You Never Sound That Bad - 16 April 2019

In this week's show, we quickly return to the seemingly ever-present #Dieselgate as Winterkorn is charged with fraud in Germany, Ghosn's incarceration is extended, Mercedes are being investigated over a defeat device in their GLK SUVs, WhatCars? True MPG test shows an improvement in the reduction between official and their mpg test results, an automotive cybersecurity rating scheme is being developed for buyers, police will detect mobile phone use in cars but the system has too many flaws, we thank idiots for causing average speed cameras to be installed on part of the EVO Triangle, there is a roundup of the Rome e-Prix, the Lunchtime Read is a benchmark for journalism regarding driver assistance technology from Ed Niedermeyer, the List of the Week and the And Finally are both from Gavin Braithwaite-Smith. Hope you all enjoy!

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My Turn with the Shovel - 9 April 2019

In this week's show, the chaps discuss the new twists and turns in the Carlos Ghosn saga, they chat about the financial implications to the allegations of collusion by BMW, Daimler and VW, FCA settles with the dealers in the U.S. over phoney sales, They run through the March 2019 new car registration figures, deploy equal measures of scorn and disgust at how FCA is getting around the emission fine their leadership failed to plan for, Toyota has made their electrification patents royalty-free, The Rome e_Prix is this weekend and there is a link on how to watch it, also there is news about Vienna being interested in hosting a race, Trac Mon is applying for permission to develop the site which we hope they get approval for, in celebration of the ULEZ beginning the List of the Week shows you can still have fun cars and avoid the charge, and the And Finally fills Andrew and Alan with jealousy and bitterness.

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But I'm Probably Just Weird - 2 April 2019

In this week's show, Alan and Andrew guffaw at the news that the Nissan CEO signed off the deal Ghosn is in trouble for, they congratulate all those attempting to break a world record with Volvos, they berate the car industry on the news that some are gaming the WLTP tests, Alan investigates how a Hyundai Santa Fe was disabled by police in the U.S., Toyota servers are hacked in the Asia Pacific region, they discuss an investigation into speeding enforcement variations across the U.K., they are quite positive on the news of 100 electric forecourts being proposed, Piquet leaves Panasonic Jaguar, Andrew takes us through the emotional rollercoaster that was WRC Corsica, both chaps are puzzled by BMW's decision to move Jozef Kaban before he can actually get any designs finished, rounding out with recommending watching and subscribing to the Roadster Life YouTube channel.

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Trust is the New Data - 26 March 2019

In this week’s packed show the chaps talk about the recorded phone conversations emerging between some important VW #Dieselgate executives, their happiness at the relaunch of the Bloodhound LSR project, the surprise that a Chinese court has ruled in favour of someone bringing an intellectual property case to them, Toyota and Suzuki sign an agreement to build a new Suzuki car at the Burnaston factory, Keyless entry security is under the spotlight from Thatcham Research, the Infrastructure Tsar calls for public charging points to be regulated by Ofgem, Volvo announces more safety initiatives - brace yourselves as Andrew has some things to say, the EC approves more standard safety equipment being fitted to cars, Formula E Sanya race is discussed, the Lunchtime Read is what would the Autocar writers do to improve the UK’s transportation networks, List of the Week may be small but they are mighty, and a glorious And Finally.

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Sounds A Bit Chancery - 19 March 2019

On this week's slightly shorter than normal show, the chaps discuss the SEC being quite cross with VW and Winterkorn, Ford confirms there will be UK job loses in their cost-cutting drive, JLR is recalling cars due to slightly higher than certificated emissions, Alex Robbins writes an excellent article about the dangers of stigmatising diesels, Porsche is putting the 911 GT2 RS back into production briefly, Formula E is coming from Sanya in China this weekend, a couple of articles to check out for the Lunchtime Read and we have another car name as part of the And Finally.

