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Round-Up: ‘Advanced’ NCAP award for VW system, Red buys NFE Group, New CCT issue

VW safety system wins ‘Advanced’ Euro NCAP award

vw saffety systemVolkswagen’s car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communication system, is the first technology to be given an ‘Advanced’ award by Euro NCAP in six years.

Called Local Hazzard Warning and fitted as standard on the Golf, it allows cars to communicate with each other and with properly equipped road infrastructure and emergency vehicles to give the driver advanced warning of local safety hazards with cars equipped with the system being able to transmit a signal to others if they have broken down or have stopped suddenly.

Secretary general of Euro NCAP, Michiel van Ratingen, said: “This is an exciting area of safety and one which offers the potential to help road users who have, so far, been difficult to protect.  It is already on Euro NCAP’s roadmap but its full potential will not be realised until many vehicles are equipped with a compatible system, along with roadside hazards. Volkswagen is to be congratulated for making the technology standard on high-selling vehicles like the Golf.”

Red Driving School buys NFE Group

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Red Driving School has acquired fleet driver training company NFE Group for an undisclosed sum.

NFE offers a wide range of training products including risk assessments, advanced driver training, trailer training and stress management.

Andy Neale of the NFE Group, said: “NFE has worked hard to get to where it is in the fleet risk management industry and has also developed a leading position in the health and wellbeing market related to driver training. Now with the support and backing of the Red team, we are very excited about the future opportunities that this will bring. Having spent some time looking around for the right fit we are delighted to be joining the Red brand to continuing our journey.”

Latest CCT issue out now


The latest issue of Company Car Today is available to read for free now.

The Kia Soul EV is our cover star and is put to the test for the first time, while our Big Test focuses on the Nissan Juke.

The issue also contains a look at how the Budget will affect the company car drivers and fleets, as well as various updates on our long-term test fleet..

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