Volvo EX90 - heralds a new era for safety
23 September 2022
Volvo EX90 - heralds a new era for safety
A new era for safety – discover the innovations and intelligent technologies coming with the Volvo EX90
'Blatant deception' case
21 September 2022
'Blatant deception' case
Former detective and now managing director of Kent-based Claims Management and Adjusting (CMA) has revealed what he considers to be 'one of most blatant attempted deceptions I've seen in all my years as a motor insurance fraud investigator.'
Audatex update
21 September 2022
Audatex update
Tesla Model Y now available in AudaEnterpriseGold plus 28 other new models in the latest Audatex UK data update
Speed limit for cyclists?
20 September 2022
Speed limit for cyclists?
Is the Transport Secretary set to introduce a 20mph speed limit for cyclists?
Bodyshops back AI to accelerate cycle times
20 September 2022
Bodyshops back AI to accelerate cycle times
More than half of bodyshops believe artificial intelligence could accelerate the estimating process
Energy price cap rise - what it means for charging an electric car at home
16 September 2022
Energy price cap rise - what it means for charging an electric car at home
Following the Energy Price Guarantee announcement that will see tariffs capped from 1 October, RAC EV spokesperson Simon Williams comments
Fall in insurance fraud
16 September 2022
Fall in insurance fraud
Fall in insurance fraud is good news for honest customers, but no room to go easy on the cheats says the ABI
Ford E-Transit Custom will have 236-mile range
16 September 2022
Ford E-Transit Custom will have 236-mile range
Ford has revealed that its E-Transit Custom, the EV successor to its best-selling van, will have a range of up to 236 miles
New fuel cell joint venture created
15 September 2022
New fuel cell joint venture created
Daimler Truck and Volvo has formed a joint venture with MAHLE to cooperate in the development of fuel cell technology
Davies Group US acquisition
15 September 2022
Davies Group US acquisition
Davies strengthens its end-to-end claims administration, independent adjusting & catastrophe response capabilities in North America through the acquisition of Johns Eastern
IAEA 90th Anniversary Event postponed
14 September 2022
IAEA 90th Anniversary Event postponed
The IAEA 90th Anniversary Event scheduled to take place Saturday 17th September 2022 has been postponed
Copart invests in new Scottish HQ
14 September 2022
Copart invests in new Scottish HQ
Copart invests in new Scottish HQ
Asian newcomers make strong safety debut, but Model Y steals the show
08 September 2022
Asian newcomers make strong safety debut, but Model Y steals the show
Euro NCAP has published its fifth round of safety ratings
Vizion announces GT Motive partnership
07 September 2022
Vizion announces GT Motive partnership
The UK's largest repair network Vizion has partnered with GT Motive to provide repairers with access to its flexible estimating solution
Car sales climb after five-month decline
07 September 2022
Car sales climb after five-month decline
The UK new car market grew for the first time since February in August, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)
EV and hybrid drivers without breakdown cover vulnerable
06 September 2022
EV and hybrid drivers without breakdown cover vulnerable
Motorists running modern EVs and hybrids, who are tempted to cut costs by not investing in roadside assistance, could be in for a shock from unskilled recovery agents warns leading breakdown provider Start Rescue
Kleanbus modular platform to repower any bus from diesel to electric
05 September 2022
Kleanbus modular platform to repower any bus from diesel to electric
Bus repower company Kleanbus today reveals first images of its advanced modular platform technology, which can turn any bus, whether single or double decker, from ICE to fully electric quickly and cost-effectively
SYNETIQ teams up with NBRA to raise awareness of green parts
05 September 2022
SYNETIQ teams up with NBRA to raise awareness of green parts
Stynetiq has confirmed its membership with the National Body Repair Association (NBRA) in a bid to increase the awareness, importance and benefits of using green parts to its members.
