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Category : Features

Spotlight: SEAT Ibiza

2 years ago / 1 comments

The fifth generation of SEAT’s supermini puts an emphasis on technology, refinement and personalisation, explains Alex Grant.

BT Fleet: Better connected

2 years ago / 0 comments

Positioned within a diverse portfolio, with its own fleet as a customer and the EE mobile network, BT Fleet has all the tools to meet the … Read More »

Information overload: managing telematics data

2 years ago / 1 comments

Increased use of telematics is generating more data on drivers than ever before, but companies must be prepared to analyse and act upon the data – … Read More »

What you need to know about new Skoda Octavia

2 years ago / 1 comments

Skoda has updated its Octavia for 2017 with a new design as well as new infotainment, connectivity and driver assistance systems. We take a look at … Read More »

Top highlights from Detroit

2 years ago / 1 comments

As this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit gets underway, we look at the highlights of the show.

Autumn Statement: The key points for fleets

2 years ago / 4 comments

The key points of the 2016 Autumn Statement and what it means for fleets. By Alex Grant and Natalie Middleton.

Autumn Statement 2016 – key points for fleets

2 years ago / 0 comments

The most important announcements for fleets, from the 2017 Autumn Statement. By Alex Grant and Natalie Middleton.

A key issue for fleets?

2 years ago / 0 comments

As security issues from commonplace key technology once again hit the headlines, Natalie Middleton asks, is smartphone-based entry the solution or a forthcoming problem?

Your automotive P.A.?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Combining familiar and near-future technology, Jaguar Land Rover is readying a range of features which will make business motoring easier, safer and more fuel-efficient, explains Alex … Read More »

Go Ultra Low Summit 2016

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Go Ultra Low’s second annual Summit took place on 7 November at the SMMT in London, and saw representatives of project partners, Go Ultra Low companies … Read More »

A new era for electric vehicles?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Daimler’s electric truck hints at near-future electric cars with longer ranges and much faster charging, explains John Kendall.

Day in the life: the RAC

2 years ago / 0 comments

It’s one of the most common breakdown callouts, but misfuelling needn’t live up to the horror stories. We took a ride with one of the RAC’s … Read More »

The start of something new?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Launched in August, a trio of Government tax consultations could lay the foundations for significant changes in fleet operating costs. Natalie Middleton finds out how.

Where next for the combustion engine?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Despite the headline-grabbing move to electromobility, there’s still huge untapped potential for efficient combustion engines, explains Chris Pickering.

Exceeding expectations: Developments in leasing

2 years ago / 0 comments

Savvy contract hire and leasing customers now expect a level of service that extends far beyond access to vehicles. Katie Beck talks to suppliers about how … Read More »

Make the future

2 years ago / 0 comments

Held in the last week of June, Shell’s Make The Future London 2016 festival incorporated a series of exclusive events, including a fleet-focused panel discussion. The … Read More »

Problems shared – How connected cars will benefit driver safety

2 years ago / 0 comments

As the first car-to-X system comes to market, Alex Grant explains how connectivity is making use of familiar technology to improve safety for drivers.

Mobiles & mobility

2 years ago / 0 comments

The smartphone is revolutionising the way business people travel. We ask experts what effect it is having on rental and leasing markets. By Katie Beck.

Stand and delivered – Highlights of the 2016 Fleet Show exhibition

2 years ago / 0 comments

Dozens of fleet service companies exhibited at the Fleet Show at Silverstone. We highlight some of the best products, services and news from them during the … Read More »

Brexit – Where next for new cars?

2 years ago / 0 comments

As a large importer and exporter of new cars, clarity about the future of trade with the EU can’t come soon enough, as Alex Grant explains. … Read More »

Brexit – What it means for fleets…

2 years ago / 0 comments

Professor Colin Tourick looks at the financial, taxation and business ramifications for fleets of leaving the EU. An awful lot of business people woke up on … Read More »

In sight: What ADAS means for fleet maintenance

2 years ago / 0 comments

Camera-based driver assistance systems are adding vitally important calibration work to a windscreen replacement. As they become more common, Alex Grant finds out what the implications … Read More »

Working in harmony: The future for licence checking

2 years ago / 0 comments

One year on from the abolition of the paper licence counterpart, we look at how the licence checking industry is changing. After years of toing and … Read More »

A grand day out: A review of the 2016 Fleet Show

3 years ago / 0 comments

Hundreds of fleet industry professionals descended on Silverstone for Fleet Show 2016. In the first of two months of coverage we look at what they drove … Read More »

VIP treatment: Latest tech developments for the luxury class

3 years ago / 0 comments

Often the first place new technology breaks ground, the luxury class is a sign of the convenience headed for core fleet cars in the coming years. … Read More »

Badge of honour: Capstar’s fleet operations in focus

3 years ago / 0 comments

Capstar is a chauffeur firm with a difference: its drivers are ex-soldiers who have often suffered battlefield injuries or trauma. By Steve Moody.

Safe and sound: The developments in active noise cancelling technology

3 years ago / 0 comments

Active noise cancellation is the latest tool in the car industry’s quest to improve refinement and make cars less stressful places to be for company car … Read More »

Safety in numbers: A look at Thatcham’s safety work

3 years ago / 0 comments

A vital part of Europe’s automotive industry since 1969, insurance owned independent organisation Thatcham has played a huge role in reducing running costs for fleets. Alex … Read More »

Getting a grip: Audi’s new quattro four-wheel drive system

3 years ago / 0 comments

What is it? A new quattro four-wheel drive system for Audis with longitudinally-mounted engines – so the A4 and larger vehicles – targeting fuel economy and … Read More »

Day in Life: Russ White, group auctioneer at Manheim

3 years ago / 0 comments

Nationwide auction network As a group auctioneer at Manheim I engage in pre‐sale activity, trying to get bids on vehicles and placing vehicles, and checking catalogues … Read More »