If you’re planning to watch the Rugby World Cup games at a club or pub, beware the fact that drink drive accidents markedly increase between 1 and 4pm on a Sunday.
Men are the main culprits, mostly younger drivers, says insurethebox.com .
New trams on South Wales proposed £738M metro network will not have toilets, it has been learned.
Transport for Wales says passengers would be able to use station conveniences, but critics say this is “dehumanising” and impractical for commuters or sports fans visiting games in Cardiff.
More than eight in ten cyclists who also drive favour a compulsory MoT test for their two-wheelers.
Over half of riders questioned said they did not know if their bike had ever been serviced, while 65% backed indicators on bicycles to cut down possible accidents with drivers who did not see them, according to safety experts at Protecting.co.uk .
New-car sales of 1.07M fell 8.6 percent across Europe in August as Nissan, Renault, Fiat and Volkswagen posted double-digit sales declines, ACEA reported.
Nissan sales plunged 48 percent, Renault saw sales of its core brand drop by 38 percent, Fiat fell 26 percent. Volkswagen brand’s volume dropped 14 percent, with Jaguar down 21 percent.
Ford and Volkswagen are looking at a joint venture for more than one electric model, FoE president Stuart Rowley told German media.
It is believed they have agreed on a small car project but now may add an SUV type battery-only model.
German authorities have given Audi until 26 September to remove illegal emissions-cheating software from 127,000 V6 and V8 TDI models.
Failure to comply with the KBA testing authority order will result in a Euro25,000 fine for each model with the device, said German media.
There is to be no direct replacement for the six-year old BMW i3 electric car, the German company’s marketing director has told the Financial Times.
Pieter Nota said BMW will phase it out slowly as it entirely revamps its range to concentrate on plug-in hybrids for most models alongside new longer range evs by 2023.
Mazda is planning to unveil its own fully electric new car at next month’s Tokyo motor show.
This is in addition to the joint venture it has with Toyota, Subaru, Suzuki and components maker Denso, reports Automotive News Europe.
Hyundai and Kia have developed a centre-side airbag to protect driver and passenger in the front seats of future models.
If there is no passenger the bag will inflate to cushion impacts sensed from the side opposite the driver.