Uber/Volvo partner for Golden City live testing Volvo XC90 SUV's get the rooftop treatment Swedish-built, Uber-run as techdev continues SAN FRANCISCO, California - Uber, the ride-sharing technology (read taxi-on-call) company, is expanding its self-driving pilot to San Francisco, California, with converted self-driving Volvo XC90 SUV's. The move, Volvo says, is the next phase in a… Continue reading Uber goes for it: Autonomous in San Francisco
Road-safety campaigners want more jail time... ...and life for causing death by dangerous driving There's nothing 'careless' about killing SUDDEN IMPACTS: The first is the actual crash, the second the pain caused to families who lose loved one. Some in the UK want maximum pain - the third impact - for those who cause such… Continue reading Life sentences for killer drivers?
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Volvo Cars’ 90 series cars, launched not long ago, have been further improved with safety, power-train and connectivity updates, among them Android Auto The Swedish automaker’s smartphone integration offer, which already includes Apple CarPlay, will now come with Android Auto functionality in Volvo’s large driver interface. Peter Mertens, responsible for Volvo Car… Continue reading Just out, but Volvo updates 90 Series cars
Apps for motorcycles, all two-wheelers First solution on BMW bikes' TFT cluster MySPIN modular approach allows adaptation MILAN, Italy - Bosch is presenting its MySPIN smartphone integration system for two-wheelers here at Eicma 2016 with Bosch and BMW focusing on connectivity. Bosch will show its smartphone integration in a BMW motorcycle TFT instrument cluster with… Continue reading Bosch integration adds apps to bikes
Bigger UK penalties dwarf those of SA Increase follows four dead in freeway crash Actually, if you phone and drive, you're stupid LONDON, England - The UK government has just doubled the minimum penalty for using a cellphone while driving a vehicle. Will the South African authorities follow suite? The move, announced on November 8… Continue reading Cellphones: UK doubles minimum fine for drivers
Niro, Grand Sedona, Sorento and Soul reimagined Custom-built vehicles explore active lifestyles First look at Telluride full-size SUV concept LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Kia Motors America has (Nov 1 2016) unveiled four all-new customised vehicles on Day 1 of the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (Sema) show here in the desert state. Each concept, forseeing… Continue reading Four autonomous Kia specials to stun in Vegas
LES STEPHENSON Carman's Corner editor CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Driving to the left of the yellow line on a South African main road or freeway is illegal. Get it? ILLEGAL, though the official acceptance its use so other impatient road-users can overtake has made it commonplace. Ours must be the only country in the… Continue reading ‘Hey, you, get outa that yellow lane!’
LONDON, England - At dawn on November 6 London’s Hyde Park will look like the set of a period movie with families in strange clothes and cars made a at least a century earlier being driven or parked all over the place. From 6am, 426 veteran cars, their drivers and their passengers – many in… Continue reading London-Brighton: 120 years of automotion celebration
Pure McLaren announces first ice driving experience Winter testing deep in the frozen Arctic Only winter driving experience with McLaren Sports Series LONDON, England - Pure McLaren has announced its first ice-driving experience for January 2017 with plans to run the session in northern Finland, 320km north of the Arctic Circle. It's claimed it will be the world's only… Continue reading We’ve bush and sand – but how about ice-driving?
By RICHARD GLADMAN IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards. Many of us take to the road with our pets but, much as we love them, our furry friends can pose challenges while we’re driving So, a few hard-earned tips for those suddenly finding themself with, perhaps, a poodle as a long-distance passenger or… Continue reading Get roadwise: 12 tips for travelling with pets