Debby Bezzina works on a pilot programme on intra-vehicle communication the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute in Ann Arbor. Pilot programme: Debby Bezzina. Photograph: Joshua Lott/New York Times

A driver moves along in traffic, the forward view blocked by a truck or a bend in the road. Suddenly, up ahead, someone slams on the brake. Tyres scre(...)

Luca Cordero di Montezemolo at a press conference in Maranello, Modena, Italy, today. Montezemolo said he was resigning after 23 years at the helm, in a move that had widely been expected after his record was questioned by parent company Fiat-Chrysler. Photograph: EPA

At first glance, the resignation today of Ferrari chief executive Luca De Montezemolo, has a football-style, manager sacking look about it. You have b(...)

The front grill of a 2013 Cadillac SRX Crossover. The 2017 Cadillac model will feature “Super Cruise” technology that takes control of steering, acceleration and braking at highway speeds of 70 miles per hour or in stop-and-go congested traffic. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Reuters

General Motors, the largest US automaker, will introduce a Cadillac model in two years that can travel on the highway without the driver holding the s(...)

Ryanair closed 1.57 per cent up at €7.394, after breaking the €7.40 mark earlier in the day. The airline released figures showing August passenger numbers were up 4 per cent at 9.4 million. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

European stocks rose as Russia and Ukraine agreed on the steps needed for a truce, while a poor euro zone purchasing managers’ index stoked specula(...)

  On the defensive: GM’s chief executive Mary Barra. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

While American carmaking giant General Motors slogs through a huge and expensive programme to replace ignition switches in millions of its cars built (...)

 Seán MacBride:  his list of “principles” included provision for affirmative action in the workplace to tackle Catholic under-representation.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

British government concern at the success of an Irish-American campaign to have the “MacBride principles” on fair employment in Northern Ireland adop(...)

General Motors and other car manufacturers are reducing production due to economic impact of Ukraine conflict. Photograph: Reuters

General Motors, the world’s second-biggest carmaker, is cutting production in Russia as deliveries drop amid a weakening economy stemming from the gov(...)

VW is feeling the chilly wind of cost cuts and union anger as it seeks to trim €5 billion from its bills

While it remains Europe’s biggest and richest car-maker and is neck-and-neck in the global sales race with those two other automotive titans, General (...)

Despite Americans’ love of pickups, the average fuel economy is improving

Sales of cars in the US, which were as ravaged by the financial storms of 2008-2013 as they where anywhere else, have lately climbed back to a healthy(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan with Stephen Vernon and Pat Gunn of Green REIT at the company’s listing  on the Irish Stock Exchange in July last year. FTI advised the company on its IPO. Photograph: Eric Luke

FTI Consulting’s capital markets team in Dublin, led by Mark Kenny and Jonathan Neilan, saw its revenue increase by 36 per cent to €1.79 million last (...)