As usual there’s been plenty going on in the motoring world this week. Here’s a reminder of a few of the stories that have taken our eye this week.
A Christian minister was told that stickers that she had applied to her car were classed as modifications according to her insurance company. The company suggested that having not notified them of these modifications her policy could be null and void. – Read the full story here
Auto Express reported information about Apple CarPlay, a new system from the tech giants currently only available in certain Ferrari, Mercedes and Volvo models, which aims to bring the simplicity of the iPhone to your car. They were generally impressed although it does have one or two flaws. – Read the full story here
Having already committed to huge investment in the Midlands, the Birmingham Post reported that Jaguar Land Rover were planning to expand and further develop what will be one of the biggest warehouses in the region. The warehouse, in Minworth, is in addition the company’s existing operations in Castle Bromwich and Wolverhampton. – Read the Full story here
BMW were reporting that they had fixed a security flaw that could have allowed hackers to unlock the doors of upto 2.2 million Rolls-Royce, Mini and BMW vehicles. The manufacturer had developed the fix without the need for vehicles to visit the workshop. –Read the full story here
Industry giant Ford announced plans to delve further into research regarding mobility innovations and autonomous vehicles. They planned to contribute to the Government’s UK Autodrive initiative researching driverless and connected cars. – Read the full story here
Statistics released this week showed the first year on year rise in road fatalities and casualties for more than 30 years. The Institute of Advanced Motorists suggested that years of Government cutbacks and a drop in visible policing were to blame for the figures. – Read the full story here
Figures for January showed that the surge in new cars sales had continued into the new year. The top selling model in January was the Ford Fiesta, followed by the Vauxhall Corsa. Read the full story here