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Terry Hiles Appointed As New ADLV Chair Following AGM

Press Release Terry Hiles Appointed As New ADLV Chair Following AGM Media Links The ADLV (Association for Driving Licence Verification, www.ADLV.co.uk) has announced a new board following recent elections and the retirement of founding Chair Malcolm Maycock. The new Chair person is ADLV’s former Deputy Terry Hiles, who assisted with the incorporation of the Association back in 2014. Steve Pinchen, has been appointed as the new Deputy Chair, with Kevin Curtis remaining as Technical Director. Colin Paterson continues as Secretary and Head of Marketing. Terry HilesCommenting on his appointment Terry Hiles said, “Many thanks to Malcolm for his sterling efforts over the first six years! Since our inception, we have grown significantly and are now in extremely fine shape to face the future confidently as a cohesive and well-respected fleet trade association. We wish Malcolm well for the future. “It’s an interesting time to take over the role of ADLV Chair. With the current me..

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IMImobile launches WhatsApp Business for Mercedes-Benz

Press Release IMImobile launches WhatsApp Business for Mercedes-Benz Media Links WhatsApp will be used to improve customer experience for booking test drives LONDON, 24th July 2020 – Global cloud communications software and solutions provider IMImobile PLC, announced that Mercedes-Benz India has integrated WhatsApp Business as part of its customer communications strategy. Mercedes-Benz now uses WhatsApp to streamline the test drive booking process and provide information about the latest vehicle models via their customers’ preferred communication channel. The WhatsApp Business solution enables businesses to connect with 2 billion users in a simple, reliable, and private way across 180 countries worldwide. As an approved WhatsApp Business solution provider, IMImobile enables enterprises to seamlessly integrate WhatsApp Business into their customer communications strategies and drive engagement through intelligent and context-aware messaging. Mercedes Benz has started ..

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ADLV Urges Fleets to Maintain Online Driver Checking as Lockdown Eases

Press Release ADLV Urges Fleets to Maintain Online Driver Checking as Lockdown Eases Media Links The ADLV (the Association for Driver Licence Verification) www.ADLV.co.uk is urging fleets to maintain frequent online checking of driving licences as the UK lockdown eases. With rapidly expanded delivery fleets on one hand and a sudden increase in returning car drivers and volunteers on the other, the number of licence checks required has grown markedly. However, says the Association, it is important that pre-virus standards are maintained to avoid future road safety, compliance and regulatory failures. Says ADLV Secretary Colin Paterson, “Whilst some of the concessions to drivers and transport regulations – such as the postponing of expired MOTs to later in the year are helpful, the ADLV does emphasise the need to maintain a core level of checking for both compliance and road safety as the lockdown eases. Cutting corners unnecessarily will store up significant problems for..

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The AA Trials New Panasonic Superpower Technology to Get Customers Back on the Road Faster

Press Release The AA Trials New Panasonic Superpower Technology to Get Customers Back on the Road Faster Media Links BRACKNELL, UK. 27th June 2019 – AA technicians are trialling a new Panasonic heat sensing technology to help get customers back on the road faster. The latest thermal imaging camera in their rugged Panasonic tablets helps the technicians spot heat-related problems such as brake, cooling and electrical issues by simply pointing the device at the vehicles. AA technician with thermal imaging Panasonic TOUGHBOOK“It’s like giving our technicians a new superpower,” said Keith Miller, the AA National Technical Manager. “It’s much faster and safer than traditional methods.” To view the full video story click here: The AA trials new Panasonic superpower tech to get customers back on the road faster Press contact: Kiri O’Leary The Amber Group kiri@ambergroup.net +44 (0)118 949 7737 About Panasonic System Communications Company Europe (PSCEU) Our quest is to make t..

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ADLV Builds DVLA Business Case For Online Fleet Access To CPC Training & Attendance Data

Press Release ADLV Builds DVLA Business Case For Online Fleet Access To CPC Training & Attendance Data Media Links The ADLV (the Association for Driving Licence Verification & Vehicles) is polling fleet operators on the potential demand for access to online CPC training course attendance data for drivers. The data is currently collected and managed by the DVSA (the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency). Kevin Curtis, Technical Director of the ADLVThe ADLV believes that the DVSA can and should add CPC course and attendance data to driver data files held by the DVLA. In their view, a significant number of fleet operators would support the addition of the data either to a driver’s existing record or available in a simple bulk online format. With this in mind, the DVLA has asked the ADLV to put together a business case to confirm fleet industry demand for the additional dataset. To gather the data, ADLV member companies will survey their customers over the next month, along..

