Highways England to test “in-vehicle signage” on A2 and M2

Trial for connected and autonomous vehicles will display road signs on screens inside cars

Motorway gantries and road signs could one day be replaced by in-car digital screens, after Highways England announced it is to trial new “in-vehicle signage” systems.

The project will see “information that would traditionally be shown on roadside signs, such as speed limits” sent over the air to screens inside cars. Highways England thinks the move will improve safety, and could ultimately Continue reading “Highways England to test “in-vehicle signage” on A2 and M2”

Audi PB18 e-tron EV supercar concept teased for Pebble Beach

Audi warming up for reveal of e-tron electric SUV with a fresh all-electric design study coming to the Monterey Car Week

Audi is readying an all-new concept car for the 2018 Monterey Car Week, which will be revealed on 23 August on California’s Laguna Seca racing circuit.

Named PB18 e-tron, Audi’s latest creation is billed as a fresh supercar concept, and it’ll be all-electric too.

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The PB18 e-tron – PB standing for Pebble Beach, home of Continue reading “Audi PB18 e-tron EV supercar concept teased for Pebble Beach”

Choose a Great Car Locksmith

One of the worst feelings in the world is coming back to your vehicle after you have gone to the store or the movies and start digging in your pockets only to realize that the car keys aren’t there. It can send you into a panic quickly. Perhaps you lost them, or perhaps you see them when you get back to the car… still in the ignition. When this happens, you are going to need to know how to get in touch with a great car locksmith in Perth.

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Audi e-tron electric SUV orders to open Sept. 17

Audi e-tron quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

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After having the car’s formal debut interrupted by an arrest, Audi announced that it will begin taking orders for its all-electric e-tron SUV on September 17, the company said last week.

The car’s formal debut August 30 in Brussels was postponed after Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested by authorities in Germany for his role in a widespread emissions cheating scandal.

Now the unveiling has been rescheduled for San Continue reading “Audi e-tron electric SUV orders to open Sept. 17”

Analysis: Is shale oil a cost effective switch or just a dent in our wallets?

ExxonMobil oil refinery, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by WClarke [CC BY-SA 4.0]

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Shale oil’s prevalence in the American oil market may present a large obstacle for rising fuel economy standards.

Shale oil creates gasoline with a lower octane rating than gasoline created by conventional crude oil. This is due to higher concentrations of elemental components such as Naphtha present in the shale.

Some automakers are pushing to make 95 octane the new standard for fuel in the United Continue reading “Analysis: Is shale oil a cost effective switch or just a dent in our wallets?”

Q70 Hybrid dropped from 2019 Infiniti Q70 lineup

2019 Infiniti Q70

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The Infiniti Q70 has been with us since 2011, originally arriving as an M.

A successor is planned based on a front-wheel-drive platform with electrification, but the first model based on this platform isn’t due until 2021. It means Infiniti’s aging products like the Q70 will have to soldier on for a little while longer.

If you’re happy to overlook the much better competition, you can pick up a 2019 Infiniti Q70 for $51,295, including destination. That’s Continue reading “Q70 Hybrid dropped from 2019 Infiniti Q70 lineup”

FCA didn’t have prior knowledge of Marchionne’s illness

Sergio Marchionne

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Sergio Marchionne’s resignation from the top post at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on July 21 due to health reasons and his subsequent death four days later came as a shock to many, including close employees at the automaker he ran.

This is despite Marchionne having had received treatment from University Hospital Zurich for more than a year, which the Swiss hospital confirmed on Thursday.

Italy’s Lettera43 reported Tuesday that Marchionne underwent surgery at Continue reading “FCA didn’t have prior knowledge of Marchionne’s illness”

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Bugatti Divo hypercar teased again before full August reveal

New €5 million Bugatti Divo hypercar to focus on handling and cornering by shedding weight and adding downforce

Bugatti has released a short teaser video and another image of the new Divo: a hyper exclusive hypercar which will carry a €5 million price tag when it’s launched.

The teaser video shows the car’s rear lighting graphics, which will be significantly different from those of the Chiron. The new units appear to feature multiple OLED elements, which gives a three dimensional Continue reading “Bugatti Divo hypercar teased again before full August reveal”

Electric bikes and micro vehicles could replace vans

Department for Transport says “a wave” of electric cargo bikes, vans, and micro vehicles could replace vans in UK cities

The traditional sight of a white, diesel-powered delivery van dropping off online shopping orders could look very different in the future, after the Government announced “plans to transform last-mile deliveries”.

The rise of online shopping has led to a surge in the number of vans on UK roads, with a 4.7 per cent increase in van traffic in 2016, and four million Continue reading “Electric bikes and micro vehicles could replace vans”