Nissan’s car foam wash saves 6.1 million litres of water in India

Nissan has released a statement claiming that the car maker has conserved 6.1 million litres of water in India over the past three years through an innovative car wash technique. Nissan’s foam wash technique is used to clean cars at its service centres across India, and is the reason behind the substantial amount of water being saved. Commenting on this eco-friendly achievement, Sanjeev Aggarwal, VP of after sales, Nissan Motor India said, “Nissan always aims to deliver innovative and best-in-class sales and after sales service to its customers. Using the…

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How to Deal with a Lapsed Car Insurance Policy?

You just realised your car insurance policy lapsed a few days ago. I understand you were not well, you had a breakup or your dog was not well, youwere engrossed in your work or you were just lazy, the reasons could be plenty but the reality is that now you’re in trouble.  Your car insurance is an annual contract that you need to renew to keep it active. Your policy document clearly states the time and date from which your cover becomes effective and the date and time when it…

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New BMW 8 Series concept previews 2018 production car

This is the new BMW Concept 8 Series – a flagship 2+2 coupe that has been designed to take on the Mercedes S-Class Coupe. Revealed at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy, the close-to-production design study will morph into a showroom model next year; following in its footsteps will be a broadening lineup of new 8 Series models that’s set to include an 8 Series Convertible and 8 Series Gran Coupe. “The number 8 has always represented the pinnacle of sports performance and exclusivity at BMW,” said Chairman…

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Crackdown on whiplash claims could knock £40 off car insurance bills

Millions of motorists could see their car insurance bills cut by £40 a year, the government says, after it announced a crackdown on the “epidemic” of exaggerated and fraudulent whiplash injury claims. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) proposals would make obtaining a payout much tougher and, according to insurers, will end the UK’s status as the whiplash capital of the world. The proposals are intended to stamp out a “toxic” compensation culture that has pushed up motor premiums, led to consumers being bombarded with nuisance text messages and calls, and…

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Car insurance premiums ‘jump by £110’

Drivers saw their car insurance premiums rise by an average of £110 in the last year, a comparison site says. More expensive repairs and recent government changes to injury payouts pushed up annual insurance costs by 16%, according to Confused.com. It found drivers paid on average £781 on comparison sites for a comprehensive policy in the year to March 2017. Average premiums are set to rise to a record high and could pass £1,000 next year, it added. Newer vehicles have seen some of the biggest rises, because their increasingly…

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Pay-as-you-go car insurance – perfect for the low-mileage driver?

Millions of people buy their mobile phone service on a pay-as-you-go contract – and now we are being offered car insurance in the same way, paying just for the miles we drive. In the next few months two start-up insurance firms will begin offering pay-as-you-drive car insurance products that claim to do away with the big up front annual premium. The idea is simple. Users pay a flat monthly fee – about £10 to £30 – to cover the basic fire and theft element of the insurance, and then an…

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Car insurance premiums at highest level ever, say insurers

Car insurance premiums have hit their highest recorded levels ever and rose at more than five times the rate of inflation during 2016, according to the Association of British Insurers. Increases to insurance premium tax, increased repair costs and the rising costs of whiplash claims all conspired to send the average comprehensive policy to £462 in the last quarter. The ABI’s motor premium tracker, which measures the prices consumers actually pay for their motor cover, showed that in the fourth quarter of 2016 policies rose by 4.9% or £22 on…

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Insurance policies underwritten by Gable due to be cancelled – replace your car cover ASAP

If you’ve car insurance underwritten by Gable Insurance, you’ll need to arrange alternative cover before your policy is voided at the end of next week, following the company’s slide into liquidation. Liechtenstein-based Gable Insurance underwrites motor insurance, home insurance and liability insurance policies in the UK for firms that have included Sure Thing, Paragon and Towergate. Gable went into liquidation on 16 November – meaning thousands of insurance contracts will be cancelled as of 16 December. If you’ve been impacted by the company’s demise you’ll need to find new insurance…

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BMW and Intel plan robot car production

The three corporations will collaborate on the systems had to make motors which can navigate without any help from a human motive force. The cars may be capable of driving adequately alongside fundamental roads as well as in suburban and inner metropolis regions. BMW said it was hoping the collaboration would mean it is able to positioned robotic vehicles into production by way of 2021. The research partnership turned into introduced on the day whilst US officials start an investigation right into a deadly vehicle crash involving a Tesla Version…

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Continental aims to put augmented reality on your car windshield

At Nvidia’s GTC developer conference, Continental demonstrated the next generation of heads-up display that “paints” information on the road. The demo reminds us of Iron Man’s visor, on which Jarvis shows important, relevant information. In current HUDs, information like turn-by-turn direction and signalling to ‘slow vehicle speed’ is projected on the lower portion of the windshield, helping drivers to be alert without looking away from the road. But, this information is mostly a flat, monochrome projection. Applying augmented reality entails merging of computer-generated graphics with real-world view. In cars, it…

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