IAEA 90th Anniversary event – UPDATE
31 May 2022
IAEA 90th Anniversary event – UPDATE
IAEA AGM 2022 has been added to the programme and discounted prices for Conference and Awards Dinner extended to 30th June 2022
Crash for cash scams spreading
27 June 2022
Crash for cash scams spreading
The Insurance Fraud Bureau says (IFB) it has found evidence that 'crash for cash' fraudsters are starting to operate in new areas in the UK
Government cancels plug-in car grants with immediate effect
24 June 2022
Government cancels plug-in car grants with immediate effect
The UK government has closed the plug-in car grant scheme to new orders of electric vehicles (EVs) – which were worth up to £1,500
Volvo doubles TTP numbers
24 June 2022
Volvo doubles TTP numbers
Volvo Car UK has doubled the number of contractors within its Temporary Technician Programme (TTP) with Autotech Recruit
Spectacular supercars to star at London Concours
23 June 2022
Spectacular supercars to star at London Concours
The London Concours, presented by Montres Breguet, has revealed the line-up of exotic supercars that will be on show in the heart of the City in just under a week's time
PPG introduces PPG DIGIMATCH camera and PPG VisualizID software
23 June 2022
PPG introduces PPG DIGIMATCH camera and PPG VisualizID software
PPG has announced the introduction of PPG VISUALIZID™ advanced 3D visualization software and the PPG DIGIMATCH™ digital colour camera for easier and faster colour matching in body shops.
eDriving launches non-telematics version of its Mentor Driver App
22 June 2022
eDriving launches non-telematics version of its Mentor Driver App
eDrivingSM, a Solera company, and global provider of digital driver risk management solutions, has announced Mentor Insight – the non-telematics version of its award-winning driver safety app, MentorSM
Audatex's Market Value Manager offers live data streams
21 June 2022
Audatex's Market Value Manager offers live data streams
Real-time data offers fair settlement to customers and better profit margins to dealers
Missed out on ITAI's Crash Day?
21 June 2022
Missed out on ITAI's Crash Day?
Or, you were you there and you would like to see more…
Mercier joins Ageas as head of standard motor
21 June 2022
Mercier joins Ageas as head of standard motor
Neil Mercier has joined Ageas as head of standard motor as the insurer continues to double down on the personal lines market
DeGould expands its team with eight appointments
21 June 2022
DeGould expands its team with eight appointments
The automated vehicle inspection company has announced the growth of its expert team with eight new appointments across the machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI) and engineering sector
EV repairs slower and more costly
21 June 2022
EV repairs slower and more costly
Activate Group reports that key-to-key times for EV and hybrid vehicles are up to 16% longer than vehicles with combustion engines
The new Silence S01plus
20 June 2022
The new Silence S01plus
Silence UK has combined its electric performance with electrifying style, with the addition of the new range-topping S01plus model to its e-moto scooter range
Copart CEO recognised in Women awards
20 June 2022
Copart CEO recognised in Women awards
CEO of Copart UK & Ireland Jane Pocock was a finalist in the Executive Category of the 2022 Autocar Great Women in the British Car Industry Top 100
Qapter® Intelligent Triage to accelerates claim resolution from FNOL
20 June 2022
Qapter® Intelligent Triage to accelerates claim resolution from FNOL
Solera/Audatex has launched its new Qapter® Intelligent Triage, a global visual intelligence service designed to enable claims handlers to improve the speed and accuracy of triage decisions following the first notice of loss (FNOL)
Allianz Commercial strengthens motor claims team
13 June 2022
Allianz Commercial strengthens motor claims team
Motor damage expert Nick Rossiter and recoveries specialist Lee Crouch are joining the Allianz Commercial motor claims team as technical managers
Renault announces Fixter acquisition
13 June 2022
Renault announces Fixter acquisition
