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MotortradesAston Martin confirms it will make a bespoke luxury saloon with the revival of the Lagonda badge. Aston Martin today confirmed a bespoke product programme for a new super saloon that will see the revival of the historic Lagonda nameplate in a strictly limited series.As has traditionally been the MotortradesMobile phone distraction set to become biggest killer on British roads by 2015 Road safety campaigners are warning that mobile phone distraction will become a bigger killer on the UK’s roads than drink driving by 2015.The numbers of motorists using mobile phones to make calls,. MotortradesMotorcycle safety campaign on radio aims to make drivers more courteous The ‘Didn’t See’ radio campaign has been launched by THINK! to encourage drivers to take longer to look for motorcyclists.A THINK! radio campaign has been launched to encourage drivers to take longe. MotortradesTransport Committee attacks amateur government which quoted insurers’ figures of ’59,900 dishonest motor insurance claims’ – but there is no evidence behind the number The government describes a whiplash injury as ‘the neck pain which occurs after the soft tissue in the spine has been stretched and strained when the body is thrown in a sudden, forceful jerk.’For g. MotortradesTransport Committee publishes fourth report: ‘Driving premiums down: fraud and the cost of motor insurance’ MPs are demanding that whiplash insurance payouts made before any medical exams are carried out should be banned.It is the fourth in a series of reports from the Transport Committee on the rising co. MotortradesAudi to bring Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay software platforms into its cars from 2015 Audi is bringing the Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay software platforms into its cars from next year. Major functions will be integrated into the Audi Multi Media Interface in the future.. MotortradesNew vehicle tracking system incorporates driver identification technology to prevent wannabe car thieves from starting the engine Over 100,000 cars are stolen in the UK every year and around 50 per cent are taken with the use of electronic devices.Traditionally, thieves have used crowbars and axes to gain access to vehicles. B. MotortradesExclusive: Toyota Europe CEO and President Didier Leroy says accident avoidance technology will be affordable within five to ten years Didier Leroy (left) has transformed Toyota Motor Europe, having signed a Supply Agreement with BMW in 2011.The President and CEO of Toyota Motor Europe has questioned the feasibility of fully driver. 
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