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Drivers risk tyre incidents

Friday, 20 October 2017

Drivers risk tyre incidents

Drivers are increasing their motoring costs as well as the risk of being involved in an incident by ignoring tyre maintenance, according to TyreSafe.

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Australia’s Holden is no more

Friday, 20 October 2017

Australia’s Holden is no more

BBC reports that Australia has called time on the nation’s production of Holden vehicles.

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Automotive apprentices recognised for their talent

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Automotive apprentices recognised for their talent

Learners from across the motor industry have been recognised at the Institute of the Motor Industry’s (IMI) annual Outstanding Achiever Awards ceremony.

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Daimler recalls 1 million Mercedes-Benz

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Daimler recalls 1 million Mercedes-Benz

Reuters reports that German carmaker Daimler AG is recalling more than 1 million Mercedes-Benz cars and sport utility vehicles globally in order to address airbag issues.

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VW’s plans to fund EVs

Thursday, 12 October 2017

VW’s plans to fund EVs

Reuters reports that Volkswagen has a plan to improve its profitability.

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Demand for new cars declines

Thursday, 05 October 2017

Demand for new cars declines

UK new car market falls for sixth consecutive month in September – down -9.3% to 426,170 units.

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Man sentenced for false injury claims

Thursday, 05 October 2017

Man sentenced for false injury claims

This week, Mohammed Taj, 56 and Shahnaz Zaman, 46 both of Brookhill Road, Birmingham have been sentenced for fraud by false representation and conspiracy to commit fraud

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Are you tyre safe?

Wednesday, 04 October 2017

Are you tyre safe?

Motorists are being given the chance to demonstrate their tyre safety knowledge by taking part in the unique TyreSafe Test.

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Velar scores five stars

Wednesday, 04 October 2017

Velar scores five stars

Range Rover is the latest brand to capitalise on increasing popularity of SUVs in Europe with the launch of the brand new Velar.

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Nissan to recall 1.21m new cars

Tuesday, 03 October 2017

Nissan to recall 1.21m new cars

Reuters reports that Nissan Motor Company Ltd is to recall all new passenger cars it sold in Japan in the last three years. This will equate to 1.2m new cars.

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Nissan's thirst for new technology

Tuesday, 03 October 2017

Nissan's thirst for new technology

BBC reports that Nissan has evolved a technology that will alert the driver if they are showing signs of dehydration.

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Road deaths highest in six years

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Road deaths highest in six years

An increase in the number of vulnerable road users being killed on Britain’s roads shows a need for a renewed push for safety.

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Drivers urged to insist on AEB

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Drivers urged to insist on AEB

IAM RoadSmart, the RAC and a coalition of road safety and motor industry bodies are encouraging private and fleet car buyers to insist on Autonomous Emergency Braking when they buy their next new car

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Daimler buys German ride-sharing service flinc

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Daimler buys German ride-sharing service flinc

Reuters reports that Daimler has bought German ride-sharing firm flinc.

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Modern security no deterrent for thieves

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Modern security no deterrent for thieves

The number of vehicles stolen has risen by nearly a third in the past three years, according to figures seen by RAC Insurance.

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Automakers face big fines for missing targets

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Automakers face big fines for missing targets

PA Consulting’s recent report shows that many major automakers will not meet the European Union’s upcoming carbon dioxide emissions goal, resulting in large fines.

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CMA tackles comparison sites

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

CMA tackles comparison sites

Following an in-depth study, the CMA is setting clear ground rules for all online comparison tools and opening an investigation into one site.

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Volvo’s electric plans recognised by UN

Friday, 22 September 2017

Volvo’s electric plans recognised by UN

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has been recognised by the United Nations for its ground-breaking electrification strategy in the latest report from the UN’s Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.

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Continental Tyres addresses Westminster

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Continental Tyres addresses Westminster

Continental Tyres, the global tyre and technology leader, has been selected to share its expertise in the Government’s Parliamentary Review 2016/17.

