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GONE TO THE POLLS

Reader views in numbers

Petrol and diesel ban • 26 per cent said they’ll now be investing more into training and equipment for alternatively fuelled cars. • 22 per cent said they’ll be carrying on as normal because the ban is “a long way off”. • 26 per cent don’t think it will happen. • 26 per cent said “we'll be here to service vehicles, no matter how they are powered”.

DON'T THINK IT WILL HAPPEN

73%

Connected cars • 73 per cent believe the connected car poses a serious threat for independents.

CONNECTED CARS "SERIOUS THREAT"

• 14 per cent don’t think connected cars are here yet. • 13 per cent don’t know what a connected car is.

deployment of telematics technology that can host remote diagnostics or predictive maintenance.

Need to know MORE than a million vehicles on UK roads are already connected to the internet, according to SMMT data. A Europe-wide mandatory introduction of ‘eCall’ in all new passenger cars from 2018 will accelerate the

Lobby groups are fighting to ensure independent operators are able to offer competitive digital products and services by protecting their right of direct access to in-vehicle, real-time data and of online communications through standardised, interoperable and secure telematics interfaces.

19%

Workshop doors • Just 19 per cent regularly check workshop shutter doors for safety.

REGULARLY CHECK WORKSHOP SHUTTER DOORS FOR SAFETY

• 81 per cent didn’t know such that such checks are a legal requirement.

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GW Views - Issue 9 Autumn 2017  

More reader reviews and real-garage feedback than ever before on the issues that matter in our biggest edition yet !