Vehicles gradually incorporating technologies leading to autonomy
29 September 2020
Vehicles gradually incorporating technologies leading to autonomy
The migration toward fully autonomous vehicles is being enabled by the gradual introduction of multiple, interrelated safety technologies
BCA's Retail Ready digital sales channel
29 September 2020
BCA's Retail Ready digital sales channel
BCA has launched a new Retail Ready digital sales channel exclusively for trade customers. The channel will host vehicles prepared cosmetically and mechanically to a new industry retail standard
Southeast London's first major protected Cycleway
29 September 2020
Southeast London's first major protected Cycleway
Transport for London (TfL) has opened a major new Cycleway between Tower Bridge Road and Rotherhithe, which is set to make cycling and walking safer and easier for thousands of people in the area and beyond
SMMT steps in with automotive apprentice support scheme
28 September 2020
SMMT steps in with automotive apprentice support scheme
The SMMT Charitable Trust Fund has launched its Apprentice Support Programme, designed to help safeguard jobs of apprentices currently working within the automotive industry
MOT backlog warning
28 September 2020
MOT backlog warning
Motorists are urged to book their MOTs now with more than 10m tests still due before the end of the year
Morning rush hour returns
26 September 2020
Morning rush hour returns
The morning rush hour, a phenomenon last seen nearly six months ago, has returned with traffic levels back to levels seen in January, analysis of hundreds of thousands of trips taken by RAC Insurance customers has revealed
EVs soften decline in European car registrations
25 September 2020
EVs soften decline in European car registrations
The 18% drop in registrations comes in contrast to the four per cent decrease posted by the market when comparing July 2020 and July 2019
Motor trade responds to Chancellor's statement
25 September 2020
Motor trade responds to Chancellor's statement
The automotive industry has welcomed the announcement of new support measures during the Covid-19 crisis, announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak
Copart UK embarks on growth programme
24 September 2020
Copart UK embarks on growth programme
Online vehicle remarketing company, Copart UK, are significantly increasing their vehicle storage capacity with a growth programme underway to allow strategic development and expansion across the UK
Swing to EVs - What Car? survey results
24 September 2020
Swing to EVs - What Car? survey results
More than half of Britain's car buyers are considering an electric or a hybrid vehicle
Caura: app designed to empower drivers
24 September 2020
Caura: app designed to empower drivers
Drivers set up Caura using just a vehicle registration number, and can immediately take care of their parking, tolls, MOT, road tax, car insurance, and congestion charges
Xtrac appointed sole gearbox supplier for new hybrid 'LMDh' class of sports car endurance racing
23 September 2020
Xtrac appointed sole gearbox supplier for new hybrid 'LMDh' class of sports car endurance racing
The Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) and International Motorsports Association (IMSA) have announced that Xtrac will be the sole gearbox supplier for the new Le Mans Daytona hybrid race category known as 'LMDh'.
Mazda MX-30 - electric car for driver and environment
23 September 2020
Mazda MX-30 - electric car for driver and environment
The MX-30 e-Skyactiv's drive system's combination of electric motor and 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery equips the car with smooth, quiet and seamless all-electric driving with a range of 200km (WLTP combined)
New Toyota Yaris sets benchmark for small family car safety
23 September 2020
New Toyota Yaris sets benchmark for small family car safety
Toyota's fourth-generation Yaris emerges with flying colours from Euro NCAP's 2020 test programme.
Mercedes rolls out the new fully electric articulated bus, eCitaro G
22 September 2020
Mercedes rolls out the new fully electric articulated bus, eCitaro G
The new all-electric eCitaro G has an option to be equipped with innovative solid-state batteries. With this battery concept, Mercedes-Benz takes the technological lead not just in the bus segment but in automotive construction worldwide.
