The Privacy of Auto Navigation Systems

The Privacy of Auto Navigation Systems There is a great amount of concern about the privacy aspect of GPS and auto navigation systems and devices. Many people are strict guardians of their privacy as it has become so sacred and so easily invaded. I for one, certainly...

Christmas 2016 gifts for car fans

IT’S THAT time of year. Yes, we know it’s still November but John Lewis released its Christmas advert this week, which, as we all have come to know, signals that the festive countdown is well and truly underway. Take the strain out of the Christmas shopping this year...

VW Golf gets facelift and tech upgrade for 2017

IF YOU can chart changes in consumer demand through the Volkswagen Golf, which was launched in 1974, then the latest model appears destined to reflect an age when we wanted the objects around us to be cleverer than we are. Unveiled today, and in showrooms...

Han Yue believe it: stunt driver laps Nürburgring on two wheels

THE NÜRBURGRING is widely considered the ultimate test of man and machine. A 12.9-mile racetrack that twists and turns through the densely wooded Eifel mountains in western Germany, it claims crumpled wings, wrecked engines and bruised egos almost daily. Car makers...

Android Auto update brings infotainment to any old banger

DRIVERS WHOSE car does not have a swish multimedia module could soon forget their touchscreen envy. In the coming days, Google is releasing Android Auto 2.0, the updated version of its system for turning a standard smartphone into a car infotainment centre....

Penalty Points New Rules

Penalty Points New Offences added This last week in Ireland bought about a change in the driving landscape as new offences were added to the list of existing offences that attract penalty points. This is on a backdrop of increasing road fatalities since the first year...

Six tips for drivers using digital tachographs

Digital Tachographs Digital Tachographs were introduced to certain types of vehicles on May 1st 2006, however what do you need to know if you haven’t used one before or you haven’t used a digital tachograph card for a while. Digital Tachographs are a daily...

Newlands Cross

  The Newlands Cross flyover on the N7 has been officially opened by Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe. The road will be open to traffic on Thursday, 20th November 2014 The upgrade will provide a continuous free-flowing route between the M50 Red Cow interchange...

New Guidance on Medical Fitness to Drive

New Medical Guidelines for at work drivers The National Programme for Traffic Medicine, a joint initiative between the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI), today launched Sláinte agus Tiomáint Medical Fitness to Drive...