FOLLOW UP: BMW EXTENDS TECHNICAL CAMPAIGN
BMW is now adding 268,000 UK cars to a 1.6 million car global ‘technical campaign’. There is a risk of potential fire due to a leaking part. The original campaign was launched in August and covered European and Asian vehicles. To see if your car is covered check out the Motoring Research article by clicking the link here.
GOVERNMENT URGED TO BRING ICE BAN FORWARD TO 2032
The House of Commons Business, Energy and Industry Strategy Committee has said the 2040 target for banning internal combustion only engines “vague and unambitious”. To read more click the Autocar article here.
71% OF DRIVERS GLOBALLY BELIEVE AUTONOMOUS CARS CAN BE BOUGHT NOW
Thatcham and EuroNCAP have grouped together to investigate the public’s perception of autonomous vehicles. The results are not a shock to those who understand these things. To read more click on the WhatCar? article here. To read Jalopnik’s excellent take click the link here.
TESLA REMOVE ‘FULL SELF-DRIVING CAPABILITY’ FROM OPTIONS LIST
The day following the report from Thatcham and EuroNCAP about misleading advertising and marketing Tesla removes ‘Full Self-Driving Capability’ from the option list. To read more click the Autocar article here.
NHTSA STOPS DRIVERLESS SHUTTLE FROM CARRYING KIDS
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in the US, has stopped Transdev North America from transporting kids to school, in Southwest Florida. To read more click the Jalopnik article here.
AUTONOMOUS TAXIS ON LONDON ROADS BY 2021 CLAIM
Addison Lee are working with Oxbotica to develop and deploy autonomous taxis on London roads by 2021. Clearly ludicrous and probably just a publicity stunt. To read more click the Autocar article here.
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HEINEKEN AGREE FIVE-YEAR FORMULA E DEAL
Heineken will be the official beer and cider partner for Formula E, for the next five years. Refreshing the parts others can’t, it would appear. To read more click the Autosport article here.
LUNCHTIME READ: HOW CAR DESIGN WORKS (PARTS ONE AND TWO)
Matteo Licata wrote a two part series on how car design actually works, over the summer. Lifting the lid on reality so we muggles can understand what takes place, Matteo helps burst some misconceptions. To read Part One click here. To read Part Two click here.
LIST OF THE WEEK: SHORTEST-LIVED CARS IN UK HISTORY
Autocar has produced a fascinating list of cars who all hold the dubious honour of being some of the shortest lived cars the UK has seen. To have a gander click the link here.
AND FINALLY: GM ALLOWS MCDONALD ORDERING FROM INSIDE THE CAR
General Motors revealed how it is enabling people to order a McDonalds before they even get to the fast food establishment. To read more click the Top Gear article here.
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