REPRESENTATIVES from dozens of UK police forces are spending two days with Nissan experts in a groundbreaking new partnership designed to improve vehicle anti-theft measures across the motor industry.
The initiative has been devised at the request of the SMMT’s Vehicle Security and Insurance Working Group (VSIWG) and aims to foster greater two-way communication between motor manufacturers and police officers fighting vehicle crime on the front line.
The meetings will also provide manufacturers the chance to train police representatives on the latest vehicle safety, security and anti-theft technology which they can disseminate to their colleagues.
Nissan was chosen as the ideal candidate to host the inaugural meeting given its cutting edge technology – including the Nissan Safety Shield – and the fact so much of its R&D is based here in the UK.
Today, those attending were at NTCE in Cranfield, Nissan’s European Technical Centre, were they were given a behind the scenes tour before getting the chance to drive the all-electric Nissan LEAF.
Tomorrow they will be at the Alliance Training Centre in Watford where they they will be given hands-on and in-depth training in all manner of advanced vehicle technology and equipment by a variety of Nissan technical experts.
Addressing the delegates, Dave Moss, Executive Vice President of Vehicle Design and Development at NTCE, said: “We’re delighted to be hosting the first of these meetings and hopefully there will be many more.
“Having a collaboration with people like yourselves to understand how real world theft is evolving is key and will allow us develop our vehicles so they’re always on top.”