A man taking photos beside the Volkswagen logo at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai, China, in April. A  vast shopping spree  in past years built up the now titanic Volkswagen Group. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

“The merger is wonderful news. It will be the saving . . . of the industry. One has the know-how on the heavy vehicle side and one on the car side.(...)

A man takes a picture of Motorola Moto X smartphones during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photograph: REUTERS/Albert Gea

The Irish made their presence felt at Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC), announcing multimillion-euro deals and partnerships. More than 30 Irish compa(...)

Trying out  Samsung Gear VR devices at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Ninety thousand executives, marketers and reporters gather in Barcelona this week for the event. Photograph: Reuters

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was on the charm offensive with wireless carriers and telecoms firms during his keynote address at Mobile World Co(...)

Carlos Ghosn, chairman and chief executive of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, delivers a keynote speech during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Driverless cars are at least 10 years away, but forms of autonomous driving will emerge next year, according to Carlos Ghosn, chief executive of Nissa(...)

Nissan’s growth achieved partly by offering buying incentives well above the industry’s 2014 average. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Nissan Motor has nudged up its profit forecast for what is already set to be the automaker’s best year since 2008, saying a surge in the dollar is pus(...)

The 2016 Audi AG Q7 sports utility vehicle. European car sales rose 4.9 per cent in December from a year earlier

European car sales in 2014 rose for the first time in seven years on demand for low-cost motors from Renault and Volkswagen. The gradual revival from (...)

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Mercedes’ new autonomous driving concept, which features a lounge-like interior with facing seats, has taken the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CE(...)

I live in a three-bed semi-detached house. Why do I tell you this? Because I bet that, on the basis of statistical likelihood, you do too. Many of us (...)

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(...)

A Nissan Motor Company Datsun Go vehicle on display at the company’s booth during the Indonesia International Motor Show in Jakarta, Indonesia, in September

Nissan is coming under increasing criticism following independent crash testing of its new low-cost Datsun Go model which was awarded no stars by Glo(...)