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  • brexit.automotiveIT

    Parliamentary report: No gain from Brexit for UK auto sector


    Around 900,000 people depend on the UK auto industry for their jobs (Photo: Divergence from the EU’s regulatory regime post-Brexit will only bring extra costs and no potential benefits for the UK’s export-led automotive industry, a British Parliament committee report says. “The automotive sector in Europe is heavily ...

  • SEAT.automotiveIT

    With UK retail store, SEAT tests new sales concept


    Seat customers can use 8 touchscreens to handle all aspects of their car purchase (Photo: Seat) LONDON -- Nobody really knows what car buying will look like in 10 years. Some say online retail will be the future, but others are certain that car showrooms and dealer groups will ...

  • bt.automotiveIT

    Study quantifies effect of smarter mobility on CO2 emissions


    (Photo: TNO) Smarter mobility will reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 56 megatons by 2025, an amount equivalent to half the annual emissions generated by transport in the UK. That is one of the conclusions from a study conducted jointly by telecommunications group BT and market researchers Frost & ...

  • London.automotiveIT

    Brexit: The fallout for IT and automotive companies


    (Photo: en:User talk: Mewiki -own work) The departure of Britain from the European Union will have an obvious impact on the auto industry, in particular in the area of manufacturing and cross-border sales. Carmakers including General Motors, Ford Motor, Nissan, Toyota, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Honda build large ...

  • jaguar.automotiveIT

    JLR launches new-technology startup


    A long version of the Jaguar XF (pictured) will be built in China (Photo: JLR) Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has launched a separate company tasked with quickly developing apps and on-demand services. The move is part of a trend among automakers to take direct charge of technologies that will ...

  • jlr.automotiveIT

    Jaguar Land Rover invests in advanced engineering


    Jaguar unveiled its new XF model during a dramatic 'high-wire' water crossing in London (Photo: JLR) Jaguar Land Rover is expanding its advanced engineering and design center in Whitley, England, in a move to speed up the development of technologically sophisticated premium vehicles. The British carmaker, which is owned ...

  • honda brachmann hydrogen.automotiveIT

    Honda opens 1st open-access hydrogen refueling station in UK


    R&D executive Thomas Brachmann fills up a Honda FCX Clarity fuel cell car (Photo: Honda) Honda has opened the UK's first open-access hydrogen refueling station at its manufacturing facility in Swindon. The station is built and operated by BOC, a unit of German industrial gas group Linde. The filing station ...

  • coverbox

    UK’s Quartix gets big insurance order for vehicle tracking


    UK vehicle-tracking systems maker Quartix has signed a contract to provide 1,200 telematics systems a month to Coverbox, a pay-as-you-drive insurance brand. Coverbox is a so-called “smart insurance product,” which helps insurers monitor driving behavior through the use of telematics and data analysis. The service also lets insurance companies charge ...