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Smart Motorway Safety Tech ‘Must’ Improve, Says Regulator

Smart Motorway Safety Tech ‘Must’ Improve, Says Regulator

The Transport Watchdog has stated that smart motorway technology ‘must’ improve urgently. The statement was part of a review of all-lane running smart motorways and looked at the impact that the safety technology has had on the roads over the past few years. All-lane running smart motorways aim to ease congestion through smart technology solutions ... Read More
 
An office AND a car… surely not?

An office AND a car… surely not?

As any fleet owner will know, mixing vehicles with work can be incredibly successful. But there are also challenges involved and the reliability and safety of those vehicles is paramount to the success of your business. Well, at the Consumer Electronics Show, we might just have seen the introduction of a whole new sector of ... Read More
 
Winter safety tips on the road…

Winter safety tips on the road…

When it comes to driving safely in the winter, most of us know the basics. We all know we need to keep an ice scraper handy and we’re all well aware that icy, snowy, wet weather can create hazardous driving conditions. But when it comes to staying safe on the roads as the temperatures plummet, ... Read More
 
New Fleet Vehicle Registrations Fall In 2022

New Fleet Vehicle Registrations Fall In 2022

Fleet vehicle and company car registrations fell by 7.9% in 2022, according to the latest figures. The total number of registrations was 1.61 million and the fall in registrations comes despite demand still being quite high, with the impact of the global semiconductor shortage still having an effect throughout the last year. In fact, the ... Read More
 
Seatbelts aren’t just for safety

Seatbelts aren’t just for safety

When the three-point seatbelt was first invented by Volvo, it changed vehicle safety forever. In fact, back in 1959 Volvo and engineer Nils Bohlin realised that the design was so effective in improving safety that they made the new design patent open so that other manufacturers could use it for free. Fast forward to 2023 ... Read More
 
Electric Vehicle Production Set To Increase As EV Battery Prices Rise

Electric Vehicle Production Set To Increase As EV Battery Prices Rise

Global electric vehicle production is set to increase in 2023 despite the rising cost of battery components. As more fleets and private vehicle owners turn to electric vehicles, pressure mounts on production to meet demand. And predicting demand as the year goes on could be tricky, with experts predicting a further uptake as vehicle replacement ... Read More
 
It’s Not A Race This Christmas…

It’s Not A Race This Christmas…

The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s a time for celebration, joy, and spending time with loved ones. But it’s also a time when the roads are busy, and it can be especially dangerous. With the hustle and bustle of the festive season as we all rush around trying to get ready for ... Read More
 
I can’t go any faster… or slower

I can’t go any faster… or slower

When you’re on a long, monotonous drive, there’s nothing better than sticking the vehicle into cruise control. I’ll be honest, I’m always a bit sceptical about it but it’s never steered me wrong (pardon the pun), so I remain a big fan. But this story of a Chinese driver might just make me think twice ... Read More