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Feb 18

Is Britain Ready for Autonomous Vehicles?


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The electric and autonomous vehicle revolution is well on its way, but Great Britain could miss out as the country may simply not be prepared for the event, because of both of the limitations of the National Grid and a dearth of charging bays throughout the nation. Amanda Blanc, the UK head of insurance company Axa, says that the two issues have now superseded worries about accident liabilities as by far the largest barriers to autonomous vehicles becoming part of the mainstream in the United Kingdom.

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Feb 18

The Driving Test: A Checklist for Young Drivers


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Young drivers rarely know everything there is to know about driving, and recognising this can actually be an asset in helping them to pass their driving test. In order to ensure that new drivers are able to perform to the best of their ability on the day of the test, there are a number of helpful tips that should be taken under consideration.

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Jan 18

Car Batteries and Winter: What You Need to Know


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Although car batteries do have a tendency to die during the months of winter, there is actually a case to be made that more batteries actually die during the summer season, according to some sources. However, science has an explanation in both cases, as the operation and life span of a car battery can actually be impacted by both cold and hot weather. It is a very good idea to have a check conducted on your car battery prior to summer trips, and maintenance performed regularly in the autumn before winter hits.

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Jan 18

Koenigsegg Smashes Production Car Speed Record


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November 2017 has seen a Koenigsegg Agera RS create a new record for the highest speed ever recorded in a production vehicle. Niklas Lilja, the driver of the vehicle, was able to average a top speed of no less than 277.87 miles per hour in the two runs he took in the $2 million coupe.

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Dec 17

Big Changes on the Way for the Driving Test


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Major changes to the way people in the United Kingdom take a driving test started in December 2017. In the past, changes to the test that have been introduced by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency have been relatively subtle ones, but the fact is that the way in which people drive in the 21st century has changed considerably, and has now resulted in a major overhaul. The chief executive of the DVSA, Gareth Williams, says that although roads in the United Kingdom are still among the safest in the world, more can be done to ensure that road users, particularly new drivers, are kept safe.

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Dec 17

Asleep at the Wheel… in a Driverless Car


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An early test of self-driving vehicles was scrapped by Google due to some of the test drivers actually falling asleep at the wheel, according to the Daily Telegraph. The newspaper says that in the early stages of testing the autonomous systems designed by the company, test drivers were observed nodding off behind the wheel even as the vehicle was going as fast as 55 miles per hour on a motorway. There were also instances observed of drivers looking for electronic devices and cables and even putting on makeup while on the move.

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Nov 17

James Bond’s Cars: Aston Martins and Much, Much More


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The James Bond film franchise has been running for more than half a century now, so it is unsurprising that it is littered with icons such as the Walther PPK, expertly designed suits, beautiful women and vodka martinis that are shaken, not stirred. Perhaps the most memorable icons of them all however are the methods of transportation that the super-spy chooses to make use of. 007 has driven a wide variety of vehicles, ranging from the much loved Aston Martins to aircraft and submarines. There are, however, some rather odder choices that Bond has used on occasion which are well worth a second look.

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Nov 17

Career Options for People who Love Driving


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People who love to drive can often make a career out of that interest, and there are a number of different kinds of jobs involving driving that can take them all over the country. Driving jobs can suit different types of people too, including those who enjoy meeting others, and those who would prefer a more solitary kind of career. However, unless you intend to drive racing cars on a track, or farm vehicles on private land you often will need to begin any new career by obtaining a learner license, getting your P plates, and finally your full licence.

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Oct 17

How you Describe your Job Affects your Car Insurance


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One of the many different factors that are taken into account by insurance providers while working out the cost of your car insurance is your occupation. The fact is that even the manner in which you describe the job that you do can actually have a massive impact on the amount of car insurance you will end up having to pay for.

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Oct 17

10,000 UK Drivers with More Than 12 Points


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Over ten thousand motorists in the United Kingdom are still allowed to drive in spite of having twelve or more driving licence penalty points. A BBC News analyst has demonstrated that the greatest number of still valid licences that had at least a dozen points was held by motorists that live in the north of England. That people who have such a large number of points on their driving licence are still being allowed on British roads makes a joke of the entire system, according to a number of road charities.

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