The BMW i5 seems to be winning the race to put ‘hydrogen’ cars into commercial production

After pushing electric power in the i3 and hybrid urge in the i8, expect BMW’s next “i” model to be hydrogen-powered.Germany’s carmakers are locked in(...)

A self-driving vehicle prototype made by Google. The company has grown more optimistic about reaching its goal of a fully autonomous vehicle. Photograph: Google via The New York Times

The self-driving car, embraced as a stress-reducing convenience for harried drivers and a potential advance in road safety, could also prove to be a l(...)

Author Steven Johnson discusses his new book and TV series ‘How We Got To Now’. Photograph: Frederick M Brown/Getty Images

Disruption is a term that gets used a great deal these days, to the extent that it’s losing its meaning. Disruption is now a marketing fad, a fashiona(...)

Metal-organic framework (MOF) material  are highly crystalline porous materials made up of 3D networks of zinc-oxygen clusters connected by organic molecules. Uses of MOFs include gas separation, gas purification, gas storage, or as catalysts.  Photograph: Science Photo Library

Metal Organic Frameworks. What do those three words together conjure up in your mind?If you’re not a science graduate, perhaps the 1980s cartoon Jayce(...)

The directors’ report of General Motors Ireland’s says the firm had a 6.2 per cent market share in 2013. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Profits at the distributor of Opel vehicles in Ireland fell by 36 per cent to €510,000 last year, despite a 25 per cent rise in sales to €88 million.(...)

A Ford assembly line worker. Ford continued to lose money in Europe and in South America, while being profitable in Asia as well as North America. Photograph: Reuters/Aaron Josefczyk

Ford yesterday reported a 34 per cent drop in third-quarter earnings, and revenue fell due to the cost of introducing the F-150 pickup truck.Ford, whi(...)

Millions of cars worldwide are being recalled due to faulty, potentially lethal, airbags.

It’s the case of Hien Tran which most starkly illustrates the serious dangers surrounding the current global recall of cars fitted with airbags made b(...)

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange yesterday.The  DAX Index climbed 0.3 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

National benchmark indices advanced in nine of the 18 western-European markets yesterday. Germany’s DAX Index climbed 0.3 per cent and France’s CAC 4(...)

University of Limerick offers flexibility and close industry links. Photograph: Press 22

When DCU became the first university in Ireland, in 2011, to announce “graduate attributes” that it wished to inculcate in its students, the respon(...)

Opel’s OnStar system will offer the capability to connect up to seven devices to the car’s 4G wifi connection. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The days of fighting over control of the car radio is coming to an end with the plethora of portable digital devices now used by passengers in the car(...)