Developer Milestone is back with another racing simulator, this time around it's the long-running MotoGP series which returns with the latest entry MotoGP 22. MotoGP 22 is simply stunning with each of the bikes looking like spitting images of their real-life counterparts. Character models in races have realistic reactions during crashes and other pivotal moments in sustaining real time wear and tear. Outside of races the character models can be less emotive and are slightly static. The tracks have also been given a boost with much better life-like weather conditions, from water sprays when raining to miniature dust clouds on the grittier tracks. The real-time lighting really shines when sunlight beams off the bikes and helmets. MotoGP 22 is a visual spectacle that really captures the physical essence of MotoGP, it's like watching a real race. MotoGP 22 is the latest entry in the MotoGP series ( Image: Milestone) The Character creator also has quite a few … [Read more...] about MotorGP 22 review: An immersive racing simulator with fantastic customisation
By Jennifer Meierhans & Alex Taylor Published 22 April Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Trying to watch some of Netflix's more recent series all the way through, says Paul Weiner, feels a bit like cramming frankfurters down your throat in a hotdog eating contest. Readers outside the US may not share the American enthusiasm for competitive hotdog swallowing. But maybe they can relate to the feeling. We've all spent the last few years, the last two especially, binge-watching, indiscriminately, too mesmerised to click the off-button. Are we maybe just a little bit sick of it? That's the fear seizing executives in Netflix's boardroom right now. That Mr Weiner, a 28-year-old artist from Denver, Colorado, who loved the streaming service at first, especially for watching old favourites like Star Trek and The Office, typifies a new mood. That after years of skyrocketing … [Read more...] about Have we had enough of Netflix?
Published 23 September 2013 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing The number of over-70s who hold a UK driving licence has exceeded four million for the first time. But how dangerous are older drivers? There are occasional very well-publicised stories about elderly drivers going the wrong way on a motorway or dual carriageway. Only last week an 84-year-old woman died after driving the wrong way on the A1 in Northumberland. The RAC Foundation says the UK's oldest licensed driver is a 107-year-old woman, and there are 191 people over the age of 100 with a licence. They are among 4,018,900 people aged over 70 with full UK driving licences. But how dangerous are older drivers? The Department for Transport (DfT) says there is no evidence older drivers are more likely to cause an accident, and it has no plans to restrict licensing or mandate extra training on the basis of age. … [Read more...] about Who, what, why: How dangerous are elderly drivers?
Danny Shaw @DannyShawBBC on Twitter Published 22 June 2016 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Early on a Saturday morning I found myself in the basement of a hotel in the company of 12 strangers. The air conditioning was on at full blast; the atmosphere between us was also rather chilly. This was our "sentence" for committing a minor motoring offence - and none of us wanted to be there. We were on a driver awareness course called What's Driving Us? It was that, or accept a £100 fine and three penalty points. No contest, really. Over the next three hours there were discussions, presentations and role-play. None of us embraced it with any great enthusiasm - we just wanted to "tick the box" and let the weekend begin. My crime? I had jumped a red light driving up the A10 in north London and was spotted by a CCTV camera. The road ahead … [Read more...] about Do driver awareness courses make roads safer?
SUPPLIED The 787 was struck on a recent flight in Australia. The airline said there was no threat to passenger safety. A Jetstar Boeing 787 in Australia will be out of service for up to two months after a lightning strike inflicted significant damage on the jet during a flight from Melbourne to the Gold Coast earlier this month. Images obtained by the Sydney Morning Herald show burn marks and dozens of small holes punctured on the underside of the Dreamliner’s fuselage, which airline crew discovered following a flight from Melbourne on May 7. The Qantas-owned budget airline said planes are designed to withstand lightning strikes and continue to fly safely, and that “at no point was the safety of the aircraft compromised”. Aircraft lightning strikes are a daily occurrence, with estimates that every passenger plane is hit once or twice every year, but they rarely result in damage. READ MORE: When a plane is struck by a lightning bolt - 'It's quite a show' … [Read more...] about Jetstar Dreamliner grounded after being badly damaged by lightning