VW to enable car to car communications by 2019

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Connectivity between different vehicles as well as between vehicles, and transport infrastructure in the vicinity is another important step towards connected motoring that aims to reduce road accidents, or minimise their consequences.

From 2019, Volkswagen tells us it will therefore start fitting its first models with pWLAN (public wireless local area network) as standard in order to serve as an additional communication technology for the exchange of selected information relevant to traffic between cars made by different manufacturers.

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Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs wins regional award again

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs, Oranmore, has been announced the regional winner of the prestigious Irish Auto Trade for Connacht-Ulster Bodyshop of the Year 2018.

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World premiere of new Citroen C3 Aircross SUV

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Citroen rolled out its offensive on the SUV territory at the Frankfurt Motor show, introducing the new C3 Aircross compact SUV.

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Most annoying Irish motorway driving habits revealed

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Research carried out by Easytrip, specialist electronic parking and tolling tag provider, has revealed that 62 per cent of Irish drivers get most annoyed when other motorists ‘don’t use their indicators’ on the motorway.

Respondents to the easytrip survey highlighted additional annoyances as: driving too slow in the fast lane (59 per cent ); tailgating (56 per cent); using mobile phone while driving (55 per cent); throwing rubbish out the window (43 per cent); changing lanes too frequently (42 per cent ); not merging correctly from the slip road onto the motorway (40 per cent); and not driving up to the toll plazas correctly (15 per cent).

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Stylish new Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV on the way

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Following in the footsteps of the Giulia saloon, Alfa Romeo has revealed pricing and specification details for its first SUV, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

Prices start from €47,295 (ex-works) for the Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.2 180hp diesel RWD, which arrives here next month (October).

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Bradley Renault reaffirms support for Jigsaw cycle

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Bradley Renault, which has recently relocated to the Dublin Road, is continuing its support of this year’s BoxyMo Giro D’Jigsaw cycle tour. Bradley Renault has supported the event every year since it started, and will continue to be official vehicles partner to this epic charity cycle tour.

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VW grows partnership with Marie Keating Foundation

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

VW Commercial Vehicles Ireland, supporters of the Marie Keating Foundation for four years, has added a second Caddy van to support the vital work the charity undertakes.

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VW Group launches new ‘eco grant’ offers

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Volkswagen Group Ireland brands, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen passenger cars and Volkswagen commercial vehicles have launched an attractive eco grant offer.

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Mercedes-Benz to light up the Frankfurt Motor Show

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The forthcoming Frankfurt Motor Show will see Mercedes-Benz showcase more than 100 new models and concept vehicles, with the spotlight focused firmly on its ‘electric intelligence’ electro mobility offensive.

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New emissions tests mandatory since September 1

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

As of last Friday (September 1), new car models will have to pass new and more reliable emissions tests.

In addition to real driving conditions (Real Driving Emissions – RDE), they will also have to pass an improved laboratory test (World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure – WLTP) before they can be driven on European roads. This follows last year’s revelations that the Volkswagen group used technical devices to cheat emissions tests.

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World premiere of new Citroen C3 Aircross SUV

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

For the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show later this month, Citroen is rolling out its offensive on the SUV territory.

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New Skoda Karoq due in Ireland before the year-end

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Hot on the heels of the hugely-successful Kodiaq, Skoda hasrevealed more details about the new smaller compact SUV, the Skoda Karoq.

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinters deliver for DPD depots

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Two DPD parcel delivery franchises have taken the decision to enhance their fleet of commercial vehicles with the recent addition of two new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans each.

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Bradley’s moves to bigger location on Dublin Road

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Bradley Renault in Galway has marked its transition to a solely Renault and Dacia dealership by announcing a move on to a bigger location on the Dublin Road.

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Most annoying Irish motorway driving habits revealed

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Research carried out by Easytrip, specialist electronic parking and tolling tag provider, has revealed that 62 per cent of Irish drivers get most annoyed when other motorists ‘don’t use their indicators’ on the motorway.

Respondents to the easytrip survey highlighted additional annoyances as: driving too slow in the fast lane (59 per cent ); tailgating (56 per cent); using mobile phone while driving (55 per cent); throwing rubbish out the window (43 per cent); changing lanes too frequently (42 per cent ); not merging correctly from the slip road onto the motorway (40 per cent); and not driving up to the toll plazas correctly (15 per cent).

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Driverless cars – the road to nowhere?

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Drivers fail to see that automated and driverless vehicles will deliver promised benefits, according to a new study.

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Nissan Ireland seeks new motor apprentices

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Nissan Ireland launched its Apprentice Academy in 2015 with the aim to support the creation of 100 jobs over five years to help future-proof the motor industry and develop the ‘technicians of tomorrow’.

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Irish diesel owners could get trade-in bonus

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie claims owners of Diesel Euro 4 (EU4) emission standard vehicles and below in the Irish fleet could be entitled to a trade-in bonus.

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New Audi RS 5 Coupé is about to go on sale

Thu, Aug 31, 2017

The new RS 5 Coupé, which Audi says combines elegant aesthetics with everyday usability, has a starting price from €110,750 on-the-road. The new Audi RS 5 Coupé represents the gran turismo of the RS models from Audi Sport, with a 2.9 TFSI V6 bi-turbo engine, which it claims has been engineered to provide superior performance and higher efficiency.

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Volvo’s new XC40 small SUV to end clutter

Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Volvo Cars has declared an end to a problem faced daily by drivers around the globe: a shortage of suitable and functional storage space inside their car. It says that with its innovative approach inside the new XC40 small city SUV, to be launched in the coming weeks, Volvo Cars takes the lead in the small premium SUV segment in terms of space, storage, and all-round functionality.

The highly anticipated XC40 from Volvo Cars will complete the company’s SUV line-up, which also features the top-of-the-range large XC90 and the mid-sized XC60.

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