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UK to become leader in connected and autonomous technology

Vehicle History and Data expert Cartell.ie is re-posting the blog post over on our partner site Carandus.com. The UK Government has launched a new initiative for the development of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV), according to Autovista Group. The project, called Meridian, is jointly founded by the government’s £100 million CAV investment programme and by industry, and will create […]

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Intel to build fleet of 100 autonomous vehicles

Vehicle History and Data expert Cartell.ie is re-posting the blog post over on our partner site Carandus.com. Cartell.ie recently announced the launch of  “Electronomous”. Electronomous addresses the Connected Car, Autonomous vehicles, Electric and Hybrid Car models and the technology that will populate the future automotive landscape.Following its takeover of Mobileye, Intel is planning to build […]

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New technologies could save petrol and diesel

Vehicle history and data expert CARTELL.IE  is looking at the blog posted over on Carandus.com about the switch to low emission vehicles. Cartell.ie already started our move to zero emissions when we purchased our first Nissan Leaf last year. Vehicle manufacturers are increasingly switching to low to zero emission alternatives, after Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal and […]

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Cartell.ie adds Spanish Data to its VRM options

Vehicle History and Data expert Cartell.ie is delighted to announce that Spanish data has now been added to our VRM options.  The Spanish option is added to our growing stable which already includes VRM for ROI, UK/NI, Portugal, Holland and Malta. Jeff Aherne, Director, Cartell.ie says: We’re delighted to make this service option available. In an ever-growing international supply […]

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Road Tripping in the USA

Our guy Dean Perry was in New York recently – driving around the Big Apple. Here’s how he got on: Given the keys to quite possibly one of the largest unsung heroes of the motoring world (maybe not), in the biggest and wildest city in the world, what do you do? That’s right go for […]

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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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In the Market for a Used Car?

Thinking of buying a used car? Here’s how to get it right. Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie is looking at buying a used car. Buying a used car is often a smart move. Second cars can be better value after all. Whoever you buy from – private seller, dealer or auction – it can be a daunting experience. […]

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Is your Car Ready for the Holidays?

Vehicle History expert Cartell.ie is already thinking about the 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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Where next for car technology?

Vehicle History and Data Expert Cartell.ie always has one eye to the future of the sector. You will have seen reports of our recent Electronomous event in Killarney which brought together a fascinating collection of industry insiders and analysts keen to look at the self-driving cars of the future. Actually, we say the future a […]

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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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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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New Cars Driving More Miles than Pre-Recession (up 7%)

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE reports today (November 16) that annual mileage in newer cars is increasing as the country recovers. The average annualised mileage travelled by a car 5 years-of-age or less (“newer cars”) in 2016 is 21,028 KMs. This represents an increase of 7.1% over the equivalent figure for 2008 (19,635 KMs). […]

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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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Cartell Welcomes Regulation for Written-Off Vehicles

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE welcomes today (14th July) news that Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, yesterday brought new legislation to cabinet which will compel insurers to notify his Department of Category A and Category B write-offs. At present a voluntary system of notification is in place but for years Cartell.ie has called for […]

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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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