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UK is first country where Volvo will test autonomous cars on public roads- DRIVE ME LONDON

Volvo choose London's roads to test their autonomous car next year. DRIVE ME LONDON

Volvo’s UK test, called Drive Me London, will go a step further than other programmes by using real families driving autonomous cars on public roads. The manufacturer has conducted tests with the same vehicles in Gothenburg since 2014, and plans a parallel public trial in the Swedish city next year.

Driverless technology will massively reduce the number of car accidents, cut congestion on roads and save time for motorists, Volvo says. Håkan Samuelsson, its president and chief executive, said: “Autonomous driving represents a leap forward in car safety. The sooner AD cars are on the roads, the sooner lives will start being saved.

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The cars will record data from everyday users to help develop driverless cars for real-world conditions. It hopes to start the trials in early 2017 with a limited number of semi-autonomous cars, before placing up to 100 fully autonomous vehicles on the streets in 2018, in what the carmaker claims will be the most extensive public rollout of the technology in Britain.

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Volvo, along with the rest of the auto industry, has been aggressively developing semi-autonomous and fully autonomous driving technology. Volvo’s goal, other than keeping up with its rivals, is that no drivers will be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo by the year 2020.

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Earlier this month, Volvo announced that it would expand a separate self-driving car project to China that it announced three weeks ago. Volvo, which was acquired by Zhejiang Geely Holding of China in 2010, has not picked a Chinese city for the project or disclosed when it will start.

 

 

 

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Congratulations  Luke Campbell

Congratulations Luke !!!

 
Luke Campbell wins last night against  Gary Sykes with a quick fire KO. 
 
 
 
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Andrei Stoica vs Jorge Loren

Andrei Stoica loosing Local Kombat title 2015 - cruiserweight

 

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2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II

2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II

Price start with £260 000.

Recognizing that money can be a sensitive subject in the wake of increasing income disparity in the United States, Rolls-Royce executives incessantly throw around the word “entrepreneur” to describe their Ghost clients. Everyone still loves the myth of the bootstraps.

Other myths punctuate the Rolls-Royce narrative: 60 craftsmen in Goodwood spend some 450 hours laboring over each custom, hand-finished automobile. Rolls-Royce says that in excess of 85 percent of the 4000 cars it will sell this year are bespoke, which means that if a buyer has a grove of trees on his estate, for example, he may choose to have some of that wood included in the interior trim. Or, in the case of Hong Kong billionaire Stephen Hung, he can just elect to have his wife’s car painted entirely pink.
With this clash between the traditional staid Rolls-Royce idioms (“Fetch the car, Alfred!”) and the shamelessness of our global culture, the inconsistency of a proud British firm being owned and run by the Germans at BMW seems much less important than it did a decade ago. That the underpinnings of the Ghost are borrowed from a 7-series doesn’t matter; what does is the option to personalize your fitted umbrella with up to two canopy colors and a further option for the beading.
This new Ghost is more ingot than before, with a front fascia that’s been made to look ever so slightly more substantial by moving the grille higher and emphasizing the character lines on the hood. New adaptive LED headlights help widen the look of the nose, just as they put Rolls-Royce back on the lighting-technology lead lap. Similarly, the Ghost Series II sees its interior electronics updated to use the current iteration of BMW iDrive, with a Spirit of Ecstasy–festooned controller that supports touch input.

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NEW feature newly available on the 2015 Ghost Series II

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New adaptive LED headlights help widen the look of the nose, just as they put Rolls-Royce back on the lighting-technology lead lap. Similarly, the Ghost Series II sees its interior electronics updated to use the current iteration of BMW iDrive, with a Spirit of Ecstasy–festooned controller that supports touch input.

A firmer suspension setup is now offered as an option on the standard-wheelbase Ghost SII. While the retuned settings certainly allow less listing than with the standard configuration, the Dynamic package is best identified from the driver’s seat by the thicker steering wheel. Pitching the 5600-pound Ghost into a corner still results in tire-squealing understeer.
With the exception of the transmission, the rest of the mechanical package carries over, including the 563-hp, 6.6-liter twin-turbo V-12. The SII replaces the old ZF eight-speed automatic with essentially the same transmission, but now it’s wired into the navigation system so that it can predict when to shift, a setup that first appeared on a Rolls in the Wraith. Shifts in the Ghost were already a nonevent, so it’s hard to tell whether this is legitimate technology or an apparition. What’s indisputable is that the SII Ghost still drives like a Rolls-Royce, wafting along like a hundred-dollar bill caught in a strong updraft.
If you’re truly wealthy, you’re not visiting your local Rolls-Royce dealership to buy a Ghost, but rather a Phantom, at a price that starts just above £260000 ($400,000~) but can require adding a seventh digit.

