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A black box in every car will ensure the polluter pays

A new £10 emissions levy on pre-2005 cars in London is only months from launch, but such is the danger to health posed by air pollution that a far more stringent tax is already in development. Under a ‘polluter pays’ approach, local authorities will require that internal combustion engine vehicles be fitted with a black box to track their movements and…

The car is so last year – Dubai promises taxi drones

In a marriage of Chinese tech and Dubai financing, the world’s first taxi drones look set to take to the skies this summer. Controlling the single seat, eight-rotor fully-automated Ehang 184 drone couldn’t be more simple. The passenger uses a touch screen to select a destination and the battery-powered drone takes care of the rest. The taxi drone boasts a maximum flight…

Abus Nutfix fights back against bicycle cannibals

The Abus NutFix is a brave attempt at security for bicycle components. As bike locks have become sturdier, thieves have move their attention towards seats, wheels, shifters – pretty much anything they can pull, twist or wrench from your bicycle without too much trouble. The Abus NutFix is a nut over which is fitted a cap that can only be removed…

The ghoulish car stickers designed to frighten other drivers

Award winning comprehensive Breakdown Cover from just £39 Our policy covers cars, vans and motorcycles. Get your quote It’s a dog-eat-dog world on the roads today; the automotive arms race that sees motorists choosing ever-larger and aggressive-looking cars has left drivers in China turning to horrifying lengths to gain one-upmanship. Drivers have flocked to buy reflective ghost face decals for…

Brompton carry handle up for grabs

The question of why Brompton sells leather wallets, iPad cases and scarves as accessories for its folding bicycles, but not a carrying handle remains one the great unanswered mysteries. Luckily, a number of after-market handles are on sale to fill the void. The Off yer bike handle has been designed with as much attention to detail as the bike to…