The era of connected car technology and autonomous vehicles (AVs) represents a major business opportunity for Ireland, delegates at this year’s Electronomous car-tech summit heard on Thursday. Speaking on the second day of the two-day conference in Killarney, Co. Kerry, host Quentin Willson, the award-winning motoring journalist and former BBC ‘Top Gear’ presenter, said that
Vehicle data experts Cartell has reported that large-engine vehicles (those in excess of 2,000cc) are in decline with their numbers dwindling. There has been a 72% decrease in the number of 2 litre vehicles registered in 2012 versus 2007.
The Irish car market is ripe for the introduction of a “Swappage Scheme” as proposed by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) in its pre-Budget submission, according to vehicle data experts Cartell.ie. Cartell.ie analysis shows that the market is ready for the introduction of a VRT swappage scheme, or an equivalent scheme, as
Vehicle data expert, Cartell.ie is predicting that 2014 could be a bumper year for new vehicle sales given the right incentives – due to an overhang of 42,000 vehicles, which ordinarily would have been traded-up in a pre-recessionary market environment. In the biggest research sample of its kind, Cartell.ie reports the recession has created a