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Euro NCAP received innovation award

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Euro NCAP received innovation award

Last week at their 20th Anniversary Event, Euro NCAP was presented with the prestigious Innovation Award from Global NCAP in recognition of the continuous evolution of its vehicle rating Roadmap

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Record calls for vehicle sales code

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Record calls for vehicle sales code

The Motor Ombudsman, the automotive dispute resolution provider, has seen nearly 13,000 consumer contacts since the Stage Two Chartered Trading Standards Institute-approved Motor Industry Code of Practice for Vehicle Sales, was launched a year ago.

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GEM supports Project EDWARD

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

GEM supports Project EDWARD

GEM supports Project EDWARD Road safety and breakdown recovery provider GEM Motoring Assist is once again proud to be supporting Project EDWARD, the European day Without A Road Death, which is scheduled for this Thursday 21 September.

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Friday, 15 September 2017

IAEA written exams

The Institute’s Education Group have announced that re-sits of section 1 and 2 of the IAEA written exams will be held on Monday 15 January 2018.

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Children are the worst passengers

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Children are the worst passengers

A poll by the UK’s biggest road safety charity IAM RoadSmart of more than 2,300 visitors to our website has lifted the lid on some of the worst motoring distractions drivers have spotted on the road

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MOT fines provide £35m Treasury income

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

MOT fines provide £35m Treasury income

A series of Freedom of Information requested by Carbuyer to the UK’s 45 police forces uncovers big fines for drivers

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House of Lords urged to ban nuisance calls

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

House of Lords urged to ban nuisance calls

Peers must seize an opportunity today to put an end to the scourge of cold calls and texts by personal injury claims management firms, say lawyers

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Continental hopes for the future

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Continental hopes for the future

Continental is introducing two new tyre technology concepts that will make for even greater road safety and comfort in the future.

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Euro NCAP launches Road Map 2025

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Euro NCAP launches Road Map 2025

Euro NCAP launches its Road Map 2025, setting out for the first time the programme’s priorities for the mobility and technological revolution the auto industry is just beginning to experience.

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Consumers quick to change

Thursday, 07 September 2017

Consumers quick to change

Consumers change their cars more often than they do their gadgets and gizmos, according to insight from automotive experts, hpi.

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Occupant protection a side issue for some

Wednesday, 06 September 2017

Occupant protection a side issue for some

Euro NCAP has released safety ratings for nine new cars.

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UK toughens up emissions tests

Friday, 01 September 2017

UK toughens up emissions tests

Toughest ever new car emissions tests come into force today.

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Trade-in schemes launched to attract buyers

Friday, 01 September 2017

Trade-in schemes launched to attract buyers

BBC reports that automakers have stepped up to offer scrappage schemes in order to attract new business.

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VW cleans up for summer

Friday, 01 September 2017

VW cleans up for summer

VW has created ane air conditioning system that uses an air quality sensor and active biogenic filter to keep pollen, fungal spores and particulates out of cars.

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Automakers face global fines

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Automakers face global fines

European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has told Business Insider that VW, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Audi could face ’very high’ fines

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MIB hit by rise in claims for uninsured accidents

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

MIB hit by rise in claims for uninsured accidents

For the first time in more than a decade, MIB is seeing an increase in the number of claims made following accidents with uninsured drivers.

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Solar roof now possible

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Solar roof now possible

Reuters reports that Audi is working with China's Hanergy Thin Film Power Group to integrate solar cells into panoramic glass roofs for an upcoming Audi electric vehicle (EV).

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New technology slashes engine emissions

Thursday, 24 August 2017

New technology slashes engine emissions

British manufacturer CGON has released a revolutionary new range of hydrogen additive products that can reduce engine emissions by up to 80% and offer fuel savings of up to 20%.

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Insurance for lawnmowers?

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Insurance for lawnmowers?

Owners of vehicles like golf buggies and motorised lawnmowers could be forced to take out third party insurance following a ruling by the European Court of Justice.

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GM accused of threats and meddling

Friday, 18 August 2017

GM accused of threats and meddling

Reuters reports that General Motors Co (GM) has been accused of meddling in settlement talks and issuing threats that led to the cancelling of an agreement.

