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House of Lords Committee visits driverless vehicle research project

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Members of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee have visited the GATEway Project in the Royal Borough of Greenwich as part of its ongoing inquiry into driverless vehicles.

Former Skoda MD joins Cox Automotive UK in new client director role

5 months ago / 0 comments

Alasdair Stewart has joined Cox Automotive UK, parent company of Manheim, in a new client director role to lead the company’s strategy on managing client relationships across the group.

Facelifted Dacia line-up on sale now

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Dacia has launched its facelifted UK line-up, which sees the Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV all gain new styling and equipment upgrades.

New Suzuki Ignis to arrive in January

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Suzuki’s new Ignis mini crossover is go on sale in the UK next month, following its debut at the Paris Motor Show.

BT Fleet rolls out 24-hour garage service

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BT Fleet has extended opening hours at some of its larger garage locations in response to growing customer demand for out-of-hours services.

Autonomous vehicles will make practical not moral decisions, finds new research

5 months ago / 0 comments

Autonomous vehicles will never be programmed to solve moral dilemmas but will require a clear and agreed set of rules for decision-making.

Contract hire customers report time and cost savings

5 months ago / 0 comments

Fleets using contract hire to supply and manage company vehicles have reported time and cost savings.

Tim Camm joins Autoglass to lead technical training

5 months ago / 0 comments

Autoglass has appointed Tim Camm as technical training manager.

Facelifted Kia Soul and Carens now on sale

5 months ago / 0 comments

Kia has announced full pricing for its 2017 Soul crossover and Carens compact MPV as the facelifted models go on sale.

Government publishes company car tax bands for 2020/21

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HMRC has published draft legislation on company car tax bands for the tax year 2020 to 2021, illustrating its plans to introduce bands for lower-emission cars while increasing the tax thresholds for higher-emitting vehicles. 

HMRC looks at axing tax benefits on cash or car policies

5 months ago / 1 comments

Employees offered cash or car policies could be hit by newly confirmed Government plans to change the way employee benefits are taxed.

Carmakers’ plans for connected car data could impact fleet industry, says BVRLA

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Future plans by carmakers on making connected car data accessible to third parties could impact on the fleet industry, according to the BVRLA.

Killer drivers could face life sentences

5 months ago / 0 comments

Dangerous drivers who kill could get life in prison under new government proposals.

Expect fuel price rises before Christmas, says RAC

5 months ago / 0 comments

Lower pump prices seen in November are likely to be short lived, with price increases on the cards before Christmas, says the RAC.

Fleet registrations up 5.1% in November

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The fleet market continued to drive new car registration growth in November, with the overall market seeing record year-to-date figures.

Equipment upgrades for 2017 Toyota Verso and Auris

5 months ago / 0 comments

Toyota’s Verso and Auris models are to gain a range of new equipment for 2017 while the Auris will also adopt a new range structure.

No true safe limit for drinking while driving, says IAM RoadSmart

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IAM RoadSmart has launched its Christmas drink-drive campaign, calling on drivers to abstain from alcohol altogether.

BCA sets out digital plans

5 months ago / 0 comments

BCA is investing in digital platforms, including a range of apps, to provide a seamless service across the automotive supply chain. 

Catering Academy appoints Prestige Fleet Servicing for all SMR work

5 months ago / 0 comments

Tamworth-based Catering Academy has appointed Prestige Fleet Servicing to handle all the servicing, maintenance and repair work for its mixed fleet of 50 vehicles.

Driverless cars welcome for morning commute but not school run

5 months ago / 0 comments

Brits would be happy to use driverless cars when commuting to work but wouldn’t trust them to transport their kids.


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