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Why sensorisation means ADAS and ADAS means calibration equipment

Why sensorisation means ADAS and ADAS means calibration equipment

13th December 2019 | 0 Comments

As the road to autonomy continues, companies such as Tesla, Uber, Ford, and Toyota are putting an increased emphasis on reaching the ultimate goal of ‘Level 5’ autonomous vehicle operation. With self-driving cars becoming closer to reality, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are rapidly becoming commonplace in modern cars. Today, an increasing number of vehicles are equipped with ADAS, featuring collision avoidance, autonomous braking in emergencies, cruise control, and self-parking. Moreover, several safety organizations are lobbying governments to mandate at least two types of ADAS in all new vehicles. As of 2022, new safety technologies such as advanced emergency braking systems (AEBS) and forward collisions warning systems (FCWS) will become mandatory in vehicles in the US and Europe. With this in mind and following the publication of “ADAS Calibration Equipment Market” by Future Market Insights, Tyres & Accessories got in contact with one of the report’s writers, Alice Ajit Mutum, in order to find out more. According to her Future Market Insights biography, Mutum is an experienced market research writer and has written extensively on the industrial automation and equipment, and automotive domains.

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Street-legal aftermarket braided carbon fibre rims coming in 2020

Street-legal aftermarket braided carbon fibre rims coming in 2020

13th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Good news for motorists who long for a set of carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) rims but whose budgets don’t stretch to a Porsche 911 Turbo S. As of next year, thyssenkrupp Carbon Components will begin offering carbon wheels for aftermarket customers. It previewed the upcoming range at last month’s Essen Motor Show.

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‘Best event for years’ – IAAF Annual Awards & Dinner 2019 a roaring success

9th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Praise has been heaped on IAAF’s Annual Awards & Dinner 2019, with many calling it the Federation’s "best event for years." The sell-out event, held for the third year running at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Milton Keynes and sponsored by Alliance Automotive UK (AAUK), saw around 600 guests in attendance, uniting the aftermarket as it gathered under one roof for a special evening of plaudits and entertainment.

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Wheel cylinders enter National programme

Wheel cylinders enter National programme

6th December 2019 | 0 Comments

National Auto Parts has launched a new range of wheel cylinders for the automotive aftermarket, with an initial range of 100 part numbers covering the most popular vehicles in the UK. The competitively priced programme is made to OE specifications, with further range extensions planned in 2020.

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Crown Court acquits Klarius directors

4th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Manchester Crown Court cleared five current and past directors and managers of Klarius Products Ltd of charges of selling non-typed approved catalytic converters on 3 December. The case, which was brought by the DVSA, had alleged that between 01/02/2013 and 30/08/2015 the business of Klarius Products Ltd, carried on for fraudulent purposes, the marketing, distribution and sale of counterfeit and non-type approved catalytic converters.

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Igniting change – SMPE engineers new ignition coil technology

Igniting change – SMPE engineers new ignition coil technology

29th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) has become one of the first to market with a range of multicharge ignition coils, recently introduced on GDI (gasoline direct engines).

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What keeps drivers visiting the same garage?

What keeps drivers visiting the same garage?

26th November 2019 | 0 Comments

The UK aftermarket is a competitive environment, comprised of tens of thousands of repairers, roughly half of whom are independent garages. With an estimated car parc of 32.5 million passenger cars, garage visits that will be made in the UK this year create a valuable marketplace. Local, regional and national agents need to understand how to fine-tune their workshops and services to build client loyalty.

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Bosch acquiring Unipart’s Autoparts Garage Programmes

Bosch acquiring Unipart’s Autoparts Garage Programmes

26th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Bosch is set to acquire Unipart Group’s (UG) Automotive Aftermarket workshop programmes in the UK. These programmes include the Unipart Car Care Centres (UCCC), a network of independently run garages, the KiS online garage management software, which helps to organise all daily workshop activities, and the Unipartner Consumer App. It is planned for all existing customer contracts to be transferred to Bosch. According to Bosch, “It has been agreed that the purchase price will not be disclosed”.

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The importance of the EGR valve

The importance of the EGR valve

25th November 2019 | 0 Comments

The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system has become a central part of modern engine design as a result of government legislation to lower exhaust emissions. The system helps to moderate nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions produced in the combustion chamber when the engine’s temperature is high, by introducing a proportion of its exhaust gas into the intake air, thus lowering the temperature and, in petrol engines, it also reduces fuel consumption if it is operating under partial load.

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Autogem invests in new mezzanine level

Autogem invests in new mezzanine level

22nd November 2019 | 0 Comments

Autogem has invested in a new mezzanine level at its headquarters/warehouse in order to provide “greater efficiencies and speed of product delivery to customers”. The expansion, which has taken place roughly two years after the company’s move to Autogem House in Abbey Road, North London, creates 400-pallets’-worth of additional space, which in turn allows the company to house more products.

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Halfords and Mobivia forge long term sourcing alliance

Halfords and Mobivia forge long term sourcing alliance

13th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Halfords and Mobivia have forged a joint purchasing alliance relating to own-brand products. The idea is to offer “more effective joint product development and greater innovation in both companies' motoring and cycling ranges”.

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Landmark criminal prosecution of emission parts maker by DVSA

Landmark criminal prosecution of emission parts maker by DVSA

8th November 2019 | 0 Comments

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has won a landmark prosecution case against a Hampshire aftermarket emission control parts manufacturer for supplying products which fail to meet the required environmental standards.

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DVSA wins prosecution against DPF manufacturer

7th November 2019 | 0 Comments

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has won a landmark prosecution case against a Hampshire aftermarket emission control parts manufacturer for supplying products which fail to meet the required environmental standards. The case against European Exhaust and Catalyst Ltd, which took place at Portsmouth Magistrates Court and concluded on Monday 28 October, resulted in a criminal conviction for the company and a £3,000 fine.

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TPCATS closes UK operations

7th November 2019 | 0 Comments

T P Engineering Ltd (TPCATS) is closing its UK operations. The news emerged after the company wrote to customers to confirm that the board of directors of Fabriscape LDA, the owners of T P Engineering Ltd have taken the decision to stop manufacturing Catalytic Converters and Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) in the UK. Closure is expected during the next three weeks.

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Dayco appoints Tom Tecklenburg as VP of Aftermarket, North America

Dayco appoints Tom Tecklenburg as VP of Aftermarket, North America

6th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has appointed Tom Tecklenburg as its vice president of Aftermarket for North America, reporting directly to Bruno Vallillo, president of global aftermarket.

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