Month: January 2018

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28th January 2018

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 roundup part 2 – technology

Exciting developments for the automotive market are naturally the primary focus for us when it comes to the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), with technological advances often eventually trickling down to the vehicles driven by our fleet, young driver and other end users. In the second of our CES 2018 roundups, the emphasis is on… Read more

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23rd January 2018

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 roundup part 1 – automotive

As a Group immersed in vehicles and technology, we always eagerly anticipate the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which never ceases to amaze with its fascinating mix of concepts and launches. In part one of our whistle-stop overview of CES 2018, our focus is on all-things automotive. With SUVs currently dominating markets worldwide and much… Read more

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16th January 2018

While these fresh driver behaviour statistics may in reality single out a very small number of motorists, one crash or life lost is too many

With a full twelve months’ worth of data to crunch, the New Year typically brings with it an array of surveys and opinion polls. Our Group portfolio including a young driver insurance company and a fleet telematics business, we’re especially interested in road safety and driver behaviour statistics – and although examining the figures more… Read more

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10th January 2018

Telematics’ role in reassuring buyers amidst the UK’s used car scandal

Buying a used car is for many people one of the largest purchases or financial commitments they will make in their lifetime. Although industry voices and indeed well-meaning relatives and friends usually encourage caution to anyone on the verge of shaking hands on a car they think ticks all the boxes, emotions can sometimes cloud… Read more

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4th January 2018

Surprising findings point to 20mph zones perhaps not increasing safety as much as anticipated

Along with speedbumps, mini roundabouts, potholes and vehicles sat idling outside public buildings, 20mph zones are something that today’s motorists have come to accept when driving through urban areas. They were first documented by the DfT in 1990, with early adopter regions including Sheffield, Kingston upon Thames and Norwich in the nineties1. Through a mix… Read more

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3rd January 2018

Readily obtainable vehicle theft kits pose an added concern for private and business motorists

With Christmas fresh in our minds, we set about identifying what could be bought for £2,600. Some brief Googling pinpointed a healthy range of 65-inch 4K smart TVs to choose from, one of the more modestly-priced dresses from designer Tom Ford’s fashion range, or an Eastern Europe river cruise from a leading tour operator. Why… Read more