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Author archives: Padraic Deane

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    Ireland produces over half a million tonnes of hazardous waste annually

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its latest hazardous waste (including lead-acid batteries) figures for Ireland.

    March
    11
    2020

    Volkswagen rolls out augmented reality headsets in UK

    Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VCV) in the UK is rolling out augmented reality headsets for technicians across its Van Centre network to help speed up complex repair work. It claims this will deliver potential savings to customers over five years of downtime equal to Stg.£1 million. The innovative system allows experts based at the Technical Support …

    March
    5
    2020

    The new MINI is Electric

    As the world faces new environmental, social and economic challenges, MINI tells us that that it has unveiled its first fully electric model – the MINI Electric.

    March
    3
    2020

    Unemployment rate down to 4.8 per cent at end of January

    RecruitAuto.ie welcomes the news that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from five per cent in the third quarter of 2019 to 4.7 per cent in the fourth quarter.

    February
    20
    2020

    Irish millennials rely on vehicle technology for safe driving

    Irish millennials (circa 24 to 39 year-olds) are the generation most reliant on in-vehicle technology for safe driving, according to new research published by Liberty Insurance.

    January
    20
    2020

    World’s first road noise active and control technology

    HMG (Hyundai Motor Group) has just announced the development of the world’s first Road Noise Active Noise Control (RANC) system. The first-ever system dramatically reduces noise within the cabin of a vehicle. RANC builds on the Group’s current Active Noise Control (ANC) technology, which actively reduces noise by emitting soundwaves inverted to incoming noise. ANC …

    November
    12
    2019

    SIMI says thousands of motor industry jobs under threat

    The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has today issued their Quarterly Motor Industry Review Q2 of 2019 composed by Economist Jim Power. It makes for stark reading, despite the economy performing strongly, the environment for new car sales continues to remain very challenging.

    July
    31
    2019

    TPMS simplified

    TPMS Sensors can become confusing with all the various models and types on the market and all the different procedures for programming / learning the sensors. Here Ryan’s Automotive  explains  some of the differences. Sensor Types OE Direct Fit The application list for OE Direct Fit sensors has many different part numbers specific to certain …

    July
    3
    2019

    Tenneco introduces an all-new Megabond Cylinder Liner

    Tenneco’s Powertrain division will present its all-new Megabond cylinder liner technology at the 2019 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show Press and Trade Days only. It says that Megabond liners provide superior robustness for high performance and durability on engines with cast aluminum cylinder blocks. They offer twice the mechanical bond strength of existing state-of-the-art liners, combined …

    June
    26
    2019

    JCB sets new British tractor speed record

    JCB’s Fastrac Tractor has stormed to a new British speed record for a tractor, powered by a variant of the Brutish manufactured 7.2 litre, 6-cylinder Dieselmax engine co-developed by JCB with Ricardo. Why you may say? Well I suppose it’s because they can and records are always there to be broken. The aerodynamically enhanced JCB …

    June
    26
    2019