New members – March 2015

Find out who has joined the premier automotive trade association and what they get from membership. New members – March 2015

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Connected cars to deliver huge UK jobs boost, finds first UK study

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New research commissioned by SMMT has found the development of connected and autonomous vehicles will help generate 320,000 jobs in the UK, delivering huge benefits to society and the economy. In the first ever comprehensive analysis of the UK opportunities provided by this new technology, KPMG has found that these new vehicles will deliver a £51 billion boost to the UK economy and reduce serious road traffic accidents by more than 25,000 a year by 2030.

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Engine manufacturing remains upbeat


UK engine manufacturers produce 207,773 units in February, 414,459 so far this year.
Exports stable in February, while home market still strong year-to-date.
Sector outlook is positive as major investments set to come to fruition in coming year.

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Substantial growth in UK CV production

SMMT CV Manufacturing

UK commercial vehicle manufacturing up 33.7% in February to 8,344 units.
Production increases 6.5% in first two months of 2015, with 13,787 CVs manufactured.
Demand from domestic market drives sector performance, buoyed by strong exports.

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Connected cars under the spotlight at new SMMT event

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UK automotive industry trade body The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is set to bring together automotive industry experts and government ministers for the first time to debate the future of the connected car.

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