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'Black box' in car alerts insurers to crash and saves young driver’s life

Max Charles, 20, would not be alive today if not for the tracker installed in his car

The Bloodhound project aims to visit 6,000 schools and reach as many as 8.5 million children by 2018

Land speed record: British-built hybrid rocket car aims to be the fastest on Earth

Bloodhound SSC will attempt to set a new standard in South Africa's Kalahari desert

Of the 1.5m driving tests taken every year, 830,000 are failed

After 250 lessons, Britain's worst driver pledges to keep trying to pass her test

Janine Mars is not giving up - and it seems she's in good company

Bulletproof car hopes to blast through records and sound barrier at 1,000mph

British project will be powered by jets and rockets as it speeds through the desert faster than a bullet

The lack of a strategic plan to exploit new technologies means the UK may miss out on chances to improve road safety, reduce pollution and create new jobs

Government accused of being asleep at the wheel over failure to exploit £900bn new car technology revolution

Parliamentary report says 'smart' vehicles and highways could save lives but research is not being exploited

Barry Beavis, outside the Royal Courts of Justice on Tuesday, says he is fighting ‘for every motorist in every car park’

'Millions of pounds' hang on one parking fine appeal

Barry Beavis is in court with the aim of striking a blow “for every motorist, in every car park”

British motorists caught speeding in their own vehicles on the Continent could have fines sent to their home addresses and be pursued in UK courts, under new plans to let European Union states access our motoring records for the first time

Bad driving in Europe could be punished in UK courts

MEPs to vote on law that will allow drivers to be pursued at home for offences committed abroad

Ford B-Max diesel: The fuel is now being blamed for high particulate levels in the air

Labour's drive towards diesel cars causing 'massive public health problem,' admits shadow Environment Minister

Fuel linked to higher levels of air pollution deaths, say experts

McLaren aims to produce 4,000 p1 GTRs annually by 2016; it will enter production this year

McLaren lands £120m as 'Batmobile' P1 GTR supercar is launched

The P1 GTR, described as 'like something from a Batman movie' by Top Gear magazine, will enter production this year

Car sales in 2014 were the fourth highest on record, at nearly 2.5 million

Britain's motor traders report best year for new car sales in a decade

Best-sellers in 2014 were the Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus and Vauxhall Corsa

The Ford Fiesta topped the 2014 best sellers

Best-selling cars revealed: UK sales enjoy 9-per-cent leap

Nearly 2.5m new cars hit the road in 2014, but lower growth predicted for 2015

Audi lets A7 car drive itself to CES 2015

Car is called Jack, and will drive much of the way by itself

CES 2015: Nvidia launches Tegra X1 supercomputer chip that can fit in a mobile phone and could power self-driving cars

Chip built onto Nvidia's in-car supercomputer, allowing it to understand its environment while driving through cities

Jamie Merrill recharging a VW e-Golf at Warwick services on the M40 before setting off to Wigan

Are e-cars the future of motoring? Find out on a long, but not long enough, drive up the Electric Highway

Despite scoffs and derision, Jamie Merrill has always felt e-cars were the way forward. Now that battery technology has caught up with him, he takes a charge and heads for Glasgow to make a point. But...

Google’s self-driving car unveiled: first working prototype of the driverless vehicle to hit the road

Car will drive around with a temporary wheel and pedals until it's ready to become completely driverless

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