Your latest CPD training module – Air conditioning
23 July 2021
Your latest CPD training module – Air conditioning
The IAEA's latest CPD module is now available for in the members in the Members area of the IAEA website
GT Motive strengthens future with Allianz X
17 September 2021
GT Motive strengthens future with Allianz X
Allianz X (Allianz Group) has acquired a majority stake in GT Motive from current shareholders Mitchell and Einsa
Tyre watch new product reduces fleet costs
08 September 2021
Tyre watch new product reduces fleet costs
TyreWatch has introduced a unique tyre management platform with a range of monitoring systems which enables fleet managers to reduce running costs and increase safety
Latest AI solution for mobile from Tractable
06 September 2021
Latest AI solution for mobile from Tractable
A new solution that can accurately assess the external condition of a vehicle's body vehicle has been released by Tractable
Raw material prices soar due to supply and demand issues
06 September 2021
Raw material prices soar due to supply and demand issues
The rising prices of aluminised and stainless steel, along with global steel shortages and increases in commodity costs, are driving volatility in the prices of its pipe references, warns BM Catalysts
Cazoo's Cazana acquisition
03 September 2021
Cazoo's Cazana acquisition
Online retailer Cazoo has acquired Cazana for approximately £25m
Bodyshop Awards 2021: 30 under 30 winners announced
02 September 2021
Bodyshop Awards 2021: 30 under 30 winners announced
bodyshop magazine is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s 30 under 30: rising stars initiative
Beaulieu's International Autojumble this weekend
02 September 2021
Beaulieu's International Autojumble this weekend
Beaulieu is making final preparations for the return of its International Autojumble on 4th and 5th September
Martyn Rowley moves from Audatex to GT Motive
01 September 2021
Martyn Rowley moves from Audatex to GT Motive
After 13 years as business development manager at Audatex, Martyn Rowley has made the move to the claims and estimating technology solution company GT Motive
Mitchell with Inspektlabs team up for AI-generated vehicle appraisals
01 September 2021
Mitchell with Inspektlabs team up for AI-generated vehicle appraisals
Insurers can now use Mitchell Intelligent Estimating with AI from Inspektlabs to automate claims handling
Synetiq recruitment drive
31 August 2021
Synetiq recruitment drive
Synetiq has launched a recruitment drive creating job opportunities across the business as it continues to expand its operations
Protector Insurance joins forces with the Insurance Fraud Bureau
31 August 2021
Protector Insurance joins forces with the Insurance Fraud Bureau
The IFB has announced that Protector Insurance, the UK branch of Scandinavian insurer Protector Forsikring ASA - has joined its membership in a move that will support the industry's collective fight against organised insurance fraud
RAC reaction to latest drink-driving casualty figures
31 August 2021
RAC reaction to latest drink-driving casualty figures
New government figures released
IAA Mobility presents mobility of the future
31 August 2021
IAA Mobility presents mobility of the future
Largest live and online event of the year – more than 1,000 exhibitors and speakers – mobility's path to climate neutrality
Irish regulator concludes motor insurance investigation
27 August 2021
Irish regulator concludes motor insurance investigation
Six motor insurance companies will introduce or enhance their competition law compliance programmes after being investigated for anti-competitive practices
CV Show opens next week
27 August 2021
CV Show opens next week
The CV Show is back for the first time since May 2019, and takes place at Birmingham's NEC from 31 August to 2 September
Opel Rocks-e Premiere - new e-vehicle for the city
27 August 2021
Opel Rocks-e Premiere - new e-vehicle for the city
Opel launches its first SUM. The new Opel Rocks-e stands for Sustainable Urban Mobility.
Trailer and caravan tests could be scrapped under DVSA plans
26 August 2021
Trailer and caravan tests could be scrapped under DVSA plans
Tests for drivers who want to tow a heavy trailer or caravan could be scrapped as policy makers race to lighten the load for examiners and get more HGV drivers out on the road.
