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Category: Automotive Industry

Mar
22

CO2 legislation is affecting automotive recall volumes

By Luke Evans, Automotive Recall Consultant

It has been a busy week (Week 10) in the world of automotive recall according to data released by the European Commission’s Safety Gate Rapid Alert System. Five out of nine notifications submitted by European Countries posed a serious risk to the end user. The products in question included a passenger car, lorry, bus, vehicle component and a safety belt. Four of the five products originated from Germany and one from China.

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Mar
15

Is now the smart time to motor into artificial intelligence?

By Luke Evans, Automotive Recall Consultant

Aside from the move to electric vehicles, there is no area that receives more attention in the automotive sector than Artificial Intelligence (AI). From the early days of lane exit warnings and built-in sat-nav devices, cars are increasingly coming equipped with a host of computers and sensors designed to do one thing, taking the pressure of driving away from the driver.

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Mar
07

Car sales and the future for V2X and V2G tech in Automotive

By Luke Evans, Automotive Recall Consultant

Car sales have fallen for the second consecutive year (2017 – 2018) according to new figures in Mintel’s UK Car Review (Feb 2019). The new and used car market is going through a difficult period due to weaker consumer confidence surrounding the EU referendum and rising costs. Moreover, the situation is not expected to improve in 2019 with volumes anticipate to drop from 10.1 million in 2018 to 10 million this year. That said the market is expected to rebound with sales of 10.58 million by 2023.

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Feb
28

Recalls firmly in the driving seat

By Luke Evans, Automotive Recall Consultant

Recalls are a far more common occurrence than manufacturers would like to admit. The automotive sector is no exception, and that shouldn’t be surprising. Modern vehicles are incredibly complex, with thousands of parts both big and small working in harmony to get people where they want to go. Of course, the potential dangers should a vehicle fail are colossal and that is why recalls are a common recourse when even the smallest thing goes wrong.

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Feb
01

Stericycle looks at the top 5 reasons for new car recalls ahead of the release of new number plates

By Luke Evans, Automotive Recall Consultant

New number plates are released in the UK twice a year, in March and September. The 19-plate will be released on March 1st 2019 and will apply to any new vehicle registered up until 31st August 2019. Ahead of the new car registrations, we’ve analysed Safety Gate data from the EU from the past six months (July-December 2018), summarising the top five reasons for recall in new cars in the EU. It’s worth noting that the data analysed is only for cars registered in 2018.

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