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Full connection needed

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Full connection needed

The UK’s biggest independent road safety charity IAM RoadSmart maintains that we will not gain the full safety benefits of self-driving cars until every car on the road is connected to each other

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Drivers urged to 'back off'

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Drivers urged to 'back off'

Motorists who drive too close to the car in front are the target of a campaign to reduce the number of road traffic injuries.

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Plenham appoints Moseley as CEO

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Plenham appoints Moseley as CEO

Jason Moseley has been appointed as the new chief executive officer at Plenham Ltd.

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Connected cars under threat despite government protection

Monday, 14 August 2017

Connected cars under threat despite government protection

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) welcomes government guidelines to reduce the hacking risk of internet-connected cars, but urges focus on the technicians that work on the vehicles too.

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Thieves turn to keyless ‘relay attack’

Monday, 14 August 2017

Thieves turn to keyless ‘relay attack’

As September’s plate change looms, a reminder is served that more cars are stolen without keys as criminals exploit weaknesses in security technology.

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Motorists in mobile phone ignorance

Thursday, 03 August 2017

Motorists in mobile phone ignorance

Many motorists are still flouting the law and putting their lives, and those of other road users, at risk

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Porsche to recall 22,000 cars

Friday, 28 July 2017

Porsche to recall 22,000 cars

22,000 Porsche cars are due to be recalled in order to remove illegal emissions-controlling software.

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Industry ‘not ready’ to scrap petrol and diesel

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Industry ‘not ready’ to scrap petrol and diesel

Electric and hybrid cars have seen a 47% growth this year

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Audi issues emissions software

Friday, 21 July 2017

Audi issues emissions software

Audi is offering the owners of 850,000 diesel cars a software upgrade to ‘improve emissions behaviour

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Motorists blind to tread depth

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Motorists blind to tread depth

A new survey from Venson Automotive Solutions reveals that 69% of motorists don’t know the correct legal tyre tread depth limit of 1.6mm

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Motor premiums rising at fastest rate ever

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Motor premiums rising at fastest rate ever

11% year on year increase as Discount Rate and Insurance Premium Tax take effect

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Zurich’s investigation uncovers ‘sophisticated’ fraud

Friday, 14 July 2017

Zurich’s investigation uncovers ‘sophisticated’ fraud

Zurich Insurance and the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) have investigated recent suspicious claims and found that there is an ‘organised and sophisticated Eastern European fraud ring’

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Premiums at record levels

Monday, 10 July 2017

Premiums at record levels

Drivers in nearly all age groups are paying record amounts for their car insurance

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Dishonest claims worth £1.3bn in 2016

Friday, 07 July 2017

Dishonest claims worth £1.3bn in 2016

Organised insurance fraud, such as ‘crash for cash’ staged accidents, down as the industry turns up the heat on criminal gangs.

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Volvo to go all electric

Thursday, 06 July 2017

Volvo to go all electric

Volvo Cars has announced that every Volvo it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor

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Euro NCAP releases more 5 * ratings

Thursday, 06 July 2017

Euro NCAP releases more 5 * ratings

Euro NCAP has published the safety ratings of six new cars and the rating of the Ford Mustang facelift.

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Ocado trials self-driving vehicles

Tuesday, 04 July 2017

Ocado trials self-driving vehicles

Reuters reports that Ocado has been trialling self-driving vehicles over the past two weeks.

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MIB celebrates 10 year anniversary

Friday, 30 June 2017

MIB celebrates 10 year anniversary

This month MIB is celebrating 10 years of its Police Helpline service tackling uninsured driving in partnership with the police.

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Young drivers prioritise price over safety

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Young drivers prioritise price over safety

The study reveals that three quarters (76%) of young drivers aged 17-24 own a second hand car, yet despite this, safety is not a priority for these drivers when purchasing a vehicle.

