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European report supports growth in vehicle safety technology

Active safety technology development in cars will make a major contribution in road trauma reduction, according to new EU report. The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has released a report in which it states that the growth in active safety …

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Firestone targets young safety conscious market

Tyre supplier engages European young people in a campaign aimed at combining safety and motoring pleasure with new Firestone tyre range. Owned by global tyre supplier, Bridgestone, the Firestone brand is now being marketed within Europe in a range of …

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UK lags behind in traffic safety education

The IAM is calling for improved education of young people in traffic safety to reduce the potential for casualties on Britain’s roads. A recent survey conducted by the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) has shown that of fifteen European countries, …

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Smart truck parking system prevents driving hours violations

Parking space occupancy detection eases rest break scheduling for commercial vehicle drivers on long routes. Installed at some motorway service areas in the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and now in the USA, the SENSIT wireless vehicle detection system is proving to …

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Anti-skid technology to be mandatory on all new vehicles in the EU

From 1st November, all new passenger cars sold in Europe must be fitted with life-saving electronic stability control. Since being introduced by Bosch in 1995, the company has produced 100 million Electronic Stability Program (ESP) systems, a technology that is …

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New driving licence prevents fraudulent driving on Dutch roads

Gemalto is supplying the Netherlands with high security electronic driving licences for additional security. In a move to make it easier for police to verify identity and prevent unqualified drivers from using the country’s roads, the Dutch driving licence and …

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New president appointed at Euro NCAP

Thatcham Research Director takes non-executive role at new vehicle assessment organisation Euro NCAP for two years. The Chief Technical Officer of Thatcham Research in the UK, Andrew Miller, has now taken on the additional role of President and Chairman of …

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2015 ITS World Congress to take place in Bordeaux

The French city of Bordeaux has been announced as the venue for the 22nd ITS World Congress which will take place in October 2015. European ITS organization Ertico has opened its call for papers for the ITS World Congress which …

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Drivers from abroad escape prosecution from speed cameras

Automatic enforcement systems in the UK are enabling foreign drivers to commit speeding offences without fear of prosecution. Using a freedom of information request, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has obtained data from most UK police forces regarding the …

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Connectivity Control Units to form basis of connected trucks of the future

Bosch is communicating its vision of the connectivity of trucks of the future at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover. By as early as 2016, Bosch is predicting that all long distance commercial vehicles in Europe and the USA …

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