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Terrifying video offers virtual reality trip down the world’s most dangerous road

Terrifying video offers virtual reality trip down the world’s most dangerous road

A frightening new video is letting members of the public experience a drive on the world’s most dangerous road from the safety of their own sitting room. The clip offers a hair-raising 360-degree view of the North Yungas Road – also known as ‘Death Road’ – which until recently claimed hundreds of lives every year. […]

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How to de-ice a car: the weirdest techniques revealed, from pee to LPs

How to de-ice a car: the weirdest techniques revealed, from pee to LPs

As the country remains in the grip of a cold snap and debate continues about the best way to de-ice your car, a new survey has revealed some of the most ridiculous methods people have used to clear their windscreens. While using a proper ice scraper remains the most sensible way to do things, a […]

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VW is bringing back the beach buggy as an EV

VW is bringing back the beach buggy as an EV

Volkswagen has announced that it is bringing back the beach buggy. Despite never being built by VW, the beach buggy is synonymous with the brand thanks to the wide use of Beetle chassis and running gear by car modifiers from the 1960s to today. Now the German firm has released the first images of a […]

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Half of young drivers have been in car with someone not wearing a seat belt

Half of young drivers have been in car with someone not wearing a seat belt

Almost half of young drivers have been in a car with someone not wearing a seat belt in the past year, according to a leading safety charity. A poll by road safety body Brake found that 49 per cent of 18-24-year-olds had been in a car with someone who hadn’t belted up – three times […]

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Government to spend millions on plastic road trial to tackle potholes

Government to spend millions on plastic road trial to tackle potholes

The Government has announced funding of more than £20 million for trials to ‘future proof’ the UK’s roads. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said that £22.9m will be used to test a series of technologies, including plastic road surfaces designed to stop potholes and ‘solar powered’ roads that don’t ice up in winter. The money is […]

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Skoda Kamiq – Czech brand unveils third member of its SUV family

Skoda Kamiq – Czech brand unveils third member of its SUV family

Skoda has given the world its first impressions of its newest model – the Kamiq. Positioned beneath the Kodiaq and Karoq, the Kamiq is being touted as a ‘city SUV’ by the Czech brand, which is teasing the new model ahead of its unveiling at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. When it hits showrooms later […]

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Car tax con: don’t be caught out by this fake payment message

Car tax con: don’t be caught out by this fake payment message

The government body responsible for car tax has warned drivers of a new scam trying to steal their bank details. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) issued the caution after drivers began receiving messages claiming to be from the DVLA, informing them their vehicle tax payment had failed. The DVLA emphasised that it never […]

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Believe it or not, pothole damage to cars is falling

Believe it or not, pothole damage to cars is falling

The number of drivers having to call breakdown services to deal with pothole-related problems fell to a five-year low at the end of last year, according to the latest data. The RAC reported that in the final quarter of 2018 its patrols dealt with 1,714 pothole-related calls – 0.8 per cent of its total call-outs. […]

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Gatwick Airport to use robot valets to park your car

Gatwick Airport to use robot valets to park your car

Gatwick Airport is planning to roll out a fleet of automated robots to park travellers’ cars for them. Starting this April, the airport intends to trial a ‘robotic car park pilot project’ at its south terminal long-stay car park. Travellers will be able to drive their car to the car park and leave it in […]

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Four in five of UK’s best-selling cars vulnerable to keyless theft

Four in five of UK’s best-selling cars vulnerable to keyless theft

Four out of five of the UK’s best selling cars are susceptible to keyless theft, it has been claimed. The Ford Fiesta, VW Golf, Nissan Qashqai and Ford Focus, which between them accounted for 261,759 new registrations last year, were all found to be vulnerable to so-called relay attacks, according to consumer group Which? Only […]

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