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.

Ford Puma 2019 on

The Ford Puma name was given a new lease of life in 2019 and is now available in the form a subcompact crossover SUV. The new Puma is based on the seventh-generation fiesta platform (ford global B-car platform) and is offered with mild hybrid 48 volt technology that is charged via energy transferred from the braking system. Options for advance driver assistance systems include, pre-collision assist with pedestrian and cyclist detection, evasive steering assist, lane keeping aid and blind spot warning. The body structure offers a high level of occupancy protection through the use of hot formed and martensite steel in the a and b post pillar areas of the vehicle.

Hyundai Ionic 5

The Ionic 5 is the new battery electric vehicle from Hyundai and is the first vehicle to be based on the new E-GMP platform. The vehicle features 800v charging capabilities and can recharge 53 miles of range in just five minutes, or from 10 to 80% in just 18 minutes. There is also the capability to charge electrical equipment via the built in V2L (vehicle to load function). A whole host of options for advanced driver assistance technologies include a blind spot monitoring system that includes a blind spot view monitor that projects an image of blind spot areas onto the instrument cluster. The body structure features, ultra-high strength (hot stamped) steel in the area(s) of the a post, b post, sill and roof cant rail areas, this combined with an aluminium extrusion in the sill area offers a high level of occupancy and H.V component protection.

Land Rover Defender 2020-on

The 2020 model year Land Rover Defender (L663) is the first all new update for the Defender since 1983. The new model has been engineered to comply with global car regulations and has been tested to 5 stars by Euro NCAP. Unlike previous models of the Defender, the L663 now features an all-aluminium unibody that is based on JLR’s D7x platform. Options for drivetrain architecture include Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) and Internal Combustion Engine (ICE). The L663 is also available with a host of advanced driver assistance systems such as: Autonomous emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, lane keep assist, driver monitoring system, blind spot monitor and 360 camera monitoring system that includes a parking aid.

Nissan Juke 2019 on

The second generation (F16) of Nissans popular subcompact crossover has grown slightly in size and is based on an all-new CMF-B platform. This platform is shared with the second generation of the Renault Captur and fifth generation of the Renault Clio. Despite the increase in size, the second-generation Juke is lighter than the previous generation model by around 23kg. This is achieved through the increased use of high-strength steels in the body structure. The second-generation Juke boasts driver assistance technologies such as: Intelligent Lane Intervention, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and an intelligent AEB system that includes moving object and pedestrian recognition.


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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