BMW has announced plans to introduce its car sharing programme to major cities across Europe. Currently the scheme is being run in Munich in partnership with car rental company Sixt. BMW has spread 300 1-Series models throughout the German city which can be hired by members of the scheme for around 25 pence per minute. […]
Authorities in the US have given the seal of approval to a flying car which means it could soon be seen in the skies over Britain. The Terrafugia Transition has retractable wings which allow it to operate as a normal car on the roads. When in car-mode it is capable of a top speed of […]
Enterprise Holdings has announced that it will be investing in growing its fleet of electrically powered vehicles as well as improving its infrastructure by upgrading facilities and introducing more charging stations. The car hire giant also said it was the first company in the US to introduce the Chevy Volt into its electric fleet. Currently, […]
Scientists are due to begin road testing new software which allows vehicles on the road to talk to each other. An Italian team working at the University of Bologna has come up with a system which will allow cars to tell one another what is happening up ahead long before they get there. Unlike conventional […]
Shares in Thomas Cook have taken a tumble after the travel operator announced a warning on profits. The company is blaming the recent political troubles to have hit North Africa and the Middle East as well as a lack of consumer confidence in the UK. The travel firm said that the impact from a lack […]
Car hire firm Hertz has indicated that it is not yet ready to give up the fight for control of Dollar Thrifty. The company said it would be extending its tender offer for the budget rental firm by a month. The exchange offer is viewed as a formality as Hertz will not be able to […]
Dizzee Rascal, the rap star, has been removed from a British Airways flight bound for Portugal for apparently hurling abuse at a member of the airline’s cabin crew. The incident took place in the first-class cabin of an Airbus A320 which was being delayed because of a technical problem. One witness said the rapper had […]
French train manufacturer Alstom is continuing its politically sensitive fight against Eurostar and rival train maker Siemens in the London high court. The award to build 10 new high-speed trains capable of travelling at up to 199mph went to the German firm last year. However, Alstom – and the French government – have argued that […]
Although a number of French politicians have been understandably keen to see Air France-KLM place the majority of its new plane orders with Airbus, the flag-carrier’s chief executive, Pierre-Henri Gourgeon, has said he will be splitting the contract between Airbus and Boeing. Toulouse-based Airbus SAS is partly French-owned and employs a large number of French […]
Air accident investigators are attempting to find out why two small aircraft collided in mid-air near a West Sussex airport. The incident resulted in the death of former British Airways captain Alan Weal after his Vans RV6 smashed into a Diamond DA40 and plunged into the ground near Shoreham Airport. Incredibly, the pilots of the […]
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