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Culture: History of the drive-through, from Macca's to COVID-19

The convenience of grabbing takeaway without leaving the car has evolved. The drive-through is now a safe haven amid a global pandemic, but how did it all start?

Size comparison: Best-selling compact SUVs vs hatchbacks

Compact and small SUVs are a booming market. They may look more rugged and larger – but how different are they really from their hatchback counterparts?

How augmented reality will make driving smarter

One of the latest trends emerging in the automotive industry is AR. But what is it, and is it a game changer or just a mere fad?

Infotainment: How did we get here?

Cars are no longer just driving machines; they’re connected, tech-laden hubs. Here's how in-car entertainment has evolved over the years.

Why did MirrorLink fail?

Apple and Google’s smartphone mirroring tech have transformed the automotive industry. But, they weren’t the first. Let’s take a look at the rise and fall of its spiritual predecessor, MirrorLink.

Automotive digitalisation: Are our cars private anymore?

Cameras, sensors, microphones. Cars are now connected technology hubs, but equally, they’re becoming a goldmine for data collection and surveillance.

Electric vehicle buyers gain small LCT win

The Government has relaxed the luxury car tax threshold for the 2020-21 financial year – with a larger increase for electric vehicles.

Volkswagen’s Zwickau factory moves to all-electric production

It’s the end of the line for gas-guzzling models, and the start for electric vehicle production at Volkswagen’s Zwickau plant in Germany.

2020 Porsche Cayenne recalled

Almost 200 Porsche Cayenne models have been forced back to the dealer due to a problem with the transmission oil pipe that could cause a fluid leak.

'Deepfake' tech used to improve self-driving car awareness

An Oxford-based autonomous vehicle software company has developed new tech that uses “deepfaking” to expose self-driving cars to virtual situations.

2019-20 Porsche Cayenne 'Turbo' models recalled

Nearly 250 Porsche Cayenne Turbo’s have been recalled due to a problem with the fuel supply line that could cause fuel to leak.

Volkswagen to develop in-house software for next-gen cars

Volkswagen will build its own open-source operating system, in an attempt to take charge of 60 per cent of the software in its vehicles by 2025.