On Monday we spoke about advancing technology, and one thing this is for sure, it is moving very quickly in the car industry. Google, as you may know from our other blog posts, have created a driverless car. When the concept first came to light it seemed that everyone had an opinion, good, bad and rarely indifferent. Well it now seems that America is starting to legalise the use of these vehicles on the roads. The states that have seen these cars on the road are California, Nevada and Florida. It is highly likely that other states will be following in this trend which means that there need to be new rules in place to make sure the roads remain safe. Continue reading
Returning for one week only between June 10 and 16 in the exclusive setting of London’s bustling business district Canary Wharf, Motorexpo’s revolutionary show format is a real fan favourite, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. With more brands exhibiting this year than ever before, visitor numbers are expected to exceed the record 460,000 who attended last year’s event.
A recent study has been conducted into what technology advances more motorists would like to see in their cars. Although there are a huge amount of options that now can bee added into a car, it seems the consumer is after more. Continue reading
Yesterday we discussed in the news the more severe punishments that are going to be imposed for drivers. Below we have written the top three things and what you can do to stop being caught out.
The top three irritating habits of drivers on the road are undoubtedly illegal mobile phone use, middle-lane hogging and tailgating. However long you’ve been driving, you’ll have certainly come across one of these! Though all of these bad habits are most definitely illegal, until recently they had only been punishable by lenient fines and, often, only through court procedures which didn’t get followed through. New measures announced by the government yesterday, however, mean that the punishments for motorists’ pet hates are soon to be stepped up. Continue reading
Commenting after more details were released of the brand new Panamera E-Hybrid, the German manufacturer confirmed that all brand new vehicles, including the 911, will be fitted with a next generation hybrid drive module as standard, which combines both an electric motor and clutches in a single unit.
Here at MotorQuoteDirect we generally deal with vehicles with four wheels and an engine, however that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate something a bit more quirky! This is why we are giving away a Segway Rally for 2 in our Father’s Day Twitter Competition!
Entering is easy, just follow us on Twitter @MotorMouthBlog and Retweet using the hash tag #MQDSegway! Competition ends Sunday 16th June at midnight, good luck everyone!
Entrants must be 18 years or older and based in the UK.
Winner will be chosen at random and announced on Twitter once all the entries have been counted. Prize must be claimed within 7 days or the winner will be redrawn.
If original prize is not available then another of the same or equal value will be provided.
Manufacturing costs have dramatically increased for the production of Ford vehicles in Australia and this coupled with falling sales is not good news. As a result of this Ford are closing two of their auto plants in 2016. Continue reading
We started off with crank engines and stick shifts and we’re all comfortable with automatics and newfangled automatic stop-start engines, but the reality of driving a car is still a very hands-on experience. As anyone who’s ever had to make a car insurance claim knows just a momentary loss of concentration can lead to serious damage. However, just a flick through some of the front pages of any motoring magazine will tell you that self-driving cars are much more of a reality than they were ten years ago. Continue reading
Struggling against the burden of ever-increasing maintenance and motor insurance costs, taxi firms the world over are looking for more effective ways to save money.
Whilst some are choosing to implement new smartphone technology to their taxi services, others are now looking to introduce electric cars to their fleet.
Car manufacturer Nissan are one company benefiting from this, with its all-electric LEAF model increasingly being used as a taxi car, with its cheaper running costs comparing favourably to standard petrol and diesel vehicles. Continue reading
Aiming to continue the four-door saloon’s dominance of the luxury car market worldwide with its combination of comfort, space, efficiency, safety, quality and connectivity, Mercedes boss Dr Dieter Zetsche has already described the car as “the best automobile in the world.”