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
IAEA 90th Anniversary event - book now
19 April 2022
IAEA 90th Anniversary event - book now
We are delighted to announce details of our 90th Anniversary Conference and Awards Dinner, one of the real highlights of the Institute's year.
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
Saietta accelerates growth with a new manufacturing facility in Sunderland
04 April 2022
Saietta accelerates growth with a new manufacturing facility in Sunderland
Saietta specialists in high-tech advanced e-mobility powertrains, has accelerated its growth plans by taking on a manufacturing facility in Sunderland, the former base of ZF Automotive UK Limited (ZF)
Lotus takes the wraps off electric hyper-SUV
04 April 2022
Lotus takes the wraps off electric hyper-SUV
Lotus has unveiled the all-electric Eletre, 'first of a new breed of pure electric SUVs' from the carmaker
IEA proposal to ease energy strains and price pain
02 April 2022
IEA proposal to ease energy strains and price pain
With Russia's invasion of Ukraine resulting in lower supplies to oil markets ahead of peak demand season, International Energy Agency (IEA) 10-Point Plan proposes actions to ease strains and price pain
Lotus restarts factory tours after £100m upgrade
01 April 2022
Lotus restarts factory tours after £100m upgrade
One of the world's best-known performance car production facilities – Hethel, the home of Lotus since 1966 – is reopening to the public
Insurers drive double-digit growth for CAPS
30 March 2022
Insurers drive double-digit growth for CAPS
Data from 2021 shows a 23% increase in the use of CAPS as a number of top UK motor insurance companies now use the platform to communicate with their motor repair supply chain
Worst skills shortage in automotive for more than 20 years
30 March 2022
Worst skills shortage in automotive for more than 20 years
Steve Nash, CEO of the Institute of the Motor Industry highlights the urgent need for improved funding for skills training
Classic car owners oppose Government's new 'anti-tampering' proposals
30 March 2022
Classic car owners oppose Government's new 'anti-tampering' proposals
Footman James survey shows 84 per cent of classic and specialist car owners are against the Department for Transport's anti-tampering proposals
Alpine and IED Turin: a win-win partnership
30 March 2022
Alpine and IED Turin: a win-win partnership
The A4810 Project by IED concept-car is the result of a collaborative project between Alpine and the Turin (Italy) campus of the Milan-based design school Istituto Europeo di Design
Volvo adds training date
25 March 2022
Volvo adds training date
Volvo has made available a further date for its product technology update course
Octo Telematics – working beside insurers and insured
24 March 2022
Octo Telematics – working beside insurers and insured
Digital Driver Essentials creates a beneficial feedback cycle where both the policyholder and the Insurance see advantages from safe driving
Fix Auto optimises repair deployment process
23 March 2022
Fix Auto optimises repair deployment process
Fix Auto UK has created the role of Network Manager to further elevate its swift and efficient deployment of repairs to its Franchise Partners
Caravan thefts set to surge amidst rising prices
23 March 2022
Caravan thefts set to surge amidst rising prices
Tracker Network is warning that a shortage of stock and increasing prices could see thefts of used caravans rising exponentially
NVIDIA Drive Map
23 March 2022
NVIDIA Drive Map
Mapping fleet to survey 500,000 kilometres worldwide by 2024 and create earth-scale digital twin with centimetre-level accuracy
UK's most dangerous drivers
21 March 2022
UK's most dangerous drivers
Latest research from Zutobi shows men aged 25-34 are the most dangerous drivers in the UK
Heat pumps could cool winter range anxiety
18 March 2022
Heat pumps could cool winter range anxiety
Research has identified solutions that can mitigate the loss of range for electric cars caused by cold weather
TMO adds The Motoring Organisation to its vehicle warranty code
17 March 2022
TMO adds The Motoring Organisation to its vehicle warranty code
The Motor Ombudsman (TMO) has announced that The Motoring Organisation has gained accreditation
DeGould awarded funding to develop automated inspection system
17 March 2022
DeGould awarded funding to develop automated inspection system
The UK automated vehicle inspection expert, has secured a £500,000 grant funded project from Innovate UK, the UK's innovation agency, for a project that will see the company develop an automated inspection system
Verisk and Ford to offer standardised, insurance-ready connected car data
17 March 2022
Verisk and Ford to offer standardised, insurance-ready connected car data
The agreement gives Verisk license to supply connected car data to insurers in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain
JLR gives second life to I-PACE batteries
17 March 2022
JLR gives second life to I-PACE batteries
Jaguar Land Rover is partnering with Pramac, to develop a portable zero-emission energy storage unit powered by second-life Jaguar I-PACE batteries
Revive! celebrates
16 March 2022
Revive! celebrates
Revive! has celebrated after hosting its first annual conference and awards for two years
CMA investigation into recycling of cars and vans
16 March 2022
CMA investigation into recycling of cars and vans
The CMA has launched an investigation into suspected anti-competitive conduct in relation to the recycling of old or written-off vehicles
Markerstudy motor insurance fraud win
16 March 2022
Markerstudy motor insurance fraud win
The industry detects over £1bn of fraudulent motor claims every year. In 2021 insurance services group, Markerstudy, defeated in the region of 2,500 fraudulent claims, saving over £25m
SMMT statement on plug-in van grant extension to 2025
16 March 2022
SMMT statement on plug-in van grant extension to 2025
Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive, said: "Extending the plug-in van grant is welcome as it will encourage more operators to make the switch to electric vehicles over the next three years.
