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Honest John Awards
Release Date: 03-05-2019

  Online review site Honest John has announced its 2019 awards, highlighting the very best vehicles from each category. HonestJohn.co.uk announced the multitude of awards at the Vinyl factor...
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Volvo to restrict maximum speed on all models from 2020
Release Date: 05-03-2019

  Volvo have announced plans to electronically limit the maximum achievable speed on all its models by 2020. Volvo pride themselves on being a worldwide leader in vehicle safety, enhanced ...
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Carbuyer 2019 Awards Announced
Release Date: 28-11-2018

  Carbuyer have announced the winners to their Best Car Awards 2019, covering 19 different categories. Every year Carbuyer announce the winners to its awards, ranging from best city car to b...
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Volvo and Amazon create unique ordering service
Release Date: 15-06-2018

  You will soon be able to order a Volvo V40 test drive using delivery service Amazon Prime. Amazon and Volvo have joined forces to pilot a new scheme allowing users to order a test drive ...
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The Fleet World Honours 2018
Release Date: 15-02-2018

  Fleet World held their honours for 2018 this month, naming the best when it comes to the motoring industry. In London on the Pall Mall, the 2018 Fleet World Honours were held at the Roya...
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The top 5 vehicles to lease between £350 - £450
Release Date: 30-07-2017

  So, you've got a considerable monthly budget to spend on your new lease, but aren't too sure what to get. Let us point you in the right direction. Here are the top 5 cars to lease for the m...
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Geneva Motor Show 2016 Car of the year
Release Date: 01-03-2016

If you’re looking for a motor event that drives all others right off the track, look no further than the Geneva Motor Show. 2016 sees the show being dominated by a whole host of prestigious ...
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Ford Anti-Speeding Technology - The End of Speeding?
Release Date: 27-03-2015

 Have Ford have created technology that will save lives and reduce speeding tickets? Ford is planning to release a vehicle which can read road and speed signs and adjust vehicle speed accordi...
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The Ultimate Road Trip- Bloggers Study
Release Date: 20-03-2015

The evenings are getting lighter, scarves and gloves are being stowed back away in closets and we are beginning to slowly wind down the windows when we drive. And that can only mean one thing- summ...
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Round up of 2014 top motoring moments
Release Date: 22-12-2014

2014 has been another rollercoaster year, with plenty of ups and downs in the world of motoring. We have put together some of the top moments from the past year...  January Revamp of the L...
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Driverless Cars: Mercedes Get Their Road Licence
Release Date: 24-09-2014

This week, we’ve seen Mercedes become the latest car manufacturer to receive a licence to test autonomous cars on public roads. The state of California has allowed limited use of public roads...
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Volvo Cars Will Be Crash Free
Release Date: 21-08-2014

Volvo have set themselves a new target for 2020; they want to make their cars so safe that it is virtually impossible to crash. In order to realise their vision, they have opened a new testing fa...
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Goodwood Festival of Speed draws record crowds
Release Date: 04-07-2014

Goodwood’s Festival of Speed 2014 attracted crowds of 200,000 this year, according to the West Sussex-based circuit. It was the largest and most successful event in the event’s histor...
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Volvo begin further testing on self-driving cars
Release Date: 12-03-2014

Volvo Car Group has just finished up its next phase of testing for the self-driving car, working on the position of the car by using magnets hidden in the road surface. Of course this is importan...
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Reluctanct attitude to Driverless Cars
Release Date: 15-01-2014

In terms of motoring technology, one project taking the front seat is driverless vehicles. With everyone from Volvo to Google hopping aboard the bandwagon, it is hardly surprising drivers are just ...
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Volvo to test driverless cars
Release Date: 11-12-2013

In a truly enormous step forward for motor technology, Volvo is planning a large-scale trial of driverless cars on public roads in 2017 on the streets of Gothenburg. 100 cars will drive in normal ...
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Audi launches new compact SUV- The RS Q3
Release Date: 11-11-2013

Audi’s new compact SUV, the RS Q3 has been highly anticipated not only for its high performance, but also for holding the best residual value in its sector. However, although this vehicle ma...
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Euro-NCAP test autonomous braking systems
Release Date: 11-11-2013

New 2014 safety rating procedures will see Euro NCAP giving credit to vehicle manufacturers whose models feature robust forward collision warning and/or automatic braking technology, and now they h...
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ACFO Awards 2013
Release Date: 08-11-2013

Since 1973, once a year, around the beginning of November, ACFO (Association of Car Fleet Operators) members and guests gather for the ACFO awards to see which cars have driven to the top. This yea...
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New battery developed by Volvo for EVs and hybrids
Release Date: 21-10-2013

A big problem with the batteries used in today’s electric cars and hybrids is that they are too large, heavy and expensive. However, Volvo Car Group has developed an alternative; a battery th...
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