Car Technology

Your car is full of amazing technology which makes your journey safer and more comfortable. The Car Expert looks into car technology.

The race to the finish line for driverless cars

For some time now it’s been a case of 'when' and not 'if' driverless cars will be unleashed on our roads. The technology is rapidly being developed, and various parties are vying to get ahead in what isn’t so much an arms race as a hands-free race (sponsored post).

Modern car stereo options to upgrade your car audio experience

Most cars come with cheap and poor quality sound systems, so you will notice a big audio improvement by upgrading your car stereo. Guest author Kate Flannery looks at your options.

The Top 10 concept cars of 2014 – Part Two

In the second part of our Top Ten Concept Cars feature, The Car Expert highlights the Final Five concepts, representing the very best automotive showstoppers of 2014.

Tyre markings explained

Tyre markings explained. Learn all there is to know about tyre markings like tread width and aspect ratio with our helpful tyre guide.

Green technologies in new cars

With more car makers producing green vehicles, expect to see more hybrids, renewable energy and some potentially game-changing technology.

Best driving apps 2014

Apps are beginning to change the way we drive. Not only can you get navigation directions on your smartphone, but you can access the latest traffic information and even find out how economical your driving is through different apps. Luke Dodd looks at some of the best driving apps currently around.

Nissan’s 1 billion km race for LEAF owners

Since its launch in 2010, Nissan has been recording the total distance covered by every one of its LEAF models on the road. The LEAF is Nissan's first 100% electric car and the mission is to reach 1 billion kilometres driven by the owners of their cars (sponsored post).

Satnav shopping guide

Choosing a satnav system can be a bewildering experience these days. There are hundreds of choices of navigation assistants, ranging from free smartphone apps to factory-fitted systems that come with your car. But what do you get at each level of spend, and what will provide you with the best value? The Car Expert is here to help!

Thermal imaging and night vision in cars

Thermal imaging is becoming more popular as a night vision system in new cars. So how does it work and how can it make driving safer?

Where’s my spare wheel?

One of the least-popular trends in modern car design is the almost total disappearance of the traditional full-size spare tyre / spare wheel. Most cars now come with a compact space-saver spare tyre or a canister of green goo and a compressor to re-inflate a punctured tyre. But what does this mean to drivers?

The best gadgets to buy a car lover

You know you spend too much time in your car when you dream of new car accessories. Here are some awesome gadgets that you will want.

Volvo Drive-E D4 diesel engine review

Volvo has launched a new four-cylinder eco engine range called Drive-E, which will replace all its current powertrains within the next two years

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