The Weekly Roundup

The dangers of falling asleep while driving may soon become a thing of the past with the development of car seats which can detect when a driver is beginning to nod off. The sensor system can be used to detect heart signals which indicate a driver is beginning to lose alertness, and trigger a warning to pull over. Should the driver choose to ignore the alerts, active cruise control or lane departure technology could be deployed to gently guide the vehicle.

In the last 12 months, believes manufacturers and dealers have created a new level of awareness of the benefits of using the franchised dealer for servicing and MoTs. According to its research, consumers are 40% more likely to purchase a service plan agreement at point of sale if they are buying a new or used car and when picking the car up after a service or MoT than they were a year ago.

Telegraph: The car seats which detect when drivers are falling asleep

Matters of Testing: Check a vehicle’s MOT status online

RAC: Woman has 110 shots at theory test

Fleet News: Occupational road risk ‘should be a priority’

AM Online: Consumer awareness of service plans increasing

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