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Artisan Cars

First there was wheat. Then someone said, “I know, let’s grind it up, mix it with water and yeast and cook it. We could call it ‘bread’. And that’s pretty much how things stood for centuries, until someone decided that it would be better if they removed most of the nutritional value, cooked it over water so that is was steamed, slice it, wrap it and stick it on a shelf where it will last for ages and thus be more cost effective. Welcome to the modern world. Continue reading

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The Technology Machine Stops. Again.

Call me paranoid but the one thing that worries me about technology is people. Let me explain: A couple of weeks back the NHS and a lot else crashed because some pointless, swivel-eyed cretin though it would be funny to disrupt the world. In the UK the sick, halt and lame had their appointments delayed and there was much pandemonium and it was all down to cheapskate thinking and the retention of outdated technology. Continue reading

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Road Safety & Autonomous Cars

The latest automotive survey, this one from Venson Automotive Solutions, reveals people’s attitudes to autonomous cars and road safety. Fifty-five percent of road users are calling for a review of road traffic laws in line with the rise of automated vehicles. Continue reading

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The Internet & The Final Frontier

Some of us remember the brave new day of computers. Spending a half hour watching an oblong shape turning through ninety degrees and going, ‘Wow!’. Then, with a fanfare, the electric internet arrived. The ultimate computer tool; facts at our fingertips. The world will be a better place. 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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Konnichiwa Kiddies!

It probably hasn’t escaped your notice that the human race is daily becoming more and more childlike. When somebody dies, obviously it is a tragedy to someone somewhere but when some celebrity or well-known individual shuffles off this mortal coil there is a mawkish mass outpouring of grief from people who have never met and are completely unknown to the recently departed. The stoicism of history has been replaced by a media-led frenzy that whips up the gullible, tearful crowd. Continue reading

The Garmin nüviCam Conclusion

Garmin nuviCamThat title sounds like an episode of the Big Bang Theory doesn’t it? I’ll leave it in because this article is sort of about automotive science. On 2nd October I published my first look at this Garmin device (here) but now, looking back, I see I pretty much covered all there is to say about this excellent bit of kit. Continue reading

Volvo XC70 – A Deliberate Choice

Volvo XC70, DriveWrite AutomotiveToday’s car, as the title suggests, is the Volvo XC70 which is basically a jacked-up V70 Estate with skid-plates, some body cladding and all-wheel drive. Before it arrived I was looking forward to the car but as the week went by I became less enamoured. This model has been around variously for a few years now and, although one shouldn’t fix what’s not broken, it is starting to look its age. Continue reading