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Toyota and NNT collaborate on connected cars

Toyota Motor Corporation has joined forces with telecommunications company Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) to develop a new ICT platform for connected cars. The platform aims to tackle issues like road traffic accidents, congestion and the delivery of new mobility services with the goal of creating a Smart Mobility Society future. Different sectors of NTT Group working alongside Toyota […]

Honest John appoints Kelly

Consumer-led motoring website Honest John has appointed Tim Kelly of MotorClaimGuru as its ‘insurance expert’. Independent engineer, Tim has 18 years’ experience as an engineering assessor with expert knowledge of the claims process and the law relating to it. He is also recognised in court as a qualified and experienced professional witness. Meanwhile, HonestJohn is celebrating winning Newspress ‘Best Motoring […]

Charging is major EV concern

Some 69% of people claim concerns over a lack of charging points is a significant hurdle in owning an electric vehicle (EV) according to a survey from Venson Automotive Solutions. However this trend could change in the future following the government’s recent announcement to implement new measures to improve the provision of electric vehicle charge points as part of the […]

PSA makes March move

David March has been appointed director for UK franchising, network development and quality at PSA Group UK. He moves from the Peugeot Citroën Retail Group where his previous role was also director of network development and auality. Speaking about his new appointment, David said, ‘This is a great opportunity to bring my knowledge of the Peugeot and Citroën networks to […]

Parking fears dog new car owners

Parking is the main concern for owners of new cars, according to new research. With the new car registrations released this month, independent vehicle supply professionals OSV found that 29% of men will be more cautious when parking their new car as well as 14% of women. With good reason; 25% of motorists have had a minor prang while parking […]

Ben takes to the airwaves

Automotive charity Ben has announced a new strategic partnership with MotorTradeRadio.com to generate more exposure and awareness. MotorTradeRadio.com is an internet radio show dedicated to the British motor industry. Founder and show co-hosts Derek Blair and Philip Nothard, have agreed to record five episodes highlighting how Ben can add value to automotive companies as well as make a real difference […]

Uber suspends driverless programme

Uber Technologies has suspended its driverless car programme after one of its vehicles ended up on its side following a collision in Arizona. Two safety drivers were in the front seats of the vehicle at the time, although there were no serious injuries. The car was in driverless mode when it collided with a second car that ‘failed to yield’ […]

Drivers set for nasty surprise

Imminent changes to Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) mean consumers have just over a week to secure a deal on a new car before tax rates soar by up to 2475%. Analysis by What Car? has shown that the cost of taxing a car purchased after 1 April 2017 could be up to 25 times more, with even some of the […]

Excellence in Exeter for Motofix

Mitsubishi has described Motofix Exeter as a Centre of Excellence. The company, which also trades as Fairweather Prestige, earned the praise when successfully securing re-approval from the brand. This re-approval comes after the business has refurbished its whole premises, developing an enhanced operational performance, whilst continuing to focus on the standards of its Vehicle Manufacturer Programmes. David Cato, project manager […]

Entries now open

Automechanika Birmingham 2017 will introduce a Garage of the Year competition, with a £1,000 first prize. Workshops can enter by either submitting 150 words or sending a one minute video clip explaining why they should be Garage of the Year. Entries should include information about improvements to their garage service such as: new equipment, special customer promotions, and examples of […]

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