NIBA Trade News
Whiplash 'could be the new PPI' Lawyers Warn

news articleSpam texting and cold calling could explode under Government plans to force hundreds of thousands of road traffic victims into the small claims court system

The Government consultation ‘Reducing the number and cost of whiplash claims’, proposes that huge numbers of people injured in road traffic accidents will have to bring claims for compensation in a court which is designed for individuals to represent themselves rather than take legal advice.

New Engine Sends Shock Waves Through Auto Industry

engineDespite shifting into higher gear within the consumer's green conscience, hybrid vehicles are still tethered to the gas pump via a fuel-thirsty 100-year-old invention: the internal combustion engine.

However, researchers at Michigan State University have built a prototype gasoline engine that requires no transmission, crankshaft, pistons, valves, fuel compression, cooling systems or fluids. Their so-called Wave Disk Generator could greatly improve the efficiency of gas-electric hybrid automobiles and potentially decrease auto emissions up to 90 percent when compared with conventional combustion engines.

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Car Insurance Market Referred to Competition Commission

The market for car insurance has been referred to the Competition Commission for investigation on the basis that it is not working well for motorists.

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) made the referral because it was worried the structure of the market was making costs and premiums unnecessarily high.

It found that insurers of "at-fault" drivers had no control over the amount spent on repairs or replacement vehicles by "not-at-fault" drivers.

The British Bodyshop Awards 2013

British Bodyshop Awards 2013 The British Bodyshop Awards is a new industry driven awards ceremony that will be held at the prestigious venue of the Battersea Evolution, London.

The Awards will take place on the evening of Tuesday 14th May 2013 when insurers, accident management companies, vehicle manufacturers and independent networks will be given an opportunity to present their award/s to the best performing bodyshops within their network.


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