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Brits sceptical about driverless cars

20/11/2012 17:00:01
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Many manufacturers are currently working to develop driverless cars, but a new study suggests that the technology might not be very popular in Britain. A survey conducted by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) found that 40% of motorists would never consider using a driverless vehicle. And almost two thirds of drivers (65%) admitted the ...

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Audi A3 awarded five-star safety score

30/08/2012 17:00:00
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The new Audi A3 is officially one of the safest cars in its class after it was given the maximum five-star rating for passive crash safety by the Euro NCAP consortium. The A3 was given the top rating for frontal and side impact collisions involving both drivers and passengers and Euro NCAP officials also highlighted the seat belt reminder for t ...

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Kia offers fixed price servicing deals

14/08/2012 17:00:01
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Kia is offering car warranty and servicing packages on its Sportage at a fixed price for the first three or five years, so people do not have to worry about inflation. The South Korean car manufacturer has announced that the deals will be available to all customers buying the compact crossover SUVs with the model year 13 and there are two diffe ...

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Renault agrees to wireless charging tests

25/07/2012 17:00:04
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Renault has agreed a deal with Qualcomm Incorporated to launch a wireless electric vehicle charging trial in London. Qualcomm will conduct the research on Renault vehicles after acquiring HalolPT, which provided wireless charging technology, last year. The deal with HalolPT paved the way for the Qualcomm Halo WEVC system. This uses magnet ...

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Fit cars with breathalysers says professor

31/05/2012 17:00:00
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Alcohol detectors should be fitted in all vehicles, according to the Government's former chief drugs expert Professor David Nutt. Prof Nutt said the device would force motorists to test their breath and be deemed under the legal drink-drive level in order for their vehicle to start. Prof Nutt is now a professor at Imperial College, Londo ...

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Fuel retailers 'must lower prices'

30/05/2012 17:00:01
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Fuel retailers have "one last chance" to lower their prices, Transport Secretary Justine Greening has said. Ms Greening said she wants retailers to set up a new code of practice to help motorists keep track of petrol or diesel prices. Ministers will introduce new laws forcing petrol firms to cut fuel costs unless action is taken in the coming ...

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Hyundai refuses warranty payout

22/03/2012 11:00:01
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When you believe your car has a fault but the dealer refuses to take the problem seriously, it can be a problem that ends up in a big mess for everybody as Warwickshire resident Jenny Bell discovered with her Hyundai Sante Fe vehicle.  The SUV had begun to develop a troubling whirring noise when started up from being cold.  However ...

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