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Big data to drive "massive revolution" in fleet industry

Big data to drive "massive revolution" in fleet industry

The fleet industry is set to undergo a “massive revolution” with the introduction of the connected car and the arrival of so-called ‘big data’, while contract hire companies will transform into analytics businesses that lease vehicles. Those were two of the predictions at ACFO’s spring seminar, ‘Big Data - Big Seminar’ Held at Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire, around 80 fleet decision-makers, heard Nick Mitchell, Audi’s service and technical manager, say: “The arrival of the connected car will result in massive... Read full article

Teenager road death figures bring call to increase safety education

Teenager road death figures bring call to increase safety education

DriveSafe & StaySafe has called for increased safety education after new data has revealed that road traffic is the biggest killer of teenagers globally. Road injury accounted for a tenth of more than 1.2 million deaths among 10- to 19-year-olds worldwide in 2015, while in Britain in the same year road accidents killed 145 people and left 3,166 more seriously injured in the same age group, according to newly released World Health Organisation figures. Most of the teenagers that were killed by road injuries are classed as “vulnerable” road users:... Read full article

How To Get The Best Out Of In-Car Technology

How To Get The Best Out Of In-Car Technology

Over the years our cars and vans have become so much more than vehicles for simply getting us from A to B. From air-con and satellite navigation, to massaging seats and 3D surround sound systems, the 21st century automobile is nothing less than a mobile office, games, and living room in one. Inevitably, this leaves us with a multitude of options and features to decipher between when trying to pick the right car for your company fleet. In this brief guide, we’re going to take a closer look at three of the most popular features found among mid-range... Read full article

The Future Of Fuel: Diesel, Electric, Hybrid or Petrol?

The Future Of Fuel: Diesel, Electric, Hybrid or Petrol?

With more cars on the road each year it’s important you do your research into your car’s fuel. This way you’re not only being more cost-effective but more environmentally friendly. Take a look at our overview of diesel, electric, hybrid or petrol cars to help you make a decision.  Diesel cars Using 5-20 per cent less fuel, diesel engines are more efficient and generally have a higher resale value. The government changed from promoting the diesel engine to actively discouraging them. There have been discussions on introducing... Read full article

UK employees spend a fifth of their salary on motoring costs

UK employees spend a fifth of their salary on motoring costs

Recent research by YourParkingSpace.co.uk has revealed that the average worker spends nearly a fifth of their wages on motoring costs, including car finance, fuel and insurance to enable them to drive to and from work. With many workers now driving up to 60 minutes or more on their daily commute it’s not surprising the costs are adding up. The findings reveal that UK workers who travel to work by car reportedly spend around 19.5% of their salary on the journey, with some £362 of the average monthly take home pay being consumed up by car related... Read full article

The Top 3 Benefits of Leasing Over Buying an Electric Car

The Top 3 Benefits of Leasing Over Buying an Electric Car

Today in the UK there are over 55,000 electric vehicles (EVs) on the road, and that’s only counting those purchased with help from the government’s Plug-in Car Grant. The real figure is much larger. And with the recent £40 million fund awarded to Nottingham, Bristol, Milton Keynes, and London to help drive the ‘green car revolution’, thousands more are expected to take to the roads. The fund will be spent on charging infrastructure, improving public knowledge, parking, and other schemes particular to each of the four cities. All this... Read full article

UK drivers to face harsher fines for exceeding the limit

UK drivers to face harsher fines for exceeding the limit

Take the pedal off the metal - new penalties for speeding are due to come into force in the UK next week. Motorists caught exceeding the speed limit from April 24th will be hit with fines of up to £2,500, which is significantly more than the current maximum of £1,000. The fines are increasing after a consultation in 2016, where it was agreed that the previous guidelines do not reflect just how much harm and damage speeding can cause. “The magistrates' courts deal with the vast majority of offenders in England and Wales, so it is... Read full article

Important changes to children's car safety and regulations

Important changes to children's car safety and regulations

Do we know the rules when it comes to checking that our children and grandchildren are being transported in or on the correct car seats? There have been changes in the law on child car booster seats and it will see changes in how backless booster seats are made, to give children greater protection if the car is involved in a collision. If you need to purchase a new booster seat you need to make sure it complies with the new rules of the road. It’s important to note that the change doesn’t affect existing models of seats or cushions. If you have got an old... Read full article

Benefits of using a vehicle management company

Benefits of using a vehicle management company

Most of the industry players will agree that the fleet manager’s role generally has a multitude of responsibilities or duties, such as HR policies, mobile phones or facility management. The fleet often takes a much lower priority often due to lack of industry knowledge or contacts. However, external experts can be relied upon to assist with vehicle choice and finance structure to lighten the daily workload. It is highly beneficial for the fleet manager to engage a leasing company. The role of leasing companies is to not only advise on the management of the... Read full article

The hidden danger of sleep apnoea

The hidden danger of sleep apnoea

It’s known that driver fatigue and tiredness compromise safety and it’s considered a major cause of road accidents. Many drivers will have experienced ‘sleepiness’ when driving but it is important to recognise any underlying medical conditions such as obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Drivers with OSA have had a motor accident due to falling asleep at the wheel as many sufferers don’t realise they have the condition. If you have OSA you may experience excessive daytime sleepiness and other symptoms including: Loud snoring (with... Read full article

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