Eaton's range of EV differentials
26 August 2021
Eaton's range of EV differentials
Power management company Eaton has announced its Vehicle Group has launched an extensive line-up of specialised differentials for electrified vehicles with comparable performance to traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles
REMIT's heavy vehicle skills gap conversion course
25 August 2021
REMIT's heavy vehicle skills gap conversion course
Remit Training has launched a free course intended to help technicians convert light vehicle skills to heavy vehicles
Sensata Technologies furthers electrification strategy with acquisition of Spear Power Systems
24 August 2021
Sensata Technologies furthers electrification strategy with acquisition of Spear Power Systems
The industrial technology company and provider of sensor-rich solutions and insights, has announced the acquisition of Spear Power Systems, a lithium-ion based energy storage solutions company
AC Cobra Series 1 electric stuns crowds at The British Motor Show
24 August 2021
AC Cobra Series 1 electric stuns crowds at The British Motor Show
The new AC Cobra Series 1 electric made a stunning debut at last week's British Motor Show, with the tens of thousands the car as part of its premier
ABI 2021 Motor Conference - the Journey of a ZEV
23 August 2021
ABI 2021 Motor Conference - the Journey of a ZEV
The widespread adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) is happening at an even faster rate than previously expected
Are diesel owners spearheading the switch to electric vehicles?
20 August 2021
Are diesel owners spearheading the switch to electric vehicles?
Signs that former diesel drivers could be spearheading tomorrow's switch to electric vehicles (EVs) according to online car supermarket BuyaCar
UK roads risk from faulty ADAS
19 August 2021
UK roads risk from faulty ADAS
Drivers could be putting themselves and other road users at risk by relying on ADAS systems that are faulty or have been incorrectly calibrated
Copart CashFor Cars launch
19 August 2021
Copart CashFor Cars launch
Copart UK has launched of two new consumer-facing websites designed to enable customers to sell their car instantly, from their driveway
IMI EV technician shortage warning
19 August 2021
IMI EV technician shortage warning
The organisation is asking for critical £15m skills funding boost to get 75,000 EV technicians ready for decarbonisation target
Variant Code addresses long-standing challenge to accurately underwrite new vehicles
18 August 2021
Variant Code addresses long-standing challenge to accurately underwrite new vehicles
The lack of data regarding the varying features of newer vehicle models can fundamentally affect an insurer's understanding of vehicle risk
Dive In – one month away
18 August 2021
Dive In – one month away
Dive In will take place place from 21 – 23 September
EV owners warning – beware nasty shock if wrong tyres fitted
18 August 2021
EV owners warning – beware nasty shock if wrong tyres fitted
TyreSafe warning – beware nasty shock if wrong tyres fitted to EVs
One day to go! - The British Motor Show opens
18 August 2021
One day to go! - The British Motor Show opens
With just one day to go, the keys are in the ignition for The British Motor Show and it's revving up!
Mustang Mach E - Ford destruction testing
17 August 2021
Mustang Mach E - Ford destruction testing
Ford has been putting its 118-years-worth of vehicle torture testing know-how to use as it aims to demonstrate how durable electric vehicles can be
Keyless car thefts on the rise
16 August 2021
Keyless car thefts on the rise
Tracker has revealed that 93% of the vehicle is recovered in 2020 were stolen as a result of keyless thefts
Used vehicle shortage fuels surge for UK salvage
13 August 2021
Used vehicle shortage fuels surge for UK salvage
Synetiq - the UK's integrated salvage, dismantling and vehicle recycling company - has seen unprecedented demand through its online vehicle auction, leading to increased value of salvage vehicles
Audi Skysphere - an expanding car
12 August 2021
Audi Skysphere - an expanding car
Audi has unveiled a variable wheelbase concept vehicle - the Skysphere
Watt Electric Vehicle UK next-gen electric CV plant for Midlands
12 August 2021
Watt Electric Vehicle UK next-gen electric CV plant for Midlands
Watt Electric Vehicle Company (WEVC) has released plans to develop a new manufacturing site in the Midlands, where it will build up to 5,000 electric commercial vehicles a year
ILC survey suggests a spike in total loss numbers
11 August 2021
ILC survey suggests a spike in total loss numbers
Rising repair costs and a change to consumer habits and attitudes are expected to result in a spike in total losses
Glass's launches new app
11 August 2021
Glass's launches new app
Autovista Group has unveiled its cutting-edge Glass's sales solution – a new platform-based application set to revolutionise vehicle valuations and stock management for dealers throughout the UK
Be-Seen Screen – safety sign for motorists
10 August 2021
Be-Seen Screen – safety sign for motorists
The risks are high for motorists if they breakdown, especially on Smart Motorways, where the UK Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has recently acknowledged safety measures need to be improved
Money-grab" - plans to increase London's red route fines to £160
09 August 2021
