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# cars - Monday 21 July, 2014

From Business ETC Taxi-hailing Uber app banned in South Korea over fears of unlicensed drivers Regulation

Taxi-hailing Uber app banned in South Korea over fears of unlicensed drivers

Drivers can bypass background checks, insurance and vehicle upkeep and safety.

# cars - Monday 7 July, 2014

From Business ETC We bought five times more electric cars this year… Going Green

We bought five times more electric cars this year…

…but don’t get too excited – that’s still only 124 out of 62,280.

# cars - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

From Business ETC Toyota to sell fuel cell cars for €50k in US, Europe Fuel Cell Car

Toyota to sell fuel cell cars for €50k in US, Europe

Japanese carmaker says its new fuel cell vehicle can travel about 700km before refuelling.

# cars - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Driver deaths are down, but “more vulnerable” road users are being killed

The Public Accounts Committee was also told that about 130,000 more cars were taxed this year following an end to the practice where vehicles could be declared as “off-road” after the fact.

# cars - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

These cars were bought with fake bank drafts and sold on to unsuspecting buyers

Gardaí said there is a nationwide scam with perpetrators using marketplace sites to buy the cars and then sell them on for cash. One person lost €40,000 last year.

# cars - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

From Business ETC Will a ‘black box’ fitted into cars help improve road safety? Telematics

Will a ‘black box’ fitted into cars help improve road safety?

A new study, which is being run by Trinity College Dublin and CRASH Services, will fit a ‘black box’ into cars to see if such technology can help improve driver behaviour.

There is a ‘real turf war’ going on between cyclists and drivers in Dublin

A new Trinity College research project also finds that a large number of cycling accidents are going unreported.

# cars - Monday 16 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Woman rescued after managing to get her tyres stuck in overhead wires The Wire

# cars - Friday 6 June, 2014

How should the driving test be changed?

The Road Safety Authority wants your input.

Poll: Should smoking in cars when children are present be banned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should smoking in cars when children are present be banned?

Going too far? Or should it have been done years ago?

# cars - Friday 9 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge The 10 joyous stages of getting your very first car Cruising

The 10 joyous stages of getting your very first car

Time to go to all the places we don’t need to go to.

# cars - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Back off, buddy: Irish drivers love to ‘tailgate’

Survey shows we have three main ways of dealing with impatient drivers.

# cars - Thursday 1 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Jeremy Clarkson denies using racist rhyme while filming Top Gear Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson denies using racist rhyme while filming Top Gear

An unseen clip shows Clarkson using racist word just days after last racism row.

# cars - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Live in a new house in Dublin? You probably have a long commute

Many new estates in Dublin are not serviced by public transport, according to a new study.

# cars - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Eight to appear in court over illegal motoring events in Clare

Up to 70 modified cars were involved.

# cars - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge How many calves can you fit in the back of a small red Fiat? Holy Cow!

How many calves can you fit in the back of a small red Fiat?

A Kerry driver found out for us, thank God.

# cars - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From Business ETC Here’s how many cars have been sold so far this year… Vroom Vroom

Here’s how many cars have been sold so far this year…

Toyota leads the field in new car registrations ahead of Volkswagen.

# cars - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Eight charged over Clare modified car rallies

The eight will appear before Ennis District Court on 23 April.

# cars - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Car driven by 68-year-old crashes into the front gate of Trinity College

The man was arrested after damaging a number of cars and drove the wrong way up Dawson Street.

# cars - Sunday 30 March, 2014

# cars - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Over 8,400 drivers caught not putting seatbelts on children

And an another terrible statistic from the RSA reveals that one in five people killed on our roads last year were not wearing their seatbelts.

# cars - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

# cars - Thursday 20 February, 2014

From Business ETC Volvo wants to deliver all your shopping directly to your car Special Delivery

Volvo wants to deliver all your shopping directly to your car

The roam delivery service will allow couriers one-time access to your car, allowing them to drop off your shopping when you’re not around.

# cars - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

From Business ETC Toyota recalls over a million hybrid cars, 700 in Ireland Total Recall

Toyota recalls over a million hybrid cars, 700 in Ireland

The recall on 700 Priuses is due to a software glitch.

# cars - Monday 3 February, 2014

Good sign for 2014? Car sales zoom ahead by 33 per cent

SIMI says that the upsurge in car sales has brought a sense of optimism to dealerships.

# cars - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

From Business ETC Robotic petrol pumps could be arriving sooner than you think Self-service

Robotic petrol pumps could be arriving sooner than you think

Combine this with self-driving cars and there’ll be no reason to do anything while you’re on the road.

# cars - Sunday 19 January, 2014

The cars of the near future will be seriously kitted out…

Carmakers race to find voice-to-text technology – but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Our cars may soon be able to tell us where they are in the parking lot.

# cars - Thursday 9 January, 2014

From Business ETC A boost from the ’132′ plate, but overall drop of 6.4 per cent in new cars licensed in 2013 Car Sales

A boost from the ’132′ plate, but overall drop of 6.4 per cent in new cars licensed in 2013

The new bi-annual registration system helped create an increase in sales mid year, but overall 5,000 fewer new cars were licensed.

# cars - Monday 6 January, 2014

From Business ETC Google teams up with automakers to bring Android to cars Automobiles

Google teams up with automakers to bring Android to cars

The first cars with Android integration are expected to launch at the end of the year.

# cars - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Legislation to regulate vehicle clamping to be published early 2014

The new provisions will establish an independent appeals process.

# cars - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Irish among least likely to use public transport in EU

A new EU-wide survey found Irish people are second only to Cyprus when it comes to using their cars every day.

From Business ETC McLaren aims to replace windscreen wipers with sound waves Good Vibrations

McLaren aims to replace windscreen wipers with sound waves

The technology used would create tiny vibrations that would prevent any water or dirt from resting on the windscreen.

# cars - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Unhappy campers: VW announces the end of the line for iconic ‘Bus’

It was the Mystery Machine and the centre of Little Miss Sunshine, but now the VW Bus is to be no more.

# cars - Friday 29 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Is this the soundest cop ever? Speedy Recovery

Is this the soundest cop ever?

A nice car seems to go a long way.

# cars - Monday 25 November, 2013

From Business ETC Driven to distraction: carmakers face questions over gadget risks LA Auto Show

Driven to distraction: carmakers face questions over gadget risks

Technologies also cause problems for regulators as they try to decide where to draw the line.

# cars - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Column: Paying top-ups to senior staff raises serious questions about hospital operations

There’s something wrong in the system when we are topping-up hospital executives’ pay while clamping patients in hospital car parks for money, writes Catherine Murphy TD.

# cars - Thursday 14 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Why would anyone fill their car up like this Kerry driver? Gas

Why would anyone fill their car up like this Kerry driver?

A baffling sight spotted in Tralee.

# cars - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Getting winter ready: Councils stockpile salt in preparation for icy conditions

Following the cold snaps of 2009 and 2010, some councils said they are well prepared for the icy conditions ahead this winter.

# cars - Friday 8 November, 2013

From Business ETC Volkswagen most popular as new vehicle licenses jump 16 per cent Stats

Volkswagen most popular as new vehicle licenses jump 16 per cent

There was an increase of 16 per cent in cars licensed but this could have been influenced by changes in the Motor Tax regime.

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