90th Anniversary latest
26 August 2022
90th Anniversary latest
Latest presenter and panellist line-up
Allianz donates £50,000 to support diversity and inclusion in community sports
26 August 2022
Allianz donates £50,000 to support diversity and inclusion in community sports
The Allianz Sports Fund has awarded £50,000 to local sports clubs to support diversity and inclusion initiatives
Rural car theft on the increase
25 August 2022
Rural car theft on the increase
NFU Mutual has warned people in rural areas to be wary of rising thefts of Land Rover Defenders
AGM 2022
23 August 2022
AGM 2022
We are pleased to advise that the AGM this year will be held as a physical event before the 90th Anniversary Conference and Awards Dinner at the Crown Plaza, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Copart Bristol Super Centre
23 August 2022
Copart Bristol Super Centre
Copart continues its progress toward net zero with further expansion of its Super Centre in Bristol
FIEA General Assembly 2022, Cyprus
18 August 2022
FIEA General Assembly 2022, Cyprus
Xavier Romero, FIEA president is inviting automotive engineers, expert and FIEA to the FIEA General Assembly
Coachbuilding apprenticeship launched by Tiger Trailers
16 August 2022
Coachbuilding apprenticeship launched by Tiger Trailers
Commercial vehicle manufacturer Tiger Trailers of Cheshire has launched a new coachbuilding apprenticeship
The Expo is back at bodyshop LIVE 2022
15 August 2022
The Expo is back at bodyshop LIVE 2022
bodyshop magazine's daytime Expo ahead of the gala dinner for our 30 Under 30: Rising Stars and the bodyshopAwards is returning this year as part of bodyshop LIVE 2022 at the ICC Wales
REE debuts P7-B, an electric class 3 delivery truck
12 August 2022
REE debuts P7-B, an electric class 3 delivery truck
REE Automotive Ltd, automotive technology company and provider of electric vehicle (EV) platforms, has announced P7-B, a class 3 delivery truck built on a P7 cab chassis, following intensive customer evaluations at REE's UK Engineering Centre
Allianz appoints new commercial motor manager
12 August 2022
Allianz appoints new commercial motor manager
Allianz Insurance has appointed Ben Moore as commercial motor portfolio manager
Thieves target cars with keyless technology
11 August 2022
Thieves target cars with keyless technology
In recently released Home Office data, there were 101,198 vehicles stolen in England and Wales last year
Dive In registration is open
10 August 2022
Dive In registration is open
The festival for diversity, and inclusion in insurance is now open for registration
CPD session: Automotive applications of graphene
10 August 2022
CPD session: Automotive applications of graphene
An IAEA CPD session on the use of Graphene in automotive applications
60 per cent of motorists are worried about driving on Britain's roads
10 August 2022
60 per cent of motorists are worried about driving on Britain's roads
New research commissioned by the UK's leading independent road safety charity has revealed that potentially millions of drivers are worried about driving on Britain's roads
Repair inflation at 33% and rising
09 August 2022
Repair inflation at 33% and rising
New data shows that the cost of vehicle repairs between January and June has risen on average by 33% compared to the same period in 2021
Allianz Claims recruiting and training data talent
09 August 2022
Allianz Claims recruiting and training data talent
Allianz Commercial's claims data and insight team is welcoming a graduate and training two interns over the summer, equipping them with the skills that insurers need now and in future
VDA of the Year 2022 finalists announced
09 August 2022
VDA of the Year 2022 finalists announced
The final four in the 2022 bodyshop VDA of the Year presented by the Institute of Automotive Engineer Assessors (IAEA) have been announced
Higher costs put the squeeze on the price of motor insurance
08 August 2022
Higher costs put the squeeze on the price of motor insurance
Average price of motor insurance up by £5 in the second quarter of the year as cost pressures starting to bite
Electric vehicle sales continue to remain strong despite unprecedented challenges
05 August 2022
Electric vehicle sales continue to remain strong despite unprecedented challenges
July is a typically quiet month in the motor retail sector, and this is reflected in the number of new vehicles being registered
Royal Mail bolsters fleet of electric vans
04 August 2022
Royal Mail bolsters fleet of electric vans
Peugeot is providing Royal Mail with an additional 2,000 new electric vans to expand its growing fleet of EVs
