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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 Cartell.ie 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 […]

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Press Release: The Car Tech Summit

PRESS RELEASE  April 27th – The INEC Killarney, Co. Kerry. Rep of Ireland Hosted by The Original TOP GEAR Presenter Quentin Willson Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie announces today April 4th 2017 the launch of an exciting new and innovative event called “Electronomous”. Aiming to become the Leading Car Technology Event in Europe over […]

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Gender Divides Auto-pilot Drivers

Vehicle History and data expert Cartell.ie reports on a new study released which concludes that men and women drift into different worlds when switched to ‘autopilot’ and hope for different benefits from future automotive advances. Women drivers are nearly twice as likely as their male counterparts to compile a mental shopping or ‘to do’ list […]

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Cartell.ie at the Geneva Motor Show 2017

Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie is at the Geneva Motor Show 2017. This is the premiere show on the automotive calendar and it’s the sixth time we’ve covered it. It’s been a real feast for the car lover this year with some 147 world premieres including the spectacular from Ferrari, Pagani and McLaren. As […]

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Automotive in the sharing economy

For more than a hundred years, owning and driving one’s own car has been a ‘must do’. Although different studies show that more and more millennials are not interested in owning a car. Actually, today’s millennial generation are not buying cars nor getting driver’s licenses, according to TU-Automotive. But their need to move is not […]

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Hidden Risks of Dirty Cars

Kid’s car seats have twice as many germs than the average toilet, a study has revealed by Continental Tyres. Researchers found that while on average 50 germs lurk on each square centimetre of a toilet seat, more than 100 potentially dangerous bacteria and fungi are present on the same size area of the average child […]

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Used Car Market Breaks One Million in 2016

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie reports today (8th February) that used transactions for private cars were in excess of 1 million transactions in 2016 – the highest level since Cartell.ie started recording results. Cartell.ie considered all transactions for private cars (including imports) in the market in 2016 including private to private sales, […]

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Swarm is a buzz word in autonomous vehicles

According to Audi, the car of the future will use swarm data. This data will help to communicate constantly with other cars, road signs and traffic control systems, as well as smart connected devices around them – smart phones, tablets and Wi-Fi networks. These cars will be location-aware, able to communicate to gather information about […]

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Consumer Advice to avoid purchasing a Stolen Vehicle

 Consumers are probably already aware of the extensive work vehicle history check expert Cartell.ie has put into highlighting the issue of stolen motor vehicle data. At present in Ireland Gardai do not release this data owing to Data Protection concerns. We have called for its release – in the public interest – for several years […]

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Finance Levels Up since June – now 11.5%

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (5th January) that the proportion of vehicles offered for sale (across all years) with finance outstanding is 11.5% – up from 9.5% in June 2016. Cartell.ie also reports that more vehicles for certain key registration years are being offered for sale with finance outstanding than 2015. From […]

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Don’t Drink and Drive this Christmas!

Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie wants to wish all our customers the very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year! This is a time for catching up with friends and family and often using our car to socialise. Please remember never drink and drive! It isn’t worth the risk when the consequences can be so […]

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Protect Yourself from Scams in the Market

Vehicle History Check Expert CARTELL.IE is here to assist you in your purchase of a vehicle. However, sometimes, it’s not always the vehicle history you should be most concerned about: the buying process itself can lead to unsuspecting victims losing their money in a scam. Many of us are buying and selling our cars online […]

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As USA goes to the Polls how is its car industry doing?

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie is looking at the USA Presidential election – well not quite – we’re looking at the car industry there on the day America chooses its next president! Overall the market is beating analysts expectations – falling from the record highs of last year but not falling that much. Remember 2015 was […]

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Apple reportedly scaling back its drive for autonomous vehicle

Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie is looking again at the issue of autonomous vehicles. Readers will know Cartell.ie Director Jeff Aherne recently appeared on RTÉ Prime Time commenting on the market for self-driving cars and what we can expect in the future. One of the big players long-expected to enter the autonomous vehicle market is tech-giant […]

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UK Government launch Consultation on “Clocking”

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie is reporting on news from the UK that the Department for Transport (UK) has launched a consultation into toughening up legislation on ‘clocking’ . In the UK knowingly selling a clocked vehicle without disclosing the fact is a criminal offence. Simon Blackburn, chairman of the UK Local Government Association (LGA) Safer […]

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Could Hydrogen-Powered-Vehicles be the future?

Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie is looking at hydrogen-powered-vehicles. As readers will know we regularly feature blogs on electric vehicles (EVs) including Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) and autonomous vehicles which are usually reliant on electric energy. We even featured in a recent RTÉ Prime Time programme discussing autonomous vehicles. We’re aware the market has been […]

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Automated Cars still set to be the future

Updated 16th September: This blog has been updated with the RTÉ Prime Time feature on automated vehicles. Also with news that Tesla has announced an update for its semi-autonomous driving aid which relies more on radar than camera to sense its environment. It also mentions Ford’s demonstration of its self-driving car and Uber’s self-driving taxi […]

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European Day Without a Road Death

Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie pledges to support the upcoming project EDWARD a project organised by TISPOL – the Traffic Police network in Europe. TISPOL’s target is that no one should die on the roads of Europe on Wednesday 21st September. An Garda Siochana and the Road Safety Authority are proudly supporting the project. 26,300 people […]

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Vehicle-to-Vehicle communication

US Government to legislate for Vehicle-to-Vehicle communication Vehicle History expert Cartell.ie is following the news published on CarAndUs.com! The following is a blog reproduced from that site! Generally the US lags behind Europe in the implementation of vehicle safety features. It was only in 1984 that a law came in to force making the use […]

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NMR reaches 20 million readings!

Vehicle History Check expert Cartell.ie is delighted to announce the National Mileage Register (NMR) has reached the milestone of 20 million mileage readings! Cartell customers have access to the NMR when they conduct a mileage check on Cartell.ie. Set up in 2006 the NMR in Ireland was modelled on the successful NMR in the UK […]

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Could Car-to-Car Messaging Become a Reality?

Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie is delighted to report on a new venture in the market: www.carandus.com. If you could message the driver of any car, what would you say? If you could receive a message from your car, what would you want it to say?  These are the questions being raised by Irish car tech […]

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Facing backwards in autonomous vehicles

Cars that drive themselves will fundamentally change how we design our vehicles. Currently we are used to seeing forward facing seats. Mirrors, pedals, and even steering wheels may no longer be necessary. Automakers will be free to pursue their creative ideas to design how the interior of a car may look. As the car is […]

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Clocking on the Rise -in the UK

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie report on the issue of “clocking”. Readers will know this is the practice where the odometer on a motor vehicle is adjusted to misrepresent the true amount of miles actually travelled by the vehicle. Clocking is now a criminal offence in the Republic of Ireland pursuant to section 14 of the […]

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Is Your Car Ready for the Holidays?

Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie looks at the issue of summer holidays! As the summer weather has finally arrived, the thoughts of many families turn towards the precious annual holiday. For families that are planning a holiday with the car, either at home or abroad, we are advising that some simple car checks before heading off, […]

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Used Imports into Ireland up 22%

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE reports today (29th June) that the numbers of used vehicles imported into Ireland this year are up 22% on last year. In the month of May imports surged by 51.23% compared to the same month last year. Likewise in April imports were up by 39% compared with April 2015. […]

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Sterling not a Major Factor for Imports

Brexit: For the day that’s in it we are re-publishing these study findings from last year Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE reports on the results of analysis matching the fluctuating value of GBP (“sterling”) and the numbers of vehicle imports into Ireland. Cartell tracked monthly vehicle imports for a 90-month-period from January 2008 to June 2015. […]

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A Guide to Alternative Fuels