Jaguar F-Pace: connected and electrified
22 September 2020
Jaguar F-Pace: connected and electrified
Jaguar F-Pace now has a new exterior, beautifully crafted all-new interior, latest generation Pivi Pro infotainment and the choice of in-line four and six-cylinder engines including PHEV and MHEV technology
EV batteries made from deep-sea rocks dramatically reduce carbon
22 September 2020
EV batteries made from deep-sea rocks dramatically reduce carbon
New research shows that polymetallic rocks found on the deep-ocean floor can supply hundreds of millions of tons of important battery metals to store energy and power EVs with far less impact on the climate than mining the same metals from the land
TIS to join Swiss Re ADAS risk platform
21 September 2020
TIS to join Swiss Re ADAS risk platform
Toyota Insurance Services (TIS)/Toyota Insurance Management Europe and Swiss Re are partnering up to further develop the Swiss Re ADAS risk score.
Aston Martin wins at Le Mans
21 September 2020
Aston Martin wins at Le Mans
Aston Martin has won the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans. AM was last victorious in the world-famous event in 2017, recorded its best ever result at the Circuit de la Sarthe by winning both GT classes and with three crews standing on the podium.
Mercedes-Benz EQV: electric, versatile, intelligent
20 September 2020
Mercedes-Benz EQV: electric, versatile, intelligent
The Mercedes-Benz EQV (combined power consumption: 26.4-26.3 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)is the first premium MPV from Mercedes-Benz with purely battery-electric drive.
Moke UK relaunch
17 September 2020
Moke UK relaunch
Moke International Limited has announced the return of one of Britain's great automotive icons
Solera Audatex launches AudaTarget into the Irish market
16 September 2020
Solera Audatex launches AudaTarget into the Irish market
AudaTarget enables data-driven smart decisions throughout the accident-to-settlement experience from First Notification of Loss (FNOL)
RAC Government announces new initiatives on World EV Day to boost electric car uptake
16 September 2020
RAC Government announces new initiatives on World EV Day to boost electric car uptake
Commenting on electric vehicle new initiatives announced today by the Government that coincide with the inaugural World EV Day
CLEPA  Summer recess over, Brexit and CO2 policy take centre stage
16 September 2020
CLEPA Summer recess over, Brexit and CO2 policy take centre stage
With an Indian summer sweeping over Brussels, the heat is on politically as well with important dossiers gearing up for conclusion.
NFDA addresses key EV issues
15 September 2020
NFDA addresses key EV issues
NFDA EV Group meets to discuss key issues facing dealers and provide NFDA with industry insights.
IAAF warns of 'rise of counterfeit parts' in new government report
15 September 2020
IAAF warns of 'rise of counterfeit parts' in new government report
The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation has warned that the coronavirus pandemic could contribute to a rise of counterfeit car parts entering the UK automotive industry in the latest Annual IP Crime and Enforcement Report: 2019 to 2020.
AW Repair strengthens ties with LV= GI
15 September 2020
AW Repair strengthens ties with LV= GI
AW Repair Group has announced further strengthening of its relationship with Liverpool Victoria General Insurance (LV= GI).
EV Day initiative
14 September 2020
EV Day initiative
Highways England's green incentive scheme with a multi-million-pound investment that allows businesses to try electric vehicles for free before they buy
Maserati unveils super sports car
14 September 2020
Maserati unveils super sports car
Maserati enters a new Era with MC20, a super sports car that combines performance, sportiness and luxury in the Maserati style. MC20 was presented to the world in Modena on 9 September during the "MMXX: Time to be audacious" event
Lucid Motors partners with Zerolight
14 September 2020
Lucid Motors partners with Zerolight
Lucid Motors has partnered with ZeroLight to launch a cloud-powered App for customers to explore, customise, or buy the new Lucid Air pure-electric luxury sedan
IBISConnect Latin America – another success
14 September 2020
IBISConnect Latin America – another success
The second in the series of innovative simulcasts from IBIS – has been hailed an immense success by delegates and sponsors alike for providing insights, data and business solutions for the regional and global collision repair markets
VW ensures greater transparency in battery raw materials procurement
11 September 2020
VW ensures greater transparency in battery raw materials procurement
The Volkswagen Group is ensuring greater transparency and responsibility in its raw material supply chains for batteries. To that end, the company has entered a strategic partnership with RCS Global, an agency specialising in supply chain analysis
SYNETIQ secures contract with Stocalfe Response
10 September 2020
SYNETIQ secures contract with Stocalfe Response
Salvage and vehicle recycling company, SYNETIQ, has announced a new partnership with Stocalfe Response, a provider of accident and fleet management services.
