Lookers Group Articles
Is COVID-19 bringing us closer to an automated future?
Thanks to advancements in technology, the need for human interaction — when you shop for groceries, book a taxi, order a takeaway or watch the latest blockbuster — has gone from necessity to nice-to-have, with self-service checkouts, apps to order cabs and kebabs, and streaming services all examples of automation that have everyday use; has COVID-19 sped us even faster towards a completely automated future?
How does customer service in the automotive industry vary?
If you revert to almost a decade ago, Britain was considered one of the worst nations for customer service in the western world. We as customers didn’t know how to receive it, while in similar fashion, sales people didn’t know how to deliver it, or simply didn’t want to. It all just seemed a little too ‘American’.
Automotive industry? Piece of cake!
The UK automotive industry has an annual turnover of more than £82bn, employing more than 186,000 individuals within the manufacturing process, and a further 700,000 in the wider automotive field. Accounting for 12% of total UK good exports, there is no denying that this sector is of significant importance in regard to a stable economy.
An all-electric future – how likely is it?
With so many technological advances, cars are rapidly changing, with fully autonomous cars set to be rolled out by 2020. But what can we expect from our electric automobiles? Well, the concept of the electric car may have been around for over 100 years, but it’s only now that it is becoming a driving force in the car industry. We join Lookers, retailers of the Mercedes Gle, to delve into this matter further.
How can you reduce your energy bills?
We all want to save money, right? For some it’s to afford those little luxuries in life, while for others it’s a necessity to get by. Worryingly, this surveys show that six million Brits fear they’ll never get rid of their debt and a quarter are struggling to make ends meet each month. However, there are several ways you can relieve the pressure caused by household bills. Here, with David Laing, who specialises in wind...
How technology has improved pet care
In the UK, we view our pets as part of the family. The PDSA states that 49% of UK households own a pet, with nearly one in four of us owning a dog. Cats have overtaken dogs as the UK’s number one, but there are still 8.9 million pet pooches on our shores. This has led the UK pet care market to generate a worth of approximately £5bn this year, with 79% of millennials more willing to spend on their pets rather than themselves.
What direction are we heading for the future of fuel?
The electric vehicle market experienced a record year in sales in 2017, averaging over 4,000 new registrations per month in the UK — a significant increase compared to 2013 figures, which witnessed just 3,500 new registrations over the entire year! Perhaps this is because diesel has received a lot of scrutiny lately for the levels of Nitrogen Oxide it emits from our vehicles, so much so that the UK government plan to ban the sales of new di...
What can we expect for the future of ULEZ?
The concept of the electric car is gradually growing as the UK government plans to eliminate diesel and petrol-powered cars by 2040. However, before that is the introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London. Here, alongside Lookers, who offer a variety of cars such as the used Ford Fiesta, we look at what ULEZ is and what it means to motorists. After all, the world is constantly changing – and the world of drivin...
An all-electric future – how likely is it?
With so many technological advances, cars are rapidly changing, with fully autonomous cars set to be rolled out by 2020. But what can we expect from our electric automobiles? Well, the concept of the electric car may have been around for over 100 years, but it’s only now that it is becoming a driving force in the car industry.
The evolution of the commercial vehicle
Commercial vehicles have long been thought of as ‘white van’ jobs or huge vehicles that are taking up space on our roads due to the sheer volume of them. It’s also been said that HGVs were among the main sources of pollution in urban areas. However, that simply isn’t the case. Here, we will look at how commercial vehicles have improved over the years and how some have even been transformed to become an entrepreneur’s...
What can we expect for the future of driver assistance technology?
As we get closer to the prospect of 10 million self-driving cars being on the road by 2020 that was claimed in 2016, here, with Lookers, who provide a variety of cars such as the Ford Kuga Titanium, we look at driver assistance technologies which are now becoming standard in the UK.
Is Mercedes leading the way where car technology is concerned?
One of the true marques of the automotive industry, without a shadow of a doubt, is Mercedes. The German manufacturer combines lavish luxury with sheer uncontrolled strength and savagery. A premium brand with connotations of the pinnacle of engineering, it should come as no surprise that the automotive company from Stuttgart lays claim to some of the world’s greatest models of four wheeled vehicles.