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  • BMW will trial Hydrogen fuel-cell powered cars later this year

    BMW i Hydrogen NEXT The BMW Group has started to test vehicles that use a hydrogen fuel cell drivetrain, with the German automotive giant putting the technology through its paces “in everyday conditions on European roads.” The luxury German car manufacturer announced that they will put prototypes of the BMW i Hydrogen Next on the road and test them for...

  • Irish startup facilitates electric car charging with cryptocurrency

    Crypto Charging The Irish fin-tech start-up firm, Hips has teamed up with Swedish SaaS (Software as a Service) platform Vourityto offer cryptocurrency payments at electric car charging stations. The partnership will facilitate crypto payments for over 50,000 EV charging stations throughout the European Union. Crypto payments can be made via the Vourity platform alinking straight to the blockchain through Hips...

  • Tesla futuristic door handles blamed for fatal crash

    The futurist door handles on the Model S blamed for fatal crash Omar Awan, a 48-year-old anesthesiologist from the United States died in a fatal accident in which a police officer was unable to pull the man to safety from his burning car because the futuristic door handles could not be easily accessed. Mr Awan was driving his leased Tesla...

  • Hyundai will spend $4 billion to develop autonomous cars

    Hyundai is set to fork out $4-billion in a joint venture to develop driverless cars Two years ago, Euisun Chung, heir to South Korean car giant, Hyundai Motor group took a trip to two major driverless-vehicle hotbeds in Pittsburgh and Detroit to check out the technology being developed for autonomous driving. That trip turned out to be very productive indeed...

  • China has dedicated a mountain highway to test self-driving technology

    China dedicates a mountain highway to test self-driving cars China has dedicated a stretch of mountain motorway in the Eastern Shandong province to test self-driving vehicle connectivity. This is in an effort to challenge the United States in its autonomous driving technology programmes. A local Chinese Transportation Development Group has taken over a 26-kilometre-long (16 miles) highway for autonomous testing....

  • Ireland already playing catch up with electric vehicles

    Electric vehicle sales on the up but can we keep up with required infrastructure? Electric vehicle sales are largely increasing, which is great or at least it should be right? The increased sale of EV is exactly what we’ve wanted all along, however, now that it is actually a reality we cannot keep up. The infrastructure to support this, being...

  • Dodgy drivers beware

    New app available to Gardai to detect drivers who should not be on the road New mobile technology is being rolled out to Gardai which will be used to determine the drivers that are not properly licensed, disqualified, or haven’t got tax or insurance. The app will be able to use different databases accessible and check licence and registration details...

  • Netflix and Youtube in your Autonomous Tesla

    Movies and videos coming to a car near you Tesla will soon offer Netflix and YouTube streaming in all its self-drive cars. When their self-driving models become a reality on the roads, drivers will be able to stream their favourite movies and videos. It is envisioned that in the future, owners of fully-autonomous vehicles will even be able to play...

  • London police to use drones to catch speeding motorists

    For the first time, police in London are planning to use a drone to catch speeding motorists. Scotland Yard will use the drone technology on some of the major routes into London later this month in a bid to reduce road deaths and injuries, particularly from speeding. Specialist drone operators will review aerial footage, which also has night vision capability,...

  • Mood reading vehicles

    New technology detects driver mood in a bid to reduce stress British manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has set the bar high with their new technology that will have the ability to detect a driver's mood and adjust the car's settings in a bid to reduce stress. Using new artificial intelligence (AI) technology the group has produced a mood detection system,...