How Most Insurance Companies Strangle Automotive Enthusiasm

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Quick, now: Will you send your children to STEM or to FIRE? It sounds like a question that might be asked as part of the “Hunger Games” but it’s far more important than that. The media continually tells us that not enough young Americans are getting degrees in the so-called STEM fields of science, technology, […]

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Nissan develops signal blocker for mobile phones

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Victorian engineering solution to modern problem? Victorian invention, 21st century application. Nissan has adopted a technology that’s almost 200 years old to create a concept solution for reducing smartphone distraction at the wheel.The beauty of the design is its simplicity. The Nissan Signal Shield is a prototype compartment within the arm rest of a Nissan […]

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Galway researchers in push to make autonomous cars safer

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  Dr Edward Jones and Dr Martin Glavin, of the Connaught Automotive Research, with Liam Kilmartin, college of engineering and informatics, NUI Galway and Valeo’s automated parking R&D director Derek Savage: the groups have teamed up to develop technology to make self-driving vehicles safer Researchers at NUI Galway have teamed up with motor parts group […]

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Iconic Ioniq has all the fruit

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The Ioniq comes with a choice of three drivelines overseas. Although it’s a spin-off from the i30 range, Hyundai’s Ioniq family of maximum economy flagbearers is a completely different engineering proposition to the popular hatchback. Designed from the ground-up to accommodate three different drivelines, the Ioniq allows Hyundai engineers to demonstrate readily accessible technology, hopefully […]

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Sales of SUVs overtake passenger cars for the first time in Australia

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SALES of SUVs — also known as “faux-wheel-drives” and “soft-roaders” because they’re more suited to sealed roads despite their rugged looks — have overtaken passenger cars for the first time in Australian automotive history. According to official sales figures in February, 35,497 SUVs were reported as sold versus 34,740 passenger cars. However, year-to-date, passenger cars […]

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World Car of the Year 2017 finalists revealed

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The World Car Awards is the largest automotive awards programme on the planet. Winning World Car of the Year is a big deal for auto manufacturers – so all eyes will be on the just-released list of finalists for the 2017 prize. Here, we’re revealing which 10 cars are in the running to be World […]

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New BMW 5 Series Touring has more space

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New 5 estate arrives this summer, with prices from \u20AC56,590. Hot on the heels of the new 5 Series Saloon, the new BMW 5 Series Touring marks its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Four engines will be available from launch in June, while the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system will be […]

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Toyota Ireland sees spike in demand for hybrids

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Part-battery sales up by 128 per cent. Toyota Ireland has announced another significant increase in hybrid sales in Ireland in 2017, signifying that hybrid is now moving towards mainstream popularity. The proven hybrid technology that, unlike electric vehicles, you don’t have to plug in, has seen Toyota experience a 128 per cent increase in sales […]

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The art of Bugatti

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Bugatti – the name resonates with car lovers the world over, beauty, class, speed, sex-appeal, these automobiles had the lot. Now some of the classic cars are part of one of the rarest collections in history which has gone on display in Los Angeles. ‘The art of Bugatti’ exhibition highlights the fascinating talents of three […]

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And The Dumbest Criminal In The Automotive World Trophy Goes To…

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Umair Bhatti I’ve always wondered what goes on in my garage at night. You know, after I hand the keys to the attendant. Will he take my Morgan out for a spin? Then I survey row upon row of AMG, RS, and M cars, and I know beloved jalopy is safe. There are cameras everywhere. […]

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