Money-grab" - plans to increase London's red route fines to £160
Drivers could soon have to part with even more cash after Transport for London (TfL) launched a consultation on hiking the maximum fine on the capital's red routes by £30
Record breaking market share for MG in July
09 August 2021
Record breaking market share for MG in July
MG Motor has achieved another best month for market share in July, taking nearly 2% of the UK car market – a record for the brand
Major British companies unite to electrify UK transport
06 August 2021
Major British companies unite to electrify UK transport
Seven major British companies, including the operators of some of the largest commercial vehicle fleets in the country, have joined forces to help accelerate the mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) across the UK
Motor insurance premiums fall to a five-year low
05 August 2021
Motor insurance premiums fall to a five-year low
According to the ABI, the average price motorists are paying for their motor insurance now stands at a five year low according to the ABI's latest Motor Insurance Premium Tracker
Rolling back the years: Goodwood Revival set to celebrate the events of 1951
05 August 2021
Rolling back the years: Goodwood Revival set to celebrate the events of 1951
This year, Goodwood Revival (17-19 September) will mark 70 years since two momentous events which took place in 1951, one in the UK and the other across the Pond
Loyal insurance customers set to benefit from UK shake-up
04 August 2021
Loyal insurance customers set to benefit from UK shake-up
The start of 2022 will see a fundamental shift in the car and home insurance market for UK consumers: under new rules, providers will be forced to offer existing clients the same terms at renewal as they would receive as a new customer
Global skills shortage threatens the future of historic vehicles
04 August 2021
Global skills shortage threatens the future of historic vehicles
Some of the most iconic vehicles in history could be lost to the future unless new blood is introduced to the restoration industry
Higher repair costs if UK approves ban on aftermarket parts
03 August 2021
Higher repair costs if UK approves ban on aftermarket parts
UK vehicle part suppliers are urging the government to veto a proposal they say would cost the average car owner an extra £100 on repairs
Slow down – speed operation week
03 August 2021
Slow down – speed operation week
GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to choose safe, legal speeds for all their road journeys
Dedicated EV-only new and used car sales - JustGoEV
02 August 2021
Dedicated EV-only new and used car sales - JustGoEV
Car buyers looking for an electric, plug-in or hybrid car can now do so without having to filter through thousands of internal combustion vehicles thanks to the launch of the UK's first all-EV new and used car marketplace
Seven-in-10 drivers would like lower motorway speed limits in wet weather
02 August 2021
Seven-in-10 drivers would like lower motorway speed limits in wet weather
Nearly three-quarters of drivers (72%) would like to see the standard 70mph speed limit on motorways reduced in wet weather to improve road safety and encourage better driving habits, RAC research has found
UK chips supply down, still affecting car production
30 July 2021
UK chips supply down, still affecting car production
The recovery of car production in the UK is being hampered by a lack of staff and the global shortage of chips
UK commercial vehicle production up for fourth consecutive month
30 July 2021
UK commercial vehicle production up for fourth consecutive month
UK CV production grew to 5,808 units in June according to the latest figures released today by the SMMT
Brooklands to celebrate 95th Anniversary of first British Grand Prix
30 July 2021
Brooklands to celebrate 95th Anniversary of first British Grand Prix
Brooklands Relived on 7th August, Brooklands Museum is preparing to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the first Grand Prix to take place on British soil
Vehicle depreciation report
29 July 2021
Vehicle depreciation report
Latest research by Zutobi reveals the car models with the lowest depreciation rates after 3 years
EV car searches up to 30 times more likely to result in a sale
29 July 2021
EV car searches up to 30 times more likely to result in a sale
Searches for electric vehicles (EVs) are up to 30 times more likely to result in a purchase than searches for conventional petrol and diesel-engine cars, according to a new study
EV running costs half that of petrol cars
29 July 2021
EV running costs half that of petrol cars
New research shows that the annual cost of running an electric car is nearly half that of a petrol equivalent
VMs beginning to scale back EV investment
28 July 2021
VMs beginning to scale back EV investment
The world's top 20 car manufacturers spent £71.7bn on research and development in 2019/20 as the rush towards electrification gathered pace according to accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP
Nissan Sunderland recruitment drive
28 July 2021
Nissan Sunderland recruitment drive
Nissan has confirmed it is hiring another 400 people at its Sunderland plant as it ramps up production of its Qashqai, Juke and Leaf models
Final easing of lockdown expected to spark rise in 'Crash 4 Cash' induced collisions
27 July 2021
