New drivers and seasoned motorists alike will often swear by old wives tales or ridiculous notions when it comes to cars, driving and vehicle maintenance. Whether it’s due to a lucky streak of having no incidents or simply not wanting to believe that they’re false, anyone can believe in these motor-based myths; no matter how ridiculous they may be.
You may believe in some of these, you may suspect that they’re a little odd, or you may want confirmation that they’re false; there’s no end to the amount of credible and incredible myths surrounding cars and vehicles and general. From ..
Originally conceived as a notion in 1939, autonomous cars have always been a staple of 'futuristic thinking'. From The Jetsons to iRobot, driverless cars have always been considered more in the realm of science fiction rather than our own reality, yet myriad companies, engineers and creative minds have tried their hand at creating a truly automated car in the last few decades.
Even in the last few years, many companies such as Google and BMW have made great strides into making truly self-driving cars available to the public, and so the future of the autonomous car market looks promising. Bu..
The future of design, development and manufacturing will inevitably include the exciting technology of 3D printing, especially as there’s an ever-growing market for it. According to the organisation Global Industry Analysts, the global market for 3D printing is expected to reach the dizzying heights of almost $10 billion by 2020; suggesting that although the technology isn’t entirely new anymore, now is the time to embrace it.
Take a look at TestDriven’s video about 3D printed car parts and how BMW celebrates 3D printing. Dr. Dominik Rietzel discusses the scanning, preparing and p..
We found this video and fell in love with all the ways car parts have been turned into art. This got our creative juices flowing and made us think; how else have auto parts been used in artistic ways?
Cars have consistently proven themselves to be capable of more than just a means of transportation. The art world often sees wheeled wonders, whether the cars themselves are canvases or they’re merely the inspiration of the art, yet every now and then they can become stunning and beautiful in completely unexpected ways.
Take Carhenge for examp..
Considering that the average person will spend 90,000 hours at work during their lifetime, the damage many workplaces do to the physical and mental health of their employees is concerning.
Some occupations cause employees to develop unhealthy lifestyles and habits, such as working regular night shifts and eating a diet low in nutritional value. In other work places, employees are regularly exposed to harmful chemicals and bacteria for long periods of time on a daily basis. Whilst these things might not initially sound too serious, the cumulative effect is truly shocking.
Your friends at Stanley Harris have put together a complete guide for individuals who are new to the responsibility of driving. We cover just about everything you'd want to cover as you become familiar with the road and your vehicle.
Millions of jobs all over the world are made possible by varying vehicles. On the typical commute home, one can expect to come across the mailman who drives around a delivery van. The sanitation worker might stop by your house to scoop up your garbage into his truck. And along the highway, you'll likely be sharing the road with Dry Van drivers.
The transportation sector alone serves as the backbone of many industrialised societies.
Your friends at Stanley Harris decided to put together of interesting and practical driving job for those who feel comfortable ..
Have you ever been caught in the situation where you are enjoying a drive, then suddenly a symbol you have never seen before is lit up on your dashboard? The natural reaction is worry. But these auto signals should be reassuring. A warning signal means you have a chance to fix an issue before it becomes a serious problem. However quite often we allow these minor mechanical concerns to become bigger than they need to be. Good thing knowledge is power! That is why we decide to help our drivers learn about the auto warnings signals in their vehicles.
By knowing what these symbols mean, you ca..
Driving is one of those privileges most people can admit to looking forward to from a young age. As teeneagers we anticipate getting behind the wheel of a car. We see ourselves finally free to explore beyond our homes and familiar places. We value the liberation that a driver’s license signifies. Driving has become a right of passage into adulthood. It is also the source of livelihood for taxi drivers, bus conductors and HGV drivers all over the world.
Whether you enjoy driving as a disconnection or to get from point A to point B, you you can hardly deny the liberat..
Though we often drive by them daily, only a few take the time to appreciate the work of HGV drivers. They help keep our economy moving forward by delivering goods to factories, commercial businesses, and stores. That;'s why HGV driving jobs require drivers with more than a clean driving record. Often transporting goods across large distances for major corporations, HGV drivers must be disciplined and professional. And it's vital that they have a few more qualites which we will share in this article.
UK roads are considered one of the safest in the world. But still, accidents are increasing over the years, especially since 2015 where the number of deaths have increased by 6%. The UK sees a number of deaths each year. Though the government has put various rules and laws in place to check the increasing number of accidents, the figures seem to have increased over the last few years.
Some of the top causes of road casualties in the UK include losing control, drunk driving, being careless or reckless, misjudgement and failing to look properly. And one of the biggest causes of road accidents..
So, you've finally decided to get on with your driving. You're sick of having to walk from point A to point B or using public trabnsport and it's time to go on your own adventures with your own car and not be reliant on the unreliable public transport that you've struggled with for years. But you're new to all of this, and you've no idea where to start in your mission to start driving. That's why we've put together "The Complete Guide to Passing Your Driving Test".
If you're new to driving one of the hardest parts has to be your theory test, remembering signals, rules and even what each traffic sign means, all while sitting under test conditions. We understand this struggle, for some it's easy to remember but for others it can take as many as 90 attempts (Take a look at the infographic), so in order to help out struggling drivers, we've created "The Ultimate Guide to Learning Your Traffic Signs", taking a look at some of the more popular traffic signs.
Who is Elon Musk and What is Tesla?
Elon Musk is a South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, investor, engineer and inventor. Basically he's a real-life Iron-Man (without the suit... as far as we know). Musk started out his road to stardom in 1995, when he and brother Kimbal started up a web software company known as Zip2. The company developed and marketed an Internet "city guide" for the newspaper industry. The company was acquired by Compaq for around $307 million in cash and $34 million in stock options in 1999, of this Musk received around 7% ($22 million). Usi..
We all love our cars and there's no doubt we all love our phones! So it's no wonder there are literally thousands of apps for car owners out there. We've decided to put together our "22 Awesome Apps Every Car Owner Should Install" to help you get the nost out of travelling with your vehicle. From the best music apps to finding you a parking space, there's an app for everything.