Press Release: Live from Electronomous!

“With diesel fumes in London fast becoming an electoral issue, Ireland’s Electronomous event is spookily well timed.”

Killarney, Co. Kerry – Vehicle history and data expert report today (April 27th) on the car tech summit currently taking place in Killarney. Global industry leaders are attending the summit and speakers all day have been discussing a range of issues around the Connected Car, Autonomous vehicles, and Electric and Hybrid Car models.

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Inside the venue at Electronomous at the INEC Killarney, 27th April, 2017

The event is hosted by the original Top Gear presenter and motoring rights campaigner Quentin Willson.

Quentin Willson in Killarney today said:

“With diesel fumes in London fast becoming an electoral issue, Ireland’s Electronomous event is spookily well timed. Electric and hybrid cars and vans are part of the long term answer to the UK’s air quality problems. What a shame Westminster’s politicians won’t be joining us – they might just learn something…..”


Quentin Willson, Campaigner for low emission and electric cars

Aiming to become the Leading Car Technology Event in Europe over the coming years Electronomous is addressing issues such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and the so-called “Road to Autonomy”.

Jeff Aherne, Director Engineer, says:

“Self-driving vehicles are a fascinating glimpse at the future of this sector. But there are still hurdles to be overcome. Aside from the programming and engineering challenges there is also the involvement of Governments around the world. We really are looking at the future here and is delighted to be driving this discussion.”

David Thomas, Managing Director, Volvo Cars Ireland said this:

At Volvo, our main focus has always been on people and making their lives easier. Technology should improve the consumer experience making mobility safer, sustainable and more convenient. Volvo’s unique approach is to define the technology based on the role of the driver – not the other way around. The next 10 years is set to be a very exciting time as the industry focus shifts to autonomous driving, electrification and connectivity. The new XC60, launching next month, is in many ways the embodiment of these trends, its’ new pioneering semi-autonomous features represent clear steps in our work towards fully autonomous cars.”

Paulo Alves, Managing Director, BMW Group Ireland said:

“We firmly believe that the mobility of the future will be sustainable mobility and electrification is already playing a big part towards this vision. We currently have the largest range of electro-mobility solutions of any automotive manufacturer, from our full-electric BMW i3, the stunning BMW i8 as well as an extensive range of plug-in hybrid models in the BMW X5, 2, 3, 5 and 7 Series.

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Paulo Alves Managing Director BMW Group Ireland

Experience has clearly shown us that to make electro-mobility attractive, having a good charging infrastructure and vehicles with the right range and price is not sufficient. It will take additional incentives and increased public awareness to make it happen. That’s why we at BMW Ireland are delighted to be at the Electronomous conference so we can collaborate with all stakeholders in this journey”.

Owen Murray, Automotive Connectivity Specialist at Cubic Telecom said this:

Cubic Telecom is delighted to share its insights on the connected car at the first Electronomous event.  We have successfully rolled out our infotainment solution with Audi in Europe and this is just the beginning!  We already bring the living room to your car, why not your office too?”






Editors Notes:

  • Electronomous takes place today Thursday April 27th at the INEC Killarney
  • The full list of speakers is available at

About Cartell:

Cartell are the organisers and creators of Electronomous. Cartell was launched in 2006 to help motorists make an informed choice about the used vehicle they intended to buy. Cartell is Ireland’s first and leading vehicle data supplier providing car history services to the trade and public.

The suite of products continues to grow and Cartell can now provide vehicle valuations and market intelligence guides to the entire service sites for BMW, Toyota and VW bringing speed and efficiency when getting a service quote.

Perhaps Cartell’s biggest achievements are enshrined in legislation. In 2010 Cartell submitted a bill to criminalise vehicle clocking. After years of lobbying this was put forward as a Private Members Bill in 2012 and the principle was enshrined in legislation in 2014 (Road Traffic Act 2014, s.14). In 2014 Cartell issued a Press Release calling for Regulation of Written-Off vehicles in Ireland. This was raised in the Dáil a few days later and the Minister for Transport agreed to legislate.

For more information on Cartell please visit our website

For further media information/press accreditation/images and interview requests with Quentin Willson please contact:

 Keith Whelan

Cartell- Electronomous Event Manager

Tel: 01 5241517


Or contact

John Byrne on 087 4199018 or at john at or check out  for further information.

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