Renault Group has acquired start-up Fixter, a digital platform which connects customers to repairers
BS10125 standard public consultation period extended
10 June 2022
BS10125 standard public consultation period extended
All players are invited submit comments on the Standard's revise
Volkswagen publishes Responsible raw materials report
07 June 2022
Volkswagen publishes Responsible raw materials report
The Volkswagen Group is striving to lead the automotive industry from the front in the field of responsible raw material sourcing
Skills shortage may stunt the auto industry's software ambitions
06 June 2022
Skills shortage may stunt the auto industry's software ambitions
The automotive industry's new-found interest in software as a product differentiator is at risk of being compromised by a lack of quality computer science graduates, warns connectivity pioneer VNC Automotive
Volvo Cars is first car maker to join SteelZero initiative
06 June 2022
Volvo Cars is first car maker to join SteelZero initiative
Volvo Cars has become the first car maker to sign up to the SteelZero initiative, which aims to increase demand for fossil-free steel and accelerate a transition to carbon neutrality in the global steel industry
Jaguar Classic E-type debuts at Platinum Jubilee Pageant
06 June 2022
Jaguar Classic E-type debuts at Platinum Jubilee Pageant
Jaguar Classic showcased a bespoke Jaguar E-type at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Pageant on 5 June 2022
CVs reach record share of vehicles on road
01 June 2022
CVs reach record share of vehicles on road
The number of commercial vehicles on Britain's roads has reached the highest level in history, according to the latest annual Motorparc data, published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)
Large 'chop shop' found by West Midlands Police
31 May 2022
Large 'chop shop' found by West Midlands Police
West Midlands Police have uncovered a large chop shop after tracing a stolen car to a scrap yard in Birmingham on 25 May
Three quarters of a million EVs now on UK roads
31 May 2022
Three quarters of a million EVs now on UK roads
According to SMMT, electric vehicle use rises by 71% to 748,349 cars, vans, buses and trucks, with growth in all sectors
Maserati MC20 Cielo global premiere
30 May 2022
Maserati MC20 Cielo global premiere
The Cielo is a "first-of-its-kind" spyder: getting in and driving the car is like diving into a new holistic dimension.
Hispano Suiza at the Peralada Castle Museum
30 May 2022
Hispano Suiza at the Peralada Castle Museum
The history of Hispano Suiza is showcased, for the very first time, in the Peralada Castle Museum (Girona, Spain) where visitors can see the past and present of the legendary brand founded in 1904 by Damián Mateu and Mark Birkigt.
OEC becomes IBIS Global Summit Gold Partner
27 May 2022
OEC becomes IBIS Global Summit Gold Partner
The International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) is the world's only global collision repair market conference
VW agree NOx emissions settlement
26 May 2022
VW agree NOx emissions settlement
The Volkswagen Group and the English & Welsh claimants have reached an out of court settlement in the Volkswagen NOx Emissions Group Litigation
A new chapter begins as electric Moke hits the road for summer
26 May 2022
A new chapter begins as electric Moke hits the road for summer
Moke International has announced the first deliveries of the new all-electric Moke, manufactured in the UK, ready for a glorious summer of open-air motoring
Layton Davies joins the GT Motive team
26 May 2022
Layton Davies joins the GT Motive team
Layton Davies has joined estimating software company GT Motive as they accelerate their growth within the UK claims market
Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen & Volvo top EuroNCAP ratings
25 May 2022
Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen & Volvo top EuroNCAP ratings
Euro NCAP has published its third round of safety results for 2022
VDA of the Year - entry deadline: 31 May
25 May 2022
VDA of the Year - entry deadline: 31 May
Time is running out for nominations - enter now!
