Methods from the Repair Technology Centre are made available through an online portal called escribe. escribe is one of the UK’s leading repair methods solutions and is designed to help the industry return crash damaged vehicles back to their pre-accident condition and Euro NCAP safety rating in the most effective and efficient way.

As technologies such as ADAS are becoming standard in modern cars, the need for up-to-date repair methods has never been more important. Escribe alerts repairers to the fitment of modern materials and new technologies allowing them to fully understand the impact they have on the repair.

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The escribe portal gives insurance engineers, vehicle damage assessors (VDAs) and repairers instant access to the very latest methods, recommendations, technical information, times, parts and ADAS fitment information.

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Ford Galaxy (CD390) 2015 on MPV

The 2015 Galaxy switched to the CD4 platform for better car-like driving dynamics, and euro6 engines with Regenerative Braking. It brought more driver systems such as Pre-Collision Assist and Intelligent Speed Limiter, Parking systems, and adaptive LED headlamps. All-Wheel Drive was introduced for the first time on a Galaxy, with switchable torque from front to rear.
The platform enabled a flatter floor for easier access for passengers (Galaxy is a 7-seater) and loads.

Ford S-Max 2015 on MPV

Whilst closely related to the Galaxy, the S-Max is positioned as a Sports Activity Vehicle. The body is steel based, with hydro-formed High Strength Steels used for the side impact structure; A post, B post, and roof side reinforcements.
Ford stated the S-Max had 16 driver technologies, including camera and radar-based ADAS, Active Front Steering and LED headlamps with camera-based Adaptive Front Lighting System. ADAS included Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Alert, and Traffic Sign Recognition.

Toyota Auris Hybrid 2015-on 5 Door Hatchback

The 2015 facelift of the E180 model Auris was a significant challenge for Toyota in Derby, especially to include hybrid models amongst production. This included 3 new engines and taking the Auris to Euro6 standards.
The body is fairly conventional, with a mix of High Strength Steel and some applications of Ultra High Strength Steels (UHSS for the side sill and impact beams).
The powertrain retained a NiMh battery pack that gave, together with the 1.8 petrol engine, 134bhp. The ADAS was updated and upgraded, with an optional Toyota Safety Sense Pack.

Toyota Auris Hybrid 2015-on 5 Door Estate

The 2015 facelift of the E180 model Auris was a significant challenge for Toyota in Derby, especially to include hybrid models amongst production. This included 3 new engines and taking the Auris to Euro6 standards.
The body is fairly conventional, with a mix of High Strength Steel and some applications of Ultra High Strength Steels (UHSS for the side sill and impact beams).
The powertrain retained a NiMh battery pack that gave, together with the 1.8 petrol engine, 134bhp. The ADAS was updated and upgraded, with an optional Toyota Safety Sense Pack.

Toyota Hilux (LCV) 2016-on D/Cab Pick-Up

This is the 8th generation Hilux, and the first with AEB and LED daytime running lights as part of a new style strategy from Toyota, and even the option of LED headlamps. The body was available in single or dual cab, and with front or four-wheel drive. The Hilux remains a body on ladder-frame truck.
ADAS includes a forward windscreen camera and radar, both require calibration when disturbed.