Vehicle History Experts Cartell.ie have published several times on alternative fuels and the emerging Electric Vehicle (EV) market.  Our friends at Southside Motor Factors provided us with the infographic below on alternative fuels which may interest our readers. Fossil fuels, a finite resource, are seen as environmentally unkind and the internal combustion engine consequently came […]

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Finance Levels Up as PCPs impact market

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (8th June) that the proportion of vehicles offered for sale (across all years) with finance outstanding is 9.5%. Cartell.ie also reports that more vehicles for certain key registration years are being offered for sale with finance outstanding than last year. From a sample of over 5,906 vehicles […]

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Autonomous Cars to take-off as Google patents a “sticky” layer for protection

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie has looked at the issue of autonomous (self-driving) cars before. Over the past 2 years there has been a regular stream of stories about them. One publication anticipates 10 million self-driving cars on the roads worldwide by 2020. In their report “Self-Driving Cars: The Next Revolution” analysts KPMG say: The new […]

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Written-Off UK Imports Prominent in Ireland

PRESS RELEASE Follow-Up to RTÉ Prime Time Programme Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE reports today (11th May) on the actual numbers of written-off vehicles imported into Ireland from the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015. In a first-of-its-kind analysis – which follows-up on last night’s RTÉ Prime Time programme – Cartell reports that 10.75% of all UK […]

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Donagh Kelly retains Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes title!

Vehicle history check expert Cartell.ie congratulate Donagh Kelly and co-driver Conor Foley who have retained their Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes title in Kerry. The pair emerged victorious 12 months ago with 50 seconds to spare and they repeated that feat with a fantastic performance around this year’s stages. Kelly, in his Ford Focus WRC, began Sunday […]

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Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes this weekend!

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie is delighted to welcome you to the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes in Killarney this May Bank Holiday weekend (Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May). This fantastic international event is expected to draw thousands of fans and a new programme of events has been lined up this year to […]

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Child Safety of Paramount Importance

Vehicle History expert Cartell.ie are happy to promote the following infographic provided to us by WoodStock Motors concerning child-seat safety: this is a particularly important issue. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) say 3 in 4 child seats are incorrectly fitted in Ireland. They have a “Check it Fits” service to assist with this exact issue. […]

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New Cars Sales in the EU up 6% in March

Registrations of new cars in the EU posted strong growth in March, up 6% to 1.7 million units and marking the 31st consecutive month of growth – according to Motortrader.com. The online motor publication said the performance in volume terms was close to March 2007 levels, just before the financial meltdown in 2009. Registrations were […]

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Official Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes Launch

Press Release Killarney and District Motor Club held the official launch to the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes on Easter bank holiday Monday at Scotts Hotel Killarney. There were some beautiful rally cars on display and a large crowd in attendance. Officials, Organisers, Sponsors, distinguished guest speakers such as TD Brothers Michael & Danny Healy […]

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Cartell.ie International Rally is launched in Killarney!

Cartell.ie representatives John Byrne and Donal Lawlor attended the launch of the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes 2016 in Killarney during the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. The event was hosted by event organizers The Killarney and District Motor Club, Anthony O’Connor Rally of the Lakes COC and the rally Organising Committee. It took place […]

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New and Used Market Snapshot March 2016

For this analysis we looked first at the models selling well in the used vehicle market so far in 2016 and compared those results to the same period for last year. The tables below show you there has not been much change in consumer sentiment year-over-year. The Ford Focus has been consistently the best performer […]

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Cartell at the Geneva Motor Show 2016

Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie is at the 86th Geneva Motor Show. This is the 5th year we’ve covered the Show and it’s as extravagant as last year. There is a new Aston Martin, a new Ferrari and best of all – a replacement for the Bugatti Veyron. We’ll get around to all that […]

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New Vehicle Market up 23%

PRESS RELEASE USED MARKET UP 5% Vehicle History and Data expert Cartell.ie report today (26th February) the market for both new and used vehicles is up in 2016 – the increase is significant in the case of new vehicle sales. Total transactions for new vehicles stand at 64,718 in the year up to February 25. […]

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