You'll have noticed them on your street, down at the supermarket or parked outside your office. There might even be one on your driveway. The SUV - or crossover - has become one of the UK's favourite types of vehicle.Thousands are replacing their old hatchbacks, saloons and estate cars with these high-riding, practical lifestyle wagons. While some still frown on the SUV, these cars are popular for a reason. You sit higher up - so they're easy to get into and out of - plus you get a great view out. And if you've got a family to carry around then they offer more space inside than a hatchback, but also tend not to be shorter than the estate car you might otherwise have bought for its carrying capacity.In this buying guide, we round up the best SUVs available. Given that the market is now so large and diverse we've split our list into three sections: Small crossovers Mid-sized family SUVs Large SUVs Small CrossoversWhat's a crossover? Quite simply it crosses-over the gap between a car … [Read more...] about Best SUVs 2018: from crossover to Range Rover — which 4x4s are king of the road?
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2012—2022 · People will be fluent in every language. With DARPA and Google racing to perfect instant translation, it won't be long until your cellphone speaks Swahili on your behalf.· Software will predict traffic jams before they occur. Using archived data, roadside sensors, and GPS, IBM has come up with a modeling program that anticipates bumper-to-bumper congestion a full hour before it begins. Better yet, the idea proved successful in early tests—even on the Jersey Turnpike. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below · Climate-controlled jackets will protect soldiers from extreme heat and cold. The secret to all-weather clothing, according to former MIT student Kranthi Vistakula, is Peltier plates, which can be used to warm you up or cool you down by sending an electric current across the junction between two different metals. U.S. soldiers have put the lightweight tech to the test. So have soldiers in India. Based on early reviews, it won't be long until … [Read more...] about 110 Predictions For the Next 110 Years
1 Volvo 240 (1975–1993) If there was a car that defined boxy but beautiful, it would have to be the Volvo. These machines were so square that the later higher-powered versions became known as turbo bricks. These 240 turbo models were quick, hitting 60 mph in less than 8 seconds—not bad for 1985. But all 240s are known for exemplary reliability, safety, and roominess. The trunks are incredibly large for such a diminutive car, a fact that's especially true for the wagons, which could swallow 71 cubic feet of stuff with the rear seat down. Hey, right angles are perfect for fitting lots of gear. And don't forget: Volvo 240s were rated to tow 3300 pounds. A modern Jeep Wrangler needs a "tow package" to handle as much. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 2 BMW M3 (1988–1991) The E30 BMW, otherwise known as the generation of 3-Series that ran from 1984 to 1991, was an icon for the '80s and a design blueprint for other … [Read more...] about The 25 Greatest Boxy Cars of All Time
Well, guys, there goes November, poofing away into the past. It was a great month — we had some awesome Black Friday deals, Cyber monday sales, and you know... the actual beginning of the holiday season, marked by Tanksgiving day. But November also had lots and lots of new apps introduced to the app stores.Well, that's hardly unique to the month — app developers upload new software every day, all year 'round. So, each month, we comb through whatever notable offerings we could get our hands on and pick out some of the best new apps that you should check out, either because they are useful, fun, or just plain interesting to see.So, here goes – the best new apps for November 2017!New for iOS New apps for iPhone and iPad New apps for iPhone and iPad 1. PinDrive Price: freeDownloadPinDrive uses AR to show you where you parked your car. Just park, take a photo of your location and place a "pin". Later, when you come back, pull out your phone and look at the world … [Read more...] about Best new Android and iPhone apps (December, 2017)
“How fast can it go?” There are many ways to measure automotive excellence, but top speed is the one everybody secretly cares about the most. Aldous Huxley was right about speed being the only truly modern sensation — but he left out the part about how much fun it is. These 25 cars are more than just fun — they’re the fastest production cars on the planet. The emphasis here is on “production” — racers and one-off custom jobs need not apply. We also tried to limit our selections for the fastest cars in the world to those with claimed top speeds that have been generally recognized as legitimate by the automotive media and sanctioning groups. There are also some cars on the horizon that appear ready to knock names off this list. SSC still hopes to reclaim the title of world’s fastest car with its 1,350-horsepower Tuatara, and Bugatti will officially test the Chiron’s top speed in 2018. For now, though, … [Read more...] about Tesla’s Roadster isn’t the fastest car in the world, but it’s damn close