Cars

Toyota and Lexus to add CarPlay to 2019 models

Toyota and Lexus to add CarPlay to 2019 models

At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit today, Lexus unveiled its latest car – The 2019 Avalon saloon car and according to a post from Apple blog MacRumors, it is the first new car from Lexus that will support CarPlay from Apple. This is something which a handful of car journalists have criticised Lexus for, as all the big main manufactures now support CarPlay and or Android Auto, including Volkswagen, […]

Tesla has now started manufacturing its solar roof tiles

Tesla has now started manufacturing its solar roof tiles

Back in May last year, Tesla began taking pre-orders for its Solar Roof tiles and now this week the company has finally began manufacturing them. The tiles are being produced at a factory in Buffalo, New York. According to the report from Reuters they are also beginning to start surveying the houses of those soon for who placed down the initial $1,000 deposit last year. Cost The cost is actually less than […]

The Grand Tour Episode 5 airs today

The Grand Tour Episode 5 airs today

This week, the fifth episode of the Amazon Prime Video hit The Grand Tour has dropped and is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime. This week, the boys review the new VW UP GTI, crash tank through a building and crash a rally spec Subaru Impreza. Fire, shouting and crashes. The boys at their best. Trailer is below. Trailer

Kenwood will be one of the first to include wireless on Android Auto

Kenwood will be one of the first to include wireless on Android Auto

While Apple CarPlay has been out for a good couple of years now, Google’s Android Auto has required a bit more time to catch up, for example wireless connectivity for CarPlay has been out since iOS 10 but with Android Auto, it’s only just starting to show up now. Google did announce the support for it in the middle of 2016, but has taken till now to come into fruition. […]

The Grand Tour Episode 2 airs this Friday

The Grand Tour Episode 2 airs this Friday

This Friday, the second episode of The Grand Tour launches – below is the trailer. This week, it sees the boys race from New York USA to Nigeria Falls with Jeremy in the brand new Ford GT and Hammond and May using their usual mode of transport, public transport. Trailer

Tesla releases Model 3 firmware update, adds an FM radio

Tesla releases Model 3 firmware update, adds an FM radio

This week, Tesla released a new firmware update for the Model 3 which has added a few features to the car, a few of which are surprising additions, as they should be standard features – but Tesla was probably more focused on getting the car right from the start, as any extras they can simply add later on with software updates over the air. New features As mentioned above, this […]

VW has invested €34 billion in electric cars and autonomous technology

VW has invested €34 billion in electric cars and autonomous technology

Last week, the Volkswagen Group annnocued that it has started its new “five year investment plan” for the future development of electric cars. The €34 billion investment is for the new research and development of autonomous vehicles as well as new electric and hybrid models. “We are reinventing the car, we are, however, doing so without sidelining existing technologies and vehicle projects, since this is how we will earn our […]

Tesla launches new ‘Chill’ driving mode for its cars

Tesla launches new ‘Chill’ driving mode for its cars

Tesla cars have always had long standing fame for being fast off the line, with Ludicrous mode which enables the Model S and Model X to accelerate in record times, the Model S P100D even has the crown for the fastest ever production car from 0-60MPH, in just 2.5 seconds. Chill But some people apparently aren’t buying Teslas for the performance and crazy acceleration numbers, but instead more for helping […]

Shell is deploying electric car chargers at its stations in the UK

Shell is deploying electric car chargers at its stations in the UK

Shell is gearing up to what is next with its next venture, Shell Recharge. This new service is focusing on adding electric car charging stations to its current forecourts. Shell Recharge is currently offered in three locations as of writing, one in Holloway, in London and also in Derby and Whyteleafe, which are both in Surrey. Shell has stated that an additional seven locations, some in London and Reading will […]