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VW focuses on connected cars

Thursday, 29 June 2017

VW focuses on connected cars

From 2019, Volkswagen will start fitting its first models with pWLAN as standard

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Cyber-attack was destroy mission

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Cyber-attack was destroy mission

BBC reports that the Petya malware variant that hit businesses around the world was probably targeting data to destroy

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GEM reiterates seatbelt importance

Monday, 26 June 2017

GEM reiterates seatbelt importance

Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is keen to remind every vehicle occupant how important it is to wear a seatbelt on every journey.

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Insurance sector benefits UK economy

Monday, 26 June 2017

Insurance sector benefits UK economy

The insurance and long term savings sector is one of the UK’s most productive industries, adding more than £40bn a year to the economy and helping Britain thrive

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Millennials rate insurance low on list

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Millennials rate insurance low on list

Over three quarters of 18-24 year olds admit they buckle to social pressures causing them to make decisions they later regret, new research reveals

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Takata to ‘seek bankruptcy protection’

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Takata to ‘seek bankruptcy protection’

Reuters reports that Takata Corp. will file for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo on Monday.

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Tesla crash driver was warned

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Tesla crash driver was warned

The National transportation Safety Board has released a report on the fatal Tesla crash of May 2016.

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Cheapest runners revealed

Monday, 19 June 2017

Cheapest runners revealed

The latest analysis from automotive data experts, cap hpi, looks at the total cost of ownership (TCO) to reveal the cars with the lowest motoring costs over the first three years.

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Fiat Chrysler recalling 297,000 over air bags

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Fiat Chrysler recalling 297,000 over air bags

Reuters reports that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is recalling 297,000 older minivans in North America because of a wiring problem that can lead to inadvertent air bag deployments

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New salvage code released

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

New salvage code released

The updated insurance industry code of practice for dealing with motor salvage is being published today, ten years after it was last reviewed.

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Laird takes top honour

Friday, 09 June 2017

Laird takes top honour

Automotive experts Laird have been recognised by the legal and insurance industries for its expert witness services.

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Electric vehicles hit new high

Wednesday, 07 June 2017

Electric vehicles hit new high

Reuters reports that the number of electric vehicles on roads worldwide rose to a record high of 2 million last year.

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Thatcham addresses spiralling cost of repair

Tuesday, 06 June 2017

Thatcham addresses spiralling cost of repair

Vehicle manufacturers urged to engage with repair industry, to bring costs under control as average repair bills spiral by 32% over the last three years

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Fraud attempt foiled by IFED

Tuesday, 06 June 2017

Fraud attempt foiled by IFED

A man has been sentenced to six months in prison after he caused a car crash and then tried to claim for damages and a personal injury.

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British motorists increase online purchases

Tuesday, 06 June 2017

British motorists increase online purchases

UK automotive aftermarket increases turnover to £21.6bn as more high tech vehicles hit the road.

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Fake car crash fraudsters sentenced

Tuesday, 06 June 2017

Fake car crash fraudsters sentenced

On Monday 22 May, three men pleaded guilty at Bradford Crown Court to fraud by false representation, following an investigation by the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED).

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Thatcham recruits new CTO

Tuesday, 06 June 2017

Thatcham recruits new CTO

Richard Billyeald joins Thatcham Research on 14 August 2017 as Chief Technical Officer

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Cutting-edge technologies at ‘Future Lab’

Monday, 05 June 2017

Cutting-edge technologies at ‘Future Lab’

Many fantastic new technological concepts will be on display the new FOS Future Lab feature from 29 June to 2 July.

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Skoda and MINI get top safety ratings

Thursday, 01 June 2017

Skoda and MINI get top safety ratings

Euro NCAP has released the results of four new cars.

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IPT raise puts more pressure on families

Thursday, 01 June 2017

IPT raise puts more pressure on families

Latest hike in Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) could add an extra £47 to the average annual household bill.

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VW Vans set high standard

Thursday, 01 June 2017

VW Vans set high standard

Volkswagen is to become the first commercial vehicle brand to fit all its vans with autonomous emergency braking systems (Front Assist with City Emergency Braking)

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Fiat Chrysler accused of cheating

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Fiat Chrysler accused of cheating

BBC reports that The US government is suing car firm Fiat Chrysler, alleging the firm sold vehicles with "defeat devices" that helped them pass emissions tests.

