Round-Up: Tesla sets new NCAP high, Kia develops theft-proof keycase, SW van training courses

Tesla sets new NCAP high as five cars hit five stars

tesla model 3

Tesla’s Model 3 has been commended for achieving the highest safety assist test score so far under the current Euro NCAP crash test protocol. The car was joined in achieving the maximum five stars by the DS 3 Crossback, Mercedes-Benz B-Class and GLE and Skoda Scala, while Kia’s Ceed only managed four stars for lower trims that don’t get the full suite of safety tech fitted to the higher-spec cars, which were awarded five stars.

Kia develops theft-proof keycase

Tesla sets new NCAP high as five cars hit five stars Tesla’s Model 3 has been commended for achieving the highest safety assist test score so far under the current Euro NCAP crash test protocol. The car was joined in achieving the maximum five stars by the DS 3 Crossback, Mercedes-Benz B-Class and GLE and Skoda Scala, while Kia’s Ceed only managed four stars for lower trims that don’t get the full suite of safety tech fitted to the higher-spec cars, which were awarded five stars. Kia has developed a car key case which aims to reduce the chances of motorists suffering from a ‘relay attack’. The Korean firm said its KiaSafe case has been developed to stop thieves using relay attack devices to obtain the frequency from the car key to enable them to access the car in question. The case acts in a similar way to a Faraday cage, eliminating this possibility with a layer of metal within that blocks the device that thieves use. The KiaSafe case is available from participating dealers during the handover process and is also available to purchase from dealers for £9.99 which means existing owners can also benefit, Kia added. Fleet management company Venson Automotive Solution has announced it will host a series of training courses aimed at commercial vehicle fleet managers in Devon and Cornwall. Taking place in September and October, the courses focus on achieving higher standards and best practice in managing light commercial vehicles. “We are supporting commercial vehicle operators in Devon and Cornwall by providing a course designed for individuals who manage or supervise a van fleet. Having achieved Van Excellence accreditation ourselves, we are passionate about sharing best practice with fleet and transport teams,” said Alison Bell, marketing manager at Venson. “The training sessions include vehicle maintenance systems, overloading, towing and driver competence. This course is part of Venson’s focus on raising standards and helping fleet managers operate safe, legal and efficient commercial fleets to help reduce road casualties across the UK.”

Kia has developed a car key case which aims to reduce the chances of motorists suffering from a ‘relay attack’.

The Korean firm said its KiaSafe case has been developed to stop thieves using relay attack devices to obtain the frequency from the car key to enable them to access the car in question. The case acts in a similar way to a Faraday cage, eliminating this possibility with a layer of metal within that blocks the device that thieves use.

The KiaSafe case is available from participating dealers during the handover process and is also available to purchase from dealers for £9.99 which means existing owners can also benefit, Kia added.

Venson launches van training courses in Devon and Cornwall

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Fleet management company Venson Automotive Solution has announced it will host a series of training courses aimed at commercial vehicle fleet managers in Devon and Cornwall.

Taking place in September and October, the courses focus on achieving higher standards and best practice in managing light commercial vehicles.

“We are supporting commercial vehicle operators in Devon and Cornwall by providing a course designed for individuals who manage or supervise a van fleet. Having achieved Van Excellence accreditation ourselves, we are passionate about sharing best practice with fleet and transport teams,” said Alison Bell, marketing manager at Venson. “The training sessions include vehicle maintenance systems, overloading, towing and driver competence. This course is part of Venson’s focus on raising standards and helping fleet managers operate safe, legal and efficient commercial fleets to help reduce road casualties across the UK.”