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Author archives: Padraic Deane

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    New ceramic wheel bearing unveiled

    NTN-SNR has used ceramic ball technology in a new wheel bearing to help achieve the required specifications for the new Jaguar XE SV Project 8 bearing. This technology has already been developed and tested in single seater race cars and 24 hour Le Mans race cars. The benefits of using this technology are weight savings …

    April
    5
    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

    New Japanparts catalogue

    Japanparts Group provides a wide range of LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) filters to the aftermarket. When installed on automotive engines, Japanparts claims that both fuels guarantee mobility, economy and ecology. Japanparts Group’s new catalogue features over 40 references Download the catalogue of LPG /GPL Filters and Methane CNG Filters: http://www.japanpartsgroup.com/splash/filtri.html

    February
    3
    2019

    Chicago Pneumatic Expert Corner

    Chicago Pneumatic’s Expert Corner, a series of informative articles and videos, has returned for 2019. Industrial maintenance and vehicle service professionals working with power tools rely on them to improve productivity, provide a safe working environment and ensure top quality work. The new materials are designed to help managers and operators better understand power tools …

    January
    20
    2019

    KYB hits four million views on shock absorber fitting videos

    KYB Europe Aftermarket has reached four million views on YouTube for its fitting videos. The market leading range of fitting videos for difficult or unusual shock absorber replacements was launched in 2013. There are now over 100 videos, covering more than 380 vehicle applications. The videos are watched on average over 90,000 times per month, …

    January
    3
    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