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Brexit, Brains and ‘Grannyhair’ – We’re All Going Grey

Forget old and boring – those in the know are going grey. Celebrities including Rihanna and Cara Delevingne are dyeing their locks grey, #GrannyHair has more than 250,000 posts on Instagram, and 63-year-old grey-haired model Lyn Slater earlier this year followed in the footsteps of Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell to sign with […]

The car cot that means more sleep for mum, dad and baby

For many new parents, there is only one guaranteed solution to putting their baby down at the end of the day – a night-time drive that soothes, calms and eventually helps little one nod off.   But that still means a disrupted night for mum or dad, who research shows can typically expect little more […]

Car sickness research to put brakes on family road trip curse?

Guaranteed to strike fear into any parent, the phrase “I feel sick!” will be dreaded and chorused in cars across the U.K. next week when an estimated 16 million people hit the road for the great Easter getaway.   Stop-start traffic and winding roads worsen a condition that afflicts two-thirds of us at some point, […]

Self-driving car leaders

A new independent report says that we are ahead of the game when it comes to developing automated driving systems.   The Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Automated Driving examined 18 companies developing such systems, and rated them on criteria including vision, strategy and staying power.   “This is an important report because Navigant takes a […]

Silence is golden at new pop-up café

Want a coffee? Then draw the letter “C” in the air with the index finger of your right hand, and then twist it towards your mouth twice to the waiter.   This is how diners order at a new pop-up café initiative that is run by deaf waiters and waitresses. Café Ohne Worte (Café Without […]

Get up to speed with Ford’s new V-Max mode

First we gave you Drift mode for rally car-style sliding thrills in our Focus RS, and now we’re launching V-Max mode for straight-line sprints in our new Ford GT supercar. V-Max is engineering speak for “maximum velocity” – or “top speed” to you and me.  In the Ford GT that means an eye-watering 216 mph – […]

Boffins need touchy-feely skills too

In the movies, James Bond solves problems with his fists and the help of super-smart Q – whose futuristic and deadly gadgets help do the talking. But just as Bond’s real-life counterparts are now required to show a full set of social skills, so that is the case with Q’s automotive counterparts, the engineers who […]