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15th April 2019
Government launches flagship auto supply chain programme

A £16 million programme to help make the UK’s advanced automotive manufacturing supply chain more competitive was launched by Business Secretary, Greg Clark. SMMT Industry Forum, the organisation set up by the UK government, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and vehicle manufacturers to improve the competitiveness of the UK’s automotive supply chain, is to play an important role in the new initiative.

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5th April 2019
UK in pole position to win £62bn self-driving car race

The UK is in pole position in the global race to market for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs), with a £62bn boost to the UK economy by 2030 up for grabs, according to a major new report published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and Frost & Sullivan. Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Winning the Global Race to Market, analyses the wide-ranging societal and economic benefits to be achieved ...

3rd April 2017
Connectivity is here and now – why wait?

Underlining the societal benefits of connected cars, particularly for the disadvantaged, is the new report from SMMT. Penny Searles, CEO of Smartdriverclub, the connected car service for used cars said:  “These findings really validate all the reasons I set up Smartdriverclub.  However, the benefits of connectivity are only enjoyed right now by a small minority of motorists who can afford the newest cars on our roads.  That&r...

22nd May 2013
SMMT Gears Up To Uncover The Nation's Best Automotive Innovation

SMMT's Award for Automotive Innovation, sponsored by GKN Driveline and supported by The Times, is back for a fourth year and will soon open for entries.

18th April 2012
SMMT Begins Its 2012 Search For Automotive Innovation

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ Award for Automotive Innovation, sponsored by GKN Driveline and supported by The Times, is today launched for its third successive year to unearth the next big idea or technology that will change the face of UK automotive.

28th November 2011
Jaguar Land Rover’s Range_E Crowned 2011’s Best Automotive Innovation

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has won SMMT’s 2011 Award for Automotive Innovation for its prototype Range_e – the world’s first luxury Plug-in Hybrid Electric 4x4 with integrated V6 diesel engine.

18th October 2011
UK Automotive Sector Is Ripe For Investment

This week, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has stepped-up its engagement with UK and international investors, setting out prime growth opportunities offered by the shift to a low carbon economy.

29th July 2011
Countdown Begins To SMMT’S Award For Automotive Innovation 2011

Motor industry trade body, the SMMT, is calling on all automotive innovators to finalise their submission for SMMT’s Award for Automotive Innovation, as there are just five weeks until the submission deadline passes on midnight 24 August 2011.

1st June 2011
Webinar: Vehicle Production and Economic Forecast

UK automotive manufacturing output for the first quarter of 2011 was up across the board though the global impact of Japan’s earthquake was felt sharply here during the course of April. Car output fell 12.2%, commercial vehicle fell 19.9% and UK engine production dropped 4.7%.

1st June 2011
Automotive Summit Will Address Low Carbon Future

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has today revealed details of the speakers that will contribute to the ‘Moving towards an ultra-low carbon future’ session at its 2011 International Automotive Summit.

24th May 2011
Automotive Summit To Discuss Uk Plc’s Part In The International Automotive Industry

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has today revealed details of the participants that will contribute to the panel debate, ‘What UK plc has to offer the global motor industry’, at its International Automotive Summit in Westminster on 28 June 2011.

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