Technology Innovation

26 April 2016 #SMMT News

Advances in van safety technology could be undermined by dangerous overloading, warns SMMT. Almost nine in 10 (88.5%) of the 2,381 vans weighed last year by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) were found to be overloaded, a worse record than the previous year in which 84% of the 3,337 checked were illegal.

26 February 2016 #SMMT News

The first companies signed up to participate in June’s Meet the Buyer event have been confirmed.

26 February 2016 #Emissions #SMMT News

The UK automotive industry is demonstrating its ongoing commitment to improving air quality and reducing vehicle emissions with a new consumer-facing video.

28 January 2016 #Europe #SMMT News

SMMT launches case studies of member views on the importance of Britain’s EU membership to UK automotive. Six British firms explain why single market access, influencing EU legislation, access to funding and talent are so critical to growth. 92% of

15 January 2016 #SMMT News

Five new innovative projects to develop new low carbon and energy efficient technology in the automotive sector have been awarded £75 million of joint government and industry funding. The measure, which is set to boost jobs and growth in the

11 December 2015 #SMMT News

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) this week launched its Round 5 funding competition. The announcement follows news in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement of new financial backing for the Automotive Council project.

25 November 2015 #SMMT News

An innovative project to bring fully-automated, driverless vehicles to the streets of Milton Keynes is the winner of the 2015 SMMT Automotive Award for Innovation.

22 October 2015 #SMMT News

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has announced the shortlist for its 2015 Automotive Award for Innovation.

25 September 2015 #SMMT News

Ford has approved an investment of £181 million at its Bridgend Engine Plant in South Wales, to produce a family of all-new, technologically-advanced, fuel-efficient petrol engines. The amount includes backing from the Welsh government to the tune of £14.7 million, with production planned to start in late 2018.

03 September 2015 #SMMT News

New report on progress of clean vehicle technology and the automotive industry’s commitment to reducing vehicle emissions.

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