Tech

Adapt to survive, says report
​A report commissioned by a leading specialist insurer, looking at the future of the UK’s historic vehicle movement, has concluded that the key to securing the classic vehicle industry is to make “sustainable solutions and technologies accessible”
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HCVA confirms support for development of new synthetic fuels
​The Historic & Classic Vehicles Alliance (HCVA), a not-for-profit organisation created to support the historic vehicle sector, has joined forces with industry specialists involved in the development of synthetic fuels.
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New BMW development site
​BMW has offered a first proper glimpse of its new development site in Sokolov, in the Czech Republic.
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The X-Tra one 2023 BMW X1 U11
​More tech, more space and an all-electric twin for third-gen BMW X1 U11
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Pininfarina wind tunnel turns 50
​Pininfarina is marking the 50th anniversary of its pioneering wind tunnel. Inaugurated by chairman Sergio Pininfarina in Grugliasco,
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HCVA supports development of synthetic new fuels for classics
​Classic-supporting organisation gets behind research into future synthetic fuels, citing them as the most effective way for the historic vehicle sector to achieve ‘net zero’ target
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‘Urbanfilter’ designed to stop microplastics in their tracks
​The Audi Environmental Foundation has developed filters to help prevent tyre wear particles and environmentally harmful substances from being washed into sewers and water courses
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Mercedes-Benz to accept liability for level 3 accidents
​Mercedes-Benz has confirmed it will accept legal responsibility for collisions that occur in cars fitted with its upcoming Level 3 Automated Lane Keeping System, dubbed ‘Drive Pilot’.
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VW ID software update: faster charging and new features
​Volkswagen has launched a software update for its all-electric ID. models, improving charging speeds and ushering in new driver assistance features.
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EV drivers now face an eco-backlash
Call me naïve but an ongoing story in the national press has left me feeling not so pumped
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AMG’s new generation turbo changes the game with Formula 1 technology
​Turbochargers have come a long way since 1962 when an Oldsmobile arrived on the market with a forced induction engine dubbed JetFire
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JLR’s technology push
​Jaguar Land Rover has announced a new strategy to accelerate next-generation technology and sustainability to support its ‘Modern Luxury’ vision for the business
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Tyre safety warning
​Following recent proposals to change the annual MoT to a two-yearly test, a charity dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers of defective tyres is asking the government to reconsider the idea.
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New 2023 Porsche 911 Sport Classic most powerful 992 manual available
​The second of four new limited-run Porsches to be released under the manufacturer’s Heritage Design banner, the new 992 Sport Classic takes heavy influence from the Carrera RS 2.7 and the more recent 997 Sport Classic
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How it works - green electricity
​As we've pointed out previously, the benefits of electric power for transport hinges significantly on how green the electricity is when vehicles are charged
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Peugeot offers 3D Printed Accessories
​Peugeot is breathing new life into its car accessories range, thanks to 3D printing technology. Now available in the Peugeot Lifestyle online store, the range kicks off for the 308 with add-ons include a sunglasses holder, phone, card and drinks holder.
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Ford tests smart traffic lights
​Ford is testing connected traffic light technology that could turn green for ambulances
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Revolutionising in-car sound
​Brit firm Warwick Acoustics is aiming to disrupt the £6 billion in-car audio market with innovative Electro Acoustic Panels, based on its patented Electrostatic Loudspeaker technology
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