Archive: October, 2015

Three quarters of cars stolen in France ‘electronically hacked’

Posted on 10/29/15 by Henry Samuel

Car consumer group in France calls for “urgent” security improvements in range of cars after it transpires that 74 per cent of those stolen are electronically hacked with Smart Fortwo top of the theft hit parade

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Volkswagen emissions scandal could kill 200 Britons, warns MIT and Harvard

Posted on 10/29/15 by Sarah Knapton

The Volkswagen emissions scandal could lead to the deaths of 200 Britons if cars are not recalled quickly, academics have warned.

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Good Samaritan motorist saved another driver from a parking ticket by pretending to own car

Posted on 10/22/15 by David Millward

Generous gesture by taxi driver who hoodwinked a traffic warden hailed on social media

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Motorists risk having cars towed in ‘confusion’ over vehicle tax changes

Posted on 10/22/15 by Patrick Sawer

New figures published a year after the tax disc was scrapped show more drivers having their vehicles clamped and towed

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Vauxhall considers Zafira recall as firm investigates scores of cars bursting into flames

Posted on 10/22/15 by Danny Boyle

Firm could recall thousands of cars made between 2005 and 2014 as it seeks ‘root cause’ of problem that is said to have seen more than 130 explode

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Apple’s Tim Cook tells the car industry to expect ‘massive change’

Posted on 10/20/15 by James Titcomb

Chief executive’s comments are the latest suggestion that Apple is preparing to make further strides into the car industry

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Prosecutions for drivers who use mobiles plummet

Posted on 10/18/15 by Martin Evans

Figures obtained by the RAC suggest prosecutions are falling but habits are not changing with more drivers than ever using their mobiles at the wheel

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Volkswagen UK boss Paul Willis: I ‘apologise sincerely’ over emissions scandal

Posted on 10/12/15 by Telegraph video

UK boss of Volkswagen, Paul Willis, apologises “sincerely and unreservedly” in front of the transport select committee over the diesel emissions scandal

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Iconic James Bond cars parade through Paris

Posted on 10/11/15 by Vin Shahrestani

Watch as these iconic cars that featured in the 007 franchise parade through Paris to promote the upcoming James Bond movie

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More than 700 classic cars gather for a Berlin auto fair

Posted on 10/10/15 by Vin Shahrestani

Classic car dealers converge to sell their high end automobiles, some costing over €1m

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