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News: App lets you book a parking space from your dashboard


A new app for Mini owners will enable them to book a nearby parking space via the dashboard of their car, ending the need to drive around searching...
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News: Vibrating shoe insoles could give drivers smart...


You've heard of a “seat of the pants” driving experience; now enthusiast drivers may soon be able to add “heel of the shoe” thrills...
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Paper maps surrender to sat nav


The days of the dog-eared road atlas in the glove compartment are numbered: 2014 is expected to be the first year in which the majority of drivers...
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News: Driverless cars to be tested in Britain. Scapegoats...


Tests of driverless cars will begin on UK roads next year but the motor industry has let slip a key condition: they will still need drivers...
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Driving tests the Citroën's Airbump protection


The new Citroën C4 Cactus is the world's first bubble-wrapped car. Driving puts it to the test.
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News: UK to allow driverless cars on public roads from...


Like it or not, the steady cruise towards driverless cars is looking increasingly inevitable after the UK government today set out its plans to follow...
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Drivers go back to basics to defeat hi-tech thieves...


Organised criminals make light work of hi-tech keyless entry systems, so police are recommending a radical solution, reports Nick Gibbs. Now where...
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News: Eagle-eyed Volvo takes risk out of turning right


Volvo is preparing to launch a car that will watch traffic at junctions and then hit the brakes if you’re about to pull into the path of another...
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Look, no hands: How close is the car of the future?


What is the car of the future? When will it get here? And how will we recognise it?
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Land Rover technology gets handsy


Land Rover calls it gesture control but to the rest of us, it could be a demonstration of the law of unintended consequences...
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News: Rivals play ketchup as Ford and Heinz develop...


Ford has teamed up with Heinz, makers of the famous ketchup, to develop a bio-plastic made from tomato fibres that could be used for storage compartments...
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News: Smartwatch launches offering traffic jam alerts


Drivers will have a new weapon in the battle to beat holiday jams this summer: a smartwatch that monitors their location and notifies them of nearby...