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Hella Gutmann launches portable ADAS calibration tool

Hella Gutmann launches portable ADAS calibration tool

12th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS) has released the CSC-Tool Mobile (camera & sensor calibration tool) advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) recalibration tool. The CSC-Tool Mobile is engineered to the same exacting criteria as the standard version, which was released last year, but with the added bonus of being portable and able to be assembled in just a few minutes. Again, as with the standard tool, it is fully compatible with the HGS mega macs range of diagnostic tools, which all come pre-loaded with the necessary ADAS calibration software.

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Hankook unveils winner of Technical Excellence Award at 2019 Motor Transport Awards

Hankook unveils winner of Technical Excellence Award at 2019 Motor Transport Awards

12th July 2019 | 0 Comments

This year saw the 33rd Motor Transport Awards take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel situated on London’s Park Lane. Over 1,500 guests gathered to celebrate the achievements of the industry and recognise innovation, outstanding service, efficiency and quality. The Technical Excellence Award, sponsored by Hankook Tyre UK celebrates whoever is responsible for managing the specification, acquisition, repair and maintenance and disposal of an operator’s fleet. To win this award entrants have to demonstrate industry-leading levels of cost efficiency, reliability, availability, safety and first-time annual test pass rates. Demonstrating innovation is also essential, such as reducing fuel consumption, being more efficient or using technology creatively to solve specific technical fleet challenges.

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40% of Hankook UK workforce now hold long service awards

40% of Hankook UK workforce now hold long service awards

12th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tyre UK Ltd is celebrating the commitment of four valued employees who have reached important 10- and 20-year milestones. All staff were recently invited to a special event to recognise their long-service achievements and share their memories. Almost 40 per cent of the UK workforce is now in receipt of a long service award.

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NAMA raises £24k for GOSH

NAMA raises £24k for GOSH

11th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) raised a phenomenal £24,000 at its annual AGM in May. A cheque was presented to representatives from Great Ormond Street Children’s hospital at the recent executive meeting.

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Survival tips for summer driving hazards

11th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Sun glare accounted for over 2000 accidents in the latest Government Road Casualties statistics. But everything from heatstroke to sunburn or a lack of water can increase the risk of a drowsy driver, leading to increased risk of an accident. That’s why insurethebox, the global pioneer of telematics-based car insurance, is helping drivers stay safe this summer with top tips.

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Ateq VT Truck nominated for Equip Auto award

Ateq VT Truck nominated for Equip Auto award

11th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The Ateq VT Truck, a TPMS activation tool for European HGVs and buses, has been named as a finalist by the jury for the International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation at the Equip Auto trade show in Paris.

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Tructyre ATS transition now complete

Tructyre ATS transition now complete

11th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Last October, Tructyre ATS announced plans to create a new nationwide tyre management specialist with the merger of Tructyre and ATS Euromaster’s heavy tyre operation. The company says that after “eight months of hard work” it has completed this transition.

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DfT: transport apprenticeships increasingly diverse

11th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The industry-led Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce’s (STAT) Three Year Progress report shows that BAME representation now stands at over a fifth of apprentice intake, representing a 56 per cent proportional increase over the last two years in the share of BAME apprentices in the sector. The figure provides a positive result for STAT, who have exceeded their commitment to improve BAME representation in apprenticeships.

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Safety warning: Illegal Nankang tyres in UK market

Safety warning: Illegal Nankang tyres in UK market

11th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Nankang Tyre UK has warned consumers to avoid what it calls “illegal grey compound tyres.” According to the company, an unspecified number of Nankang-branded car and SUV tyres that were “produced for a theatre show” and designed solely for low-speed use on wooden flooring have entered the UK market and are being offered for sale. It stresses that these tyres were not imported by Nankang Tyre UK and are thus not covered by any type of warranty. They are not approved for use on UK roads.

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Tyre and brake wear: AQEG releases “most globally comprehensive analysis”

Tyre and brake wear: AQEG releases “most globally comprehensive analysis”

11th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Particulate and plastic pollution from brakes, tyres and road wear are in the spotlight again. The Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) released a new report today that highlights the impact of this pollution, and the UK Government reports that Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey and Transport Minister Michael Ellis are “leading a push” to tackle its impact. The aim is for the introduction of an international standard that covers tyre and brake wear.

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TyresOnTheDrive.com achieves Van Excellence accreditation

TyresOnTheDrive.com achieves Van Excellence accreditation

10th July 2019 | 0 Comments

TyresOnTheDrive.com has been certified by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) as a Van Excellence operator. In order to do so, the mobile tyre fitting service (which operates across the UK via a fleet of over 70 vehicles) has to successfully passed the extensive Van Excellence audit.

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Blackcircles founder Welch nominated for TIA board of directors election

10th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The Tire Industry Association (TIA), which lobbies for tyre safety in the USA, has announced the nominations for the 2019 Board of Directors. Four individuals will be elected to serve on the TIA Board for a three-year term. The voting period will end on Sunday 1 September 2019.

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Goodwood: All-electric Mustang named festival Showstopper

Goodwood: All-electric Mustang named festival Showstopper

10th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The Michelin Supercar Paddock has concluded its eighth year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed with the Charge Auto Mustang confirmed as the 2019 Showstopper of the Festival.

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1.5 million-plus UK households ‘could switch’ to electric car ‘without compromise’

9th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Electric car ownership is the right choice for at least 1.5 million UK households today, according to a new study by Britain’s leading consumer champion and New Car Buying platform, What Car? That’s the number of multi-car homes in the UK with a sweet-spot combination of off-street parking for home-charging and at least one vehicle that never does more than 100 miles in a single journey.

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Exol helps raise funds for Cancer Research UK

Exol helps raise funds for Cancer Research UK

9th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Exol has been celebrating the recent fundraising achievements of Plevin, one of the UK's leading wood processing and recycling companies, which has raised over £1,000 in aid of Cancer Research UK by participating in two tough charity challenges.

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