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  • Irish plant to help with the global semiconductor auto chip shortage

    Intel to manufacture auto chips in Kildare In response to the global semiconductor chip shortage, Intel in County Kildare is converting part of its operations to manufacture semiconductor chips for the automotive industry. Intel, Leixlip normally produces its signature Intel computer processor chips, so this move is welcome because of the world shortage of chips normally used in car manufacturing....

  • Is your Tesla car spying on you?

    Driver-facing camera Tesla cars are equipped with driver facing cameras that are positioned on the rear view mirror of the vehicle. Tesla customers have enquired as to what this camera is for and the company founder, Elon Musk assured drivers back in April 2020 that the camera was “not turned on” and only “meant for vandalism monitoring in a robotaxi...

  • Ireland’s first ever Hydrogen Fuel Cell bus hits the streets of Dublin

    Hydrogen Mobility Ireland has launched an eight week trial of a zero-emission hydrogen buses in Dublin. Eamon Ryan TD, the Minister for Climate Action, Communication Networks and Transport has welcomed the trial which will see Ireland’s first Hydrogen bus operating across various routes in Dublin. The Hydrogen Mobility Ireland (HMI) initiative, includes members from both the transport industry...

  • How to Check the Throttle Position Sensor with a Scan Tool?

    Throttle Position Sensor A good scan tool can help you test the throttle position sensor of your car. That’s very important because the throttle position sensor (TPS) is an integral part of the car’s fuel management system. If it fails, the car will lack power and might turn itself off. What is a Throttle Position Sensor? A throttle position sensor...

  • Should E-scooters be legal on Irish roads?

    Many are calling for the legalisation of E-Scooters Electric scooters have become extremely popular in the last few years because they are cheaper to run than a motorbike, scooter or car and more eco-friendly. While many countries across Europe have adopted them onto their roads, it would seem that there is a lack of understanding with the public with regard...

  • AA Ireland rescue 460 children from locked cars last year

    Shocking reports from AA reveal that 460 children were found locked in cars last year Reports have revealed that around 460 children have had to be rescued, along with approx. 360 dogs and apparently 1 lamb being the strangestof the lot. As well as this, it wasn't only the defenceless ones whos needed to be freed, but about 5 adults...

  • Why have a dashcam?

    Pros and cons of dash cams A dashcam is a very nifty device and have grown significantly in popularity in the last number of years. They act as an in-car camera whose purpose is to record your journey both visually and audio. Initially, when brought out they were a luxury due to their high prices although they are now much...

  • Are Diesel car emissions slowly killing us?

    Effects of Diesel on Human health As we are all aware and have seen the surge in, not only electric vehicles but also the move towards more eco-friendly cars in the last 5 years. This trend is only increasing but it is important that we do not lose sight of the reasons it has become so important. The overall aim...

  • Boy hit by soundless electric vehicle

    The issue of soundless vehicles A young boy aged 5 years old was struck by an electric vehicle in the carpark of Baldoyle industrial estate. The boy and his family were crossing the carpark when the vehicle pulled out without warning and collided with the child leaving him with a fractured lower leg. There was no warning as the vehicle...

  • 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,...