Travel and Car News March 2014

  • New Toyota Prius Recall Hits UK Drivers 03 March 2014 A software issue is forcing Toyota to recall 30,790 UK-registered Prius models manufactured between March 2009 and February 2014.
  • "Affordability" Biggest Problem with British Housing 05 March 2014 Despite government efforts to help new homeowners get a foot on the property ladder, a new poll conducted by The Guardian and ICM has revealed that the biggest issue facing house hunting Britons is...
  • Motorways Set For More Speed Cameras 05 March 2014 Speed cameras designed to catch motorists driving over 70mph are set to be fitted along hundreds of miles of motorway for the first time, sparking outrage from some motoring groups.
  • Waste Power Boosts Fuel Cell Cars 09 March 2014 Green motoring debates have been gaining traction lately, as more manufacturers release electric cars, and rapid charge points spread across the country. But a US university is bringing a surprising...
  • Driving on Autopilot? You're Not Alone… 12 March 2014 Slightly unnerving statistics from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) suggest that as many of 10% of Britain's motorists arrive at their destination with no idea how they got there.
  • British House Prices Picking up Pace 19 March 2014 The wettest winter in 250 years hasn't put people off buying property in Britain. According to Halifax, British house prices jumped in February: marking the fastest monthly rise in property prices...
  • Renting on The Rise in England as Home Ownership Declines 27 March 2014 Home ownership in England has dropped to its lowest level since 1987, while the private rental sector has soared to new heights.
  • Apple CarPlay Bring 'Safer' iOS to the Dashboard 27 March 2014 Smart technology is gradually transitioning to car dashboards, and now Apple's Siri-based CarPlay claims to 'minimise distraction' for safer operation in transit. But do these claims stand up to...
  • How to Spot a Flood-Damaged Car 28 March 2014 After one of the worst winters on record, the UK is at risk of another deluge, as thousands of water-damaged cars are expected to flood the second-hand market.
  • Budget 2014: What it Means For Housing 31 March 2014 George Osborne has been posing with his little red briefcase once again, so it can only mean one thing: it's time for the spring budget.

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