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 Hovding is essentially a wearable airbag that will detect falls and immediately inflate, protecting the cyclist’s neck and head with an air cushion

In an ideal world, cycling would be far a more common method of everday urban and suburban commuting than cars. However, for a few reasons – access to(...)

Nantes, France. The skills shortage is particularly acute in digital, according to Matthieu Thibault, president of DSMI, an IT infrastructure company based near Nantes and employs about 70 people. Photograph: iStock

In a factory near the town of Cholet, some 50km from Nantes in the west of France, large blocks of clay are being shaped, dried out and finally fired (...)

Smurfit Kappa had a strong day on the Iseq, with the paper and packaging company bouncing 3.6 per cent to €29.56. Photograph: Luke Mac Gregor/Bloomberg

European equities staged a sharp recovery after last week’s market carnage and a sluggish Monday session as most sectors rallied and investors turned (...)

The site of Green Reit at Molesworth and Dawson Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Global equity markets climbed on Tuesday, shrugging off the latest salvos in the intensifying trade war between the US and China. Treasuries retreated(...)

AA says Ireland is not ready for self-driving cars and must do more to prepare for the future

The AA is hosting a CarTech Conference in October, to assess Ireland’s preparedness for electric, connected and autonomous cars. The conference, due(...)

Tracking data: your car’s satnav system probably records everywhere it goes. Photograph: Moment/Getty

What does my car know about me? The answer, if it’s a modern car with a big screen and a smartphone link, is probably quite a lot. And if it’s one tha(...)

Over 70,000 car buyers in the Republic will take delivery of their new cars in the next 12 weeks. For many the final fun of the ordering process is ti(...)

The Ioniq  comes in three flavours: full electric,  a regular petrol-electric 1.6-litre hybrid version and an upcoming plug-in hybrid version Hyundai is hoping will deliver 50km of full-electric driving before resorting back to hybrid mode

Ioniq is Hyundai’s long-awaited response to the electric age. It comes in three flavours: full electric with an ambitious claimed range of 280km; a re(...)

 New York Stock Exchange: power companies  the only group to advance. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares fell on Thursday as underwhelming Chinese trade data knocked down mining stocks. US stocks also fell to three-month lows as the disap(...)

TomTom released preliminary earnings for the third quarter which showed a 6 per cent decline in sales to €239 million. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

TomTom on Thursday said sales of its personal navigation devices (PNDs) had been weaker than expected in the third quarter compared with the first hal(...)

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