About

Driving to the Future is the work of a professional freelance automotive industry journalist/magazine editor/digital media content consultant/trend reporter (depending upon who’s paying me on any one working day), and I’m also a part-time, independently-funded research student (Transportation Research Group, Faculty of Engineering & the Environment, Southampton University).  This blog, however, is not backed by any publishing house, company, or corporate body, nor any political party,  pressure group or campaign organisation. Views are my own and not those of any of my employers nor of my university faculty.

Basically, Driving to the Future is the by-product of my research for feature ideas, for my ongoing PhD, and for general inspiration; it’s a brain-dump, a personal note-taking facility and a repository for stories that have caught my eye or tickled my fancy. I’m aware that there’s a lot of ‘vapourware’ around: well, I’m not necessarily suggesting you slap down a deposit or invest in the company.

My stance, in a nutshell: whilst I believe that the car will remain a dominant and desirable mode of transport for a long time yet, we do need to get smarter about what, how, where and when we choose to drive. That includes using other more appropriate means of transport depending on the journey, scenario and context, as and when necessary or feasible, as well as the right type of vehicle/powertrain/fuel for the job. Myself, I no longer own a car and now drive very rarely – an atonement, admittedly, having formerly been a road-tester.

I write about this kind of thing for a living, usually in considerably more technical detail than I go into here, mostly for specialist engineering, car design and B2B publications these days although I have many years’ experience in mainstream consumer media (including national newspapers) as well. I am available for freelance commissions but do not write unpaid, nor do I accept ‘guest posts’ or advertising in this space. To contact Driving to the Future: please leave a comment (which need not be published) on this page in the first instance.

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Driving to the Future is not responsible for any losses or commercial decisions taken on the basis of its content. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise, does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by Driving to the Future.

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§ 4 Responses to About

  • The Driver says:

    In response to recent requests for contact details:
    I’m not an organisation, nor do I publish press releases as such – just news stories, sometimes prompted/inspired by press releases. If you publish your releases in the usual places – Newspress (UK), headlineauto (UK), PR Newswire etc. – I’ll see ’em, and comment accordingly. I prefer not to have press releases sent to me personally by email.
    Regards, Driving To The Future.

  • The Driver says:

    Hi Isabel, thanks for your interest in the site. However, I don’t take sponsored or guest content. Regards, Driving To The Future.

  • oliver bruce says:

    Hey,

    Have you seen/heard the podcast Asymcar from Horace Dediu? Can be found at http://www.asymcar.com. Horace’s main gig is writing for Asymco, with some of the best analysis of mobile computing. He was Clay Christensen’s student at HBS, so looks at the automotive market from the perspective of disruption and ‘job to be done’. It’s a refreshing take on what is otherwise analysis of cars, rather than the whole ecosystem of mobility and transport. Thought you might appreciate, and daresay, jump in on the conversation.

    Cheers,
    Oliver

    PS – also find this blog excellent and recommended they come and check you out in the comments.

  • Matt Pressman says:

    Thought you might enjoy this Tesla owner’s artistic tribute to the Model S, the title is akin to your mission indeed!

    http://www.teslaccessories.com/pages/driving-the-future

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