good Choices’ Vehicle crashes leading killer of US teenagers NEW YORK – A number of used Honda vehicles have been recognised by America’s Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as better choices for teenage drivers. IIHS research suggests the type of vehicle has a…

One day, there might be no more stopping for red lights

Ford exploring how to choreograph junction traffic Plan follows how sentient being handle crowds Average UK driver spends two days a year at lights COLOGNE, Germany – Imagine a world where crossing a busy road junction no longer requires observance of a red light, when the only reason to stop your car is reaching your destination….

Growling Jaguar switches to a whine for battery i-Pace

Audible assistance praised by guide-dog group Spacecraft-movie engine sounds were tested… …reality is a whine that increases with speed CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Silence is not always golden… particularly for the visually impaired as they try to get around their neighbourhood and even farther afield. The arrival of mostly silent battery-powered cars, motor-cycles and,…

Look out, eye-tests about: UK cracks down on vision

Instant roadside driving ban in sight Can YOU read a vehicle licence plate at 20m? Five instant checks can have you banned LONDON, England – Three police forces in Englang are begun roadside eyesight tests that could immediately confiscate driving licences – yes, at the roadside. The British Institute of Advanced Motoring organisation RoadSmart has…

MasterTips: Is current autocruise too dangerous?

Some írksome, others called ‘dangerous’ No consistency between tested vehicles Some models failed to respond to parked vehicle Just when many road safety ‘experts’ are beginning to feel that autonomous vehicles will address this issue ”once and for all” others are questioning it. Insurers in the US believe adaptive cruise control is unsafe. – SA…

Try these life-saving tips to chill before commuting

Chill, bro! Take a stroll – and deep breaths Take five to relax before turning the ignition key Watch out for the first signs of stress – and act! LONDON, England – Stress will affect you at some time whether at work, at home or in a tough situation… such as driving in the ”rush”…

‘Hello darling, can’t talk now, I’m racing’

SILVERSTONE, England – American Formula 2 driver Santino Ferrucci has been fined and banned for four races after colliding with a team mate while using a cellphone during a supporting race ahead of Sunday’s British F1 GP race. He also refused to attend subsequent stewards’ hearings. Ferrucci, 20 and a development driver with the Haas…

JLR tests plan to get cars talking autonomously

JLR testing cars that can ‘talk’ to each other on UK roads R128-million project  for connected roads Roads and vehicles fitted with world-first tech PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar Land Rover UK has begun testing smart connected cars on UK roads to prepare for self-driving cars as part of a £7-million project to create Britain’s first fully…

Nervous nation: How do you score with in-car amity?

ARGUMENTS over speeding are the top cause of bickering between driver and passengers in cars in the UK – and older people are THREE TIMES more likely to criticise their partner’s driving than younger passengers. Findings from a survey of nearly 1200 drivers could spell trouble, it adds. Online motor retail specialist BuyaCar.co.uk asked customers…

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…