Boost to UK Motor Industry as JLR Build EVs

JLR are to build electric cars in the UK at its manufacturing branch is Castle Bromwich, making it the UK’s first premium electrified vehicle plant. The Jaguar XJ will be the first electric car to be produced at the plant. Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer...

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Volvo and Uber Automation

Enabling autonomous ridesharing without the need for a driver, Volvo and Uber have developed a fully autonomous vehicle. Uber can install their own self-driving system into Volvo’s XC90 SUV key safety features. Main features include several back-up systems for both...

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JLR Sensory Steering Wheel Keeps Drivers’ Eyes on The Road

JLR new ‘sensory steering wheel’ technology uses heat to tell drivers when to turn left or right, helping to keep their eyes on the road. This can also help when visibility is reduced due to poor weather conditions. Parts of the steering wheel can be heated and cooled...

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Skills Shortage Crisis – FTA

According to FTA’s 2019 Logistics Report, more than half of repair workshop vacancies are unlikely to be filled in the near future. Head of Automotive at FTA, Lawrie Alford, said: ‘Vehicle mechanics, technicians and fitters play a vital role in keeping the UK’s...

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Wheel Alignment Service To Increase

If speed limiters become compulsory on new cars across Europe in 2022, wheel alignment service are expected to increase. The Intelligent Speed Assistance technology slows down a vehicle by using speed sign recognition and GPS-linked speed limit data. Due to the impact...

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HUGE SALE on Training Courses

Are you an employer who wants to upscale your staff or an individual who wants to invest in your own career? If so, here is a great offer for you. As you may already be aware, Ingenia are now offering great training courses. We now have a huge sale on the following...

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Google Maps real-time EV charge point search function

Google Maps have launched a real time EV charge point function which gives details on charge point availability. Chargemaster, EVgo, SemaConnect and soon Chargepoint, are included within the platform. Franchise motor dealerships could see a boost in footfall due to...

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The Future Of Vehicle Technicians

Due to massive skill shortages in the industry, Direct Line has teamed up with Thatcham Research, DG Cities and the Women’s Engineering Society to attract a new generation of Technician talent. “Repair centres to become hives of technology more akin to a laboratory...

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