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Chris Collings joins Markerstudy

Chris Collings has joined Markerstudy as non-executive director. With a career at Swinton Insurance spanning more than four decades, Chris was the insurer’s longest serving employee, and brings considerable knowledge of the broking arena to his new position at Markerstudy on the board of directors. Kevin Spencer, Markerstudy Group CEO said, ‘With his wealth of experience, Chris is one of […]

Finance packages to power 2016 market

Growth in the number and variety of finance packages available to private buyers is set to power the new and used car markets in 2016, predicts Glass’s. In the new car sector, which will see growth in registrations of around three per cent, further finance packages will need to stimulate consumer interest and provide new avenues to affordability. However, the […]

Microsoft connects with Harman

Harman, a connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, has announced a connected car collaboration with Microsoft Corporation at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016. The project will introduce new mobile productivity services, as well as utilise existing products, services and technologies, including cloud platforms, telematics and driver productivity, to offer convenience, safety and reliability for drivers and […]

Fix and RSA sign agreement

Fix Auto UK has secured a new national agreement to provide motor repair services to RSA Group. The new agreement takes the number of central insurance contracts now operated by the network to five, and enables RSA’s claims team to call upon the network’s 75 bodyshops to provide repair support to its policyholders. Commenting on the new agreement, Ian Pugh […]

DTU confident of battery breakthrough

The Technical University of Denmark is working on a project to develop batteries for electric cars that are twice as powerful as those currently available. Poul Norby, senior researcher at DTU Energy, the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, said, ‘The only real challenge is that the battery needs to be cheaper and better. Driving an electric car is already […]

GM invests in Lyft Inc

General Motors Inc is poised to invest $500 million in Lyft Inc a sign of plans to develop an on-demand network of self-driving cars with the ride-sharing service. The move is the biggest single investment yet by a traditional vehicle manufacturer in a new mobility company, and is an acknowledgement by GM that the transportation landscape is changing fast. ‘We […]

Revive! receives IIP accreditation

Revive! has been awarded the Investors in People (IIP) accreditation – an international standard for people management. The business which has its headquarters in Rugby spent the past 18 months putting systems and procedures in place to meet the rigorous IIP criteria which focuses on how organisations lead, support, manage and develop their people. Operations director, Terry Mullen explained, ‘It’s […]

Ford set to triple autonomous fleet

Ford is tripling its fleet of fully autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid test vehicles and will use a new-generation sensor technology as the company further accelerates its autonomous vehicle development plans. This year, Ford will add 20 Fusion Hybrid autonomous vehicles to the company’s autonomous fleet, bringing the total number to 30 vehicles being tested on roads in California, Arizona and […]

VW sued by US Justice Department

Volkswagen could face fines of up to £60bn after the US Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit against it for violating clean air laws. It alleges that Volkswagen installed ‘defeat devices’ in almost 600,000 diesel vehicles in the US to cheat emission tests. The Justice Department filed the lawsuit yesterday (Monday) on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, which accuses […]

Young blood to invigorate CitNOW

CitNOW has turned to youth to drive sales by appointing four graduate product experts. The new team of Emily Grant, Callum Wood, Ben Davis and Sam Barkham has been created to show the significant benefits of using CitNOW to any dealer’s business. They will present the range of video applications to any dealer that asks, outlining the benefits of investment and […]

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