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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

Member States agree proposals to strengthen car and van emissions testing

EU member states have agreed on the European Commission’s latest proposals to strengthen car and van emissions testing. It has already begun introducing the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) which replaces the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). It

New Lexus RX 450hL arrives later this month

Lexus RX 450hL is the first seven seater self-charging hybrid Lexus to go on sale in Ireland, attracting a new audience for the luxury car brand. Lexus says that its new seven-seater, the RX 450hL will be available in Ireland

Ireland poised to capitalize on mobility revolution – Electronomous summit hears

The era of connected car technology and autonomous vehicles (AVs) represents a major business opportunity for Ireland, delegates at this year’s Electronomous car-tech summit heard on Thursday. Speaking on the second day of the two-day conference in Killarney, Co. Kerry,

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

RSA research reveals that Irish road users not quite ready for self-driving cars

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has revealed the results of a national research survey it commissioned into the attitudes of Irish adults towards self-driving cars. The study, which was conducted by Behaviour and Attitudes, was presented at the RSA’s Annual

Motorists urged to give cyclists the space to ride safe

Drivers are being asked to slow down and keep a safe distance when overtaking cyclists on both urban and rural roads. This call comes following serious concerns over the number of cyclists killed on Irish roads this year. To date

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