BEVs are 22% cheaper to service than ICE cars reports Fleet Assist
03 August 2022
BEVs are 22% cheaper to service than ICE cars reports Fleet Assist
Fleet Assist has released servicing and maintenance trends for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) versus ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) cars based on the 850,000 fleet cars and vans using its 5,200-strong franchised and independent garage network
Seatbelts and smartphones undermining road safety
03 August 2022
Seatbelts and smartphones undermining road safety
New data from the Department for Transport (DfT) has revealed that 24% of all car occupant fatalities in Britain between 2016 and 2020 involved people not wearing their seatbelt
JLR critical electromagnetic interference testing
02 August 2022
JLR critical electromagnetic interference testing
Jaguar Land Rover has taken a step towards a new era of electrification and connectivity by opening a facility to test the next generation of vehicles for electrical and radio interference
Andrew Marsh to moderate IAEA conference
01 August 2022
Andrew Marsh to moderate IAEA conference
Andrew is the latest to join the September IAEA Conference line up
Chris Weeks confirmed as speaker
29 July 2022
Chris Weeks confirmed as speaker
IAEA 90th Anniversary event organisers are pleased to confirm that Chris Weeks, executive director, NBRA will be speaking at event
IAEA 90th Anniversary Event
29 July 2022
IAEA 90th Anniversary Event
Join IAEA members, colleagues and friends for conference and awards dinner to celebrate our 90th anniversary
3D printing to keep classic cars on the road
29 July 2022
3D printing to keep classic cars on the road
Modern technologies and innovations will keep the classic car sector relevant and older vehicles on the road, states industry report
EV safety addressed in Trend Tracker report
26 July 2022
EV safety addressed in Trend Tracker report
Trend Tracker has published a new report – 'Electric Vehicles (EV), What Happens When Things Go Wrong,' – based on a recent cross-industry group discussing the journey towards the government's 2030 Road to Zero
New over-the-air update for Volvo cars
26 July 2022
New over-the-air update for Volvo cars
This week marks the start of the rollout of Volvo Cars' latest over-the-air (OTA) software update to all Volvo cars with Google built in, enabling a variety of feature and quality improvements
ZEM - the car that cleans the air while driving
25 July 2022
ZEM - the car that cleans the air while driving
Zem aims to inspire the automotive industry to look to at the full life cycle of their cars.
Try before you buy: fleet EV rental and hire
22 July 2022
Try before you buy: fleet EV rental and hire
Many operators are currently looking to procure all-electric vehicles for short, high-volume journeys with lower payloads, in urban areas where they can more easily be recharged
NOVO, EV insurance trailblazer
21 July 2022
NOVO, EV insurance trailblazer
NOVO is addressing the challenges of the 'EV Revolution' facing insurers, including how the ongoing parts shortage is impacting the industry
Road charging - FleetCheck urges debate
20 July 2022
Road charging - FleetCheck urges debate
Peter Golding, fleet software md, says that the rapid growth in electric vehicles expected over the next few years – and the subsequent decline in revenue for fuel, road and company car taxation – made an initiative of this type almost inevitable
LCV values climb for first time this year
20 July 2022
LCV values climb for first time this year
LCV values averaged £9,800 at BCA in June, up by £283 compared to May.
Keyless thefts make up 94% of stolen vehicles
19 July 2022
Keyless thefts make up 94% of stolen vehicles
Tracker reports that 94% of the stolen vehicles it recovered in the first half of 2022 were stolen without the thief having possession of the keys
Investment in hydrogen production and infrastructure
18 July 2022
Investment in hydrogen production and infrastructure
SMMT Transport News Brief reports on hydrogen moves
Fleets favouring EV switch
18 July 2022
Fleets favouring EV switch
More commercial fleets are turning to electric vehicles
Copart acquires Hill Salvage and Recycling
15 July 2022
Copart acquires Hill Salvage and Recycling
Copart UK Ltd, the UK vehicle remarketing and recycling company, is formally announcing the acquisition of Hills Salvage and Recycling
Could terrorists hijack remote cars and use them as weapons?
13 July 2022
Could terrorists hijack remote cars and use them as weapons?
