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Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions installs RAC Telematics

Press Releases   •   Dec 20, 2016 00:01 GMT

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, one of the UK’s biggest vehicle and specialist asset leasing companies, has signalled its confidence in telematics and connected vehicle technology by installing RAC devices in all of its new commercial vehicles.

2016’s prolonged Christmas getaway will see 28 million trips take place this side of Boxing Day

2016’s prolonged Christmas getaway will see 28 million trips take place this side of Boxing Day

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2016 00:01 GMT

A study of drivers' travel plans suggests getaway journeys will be more evenly spaced in the run up to Christmas this year

RAC launches first dedicated Truck Rescue Patrol

RAC launches first dedicated Truck Rescue Patrol

Press Releases   •   Dec 16, 2016 00:01 GMT

The RAC is launching the first of its dedicated Truck Rescue Patrol vehicles in December, aiming to keep haulage and logistics customers on the move during the busiest time of the year.

DFC installs RAC Telematics to deliver fleet support for Northern Ireland businesses

DFC installs RAC Telematics to deliver fleet support for Northern Ireland businesses

Press Releases   •   Dec 15, 2016 00:01 GMT

Increasing numbers of businesses in Northern Ireland are benefitting from the cost saving features of vehicle telematics technology, according to a Belfast-based vehicle management company.

RAC launches first used car code to be fully accredited by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute

RAC launches first used car code to be fully accredited by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2016 00:01 GMT

Buyers of used vehicles through the RAC's Approved Dealer scheme will now benefit from the new, independently-accredited code

Petrol and diesel prices down in November but rises on the cards

Petrol and diesel prices down in November but rises on the cards

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2016 00:01 GMT

The RAC warns motorists to expect fuel price rises in December, but the outlook for 2017 is much less certain

Nebula Systems cloud-based vehicle diagnostics  set to disrupt sector

Nebula Systems cloud-based vehicle diagnostics set to disrupt sector

Press Releases   •   Nov 25, 2016 09:05 GMT

A truly innovative cloud-based diagnostics tool is set to disrupt the garage aftermarket sector when it is launched by Nebula Systems, a member of the RAC Group of Companies.

RAC urges Chancellor to play fair with motorists in tomorrow's Autumn Statement

RAC urges Chancellor to play fair with motorists in tomorrow's Autumn Statement

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2016 12:45 GMT

The RAC is calling on the Chancellor to play fair with motorists in tomorrow's Autumn Statement

Motorists strongly supportive of efforts to tackle air quality, including bans for the most polluting vehicles

Motorists strongly supportive of efforts to tackle air quality, including bans for the most polluting vehicles

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2016 00:01 GMT

An increasing number of motorists are concerned about emissions and a majority want bolder action to be taken, new data from the RAC has found

RAC, VHD and Europ Assistance form new alliance in motor services

Press Releases   •   Nov 15, 2016 00:01 GMT

The RAC, VHD and Europ Assistance have strengthened their position as European-wide motoring services business partners, by signing a new agreement that will bring together unrivalled levels of technical expertise, experience and reach.

RAC calls for urgent pump price cut as wholesale costs fall

RAC calls for urgent pump price cut as wholesale costs fall

Press Releases   •   Nov 11, 2016 00:01 GMT

The RAC's calls for a cut in the price of fuel at the pumps, as wholesale fuel costs fall

October sees biggest petrol price rise at UK forecourts in three and a half years

October sees biggest petrol price rise at UK forecourts in three and a half years

Press Releases   •   Nov 03, 2016 00:01 GMT

The price of petrol rose more in October than at any time since February 2013, with diesel rising at the fastest rate since May 2008, data from the RAC’s latest Fuel Watch report shows.

Two-thirds of drivers say their vehicles have been damaged in car parks

Two-thirds of drivers say their vehicles have been damaged in car parks

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2016 00:01 GMT

New research for RAC Insurance highlights how prevalent car park accidents are - and how precious few motorists today own up to causing damage to another driver's vehicle

RAC selects Microsoft to deliver next generation of technology solutions for customers

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2016 00:01 GMT

In a move that marks a significant further shift towards “access from anywhere” cloud-based services for its customers, the RAC has selected Microsoft to add scale to its telematics platform and to transform data into new services.

Half of motorists planning an early half-term getaway this year

Half of motorists planning an early half-term getaway this year

Press Releases   •   Oct 21, 2016 11:00 BST

New data from RAC Traffic Watch indicates more than 15m leisure journeys by car will be made between today and Monday

RAC calls for swift action to address growing insurance fraud

RAC calls for swift action to address growing insurance fraud

Press Releases   •   Oct 17, 2016 17:33 BST

Significant reforms to tackle illegal claims and strengthen regulation to protect law-abiding motorists were proposed in the last Autumn Statement by former Chancellor George Osborne and an initial consultation was due to be published this summer, but nearly 12 months on little or no progress appears to have been made.

RAC Patrol of the Year joins MPG Marathon line-up

RAC Patrol of the Year joins MPG Marathon line-up

Press Releases   •   Oct 13, 2016 00:01 BST

RAC Patrol of the Year, Charlie Harding, will be joining the line-up of competitors for this year’s MPG Marathon, and says he’s looking forward to putting his new Ford Transit Custom through its paces.

​Silver still tops ‘car colour’ podium

​Silver still tops ‘car colour’ podium

Press Releases   •   Oct 12, 2016 00:01 BST

Silver is still the most popular colour among the 30m-plus cars on the UK’s roads, but it is starting to lose its place as the nation’s favourite choice as white becomes ever more prevalent.

Rise in company car drivers speeding on motorways

Rise in company car drivers speeding on motorways

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2016 00:01 BST

Nine out of ten (88%) company car drivers admit to speeding on motorways, according to new research from RAC Business, which represents a 7% increase on figures from last year. In fact almost half (48%) of company car drivers surveyed said they break the speed limit on motorways on most journeys, compared to only 26% of private motorists.

September sees second consecutive month of pump price rises

September sees second consecutive month of pump price rises

Press Releases   •   Oct 05, 2016 00:01 BST

​The cost of unleaded petrol and diesel crept up again in September, as a result of rising world oil prices putting upward pressure on the wholesale cost of both fuels, new data from RAC Fuel Watch shows.