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.

Audi Q2 2016 on 5 Door Hatchback

The Audi Q2 is a subcompact luxury crossover SUV that is the first in its range and is based on the MQB platform. The body structure is made up of a vast array of High Strength Steels that include: 350MPA High Strength Steel, 300 – 590 MPA Modern High Strength Steel, 980 – 1150 Ultra High Strength Steel and 1400 MPA Hot Formed Ultra High Strength Steel. ADAS systems that are available on this model include Audi Pre-Sense Front with Pedestrian Recognition, Audi Active Lane Assist, Audi Side Assist and Cross Traffic Assist Rear. The interior incorporates a 5.8 inch Audi MMI display and a 12.3 inch virtual cockpit display.

Vauxhall Corsa 2019 on mk5 5 Door Hatchback

The 2019 Vauxhall Corsa otherwise known as the Corsa F, is the first of the popular Vauxhall model to developed under PSA ownership and shares the same PSA CMP (EMP1) platform. Compared to its predecessor this model sees a redesigned bodyshell and new aluminium engines that achieve a stated 10 percent decreased kerb weight across the range. Savings in weight throughout the bodyshell are achieved through the fitment of an aluminium bonnet and an increase in the use of Ultra High Strength, Very High Strength and High Strength Steels in the areas of the Sill Reinforcements, A and B Post Reinforcements, Roof Cant Rails, Front and Rear Chassis legs and Floor Bulkhead Reinforcements in the occupancy zones of the vehicle. ADAS systems that are available on this model include Automatic Emergency City Braking, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning with Lane Assist.


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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