Simon T.

Weekly News Roundup October 2

Autoglass to provide ADAS calibrations to National Accident Repair

25/09/2017 Fleet News

Autoglass is now the “supply partner of choice” to National Accident Repair and will provide ADAS calibrations. Autoglass will also provide RADAR calibration at a limited number of locations as part of a pilot scheme.

Fleet200 roundtable debate: Automatic transmission boosts delivery fleet’s performance and driver well-being

25/09/2017 Fleet News

The impact of automatic transmission, Euro 6 emission compliance and alternatively fuelled vehicles were all topics challenging fleet decision-makers discussed during the September Fleet200 roundtable debate.

Fleets urged to spec vehicles with Autonomous Emergency Braking

26/09/17 Fleet World

Fleets and private drivers are being urged to ensure their new cars are fitted with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) to help cut down on road deaths and serious injuries.

Changes to drivers’ hours fines for commercial drivers

26/09/2017 Commercial Fleet

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) traffic examiners will be given new powers to issue on-the-spot fines for any drivers’ hours offences committed in the past 28 days.

Autonomous cars are at least 10 years away from UK roads, says PA Consulting Group

27/09/2017 Fleet News

PA Consulting Group’s latest research on autonomous vehicles (AVs) suggests that despite much hype, they are more than 10 years away from being a common sight on UK roads. The organisation’s findings revealed that while progress is being made around technology, the rest of the ecosystem to support driverless cars – for example regulation, insurance, compliance, roads, users – still needs a lot of development.

Fleets need to ensure drivers are carrying out walkaround checks, says FleetCheck

28/09/2017 Fleet News

Fleets need to ensure that drivers are carrying out walkaround checks on their company vehicles, warns FleetCheck. The fleet software specialist says that it is seeing increasing evidence that more and more drivers are treating the essential inspections as a tick box exercise.

Insist on Autonomous Emergency Braking for safety’s sake, says industry coalition

28/09/2017 Fleet News

A coalition of road safety and motor industry bodies, including IAM RoadSmart, Thatcham and the RAC, is encouraging private and fleet car buyers to insist on Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) when they buy their next new car. AEB systems apply the brakes to avoid an impending crash with another vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist. It is estimated that pedestrian and cyclist sensing AEB systems could potentially save 1,100 lives and 122,860 casualties in the UK over the next 10 years.

Licence Bureau releases Christmas driver compliance checklist

29/09/2017 Fleet News

Licence Bureau has released a Christmas driver compliance checklist for companies preparing for a seasonal sales spike. Managing director Malcolm Maycock (pictured) believes that sticking to this approach will help ensure their new drivers will remain compliant during this busy period.