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WhereIsMyTransport bags innovation award

The annual International Transport Forum (ITF) has presented WhereIsMyTransport with its 2017 Promising Transport Innovation Award. Launched in 2016, UK based WhereIsMyTransport, an open digital platform that provides information on formally and informally run transport services in emerging cities, supporting 20 cities in 10 countries across Africa and the Middle East. WhereIsMyTransport centralises mobility data in a platform that anyone […]

Motorists looking for cheaper insurance

A survey by Smartdriverclub, the connected car service, asked motorists what actions they were taking to manage their motoring costs. The survey was undertaken as motorists face another hike in their premiums when the new rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) becomes effective on 1 June 2017, rising to 12%, the third increase in two years. The survey showed that […]

Geely to buy Proton and Lotus

Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding will buy a 49.9% stake in struggling carmaker Proton from Malaysian conglomerate DRB-Hicom reports Automotive News Europe. Geely is the parent company of Hong Kong-based Geely Automobile Holdings and Sweden’s Volvo Car Group. Malaysia’s government made a 1.5 billion ringgit (£270.6m) loan to Proton in April 2016, which allowed it to avoid defaulting on obligations to […]

AW technicians receive further training

Following the success of multiple AW paint technicians attending the PPG training centre for an advanced refinisher course, they chose to send two paint apprentices to the training centre in Stowmarket to further develop their skills. The apprenticeship training took place over two days and featured both classroom and practical sessions from PPG technical experts to help the young technicians […]

Ford’s SYNC 3 receives update

Ford Motor Co are bringing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support to 2016 model vehicles equipped with SYNC 3. Customers will be able to install this SYNC 3 update either by downloading the software to a USB drive, visiting a dealership or ‘over-the-air’ (OTA) via a Wi-Fi connection, not unlike how new software gets uploaded to smartphones by manufacturers. After […]

Volvo VP crowned ‘Design Hero’

Volvo Cars’ Senior Vice President of Design, Thomas Ingenlath, has won the ‘Design Hero’ award at the 2017 Autocar Awards. Ingenlath has been at Volvo since 2012 and has led a team of designers that have revolutionised Volvo design – and in turn helped make Volvos among the most desirable premium cars on sale today. In order to highlight this […]

MASS sees whiplash opportunity

The Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) has urged all parties to grasp the opportunity presented by delays to the whiplash reforms. Speaking with Post, Simon Stanfield, chair of MASS, said, ‘We are in the eye of the whiplash reform storm. The early General Election may have put a halt to the legislation, but this is almost certainly only a temporary […]

ABI calls for cyber database

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has again called for an anonymised cyber incident database once the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in May next year. Post reports that the ABI wants the data on cyber breaches to be collected and made available to insurers so they can underwrite cyber policies. It claims that currently there is […]

Porsche Budgeteers break £6k barrier

After five days on the road taking part in the REAL Rally, Leicester-based motor claims consultants, Industry Insights – AKA the Porsche Budgeteers – have raised more than £6,000 for charity. Completing almost 800 miles in a £999 1984 Porsche 928 for the REAL Rally in Partnership with AutoRaise Connected Solutions has raised £6,248 to date – beating its target […]

NAMA hits spot for Ben

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) has raised more than £17,000 for automotive industry charity Ben. A charity auction in aid of Ben, held at NAMA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 20 May in Belfast, raised a record breaking £17,450. Louise Wallis, head of NAMA commented, ‘This year’s AGM was well attended by members and was overall a positive […]

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