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UK firms see business benefits in telematics technology

UK firms see business benefits in telematics technology

Press Releases   •   Feb 26, 2016 00:01 GMT

More than two thirds (68%) of businesses in the UK are saving money on their vehicle fuel bills due to the adoption of telematics, according to research by RAC Business*. The study of businesses across all sectors of industry also suggests that 55% saw a reduction in wear and tear and 48% said there was a reduction in downtime for their vehicles, contributing to further savings.

Uninsured by default: Millions of drivers wouldn’t own up to driving licence points

Uninsured by default: Millions of drivers wouldn’t own up to driving licence points

Press Releases   •   Feb 18, 2016 00:02 GMT

Nearly a fifth of motorists would not inform their insurer if they picked up penalty points while driving, new research by RAC Insurance has found

​Almost a third of businesses investing in safer trucks

​Almost a third of businesses investing in safer trucks

Press Releases   •   Feb 10, 2016 00:01 GMT

UK truckers are responding to calls for greater road safety with investment in new vehicles, customisation and driver training, according to new research by RAC Truck Rescue.

RAC telematics deal secures one millionth booking for black box installers

RAC telematics deal secures one millionth booking for black box installers

Press Releases   •   Feb 03, 2016 09:00 GMT

Staff at Coleshill-based RS Connect are in celebratory mood after the business secured its one millionth booking to install telematics devices on behalf of leading insurers and fleet managers.

Price of fuel may have reached low point for now, warns the RAC

Price of fuel may have reached low point for now, warns the RAC

Press Releases   •   Feb 03, 2016 00:01 GMT

New data from RAC Fuel Watch suggests the cheap fuel market may have bottomed out, with the oil price showing some early signs of recovery

Eight million motorists rarely take to the motorway

Eight million motorists rarely take to the motorway

Press Releases   •   Jan 30, 2016 00:01 GMT

​Over eight million of Britain’s 38m drivers hardly ever venture on to the motorway while 380,000 say they never do, research carried out by the RAC has found

Four Week Wait campaign success in Newcastle clinical trial

Four Week Wait campaign success in Newcastle clinical trial

Press Releases   •   Jan 28, 2016 09:34 GMT

The results of an NHS trial to fast track commercial drivers who display the symptoms of a sleeping disorder to ensure they are provided with treatment within four weeks of diagnosis, has been welcomed by RAC Business and campaign groups.

RAC Telematics in BusinessCar award win

RAC Telematics in BusinessCar award win

Press Releases   •   Jan 26, 2016 13:07 GMT

RAC Business has won a BusinessCar Award 2016 for RAC Telematics - thanks to its fuel cost saving benefits and features such as driver behaviour scores and independently tested 92% crash detection accuracy.

RAC sees 24% rise in vehicles damaged by potholes

RAC sees 24% rise in vehicles damaged by potholes

Press Releases   •   Jan 15, 2016 00:01 GMT

Coinciding with National Pothole Day, the RAC reports that ​Britain’s potholed roads have led to a 24% year-on-year rise in the number of call-outs to vehicles likely to have suffered damaged.

Petrol and diesel prices may go as low as 86p a litre if oil price continues to fall

Petrol and diesel prices may go as low as 86p a litre if oil price continues to fall

Press Releases   •   Jan 14, 2016 00:01 GMT

The freefalling price of a barrel oil may lead to forecourt petrol and diesel prices going as low as 86p a litre at the cheapest fuel retail sites, the RAC says – but warns thousands of motorists are still missing out on cheaper prices.

Privacy concerns hinder company car technology adoption

Privacy concerns hinder company car technology adoption

Press Releases   •   Jan 13, 2016 00:01 GMT

Concerns over staff privacy are preventing businesses across the UK from making significant savings in their running costs by introducing vehicle telematics, new research from RAC Business has discovered. The survey of 500 UK firms which run business vehicles*, found that 40% reported staff concerns about the perceived intrusion into their privacy associated with 24/7 tracking systems.

Price of petrol falls for sixth month in a row with the gift of sub-£1 a litre

Price of petrol falls for sixth month in a row with the gift of sub-£1 a litre

Press Releases   •   Jan 06, 2016 00:01 GMT

The latest RAC Fuel Watch report shows the cost of petrol has now fallen for six consecutive months

Don’t get caught out by flat battery blues on New Year return to work

Don’t get caught out by flat battery blues on New Year return to work

Press Releases   •   Jan 02, 2016 00:01 GMT

The RAC is warning motorists to make sure they don’t become a Christmas return-to-work breakdown statistic on Monday 4 January by trying to set off only to be greeted by a flat battery.

Forget the season of goodwill: ’tis the season for ‘carguments’ … and it’s usually a visit to the in-laws that’s to blame

Forget the season of goodwill: ’tis the season for ‘carguments’ … and it’s usually a visit to the in-laws that’s to blame

Press Releases   •   Dec 24, 2015 00:01 GMT

Festive tensions can cause nerves to snap at the best of times, but put the family into the confined space of car on a Christmas trip to the in-laws and you have the perfect recipe for a ‘cargument’, new data suggests.

More young people admit to drink and drug driving in 2015

More young people admit to drink and drug driving in 2015

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2015 00:01 GMT

More than a quarter of young motorists aged 17-24 – the equivalent of over 706,000 qualified drivers – think or know they have driven while over the drink-drive limit, according to research carried out for the RAC Report on Motoring 2015.

31 million Christmas car journeys to take place by Boxing Day as motorists get set for a festive rush

31 million Christmas car journeys to take place by Boxing Day as motorists get set for a festive rush

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2015 12:59 GMT

​This year’s great Christmas getaway will see 31 million car journeys taken by road as motorists leave to spend the festive season with family and friends,* according to new RAC Traffic Watch data.

Supermarkets should lead the way by selling diesel for under £1 a litre

Supermarkets should lead the way by selling diesel for under £1 a litre

Press Releases   •   Dec 16, 2015 00:01 GMT

RAC urges retailers not to take advantage of motorists by charging more for diesel than they should

Petrol to fall to £1 a litre for Christmas as oil goes below $40

Petrol to fall to £1 a litre for Christmas as oil goes below $40

Press Releases   •   Dec 09, 2015 00:01 GMT

​Motorists will be treated to petrol at £1 a litre or under in time for Christmas if retailers ‘do the right thing’ and pass on savings in the wholesale price, according to RAC Fuel Watch data

A landmark fuel month: diesel drops to lowest price in six years and petrol drops for fifth month in a row

A landmark fuel month: diesel drops to lowest price in six years and petrol drops for fifth month in a row

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2015 00:01 GMT

RAC Fuel Watch data reveals November 2015 was a landmark month for the UK fuel market, with the average price of diesel hitting its lowest level for six years

CVC Capital Partners forms partnership with GIC to invest in the RAC as Carlyle Group exits

CVC Capital Partners forms partnership with GIC to invest in the RAC as Carlyle Group exits

Press Releases   •   Dec 02, 2015 09:00 GMT

The Carlyle Group (“Carlyle”), CVC Capital Partners (“CVC”) and GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, announced today that funds advised by CVC have entered into a partnership with GIC and will become a co-shareholder in the RAC through the purchase of Carlyle’s stake in the RAC.