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Author archives: Padraic Deane

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    Subaru wins ‘Best Manufacturer For Safety Features in 2019’

    Subaru has been voted ‘Best Manufacturer for Safety Features’ in the ‘2019 Driver Power Survey’, the UK’s number one car ownership survey. Beating off stiff competition from 29 other manufacturers to take the no.1 spot, all three Subaru SUVs were rated highly for safety features, with the Outback coming 11th out of 100 cars for …

    April
    24
    2019

    Range Rover Evoque to comply to stricter RDE2 emissions tests

    Range Rover tells us that their new Evoque has become the first luxury compact SUV to be certified under stringent new NOx emissions targets, ‘Real Driving Emissions’ stage 2 (RDE2), ahead of the official legislative introduction for new models in January 2020. All Jaguar and Land Rover models already meet the standards required by the …

    April
    24
    2019

    UK in pole position in £62 billion self-driving car race – if BREXIT roadblock removed

    The UK claims to be in pole position in the global race to market for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), with a £62 billion boost to the UK economy by 2030 up for grabs, according to a major new report published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and Frost & Sullivan. …

    April
    4
    2019

    World experts to speak here on the future of hi-tech electric mobility

    Electronomous, the car tech summit taking place in Killarney, Co. Kerry,  May 2-3  will provide a unique glimpse at how technology will affect the automotive, insurance and car finance industries, as well as car sales and motoring into the future. One commentator described it as where “the automotive and tech worlds converge”.

    April
    3
    2019

    MEPs back life-saving vehicle safety standards in key vote

    A key committee of MEPs last week voted through a range of new mandatory vehicle safety standards that could apply to new vehicle models within three years. Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) voted to approve a range of new vehicle safety standards initially proposed by the European …

    February
    28
    2019

    Major step forward for heavy duty vehicle emissions test in UK

    The expansive Millbrook complex in the English north midlands provides provides vehicle test and validation services and systems to customers in the automotive, transport, tyre, petrochemical and defence industries. It is independent and impartial in everything it does. Millbrook tells us that it is now increasing its operational capacity to support the heavy duty and …

    February
    25
    2019

    End-Point Assessment – new Light Vehicle Technician Standard

    I came upon this interesting story where Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has become the first vehicle manufacturer to have a group of apprentice vehicle technicians complete an End-Point Assessment (EPA) skills task for the new Light Vehicle Technician Standard. The End-Point Assessment (EPA) was carried out at the Mitsubishi Training Academy in Cirencester, scrutineered …

    February
    14
    2019

    HGV clutch and flywheel fitment and removal made easy by Laser Tools

    New to the Laser Tools’ HGV range is this clutch & flywheel jack (part number 7249), designed to remove, install and transport (in the lowered position) 14 inch and 15½ inch double-disc clutches and/or flywheel assemblies as fitted to HGV vehicles.

    December
    6
    2018

    Multi-purpose diagnostic tool launched

    Launch has unveiled the CRP MOT PRO, a multi-purpose vehicle diagnosis tool, set to boost support for professional technicians, available with over ten special functions. The diagnostic device provides full OBDII & EOBD diagnostic functions for a comprehensive list of American, Asian, and European vehicle manufacturers, making it one of the most reliable, all-encompassing diagnostic …

    August
    10
    2018

    Sealey unveils new American pro workshop modular system

    Supplied flat packed, Sealey’s new red and black range of units provide a number of ways to create your perfect work area in a durable metal finish. The modular design enables easy upgrading and bespoke configurations. Standard features include ball bearing slides on the drawers and metal handles and pulls. Cabinets are supplied with a …

    July
    23
    2018