Citroën announces UK pricing for Ami
25 May 2022
Citroën announces UK pricing for Ami
Citroën UK has revealed pricing and specification details for the exciting new Ami 100% ëlectric quadricycle and its light goods variant, My Ami Cargo
Aviva reveals changing nature of fraud
25 May 2022
Aviva reveals changing nature of fraud
Aviva uncovered more than 11,000 instances of insurance fraud last year, with motor accounting for about 60% of all fraudulent claims detected
Volta Trucks confirms Paneltex for the full−electric Volta Zero
25 May 2022
Volta Trucks confirms Paneltex for the full−electric Volta Zero
Volta Trucks, the disruptive full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, has confirmed that Paneltex has been appointed as the supplier of ambient cargo boxes for the full-electric Volta Zero
Ford faces sales and production ban in Germany over patent laws
24 May 2022
Ford faces sales and production ban in Germany over patent laws
According to Autovista 24, US manufacturer Ford is facing a nation-wide sales and production ban on its vehicles in Germany, as the carmaker has been accused of violating wireless-technology patents.
DfT announce new trial to banish loud engines and exhausts
24 May 2022
DfT announce new trial to banish loud engines and exhausts
The Department for Transport (DfT) has revealed a new trial of innovative noise cameras, in a move to help provide evidence to police to take actions against drivers with loud engines and exhausts
Whiplash Reforms: One year on, success or failure?
24 May 2022
Whiplash Reforms: One year on, success or failure?
'Whiplash Reforms: One year on, success or failure?', it is one year since the Official Injury Claim (OIC) portal was launched and the whiplash reforms in the Civil Liability Act came into force
Government announces £40m autonomous funding
24 May 2022
Government announces £40m autonomous funding
The UK government has announced it is committing £40m to accelerate the development of commercial self-driving services
Which? names Kia 'Car Brand of the Year'
23 May 2022
Which? names Kia 'Car Brand of the Year'
Kia UK Limited has been named 'Car Brand of the Year' at the Which? Awards 2022
bodyshop Magazine #UKGBE2022 Launch Party
23 May 2022
bodyshop Magazine #UKGBE2022 Launch Party
bodyshop magazine is inviting the UK collision repair industry to a brand-new networking occasion from 6:00pm on 7 June to kick-off the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event presented by Automechanika, which runs 8-9 June at the NEC, Birmingham
VDA of the Year - entry deadline looms
20 May 2022
VDA of the Year - entry deadline looms
Time is running out for nominations - enter now
Showtime: Commercial Vehicle Show 2022 preview
20 May 2022
Showtime: Commercial Vehicle Show 2022 preview
As the UK's largest and best-attended road transport exhibition, the Commercial Vehicle Show is not to be missed by anyone involved in the industry
SYNETIQ's first sustainability manager and new ISO accreditation
20 May 2022
SYNETIQ's first sustainability manager and new ISO accreditation
IAA's UK-based business unit, SYNETIQ Ltd, has appointed its first sustainability manager, Elisa Caton, as it aims to ensure environmental awareness is embedded across all its operations
Oxbotica's first zero-occupancy autonomous vehicle journey on-road
20 May 2022
Oxbotica's first zero-occupancy autonomous vehicle journey on-road
The all-electric AppliedEV vehicle, driven by Oxbotica, is operating in Oxford with no on-board driver, marking the next step in commercialising AV technology
London's e-scooter rental trial extends to November
20 May 2022
London's e-scooter rental trial extends to November
TfL and London Councils have extended the capital's trial of rental e-scooters from 6 June until 20 November this year, which will allow the trial to further explore how e-scooters could play a role in a sustainable transport network
EVs impact repair capacity
19 May 2022
EVs impact repair capacity
Every stage of the repair journey impacted by electric vehicle volume growth
Crash Day from the Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators
19 May 2022
