Category Archives: Technology

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Don’t Let Your Car Let You Down

Britain’s motorists are a put-upon bunch. A day doesn’t seem to go by without some new piece of malevolent legislation designed to create so much monetary, motoring misery that drivers will eventually give up their car and say, “Do you know what, I think I’ll take public transport instead”. Which is, of course, exactly what THEY want. Continue reading

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Top Tips For Driving Through Flood Water

With all the terrible flooding parts of the UK have seen recently, comes endless flood images on social media and the news showing stranded cars. Naturally a portion of the vehicles you see in these pictures have been swept away, or were parked before the water arrived and there is very little that can be done in these cases. Continue reading

Range Rover Sport: Out And About

I usually hate snow. As lovely and white and virginal as it might appear on the surface, it has an underlying dark side which makes driving unpleasant and arduous. I don’t want it on my patch, it’s as simple as that; except of course when my ride is the magnificent Range Rover Sport you see in the images. When I heard that the Sport was booked it was like the sound of music to my ears. The cold white stuff would be a welcome distraction. Continue reading

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The DVLA – And All Who Sail In Her.

As we know, the sensible thinking behind the phrase “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” rarely applies to anything any government does at any given time. Usually and disingenuously they like to tell us that changes are for our own good yet in reality this rarely seems to be the case. Continue reading

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Should Older Car Journalists Be Humanely Put Down?

Life moves on. Time and tide wait for no man. Science advances, but like the grizzled denizens of the automotive jungle that they are, perhaps some car scribes have been left behind by the technology of the motor car. Before you cry foul, it is with great misgivings that I guess I’ll have to class myself in the ‘older journalist’ bracket so I know of what I speak, yet I must remain impartial. Continue reading

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Out And About With: The Jaguar XE R-Sport

It is oft times said that, in life, a little rain must fall. Well, old sayings are all very well but this winter has been a bit much, frankly. Then, one day last week, appearing like the sun’s rays through sodden skies, like the first snowdrop that heralds Spring, the Jaguar XE R-Sport 2.0L i4 you see in the snaps appeared and suddenly all was right with the world. Continue reading

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… And Somewhere A Prius Dies.

Recently I was asked to write an overview of the Tesla Model X. It’s very smart, both aesthetically and technologically, and is very much a clean, green electric machine. I was impressed with it – on paper at least – but my problem is that it does not run on petrol. Continue reading

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The Automotive Technology Explosion

Can you imagine how it must have felt to have invented something that changed or even saved people’s lives? We can only imagine the level of commitment it would take with, by our standards archaic tools, to come up with, say, the electric light bulb. Continue reading

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2016 – A Driving Year

You might find this surprising for a motoring writer but this year I have decided to get out more. It is a great privilege to be offered cars to review and I appreciate every one but last year I drove so many that I seemed to spend an inordinate amount of time at the computer and not at the wheel. Clearly this has to change. Continue reading