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VW announces further recalls

Friday, 19 May 2017

VW announces further recalls

Volkswagen Group is recalling nearly 600,000 vehicles in China for safety reasons.

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Tories promise to tackle whiplash fraud

Friday, 19 May 2017

Tories promise to tackle whiplash fraud

ABI comments on the Tory manifesto

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Friday, 19 May 2017

Celebration Dinner May 2017

Our Annual Dinner took place at Inchyra Grange Hotel, Polmont, on 19 May

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Recall tool sees substantial rise

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Recall tool sees substantial rise

The Motor Ombudsman, the automotive dispute resolution provider, has recorded a substantial 80% rise in the usage of its online Vehicle Recalls tool.

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Volvo halts new diesel production

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Volvo halts new diesel production

Reuters reports that Swedish carmaker Volvo's latest generation of diesel engines could be its last as the cost of reducing emissions of nitrogen oxide is becoming too much

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Cyber attack is ‘wake-up’ call

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Cyber attack is ‘wake-up’ call

The Association of British Insurers has told the crash repair industry that the cyber attacks that hit the NHS and other organisations in more than 150 countries is a ‘wake-up call’ for all businesses.

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IMI receives governmental approval

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

IMI receives governmental approval

Motor industry body, Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), has received confirmation from the Department for Education (DfE) that 22 IMI qualifications will be listed on the 2019 Performance Tables

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Flying car is a step closer

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Flying car is a step closer

Toyota is set to back Cartivator group engineers in a bid to develop a flying car.

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Ford 'set to shed 10% of workforce'

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Ford 'set to shed 10% of workforce'

BBC reports that in an effort to boost profits, Ford is planning to cut around 10% of its global workforce

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Production halted by cyber attack

Monday, 15 May 2017

Production halted by cyber attack

Friday 12 May saw carmakers Renault and Nissan affected by a cyber attack that hit their computer systems.

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Keep on course with satnav

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Keep on course with satnav

Satellite navigation systems (sat navs) are a 'must have' these days but many road users fail to use this travel companion in the correct or safe manner.

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

IAEA London Region Meeting

On Wednesday 10 May, 24 members and guests from the London Region gathered at our North venue, Rye Street Coachworks in Borehamwood for an insight into fraud investigation presented by Dudley Walton from DLB investigations.

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Insight into fraud investigation

On Wednesday 10 May, 24 members and guests from the London Region gathered at our North venue, Rye Street Coachworks in Borehamwood for an insight into fraud investigation presented by Dudley Walton from DLB investigations.

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Eyes on the road

Tuesday, 09 May 2017

Eyes on the road

Research by Direct Line Car Insurance has revealed that more than 11 million motorists (28%) have been involved in a collision, either because they weren’t looking at the road or because they didn’t check their blind spot.

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AALG set for launch

Tuesday, 09 May 2017

AALG set for launch

The Automotive Aftermarket Liaison Group (AALG) is set for its official launch on Tuesday 23 May.

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Diesel scrappage scheme on the cards

Monday, 08 May 2017

Diesel scrappage scheme on the cards

BBC reports that the government's draft clean air plan has been dismissed as ‘toothless’ and ‘weak’ by critics.

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Nissan addresses distracted driving

Wednesday, 03 May 2017

Nissan addresses distracted driving

Nissan GB appears to be going where insurers fear to tread by developing a solution to block mobile phone reception in its cars

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Tech giants battle it out

Wednesday, 03 May 2017

Tech giants battle it out

Ride-sharing firm Uber and Google’s Waymo are set to face each other in court over accusations of ‘trade secret’ self-driving car technology theft.

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Technology still a mystery to insurers

Wednesday, 03 May 2017

Technology still a mystery to insurers

Digital transformation is playing a key role in merger and acquisition strategy in the insurance industry.

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Post roundtable focuses on ADAS

Wednesday, 03 May 2017

Post roundtable focuses on ADAS

A recent Post roundtable, in association with National Windscreens focused on ADAS and the implications for insurers, repairers and customers.

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