Matt Prior testers notes autonomous commute
A commute like this will remain the stuff of dreams – for now, at least...
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Self-driving isn't dead, but the autonomous car might be

Various car makers have recently pulled investment from autonomous cars, favouring buses and taxis instead

25 May 2024
Self-driving isn't dead, but the autonomous car might be
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It's harder than ever to know what car makers will do next

From JLR re-adopting its ancient 5.0-litre V8 to Rimac ditching EVs, the headlines seem to be changing fast

18 May 2024
It's harder than ever to know what car makers will do next
Matt Prior opinion
The Picanto is tired of being picked on so it’s taken some design steroids
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When will cars stop looking so angry?

Prior talks design characteristics making cars more aggressive, and wonders if it's all just a fad

11 May 2024
When will cars stop looking so angry?
Caterham drift day
You’ll have fun in a Seven, whichever way you’re going
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Why the return of Caterham's Drift Experience is a good thing

Prior riffs on Caterham's drift experience, and explains what it's like to go sideways in a jacked-up 360R

4 May 2024
Why the return of Caterham's Drift Experience is a good thing
Prior opinion
Even April showers can’t dampen our feelings about the Clio 1.0 TCe
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The best cars in life are free... of pointless options

Prior drives a standard Renault Clio, which ends up being better than the market's most expensive machines

27 April 2024
The best cars in life are free... of pointless options
Matt Prior column
Yellow-tinted light is easier on eyes than pure white
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Could retro French headlights solve a glaring issue?

Prior develops a French-inspired a solution to headlight glare and believes EV tax breaks are a bad idea

20 April 2024
Could retro French headlights solve a glaring issue?
Prior opinion
What would Colin Chapman, Lotus's founder and whose signature adorns the service's badge, have thought?
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Why Chapman Bespoke is right for the times

Our editor-at-large wouldn't dare say whether Colin Chapman would have 'approved' of the service or not

30 March 2024
Why Chapman Bespoke is right for the times
Matt Prior column
Now there’s a rare sight: two traffic police cars in the same place
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The problems with outsourcing police work to cameras

Prior riffs on the cutbacks made to UK police forces and why outsourcing their services only leads to more trouble

25 March 2024
The problems with outsourcing police work to cameras
Matt Prior
The Raptor may be seen as a performance car, but 50mph is its limit here
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Why UK speed limits are confusing for pick-up drivers

A confusing mess of speed limit types leaves some vehicles with an unusual exception - Matt Prior explains

16 March 2024
Why UK speed limits are confusing for pick-up drivers
tesla model 3 road test review 20 24 01 cornering front
Should the Model 3's steering wheel indicators disqualify it from being sold in the UK?
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Finally: new safety rules recognise that buttons beat touchscreens

Controls that have migrated away from physical buttons and onto touchscreens has left Matt Prior in despair

7 March 2024
Finally: new safety rules recognise that buttons beat touchscreens
Matt Prior opinion
Mandatory driving refreshers could cure lane hogging
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Should UK motorists have to take driving licence refresher courses?

Some questionable driving standards make Prior vexed, prompting him to talk mandatory refresher courses

2 March 2024
Should UK motorists have to take driving licence refresher courses?
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Ineos owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe
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Ineos isn't a rich man's pet project – it's a proper car maker

Owned by tycoon Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Ineos Automotive now boasts a three-car line-up

26 February 2024
Ineos isn't a rich man's pet project – it's a proper car maker

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Cadillac Optic grey front lead
The SUV should promise a range of up to 300 miles, although WLTP figures are unconfirmed
New cars

Cadillac goes after Audi and BMW with new Optiq SUV for Europe

29 May 2024
Cadillac goes after Audi and BMW with new Optiq SUV for Europe

Motorsport news

McLaren Senna liveries F1 hypercar front
Both the Senna hypercar and the MCL38 F1 racer receive special schemes
Motorsport

McLaren unveils Ayrton Senna tributes for Monaco Grand Prix

21 May 2024
McLaren unveils Ayrton Senna tributes for Monaco Grand Prix