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Episerver Accelerates Mazda’s Launch of All-New Mazda3 Site

Press Release Episerver Accelerates Mazda's Launch of All-New Mazda3 Site Media Links Run on Episerver Digital Experience Cloud™, Mazda’s Website Visitors Access Features Equivalent to a Digital Test Drive of the New Generation Vehicle Auckland, New Zealand, August 13, 2019 – Incomplete or missing information stops 98 percent of online shoppers from completing their buying journey. With 86 percent of car shoppers conducting online research before visiting a local dealership, the automotive industry must present compelling and complete content to car buyers as they view online images, videos, car specifications and configuration options to complete the car buying process. Catering to the digitally savvy buyer with immersive and interactive content, Mazda™ New Zealand has announced the launch of its All-New Mazda3 website on Episerver Digital Experience Cloud™. As part of a new digital identity for the brand, Mazda New Zealand is the latest of the multinational autom..

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Yanfeng Technology brings global Smart Cabin Capabilities to Europe and North America

Press Release Yanfeng Technology brings global Smart Cabin Capabilities to Europe and North America Media Links New Yanfeng unit focuses on R&D activities for interiors, seating, electronics, safety and exteriors Stuttgart/Shanghai – September 4, 2019. Yanfeng, a leading global automotive supplier headquartered in Shanghai, China, announced today that it will integrate its Research & Development (R&D) activities in the areas of interiors, seating, electronics, safety, and exteriors into the global Yanfeng Technology unit (YFT) to accelerate the realization of its Smart Cabin vision for future automotive interiors. Based on extensive market research and futuring activities, Smart Cabin features functional surfaces, health and wellness features, and connectivity seamlessly integrated in all interior systems including seating, as well as exterior parts and passive safety systems. From left to right: Ni Jiawen, Yanfeng Executive Committee member and CEO for YFT and Han Hen..

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Yanfeng pioneers Hygiene Technologies for Shared Mobility in Smart Cabins

Press Release Yanfeng pioneers Hygiene Technologies for Shared Mobility in Smart Cabins Media Links Advanced, health-focused smart technologies for a premium user experience Yanfeng's Wellness PodStuttgart, Germany – 5 September 2019. Yanfeng, one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers and a specialist in smart cabin concepts, presents its expertise in integrated interior technology and Smart Cabin design with its advanced technology concept, the “Wellness Pod” – a unique antimicrobial device that sanitizes vehicle interior air and surfaces with UV light while bringing in the latest in Scent Dispensing. By combining UV Air Sanitization and non-liquid scent dispensing into an overhead console, Yanfeng’s Wellness Pod enhances the wellbeing of passengers on the commute. The company sees increasing use cases for both personal, sharing, and car-hailing services. With the ever-rising awareness of personal health, wellness, and a growing ride-sharing economy, vehicl..

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CarConnect: ZTE and Deutsche Telekom make cars smarter and safer

Press Release CarConnect: ZTE and Deutsche Telekom make cars smarter and safer Media Links 6 September 2019, Deutschland – ZTE, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, has developed the new smart adapter CarConnect in cooperation with Deutsche Telekom. The device now appears in a completely revised version. In addition to faster access to mobile Internet, drivers are offered new functionalities and more security. SmartCar applications are not exclusively found in high-priced new cars for almost two years: The CarConnect adapter opens up practical digital services to many owners of older car models. With the associated application (app), driving routes can be planned, the vehicle location can be called up and shared, or vehicle-specific data such as battery voltage can be recorded. With the second version the range of vehicles that can use CarConnect has been extended. Truck and bus drive..

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Evergrande partners with global leading automotive firms to bolster new energy vehicle dev.

Press Release Evergrande partners with global leading automotive firms to bolster new energy vehicle dev. Media Links BEIJING, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) – China's conglomerate China Evergrande Group has joined hands with the world's five leading automotive engineering and technology enterprises to further optimize its industrial chain layout in the new energy vehicle field. The group's auto subsidiary Evergrande New Energy Automobile Group signed on Wednesday a strategic agreement on vehicle R&D and design with German auto engineering and technology firms FEV Group, EDAG and IVA Group as well as Austria's AVL and Canada's Magna. EvergrandeThe move marked the group's aggressive ambition of becoming the world's largest new energy vehicle company within the next three to five years and achieving production and sales of 5 million vehicles in ten years. "The Group aims to lead the world in technologies and the manufacturing quality of new energy ve..

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