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Textar launches premium brake pads with unique dampening shim technology

Global leader in OE brake technology, TMD Friction, has developed Textar Q+, an innovative dampening shim to provide the ultimate noise reduction, which is now available on a wide range of its premium Textar brake pads. As an OE supplier, TMD Friction has an established reputation for excellent braking performance and as modern vehicles become quieter, the company is continuously developing new technology to reduce brake noises. An established but also complex possibility to prevent the transmission of brake noise from the brake pad to the brake system is the use of dampening shims on the backing plate. They prevent...
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Annual holidays

The editorial team is now on annual holidays and will return on Monday, July 17, when normal service will be resumed. For accounts / admin queries call + 353 (0) 90 66 25 676 or email info@autopub.ie
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Continental teaches vehicles to park Independently

Normally, it is people that have to  learn how to park their cars – and it is certainly not the most popular  task among drivers. Therefore, technology company Continental has  developed a solution, which can, at least, relieve drivers from recurring parking routines. Upon request, the new Trained Parking  function records and stores the sequence of a parking procedure. When the procedure is to be repeated, the driver drives the vehicle  near where the recording began and, at the touch of a button, the  vehicle independently performs the previously learned parking  procedure. “Parking procedures, such as from the house door into...
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VW to enable vehicles to vehicle communications by 2019

Connectivity between different vehicles as well as between vehicles and transport infrastructure in the vicinity is another important step towards connected motoring that aims to reduce road accidents, or minimise their consequences. From 2019, Volkswagen tells us that it will therefore start fitting its first models with pWLAN as standard in order to serve as an additional communication technology for the exchange of selected information relevant to traffic between cars made by different manufacturers. This will involve information being exchanged both between vehicles (car-to-car), as well as between vehicles and the transport infrastructure (car-to-X). In both cases that presupposes that...
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Vehicle Dynamics International Awards 2017: the winners!

With an inspiring shortlist and a world-renowned international jury, 2017 is another great year for the Vehicle Dynamics International Awards, where Ireland is represented by Padraic Deane, our managing editor. These are the vehicle dynamics innovations, professionals and technologies that have won this year’s honors… Car of the Year: - New BMW 5 Series Dynamics have been a key focus for the 2017 5 Series, for which the dynamics team has designed a new chassis, lowered the center of gravity, increased torsional stiffness, and reduced body weight through the increased use of aluminum, magnesium and high-strength steels – indeed the...
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Saab and Subaru proper timing component setup

Gates Engineers have determined that certain Subaru timing components demand special attention in order to complete proper setup and ensure timing component longevity

June
5
2017

Testing an IAC type solenoid

This video shows a PicoScope Automotive Oscilloscope being used to test a solenoid type idle air control valve.

June
3
2017

Overview of the various LuK repair solution for your successful clutch repair

At LuK we are proud of over half a century of clutch expertise. When it comes to clutch repair, LuK supports garages from the diagnosis to the complete replacement. Since every repair is unique, each RepSet is specifically configured for the respective vehicle and contains all the necessary parts – of course in OE quality. …

June
1
2017

Serpentine system – What happens when serpentine parts wear

Do you know what happens when serpentine parts wear? Find out in this short video.

May
31
2017

Toyota 1.4 D-4D – Timing chain replacement

Toyota 1.4 D-4D – Timing chain replacement

May
30
2017

Transmission line pressure testing with WPS500X Pressure Transducer

A video from Autonerdz demonstrating the use of the WPS500X pressure transducer.

May
30
2017

Frank Massey’s Top Ten Tests with PicoScope: #10 DPF Sensor testing

Frank looks at diesel particulate filter (DPF) sensor testing, using our PicoScope 4425.

May
26
2017

Gates training series – The timing system

Of all the components in a modern engine, the timing belt system and the synchronization that it provides are crucial. Learn about the timing system, Gates timing component kits, and crucial details about component installation.

May
23
2017

Single steps of removal and installation of a LuK SAC

Using a special tool is an absolute must to ensure correct installation of the Self-Adjusting Clutch. No counteracting forces must be applied during installation to prevent early rotation of the adjusting ring in the clutch pressure plate. Ralf Kuhlmey, technical trainer at Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket, presents the single steps of removal and installation of a …

May
21
2017

Frank Massey’s Top Ten Tests with PicoScope: #9 Compression testing

Frank looks at real-time dynamic compression testing with the WPS500X pressure transducer.

May
15
2017