The average price of petrol fell by more than 4p a litre in December to 102.89p, reducing the cost of filling up a family-sized 55-litre car for the sixth consecutive month – a saving of £2.02 on every tank.
RAC Fuel Watch data for December shows the month-end unleaded average price of 102.89p was the lowest since December 2009 and led to a tank of petrol costing £5.35 less than at the end of 2014.
Cardiff airport’s free drop off and pick up facility is the best, according to analysis of a survey done by Airport Parking and Hotels.
It looked at the “kiss and go” services at major UK terminals and found Cardiff could not be beaten giving up to 20 mins free time for air travellers using the short term car park outside the terminal building.
The Department of Justice in the United States has filed a court action against Volkswagen, alleging that nearly 600,000 Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen cars had illegal defeat devices enabled.
The action opens the way for fines being imposed against VW. This could be as high as £61 billion if the maximum fine of up to £25,500 per vehicle is imposed, but VW says that could cripple the business.
Ford and Toyota will share car phone connectivity technology to remove the dominance of Apple and Google systems.
Ford’s SmartDeviceLink is open-source and will be used by Honda, Subaru, Mazda and PSA.
Volvo and Microsoft have collaborated on an intelligent wearable.
Next year, Volvo owners will be able to talk to their car via the wristlink and preset heating, navigation and locking systems.
The Road Haulage Association is dismayed by news that a new migrant camp will be built at the Dunkirk ferry port, approximately 30 miles from the Port of Calais.
“This will not solve the problem of migrants causing yet more misery for the thousands of UK-bound hauliers who regularly use this alternative route to cross the Channel”, said RHA chief executive Richard Burnett, “The issue must be resolved, not doubled.”
Re-opening the Carmarthen to Aberystwyth railway line is an option being considered by Welsh Government, which has commissioned £350,000 study.
The 55 miles line was last used by passenger trains in 1965 and by freight until 1973 but a preliminary inspection has revealed core elements are intact and the whole section could be reinstated for £750 Million.