Episode 106 : Strawberries - Subaru Sat Nav clarification, Waymo v Uber, April New Car Registrations

This week the chaps start out with a correction and a tiny amount of Follow Up.

CORRECTION - SUBARU 'ANGRY SAT NAV'

In the previous episode, Alan talked about the angry sat nav, in the BRZ. Fear not this can be switched off! The sat nav is part of a brand new Pioneer accessory unit and had only arrived a couple of days before the drive, so the quirk was not known till the day in question.

FOLLOW UP - WAYMO v UBER

The preliminary hearing has taken place in this keenly watched case. However, all may not be well in Waymo'scamp. The judge has said there is no "smoking gun" in the evidence provided. Looks like this is going to be a down and dirty fight which will take a lot of convincing arguments to help the judge make a decision. To read the Verge's article on this click here.

SMMT NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS FOR APRIL

There is a big drop in new car registrations, which was to be expected after the new VED implementation. Click the link here to check out the release from SMMT and download link for detail on individual manufacturers.

GOVERNMENT'S POSSIBLE AIR QUALITY MEASURES

The Government released a document outlining possible ideas for countering the poor quality of air. The level of seriousness this document needs to be taken is limited. The wording is so wooly and hasn't been thought through. To read Autocar's take on it click here.

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REMINDER - FORMULA E IS BACK THIS WEEKEND

Formula E is back this weekend! This time the race will be from Monaco. As ever Channel 5 will be showing the qualifying and race for UK viewers.

GREAT ESCAPES CARS AND COFFEE DAY

Sunday 14 May is the next Great Escapes Cars and Coffee morning at their site. To read their Facebook posting click here for more info. Do go along and support their charity of choice and enjoy the fab cars that turn up. 

TfL PREPPING FOR ELECTRIC TAXIS

TfL is spending £18m on preparing for electrified taxis, with up to 300 rapid charging stations being installed in London. Alan is keenly waiting for this! To read the Guardian's article on this click here.

LIST OF THE WEEK - LITERAL CAR NAMES

Friend of the show, and seemingly constant contributor, @MajorGav has produced another cracking list, this time on the Top 20 Literal Car Names. Click the Motoring Research link here to read and enjoy.

CITROËN ORIGINS SITE

We have mentioned the lovely site Citroën has produced allowing us to see all their models. However, there was two ommissions, the DS and SM. To lose several hours on a delightfully designed website click the link here

REAR VIEW PODCAST

Don't forget the new show from the team at Motoring Podcast, Rear View, where we talk to fascinating people from the motoring universe. To go listen to the episodes already released on iTunes click here.

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