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Car Keyless Theft Test

Due to many popular cars at risk of keyless theft, What Car ? Magazine tested 7 different car models with keyless entry and start systems to see how long it would take to get in and drive away. Here are the results: Audi TT RS Roadster Advanced Key active: Get into...

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Renault Trucks Rolls Out Augmented Reality

In order to speed up maintenance and repairs, Renault Trucks rolls out augmented reality. This new technology is known as Optiview remote mentoring solution for Technicians. The idea of this is that Technicians will use a RealWear HMR-1 headset in conjunction with...

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Volvo Recall 507,000 Vehicles Due To “Fire Risk”

Volvo has recalled 507,000 vehicles globally due to a faulty engine component, which may catch fire in certain cases. Volvo had a previous recall in January 2019 with 219,000 vehicles recalled globally. This was also due to a faulty component resulting in fuel leaks...

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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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