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The BMW X2 - spy photos

                          BMW is preparing a new crossover for the evergrowing SUV market.

The 2018 BMW X2 would take on the likes of the Range Rover Evoque and compete in an all-new segment for BMW. Despite launching a small SUV – the X1 – the Bavarians believe there is another customer niche who wants an even smaller – yet still premium – SUV.

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The X2 will help BMW drop the average age of its customers and bring new drivers to the brand who otherwise wouldn’t consider a BMW. Think about the 20 to 30 year old young professional who – as all the millennials – are interested in design aesthetics, minimalism and premium products.

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Tesla's Autopilot approved for international use

         At the launch of its latest Autopilot features, Tesla CEO Elon Musk noted that it would roll out the new vehicle capabilities to nations outside the United States once it got regulatory approval. Today Musk tweeted that the company has gotten approval from all those countries (except Japan). Now Tesla owners around the world can enjoy the slightly unnerving feeling of letting their Model S drive itself on the highway. Musk also announced that Autopilot 1.01 would be coming with improved fleet learning, better lane tracking on poor roads, curved speed adoption and controller smoothness.

        Tesla's semi-autonomous driving feature, Autosteer is still in the beta stage. Drivers are encouraged to keep their hands on the wheel while the car navigates the road and traffic. If the system gets confused or detect

s a section of road it can't navigate it will inform the driver to take over driving duties.

       The improved fleet learning shipping with the Autopilot update should help solve some of the issues the system has with roads with faded markers. As Model S drivers navigate over a problem portion of road, they are mapping it and their lane position.

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3 Days diet for weight loss - The Promise diet

 

The 3 Day Diet

The Promise - was working for me and  just want to share with you !!!

These days, when even instant cereal isn’t fast enough, we want weight loss now, not later. And who could argue with dropping the weight of a large laptop in just one long weekend? The 3 Day Diet promises exactly that.

The diet, aimed at people wanting to lose a lot of weight, claims you’ll drop up to 10 pounds if you follow it for three days.

The menu consists of three breakfasts, lunches, and “dinners” -- if you consider a cup of tuna fish or two hot dogs, plus fruit and vegetable sides, dinner.


One web site that markets the diet claims it’s “chemically and enzyme balanced,” though this statement isn’t explained or supported.

One thing is clear: You won’t be eating much. On Day 1, you get just 870 calories. Days 2 and 3 aren’t much different.

What You Can Eat and What You Can't

For three days, you’ll eat extremely basic meals made with foods you may already have in your kitchen.

For example, breakfast on first Day  is  half a grapefruit,black coffee or water and a slice of toast with a tablespoon of peanut butter. Lunch is half a cup of tuna, another slice of toast, and another cup of black coffee (or tea or water).

If you’re looking for variety or foodie thrills, you won’t find them here.

Lunch on Day 2, for instance, is nothing but a cup of cottage cheese and some saltine crackers. Sauces, dressings, and even spices are off the list. If you have a sweet tooth, though, you’ll be happy to find vanilla ice cream on the menu each day.

Level of Effort: Low

The biggest effort you'll make on the diet may be stopping yourself from reaching for more food.

Limitations: The menu is what it is, with no room for varied palates or eating preferences, though some web sites say you can swap tuna for cottage cheese and vice versa.

Cooking and shopping: This diet is about as low-effort as it gets, short of having meals delivered to your door. Just about the only cooking involved is steaming the vegetables, unless you choose to eat them raw (either is an option).

Exercise: It's frowned on because, as one web site puts it, “you will not be feeling very energetic" while you're on this diet.

Does It Allow for Dietary Restrictions or Preferences?

Vegetarians and vegans: This menu is not for vegetarians or vegans. It’s not low-salt, low-carb, or low-fat, either -- just low-calorie.

