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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(...)

Elon Musk: really captures the imagination.  Photograph: AP Photo/Jae C Hong

What makes Elon Musk so fascinating? There are lots of billionaire tech entrepreneurs, but only Musk really captures the imagination, in part because (...)

An employee walks past a logo of Alibaba Group at its headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. The Chinese ecommerce giant is about to file for an initial public offering (IPO) in the US, with talk of a $170 billion valuation. Photograph: Reuters

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba is about to file for an initial public offering (IPO) in the US, with talk of a sky-high $170 billion valuation(...)

Security researcher Nitesh Dhanjani was alarmed to find that his Tesla Model S could be accessed and controlled through a smartphone app

We have become so used to the rise and rise of electronic gadgets in our cars that being blasé about such things has become the norm. Where onc(...)

Porsche’s Boxster and Cayman will get a new lower-emissions flat-four engine with up to 400bhp.

Porsche boss Matthias Müller has this week confirmed what we’ve long suspected; that the German sports car maker will return to making four-cyl(...)

Revived R8 e-Tron to spearhead a new range of electric and part-electric Audis

Following a week in which Audi confirmed that it would, at long last, produce an oft-promised all-electric version of its R8 super car (below),(...)

Magnificent seven: the finalists for the Car of the Year 2014

High-profile electric car firm Tesla sees no difficulty in catering to Irish customers, despite saying it has no plans to open an Irish dealers(...)

Tesla Model S

The seven-car shortlist for the 2014 Car of the Year in Europe is out, and features an eclectic mix, from electric city cars, family saloons and peopl(...)