Advice on how to prevent ‘relay attack’ thefts

A new trend in vehicle theft termed ‘relay attack’, is allowing criminals to overcome existing vehicle security technology, such as immobilisers and keyless entry systems. But what can you and your drivers do to prevent such attacks? The new style…

Oil companies add electric charging to forecourts

The world’s major oil companies are changing their business plans to add battery recharging to their forecourts to ensure they remain viable when it comes to powering the vehicles of the future. As the automotive world slowly turns its back…

What’s happened to safety?

Airbags. Yeah, yeah, fifteen of them, thanks. ABS brakes. Yup, standard since 2004. Anti-skid electronic stability control – sure thing, yes, got that as well. So? Why are you asking? Perhaps because we’re beginning to take safety a little too…

Frankfurt’s future cars

The Frankfurt Motor Show is always a massive excuse by the German car makers to show off their latest products. The new Audi RS4 Avant is one (oh, yes please). The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE another (I’d happily wait for that)….

New emissions tests come into force

Two new tests for measuring emissions from cars and vans came into force across the European Union at the start of September with the aim to introduce more realistic driving conditions and therefore more accurate results. The previous testing regime,…

Electric cars – how far how fast?

Electric cars: seems like they’ve been around forever. As ever, there were the initial early adopters, but now they are moving from a niche to the ‘oh that’s interesting’ category as they become increasingly popular. And with improvements to battery…


How realistic is it to run a ULEV fleet?

I’ve been thinking about this. There’s currently quite a buzz around ULEVs – registrations are on the up and the volume of product is increasing all the time. (ULEVs, by the way, are cars with CO2 emissions below 75g/km –…

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