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Haulage fleets urged to plan winter tyre changes

The start of autumn signals the need for haulage companies and fleet operators to start planning the task of changing to winter tyres. Although temperatures in Europe haven’t fallen to the levels where winter tyres are necessary just yet, the …

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Winter tyre optimised for European conditions

Structural and compound improvements on the latest winter tyre range from Hankook provides optimised grip and improved winter handling and performance. A new winter tyre has been developed by German tyre manufacturer, Hankook, to meet the demands of small to …

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Tyre design for European winter roads

Aimed at luxury and sports vehicles as well as large 4x4s, Hankook’s latest tyre range provides stable performance on European roads in the winter months. Hankook has upgraded its range of winter tyres with a new generation of its ultra …

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New EU regulations for AEB on commercial vehicles

Forthcoming legislation in Europe will demand the fitting of Autonomous Emergency Braking systems on heavy goods vehicles from November this year. The nightmare scenario of being stationary in a traffic jam as a lorry bears down at speed could become …

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Vehicle connectivity pilot to start in Finland

Automotive mobile network company will lead a pilot programme in Finland to connect vehicles and give early warning of hazards on the road network. HERE has been selected by Finnish traffic agencies to lead a pilot project to enable vehicles …

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Top crash test safety result for Skoda Superb

The flagship of the Skoda range with advanced driver assist technology has been awarded a 5-star crash test rating by Euro NCAP. The new Skoda Superb has been awarded with the maximum 5-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash tests. …

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Study shows USA child seat installation ease using LATCH

The IIHS has compared different vehicle makes fitted with the LATCH child seat installation system for ease of use by consumers. Similar to ISOFIX in the European market, LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) is a system that uses …

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Test bed available for ERA-GLONASS and eCall equipment

In-vehicle system test equipment now available from Spirent for testing eCall and ERA-GLONASS automatic emergency call systems. Spirent Communications has released its eCall and ERA-GLONASS In-Vehicle Systems (IVS) test equipment to verify the functionality and protocol conformance of the eCall …

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European tram driving championships to take place in Vienna

The Austrian city of Vienna will be the host this weekend for the annual European tram driving championship. Now in its fourth year since it was first established in Dresden to mark the 140th anniversary of the first tram to …

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Sweden sees largest increase in caravans in Europe

Greater luxury and improvements in safety technology drive 13% annual growth in popularity of caravans in Sweden. With nearly 300 caravans for every 10,000 people living in Sweden, taking breaks and holidays in mobile homes is more popular in the …

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