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UK roads not fit for purpose

More than 20,000 miles of UK roads aren’t up to scratch, according to new analysis. The BBC has found that surveys carried out by the Department for Transport has revealed that about 10% of the roads in England, Scotland and Wales were not top standard – that equates to 22,990 miles. This comes after the Asphalt Industry Alliance found more […]

SUVs popular but annoying drivers

The number of SUVs in the list of the top twenty most popular vehicles has almost doubled since 2013, increasing from four to seven. However, new research by OSV Ltd reveals that there seems to be a correlation in the growth in the number of people who think badly of the SUVs – and their drivers. Although just over a […]

Pedestrian killed in collision with autonomous car

An autonomous car has killed a pedestrian in what is believed to be the first fatal crash involving a self-driving car and a pedestrian. The incident happened in Arizona, America, when an Uber car in autonomous mode failed to detect a 49-year-old woman who was walking with her bicycle outside of the crosswalk. There was a vehicle operator behind the […]

Audatex gets behind IBIS Ireland

Audatex has been named as a sponsor of IBIS Ireland, which will take place at The Hilton Dublin, Charlemont Place on 15 May. It joins lead partner AkzoNobel and partner Fix Auto World in backing the event. This year’s conference will explore global collision repair trends in the country, with insights from a range of diverse and expert speakers. Already […]

VW builds new safety facility

Volkswagen is bringing together its vehicle safety expertise at a single location. A new three-story building with approximately 8,000sqm of floor space was constructed at Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg. At the centre is a new state-of-the-art crash sled facility which for the first time can simulate lateral and rotational vehicle body movements both horizontally and vertically. ‘This state-of-the-art sled system […]

Drivers reward trusted garages

A significant number of British drivers are happy to pay more to use a trusted garage than get work done cheaper elsewhere, according to new research by AA Garage Guide. Research shows that over a third (37%) of motorists would rather pay more to use a garage they trust than find a cheaper option, while 23% of drivers claim they […]

Mobility driving B2B world

Frost & Sullivan has predicted that new mobility models and digitalisation will cause significant disruption for the B2B world, particularly the fleet and leasing sector. Speaking at the Leasing Forum 2018, in Warsaw Poland, Mubarak Moosa, director, CEE at Frost & Sullivan, said that a new ecosystem of shared mobility is emerging, with customers demanding intuitive services. He said that […]


The 88th Geneva International Motor Show, saw the showcase of the newly launched Aston Martin Racing (AMR) Vantage GTE which boasts an eye catching green livery. AMR technical partner HMG Paints Ltd produced the vibrant coating and spray painted the show car ahead of Geneva, ready for its motor show debut.   The much-anticipated new design and stunning new livery […]

ACEA warns of ‘approval’ delays

Just a few days ahead of the EU summit, where the 27 heads of state are set to approve the European Council’s Brexit guidelines, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is calling on the negotiators to pay urgent attention to sector-specific issues in order to avert potentially disastrous implications on the entire automotive supply chain. A big concern for the […]

Snow causes weekend chaos

The UK was again struck by arctic conditions over the weekend with vehicles stranded and road closures across the country. Over 20cm of snow was recorded in central and southern England as temperatures fell below freezing with lows of -5C in Scotland. The BBC reported dozens of vehicles were stranded overnight on the A30 dual carriageway in Devon amid heavy […]

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