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Ireland produces over half a million tonnes of hazardous waste annually

March 11, 2020 • News • Views: 316

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

ZF supplies chassis parts for numerous LCV models

March 5, 2020 • News • Views: 325

High mileage, heavy loads, constant use – the light commercial vehicle is the automotive workhorse. With this class of vehicle subjected to considerable pressure and stress, this segment of the vehicle parc offers significant service and repair opportunities for workshops. ZF Aftermarket helps independent garages position themselves in this segment and here, under its Lemförder …

Volkswagen rolls out augmented reality headsets in UK

March 5, 2020 • News • Views: 355

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 …

The new MINI is Electric

March 3, 2020 • News • Views: 350

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.

Unemployment rate down to 4.8 per cent at end of January

February 20, 2020 • News • Views: 388

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.

Volvo D5 timing belt kit installation

January 22, 2020 • News, Timing Belt • Views: 580

The 2.0 and 2.4-litre diesel D5 engines used over time by Volvo in almost every variant in the manufacturer’s range, but notably in the popular XC60 and XC90 siblings, features a timing belt driven water pump.

Irish millennials rely on vehicle technology for safe driving

January 20, 2020 • News • Views: 428

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.

Hyundai and Kia to co-develop electric commercial vehicles

January 17, 2020 • News • Views: 493

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have revealed a strategic investment of €100 million in a new partnership with Arrival, a UK-based electric vehicle startup. Through the partnership, Hyundai and Kia plan to introduce competitively priced small and medium-sized electric vans and other products for logistics, on-demand ride-hailing and shuttle service companies. Arrival’s scalable electric platform …

World’s first road noise active and control technology

November 12, 2019 • News • Views: 717

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 …

SIMI says thousands of motor industry jobs under threat

July 31, 2019 • News • Views: 1073

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.