Gluten-free: This diet includes toast and crackers, which traditionally include gluten in the wheat. You could buy gluten-free versions if you chose to, but going gluten-free is not a feature of this diet.

What Else You Should Know

This diet was most likely not developed by nutrition experts. One web site that offers the diet includes this warning: “Neither the staff nor management of 3 Day Diets are experienced, licensed, or knowledgeable to judge or recommend the validity or safety of this diet. We do not necessarily endorse this diet and recommend that before trying this or any other diet to consult a physician or licensed medical practitioner. Use at your own risk.”

When judging any diet, including this one, keep in mind two key pieces of advice : First, if a diet sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Second, if you can’t see yourself following the diet for the rest of your life, it’s not for you.

 

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New 2015 -  Mini John Cooper Works 2015

The latest Mini John Cooper Works,

                                                        debuting at the 2015 Detroit auto show, is equipped with a 4-cylinder turbo engine, sports suspension including Brembo sports brake system and special light alloy wheels. The John Cooper Works aerodynamics kit features particularly large air inlets on the front section of the vehicle as well as a unique, sports-car inspired interior.

Amazing sporty look !!! 

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Engine: 1998cc turbocharged 4-cyl,
228bhp @ 5200-6000rpm, 236lb ft @ 1250-4800rpm
Performance: 6.1sec 0-62mph
(with auto gearbox; 6.3 with manual), 152mph
Efficiency: 49.5mpg, 133g/km CO2 (auto); 42.2mpg, 155g/km (manual)

 

 

 

 

 

208 HORSE POWER

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6.1 sec. - 0-62mph(autobox) 6.3 sec. - 0-62mph(manual)

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Top speed - 152 Mph

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Importance of winter tyres -Stay safe in winter time !

Winter tyres: what they are ?  

Why you should be using them during the winter months? 

There is a huge lack of awareness in the UK about winter tyres. Motorists are not aware they exist or they think that the tyre can only be used during times of heavy snow or ice.

Drivers will benefit from using winter tyres on ice, slush, frost and  wet roads. Performance of winter tyres are any time the temperature dips below +7 degrees centigrade.

winter-tyre-braking-distancesWhy  winter tyres?

Unlike summer tyres (everyday standard tyres in the UK), winter tyres do not harden at lower temperatures. That means they give you a much better grip on the road and the ability to stop in a shorter distance, increasing your safety on the road.

What's the difference between a summer and a winter tyre?

The rubber compound of a winter tyre is very different to a summer tyre. It is designed specifically to work in temperatures under +7 degrees centigrade.

What happens to a summer tyre when the temperature drops is that the tyre compound loses its flexibility, making it less grippy in low temperatures.

Winter tyres are made from specially developed compound with more natural rubber so they don't harden when it's cold, which means increased grip on the road and greater safety.

On ice and snow winter tyres provide grip that no summer tyre can match. A vehicle fitted with winter tyres will come to standstill on a snow-covered road (from a speed of just 30mph) after 35 metres – with normal tyres the braking distance required is a further 8 metres (43 metres). That is another two car lengths.

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Safety during the winter months:

Drivers are six times more likely to have an accident during the winter months, with the numbers rising further when snow and ice add an extra hazard.

During the big freeze at the start of 2010, more than 3 million motorists had an accident and 45 per cent had two or more near misses according to a survey by Continental Tyres.

Nearly half of all accident claims are made during the winter months.

Motorists are unprepared for the wintry conditions when driving, and many are unaware that they can improve safety by switching to winter tyres.

Winter tyres are a legal requirement in other EU countries such as Austria, Germany and Finlandand many offer specific winter recommendations. There is however, no legislation or guidance in this country and most people aren't even aware of winter tyres. There isn't anything in the Highway Code on the subject.

When should I fit winter tyres to my car?

It is recommended that you switch to winter tyres in the UK between October and April.

If you are reluctant to change tyres and have nowhere to store summer tyres when they are not in use, you are better off using winter tyres all year round.

Winter tyres are as quiet and comfortable as summer tyres and, thanks to sophisticated compound technology, do not wear any more quickly.

There is a slight trade off with stopping distances as a winter tyre does not stop as quickly in the dry as a summer tyre, however, on balance if it is not possible to switch tyres in the winter, experts say you are better off with winter tyres all year round. This is because the difference in stopping distances of summer tyres in winter is far greater than for winter tyres in the summer.

