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Dec 07, 2017
How Will Brexit Affect The Car Industry?

It finally seems that negotiations may soon begin between the government and the EU regarding Brexit. Without knowing what certainty lies ahead, the automotive industry has noticed a downward trend. This is something that needs to be halted, or reversed, quickly in order to improve Britain’s car industry as a whole and keep a competitive […]

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Nov 29, 2017
“The Future Starts Here” With The Volkswagen Group

The Volkswagen Group have just been named the 2018 supporters of “The Future Starts Here” exhibition. This exhibition will begin on Saturday the 12th of May 2018 in the iconic Victoria and Albert Museum. The purpose of the exhibition is the will be displaying the emerging technologies of the year and will expand your imagination […]

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Nov 22, 2017
Is Your Future Taxi An Autonomous Volvo?

While driverless cars have been a talking point of the future, it seems now they are one step closer to reality. Ride-sharing freelance taxi company, Uber, have just bought an incredible 24,000 vehicles from Volvo. Uber has chosen the luxury SUV crossover, the XC90 and bought them in abundance thanks to their autonomous technology. With […]

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Nov 21, 2017
The Most Common causes of car crashes.

According to the Department of Transport, 42% of all the crashes are caused by people not looking properly. It’s almost half of the cases, so if you need one advice that could decrease the risk of a collision the most, it would be to look out more carefully when you are on the road. The […]

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Nov 20, 2017
95% of a car’s lifetime is spent parked.

Did you know that average car spends about 95% of its time parked? In some big cities, it drops to about 92% due to increased traffic and extended commuting time. And maybe it also takes longer to find a parking place Even if you count only the daytime, by subtracting the 8 hours of sleep […]

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Nov 17, 2017
The top reasons for failing MoT in the UK.

The most common reason why British cars fail the MoT tests are the Lamps Reflectors and Electrical Equipment, and it is responsible for 19% of the rejections. Next ones are the brakes and the suspensions, which are behind 14% and 12% of the failures respectively. One of the rarest reasons for rejection is the malfunction […]

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Nov 05, 2017
Car Brakes Can Reach Up To 500 °C.

During normal driving, your brakes should not exceed the temperature of 200°C. However, if you accelerate and brake very intensively, like during a race, they can easily go up to as much as 500 °C or 1000 °F.

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Nov 03, 2017
Dragsters Consume Up to 5.5 Litres of Nitro Per Second.

Dragsters achieve the same rate of fuel consumption as a fully loaded Boeing 747 but with four times the energy volume. That is why they accelerate faster than any other wheel powered vehicles ever created and reach as much as 10,000 Horsepower capacity.

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Oct 28, 2017
How Will Volkswagen’s New Strategy Change Our Future Cars?

In 2017, Volkswagen launched their new strategy, TOGETHER – Strategy 2025. The approach was designed to address the fundamental issues within the brand, notably the recent emissions scandal and to put forward a plan for the Volkswagen Group (VAG group) to be the world leaders in the automotive industry. Ultimately, the primary aim of TOGETHER […]

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Oct 27, 2017
The Closest Margin Of Car Race Victory Was 0.5 Milliseconds.

The closest margin of a victory in a car, which is 0.0005 of a second, was achieved between Logan Gomez and Alex Lloyd during the 16th round of the 2007 Indy Pro Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on ninth of September 2007.

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