Trump pardons autonomous car engineer sentenced for stealing trade secrets

Trump pardoned ex-Google self-driving car engineer


Outgoing President Donald Trump last night pardoned Anthony Levandowski, an autonomous car engineer charged with stealing trade secrets.
New EV battery could be cheaper, safer and easier to recharge

New EV battery 'cheaper, faster to charge'


Researchers at Penn State have found that lithium iron phosphate batteries could be a cheaper, safer alternative to the ones currently used.
Bridgestone future city

Bridgestone's city of the future shown at CES


Tyre manufacturer Bridgestone has set out its vision for a city focused around sustainable mobility.
JCB unveils machine that fixes potholes in 8 minutes

JCB unveils machine that fixes potholes in 8 mins


Construction equipment manufacturer JCB has revealed a machine that can fill in potholes in just eight minutes
Apple targets 2024 for passenger car with

Apple targets 2024 for electric car


Apple will launch its long-talked-about electric car by 2024, according to new reports.
Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4 get augmented reality head-up displays

Volkswagen introduces augmented reality HUDs


Head-up displays are about to take a technological leap as Volkswagen introduces augmented reality into its ID.3 and ID.4 electric cars.

Vans falling well behind cars on safety


New research has found that the safety of light commercial vehicles such as vans lags significantly behind that of passenger vehicles.
EU to impose tighter environmental restrictions on EV batteries

EU's tough new eco standards for EV batteries


The EU will next month set regulations that aim to make Europe into a centre for environmentally friendly electric car batteries.
DS says technology on future cars could spell

DS Autos forecasts end of car touchscreens


DS Automobiles, the carmaker formerly part of Citroën, has claimed that technology on its future cars will spell the "end of touchscreens".
Jaguar Land Rover to open self-driving 'smart city hub' in Ireland

JLR to open self-driving 'smart city hub'


Jaguar Land Rover is to open a "smart city hub" that will allow real-world testing of self-driving cars and connected technologies.
Skoda is working on glow-in-the-dark seatbelts

Skoda has developed light-up seatbelt buckles


Czech car maker Skoda has announced that it is working on illuminated seat belts that are easier to fasten in the dark. 
Self-driving car trials launch in Oxford

Self-driving car trials launch in Oxford


Six Ford Mondeos have taken to the streets of Oxford, kitted out with self-driving tech by an Oxford University-linked company called Oxbotica.