The Law Commission of England and Wales have revealed insights regarding the security of remote driving vehicles in a new report
MIB scam warning
12 July 2022
MIB scam warning
The MIB is warning that scam calls are on the rise
Critical milestone for Ferroglobe
12 July 2022
Critical milestone for Ferroglobe
Ferroglobe PLC, producers of silicon metal and silicon and manganese-based ferroalloys, has entered a new phase in silicon metal powder project for batteries, having reached purity production (up to 99.995%), in micrometer and sub-micrometer size
Fix Auto national conference 2023
11 July 2022
Fix Auto national conference 2023
Following the success of its 2022 National Conference, Fix Auto UK's highly acclaimed event will be staged on May 10th and 11th next year
Fraudster's fake £1.1M claim thrown on the scrap heap
08 July 2022
Fraudster's fake £1.1M claim thrown on the scrap heap
Horwich Farrelly and Admiral Insurance defend policyholder from retired scrap metal dealer who the judge found to be fundamentally dishonest
Alfa returns with five star Tonale amongst latest batch of Euro NCAP results
06 July 2022
Alfa returns with five star Tonale amongst latest batch of Euro NCAP results
The Alfa was one of seven new cars tested
Take off - Thatcham's Gamston development
06 July 2022
Take off - Thatcham's Gamston development
The first phase of the multi-million-pound development and investment at Retford (Gamston) Airport by Thatcham Research marks an exciting new era for the site and surrounding area
DeGould launches vehicle inspection digitisation app
05 July 2022
DeGould launches vehicle inspection digitisation app
DeGould, the automated vehicle inspection expert, has announce the launch of its DVM App, which allows the whole vehicle supply chain to record damage digitally from anywhere in the world
90th anniversary speaker announced
05 July 2022
90th anniversary speaker announced
Our event organisers are pleased to announce that Dr James Carton is Assistant Professor in Sustainable Energy in Dublin City University, Ireland will be speaking at the conference
Engine production stutters back
04 July 2022
Engine production stutters back
UK engine output rose in May for the first time in nearly a year
Einride gets NHTSA approval for driverless trucks
04 July 2022
Einride gets NHTSA approval for driverless trucks
With this approval, Einride will conduct a public road pilot to support operational flows for customer GE Appliances, a Haier company, showcasing the Einride Pod's purpose-built functionality for future commercialisation.
Steer acquires AW Repair Group
02 July 2022
Steer acquires AW Repair Group
Steer Automotive Group has announced the acquisition of all 12 AW Accident Repair Centres – bringing Steer Group to 55 sites with 1,000 staff and the capability to repair 85,000 vehicles a year
New date for bodyshop Awards 2022
01 July 2022
New date for bodyshop Awards 2022
The bodyshop Awards 2022 and 30 Under 30: Rising Stars double celebration has been moved to a new date to make room for more attendees at the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales
GKN Automotive launches next-generation inverter
30 June 2022
GKN Automotive launches next-generation inverter
Next-gen inverter compatible with advanced 800V electric vehicle technology
Wejo and Ford venture to enable end-to-end insurance offerings
29 June 2022
Wejo and Ford venture to enable end-to-end insurance offerings
Collaboration allows access to connected vehicle data for insurance providers across Europe
Repairify brings brands under one roof
29 June 2022
Repairify brings brands under one roof
Repairify has announced that it is unifying its company brands under the single name Repairify to simplify its market proposition
Number of people killed on London's roads in 2021 - lowest level on record
27 June 2022
Number of people killed on London's roads in 2021 - lowest level on record
Number of people killed on London's roads in 2021 fell to the lowest level on record, but collisions have increased as lockdowns ended
FLA calls for Net Zero guarantee
27 June 2022
FLA calls for Net Zero guarantee
In response to the government's Call for Evidence on its Green Finance Strategy, the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) has set out the need for a Green Finance Wholesale Guarantee
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)
IAEA 90th Anniversary event – UPDATE
31 May 2022
IAEA 90th Anniversary event – UPDATE
IAEA AGM 2022 has been added to the programme
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

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