Volvo cars Europe to signal each other of road hazards

[categories Technology] Volvo Cars is making its ground-breaking, industry-first connected safety technology available across Europe as another step in its ambitions to improve traffic safety. The technology allows Volvo cars to communicate with each other and alert drivers of nearby slippery road conditions and hazards via a cloud-based network. Hazard Light Alert and Slippery Road […]

Mobility for megacities – Audi AI:ME

[categories Autonomous vehicles] At Auto Shanghai 2019, Audi is introducing a visionary mobility concept for the megacities of the future. The showcar, known as the Audi AI:ME, offers compact dimensions, a spacious, futuristic interior, and the ability to drive autonomously at level 4. This allows the occupants to do what they like with their time […]

Top 10 driving tips for handling stress

[categories Tips and Tricks] Stress affects us all at one time or another – whether it’s down to work, home life or a tough situation you’re facing. Stress can affect how we feel physically and emotionally as well as impair our judgement and our reactions, which isn’t good news when we need to concentrate on […]

Pledge your support for #DontStreamAndDrive Day

[categories Driving] Road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist is offering its support for the latest #dontstreamanddrive day, which takes place on Tuesday 16 April. It’s a worthy cause highlighting the risk posed by drivers who choose to ‘live-stream’ their journeys using hand-held mobile phones. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth said it was hard to […]

Potholes: Lessons learnt and future solutions

[categories Tips & Tricks] When it comes to delivering transport solutions for the future, zero emissions electric vehicles and all manner of technical innovations spring to mind. Few people, though, will think about how improvements to the road surfaces themselves can effect real change. Michael McHale, Pavement Engineering Lead at TRL gives his opinion. The […]

Ford’s algorithm supports greater EV use

[categories Technology] A study to determine the best places to install new charge points, to assist fleets using electric vehicles, has been completed by data scientists at Ford. The project team looked at more than one million kilometres of driving data in Greater London, particularly the locations where vehicles stopped, to pinpoint the places that […]

Hyundai reveals study on future of cockpit

[categories Technology] Cars have long since ceased to be just a simple means of transportation. Requirements for a modern cockpit have changed enormously over the past decade. There is an ever-growing variety of information shared with the driver in the cockpits, especially on the displays. “We are continuously working on new technologies that make our […]

The evolution of SEAT’s manufacturing

[categories Dealership] Black and white images as opposed to ultra HD 4K video; faxes versus apps and vinyl LPs against mp3. Society has evolved tremendously in the past 50 years, but in what ways has the car industry changed? SEAT takes a look at some of the facts and figures that define the dramatic changes […]