Month: May 2022

Design, Education, Recruitment

Skills shortage may stunt the auto industry’s software ambitions

The automotive industry’s new-found interest in software as a product differentiator is at risk of being compromised by a lack of quality computer science graduates, warns connectivity pioneer VNC Automotive. Key players such as Volkswagen and Volvo have stated their intention to become software companies first and foremost, signalling a […]

Driving, Motorsport

Aston Martin Racing Driver Academy out to scout the best Vantage talent in 2022

The Aston Martin Racing Driver Academy returns for 2022 as the British ultra-luxury sportscar manufacturer continues its quest to uncover the next generation of GT endurance superstars. The successful initiative is designed to fast-track talent from within Aston Martin Racing’s thriving partner team network and is a way for AMR […]

Education

The most valuable car in the world: Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé sold for an all-time record price of 135 million EUR to establish “Mercedes-Benz Fund”

A Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé from 1955 has been sold at auction for a record price of 135 million EUR to a private collector. This icon of automotive history is an absolute rarity – one of just two prototypes built at the time. Named after its creator and chief […]

STEM

Brooklands celebrates World Land Speed Record and the future of mobility

Crowds converged on Brooklands Museum as it hosted the land speed record celebration day, in partnership with the National Transport Trust and National Motor Museum Beaulieu, on Tuesday 17th May, exactly 100 years after Brooklands played host to a record-breaking run. The celebration event included five land speed record vehicles […]

Apprentices, Competitions

Volkswagen Crafter and Transporter support search for plumbers and electricians for future talent

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has backed the search for the plumbers and electricians of the future, with support for the UK-wide HIP and SPARKS Learner of the Year competitions. The van manufacturer provided the competition with a Volkswagen Crafter and Transporter to support the logistics team with the transportation of materials […]