Nissan, Renault and Uber sign EV MoU
10 September 2020
Nissan, Renault and Uber sign EV MoU
The Alliance of Renault and Nissan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uber intended to increase journeys in electric vehicles in Europe
Volkswagen extends cooperation with independent Sustainability Council
10 September 2020
Volkswagen extends cooperation with independent Sustainability Council
The Volkswagen Group is extending cooperation with its independent Sustainability Council for a further two years. Volkswagen is thus continuing to vigorously pursue its sustainability targets with the focus on becoming carbon neutral by 2050
Improving standards of expert witness evidence in Scotland
09 September 2020
Improving standards of expert witness evidence in Scotland
A brand new university certificated training programme will be launched virtually on tomorrow - Thursday 10 September 2020 4.45 pm.
New data shows 5% increase in detected fraudulent insurance claims
09 September 2020
New data shows 5% increase in detected fraudulent insurance claims
Figures released today by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) reveal 107,000 fraudulent insurance claims worth £1.2 billion were uncovered by insurers in 2019 – a 5% increase from 2018.
Motorists call on manufacturers to delay introduction of speed limiters in UK
08 September 2020
Motorists call on manufacturers to delay introduction of speed limiters in UK
The majority of motorists want manufacturers to put the brakes on introducing speed limiters in all new cars according to a poll by Motorpoint.
LCV market drops by -16.1% as businesses wait for plate change
08 September 2020
LCV market drops by -16.1% as businesses wait for plate change
The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market saw a 16.1% decrease in demand in August.
Redde Northgate confirms NARS acquisition
07 September 2020
Redde Northgate confirms NARS acquisition
Redde Northgate has confirmed the acquisition of the majority of Nationwide Accident Repair Services sites for an initial £11m plus a further £5m deferred.
Strong new car sales continue for carwow in August
07 September 2020
Strong new car sales continue for carwow in August
As the SMMT reveals the latest new car registrations, Head of OEM at carwow, Sepi Arani offers an insight into consumer demand from car comparison websites
MG best-ever August sales, continues to buck market trends
04 September 2020
MG best-ever August sales, continues to buck market trends
MG Motor is racing ahead as Britain's fastest-growing car brand after announcing its best-ever August sales figures, up an astonishing 52.3% against the same month in 2019
Couple sentenced after playing victim of bogus collisions
04 September 2020
Couple sentenced after playing victim of bogus collisions
Bedfordshire couple sentenced for pretending to be victim of a series of made-up motor collisions following an investigation IFED and IFB
Groupe PSA and Total joint European battery manufacturing venture
04 September 2020
Groupe PSA and Total joint European battery manufacturing venture
With this partnership, ACC, the parties are setting up a new player in the development and manufacture of high-performance batteries for the automotive industry from 2023.
