Will new automotive technology change our lives by 2035?

As climate change and the urgent need to reduce pollution shakes up the car industry, the vehicles we buy and our motoring habits are set to undergo the biggest transformation since the motor car was invented.   Changes to our new cars will be more far reaching than the new bumpers, incremental fuel economy gains, […]

It’s that touchy subject again

Dear Doctor,   Hope you had a good Christmas. I’m afraid I’m going to jump aboard the bandwagon and share my thoughts on the increasing reliance on touchscreens in modern cars. I was reading a review of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class when I noticed that it had not one, not two, but three touchscreens in […]

Cylinder deactivation

Cylinder deactivation technology goes by a number of names, but the principles and objectives are virtually identical. If you selectively shut down one or more cylinders of an engine when the power demands are low, then if carefully managed, it can save fuel, and also reduce emissions. Back in 1981, Cadillac in the USA launched […]

Technology glossary

With the car industry moving at a lightning fast pace, it’s very easy to get left behind. And with evermore complex technology being revealed, we round up the most significant new entries, so you can sound like you know what you’re talking about when you’re next down the pub.

Ford develop smart brake light

Ford has participated in a special test of a high-tech early warning “brake light” that can warn drivers following behind even if they are around a bend or behind other traffic.

25 years young

As Diesel Car celebrates its 25th birthday, John Kerswill, Diesel Car founder, takes a look at what the world was like back in 1988 compared to today.