Volkswagen and Ford expand collaboration on MEB electric platform
15 March 2022
Volkswagen and Ford expand collaboration on MEB electric platform
Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group are expanding their e-mobility partnership
Ford steps toward all-electric future in Europe
15 March 2022
Ford steps toward all-electric future in Europe
Ford has announced significant strides toward an all-electric future in Europe, which will see the company transformed and offering a new generation of seven, all-electric, fully connected passenger vehicles and vans by 2024
So much for so small a car
15 March 2022
So much for so small a car
(Almost) never has so much money been paid for so little car: Car & Classic's auction of second-most expensive Peel P50 in the UK
Crash and research day
14 March 2022
Crash and research day
The Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators (ITAI) is holding its annual Crash and Research Day on Thursday 9th June 2022 at Darley Moor Motorcycle Track, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Xtrac new apprenticeship academy
10 March 2022
Xtrac new apprenticeship academy
Berkshire based automotive and motorsport transmission specialist, Xtrac, has announced the launch of a dedicated apprenticeship facility at its global headquarters in Thatcham.
Fix Auto urges the repair sector to support Ukraine
09 March 2022
Fix Auto urges the repair sector to support Ukraine
Fix Auto UK is urging the repair sector to step forward and support the humanitarian effort in Ukraine after receiving an immediate and hugely positive response from delegates attending its 2022 National Conference
All-new Mazda CX-60 PHEV with over 300 hp to premiere early March
09 March 2022
All-new Mazda CX-60 PHEV with over 300 hp to premiere early March
The all-new Mazda CX-60 PHEV introduces the company's first plug-in full hybrid technology to the European SUV market
Wejo receives ArcGIS Marketplace Award
08 March 2022
Wejo receives ArcGIS Marketplace Award
The award was presented to Wejo for its innovation, excellence and outstanding achievements in helping customers succeed with ArcGIS technology
Repairify adds ADAS and EV skills
07 March 2022
Repairify adds ADAS and EV skills
Repairify has invested in IMI ADAS and EV training programmes for all its employees and technicians
IAEA celebrates at Fix Auto National Conference and Awards
04 March 2022
IAEA celebrates at Fix Auto National Conference and Awards
The IAEA sponsored the 2022 Fix Auto's "Facing the future" event which was held at the The Vox at The NEC Birmingham yesterday
Annual EV sales surge 160%
02 March 2022
Annual EV sales surge 160%
The UK's journey to mainstream adoption of electric cars is accelerating fast, with annual EV sales almost tripling according to new data released
OEM backorder supply issues will lead to increased write-offs
01 March 2022
OEM backorder supply issues will lead to increased write-offs
Synetiq has set up a dedicated team to support bodyshops with parts supply issues, following a sharp increase in the number of parts now on backorder from OEM vehicle manufacturers
Innovation Automotive confirms logistics partnership with BCA
28 February 2022
Innovation Automotive confirms logistics partnership with BCA
Innovation Automotive, the UK's first multi-brand electric vehicle company, has confirmed BCA as its national logistics partner
Rising oil prices following Russian invasion of Ukraine
28 February 2022
Rising oil prices following Russian invasion of Ukraine
RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams on 24 February 2022 said: "Both petrol and diesel have reached new record levels. Unleaded is nearly 149.5p a litre and diesel almost 153p"
Massive car auction at the NEC this Spring!
27 February 2022
Massive car auction at the NEC this Spring!
Classic Car Auctions (CCA) will hold its first auction of the year at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show which returns to the NEC, Birmingham from Friday 18th March to Sunday 20th March 2022.
Latest drink-drive figures confirm UK's underlying epidemic of drink driving remains unchecked
25 February 2022
Latest drink-drive figures confirm UK's underlying epidemic of drink driving remains unchecked
The latest Department for Transport (DfT) figures reveal that the decade of no improvement in drink-drive related deaths on UK roads continues
Prasco steps up parking sensors procurement to alleviate shortage crisis
25 February 2022
Prasco steps up parking sensors procurement to alleviate shortage crisis
Prasco UK has reacted to the ever-escalating shortage of replacement parking sensors
Fix Auto UK's national conference gears up to be a record-breaking event
24 February 2022
Fix Auto UK's national conference gears up to be a record-breaking event
With little over a week to go, Fix Auto UK's National Conference the organisation is celebrating after attracting a record number of delegates, senior representatives from the insurance sector, exhibitors, and sponsors to the sell-out event

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