The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has secured nearly £100,000 of further funding from the UK Commission for Employment & Skills (UKCES) for its’ programme of work aimed at improving management and leadership in the retail motor sector.
The technology for self-driving cars is available now but there are still significant challengers standing in the way of automotive autonomy, according to Martin Leach, chairman of automotive services provider Magma Group.
Apple’s latest iOS 7, which runs across the brand’s mobile products like the iPhone and iPad, features additions for the automotive industry, but car manufacturers have already pushed ahead of the consumer electronics giant, according to Frost & Sullivan.
A £10 million initiative launched today by the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, should help businesses gain access to a new technology centre for commercialising low carbon vehicles.
A joint UK motor industry and government automotive strategy has today committed to invest well over £1bn in additional funds over the next 10 years to secure the growth and development of its vehicle and component manufacturing sector.