Archive: February, 2012

GM and Peugeot Citroën announce alliance

Posted on 02/29/12 by Chris Knapman

General Motors and Peugeot Citroën have announced they will share platforms to achieve cost savings.

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‘Crash for cash’ mother jailed leaving behind baby

Posted on 02/29/12 by Andrew Hough

A mother has been jailed for claiming she suffered whiplash injuries in a fictitious car crash after her insurers took her to court in the first case of its kind.

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‘Crash for cash’ mother jailed with baby

Posted on 02/29/12 by Andrew Hough

A mother who claimed she suffered whiplash in a fictitious “crash for cash” is to breast-feed her new baby in prison after being jailed for her part in an insurance scam, it has emerged.

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Motorists ‘mentally switch off’ after 11 minutes

Posted on 02/29/12 by Telegraph Staff

Motorists on long journeys drive for just 11 minutes before mentally switching off, according to a survey.

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Four in five households lives in ‘transport poverty’

Posted on 02/29/12 by Telegraph Staff

Four in five households are living in ”transport poverty”, according to figures highlighted by the RAC Foundation.

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Order dinner from your satnav

Posted on 02/29/12 by Telegraph Staff

A new system being tested in Japan allows motorists to order McDonald’s takeaway food from their satnav.

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Electric Smart car trial

Posted on 02/28/12 by Andrew English

The battery-powered Smart is currently on trial in the UK. Can the guinea pigs cope with concerns over range, charge time and top speed?

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Donington Historic Festival takes shape

Posted on 02/28/12 by Paul Hudson

The Midlands circuit reveals timetable for a weekend of classic racing cars in early May.

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Ford boss: autopilot cars could be on the road in a decade

Posted on 02/28/12 by Telegraph Staff

Bill Ford, the boss of motor company Ford, has predicted motorists will no longer have to drive for themselves in the future with the rise of the autonomous car.

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Britain tops European league table for fuel tax

Posted on 02/28/12 by Murray Wardrop

British motorists pay more in tax on fuel than in any other European country, official figures disclose.

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