Ford workers in Bridgend have narrowly voted in favour of strike action.
This follows the car maker’s decision to scale back investment in the petrol engine plant and it has not outlined its intentions to UNITE in a five-year plan, but the company said it the vote was “premature” adding that it wanted ongoing constructive dialogue” with the union.
Dash-cameras used by motorists can now be viewed by Welsh police forces to catch dangerous driving.
Operation Snap in North Wales last year resulted in 129 cases being prosecuted after the public sent images to the local police and now the three other Welsh forces will do the same through the Go Safe partnership, and other UK and foreign police also want to monitor the programme.
A 25-year-old driver has been jailed for four years after trying to drive up to 100mph along Aberystwyth roads.
Ricarfort Gamboa from Bolton wanted his friends to record his driving for uploading to a social media channel, but he crashed into a house and killed a passenger and injured two others, Swansea Crown Court was told.
China’s Great Wall car company is reportedly interested in buying Jeep from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles group.
The Far Eastern maker has SUVs and Pick-ups so Jeep’s 4×4 heritage would sit well with that but FCA has said it’s not been approached, although it has previously said it’s looking for partners to cut costs on future technology and models.
This year is unlikely to see LCV registrations exceed last year’s 375,000, the first time in five years that sales have failed to grow.
Cap hpi analysts said economic uncertainty and a glut of models after a peak in 2016 has brought the slowdown in registrations to about 5% below last year.
Troubles mount for the VW Group in the US, where senior Audi executive is being sought for trial after a VW engineer faces prison for emissions cheating.
Austria has now banned new sales of a Porsche Cayenne 3.0 diesel with certain software suspected of being used to manipulate emissions tests and German Chancellor Angela Merkel says euro bonuses of automotive executives are unfair.
Five million leisure journeys by car are expected to take place this coming bank holiday Monday, up nearly 1m or 22% on 2016 as drivers seek to make the most of the last public holiday this side of Christmas.
In total more than 18 million separate getaways by road are planned between Thursday 24 August and the bank holiday itself, according to the RAC, and traffic is likely to peak on Monday at 5m journeys, Saturday also looks to be a popular day for travelling by road with 4.4m separate journeys due to take place.
Drivers are being urged to recognise the dangers of driving while dehydrated during the summer months as Brits are faced with increasing temperatures on the roads.
Research conducted by Leasing Options revealed that more than two in three (67%) UK drivers fail to recognise major symptoms of dehydration, including slower reaction times, loss of focus and muscle cramps, potentially putting themselves and others at risk behind the wheel and with driver errors accounting for 68% of all vehicle crashes in the UK, drivers are being urged to take care and ensure they are adequately hydrated before every journey.
Microscopic wood fibres could hold the key to future car components.
Japanese scientists are weaving the nanofibres with plastics to cut weight but also increase strength five times that of steel.