Final easing of lockdown expected to spark rise in 'Crash 4 Cash' induced collisions
Ageas is predicting a rise in induced road collisions, also known as 'Crash 4 Cash' scams, over the coming months as the UK leaves lockdown
Holidaying students fuel spike in car subscription enquiries
27 July 2021
Holidaying students fuel spike in car subscription enquiries
Record numbers of students are enquiring about short-term car subscriptions for the summer holidays, according to the UK's biggest vehicle subscription company
Meet Jason Russell
23 July 2021
Meet Jason Russell
Jason is Winner of the VDA Award 2020
Some nearly new cars surge ahead of brand-new RRP
23 July 2021
Some nearly new cars surge ahead of brand-new RRP
According to the latest data from Auto Trader, the exceptionally strong levels of consumer demand in the market is continuing to fuel record price growth
Thatcham Research EV Ready training programme
22 July 2021
Thatcham Research EV Ready training programme
Thatcham Research is supporting the pressing need for automotive businesses and their employees to learn how to handle electric vehicles safely and effectively by unveiling their EV Ready training programme
Volkswagen Group more than doubles deliveries of all-electric vehicles in first half year
21 July 2021
Volkswagen Group more than doubles deliveries of all-electric vehicles in first half year
The Volkswagen Group has continued its electric offensive in the first half of 2021
Peugeot introduces updates to 108 City Car
20 July 2021
Peugeot introduces updates to 108 City Car
The 2021 updates add a new look with alternative paint colours and interior details, with the 108 now exclusively offered as a five-door variant going forward
New Fiat 500 gets best electric car award
20 July 2021
New Fiat 500 gets best electric car award
New Fiat 500 has picked up recognition as the go to electric car, having most recently been announced as Best Electric Car at Marie Claire UK inaugural Sustainability Awards
BMH new products for Triumph TR4A/5/6 models
16 July 2021
BMH new products for Triumph TR4A/5/6 models
BMH is broadening its support to the TR sports car fraternity
Five most popular cars for summer staycations
16 July 2021
Five most popular cars for summer staycations
UK vehicle subscription business, Wagonex has released its list of the five popular models searched for by British families planning their summer staycations
SMMT reacts to Transport Decarbonisation Plan
16 July 2021
SMMT reacts to Transport Decarbonisation Plan
SMMT response to Government publishing world's first 'greenprint' to decarbonise all modes of domestic transport by 2050
NBRA Launches Repair Industry Requirements (RIR) for ADAS
15 July 2021
NBRA Launches Repair Industry Requirements (RIR) for ADAS
"With vehicle technology advancing at a fast pace, it is essential that the bodyshop industry ensures that its repairs are to the required standard and specification", Chris Weeks, director NBRA
Toyota and Woven Planet to further automated mapping platform
15 July 2021
Toyota and Woven Planet to further automated mapping platform
Woven Planet Holdings, a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, has announced the acquisition of Carmera, a US spatial AI company, which specialises in bringing next-generation road intelligence to automated mobility at scale
Fix Auto launches new division to serve network
14 July 2021
Fix Auto launches new division to serve network
Three years after pledging to invest and develop a new division, Fix Auto UK has completed its goal of forming its own team of field-based vehicle engineers dedicated to serving its franchise partners
Paint prices on the rise
13 July 2021
Paint prices on the rise
With no end in sight for the ongoing raw material availability crisis, BCF's latest statistics confirm further sharp increases in raw material prices for our industry
All-new Astra on its way
13 July 2021
All-new Astra on its way
With the all-new Astra, the British manufacturer is now opening the next chapter: for the first time, the compact class model is available with electric drive
New electric car sales jump 50% in just one month
12 July 2021
New electric car sales jump 50% in just one month
June was another month that demonstrated the seemingly inexorable rise in the popularity of new electric cars
New car market recovery squeezed by supply issues
12 July 2021
New car market recovery squeezed by supply issues
New car registrations in June grew 28.0% year-on-year to 186,128, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)'s latest figures
Dive In Festival 2021 calls for active allyship
12 July 2021
Dive In Festival 2021 calls for active allyship
The 7th global festival for diversity and inclusion confirmed for 21 – 23 September 2021
Ready. Steady. Grow. Register now for IBISConnect Africa 2021
09 July 2021
Ready. Steady. Grow. Register now for IBISConnect Africa 2021
The second IBISConnect Africa virtual event will be held on 29 July
Vauxhall to be all-electric in 2028
09 July 2021
Vauxhall to be all-electric in 2028
Vauxhall is opening the next chapter of its comprehensive electrification offensive: the British brand will focus entirely on full battery electric vehicles from 2028
Paris climate targets a challenge
08 July 2021
Paris climate targets a challenge
A Swiss Re report finds the pathway reducing CO2 emissions is the priority and then any unavoidable emissions need to be removed from the atmosphere and stored permanently
