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Hella Gutmann Solutions’ exchange promotion for older tools

Hella Gutmann Solutions’ exchange promotion for older tools

2nd October 2019 | 0 Comments

As advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) become more prevalent in the vehicle car parc, it is vital that all independent workshops understand the technology and are equipped to handle working on these systems.

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Hella Gutmann Solutions announces WhoCanFixMyCar.com partnership

Hella Gutmann Solutions announces WhoCanFixMyCar.com partnership

28th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Diagnostics expert, Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS) has partnered with online car repair marketplace, WhoCanFixMyCar.com. The supplier of the mega macs range of diagnostic systems states that the arrangement means drivers using WhoCanFixMyCar.com to find a workshop will now be able to differentiate between those that utilise HGS tools and those who don’t. The HGS logo will appear on relevant workshop profiles.

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Euro Car Parts markets Launch X431 Euro Tab II

Euro Car Parts markets Launch X431 Euro Tab II

24th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Euro Car Parts reports that it is the first to launch the Launch X431 Euro Tab II diagnostics tool. The new platform has been on-sale from 15 July 2019.

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Tyre industry calls for equal access to in-vehicle data

Tyre industry calls for equal access to in-vehicle data

17th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) has outlined the importance of access to in-vehicle data and communication with drivers. “Connected & Automated Mobility”, a report prepared in collaboration with Quantalyse, draws attention to recent proposals for closed data concepts, such as the Extended Vehicle, which give vehicle manufacturers exclusive control of in-vehicle data, thereby hindering innovation by third parties.

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Trends and predictions in the automotive diagnostic tools market

Trends and predictions in the automotive diagnostic tools market

12th July 2019 | 0 Comments

With a global market share of over 34 per cent in 2018, Europe is expected to become the leading region in the automotive diagnostic scan tools market in the next few years. At the same time, the automotive diagnostic scan tools market and is estimated grow to a US$15 billion market size by 2025 - all of which adds up to a very positive diagnosis for those wishing to offer diagnostic servicing to consumers. With this in mind, Tyres Accessories analysed the latest market data in order to find the consensus of opinions relating to the future of the diagnostic tools market.

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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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Denso adds reset option to innovative e-Videns solution

Denso adds reset option to innovative e-Videns solution

23rd May 2019 | 0 Comments

Denso's innovative vehicle inspection tool, e-Videns, has been further enhanced with the addition of vehicle reset functionality. The unique solution now features options for service interval resets and diagnostic trouble code resets. The update enables technicians to access the same reset functions available with OE equipment, eliminating the need to switch to other reset equipment.

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Autogem ramps up tyre diagnostics range

Autogem ramps up tyre diagnostics range

8th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Autogem will unveil its second generation Treadspec drive-over tread scanner at Automechanika Birmingham (4-6 June, NEC Birmingham). The ramp, which the company states has been “extremely well-received” in its domestic USA market, offers a “no labour” diagnostic tool for the aftermarket. It supplements the company’s Groove Glove, also developed by Treadspec manufacturer Tire Profiles Inc, which allows garage mechanics to scan all four tyres on any given vehicle and discover the tread depth and alignment of each within 50 seconds.

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Hamaton returns to Autopromotec

Hamaton returns to Autopromotec

26th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Hamaton is exhibiting at Autopromotec - the international automotive aftermarket trade show - in Bologna from 22-26 May. During the five-day event, Hamaton is launching two TPMS products on a brand-new stand.

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IAAF welcomes FIGIEFA’s involvement in ExVe “Proof of Concept” testing

IAAF welcomes FIGIEFA’s involvement in ExVe “Proof of Concept” testing

24th April 2019 | 0 Comments

IAAF has championed FIGIEFA’s role in recent testing of the Extended Vehicle (ExVe) concept, as many market operators from across Europe continue to criticise vehicle manufacturers’ concept of external backend servers for third party data access.

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Launch gets set for Automechanika

Launch gets set for Automechanika

16th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Launch UK is set to unveil its latest range of exceptional automotive diagnostic tools, harnessing the most up to date technology at Automechanika Birmingham 2019 on stand Y154, taking place at the NEC from 4 - 6 June. Premiering at the event is the new EuroTab II, the most advanced diagnostic tool available from Launch. The workshop ready EuroTab II comes with a 10.1” screen and 2.0 GHZ 8-Core. Based on the latest Android technology and Launch’s innovative vehicle software, the Eurotab II creates a high-end diagnosis solution, while bringing a wealth of benefits, including wide manufacturer coverage, powerful test functions, dealer-level functions and accurate live data.

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Goodyear Proactive Solutions wins at International Bus Sustainability Awards 2019

Goodyear Proactive Solutions wins at International Bus Sustainability Awards 2019

28th March 2019 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Drive-Over-Reader, an automated tyre analysis and control system, has won first place at the International Bus Sustainability Awards in the ‘Tyres and Tyre Management’ category. The awards honour innovative companies and products that address the challenges of global sustainability. Thomas Sauer, marketing specialist for Goodyear Proactive Solutions EMEA received the award for Goodyear at the award ceremony in Berlin on 18 March, 2019.

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Bridgestone adapting to increase its mobility services in both its tyre and ancillary products

Bridgestone adapting to increase its mobility services in both its tyre and ancillary products

8th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone’s car tyre business is currently pushing boundaries to offer services beyond replacement tyres to motorists. The most obvious way the manufacturer is approaching this is in the application of its DriveGuard run-flat technology beyond the original line of DriveGuard car tyres. The tyre manufacturer has added DriveGuard RFT to its Turanza, Blizzak and Weather Control lines, extending the availability of the technology to an even greater breadth of the market.

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Launch UK set to return to Autosport International 2019

Launch UK set to return to Autosport International 2019

3rd January 2019 | 0 Comments

Launch UK, one of the leading UK suppliers of automotive diagnostics equipment, will be exhibiting its latest products and technology for DIY enthusiasts on stand 2791 at the Autosport International Show, Birmingham NEC, due to take place on 10-13 January 2019.

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Pro-Align advocates solutions for complete tyre care in TPMS age

Pro-Align advocates solutions for complete tyre care in TPMS age

20th December 2018 | 0 Comments

With all new cars now coming equipped with TPMS, uneven tyre wear as a result of under (or over) inflated tyres should theoretically become a thing of the past. That theory has yet to materialise in practice; the latest Department for Transport figures reveal that around 1,000 casualties are caused every year on the UK’s roads from tyre-related incidents. And perhaps the brave new world of tyre safety promised by required TPMS fitments may have been inspired by too much blue sky thinking anyway. With many drivers now relying on TPMS systems to advise them when to top up their tyres with air, it is possible that some are checking their tread depth even less frequently than before.

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