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Child-customised speedo slows parent drivers video

The Reduce Speed Dial aims to remind parents why they shouldn't speed.

Volkswagen guilt-trips parents into reducing their speed in a Road Safety Week experiment.

BBC finalising new Top Gear presenters - reports

Jodie Kidd host of The Classic Car Show, with an Aston Martin DB5 and Mini Cooper at the Soho Hotel in London in January.

The BBC is close to signing a trio of new presenters for Top Gear, according to British media reports.

Petrol up another 2c

Petrol prices are now up about 12 cents since the middle of last month.

Petrol prices are now up about 12 cents since the middle of last month.

BMW's X6 M and X5 M: the power and the glory

BMW's newest M-cars are obvious from the front, keeping their cool with more scoops than a tabloid newspaper.

BMW's latest M-division Sports Activity Vehicles offer lighter weight, more power and torque and Porsche-troubling zero 100kmh times.

Porsche adds more pep to Cayenne GTS

Cayenne GTS offers up mighty grip in the bends. Plenty fast enough on the straights too.

The GTS badge is added to the Cayenne to enliven the biggest Porsche.

Toyota's vitamin C

The Toyota PriusC hasn't changed much visually since it was launched in 2011.

Energy storage revolution coming video

Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors, unveils the company's new Powerwall last week.

Tesla Motors' announcement highlights new home batteries that can store solar power for later use.

Ford GT takes flight with high-tech innovations gallery

The new Ford GT at the Chicago Auto Show.

Some of Ford's new supercar technology is set to trickle down to more modestly priced models.

Honda's sporting people-mover

Based on a 100mm stretch of the seventh generation Civic hatch, Honda gets seven useable seats into the Stream.

The Honda Stream is a rare beast, being the only people mover with aspirations to be a sports hatch.

Ferraris raise funds for cancer

150503 NEWS Photo: Shane Wenzlick, Ferrari Cavalcade event to raise money for the Gastro-Intestinal Cancer Institute, GICI, Newmarket, Auckland, sunday 3rd May 2015.

A $20 million collection of Ferraris is driving across the Auckland region to raise money.

Motoring's most expensive auction classics

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO.

The most valuable new car is worth about $2 million, and if you go for the even more special limited editions you can add quite a bit to that.

'Kontrolled Kaos' a world-class chopper contender

"Kontrolled Kaos" has been dominating custom motorcycle shows in the US.

You could say that US custom motorcycle builder Larry Moore is on a roll with his latest creation.

Another front-wheel-drive Jaguar?

Jaguar front-wheel-drive.

Jaguar may be about to build another front-wheel-drive car.

Honda's humungous Valkyrie is deceptive

So visually impressive is the Valkyrie that our intrepid tester wishes he could have dressed for the occasion.

For all its size, the Honda Valkyrie proves to be an easy-riding power cruiser.

Audi's new Prologue Allroad Concept

Audi's Prologue Allroad Concept is unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show.

Audi has been giving a look at its future design direction with the prologue family of vehicles.

Peugeot reveals radical 400kW 308 R Hybrid

Peugeot's 308 R Hybrid.

Peugeot has just pulled the wraps off a radical 420kW 308 R Hybrid.

What your car shouldn't come with

New Mini Augmented Vision glasses bring the world of augmented reality to the driving experience, and they are intended as a fashion accessory.

OPINION: New driving goggles could have potentially hazardous results for road safety.

Lotus celebrates new supercar's test time

The new Lotus Evora 400 supercar during track testing.

Lotus is trumpeting the track testing performance of its new Evora 400 supercar which is due in NZ next year.

Rule-breaking teen drivers given reprieve

Constable Tim Bird speaks to a Christchurch learner driver breaching his licence conditions.

Almost 150 young Canterbury drivers have been let off the hook for breaking their driver's licence conditions.

Wobbly start for new Holden hatch video

We're off! A Holden Astra VXR uses a ramp to flip up on to two wheels.

Wobbly start for Holden's new hatch as Kiwi and Aussie motoring journalists experience driving it on two wheels.

Re-routing rat-runners problematic gallery

Blocking Napier Ave's popular shortcut to Lake Rd's morning traffic congestion has shifted the problem to adjacent Harley Rd.

Trialling a solution to one Auckland street's traffic problem has put pressure on another.

Ex-Top Gear presenters auction off motorcycles

Ex-Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond.

Jobless ex-Top Gear presenters net NZ$154,500 in selling off a dozen classic motorcycles at auction.

Varsity teams developing hybrid Camaro

A Chevrolet Camaro that is being given a hybrid powertrain as part of the EcoCAR3 challenge.

University teams challenged in the US to create a sports car that can run on hybrid technology without losing any performance value.

Dutch supercar goes 'bare naked"

Donkervoort's D8 GTO "Bare Naked Carbon Edition".

A little known Dutch supercar maker has gone "bare naked" with its latest hot creation.

Crossovers we thought we'd never see

Bentley Bentayga

It was Porsche who discovered what a good money-spinner SUVs could be and many have since jumped on the bandwagon.

Car museum adds modern classics

Southward Car Museum manager John Southward with a 1997 Lamborghini Diablo that is being added to the collection.

Lamborghini, Shelby Mustang and a Ferrari to join vintage collection at Southward museum.

Cyclists get a big push

Regular cycle commuter Scott Ussher rides through the Petone roundabout.

Cycleways have been given greater priority in Wellington's transport 'wish-list'.

Council to wait out congestion worry

Greater Wellington regional councillors say there is no need to build any new roads at Tawa just yet to combat forecast congestion.

Regional council favours no action on predicted traffic problems until the Petone-Grenada highway is complete.

City of Roundabouts a land of confusion

Excel Driver instructor Gary Belchamber at the Bridge Street roundabout, where a Hamilton man disputed an infringement notice given to him for using the left-hand lane when making a right turn. Belchamber says much more thought needs to be exercised by drivers when approaching roundabouts.

Hamilton could arguably lay claim to being the roundabout capital of New Zealand, with no less than 90 of the circular intersections within the city's 110sq km boundaries.

Driver loses roundabout battle

23042015 News. Rebekah Parsons-King/Fairfax NZ. Excel Driver instructor Gary Belchamber at the roundabout where a man is disputing a ticket given to him when failing to indicate at the Bridge St Pak'n Save carpark

Battling a roundabout infringement in court turned out to be a dead end for the father of a Black Cap.

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