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TecAlliance initiates weekly update cycles

27th February 2019 | 0 Comments

TecAlliance has announced a pilot project to enable its official data suppliers to update their product information on a weekly rather than monthly basis. The company is known for the TecDoc electronic replacement parts catalogue. “The relentless globalisation of the industry is putting extra demands on parts brands, particularly for those growing into new sectors or rapidly increasing their product portfolio,” explained Shaun Greasley, TecAlliance’s regional sales director CEE/GB/IE.

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Data increasingly important to future prospects in tyre and mobility sectors

Data increasingly important to future prospects in tyre and mobility sectors

11th February 2019 | 0 Comments

It is not unusual for the start of the year to be replete with corporate acquisitions. Some even happen while much of the western world is enjoying Christmas and new year holidays. While European FinTyre Distribution (EfTD) did indeed enact the latest move in its ongoing strategic purchasing programme during the 2018 holiday break, it seems that this year February was the month of choice for getting the chequebooks out, with Bridgestone, Michelin and – in the UK at least – Goodyear all announcing strategic spending. For different but connected reasons all three challenge us to consider the impact of changing mobility trends.

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Practical emergence of RFID unlocks data opportunities

Practical emergence of RFID unlocks data opportunities

8th January 2019 | 0 Comments

The industrialisation of big data has been progressing quickly in recent years within the automotive segment. TPMS sensor technology and the networks they feed data into have enabled increasingly sophisticated software systems to be created to use the massive amount of data we are now able to collect more effectively. Such systems are also able to increase the business applications of another technology, radio-frequency identification, or RFID, helping commercial tyre distribution chains to increase cost, time, and safety efficiency as well as accuracy in their collection of data. Steve Daly, commercial director of CAM, the provider of e-jobsheet, TiDaeX, and the Online Tyre Catalogue, told Tyres & Accessories about the opportunities RFID is now unlocking, and how future, more affordable reading technology could increase the reach of these gains.

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Goodyear share price picks up, hedge funds back Goodyear

12th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Goodyear’s share price picked up by up to 1 per cent during early trading on 12 December 2018, having risen 0.56 per cent by the close of the previous session (up from $21.59 to $21.71). Considering that the value of these shares fell -8.70 per cent during the preceding seven-day period, and experienced a loss of -1.76 per cent over the past 30-day period suggests this is a significant uptick. In addition, when you compare this with the 1.5 per cent one-day drop all tyre majors experienced in October when Michelin warned that demand was softening, it appears that the share price is bouncing back.

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Wejo: 7 million cars on tracking platform, new Manchester office

15th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Wejo, a leading UK technology company which collates data from connected vehicles, has announced that its technology is now tracking seven million vehicles in 190 countries worldwide and it has acquired a Silicon Valley based technology firm as part of its expansion plans.

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ELTA website targets ‘clarity and choice’

ELTA website targets ‘clarity and choice’

7th August 2018 | 0 Comments

ELTA describes its online communication as “absolutely crucial”. So, as it sets its sights on the future during this, the company’s 25th year, it is not just the new PRO brands it has introduced, there is also a new website.

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TecAlliance additions make it ‘ultimate in technical data’

TecAlliance additions make it ‘ultimate in technical data’

30th July 2018 | 0 Comments

The latest additions to TecAlliance’s data cover an extended range of applications, including light commercial vehicles (LCV) and large commercial vehicles (CV), as well as passenger car vehicles.

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Top-of-the-range technical data for less than a pound a day

23rd April 2018 | 0 Comments

Technical service and repair data is an invaluable resource for the modern workshop as they bid to retain their share of the business in an increasingly competitive market. To further assist them in this task, renowned diagnostics specialist Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS), is backing up its market-leading range of mega macs tools with an exceptional offer on its comprehensive technical service data package.

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Automotive brands failing to engage female audiences

21st March 2018 | 0 Comments

Data from Quantcast suggests the automotive sector is still creating advertising campaigns focussed heavily on concepts that appeal to men, despite rising purchasing power among women. UK government data shows that car ownership among women increased 75 per cent in the 20 years up to 2014. However Quantcast found that the most engaging themes for female audiences, including ‘togetherness’ and ‘adventure’, appeared in less than one percent of adverts.

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European Parliament acknowledges that access to in-car data is ‘essential’

15th March 2018 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament overwhelmingly supported the adoption of the Own Initiative Report by Istvan Ujhelyi on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems. Tyre association ETRMA has added its voice to that of the 633 MEPs that supported the request for the European Commission to publish a legislative initiative to guarantee fair, unrestricted and in real time access to in-vehicle data, before the end of the year.

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TecAlliance opens Malaysia office

TecAlliance opens Malaysia office

14th March 2018 | 0 Comments

On 27 February 2018 TecAlliance officially opened a new office in Kuala Lumpur. 40 guests accepted the invitation to the one-day event to visit the premises and meet the employees of TecAlliance Malaysia. Attendees also obtained information about the strategy and solutions offered by TecAlliance in Asia.

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CAM’s online tool helps customers become GDPR ready

1st March 2018 | 0 Comments

In fewer than four months, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become active, presenting businesses with a number of requirements related to the way they process data. Ahead of the 25 May 2018 deadline, systems provider CAM is introducing a dedicated GDPR online tool created by specialist lawyers to help customers prepare fully for “the seismic changes the legislation will generate.”

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Fitment Group and Size It Up merge

15th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Tyre and wheel fitment data companies Fitment Group and Size It Up have announced they will merge and operate under the Fitment Group brand. The value of the merger was not disclosed. The expanded business is based in Duluth, Minnesota.

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HaynesPro buys E3 Technical boosting UK tech data business

HaynesPro buys E3 Technical boosting UK tech data business

2nd October 2017 | 0 Comments

E3 Technical, software and staff supplier to online automotive reference company Carweb, has been acquired by HaynesPro, the professional data solutions business of Haynes Publishing Group plc. (Haynes). The move will strengthen Haynes’ online technical data presence in the UK, according to the company. HaynesPro is the European market leader for online automotive workshop data for the automotive aftermarket. Serving more than 50,000 workshops through its European partners, it has been collaborating with Carweb since 2009. Darryl Watts, formerly E3 technical sales director, has become the new managing director of HaynesPro UK.

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Attitudes towards car ownership changing, says Goodyear

14th July 2017 | 0 Comments

The number of teenagers who are not learning to drive has fallen by nearly 30 per cent in a decade – a record number, revealed by DVSA data. The cost of university, rising price of car insurance and changes in mobility, particularly car sharing, are all deciding factors in this decline. Kate Rock at Goodyear Tyres has reacted to the findings, explaining the generational change in people’s attitudes towards driving and the impact this will have on automotive innovation.

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