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Windscreen elements for de-icing wiper blades

The cold weather package on the latest Ford Escape models now includes windscreen wiper de-icing technology to provide a clear view faster. Ford has come up with a practical way of eliminating the winter woes of drivers constantly plagued by …

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Electric vehicle winter tyre gains award

The Hakkapeliitta R2 winter tyre from Nokian for the BMW i3 electric vehicle has taken the 2016 tyre technology of the year award for its innovative design. Nokian Tyres has won the “tyre technology of the year 2016” award with …

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All-weather tyre wins press accolade

French L’argus has published the results of successful testing on the Nokian Weatherproof all season tyre in dry, wet and snowy conditions. Based on tests performed on all-season tyres by the French motoring magazine, L’argus, the Nokian Weatherproof demonstrated good …

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Mid-season winter tyre check recommendations

Nokian provides a guide to checking winter tyres for safe operation and recommends a mid-season repositioning between front and rear axles. Despite many drivers being aware that a tyre’s tread depth will significantly affect driving safety, few of them actually …

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Ford test autonomous vehicles on snow-covered roads

Further steps are being taken by Ford in autonomous vehicle development by testing cars in conditions where road markings are obscured by snow. Taking place on roads in Michigan in the cold northern regions of the USA and specifically at …

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Drivers surveyed on poor weather stopping distances

Brake provides advice to drivers on maintaining safe stopping distances as the weather is forecast to worsen during the next few days. Waking up to the sound of rain crashing onto the ground outside is a familiar routine in Britain …

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Survey shows Scandinavian attitudes to tyre safety

Michelin has conducted a tyre survey in the Nordic region to gauge differences between the countries in relation to tyre safety. A survey conducted by Michelin has uncovered regional difference in Scandinavia regarding the choice and maintenance of tyres during …

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Auxiliary heating provides safer cold starts

Skoda is offering auxiliary heating systems to allow drivers to warm the car up and clear the windows from frost before starting their journey. To offer more safety and comfort to its car owners as well as less engine load …

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Texas runs campaign to reduce drink driving at Christmas

The Texas DoT plans to reduce the death toll on state roads from the 110 fatalities last Christmas using an information and enforcement campaign. The Texas Department of Transportation’s “Plan While You Can” campaign urges party goers to plan for …

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Winter equipment available for Skoda models

Skoda is increasing poor weather safety and convenience for its drivers with a selection of winter equipment available for its model range. With the winter season bringing specific challenges for drivers, vehicle manufacturer Skoda is now offering a selection of …

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