Make sure your dog has a happy new year

New Year’s Eve. Faces lit up with joy as the countdown to midnight begins and the skies are illuminated by fireworks. But the soundtrack to that experience can be a painful one for pets and worrying for owners. An estimated 45 per cent of dogs in the UK show signs of fear when they hear […]

Winter driving is snow joke

Snow, ice, rain, darkness, wind and the blinding low sun; there’s little wonder that many drivers, no matter their level of experience, dislike driving in winter. In Britain, more than half of motorway fatalities happen at night in rain, snow or ice, and it’s a similar story for fatalities in built-up areas.  Driving too quickly […]

Are You a Zombie at The Wheel?

See a friend reach for the car keys after a boozy night out and many of us will speak out or persuade them to hand over the keys. But how if they insist on driving tired? Fatigue is a major factor in up to 1 in 5 road crashes and according to experts, remaining awake […]

Which is more slippery – leaves or snow?

They may be a crucial ingredient in creating the stunning autumnal landscapes so beloved by photographers, but in certain situations leaves can present a significant danger to drivers. Those in the know have long compared the effect to driving on snow. But could the humble leaf really be as slippery as the white stuff? Our […]

A dummy’s guide to crash tests

Ever wondered what crash testing looked like – from a dummy’s perspective?   That’s how we decided to showcase our new £13.75 million “sled test” facility.   Bridging the gap between full-scale crash tests and virtual crash tests, sled tests subject vehicles – and the dummies inside them – to the same accelerations experienced in […]

Follow your headlights! New tech predicts what’s coming

According to a recent survey, most people are scared driving after dark, something that, with the clocks about to go back, will soon be happening for more and more people. We are the first manufacturer to introduce technology that uses road signs and lane markings as the cue to adjust headlight beams that better illuminate […]

Clearing way for emergency vehicles could be a lifesaver

Together with Vodafone, we are testing technology that could alert drivers to an accident ahead moments after it has happened.   The system can also provide early warning that emergency vehicles are approaching – and which side of the road drivers should move towards to avoid being an obstruction.   The consequences of blocking emergency […]