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Author archives: Declan O Byrne

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    Woodford Diagnostics launches next-generation Launch X-431 PRO

    Woodford Diagnostics has launched the next generation of diagnostic tools, the Launch X-431 PRO, offering a full fault system diagnosis for an exhaustive list of American, Asian and European vehicle manufacturers.

    January
    28
    2014

    Audi’s Piloted Parking wins award

    Audi wins Business Review Innovation in Automotive Technology award for piloted parking technology. Audi’s Piloted Parking technology makes it possible for the car to drop the driver off, park by itself in parking garages and exit from there. The car is then able to return and pick up the driver when instructed.

    December
    18
    2013

    Volvo Car Group aims to make conventional batteries a thing of the past

    Volvo Car Group has developed a revolutionary concept for lightweight structural energy storage components that could improve the energy usage of future electrified vehicles. The material, consisting of carbon fibres, nano structured batteries and super capacitors, offers lighter energy storage that requires less space in the car, cost effective structure options and is eco-friendly. As part of an EU-funded research project, including nine …

    October
    14
    2013

    Mahle develops engine pistons

    The thermal and mechanical loads on pistons in modern petrol and diesel engines have seen a massive increase, primarily due to higher levels of specific output. Furthermore, the pistons are intended to increase engine efficiency, for example through reduced weight and friction. Mahle has is developing pistons for both types of combustion that increase load …

    September
    19
    2013

    Blue Print launches new tool case

    Three years ago Blue Print, the ‘Complete Solution for Asian and American Vehicles’, began adding essential workshop tools to its market leading range of vehicle components.

    August
    30
    2013

    TeCom sibling merger creates TecAlliance

    Europe’s leading parts information data provider TecDoc and its two sister organisations, TecCom and TecRMI, have officially merged to form a new combined group named TecAlliance. The merger completes the restructuring process that began 12 months ago with the acquisition of AuDaCon AG and results in the formation of a worldwide electronic parts, service and …

    August
    21
    2013

    Cheap A/C imports – are they worth the risk?

    Hands up anyone who has ever wondered what differences there are between A/C products from leading automotive component suppliers and imported, unbranded products? These imports are generally anonymous or not very well known, available at market prices which are sometimes 40 – 50 per cent lower and can often – on the surface at least …

    February
    26
    2013

    MOOG® adds rust preventative coating

    MOOG® has added a highly sophisticated, OE-preferred rust-preventive coating to all MOOG® sheet metal wishbones and control arms.

    February
    19
    2013

    MKW Motors plans another Hands on Structured Electrical Fault Finding course

    Due to popular demand MKW Motors is planning to run another “Hands on Structured Electrical Fault Finding Course” at a date yet to be confirmed.

    February
    18
    2013

    FAI warns on strut mount failure

    Strut Mount failure is dangerous and becoming increasingly common as potholes on the country’s road go unrepaired. Leading aftermarket supplier FAI Automotive is urging all mechanics and technicians to check for strut mount failure every time they lift the bonnet.

    January
    11
    2013