UK buyers think 2035 too soon for fuel switch
04 September 2020
UK buyers think 2035 too soon for fuel switch
SMMT is calling on government to commit to significant long-term incentives for electric vehicle (EV) purchase and binding targets on charging infrastructure, as a new survey suggests almost half of UK motorists don't feel ready for 2035 switch
Cenex moves annual LCV and CAM events online
03 September 2020
Cenex moves annual LCV and CAM events online
Cenex, the organiser of the annual Low Carbon Vehicle (Cenex-LCV) and Connected Automated Mobility (Cenex-CAM) events, has announced that both events, originally planned to take place at Millbrook in Bedfordshire, will now be held online
Nissan carbon fibre parts production initiative
03 September 2020
Nissan carbon fibre parts production initiative
Te material is used in airplanes, rockets and sports cars and may now find its way into more mass-market cars thanks to a new production process developed by Nissan
Bucks-based 'one-stop automotive shop' expands services
03 September 2020
Bucks-based 'one-stop automotive shop' expands services
Renowned for the quality of its bodyshop, mechanical servicing, maintenance and restoration work, The Beaconsfield Workshop, has now added sales, sourcing, detailing and finance to its list of services
Significant motor claims fall but claims values up
02 September 2020
Significant motor claims fall but claims values up
As expected, the number of motor insurance claims notified to insurers in the second quarter of the year fell significantly according to figures out today from the Association of British Insurers (ABI)
Government accelerates pothole mapping project
01 September 2020
Government accelerates pothole mapping project
An audit into the mapping of potholes driven by data from on-road businesses has been launched
SUVs fill nine out of the top 10 selling used models in August
01 September 2020
SUVs fill nine out of the top 10 selling used models in August
Top of the list is the 2016 Mazda CX-5, the current fastest selling used car according to data from Auto Trade
BMW Motorrad new M Endurance chain
01 September 2020
BMW Motorrad new M Endurance chain
Chain lubrication and re-tensioning become so yeterday
Bridgestone teams up with Microsoft
31 August 2020
Bridgestone teams up with Microsoft
Bridgestone is collaborating with Microsoft to develop a monitoring system for detecting tyre damage issues in real-time. These issues are a serious matter, contributing to some 30% of all car accidents caused by technical failure
KeepTruckin's Safety Hub - accident prevention and exoneration
31 August 2020
KeepTruckin's Safety Hub - accident prevention and exoneration
To date, exoneration has been the focus for most fleet safety solutions - while dashcams can help protect fleets from wrongful blame, they don't prevent accidents from happening – KeepTruckin suite of apps aim to change that
£27bn roads investment to support 64,000 jobs
31 August 2020
£27bn roads investment to support 64,000 jobs
Highways England details plans hefty investment in the strategic road network across the country
Mercedes-Benz delivers more than 1,800 EVs to Amazon
29 August 2020
Mercedes-Benz delivers more than 1,800 EVs to Amazon
Amazon is adding more than 1,800 electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz Vans to its delivery fleet in Europe this year. Amazon and Mercedes-Benz share a commitment to reduce emissions from the transportation sector
Oxbotica gets green light for German testing
28 August 2020
Oxbotica gets green light for German testing
Oxbotica will be the first UK company to receive an automated vehicle (AV) permit to conduct live trials on public roads in Germany
Used car market continues rising
27 August 2020
Used car market continues rising
Used car values have continued to rise throughout August, according to cap hpi
Auto Trader marketplace sets new daily record
27 August 2020
Auto Trader marketplace sets new daily record
Auto Trader has recorded the highest ever number of new car leads sent to retailers in a single day
Hard-Off anti-hacking solution can help fight UK crime wave
27 August 2020
Hard-Off anti-hacking solution can help fight UK crime wave
UK motorists are advised to prepare for a wave of preventable vehicle theft, as criminals emerge from lockdown and race to ship stolen export vehicles ahead of the December Brexit deadline
Bumper bank holiday on the roads expected
27 August 2020
Bumper bank holiday on the roads expected
An estimated 18m leisure trips will be taken by car this weekend, 1.8m more than last year as drivers seek to make the most of what is the last bank holiday before Christmas in most of the UK, new research from RAC Breakdown suggests
Breakdowns surge by 160%
26 August 2020
Breakdowns surge by 160%
New research has found that breakdowns rose 160% from May to July. The figures have been released by the RAC and NFU Mutual, which suggest this rise could be down partly to the effects of the MOT extension and lockdown
CAPS and Advantage Parts Solutions tie up deal
26 August 2020
CAPS and Advantage Parts Solutions tie up deal
CAPS has been chosen as connectivity partner by Canadian-owned Advantage Parts Solutions
RAC wins three-year contract to inspect vehicles for BCA
26 August 2020
RAC wins three-year contract to inspect vehicles for BCA
Following a competitive pitch, the RAC has won a new three-year contract to provide specialist inspection services within the auction business of BCA, Europe's largest vehicle remarketing and automotive services group
ID.3 completes 531 kilometres on one charge
26 August 2020
ID.3 completes 531 kilometres on one charge
The new Volkswagen ID.31 has set its first range record: The electric car covered the 531 kilometers from Zwickau to Schaffhausen (Switzerland) on a single charge.
