Tag: cars

Rise of the robocar: are connected cars safer, or a target for hackers?

A pilot model of an Uber self-driving car in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Angelo Merendino/AFP/Getty Images A threshold was quietly crossed in the first quarter of 2016. For the first time, mobile carriers reported activating more connected cars than phones. At a vehicle tech demonstration in Manhattan…

Porsche to recall 22,000 cars over emissions software

Germany’s transport minister has announced a recall of 22,000 Porsche cars to remove what he says is illegal emissions-controlling software. He said that luxury marque Porsche would bear the cost of the recalls of the affected 3-litre Cayenne models. It comes as Porsche’s sister firm Volkswagen…

Electric trucks and vans cut pollution faster than cars

The clock may be ticking for petrol and diesel-powered cars, but it’s vans, trucks and buses that are driving the electric vehicle revolution on the world’s roads. This week the UK government followed France in announcing it would ban the sale of such vehicles by 2040, while the mayors…

Top nine cars spotted testing at the Nurburgring in May

Summer is here and with warmer temperatures, manufacturers have now begun to push the testing of their cars in the direction of high performance. One of the most obvious signs of this change is the shift of test vehicles from the mountains to the long straights…

Petrol And Diesel Cars Will Vanish In 8 Years: Study

There has been a lot of talk about fossil fuels going extinct and though there are companies like Shell who have demonstrated that the true potential of fuel based cars remains untapped, there’s no denying that electric cars are going to have a significant impact on…