Monthly Archives: August 2016

Harman, cyber security, Ecushield, Tcushield, DriveWrite Automotive,

HARMAN Respond To New Security Challenges

The risks posed by the rise of car connectivity: Automotive electronics giant HARMAN is pioneering the new field of automotive cyber security, as the prospect of cyber-attacks on vehicles becomes an increasingly serious one. More and more customers want or even demand a ‘connected car’ and, in theory at least, any form of wireless link – even via a separate mobile phone or tablet – could provide the conduit that hackers need to access the main vehicle systems like brakes or engine. Continue reading

driving, driving standards, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

You’ve Passed Your Driving Test, Now Learn To Drive

With tragic and wearisome regularity, we hear or read about another car crash where the victims are young people. Often, the youthful driver is inexperienced; perhaps having a laugh, then – a wet road with rain-washed gravel, a fast bend and sudden driving death. A familiar mix marked by a sad, soggy memorials at the roadside. Continue reading

Ford Mustang, hybrid, automotive blog, car, motoring blog, DriveWrite

May The Horse Be With You – The Best-Selling Ford Mustang

Very quickly the Ford Mustang has become the UK’s most popular high-performance sports coupé, topping the list ahead of competition from Porsche, BMW, Jaguar and Mercedes. Figures for sports cars with 246bhp or more put the Mustang at the front of the pack from January to July 2016. Continue reading

Peugeot 208, new cars, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Peugeot 208 – A Good Run For Your Money

Well, it has been a long fortnight hasn’t it? The Olympics. It’s a tense period when one member of the household (She) is an avid sports fan glued to the widescreen: “Quick! Quick! There’s cockroaches racing up the side of a Rio restaurant in the heat! We must get out there for the final”. The other member (He) is like a dead owl when it comes to most sports. He couldn’t give a hoot. Continue reading

used cars, Ford Ranger, used car, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog, DIY mechanics

Women More Concerned About Used Car Costs

My Car Check, mycarcheck.com, used car, DriveWrite AutomotiveMen (typically) are more confident about their driving ability and women are more concerned about long-term costs of a used car. Just some of the interesting differences a recent survey carried out by My Car Check highlighted. When we asked over 500 mycarcheck.com customers we wanted to know what made men and women drivers tick, particularly when they were looking to buy a used car. Continue reading

Peugeot 2008, new cars, DriveWrite, car, motoring, automotive

Peugeot 2008 – Nicely Tailored For Families

Why is it, when you grab a few days away with the family to rest and take a break from work, you always come back even more exhausted? So while I ease my weary backside back into the saddle here’s something I prepared earlier and it concerns the latest iteration of the Peugeot 2008. Continue reading

Driving, hot weather, road safety, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Californians & Driving Up A Sweat

It seems so distant now but it was only a week or so ago when we experienced the hottest day of the year and we all started wilting like un-watered, delicate hot house flowers. At the time of writing this we are back to normal, i.e. rain. Here in the UK we always seem to get caught out by sudden bursts of hot weather which is unsurprising given our climate. For a brief period it looked like summer had truly arrived. Never mind, it could still happen and when it does we need, like good boy scouts, to be prepared – especially when driving. Continue reading

DS4 Crossback, DS, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

DS4 Crossback – It’s Good But Not Quite…

When the Citroen DS3 first appeared it was, justifiably, a great success. Since then DS (Different Spirit apparently) has fledged fully and flown the nest to boldly go and find its place in the world. A better place it would seem: more upmarket and on trend with not a parental chevron in sight. Not for DS the run of the mill, no: the brand wants to move on up and take on the posh motors. There is still a way to go, as is the case for the DS4 Crossback. Continue reading