Tech that detects drivers using mobile phones rolled out in UK


New technology that can detect drivers who are using the mobile phones while behind the wheel is now being rolled out in the UK.
Tesla owner uses car's 'Summon' mode to remove daughter's loose tooth

Man pulls out daughter’s tooth with a Tesla


It used to be common practise to extract a loose tooth with a length of string and a slammed door, but an enterprising Tesla owner has used...
Toyota will let you use its hybrid tech royalty-free

Toyota drops royalty fees for electric car tech


By dropping the royalties on nearly 24,000 patents, Toyota hopes other car makers can accelerate their development of new electric cars.
Automatic speed limiters? Bring them on

Opinion: Automatic speed limiters? Bring them on


New cars will, within three years, be fitted with automatic speed limiters. And that's a good thing, argues Will Dron.
Automatic speed limiters for new cars approved by European Commission

Automatic speed limiters for new cars approved


All new cars will automatically adhere to speed limits on public roads within the next three years under new EU rules.
Toyota patents thief-deterring in-car tear gas dispenser

Toyota patents thief-deterring tear gas dispenser


Toyota has filed a patent for a novel security tool: an in-car air freshener that can also spray tear gas to ward off potential thieves.
Don’t like our 112mph speed cap? You didn’t like seatbelts, either, says Volvo

Volvo: Speed cap? Seatbelts weren't loved, either


One of Volvo's safety chiefs has compared the negative reactions to its 112mph speed limit with the response to mandatory seatbelts.
Incredible 1958 Golden Sahara II future car had light-up tyres and a remote control

Golden Sahara 2 had light-up tyres, remote control


The Golden Sahara II was a shining example of 1950s future car visions, with self-driving tech and glowing tyres.
Goodyear unveils the flying car tyre of the future at Geneva

Goodyear unveils flying car tyre of the future


It's not just cars that are being revealed at the Geneva Motor Show: Goodyear has just unveiled a high-tech tyre for flying cars.
Volvo introducing 112mph speed limit to all of its cars by 2020

Volvo introducing 112mph speed limit by 2020


Swedish car maker Volvo will limit all of its vehicles to 112mph from 2020, to send "a strong signal about the dangers of speeding".

Tesla rolls out Dog Mode and Sentry Mode


Though it's claimed to improve security, Tesla's Sentry Mode will likely appeal more to fans of the 1968 sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

You can now buy a pure-electric Mini


If the upcoming Mini Electric is a bit too big for you, there is a more compact alternative: this pure-electric conversion of a classic Mini.
“Advanced” autonomous car trials could start in the UK this year

Self-driving cars held back by potholes,poor 4G


Motorists in the UK could see self-driving cars on the road by the end of 2019, but poor 4G coverage and potholes are hampering progress.