The driverless Lutz Pathfinder pod vehicle. The technology has become something of a trend among Silicon Valley heavyweights. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

With trials of driverless cars coming to several British cities, the UK has joined the autonomous driving revolution alongside technology giants like (...)

Elon Musk told reporters that he’s “committed to staying at Tesla as long as I’m alive. I might not be the CEO, but I will be with the company forever.”

Elon Musk, the chief executive officer of electric-car maker Tesla, said the company might become profitable by 2020 when annual sales reach 500,000 a(...)

The judges also commended Apple chief Tim Cook who was quoted as saying: “At the end of the day . . . this is a very key day for Apple”, thus combining two empty, clashing phrases. Photograph: The Irish Times

On New Year’s Eve, just before the final judging session of my 2014 Golden Flannel awards, I put out a last-minute plea on Twitter. What were the most(...)

Tesla Model S: priced at €100,000, three have been registered in Ireland this year

While most car makers have been developing pure electric and hybrid models for the past decade, it has seemed as if most of their efforts were lip-s(...)

Peter Thiel, co-founder of Paypal, in conversation on centre stage during day three of the Web Summit. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA Wire

U2 frontman Bono closed the Web Summit yesterday, to much less fanfare than that which greeted PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk last year. The p(...)

The new lithium battery  promises to solve two of the biggest grumbles about electric cars - high prices and low driving ranges. It’s headed for production in just over a year.

A new battery that promises to solve two of the biggest grumbles about electric cars - high prices and low driving ranges - is headed for shop floors (...)

Is the five-and-a-half-year US bull market breaking down?Nobody rings a bell when the market peaks, but this ageing bull is certainly tiring. Accordin(...)

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Our Hollywood-fed image of New York as a city of crime and danger is becoming more and more distant from the truth. Years of effort by city’s police d(...)

Google’s prototype driverless car

Thanks to renewed government and legislative efforts, British roads may be bumper to bumper with autonomous cars sooner than you might expect. Whet(...)

Tesla reckons its security is solid. Chinese team says otherwise

Chinese “hackers” claim they have been able to access and alter the on-board systems of a Tesla Model S saloon while it was moving. The claim by inter(...)