Monthly Archives: September 2011

Shining the light on tedious tech

It’s funny how a small design element can lead to an irrational dislike of a particular car. Take Audi for example; it recently pursued a policy of incorporating a ‘fairy light’ design for its daylight running lights. Those twee lights … Continue reading

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I’m alright, Jack

We all have a job to do. Well the fortunate majority anyway, and although I’m lucky enough to be in a career with a sizeable amount of variety, it does contain some tasks that are the same for many others. … Continue reading

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Cyclists in capital traffic protest

Keen cyclists and pedestrians are set to join eco-activists in staging a protest in London as part of a worldwide campaign aimed at reducing car use. Cyclists will hold a “go-slow” on Blackfriars bridge in central London before riding to … Continue reading

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First Drive: Audi A5 Coupe

As the self-styled king of niche markets, recent years have seen Audi’s model range and sales figures soar. It’s no coincidence; the German firm has discovered a winning formula in the way it can identify potential in new model sectors. … Continue reading

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Man charged over car mountain trip

A 39-year-old man, from the Cheltenham area, has been charged with a driving offence after allegedly taking a 4×4 vehicle up the highest mountain in England and Wales. The Vauxhall Frontera was discovered close to the peak of the 3,560ft … Continue reading

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Honda orders recall for cars

Car maker Honda is recalling nearly a million vehicles worldwide to fix electric windows and computer systems. It wants to check 936,000 units of the Jazz, CR-V and City in North America, Asia, Europe and Africa. Honda says the recall … Continue reading

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Ford unveils high-tech key to ‘control’ young drivers

Parents will be able to ‘control’ their children’s driving under a new hi-tech system to be introduced by the UK’s biggest-selling car company, Ford. The MyKey system allows car owners to programme a special key that can limit a vehicle’s … Continue reading

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Frankfurt: Audi to reveal host of hot models

Performance lovers will be in for a treat on the Audi stand at the Frankfurt Motor Show as the German manufactuer unveils four new high-powered S models. All four are powered by a brand-new 4.0-litre TFSI petrol engine that uses … Continue reading

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