Learn More with Citygate Tech Fest 2017.

Just take a second to think what life would be like without technology, OK stop, It’s far too mind-blowing to comprehend. Technology keeps the majority of us functioning and without it would surely spell the end of the world as we know it! so the rapid rise in popularity of Electric Vehicles (EV) and automotive technology comes as no surprise to anyone. Look at the evolution of the vacuum cleaner, you have effectively gone from a hand-held brush to the latest cordless Dyson that is as light as a feather and in the blink of an eye robotic cleaners that clean the floor automatically. This is the exciting change that the car industry is currently going through with every manufacturer flexing their design muscles at the Frankfurt Motor Show and giving us a sneak preview into the future of ‘mobility’.


We recently surveyed our customers about Technology in the motor industry to get a better understanding of how people felt about the future. Over 500 of our customers completed the short survey with 87% of them saying that Technology helped with their driving. Technology like the new version of the iPhone’s operating system, iOS 11, that prompts every user to turn on an optional new “Do Not Disturb While Driving” mode to other features like Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) that helps maintain the correct distance and speed between you and the car in front.


But the good news is that our customers want to learn more about technology with 58% looking to learn more about Electric Vehicles (54% would consider buying an EV as their next vehicle). 57% of people also wanted to learn about Driver Assist features, such as ACC.


66% of our customers surveyed said they would attend Technology Events to help them learn more. As Kevin Costner was once whispered to “build it and they will come” and that is exactly what we are doing! We have been busy putting our very first technology event together called, Tech Fest 2017.

Tech Fest 2017 will be running between 13th - 18th November across all Citygate branches and there will be live Demos, talks from our manufacturers, guest speakers, competitions, giveaways and the chance to ask questions to our Tech Gurus 24/7 (maybe not 24/7) and learn more about the technology in your car. You can check out a full line-up of the week's events here.


We look forward to seeing you at one of our sites soon!

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