Plane
Flying in a jet airliner is a really safe way to travel

Opinion: why don't people have a phobia of cars?

Travelling along the ground in a car at 30mph, or travelling through the sky in a plane at over ten times that speed - Matt Prior puzzles over why we're not more afraid of cars

by Matt Prior
16 February 2018
Anything goes
Rolls-Royce Cullinan
The Rolls-Royce Cullinan. It's not an SUV; it's a high-bodied vehicle, apparently

Why won't some car firms call an SUV an SUV?

SUVs are hugely popular with buyers, yet some car makers seem afraid to use this label

by James Attwood
14 February 2018
New cars
BMW X4
The new BMW X4 (pictured) lands just four years after its predecessor

Will this be second time lucky for the BMW X4?

The new X4 lands just four years after its predecessor with hopes of righting that car’s wrongs

by Matt Saunders
14 February 2018
New cars
Stricken 911
Not only was the front crash structure damaged, but the front suspension too and the coolant leak meant the engine could not be run safely. Stranded.

What not to do if you crash a Porsche in France

A lesson for anyone who drives in France. Hopefully, it will never happen to you, but if you do crash, here are some things you should know.

by Autocar
9 February 2018
Anything goes
Sat Nav
Drivers may tap away at a car’s touchscreen – but not their phone’s

Here's why sat-nav and phone laws for cars are confusing

With the laws on mobile phone and sat-nav use rather fuzzy, it looks like it's possible

by Matt Prior
9 February 2018
Industry
Mercedes-AMG Project One
The Project One uses a hybrid powertrain based on that in Mercedes' F1 car

Mercedes-AMG Project One hybrid tech due in series model by 2021

The Formula 1-derived hybrid system of AMG's fastest model will soon trickle down into its regular performance cars

by Andrew Frankel
9 February 2018
Industry
VW Moia
The VW Moia ride-sharing vehicle

Why Volkswagen, Hyundai and Byton are teaming up with self-driving start-up

A company set up by the former head of Google's car project has become a key player in autonomous technology

by James Attwood
6 February 2018
Industry
New Mercedes A-Class interior

First impressions of the new Mercedes A-Class

A first chance to pore over the exterior and interior of a static A-Class gives the first clues as to why it'll likely be a smash-hit success

by Jim Holder
5 February 2018
New cars
Mercedes A-Class
The new Mercedes A-Class

Why the Mercedes A-Class' success has only just begun

When you consider that the premium, compact A-Class sold more than all Jaguars in the UK last year, despite being on runout, it's a good sign

by Jim Holder
2 February 2018
Geneva motor show
2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class
2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The new Mercedes A-Class is progress, of sorts

New hatchback makes big strides forward when it comes to technology; the same can't be said for its practicality

by Matt Prior
2 February 2018
New cars

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