Winter safety tips:

  • Check your tyres: The legal limit for tread depth on tyres is 1.6mm, but safety experts at Continental Tyres recommend a minimum of 3mm for wet weather safety. Ensuring tyres are correctly inflated will also improve your cars handling as well as saving you money.
  • Check your lights are clean and working
  • Visibility is vital. Keep your windscreen and windows clear
  • Reduce your speed on slippery surfaces and avoid harsh braking or acceleration
  • At low speeds use second rather than first gear to avoid spinning the wheels
  • To slow the car change down and use engine braking but if you need to use the brakes apply them gently
  • Allow up to ten times the normal braking distance, especially on motorways
  • Increase the distance between you and the vehicle in front – in rain, ice and snow leave enough space to stop safely
  • Put together an emergency kit, such as food, drink, torch and extra clothing, for journeys in severe winter weather, and keep it in the back of your car
  • Plan ahead and allow enough time to get to your destination.

On LDC HULL TAXI we check all of this every morning before to take you in our cars.

Safety is our firs priority !!!

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Airport Taxi from Hull Price List - 4 seater - 6 seater and 8 seater

 

 Price list from Hull to Uk Airports - 4 Seater | 6 seater | 8 seater

  • Humberside Airport                  4 seater-£29   6 seater-£38           8 seater-£41
  • Doncaster Airport                   4 seater-£44   6 seater-£58           8 seater-£65
  • Leeds Bradford Airport              4 seater-£62   6 seater-£79           8 seater-£88
  • East Midlands Airport               4 seater-£80   6 seater-£100          8 seater-£115
  • Manchester Airport                  4 seater-£85   6 seater-£110          8 seater-£120
  • Birmingham Airport                  4 seater-£105  6 seater-£135          8 seater-£145
  • Liverpool Airport                   4 seater-£100  6 seater-£125          8 seater-£140
  • Gatwick Airport                     4 seater-£190  6 seater-£244          8 seater-£260
  • Heathrow Airport                    4 seater-£170  6 seater-£225          8 seater-£240
  • Luton Airport                       4 seater-£140  6 seater-£177          8 seater-£200
  • Stansted Airport                    4 seater-£140  6 seater-£175          8 seater-£200
  • Bristol Airport                     4 seater-£200  6 seater-£240          8 seater-£280
  • Coventry Airport                    4 seater-£105  6 seater-£135          8 seater-£155
  • Newcastle Airport                   4 seater-£120  6 seater-£155          8 seater-£170
  • Teeside Airport                     4 seater-£90   6 seater-£115          8 seater-£125

 For any other destination please check our Instant booking sistem.  

We have available Executive Service as well.

We want to provide be spoke taxi service from Hull to any UK destination. Airport transfers taxi to or from any airport or long distance taxi around Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire. We know we have best price for Airport taxi's, long distance taxi and courier services around Hull. We are LDC HULL -  Taxi in Hull, Airport Transfers Service from Hull and Urgent Courier in HULL.

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Deadliest Selfie

Last  selfie for James,

James Crowlett, 34, was on his honeymoon, and hours away from flying back home when the ocean called to him. He just wanted to go for a quick dip, take a selfie underwater and show off to his friends. The photo was uploaded to his Facebook page automatically, and unfortunately that shark was real. This shark was a "great white shark"

Great whites are the largest predatory fish on Earth. They grow to an average of 15 feet (4.6 meters) in length, though specimens exceeding 20 feet (6 meters) and weighing up to 5,000 pounds (2,268 kilograms) have been recorded."

As you can see in the photo the shark is ready to strike, and it did just a moment later. It tore of Crowlett’s leg off before lifeguards managed to get to him. He died on the way to the hospital after losing massive quantities of blood.

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Nexus 9- review

NEXUS 9                          

google nexus-9If you weren’t excited for the Nexus 9 by now, this video should really help drive the point home: this is definitely going to be one of the more exciting tablets this holiday season. The size falls right in that sweet spot, and the design look absolutely stunning; brushed metal accents frame a 2048 x 1536 resolution display, and there’s also BoomSound front-facing speakers for some extra oomph. And throw Android 5.0 Lollipop into the mix, and you have a pretty beastly device.

