The interior of Audi’s upcoming A4, which will offer in-car connectivity via a flat-rate sim card from Irish firm Cubic Telecom which cuts out roaming charges for connected drivers.

An Irish tech firm is behind Audi’s launch of a Europe-wide, flat-rate sim card, fitted in its new models from next year, that cuts out roaming charg(...)

Striking Arigna miners walking to Carrick-on-Shannon, January 1969. Photograph:  Brendan Flynn

What’s history, he said I’ll tell you what it is History is the other man’s story The man who owned the pit Not the story of the likes of us Who w(...)

FCA hastily released a software update after two professional hackers showed Wired magazine they could use a laptop from their own homes to take over a 2014 Jeep Cherokee as a reporter drove the car.

Security fears could put a dampener on future self-driving cars after hackers showed they could wirelessly take control of hundreds of thousands of U(...)

Lewis Hamilton  celebrates in  after winning the British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit. Photograph: Dan Istitene/Getty Images

“Now let’s party!” Lewis Hamilton told the 140,000 capacity crowd after his victory in a thrilling British Grand Prix. But they had already started. (...)

The new Audi A4: significant weight saving means impressive fuel economy and low emissions

Audi has shed more than 100kg from the next-generation A4, making it the most economical of the mainstream German premium mid-sized family cars, even (...)

Porsche has topped the JD Power quality survey, ending years of Japanese domination

In a dramatic turnaround, European and Korean car-makers have topped the latest JD Power Initial Quality Survey (IQS) report, which tallies car buy(...)

 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.(...)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will launch the first of a new range of Alfa Romeo cars on Wednesday, the lynchpin of its turnaround plan and potentially an opportunity to attract a cash-rich merger partner.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will launch the first of a new range of Alfa Romeo cars on Wednesday, the lynchpin of its turnaround plan and potentia(...)

New Mercedes Benz GLC means the mid-sized Merc will finally be sold in right-hand drive

The mid-sized premium SUV fight has been a lucrative one for the motor trade, with Audi’s Q5 dominating proceedings and BMW’s X3 and Range Rover’s Evo(...)

 Nico Rosberg of Mercedes AMG GP in action during the first training session for the Formula One Grand Prix of Austria in Spielberg. Photo: EPA

Mercedes set the pace in first practice for the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday while Ferrari principal Maurizio Arrivabene risked being run over in the(...)