Given the poor profits in the smartphone market, there clearly will be market turmoil with mergers and acquisitions, and outright business failures. Photograph:  Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Worldwide shipments of smartphones have just had a stellar quarter. According to research firm IDC, global shipments between April and June reached 33(...)

Volkswagen has developed a robotic car that can learn the contours of a race track and put in laps faster than a human driver

If one can assume that Elon Musk (billionaire founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and the world’s first private space exploration company, Space X) is (...)

Elon Musk: he expects the lack of clear regulations covering self-driving cars could delay their introduction until 2022 or 2023

Google has begun discussions with most of the world’s top auto-makers and has assembled a team of traditional and non-traditional suppliers to speed e(...)

Debby Bezzina works on a pilot programme on intra-vehicle communication the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute in Ann Arbor. Pilot programme: Debby Bezzina. Photograph: Joshua Lott/New York Times

A driver moves along in traffic, the forward view blocked by a truck or a bend in the road. Suddenly, up ahead, someone slams on the brake. Tyres scre(...)

Aston Martin is recalling 17,590 of its sports cars

Aston Martin is recalling most of its sports cars built since late 2007 after discovering a Chinese sub-supplier was using counterfeit plastic materia(...)