Of course, the price is little out of character for a Nexus tablet, though you definitely get a lot for what you’re paying. The 16GB model starts at $399 USA AND £280 UK, while the 32GB model will retail for $479 USA and around £380 in UK. That’s a lot more than the Nexus 7’s  but we’re not going to argue with a device that comes equipped with a 6700mAh battery and 8-megapixel camera.

Specs:  

Display 8.9" IPS LCD Battery 6700 mAh  | Camera 8 MP rear camera, 1.6 MP front camera

Processor CPU: 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor 2.3 GHz GPU: 192-core Kepler

Memory: 16 GB & 32 GB

 

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Airport Transfers Hull - Price List

Price List from Hull to any Uk Airport - Airport Taxi Transfers from Hull or to Hull

     Airport Taxi service to and from Hull to any Uk Airport - Hull to Heatrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Stansted Airport, Luton Airport, Manchester Airport, Leeds Bradford Airport, Doncaster Airport, Humber Bridge Airport, Liverpool Airport or a taxi service for long distance.

      LDC HULL TAXI specialises in providing a competitively priced, professional and reliable mini cab | airport taxi service to and from Hull to any UK destination  including Manchester Airport, Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport and Stansted Airport. All our drivers are expected to be friendly and courteous, making your journey a pleasure.

Price for Airport taxi for maximum 4 Passangers, for a minibus or 7 seater please use the Book Now sistem to get a instant qoute.

Kia Cee'd SWHull to: or from:  
HUMBERSIDE AIRPORT - £30
ROBIN HOOD AIRPORT - £45
LEEDS BRADFORD AIRPORT - £65
MANCHESTER AIRPORT - £85
EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT - £85
TEESIDE AIRPORT -£85
BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT - £110
COVENTRY AIRPORT - £100
LIVERPOOL AIRPORT - £100
NEWCASTLE AIRPORT - £100
STANSTEAD AIRPORT - £130
LUTON AIRPORT - £140
HEATHROW AIRPORT - £165
2008-Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-E550-Sport-Sedan-1GATWICK AIRPORT - £190
SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT - £210
ABERDEEN AIRPORT - £300
BRISTOL AIRPORT - £210
EDINBURGH AIRPORT - £210

 

We continuously monitor flight arrivals to ensure that your driver is waiting for you inside the airport to enable you to complete your journey in comfort. No surcharge  for this service which includes waiting and car parking.       

  •           *Please note these prices are all for a journey to the airport in a saloon car. We have a range of other vehicles available to suit your needs, please see Our Vehicles for details.

 

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New design for BLACK CAB 2015

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metrocab 2014 evThe Metrocab EV is designed, engineered and assembled in Mytchett, Surrey. A trial fleet is set to hit London streets very soon, beating the battery-powered version of Nissan’s taxi by around 12 months. There’s no word on range yet, but it’ll be powered by a lithium-ion battery pack and driven by two electric motors on the rear axle.

The changes include replacing the NV200’s angular headlamps with round lights similar to those used on the Juke. There’s also a new grille and redesigned front bumper, while the rooftop taxi sign is now lit with LEDs to make it more obvious at night.

Nissan Executive Vice President Andy Palmer said that the design is supposed to epitomise everything that a black cab should be - it was designed in London, for London. He also said that it's a design that's instantly recognisable as a cab, and that the face is going to prove popular across London whether you're a cabbie or customer. 

Nissan plans to build140,000 NV200 Taxis per year worldwide. That's the same number as black cabs have been sold in total since 1948 in the UK.

nissan nv200 taxi profileAn electric Nissan cab will be available in later 2015, to be launched in an as-yet unconfirmed UK city. This model is distinguished by blue Nissan badges and a different, more geometric grille that hides the charging point, as you can see in the gallery pictures above.

As with all London cabs, the Nissan meets the requirement for a 7.6-metre turning circle. However, it achieves this with clever front suspension geometry, rather than requiring electric rear-wheel steering at low speeds in the way the Mercedes Vito taxi does.

The NV200 is built in Barcelona, and then imported to the UK to be converted into this taxi. Currently Nissan is evaluating which UK business will get the contract for this. 