G3 Vehicle Auctions invests £12m in new site
25 August 2020
G3 Vehicle Auctions invests £12m in new site
With an aim to create the UK's most interactive vehicle marketplace, G3 Vehicle Auctions continue to buck the wider economic turmoil by pressing ahead with their new purpose-built facility, located off Junction 32 of the M62 in Yorkshire
McLaren introduces its new lightweight vehicle architecture
25 August 2020
McLaren introduces its new lightweight vehicle architecture
Mike Flewitt, CEO of luxury supercar maker McLaren Automotive, today confirmed the introduction of the brand's all-new, flexible, lightweight vehicle architecture which will underpin its next generation of electrified supercars
London and Cardiff earn £58.2m from traffic offences in a year
24 August 2020
London and Cardiff earn £58.2m from traffic offences in a year
The enforcement of traffic offences such as stopping on a yellow box junction, making an illegal turn or driving down a 'no entry' road raked in £58.2m in 2018/19 for authorities, according to data seen by the RAC
LEVC's authorised UK service network doubles
24 August 2020
LEVC's authorised UK service network doubles
LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has significantly grown its authorised service and maintenance network by signing a partnership with one of the UK's largest end-to-end fleet management companies, Rivus Fleet Solutions
IBIS Connect Turkey: from surviving to thriving
23 August 2020
IBIS Connect Turkey: from surviving to thriving
International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) has announced new online event IBISConnect Turkey
EV One warranty designed to provide 'peace of mind'
22 August 2020
EV One warranty designed to provide 'peace of mind'
The RAC Dealer Network is launching EV One, designed by Assurant, which provides cover for vehicles up to eight years old or with 80,000 miles on the clock
JLR upcycles aluminium to cut carbon emissions
21 August 2020
JLR upcycles aluminium to cut carbon emissions
Research by JLR has revealed how an innovative recycling process could upcycle aluminium waste from cans, bottle tops and end-of-life vehicles into the premium cars of the future and reduce production CO2 emissions by up to per cent
Ford trials tech that can predict accidents
21 August 2020
Ford trials tech that can predict accidents
A consortium led by Ford is developing an innovative predictive road safety tool which, using data from connected vehicles and intelligent roadside sensors, could help make roads in towns and cities safer
NIO new battery service
21 August 2020
NIO new battery service
NIO launches battery as a service (BaaS) designed to make EVs more economic and flexible
White cars continue to enjoy surge in popularity
20 August 2020
White cars continue to enjoy surge in popularity
The popularity of white cars continues to grow, outpacing every other colour with more being driven on Britain's roads now than ever before, but black remains most common
Boost in quote requests from UK's van drivers
20 August 2020
Boost in quote requests from UK's van drivers
The Van Insurer reports a boost in quote requests from UK's van drivers
UK government calls for automated lane keeping system evidence
20 August 2020
UK government calls for automated lane keeping system evidence
Government has launched a consultation on an automated system capable of taking vehicle control to make driving safer and easier
Copart launches vehicle grading system
19 August 2020
Copart launches vehicle grading system
Copart UK has launched a grading system to give buyers a clear and definable indication of a vehicle's condition - the move is designed to boost transparency of vehicle condition
Hyperion - hydrogen-powered electric supercar on its way
19 August 2020
Hyperion - hydrogen-powered electric supercar on its way
The Hyperion Company, a Southern California-based technology company specialising in hydrogen innovation, has revealed a sneak peek of its hydrogen-powered supercar, the XP-1.
30 under 30: rising stars – the 2020 winners
18 August 2020
30 under 30: rising stars – the 2020 winners
bodyshop magazine has announced the winners of this year's 30 under 30: rising stars awards
Speeding incidents triple during lockdown
18 August 2020
Speeding incidents triple during lockdown
A new AX study of telematics data shows motorists were speeding three times more frequently during lockdown compared to normal
Major EV network investment
18 August 2020
Major EV network investment
SEEIT has entered into an agreement with Electric Vehicle Network (EVN) to acquire an initial 112 rapid and ultra-fast EV charging stations across the UK for up to £50m
IBIS Latin America 2020
18 August 2020
IBIS Latin America 2020
Thursday 10th September – IBIS (International Bodyshop Industry Symposium) has become the glue that holds together the global auto collision repair industry – reserve your free place now!