Axalta set to acquire U-POL
08 July 2021
Axalta set to acquire U-POL
Axalta Coating Systemshas announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire U-POL Holdings
Sensata Technologies' power disconnect
08 July 2021
Sensata Technologies' power disconnect
Sensata Technologies has announced its new power disconnect solution has been chosen by several leading charging infrastructure OEMs to enable faster and safer DC fast charging
Lotus launch the Emira
08 July 2021
Lotus launch the Emira
The Emira is an all-new mid-engined premium sports car that embodies the ongoing transformation of the Lotus business and brand
Kangoo and Mokka achieve four stars in latest Euro NCAP safety tests
07 July 2021
Kangoo and Mokka achieve four stars in latest Euro NCAP safety tests
The Mercedes-Benz GLA and electric Mercedes-EQ EQA are also given ratings based on the 2019 five-star rating of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class, from which the vehicles are largely derived
TfL to lower speed limits on its roads in Westminster
07 July 2021
TfL to lower speed limits on its roads in Westminster
Transport for London (TfL) has set out the next stage of its plans to make its roads in Westminster safer, which would see speed limits on almost all TfL roads in the borough reduced to 20mph
AW Repair Group moves to escribe methods
07 July 2021
AW Repair Group moves to escribe methods
In a reinvigorated relationship, AW Repair Group, has chosen Thatcham Research as its preferred supplier of choice for methods repair data and technical support
Stellantis new era for Ellesmere Port
07 July 2021
Stellantis new era for Ellesmere Port
Stellantis has announced a £100million investment in Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port manufacturing plant to transform the site for a new era in electric vehicle manufacturing
CAPS reports 13% rise in claims through June
06 July 2021
CAPS reports 13% rise in claims through June
The latest CAPS Consortium motor claims analysis, for June, shows a 13% increase in claims activity exchanged across its platform compared to the preceding month
Highway Code changes to include smart motorway coverage
06 July 2021
Highway Code changes to include smart motorway coverage
The RAC reports The Highway Code will be updated later this year to include specific guidance on driving on smart motorways, including the controversial all lane running schemes where there is no longer a hard shoulder
Volvo Concept Recharge is a manifesto for Volvo Cars' pure electric future
05 July 2021
Volvo Concept Recharge is a manifesto for Volvo Cars' pure electric future
For Volvo Cars, electrification is more than simply a shift in powertrains. It represents a new paradigm in car design and the Volvo Concept Recharge is a manifesto for the next generation of all-electric Volvos
Flying car completes first ever inter-city flight
05 July 2021
Flying car completes first ever inter-city flight
Science fiction is now a reality
Enterprise expands Flex-E-Rent fleet with 100 plug-in electric vans
02 July 2021
Enterprise expands Flex-E-Rent fleet with 100 plug-in electric vans
The electric vans will be available for daily rental as well as for longer-term flexible rental at 14 Enterprise Flex-E-Rent depots in the South of England and the Midlands
PPG showcase future of automotive colour styling, application technology at Surcar Europe 2021
02 July 2021
PPG showcase future of automotive colour styling, application technology at Surcar Europe 2021
Surcar Europe 2021 automotive engineering and design show, is being held this week in Cannes, France
Nissan unveils EV36Zero – a £1bn electric vehicle hub
01 July 2021
Nissan unveils EV36Zero – a £1bn electric vehicle hub
Centred around the record-breaking plant in Sunderland, UK, Nissan EV36Zero will supercharge the company's drive to carbon neutrality and establish a new 360-degree solution for zero-emission motoring
Is MaaS the solution to road congestion?
01 July 2021
Is MaaS the solution to road congestion?
Study by Cubic Corporation's Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division indicates that transportation leaders believe Mobility on Demand (MOD) and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) are the ultimate forward-thinking solutions
Car price inflation exceeding wage rises
01 July 2021
Car price inflation exceeding wage rises
Research from Moneybarn has found that some models have more than doubled in price since 2011, while wages have risen only a fraction of that
Covéa virtual work experience programme
30 June 2021
Covéa virtual work experience programme
Covéa Insurance has announced the launch of a free virtual work experience programme for young people studying at school or college
SMMT launches automotive action plan
30 June 2021
SMMT launches automotive action plan
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has launched a new plan to secure the future of the UK automotive industry
National Motor Museum Trust recruiting chief executive
29 June 2021
National Motor Museum Trust recruiting chief executive
The National Motor Museum Trust is recruiting a chief executive to lead it on the next step of its journey, as it looks towards its own future and the future of mobility

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