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bringing many hydrogen lorries to Switzerland, 25% of drivers ignore a red 'X' on a smart motorway, Infiniti is being withdrawn from Western Europe, German manufacturers could face EU fines for collusion, Government has awarded rapid charging contract, the Department of Transport is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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Special Edition - 2019 Geneva Motor Show Round Table

Alan and Andrew are joined by Rachel Boagey (Features Editor at Business Car and Editor at Chutzpahcar) and Andrew Brady (New Cars Editor at Honest John) to discuss the highs, lows and surprises from the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Listen in as they talk about taste and a lack thereof, real-world cars and not just the hyper rockets, as well as roof boxes.

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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 236: Special Edition - Aston Martin Driving Day

Episode 236: Special Edition - Aston Martin Driving Day

Alan was invited to a driving day by Aston Martin, crushingly for him, he couldn’t attend. Andrew could though! Listen to Andrew tell Alan what he missed, including how nice a convertible can be, how Aston Martin is working towards a sustainable future and the differences between the DC11 Volante and the Vantage. Alan does a good job not to let his bitterness and jealousy flow through too much.

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