Crash Day from the Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators
June sees the return of the research day where you will be able to attend - for free - and view many staged crashes. There will also be a number of stands and some 'audience participation' events
Allianz Commercial has appointed Nick Kelsall as head of motor claims
18 May 2022
Allianz Commercial has appointed Nick Kelsall as head of motor claims
Nick joined Allianz in the UK in 2015 as technical claims manager, progressing to fraud manager and head of insurance claims, with a secondment to head of motor
Mercedes-Benz and Sila high silicon automotive battery breakthrough
18 May 2022
Mercedes-Benz and Sila high silicon automotive battery breakthrough
Mercedes is working with Sila, a next-generation battery materials company, to incorporate Sila's silicon anode chemistry in batteries which are optionally available for the first time in the upcoming electric Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Ongoing external pressures influence market in April
18 May 2022
Ongoing external pressures influence market in April
Used car values averaged £8,552 at BCA in April 2022 as the used marketplace continued to find its level in the face of numerous external economic pressures and the disruption to trading that the Easter break and Bank Holidays inevitably bring
Chemical fingerprint tyre database launch
17 May 2022
Chemical fingerprint tyre database launch
Vehicle emissions testing company, Emissions Analytics, has launched a tyre database, the product of over two years of testing and evaluation
IAM RoadSmart welcomes progress on smart motorways
13 May 2022
IAM RoadSmart welcomes progress on smart motorways
Statement from Neil Greig, Director of Policy and Research, IAM RoadSmart
Peugeot 308 and 308 SW launch in the UK
12 May 2022
Peugeot 308 and 308 SW launch in the UK
Peugeot has launched the New Peugeot 308 and 308 SW in the UK with prices starting at £25,270 for the New 308 and £26,470 for the New 308 SW
IAEA at BIBA today and tomorrow
11 May 2022
IAEA at BIBA today and tomorrow
The IAEA is exhibiting at BIBA for two days, represented by council members, Gary Hunt and Phil Briggs
Strong start for used car market
11 May 2022
Strong start for used car market
The UK's used car market increased 5.1% in the first quarter of 2022, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Qashqai and VW ID.5 excel in Highway Assist tests
11 May 2022
Qashqai and VW ID.5 excel in Highway Assist tests
As part of its ongoing evaluation of assisted driving technology, Euro NCAP has tested Highway Assistance systems offered on four recent cars
First Aston Martin DBX707 customer car completed
10 May 2022
First Aston Martin DBX707 customer car completed
Aston Martin DBX707, the world's most powerful luxury SUV, has begun to roar off the assembly line at St Athan, Wales
Beaulieu's Spring Autojumble
10 May 2022
Beaulieu's Spring Autojumble
With less than two weeks to go until the greatly anticipated return of Beaulieu's Spring Autojumble, there's still time to get involved with the buying and selling action and meet classic car experts at the packed event on 14th and 15th May
Average cost of motor insurance has fallen by 5% so far this year
09 May 2022
Average cost of motor insurance has fallen by 5% so far this year
The average price paid by motorists for their motor insurance in the first quarter of 2022 fell by 5% to its lowest level in nearly seven years, according to the ABI's latest Motor Insurance Premium Tracker, published today
LCV registrations hit by supply chain shortages
07 May 2022
LCV registrations hit by supply chain shortages
UK light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations declined to 21,597 units in April, down 29.1% year-on-year
Global shortages impacting UK production
06 May 2022
Global shortages impacting UK production
UK new car registrations fell by 15.8% to 119,167 units in April, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Volvo Cars reports sales of 47,150 cars in April
04 May 2022
Volvo Cars reports sales of 47,150 cars in April
Volvo Cars reports sales of 47,150 cars in April, down 24.8 per cent compared with the same month last year.
