Auto Industry Insider - Independent news and technical information for the auto industry
Independent news & technical information for the auto industry

About us

Auto Industry Insider is a reliable, independent source of engineering information driven by technical experts from within the automotive industry.

Auto Industry Insider uses hard won knowledge as well as in-depth research to identify the relevant key industry challenges and their effect on the vehicle repair sector.


Vehicle Technology Review (VTR)

A review of a vehicle by video, covering the new technology and how the model range is likely to evolve over the life cycle. This will be a preview of issues which will affect all stakeholders of the vehicle repair industry. Vehicle Technology Review updates will be produced continuously during the year.

New model introductions

Month by month new model releases as they are launched in the UK market, covering technology highlights and forecast sales volume.

Technology trend overviews

Articles about what is happening with whom, where and what the effect will be on the UK market.

Vehicle manufacturer connections

Articles about which manufacturer is working with whom and what parts or assemblies they are sharing.

Vehicle engineering materials

Descriptive articles about materials, to describe the range of properties as well as limitations in the vehicle repair industry. The basis is to start from how vehicle manufacturers design and develop vehicles and so in the process how they select materials.

In depth reports

For more indepth reading, the reports build on the news streams from other parts of AII web site.


We provide an insight to the main news stories affecting the automotive industry. So, these will not be simply articles taken from other news sources, but closer to analysis of the news.


In addition to writing for ‘’, Andrew gives future technology presentations, each of which is adapted to suit the intended audience (so no two are alike) and delivered without use of notes. The following presentations have been made since the foundation of ‘’:

September 2011 – Body Shop magazine conference: ‘Future technology – time to    bail out or to embrace?’

September 2012 – ABP Club conference, Northern Ireland: ‘Future technology’

November 2011 – IMI Thames Valley area meeting: ’Future technology’

February 2012 – Verifacts conference, USA: ‘Future technology – what, where, when?’

March 2012 – ABP Club regional events: ‘Future complexity, essential partnerships – how technology will affect us all’

April 2012 – IAEA Yorkshire regional meeting:  ’Future Technology – now!’

May 2012, IMI regional member assembly meeting: ‘Future technological challenges and opportunities in the Motor Industry’

May 2012 – IBIS conference, Barcelona: ‘Business relationships for the future’

September 2012 – Ford GB accident repair network conference: ‘The changing face of vehicle ownership, technology…. and the rise of the mega city’

October 2012 – FixAuto UK national conference: ’2020 – how do we get there?’

There are more presentations in the pipeline….

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