Drivers will make an estimated 16.8m separate leisure trips by car this May Day bank holiday, the highest number since 2016, according to RAC research.
The RAC expects bank holiday Monday to see the largest number of individual leisure journeys – 3.3m – followed by tomorrow (Saturday) with 3m and Sunday with 2.6m. In addition, drivers are planning on taking an additional 5.6m trips at some point between today and Monday – although 2.3m of these will only be taken if the weather is good.
On the straight of the Space Shuttle airstrip at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, a car created by the Politecnico di Milano-PoliMOVE broke the world speed record for a fully autonomous car on a straight set by Roborace at 175.49 mph.
The new record stands at 192.2mph and the car builders will now move to Atlanta racing circuit to continue their studies.
The first luxury store for the rejuvenated Lotus marque will open in Piccadilly, London this autumn.
The two-floor premises opposite The Ritz will be a showroom and advanced performance centre for clients who wish to extract the best from their new supercars and further city centre locations will be establsihed around the world in future.