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Apr
19

March proves a busy month for automotive recalls

By Luke Evans, Automotive Recall Consultant

The past four weeks have been a tumultuous time for car manufacturers, with a number of high-profile recalls in the UK across March. Three recalls affecting 18 models of three carmakers were announced during week 10, preceding a further 10 recalls for nine models from seven carmakers announced in week 12 of the year. One major car marque was forced to recall a popular van due to the potential for failure of the glow plug relay, which may result in an electrical short circuit, increasing the risk of fire.

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Apr
12

Why the electric car industry needs a standardised approach to safety

By Luke Evans, Automotive Recall Consultant

The Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 came into force in July of the same year in the UK as one of the first attempts to enshrine the requirements for autonomous vehicles, and electric vehicle charging, into law. Although Part 1 of the Act, ‘Protection From Damages for Autonomous Vehicle Maker’, Part 2 of the Act – ‘Electric Vehicle Charging’ – has yet to have any regulations defined, and so the exact terms remain hypothetical.

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Apr
05

Mobility is the watchword in automotive industry

By Luke Evans, Automotive Recall Consultant

The world is changing and no business is immune to those changes – not least in the automotive sector. Mobility has become a huge area of importance for automotive manufacturers as they seek to respond to shifts in consumer behaviour – with things like digitally-enabled car sharing and ride-hailing becoming integral to the industry. Interestingly, Accenture

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Mar
29

What will driver health monitors mean for the recall market?

By Luke Evans, Automotive Recall Consultant

It is reported (Mintel: IT Services – UK, February 2019) that in 2018 the number of IoT connected devices surpassed mobile devices, and it is forecast that by 2020, 75% of new cars will have built-in IoT connectivity. Breakdown provider Green Flag launched a system in 2017 to monitor car health and send notifications to users’ mobile phones if their vehicle was about to break down. At that time the product had a price point of £35.

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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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