Real world test for Audi Matrix LED headlight system
Jan30

Real world test for Audi Matrix LED headlight system

It’s always difficult to see how new vehicle technology will work in everyday situations when you see the manufacturers fancy TV ads or other promotions – so TheChauffeur.com decided to find out how Audi’s LED Matrix headlights work in the real world. We got our hands on the recently facelift Audi A8L which boasts the matrix LED headlight system (an option for around £2,000). It allows the driver to constantly use full beam as...

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Police told to stop Range Rover drivers in London after midnight

If you are chauffeuring a client in a Range Rover after midnight in London, be prepared to see blue lights behind you as it’s very likely you will be pulled over – according to a report in The Standard today. Police in a London borough are being instructed to stop all drivers of Range Rovers to check they own the vehicle because of the number of the cars being stolen using “keyless” entry methods. Officers in Kensington &...

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Addison Lee loses fight to use London bus lanes

Minicab operator Addison Lee has lost a legal challenge at the European Court of Justice to allow its vehicles to use London’s bus lanes. Eventech, a subsidiary of Addison Lee, claimed having lanes for buses, which black cabs can also use, infringed its freedom to provide services and could constitute illegal state aid. The EU court ruled the usage of bus lanes did not constitute state aid. TfL welcomed the ruling but Addison...

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Illegal Stretched limousine crushed by Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police has crushed a stretched limo as part of an on-going operation to ensure the safety of passengers being carried by limousines and public service vehicles. Since December 2014 Merseyside Police, working in partnership the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and Liverpool city council, have been engaged in running Operation Craton. The aim on the operation is to reduce the number of people killed and seriously...

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Industry Exclusive: First Drive of 2015 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class S600
Jan10

Industry Exclusive: First Drive of 2015 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class S600

TheChauffeur.com reporter Dr Ian Kuah travels to California to be one of the first behind the wheel of the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class S600. He finds out what the chauffeur industry can expect from the super luxury limo. Mercedes claim their new Mercedes-Maybach is the quietest and most comfortable limousine on sale today. The fact that it is also less expensive than its rivals from Bentley and Rolls-Royce is an added bonus. Mercedes...

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Cornwall private hire operator receives first all-electric Nissan
Dec17

Cornwall private hire operator receives first all-electric Nissan

A pioneering Cornwall taxi company has taken delivery of one of the first all-electric Nissan e-NV200 Combi models to arrive in the UK. St Austell-based C&C Taxis added the award-winning van to its six-strong fleet of 100% electric Nissan LEAFs earlier this month. The five-seater Combi – Next Green Car’s LCV of the Year – has since clocked up more than 1,000 miles across the Duchy. Already C&C’s fleet manager, Mark Richards,...

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