Power comes from a 1.6-litre petrol engine, linked to a CVT gearbox. Nissan claims economy of around 38mpg and CO2 emissions of 179g/km – considerably better than the stated 32mpg and 233g/km of the current 2.5-litre diesel TX4 London taxi. Emissions of NOx and other harmful particulates are also much improved. A spokesman added that an all-electric version of the taxi is still on track to go on sale within two years.

 

While a standard London cab currently starts from £32,995, the Nissan is expected to cost less than £30,000 when it goes on sale from a purpose-built Canary Wharf showroom in December. The cab is part of Nissan’s global taxi programme, which includes New York, Barcelona and Tokyo.

Darryl Scriven, Nissan's design excellence manager, took us around the new cab. He told us that the lights are actually from the Juke, and that the front axle has been widened by 75mm each side over the van version. The front bumper is in three pieces so can easily be replaced, while the front wings are new too. Side running boards also feature on the new taxi.

Most taxis are hailed from the front, so that's where the changes have happened. However it does come with a chrome strip at the back and the silver taxi logo to make sure it isn't too van-like.

The sliding doors at the side are bigger than the standard for better wheelchair access, and a ramp is stored in the boot. The main luggage space is next to the driver.

We first reported on Nissan’s taxi for London in August 2012. The spacious interior impressed us with its panoramic roof for sight-seeing, while the new front suspension hit the mark, ensuring the cab could tackle the tight roundabout at London’s Savoy Hotel. However, we did say it lacked the looks of the iconic black cab – but not any more!

You can find out all about the new car by watching our Nissan NV200 Taxi video review.

Nissan isn’t the only company trying to muscle in on the London cab market. Metrocab is looking to be the first to put an all-electric model on sale in the UK.

The Metrocab EV is designed, engineered and assembled in Mytchett, Surrey. A trial fleet is set to hit London streets very soon, beating the battery-powered version of Nissan’s taxi by around 12 months. There’s no word on range yet, but it’ll be powered by a lithium-ion battery pack and driven by two electric motors on the rear axle.

 

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Taxi driver jailed for six years after moving 3kg of cocaine !!!

A taxi driver who agreed to move 3kg  of cocaine (value of £288.000) for only £200 has been jailed for six years.

Liverpool Crown Court heard Green made the “monumentally stupid” choice to move the 87% pure cocaine after running into financial difficulty following a break-up with his partner.

The dad-of-one was pulled over by police on Moore Rd, Skelmersdale. John G., 29, of Windrows, Skelmersdale, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to supply, after officers found the stash hidden in a child’s pink birthday gift bag in the back of his taxi. The dad-of-one was pulled over by police on Moore Rd, Skelmersdale. When they searched his car they found £275,000 worth of the class A drug next to a child seat in Green’s private hire taxi.

The judge was told Green was a “stranger to serious criminality” and had only agreed to the move after being offered £200, and needing the money having not been working.

Judge Norman Wright said: “Taxis are a good camouflage for moving drugs. But people don’t entrust a stranger with 3kg of valuable drugs, they must have been trust, they had confidence in Mr Green.

“The people who tasked you with this cocaine are at the top of the chain.”

He added that for the drugs to have been  “high quality”, Green was being used very early in the selling process, meaning he would have taken the orders from top drug dealers.

Police discovered three black bags of the drug in the back of Green’s taxi on June 25.

Each one contained around 1000g  of cocaine. Officers noticed that Green was “nervous” and his “hands were shaking” after they stopped his vehicle and began to search it.

Judge Wright noted that Green’s sentence would have been eight years, but he received a reduction in the term after entering an early guilty plea.

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When a child can travel without a child seat

When a child can travel without a child seat

A child can travel without a child car seat in some circumstances:

Unexpected Journeys:

If the correct child seat isn’t available, a child over 3 years of age can use an adult seat belt if the journey is all of the following:

You can’t take children under 3 in a vehicle without a seat belt or the correct child car seat (except a taxi or minicab).

  • unexpected
  • necessary
  • over a short distance

You can’t take children under 3 in a vehicle without a seat belt or the correct child car seat (except a taxi or minicab).

Taxis and minicabs (private hire vehicles)

In a licensed taxi or minicab:

  • children under 3 years of age can travel without a child’s car seat or seat belt, but only on the back seat
  • children aged 3 years or older can travel without a child’s car seat if they wear an adult seat belt

Vehicles without seat belts

  • Children under 3 must be in a child car seat. If there’s no seat belt, they can’t travel.
  • A child over 3 can travel in a back seat without a car seat and without a seat belt if the vehicle doesn't have one.

