A seven-year sentence imposed on a man who was four times over the limit when he crashed his car into a roundabout, killing a woman and paralysing her(...)

CarPlay: access to data should be about making driving better, not about playing Big Brother

The 2010 Roman Polanski film The Ghost is a political thriller based on the novel by Robert Harris. In the film the satnav in the BMW X5 driven by one(...)

Mcity: the Ann Arbor site has 40 building facades, angled junctions, a roundabout, a bridge, a tunnel, gravel roads and plenty of obstructed views. Photograph: University of Michigan  M City at University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, a purpose-built test town for  driverless vehicles.

A simulated city opened in the US this week, on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, to see if self-driving cars can operate without(...)

Most mothers wouldn’t take too kindly to their children making fun of them on the internet, but Cian Twomey hasn’t given his much of a choice. The 20-(...)

Legendary car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro has left the company he founded  “to dedicate more time to his personal interests”

We’ve seen recent ructions at the top of the Volkswagen chain of command, ones big enough to see the corporate demise of the once-untouchable Ferdi(...)

Big and imposing: the Renault Talisman is the successor to the long-defunct Laguna

Renault has unveiled the successor to the long-defunct Laguna saloon and estate and it’s called the Talisman. Based on the same CMF-CD (common (...)

Ford’s heavily updated C-Max people carrier has just arrived on sale in Ireland, packing an updated 1.5 diesel that will replace the ageing 1.6 oil-bu(...)

Hyundai is the surprise sales leader in the first 10 days of the new 152 registration plate

Hyundai is the surprise sales leader in the first 10 days of the new 152 registration plate. Provisional figures show 15,203 new cars have been regis(...)

Every time you use the  automatic checkout machine at the supermarket, you are essentially getting a flavour of how the future is going to look in a whole variety of industries. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A few weeks ago, a tragic accident occurred at a Volkswagen factory in Baunatal, Germany. A 21-year-old contractor was installing a robot when its arm(...)

 Martin and John Gerard Corcoran,  originally from Galway but living in a London halting site,  pictured leaving the Four Courts following a Civil Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A group of Romanian immigrants is working with Irish Travellers to stage car crashes to lodge fraudulent personal injury claims, a judge has stated. C(...)