EU endorses plans to control road safety rules

The European Union has ambitious plans to take charge of road safety rules and make them uniform across the whole of Europe’s 28 countries. The rules cover speed limits, new technology and road safety measures, with the aim of protecting the most vulnerable road users (such as pedestrians and cyclists). They aim to halve road more »

By Nick Wagstaff
News entry dated 15th Jun 2017

Garage sells petrol “diluted with water,” forcing cars to break down

Earlier this week, several customers who filled their cars up with unleaded fuel at a BP garage on the East Lancashire Road in Liverpool claimed that their fuel tanks had been contaminated with water. All three drivers affected saw their cars break down less than a mile away from the forecourt. Not only did this impact more »

By Nick Wagstaff
News entry dated 14th Jun 2017

“Zombie drivers” most reliant on sat navs in London, says survey

A recent survey by black cab taxi app mytaxi has found that London drivers are more reliant on sat navs than drivers anywhere else in the UK. The survey estimates that London drivers waste on average 62 hours a year blindly following sat nav instructions into traffic jams and black-spots, with these “zombie drivers” further more »

By Nick Wagstaff
News entry dated 14th Jun 2017

Super unleaded cheaper than unleaded in parts of the UK

Historically, premium fuels such as super unleaded have kept a respectable distance of at least 5 pence a litre away from unleaded. In some cases, the difference has been as much as 15 pence per litre. Recent data from PetrolPrices.com indicates that some supermarket brands are now bucking this trend and offering super unleaded at more »

By Nick Wagstaff
News entry dated 14th Jun 2017

Super-fast electricity: Charging your plug-in is about to get faster

The Ifbattery is set to revolutionise charging times for Electric Vehicles, meaning that owning one could actually be practical for all the demographics, not just the handful that want to do the right thing. Transportation for the masses is changing, Electric Vehicles (EV’s), Hybrids, BEV’s and PHEV’s are a serious part of many manufacturers plans more »

By Nick Wagstaff
News entry dated 08th Jun 2017

Cheaper fuel costs coming as Trump exits Paris Agreement

The cost of crude oil per barrel fell back below $50 the moment that Donald Trump announced that the USA would withdraw from the Paris accord on climate change. The move has prompted speculation that the US will ramp up both coal and shale oil production further, leading to higher carbon emissions and lower fuel more »

By Nick Wagstaff
News entry dated 07th Jun 2017

Apple iPhone gets ‘do not disturb while driving’ mode

In an important move designed to tackle driver distraction caused by mobile phone use while driving, Apple announced yesterday that their latest operating system for iOS11 will contain a new “do not disturb while driving” mode. The new measure, announced at the Apple Developer Conference yesterday, has already been hailed as one that will save more »

By Nick Wagstaff
News entry dated 07th Jun 2017

Police use dash-cam footage to prosecute drivers

As part of Operation Snap from October 2016 onwards, North Wales Police has been accepting dash cam, helmet cam and mobile phone footage from the public. Of the 100 clips submitted, 80 have led to driving convictions, in some cases leading to prison time for some drivers caught out by this new approach. It comes more »

By Nick Wagstaff
News entry dated 07th Jun 2017

2028: The year of reckoning for oil?

Plug-in cars make up less than 0.10% of all car sales globally, it’s a tiny fraction of the market that ‘Big Oil’ deems to be insignificant enough to be ignored, in fact, OPEC (Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) believes that by 2040, the Electric Vehicle market might just make up 1 percent of all more »

By Nick Wagstaff
News entry dated 02nd Jun 2017

A PCP mis-selling time bomb?

It wasn’t that long ago that the media was full of stories about the mis-selling of PPI, with banks being the prime targets for vitriol and blame (with good reason, some would say). Now, the PPI scandal has gone quiet and many of the legal firms that were ‘only too happy to help’ (for a more »

By Nick Wagstaff
News entry dated 01st Jun 2017

Diesel sales plummet as threat of crackdown escalates

New figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers show that sales of new diesel cars plummeted by 27.3% in April. The drop is likely to be in response to a proposed crackdown on the use of diesel cars, which is expected to take place after the UK’s general election. The policy manifestos of all three major political parties contain plans to more »

By Jason Lloyd
News entry dated 31st May 2017

Share your strangest experiences on British roads

British roads are some of the busiest in Europe and we are sure that many of our members have seen some strange things happen whilst driving. Well, this is your chance to share those experiences with the rest of our members and don’t hold back. It is worth highlighting though that we will be moderating more »

By Nick Wagstaff
News entry dated 31st May 2017

May fuel price review: lower prices, but will they continue to fall?

Fuel prices in May 2017 continued to fall. With the per-barrel cost of crude oil down, supermarkets and major petrol retailers have passed cost savings on to drivers. The average price for unleaded in the UK in May 2017 was 116.7 pence per litre. For diesel it was 118.0 pence per litre. the figures represent more »

By Jason Lloyd
News entry dated 31st May 2017

Fuel to cost more at peak times

Do you fill up on the way to work, during the school run or on bank holidays? If you do, then you’re likely to start paying an average of £1 more per fill up very soon. Artificial intelligence systems equipped with the ability to charge customers depending on location, demand and even the particular driver have more »

By Jason Lloyd
News entry dated 25th May 2017

What does the future of motoring hold?

Massive changes are coming to the UK’s roads. The automotive industry, along with the public sector and education sector, has been dragging its heels in terms of making the most of advances in digital technology. Why? Well, there are several factors at play, but one of the main reasons is that the automotive industry has been more »

By Jason Lloyd
News entry dated 25th May 2017