BIBA conference 2022 – just one week to go
04 May 2022
BIBA conference 2022 – just one week to go
The conference agenda includes regulation, politics, insurance and the life of an Olympian family
VDA of the Year deadline extended
03 May 2022
VDA of the Year deadline extended
bodyshop magazine has extended the nominations window for its bodyshop Awards 2022 including the IAEA sponsored VDA of the Year Award
DAF delivers five CF Electric trucks to Amazon UK
02 May 2022
DAF delivers five CF Electric trucks to Amazon UK
The 37-tonne GCW fully-electric vehicles join Amazon's middle mile delivery fleet, transporting goods with zero tailpipe emissions
VW to make charging easier and more convenient
29 April 2022
VW to make charging easier and more convenient
The Volkswagen Group is launching a major quality offensive in terms of charging and energy
Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in carwow
29 April 2022
Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in carwow
Volvo Cars has taken a strategic minority stake in carwow, a leading online marketplace for buying and selling cars, through the Volvo Cars Tech Fund, its venture capital arm
SMMT bi-annual MOT proposals statement
28 April 2022
SMMT bi-annual MOT proposals statement
Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive responds to bi-annual MOT proposals
Fifth of car sales now battery-electric
28 April 2022
Fifth of car sales now battery-electric
One in five cars sold in the UK is a battery-electric vehicle, new SMMT report
Aviva introduces AI to claims
27 April 2022
Aviva introduces AI to claims
UK insurer Aviva has signed an agreement with Tractable
Fuel consumption number one priority
27 April 2022
Fuel consumption number one priority
UK car buyers - 57% declare fuel consumption as one of their most important factors when considering their next vehicle purchase
GoHub, set to revolutionise electric vehicle charging infrastructure
26 April 2022
GoHub, set to revolutionise electric vehicle charging infrastructure
ZipCharge, has revealed the GoHub, the world's first portable EV charging infrastructure for shared, public use
Nissan's driver-assistance tech aims to enhance collision avoidance
25 April 2022
Nissan's driver-assistance tech aims to enhance collision avoidance
Nissan has announced new driver-assistance technology designed to utilise highly accurate, real-time information about the vehicle's surrounding environment to dramatically enhance collision avoidance
OTA software upgrades continue for Stellantis, Volvo, and Polestar
22 April 2022
OTA software upgrades continue for Stellantis, Volvo, and Polestar
Stellantis has signed a multi-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Qualcomm Technologies to use the Snapdragon Digital Chassis
EV Show 2022 returns to ExCeL
21 April 2022
EV Show 2022 returns to ExCeL
The 2nd Annual London EV Show will host a comprehensive conference and exhibition for the entire value chain, facilitating quality networking & business matchmaking and presenting all the latest and greatest that the EV sector has to offer
Classic car ownership app
21 April 2022
Classic car ownership app
Custodian has launched a platform for car enthusiasts, built to simplify the automotive ownership experience by combining cutting-edge technology with clear thinking
SMMT Northeast forum for EV industry leaders
21 April 2022
SMMT Northeast forum for EV industry leaders
Bosses from some of the UK's biggest electric vehicle, battery and component manufacturers will gather in Sunderland next month to discuss how best to secure the future of the automotive industry in the Northeast
Zap-Map report indicates EV driving habits
20 April 2022
Zap-Map report indicates EV driving habits
The report sheds light on the shape and usage of Britain's EV charging network
Continental launches recycled PET bottle tyres
19 April 2022
Continental launches recycled PET bottle tyres
Continental is the first tyre manufacturer to launch volume production of recycled polyester yarn obtained from PET plastic bottles into passenger car tyres
Volvo battery investment
19 April 2022
Volvo battery investment
Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in StoreDot, an Israeli company developing extreme-fast charging battery technology for electric cars
IMI launches vehicle recycling standard
15 April 2022
IMI launches vehicle recycling standard
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has taken another important step in setting the standards for professional recognition in the automotive aftermarket with the publication of National Occupational Standards (NOS) for vehicle recycling
Longest range electric vehicles available in 2022
14 April 2022
