Compulsory Speed Limiters

Intelligent Speed Assistance Likely To Be Compulsory In New Cars From 2022 It has been reported this week that rules to mandate speed limiter technology in cars have been provisionally agreed by the EU and that it is likely that Intelligent Speed Assistance will be required for all new cars sold in Europe by 2022. Regardless of Brexit outcomes, the UK government has already indicated its support. What is Intelligent Speed Assistance? The Intelligent Speed Assistance system enables cars to receive information via GPS and a digital map so that the vehicle knows what the speed limit is and can limit its top speed accordingly. In addition to the data feed, an onboard video camera, capable of recognising road [...]

By |March 29th, 2019|Categories: Driving, Fleet, Vehicles|0 Comments

Are You Driving Safely?

Tips For Safe Driving Driving is one of life’s pleasures for many people around the world. After all, it gives you the freedom to go anywhere, anytime, whilst also allowing you to build your confidence and experience on the roads. Ultimately, this means that you’ll no longer need to rely on public transport to get around. However, it’s important to remember that you have a safe driving responsibility, whether you’ve been driving for years or have only just passed your driving test. With that in mind, there are certain things you need to consider every time you get behind the wheel. First and foremost, you should always do everything in your power stay on the right side of the [...]

By |March 25th, 2019|Categories: Driving|0 Comments

Fleet Management

Fleet Management – Whose Job is it Anyway? When it comes to company fleet management and, more specifically, who takes responsibility for which aspects of the fleet, it seems no two organisations take the same approach. The issues faced, tasks to be undertaken and required expertise are diverse. Consequently, there are any number of individuals or departments within the organisation that might consider themselves to be important stakeholders. So, what does this mean for the fleet manager? With such shared interests and responsibilities, the question might be raised about the role of the traditional fleet manager. Where does the role fit into the decision-making matrix and how relevant is it in today’s organisations? To some extent it’s a matter [...]

By |March 20th, 2019|Categories: Fleet|0 Comments

ANPR – Parking Your Car – Beware!

Potential Issues with ANPR Car Parks Everything seems to have ‘smart’ technology involved with it these days. Driving in particular has seen huge changes, with complex, smart motorways becoming more and more prevalent. Now, Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) is in use in car parks all over the country, in retail parks, supermarkets and privately-owned car parks. Although it should theoretically be fool-proof and fair, some drivers find that there are problems with the system which can cost them dearly in both time and money. What is ANPR? ANPR technology is based on the use of CCTV cameras to monitor the arrival and exit of cars, using photos of their registration plates. Combined with the purchase of a timed [...]

By |March 15th, 2019|Categories: Driving|0 Comments

Spring Statement 2019

No Clarity Yet on Car Related Tax In the 2017 Autumn Budget, the government announced that cars registered from April 2020 would be taxed based on CO2 emissions data as determined under the new Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) regime. The new testing requirements have been in effect from September 2018, however the old NEDC figures have continued to be used for VED and company car tax purposes until April 2020. Fleets, company car drivers and the industry have been awaiting clarity on the rates to be used from April 2020. After all, anyone ordering or taking delivery of a new car now will be doing so with limited knowledge of what level of tax they will be paying [...]

By |March 14th, 2019|Categories: Fleet|0 Comments

Safe Driving in Fog

Your Guide to Safe Driving in Fog When it comes to driving in fog, there are several things that you need to consider to keep yourself and those around you safe. Using your lights correctly is just one of them, as they not only light up the road ahead, they also allow you to remain visible to other road users too. However, a lot of people get the use of fog lights wrong . This leads to unnecessary accidents being caused, as well as  fines from the police for not following the correct procedures as set out by the Highway Code. Safe driving in fog is something that can challenge even the most experienced drivers. So, you’ll need to [...]

By |March 11th, 2019|Categories: Driving|0 Comments

Fleet Procurement

Unpacking the Complexity of Fleet Procurement If you were asked about fleet procurement, the subject that’s likely to be in the front of your mind is the process of negotiating the best possible deal on vehicles. While that is certainly an important part of the story, the scope of fleet procurement is far wider. At the highest level, fleet procurement can be categorised into two areas of activity – development of the fleet procurement strategy and activating this strategy to get the best outcomes for the business. We’ll look at these two areas in detail. Setting the right fleet procurement strategy This is where the underlying work is done to ensure that future fleet procurement decisions are based on [...]

By |March 6th, 2019|Categories: Fleet, Outsourcing|0 Comments

Car Crime

Modern Car Crime and How to Combat it In the late ‘90s, as locks, immobilisers and in car electronics advanced, car theft declined significantly and, as cars became more sophisticated, you needed the keys to take most modern vehicles. Home invasion type break-ins were the only way to be able to steal high priced, high-performance cars, but things are changing. New technology aimed at driver convenience has unintentionally given car thieves a new way in. Having your car unlock for you as you walk up to it is helpful, but the electronic signatures transmitted from your keys to your car can be copied and used to confuse the vehicle. Technology is part of the problem To steal a car [...]

By |March 4th, 2019|Categories: Driving, Fleet|0 Comments

Driving Abroad After Brexit?

Preparing to Take Your Car Abroad After Brexit With around a month to go, the Brexit debacle is still rolling along with no clean-cut conclusive end in sight. Not only does that bring economy uncertainty, it could also impact motorists driving abroad. Currently, there’s legislation in place that permits UK drivers free roam across Europe; that may all change thanks to us leaving the EU. Here are some of the ways in which you might be affected once 28th March 2019 comes around. International Driving Permit (IDP) Currently, you only need an International Driving Permit for some countries that are outside the EU and EEA. If there’s a no deal situation, the default position would be that IDPs are [...]

By |February 28th, 2019|Categories: Driving, Fleet|2 Comments
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