Updated: 08/10/14 : 08:22:17
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Goal of no fatal accidents in Volvo cars by 2020

With the development of a new safety feature that locates collision-free escape routes, Volvo Cars has taken one of the final steps towards realising its vision that by 2020 no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car.In December, the four-year Non-Hit Car and Truck project will draw to a close, leaving as its crowning achievement the development of next-generation sensor fusion technologies that provide a seamless [...]  Read More...

Updated: 09/10/14 : 09:13:15
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SIMI warns of 'fragile recovery' ahead of Budget

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has underlined the need for stability in their pre-Budget submission to the Government as the sector continues to try and get back on its feet.The Motor Industry, which employs 41,000 people nationwide, has seen a shift upwards this year with increased sales delivering 783 million to the Irish exchequer. Over 93,000 cars have been sold so far this year, an increase of 30% on [...]  Read More...

Updated: 10/10/14 : 07:45:40
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New Audi A6 for Ireland next month

Audi Ireland has announced details of the new generation Audi A6 range which was unveiled last week at the Paris Motor show. The A6 has been refreshed with new engine configurations, transmissions, headlights and tail lights and upgraded infotainment systems. It will arrive in Ireland this November, in time for January 2015 delivery.From launch, the new generation A6 will be available with a choice of seven powerful yet highly efficient [...]  Read More...

Updated: 14/10/14 : 17:17:19
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AA criticises no VRT reform in Budget

The AA has said Budget 2015 contains "relatively good news" for motorists.Finance Minister Michael Noonan today announced that there will be no tax increases on petrol and diesel or in vehicle registration tax and motor tax.Director of Consumer Affairs at the AA Conor Faughnan said Michael Noonan had missed an opportunity to reform VRT."He's done nothing to address an anomaly in the car tax system which makes it [...]  Read More...