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Cab-hailing apps irk licensed drivers 27 Aug 2015

Chris Wright

The dramatic growth in cab-hailing apps in general and Uber in particular has got ‘official’ taxi drivers hot under the collar. According to figures out this week from the UK’s Department of Transport (DfT), the number of private hire vehicles on London's roads has surged by 26% over the past two years.


London's 'linear laboratory' for smart car technologies 19 Aug 2015

Chris Wright

I have recently met a man with what you might describe as a bit of a job on his hands.


Chinese currency devaluation: is it significant? 12 Aug 2015

Dave Leggett

In the last two days, the Chinese yuan has lost around 3% of its value and that has made headlines. Is it really very significant?


Wind, fire and then locusts? 4 Aug 2015

Graeme Roberts

As one who has worked 'down in parts' in a previous life I have not a little sympathy for the warehouse and counter men and women at Hyundai Motor Company Australia's spare parts operation.


Mixed developments in global vehicle markets 4 Aug 2015

Dave Leggett

'Make hay while the sun shines' is an old saying that underlines the importance of making the most of clement conditions while you can, for tomorrow, weather conditions may not be so favourable.


Ex-Top Gear team moves to Amazon Prime 30 Jul 2015

Dave Leggett

Well, the news today that the Top Gear presenter trio plus producer Andy Wilman will produce a new show broadcast on the Amazon Prime video streaming service comes as no great surprise.


Honda: a bit more than a car company 22 Jul 2015

Dave Leggett

Car companies that do other things besides making cars always provide a certain fascination.


Papped in Prague: the facelifted Porsche 911 16 Jul 2015

Glenn Brooks

Its official debut might be just under two months away at the Frankfurt IAA, but the mid-life refresh for the 911 has been seen in public. The pics have appeared, inevitably, on FaceBook.


Fiat 500 - car or fashion accessory? 16 Jul 2015

Roger Stansfield

The Fiat 500 –­ car or fashion accessory? At the launch of the updated model this week there was plenty of evidence to suggest it's more the latter than the former.


Fried cabbage's off 15 Jul 2015

Simon Warburton

Attending the recent Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, security was as tight as I've experienced anywhere.


Are these pics of the next Prius authentic? 7 Jul 2015

Glenn Brooks

If these images turn out to be the real deal, then Toyota's design department is getting even braver than usual. Taiwan-based Autonet has just published what appear to be shots of the next Prius and Prius PHEV.


Newsflash! Our relationship with the motor car is evolving 30 Jun 2015

Dave Leggett

It's a recurring theme. We seem to be on the cusp of big changes that will profoundly impact car manufacturers, technology providers, component suppliers and all of us who move around - especially city dwellers.


Elon's SpaceX ship goes boom 29 Jun 2015

Graeme Roberts

Given the attention Tesla EVs attract, it's easy to forget entrepreneur and founder Elon Musk has fingers in other pies - notably operating space ships. Which can be a bit risky.


Taxing questions in France 26 Jun 2015

Simon Warburton

It's been an eventful week in French industrial relations - and that's a competitive field - as the country's hard-wired unionism exerts a summer push.


Cadillac's dramatic Lexus RX rival - first pics 26 Jun 2015

Glenn Brooks

The replacement for the Cadillac SRX has been photographed in production form. Could this be the most convincing vehicle yet for the brand's sometimes overly edgy design?


Going underground 19 Jun 2015

Simon Warburton

It became clear to me just why the Russians were so twitchy about letting any old foreigner in to Nizhny Novgorod until around 1992, after talking to GAZ CEO, Vadim Sorokin from his eyrie on the 14th floor of the automaker's HQ in the same city this week.


just-auto sales role opportunity 18 Jun 2015

Dave Leggett

I'll get straight to the point, no meandering. We have a brand new sales role opportunity here at just-auto.


Now you can park the BMW limo by remote control 11 Jun 2015

Graeme Roberts

Parking Assist? As of last night, so last decade. Now BMW has introduced remote controlled parking.


G11/G12 BMW 7 Series images appear 10 Jun 2015

Glenn Brooks

After so much hype, it was inevitable: official images of the next BMW 7er have appeared a few hours ahead of tonight's official media preview.


Is Tesla really disruptive? 8 Jun 2015

Dave Leggett

I have come across some interesting food for thought on the subject of Tesla and how disruptive its innovative e-tech really is in an article in the Harvard Business Review.


New Bosch president starts royally 5 Jun 2015

Simon Warburton

New UK Bosch president, Steffen Hoffmann has only been in post a couple of months, but has clearly already moving in some very exalted circles indeed.


Luc Donckerwolke quits Bentley 5 Jun 2015

Dave Leggett

The departure of head designer Luc Donckerwolke from Bentley (replacement found) is an interesting one, not least for the question of where he will pop up next.


Let the touch screen size war begin 5 Jun 2015

Graeme Roberts

With the UK media launch of Volvo's XC90 on this week, a lot of readers are going to be hearing about the car's very intuitive, iPad-like screen I've already complimented.


GM Luton plant site redevelopment slow 2 Jun 2015

Graeme Roberts

What to do with an old vehicle plant site once last units have been shipped and the buildings bowled?


BMW 7 Series almost here - will debut on 10 June 2 Jun 2015

Glenn Brooks

The G11 (standard wheelbase) and G12 (Li) 7 Series is now just days away from being revealed to the media. BMW has released another teaser video.


[updated @ 14:00 BST] Opel Astra 'official' pics hit the web 1 Jun 2015

Glenn Brooks

What appear to be official media-release shots of the next Opel Astra have appeared on the web. The five-door will have its official public debut at September's IAA in Frankfurt.


Auto industry consolidation - interview on the radio 27 May 2015

Dave Leggett

Radio is a media medium that fascinates me.


Michelin highlights DS cooperation 26 May 2015

Simon Warburton

Michelin has long cooperated with Citroen's DS range with its adjustable suspension system making it possible to conduct precise trials.


Brush with Vauxhall history - original Viva, Job 1 22 May 2015

Dave Leggett

I was at an event yesterday organised by the UK's automotive trade association, the SMMT. It was a drive event at Millbrook Proving Ground.


The dinosaurs are back 19 May 2015

Dave Leggett

The dinosaurs are back? No, that's not a reference to the Top Gear Three who are reportedly readying for a Netflix rebirth.


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