Longest range electric vehicles available in 2022
Although in the past range anxiety may have been a legitimate concern, it's becoming less of a problem as UK charging infrastructure catches up with demand and battery technology improves
Thatcham to develop new centre of excellence for future mobility solutions
13 April 2022
Thatcham to develop new centre of excellence for future mobility solutions
Thatcham Research, the UK's 'not-for-profit' insurer funded automotive research centre, has acquired Gamston Aviation (GAL), owner of Retford (Gamston) Airport to create a centre of excellence for the research and testing of future mobility systems
Jason Russell, second-time VDA Award winner
13 April 2022
Jason Russell, second-time VDA Award winner
Jason Russell, was announced winner of the bodyshop VDA of the Year 2021 winner at the awards ceremony which was held at the ICC, Wales 7th April
Latest round of Euro NCAP safety testing results
13 April 2022
Latest round of Euro NCAP safety testing results
Three vehicles feature in the latest round of Euro NCAP safety testing: the Citroen DS4, Dacia Jogger and Honda HRV
Campaign to petition Government regarding motor skills shortage
13 April 2022
Campaign to petition Government regarding motor skills shortage
Our industry is facing critical skills shortages, and we desperately need a solution to these problems
Vehicle Damage Assessor 2022 - open for nominations
12 April 2022
Vehicle Damage Assessor 2022 - open for nominations
Since 1999 the IAEA has been supporting this most highly contested Award and for 2022 and is continuing its support by sponsoring the Vehicle Damage Assessor of the Year 2022
Repairify launches diagnostics initiative
12 April 2022
Repairify launches diagnostics initiative
Repairify UK is introducing an initiative to deliver the greater value remote diagnostics, ADAS calibrations, coding, and programming in collision repair
Beaulieu's Simply Porsche tickets selling fast
12 April 2022
Beaulieu's Simply Porsche tickets selling fast
Porsche owners and enthusiasts are busily booking their places for Beaulieu's Simply Porsche on Sunday 5th June
Used car prices rise for 24th month
12 April 2022
Used car prices rise for 24th month
The average price of a used car increased 32% on a year-on-year (YoY) and like-for-like basis in March, marking the 24th month of consecutive price growth
25th bodyshop Awards back live and with a bang
11 April 2022
25th bodyshop Awards back live and with a bang
bodyshop magazine celebrated the best and brightest in the collision repair industry on Thursday evening (7 April 2022) with the most respected and prestigious prize-giving event in the sector now in its 25th year
More than half of all new cars sold in the UK to be fully electric by 2028 welcomed
11 April 2022
More than half of all new cars sold in the UK to be fully electric by 2028 welcomed
James Hind, CEO of carwow, online car marketplace, says proposals that half of all new cars sold in the UK may have to be fully electric by 2028 should be seen as a very positive step
Sensor 'sniffs out danger' to prevent electric vehicle battery fires
11 April 2022
Sensor 'sniffs out danger' to prevent electric vehicle battery fires
Electric vehicle battery fires are a rare occurrence but can be catastrophic when they do happen
EZ-Charge ramp-up production after Government drives demand
06 April 2022
EZ-Charge ramp-up production after Government drives demand
British electric car charging specialist EZ-Charge is preparing to ramp-up production of its self-developed 22kWh charging unit after proposed government legislation made it the perfect off-the-shelf solution for local authorities across the UK
Volvo Cars tech fund invests in Bcomp
05 April 2022
Volvo Cars tech fund invests in Bcomp
Volvo Cars has made a strategic investment in Bcomp, a Swiss firm that develops high-performance lightweight materials based on natural fibres, through the Volvo Cars tech fund, its venture capital arm
Thomas Müller joins JLR as executive director of product engineering
05 April 2022
Thomas Müller joins JLR as executive director of product engineering
Thomas Müller begins his role immediately, taking responsibility for the technical development of all new Jaguar and Land Rovers, including both hardware and software
Tony Gilroy – the man who turned LR into "the jewel in the crown"
05 April 2022
Tony Gilroy – the man who turned LR into "the jewel in the crown"
Tony Gilroy, the man who saved Land Rover in the 1980s and turned the company into "the jewel in the crown" of the UK's manufacturing sector by the early 1990s, has died peacefully at his Worcestershire home. He was 85

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