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Full-electric driving is the future – but not yet

New research has revealed that while full-electric motoring looks to be some way in the future for most people, 37 per cent of people will buy an electrified car next time around. The survey of 690 Irish car drivers intending

Ford’s Smart window displays view to blind passengers

From rolling hills to mountain ranges, views make any road trip memorable, but for blind passengers this is part of the experience that they miss. A prototype smart car window aims to change this – by enabling blind or partially-sighted

Kia reveals first images of all-electric Niro

Kia has unveiled a new all-electric version of the Niro at the 5th International Electric Vehicle Expo in Jeju, Korea. Due to receive its European debut at the Paris Motor Show in October 2018, the sporty and versatile Niro EV

Constant talking revealed as most annoying driver trait

As thousands of motorists prepare to take to the roads this May bank holiday weekend, research by mobility solutions specialist easytrip, Ireland’s only electronic parking and tolling tag provider, has shown that constant talking and not paying attention to the

A little-known history – 50 years of car assembly in Ireland

The manufacturing and heavy industry we know today was a distant dream for an emerging Republic in the 1920’s and early 1930’s. In contrast to today, The Republic of Ireland at this time was stagnating with an economy almost entirely

One in three plan to explore electric options

Almost a third of Irish motorists admit they are open to purchasing an electric vehicle when they next change their car, according to recent research from AA Ireland. In response to an AA Rescue survey of over 5,000, 30.81 per

Toyota Ireland and the Road Safety Authority launch National FaceItDown Awareness Week

In an effort to promote safer driving on Ireland’s roads, Toyota Ireland and the RSA have today launched the National FaceItDown Awareness Week (April 23– 27t), which aims to remind people to put their phones face down while driving.Research shows

All roads lead to Killarney for Electronomous 2018

An international line-up of experts from the automotive and technology industries will gather in Killarney, Ireland, this May for Electronomous, the annual forum for topics including electric vehicles, connected car technology, autonomous vehicles, cyber security and more. The conference, organised

Honda Powering Local Dreams Mini’s Rugby

Honda has announced details of its Powering Local Dreams Mini’s Rugby initiative, in conjunction with the PRO14 Final Series. As the official car partner of the PRO14 Final Series Honda wanted to support local mini’s rugby clubs in Ireland by

Volvo XC60 named World Car of the Year 2018

The new Volvo XC60 mid-size SUV has been named World Car of the Year 2018 at the New York Auto Show, adding another accolade to Volvo’s growing list. The XC60 also scooped the prestigious North American Utility of the Year