The UK’s biggest independent road safety charity IAM RoadSmart maintains that we will not gain the full safety benefits of self-driving cars until every car on the road is connected to each other – a statement that has now been backed up by a white paper produced by experts at the University of Michigan.
Until then, IAM RoadSmart believes that the human mind holds the edge, until such point that connected cars actually ‘talk’ to each other and predict what is happening over the horizon.
Whether the Government’s target to eliminate sales of internal combustion engine cars by 2040 is practical or not, it is the younger generation leading the way in embracing electric car technology.
That’s according to AA research which shows that those aged 24-34 are next most likely to own one while those aged 55 and above least likely to do so.
It’s a century since the Model TT van was launched in the US.
This was the purpose-built one-tonne commercial vehicle based on the Model T car and it was even made in Ford’s Trafford Park factory, Manchester and its descendant is the Transit.
Over 40% of parents are terrified by the thought of their newly qualified children driving them, says Vauxhall.
An almost similar percentage have told pollsters that’s partly because they have forgotten the Highway Code rules and 20% say their car has suffered damage while in the hands of the novices.
Potential purchasers of a SsangYong Tivoli can get a free upgrade to automatic, 4×4 or XLV versions.
There is also the ability to test a model over 48hrs and each comes with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty.
Business and fleet buyers can test the latest SEAT Ibiza for four-days after the success of a similar incentive with Ateca and New Leon.
The scheme has seen 1,000 extended test drives with these and now SEAT hopes it will convince business buyers to look at the new hatchback.
Two roads in Wales have been voted among the best in Britain by older drivers in a survey for LV= insurance.
The B4520 Brecon to Builth Wells and A487 from Fishguard to Aberystwyth are singled out with the country’s best identified as the West Coast of Scotland highway.