The Annual Institute of Motor Industry Dinner (6th March 2019) saw industry heroes celebrated and the professional body’s goals for supporting the motor retail sector for the future laid out. Taking place just days before International Women’s Day, it was fitting that women took centre stage at the event.
Motor industry body, Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), hosted an Electric Vehicle Advisory Group meeting yesterday (Tuesday 5th February). The forum with cross-industry experts was designed to begin the process of agreeing appropriate Professional Standards dedicated to protecting technicians working on electric and hybrid vehicles.
This week Government has published its response to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee report ‘Electric vehicles: driving the transition’, and the professional body for automotive, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), is supporting calls for further development of Electric Vehicle (EV) skills to protect the safety of technicians.
According to Euro NCAP, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology such as automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning, has already reduced collisions by 38%. And approximately 10% of vehicles on UK roads currently use windscreen-mounted ADAS technology, with this set to rise to 40% by 2020.