Research

79 per cent of young drivers putting the brakes on vehicle maintenance as cost of living crisis bites
Driving, Research

79 per cent of young drivers putting the brakes on vehicle maintenance as cost of living crisis bites

Drivers across the UK are putting off vital car safety checks to help save money as they battle the cost of living crisis – with younger drivers most likely to skip on important maintenance. New data commissioned by the UK’s leading independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, shows that over […]

Stellantis Builds Global Network of Collaborative Projects to Foster Innovation Worldwide
Education, Research

Stellantis Builds Global Network of Collaborative Projects to Foster Innovation Worldwide

Stellantis is collaborating with researchers, scientists and engineers around the world – one of the largest networks of cooperative innovation – to speed the development and implementation of ground-breaking technologies to help the Company deliver the goals of the Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan, including reaching carbon net zero emissions […]

ABB survey reveals re-industrialization at risk from global “education gap” in automation
Apprentices, Education, Research

ABB survey reveals re-industrialization at risk from global “education gap” in automation

A global ABB survey has revealed a growing trend in US and European businesses towards re-shoring or nearshoring operations to build resilience in the face of global challenges – but at the same time, a significant education gap in the skills necessary for these strategies to succeed.  “The world is […]

EVs, Research

Future technology according to generation Alpha: Mobility wishes for a progressive society

Self-charging electric cars and public transport to space are the top of the future mobility wish list, according to today’s youngsters. Over seven in 10 children aged 6-10 (72 per cent) said self-charging electric cars were an invention they’d like to see, while over half would like a flying car […]

Research, STEM

61% of schoolgirls want to see more female engineering role models according to new research to mark International Women in Engineering Day

Sixty-one per cent of schoolgirls say they want to see more female role models in engineering to encourage them to take up science-based careers, according to new figures published today. The study, commissioned by children’s rights charity Plan International and supercar maker McLaren Automotive, is released to coincide with International […]

Competitions, Design, Research

Stellantis Awards $22,000 As College Teams Tackle First Hackathon

The first Stellantis Hackathon has delivered a glimpse of the global automaker’s future as a mobility tech company. The three-day event, held April 22-24 in Detroit, engaged tech enthusiast and creative problem solvers college students to “gamify” driving in pursuit of safer and more fuel-efficient mobility.  Over the course of […]

Driving, Research

Challenges continue for learner drivers in 2022 as 39% of instructors admit they still have lengthy waiting lists for lessons

New research has revealed that the pressures around learning to drive and passing a driving test will continue into 2022. According to a survey of 150 driving instructors from across the country undertaken by Young Driver, 70 per cent say they still have a waiting list for starting lessons – […]

Driving, Research

Generation Z is the most open-minded and well researched car buying age group – taking seven weeks to make a purchase

Generation Z is the most open-minded and well researched car buying generation, taking seven weeks to make a car purchase, a recent study by leading automotive marketplace CarGurus has revealed. The Next Generation of Car Buyers study found that while 18-24 year old buyers felt the urgency of their purchase […]

Research, STEM

National STEM Day: Young people find tech inspiring, but a quarter will not choose careers in this industry

To mark National STEM Day, new research reveals that despite 70% of young people finding tech inspiring, a quarter (25%) are not currently considering a career in this sector. That’s according to the latest research from Goodwood’s Future Lab. The survey of 1,000 14- to 24-year-olds also found that while […]