ITAI Crash Test & Research Day 2021 announced
18 August 2020
ITAI Crash Test & Research Day 2021 announced
The Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators has announced next year's crash test day where they will provide a range of well-structured activities for industry professionals with a personal or commercial interest in collision investigation
Lucid Air the longest range EV with a range of 517 miles
17 August 2020
Lucid Air the longest range EV with a range of 517 miles
This was achieved with a single charge, during independent range testing at FEV North America, a in Auburn Hills, Michigan
Jaguar Land Rover opens new site in South West London
17 August 2020
Jaguar Land Rover opens new site in South West London
In its 70 years of trading, 'Jaguar Land Rover Thames Ditton', has evolved and expanded, now, this multi-million pound site in Sunbury-upon-Thames is where the company will reside as Guy Salmon South West London
Aston Martin creates new 007 limited edition sports cars
17 August 2020
Aston Martin creates new 007 limited edition sports cars
Aston Martin is celebrating the release of the 25th James Bond film, with two exclusive 007 special editions inspired by the cars featured in No Time to Die.
A man & his car - iconic cars and stories from the men who love them
16 August 2020
A man & his car - iconic cars and stories from the men who love them
An homage to an object of men's obsession, told in first-hand & original interviews with full-colour photography
Velodyne Lidar powers intelligent traffic management project
15 August 2020
Velodyne Lidar powers intelligent traffic management project
Velodyne has announced a partnership with University of Nevada, Reno to build smart and safer transportation infrastructure
PPG receives DOE funding for energy-saving automotive coatings
14 August 2020
PPG receives DOE funding for energy-saving automotive coatings
PPG Scientists to explore new algorithms and supercomputing resources to model paint flow, levelling for advanced multi-layer coatings systems
bodyshop to announce 30 under 30 rising stars on Monday
14 August 2020
bodyshop to announce 30 under 30 rising stars on Monday
Since nominations closed on 31 July, our judges have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to pick the best 30 candidates from among the record 80-plus entries we have received
Four-year old cars take the lead on BuyaCar.co.uk
14 August 2020
Four-year old cars take the lead on BuyaCar.co.uk
Record demand for used cars is sending prices soaring and motorists flocking to buy older cars to keep their costs down
Daimler reaches agreement over US diesel emissions claims
13 August 2020
Daimler reaches agreement over US diesel emissions claims
Daimler AG and its subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA have reached an agreement in principle with various US authorities to settle civil and environmental claims regarding emission control systems for passenger cars and vans in the United States
Call for petrol and diesel ban by 2030
13 August 2020
Call for petrol and diesel ban by 2030
A survey by Electric Vehicle Association (EVA) England shows that 82% of drivers believe the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans should end before 2035
Delphi expands brake inventory
13 August 2020
Delphi expands brake inventory
Delphi Technologies is expanding its aftermarket braking program to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving vehicle parc in Europe
Lloyds Banking signs new insurance deal with BGL
13 August 2020
Lloyds Banking signs new insurance deal with BGL
Customer growth and major tech and online banking integration forms key part of ambitious five-year roadmap
Caravan alert! Admiral warning during Sumer peak
13 August 2020
Caravan alert! Admiral warning during Sumer peak
Admiral claims data reveals 20% of caravan accidents happen in August with almost half (48%) of caravan-related claims taking place during the summer months
Aviva partner with eBay UK for reclaimed parts
12 August 2020
Aviva partner with eBay UK for reclaimed parts
eBay UK has been working closely with multiple insurers, recyclers and collision repairers over the past 18 months to deploy its newly developed eBay for Business B2B platform designed to identify available Reclaimed Original Equipment (ROE) parts
Long-term test drive is preferred route to trial EVs
12 August 2020
Long-term test drive is preferred route to trial EVs
An Auto Trader survey of 2,025 UK drivers for its latest report - Long Term Test Drive, reveals that 70% of UK motorists would be interested in leasing an electric vehicle for a two to three year prolonged test-drive before committing to purchasing

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