Rinspeed is seen as a sometimes-eccentric Swiss vehicle design company, but with its latest concept car, the Snap, it may have hit upon the solution to two of the biggest issues set to face the automotive industry in the coming years.

Test Drive

Forget seven-seat hand-built Range Rovers, 212mph Corvettes and stripped-back Porsche 911s aimed at racing purists, this year's LA Auto Show also featured its fair share of announcements and reveals for real car owners.

Travel routes

Between Nice and Menton the mountains plunge sharply down to the sea. Running along these heights are three famous routes: the Grande Corniche, the Moyenne Corniche and the Basse Corniche. The first affords the most stunning views, climbing to 1,476ft/450m. The second offers beautiful vistas along the shore; while the third provides access to the coastal resorts.