Episode 167: You hippy - February 2018 New Car Registrations, Mazda Infotainment Vulnerability, JustGiving for Henry Hope-Frost Family

FOLLOW UP: GENEVA MOTOR SHOW 2018

Alan has attended the show, so now is able to speak from a position of knowledge, rather than our typical opinionated hillock which we normally throw stones from. He runs through a few cars that caught his eye.

SMMT FEBRUARY 2018 NEW CAR REGISTRATION FIGURES

Another month, another drop in registration figures. More importantly, Alan is still on track for his prediction. To read more click the SMMT link here.

MAZDAS SUSCEPTIBLE TO HACKING

Security researchers have found a vulnerability in a version of Mazda’s infotainment system that saves data such as text messages, call records, contacts, GPS history and more. All unencrypted. The only positive to this is that physical access is required to the car to then get that data out. However, it’s not good enough. In the rush to connect everything more caution is required. To read more click the CarBuzz link here.

LATE SWANSEA BUSES TO GET FREE PASS AT RED LIGHTS

Swansea is running an experiment where buses that are running late will change the priority of red lights. As the buses are being tracked their whereabouts and progress on their schedules can be easily monitored. To read more click the BBC News article here.

HENRY HOPE-FROST HAS TRAGICALLY DIED

Henry Hope-Frost, the 'Voice of Goodwood', has died following an accident on his way home last week. The outpouring of love for him and his family has been both heartbreaking and wonderful to see. There is a JustGiving page, as a way people can help his family which you can reach by clicking the link here. There is also a tribute to Henry at this weekend’s Goodwood Members Meeting, where there will be a ‘Minute of Fever’ as engines will fire up just before the Formula 5000 demonstration. To read more click the Goodwood link here.

FORMULA E RETURNS

Formula E is back this weekend, this time from Uruguay. Keep an eye out for retweets about where to watch and when.

RALLY MEXICO

What an action-packed event that was! Loeb returns and shows he’s still got it. Ogier wins. Meeke makes too many mistakes. Dust and carnage everywhere. To read more click the Autosport link here.

SUPPORT MISSION MOTORSPORT VIA SMILE.AMAZON

If you log into your Amazon account, via the link below and choose Mission Motorsport as your charity of choice, they will receive 0.5% of your spend. This will help them immensely. Click here for the smile.amazon.co.uk link.

COFFEE AND CARS REDDITCH RETURNS

Great Escape Cars’ first Coffee and Cars get together has been announced. Sunday 25 March will be the start of the season! To read more click their link here.

LUNCHTIME READING - AN OPEN LETTER TO DESIGN DIRECTORS

Eric Gallina, Editor-in-Chief at Form Trends, has written an interesting article asking for the designers to get credit for their work, not just the design directors. He makes a very persuasive argument as to why those who make contributions should be acknowledged in public. To read more click the link here.

LIST OF THE WEEK - WORST CARS OF THE 2018 GENEVA MOTOR SHOW

After a week off, we are back to another ‘worst of’ list. You all know how much Alan likes these. This time its the worst cars from the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, which he has visited. To read more click the Motor1 UK link here.

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