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SUPERNetworking 2017- The Launch Event for York Business Week

SUPERNetworking 2017 – the Launch Event for York Business Week (07110)

FSB North Yorkshire Region

Monday, 20 November 2017 from 08:30 to 14:15 (GMT)

York, United Kingdom

Our Fleet specialist, Gavin Iredale, will have a display at the above event at the YORK NOVOTEL on Monday, 20th November 2017. If you have any questions about your company car(s) why not call in and have a chat alternatively give Gavin a call on 01653 693751 for a no obligation chat.

Christmas Jumper Day for Save The Children is back at Ray Chapman Motors on the 15th December

On 15th December this year the national Save The Children Christmas jumper day is taking place and we are extremely proud to once again be donning our brightest, funniest and wackiest festive jumpers all in aid of a good cause. This is a fantastic cause, with the money raised helping to supply children all over the world with basic human needs, including vital medical care, protection, education and hot meals which they would otherwise go without. Each member of staff will be paying a minimum of £2 to partake in the event which could help pay for a hat and blanket to keep a child warm. If you are interested to learn more about the charity or wish to partake in the event then please click on the link:  

Volvo wins big at Car Tech Awards

• Volvo named Car Technology Brand of the Year for the second year running

• Volvo XC60 wins Best Safety Technology, Best Sat-Nav and Best Safest Car awards


Volvo has again proved its technological leadership, winning four awards at the Car Tech Awards 2018.


Volvo was named Car Technology Brand of the Year for the second year running, while the Volvo XC60 was awarded Best Safety Technology for its revolutionary Steering Support system, Best Sat-Nav for its Sensus Navigation, and Best Safest Car as a result of its remarkable Euro NCAP crash test result.


The Car Tech Awards celebrate the best in-car technology launched over the past 12 months, as voted for by the experts from buyer's guide Carbuyer and technology website Alphr.


Commenting on the awards, Stuart Milne, Editor of Carbuyer, said: "Volvo's success in the Car Tech Awards is remarkable. The company scooped Car Technology Brand of the Year for the second year in succession. Our judges were impressed by the way Volvo refuses to rest on its laurels, developing a series of products and philosophies that build on its Vision 2020, that no one will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo by 2020.


"These include its commitment to stop producing cars powered solely by petrol and diesel starting from 2019 – a scheme recognised by the United Nations – as well as the launch of an evasive steering system in its new XC60 and forging a close relationship with Google to develop better-connected cars. This is in addition to the continual and incremental improvement in new car technology that all customers can enjoy."


Every XC60 comes with Volvo's ground-breaking Steering Support technology as standard. This automatically provides steering assistance in an emergency to help avoid potential collisions. The judges were impressed, saying: "It should come as little surprise that a brand so closely associated with safety should take our Best Safety Technology award. The new Steering Support system is a development of the firm's City Safety system. In situations where braking alone won't avoid a collision, the XC60 is able to take charge of steering. With the system, Volvo claims a 45 per cent reduction in rear-end frontal crashes."


The XC60 was named Best Safest Car after its outstanding Euro NCAP crash test result, where it scored 98 per cent for adult occupant protection and 95 per cent for its safety assistance features.


The XC60's Sensus Navigation system – also fitted as standard to every model – was praised by the judges as well. "Its display is a model of clarity and uses the same stunning, efficient design the brand is fast becoming synonymous with. It's not style over substance, though. The large screen makes destinations easy to input, and efficient and accurate routes are displayed. The whole system is responsive, simple to use and sets a new benchmark."


Jon Wakefield, Managing Director of Volvo Car UK, said: "Winning such a wide range of Car Tech Awards highlights the breadth and quality of industry-leading technology in our cars. These innovative features are designed to make our customers' lives easier, safer and more enjoyable, and these awards prove that they do just that."


For more information on the Volvo range, and to use the new online configurator, please go to


York Advanced Driver

We are delighted to be hosting a social evening and talk by Volvo Car UK in conjunction with the Institute of Advanced Motorists, York, at our York dealership on Tuesday, 20th February 2018.

This will cover modern technology in cars and autonomous vehicles. There will be an opportunity to view the Volvo range and light refreshments will be provided.

For more information or to book please click on the link:


Volvo Cars to supply tens of thousands of autonomous drive compatible cars to Uber

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has signed a framework agreement with Uber, the ride sharing company, to sell tens of thousands of autonomous driving compatible base vehicles between 2019 and 2021.


The base vehicles are developed on Volvo Cars’ fully modular, in-house developed Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). SPA is one of the most advanced car architectures in the world and is currently used on Volvo Cars’ top-of-the-line 90 series cars as well as on the new XC60 midsize SUV.


The non-exclusive agreement enhances the strategic partnership between Volvo Cars and Uber announced in August 2016 and also marks a new chapter in the convergence of car makers and Silicon Valley-based technology companies.


“The automotive industry is being disrupted by technology and Volvo Cars chooses to be an active part of that disruption,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive. “Our aim is to be the supplier of choice for AD ride-sharing service providers globally. Today’s agreement with Uber is a primary example of that strategic direction.”


Volvo Cars’ engineers have worked closely together with engineers from Uber to develop the XC90 premium SUVs that are to be supplied to Uber. The base vehicles incorporate all necessary safety, redundancy and core autonomous driving technologies that are required for Uber to add its own self-driving technology.


“We’re thrilled to expand our partnership with Volvo,” said Jeff Miller, Head of Auto Alliances, Uber. “This new agreement puts us on a path towards mass produced self-driving vehicles at scale.”


At the same time as providing Uber with AD compatible cars, Volvo will use the same base vehicle in the development of its own independent autonomous car strategy, which is planned to culminate in the release of its first fully autonomous car in 2021.