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Watch the tumbleweed - 12 March 2019

On this week's show, the chaps talk about Tesla changing their mind on several decisions, Hyundai has developed an app to open your car door, Mission Automotive initiative has been launched, Japanese manufacturers to install hydrogen stations in Japan, Hyundai is bringing many hydrogen lorries to Switzerland, 25% of drivers ignore a red 'X' on a smart motorway, Infiniti is being withdrawn from Western Europe, German manufacturers could face EU fines for collusion, Government has awarded rapid charging contract, the Department of Transport is proposing new standards on road repair, Formula E was quite a fiesty one, WRC Mexico was an interesting weekend, a Lunchtime Read about the Geneva Motor Show, a brilliant sounding List of the Week and an And Finally that is literally out of this world!

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Trying to be nice - 5 March 2019

On this week's show, we talk about will or won't Ghosn be released on bail following winning approval, we run through the February 2019 New Car Registration figures, Volvo has announced it will limit the top speed of it's cars from 2020, Direct Vision Standard is coming to lorries in London, CO2 emissions have hit a record 5 year high, there is some advice on London's ULEZ if you own a classic car, Tesla has slashed prices and is closing showrooms, Formula E is coming back to London, Mercedes reveal their livery for the 2019/20 deason, Chronos and Cars was at BAC in Liverpool and so were the chaps, List of the Week is a good one for the I-Pace and the And Finally is about the amazing things Ross Lowell invented.

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Episode 238: In a Right Twist Here - 26 February 2019

On this week's show, the chaps discuss VW suffering a setback in court, the ex boss of Honda UK comments on the sad news about Swindon, PSA announce a profit and one from Vauxhall too, an antitrust probe has begun into the price of car parts, BMW are fined after fessing up to a mistake with their engine software, CarWow has a new tool that predicts the price of cars after Brexit, license plates with EU flags will not be valid after 29 March, SMMT issue a statement about Brexit being a distraction in the current global automotive climate, mandatory speed limiters and data logging will come to new cars from 2021, the Scottish Faculty of Advocates warns of the dangers with autonomous vehicle software, the Festival of the Unexceptional has opened for Concours registration, Codemasters in partnership with the Motorsport Network to host and promote eracing, there is a hugely entertaining Lunchtime Watch, a glorious List of the Week, and the And Finally is from the man behind Bangernomics, James Ruppert.

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Episode 237: Share Your Shorts - 19 February 2019

On this week's episode, the chaps talk about VW winning a compensation case related to #Dieselgate in Germany, bad news for Porsche as prosecutors in Stuttgart begin proceedings against them in connection with #Dieselgate, France confirms Brits won't need an international license to drive there if there's a no deal Brexit, Ghosn loses his golden parachute and changes his legal team in Japan, the sad news that Honda will close the Swindon plant is discussed, there are a couple of road-related articles dissected, Andrew warns us to be prepped for a renewed assault on Twitter from OEMs as they have a new industry director, Formula E Mexico is enthusiastically discussed, WRC Sweden is a roller coaster, Alan tries to drive between some cones, a myth-busting Lunchtime Read, another contentious List of the Week and an And Finally that will bring a smile to your face due to the sheer silliness of it.

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Episode 235: Dialing Back the Hysteria - 12 February 2019

On this week's show, the chaps kick off with #Dieselgate, where Volkswagen's software fix is under the microscope, Bosch could be in trouble from German prosecutors and, amazingly, VW too, Carlos Ghosn's wedding costs are investigated and the chaps wonder if there is the start of a turn in how Ghosn is reported in the press, one of our wonderful listeners, Sam Burnett, gets in touch which means Alan can geek about about small cars and their importance to New Car Registration figures, there is the sad news that John Haynes has passed away, the chaps discuss the nuances of JLR £3.4bn wrote-down, hydrogen receives a boost from the Government, WiTricity buys Qualcomm's wireless charging business, Formula E is back in Mexico this weekend, FIA and Formula E are teaming up to premier their 'Girls on Track' educational events aimed at girls between 8-18, I-Pace eTrophy debuts as a support race to Formula E this weekend, Top Gear is back THIS Sunday and not last as Andrew got that wrong, however Lazy Boy Garage starts Wednesday 13 2019, there is a challenging List of the Week and an And Finally that shows some eye watering depreciation.

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