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Toyota champions futuristic wheelchair designs

Phoenix Instinct wheelchair concept

Toyota has unveiled the five finalists of its Mobility Unlimited Challenge who will share a $4 million prize to use technology to reinvent the wheelchair and help people with lower-limb paralysis. The Toyota Mobility Foundation, in partnership with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, made the announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show …

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Take That deliver ‘Suzuki Surprises’ on ITV

Take That surprise

Suzuki has launched a TV campaign featuring Take That’s Gary, Mark and Howard delivering a series of surprises to some of their most devoted fans as part of their 30th anniversary. The three 30-second ads, “Suzuki Surprises”, are part of the the Japanese car brand’s three-year partnership with ITV’s Saturday …

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Schumacher 50th birthday exhibition opens

Ferrari's Michael 50 Schumacher exhibition

The Ferrari Museum has opened a special exhibition called ‘Michael 50’ to celebrate the 50th birthday of Grand Prix legend Michael Schumacher. Located at Ferrari’s headquarters in Maranello, Italy, the exhibition tells the story of Michael Schumacher’s record-breaking F1 career which saw him win seven titles, 91 Grands Prix and …

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Top 10 most searched for cars 2018

Volkswagen Golf

Data for 2018 revealed by Auto Trader has revealed that the Volkswagen Golf has overtaken the BMW 3 Series as the UK’s most searched for car after eight years in the top spot. More than 42 million searches were made for the VW Golf on the “UK’s largest marketplace for …

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Pothole reports nearly double to half a million

Road pothole

More than half a million potholes were reported by members of the public to local authorities in Britain for repair in 2017 – an increase of 44% on two years earlier. According to an RAC freedom of information request made to 212 councils in England, Scotland and Wales, 512,270 potholes …

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Electric car myths exposed in new survey

Volkswagen e-Golf in a car wash

New research has revealed that we have some weird and wonderful misconceptions about electric cars – including a belief they can’t be driven through puddles. One in 20 Brits even believe that electric cars are fundamentally less safe, and nearly one in five reckon an electric car will slow down …

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Britain’s backseat drivers reveal biggest moans

Gareth Herincx - Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Driving too fast, playing music too loud and driving one-handed are the nation’s top backseat driving moans, according to new research. The study from Direct Line pinpointed Birmingham as the nation’s backseat driving capital with 73% of Brummie drivers are plagued by complaints from passengers – 6% above the national …

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Park & Hide – Honey, I lost the car

Car park, parking

UK motorists spend 35 million hours a year looking for their parked cars, according to new research. The survey of 2,000 drivers commissioned by Nissan GB revealed more than a third regularly forget where their car is parked, and on average ‘lose’ their vehicle once a month. A further one …

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Festive motorists gambling with alcohol

Driving a car

A fifth of drivers will risk losing their licence for being ‘slightly over the limit’ this Christmas, according to new research. The study by Auto Trader, the UK’s largest marketplace for new and used cars, discovered that 19% of motorists (the equivalent of nearly eight million) ‘only slightly over the …

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BAC Mono smashes Sepang lap record

BAC Mono sets the fastest ever lap for a production car at the Sepang circuit, Malaysia

A BAC Mono has set the fastest-ever production car lap time at the Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia. The “world’s only single-seater, road-legal supercar” conquered the famous Formula 1 track in just 2:14.617. With Blancpain GT Series Asia driver Shaun Thong at the wheel, the previous best time (2:18.997 posted by …

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