California is finalising the rules needed to allow everyday use of self-driving cars. Photograph: The New York Times

Google envisions a world where a blind man can get in his car alone and tell it to take him to the grocery store. California regulators say self-drivi(...)

Leilani Muenter’s Tesla S, which the professional race car driver, environmental advocate and vegan was able to purchase with cloth seats instead of the standard leather ones. Tesla, which has introduced synthetic leather as an option on its new Model X SUV, is the latest automaker to join the industry’s push to project a more environmentally responsible image.

For the eco-conscious car buyer, Tesla’s luxury electric vehicles are proof that performance doesn’t have to be sacrificed at the altar of saving the (...)

The Lexus LC500 had its North American debut during the the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Photograph: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty

Opening its doors barely a week after the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (better weather, hipper clientele and now effectively a motor show to(...)

Detroit my be broken and broke (the city filed for bankruptcy in 2013 and is still being bailed out by the state of Michigan) but it’s still Motown, M(...)

Predictions for May: The new Amazon Prime motoring series begins, and the first episode consists entirely of Jeremy Clarkson speaking directly to the camera and “just saying what’s on his mind.” Three international incidents, a dozen lawsuits and one minor war result, along with a vendetta against Clarkson from Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Neil Briscoe dusted off his crystal ball to foresee the year ahead - but his predictions are about as likely to arrive as flying cars January Volksw(...)

A long exposure photograph shows the SpaceX Falcon 9 lifting off (L) from its launch pad and then returning to a landing zone (R) at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photograph: Mike Brown/Reuters

SpaceX has sent a Falcon rocket soaring toward orbit with 11 small satellites, its first mission since an accident last summer. Then in a more astou(...)

So, you’re interested in buying a Tesla, the sleek, highly-engineered electric car from the Silicon Valley firm co-founded by tech entrepreneur Elon M(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, co-founder of the Web Summit with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the event last year. Mr Kenny will not be attended the event this year, the last in Ireland for at least three years. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s invitation to attend the Web Summit was only sent to his general Oireachtas email address after 9pm on Friday. The summi(...)

Hollywood star  Eva Longoria at the 2014 web summit at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny looks almost certain to miss the final Web Summit 2015 in Dublin this week after only receiving a formal invitation late on Frida(...)

Dr Kristina Johnson: “I had this crazy idea of an all-in-one system on an electric car which has solar panels on the roof and its own charging station.” Photograph: Larry Busacca/Getty

Former US energy under-secretary Dr Kristina Johnson doesn’t carry a crystal ball around in her bag, but she wouldn’t have been the least bit surprise(...)