Shaftec has been ranked number one in the UK for coverage across its product groups: transmission, steering, and braking. The aftermarket supplier has also achieved TecDoc Premier Supplier status (PDS).
The value of the global automotive ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) market is expected to rise from US$64.04 billion in 2024 to US$ 211.71 billion by 2034. That estimated growth is expected to be driven by a steady Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 12.7 per cent in ADAS market over the next decade.
Testing of new tyre designs typically takes place at multiple proving grounds, with locations such as Finland or New Zealand tasked with all-season and winter testing. But fickle weather and human factors conspire to diminish the accuracy and repeatability of outside testing. Better to take the weather indoors and automate the process – which is precisely what Continental has done.
Braking brand Juratek, has renewed its sponsorship of League One football team Barnsley FC’s Oakwell stadium, plus new partnerships with two local squads. For the 2023/24 season, Juratek’s emblem will again appear at Barnsley’s Oakwell ground, the home of the club that is hoping for promotion from League One back to the Championship.
Tyres already play a key role in effective vehicle braking, but a marriage of tyres and technology can enhance this. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Dutch research organisation TNO are working towards this end and are collaborating on a demonstration vehicle that will test the implications of connected tyres talking to the vehicle’s control system, specifically the anti-lock brake system (ABS).
Goodyear has launched the EfficientGrip Performance 2. According to the company, the new tyre can achieve 50 per cent higher mileage than its predecessor and 20 per cent better mileage than Michelin. The claims are based on tests conducted by TÜV SÜD, which also found that the EfficientGrip Performance 2 had the shortest braking distances on wet and dry roads compared to leading competitors.