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Crossing the Atlantic for autonomy

A deal signed this week will see organisations in the UK and America work together to develop the skills required to repair self-driving cars. According to the Financial Times, a memorandum of understanding signed by Michigan governor Rick Snyder and UK business minister Richard Harrington will see businesses around Detroit work with those in the UK to share technology and […]

30 Under 30 deadline approaching

bodyshop magazine’s 30 Under 30 deadline is fast approaching, with all nomination forms to be submitted by Friday 27 April 2018. After a very successful launch in 2017, 30 Under 30 is back this year to celebrate the next generation of 30 individuals under the age of 30 involved within the UK collision repair industry. bodyshop wants to acknowledge and […]

CAPS final GDPR conference

CAPS will host their final GDPR themed event on 2 May. The venue has changed from the initial communication and will be held at The Royal Windsor Racecourse, SL4 5EZ. After the feedback from its second event held this week at Manchester United’s Football Club, the CAPS team welcome guests to attend its third and final event in the series […]

Renault and IKEA car-share

Renault Mobility and IKEA France have signed a partnership to offer consumers a car rental that is available 24/7. Having set themselves the goal of offering 100% electric vehicles to the company’s consumers and customers by 2020, IKEA France and Renault are continuing to roll out new adapted, functional services that promote sustainable mobility. The Renault Mobility self-service car rental […]

Decline in UK car production

UK car production declined in March, with demand falling -13.3% year on year, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 147,471 cars were built in British factories as the domestic market continued to slow, with demand falling -17.7%. Exports also declined, down -11.9% due to fluctuations in demand in some global markets. Overall output […]

Prescott Bike Fest more than a hill

Prescott Bike Fest 2018 is returning as an extended two-day event this year in Gloucestershire, from the 16-17 June. The Bike Fest will show extensive displays of historic, modern and racing motorcycles throughout the weekend with a Paddock Specials Show ’n’ Tell featuring the best in historic, customised, road, race, factory builds, prototypes, shed builds, wacky, jet powered and record […]

Insurance Endurance kart race returns

Insurance industry motor sports event, Insurance Endurance, will be returning this year on 26 June. The six-hour endurance kart race is set to take place at the PFI Racetrack in Grantham, where racing legends such as Lewis Hamilton have raced in the past. Open to any companies or individuals working in or around the UK insurance market, the event will […]

Thatcham Research announces NVSA updates

Thatcham Research has announced updates to the New Vehicle Security Assessment (NVSA) programme, centred on securing cars against the growing threat presented by digital compromise. The NVSA is the security standard against which all new cars are assessed as part of the insurance Group Rating and will be updated in 2019 giving carmakers the opportunity to bring in new measures […]

GroupAuto Bradford now IMI approved

GroupAuto announce that its head office in Bradford is an IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) Approved Centre. Becoming an IMI Approved Centre was a requirement to be able to offer the new IMI EV/PHEV training courses and to ensure a continuation of the 2018 training calendar for garages and motor factors. It is also further investment into the technical […]

Nissan Leaf five-stars for safety

Nissan Leaf is the first car to secure a five-star rating for safety this year from the Euro NCAP test programme. The key to the new programme is the introduction of tests to assess the performance of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) systems which can detect cyclists. Matthew Avery, director of research, Thatcham Research commented, ‘Safety campaigners have raised concerns about […]

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