Takata, the Japanese airbag maker, has revealed that over 34 million cars have defective airbags installed; causing safety concerns, and the biggest recall in US automotive history. Regulators have said that Takata have still not found the cause of the defected airbags.
Over 70% of motorists would not trust driverless cars, a recent survey has found.
The poll asked drivers if they would trust a driverless car that doesn’t have any passengers inside, and 72% claimed they wouldn’t trust driverless cars under any circumstances.
Now that tax discs are abolished, some are forgetting to renew their car tax. Schoolboy Harvey Millington, aged 13, decided this was the opportunity to start a business selling tax disc reminders that fit into your old tax disc holder. So far the venture has been a great success!
Stress-free driving is safe driving, and there’s one time of year that can make a road trip particularly stressful – bank holidays.
In China Volvo has unveiled a concept car featuring no front passenger seats but instead a mobile office. The idea has been met with enthusiasm in Asia but may not be appreciated by European consumers.
The Telegraph reports:
Petrol prices have risen to a six-month high. While the price at the pump isn't anywhere near the dizzy heights of 2014, fluctuations like this can put an extra burden back on the motorist that many could do without.
The Daily Mail reported:
A 30 year old motoring festival is in danger of getting cancelled. Three years ago the Festival of Motoring event got moved from Coventry’s war memorial park to Stoneleigh park.
Tracker, the tracking device company, has reported that car theft in 2014 was lower than any other year since 1968. Thankfully car theft is becoming less common, with a 70% decline in the last ten years. Still, as has always been the case, some cars are more desirable to thieves than others.
Tracking devices have been in mobile technology for a while now. With GPS tracking and people ‘checking in’ on social media it’s easy to know where your friends may be.