 

No room for a third child seat

  • Children under 3 must be in a child car seat. If there’s no room for a third child seat in the back of the vehicle, the child must travel in the front seat with the correct child seat.
  • Children over 3 years can sit in the back using an adult belt.

!!! We are not recommend to anyone to travel without a proper child seat !!!

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About Child car seats: When and how to use

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About Child car seats: When and how to use

Using a child car seat or booster seat ?

Children must normally use a child car seat until they're 12 years old or 135cm tall.

Which child car seat to use depends on the child’s weight.

Types of child car seat :

  • Rear-facing baby seats -  Babies up to 13kg
  • Forward or rear-facing baby seats -  Children from 9 to 18kg
  • Forward-facing child car seats (booster seats) -  Children from 15 to 25kg
  • Booster cushions - Children over 22kg

Only EU-approved child car seats can be used in the UK. These have a label showing a capital ‘E’ in a circle.

Fitting a child car seat :

  • only use a child car seat with a seat belt that has a diagonal strap - unless it’s specifically designed for use with a lap seat belt
  • deactivate any front airbags before fitting a rear-facing baby seat in a front seat
  • not fit a child car seat in side-facing seats

 

Minibuses :

  • Minibus drivers and companies don’t have to provide child car seats. You must provide your own if you want to make sure a child has one.

Children with disabilities :

The same rules apply for children with disabilities unless a doctor says they're exempt on medical grounds. They can also use a disabled person's seat belt or child restraint designed for their needs.

 Children 3 and older must :

  • use a child car seat if there’s one available in a minibus
  • use an adult seat belt if child seats are not fitted or are unsuitable

!!! All children must travel in rear seats (ie any seats behind the driver) if a child car seat or an adult seat belt isn’t fitted !!!

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Don't drink and drive !

Did U know?

In the last 50 years road casualties caused by drink driving have fallen dramatically, but in 2013, there were still 210 deaths due to drink driving – accounting for 12% of all road fatalities. By drinking and driving, you risk your life, those of your passengers and others on the road.

Any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive. You risk a fine of up to £5,000, a minimum 12-month driving ban and a criminal record.

What the Law say?

  • There are strict alcohol limits for UK drivers:
  • 35 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath
    80 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood
    107 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of urine
    However it is not possible to say how much alcohol you can drink and stay below the limit. The way alcohol affects you depends on:
  • your weight, age, sex and metabolism (the rate your body uses energy)
    the type and amount of alcohol you’re drinking
    what you’ve eaten recently
    your stress levels at the time
    So if you’re driving, it’s better to have none for the road.

The consequences !!! :

There are strict penalties if you are convicted of drink driving, including:

  • A minimum 12 month driving ban
    A criminal record
    A fine of up to £5,000
    An endorsement on your license for 11 years
    However, this list does not reflect the everyday consequences of being caught drink driving which can include:
  • Increase in car insurance costs
    Job loss
    Trouble getting in to countries like the USA
    The shame of having a criminal record
    Loss of independence

The Institute of Advanced Motorists calculate that a drink drive conviction could cost between £20,000 - £50,000 as a result of fines, solicitors fees, increase in car insurance and loss of job.

 

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PEOPLE applying to be taxi drivers in Hull will have to sit a knowledge test from April.

PEOPLE applying to be taxi drivers in Hull will have to sit a knowledge test from April this year.

The move comes after concerns were raised over the number of current drivers who are unfamiliar with the city's road network.

Many also do not speak English as a first language after an influx of European Union migrants in recent years.

When the idea of re-introducing the knowledge test was first put forward last year, the Mail revealed how one clueless cabbie who took a fare in Ferensway did not know where Beverley Road was.

Councillor Sean Chaytor said it was one thing for satellite navigation equipment to send drivers up the wrong road, but a different matter entirely if passengers were taken on longer journeys than necessary because a driver did not know the best route.

Keith Fenner, the city council's licensing manager, said consultation with the taxi trade over the introduction of the knowledge test with the BTEC qualification would continue over the next few weeks.

What do you think?

 

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