Archive for May, 2011
THE EUROPEAN Commission is investigating why the number of certificates of destruction for end-of-life vehicles in Ireland falls far short of the number of vehicles coming off the road.
According to the commission, statistics from Ireland and several other member states indicate that there are a “significant number” of vehicles the whereabouts of which are unknown [...]
Or, how to avoid 271,000 crashes each year!
Spent an afternoon at the Motor Industry Research Association (MIRA) establishment yesterday investigating Autonomous Emergency braking with Thatcham and innovITS Advance.
I was able to try a number of vehicles, both production and prototype models with advanced electronics that are able to take control from the driver and provide [...]
A new Sequential Shift Gearbox (SSG) has set new standards for dual clutch transmission (DCT), according to engineers at McLaren.
The McLaren MP4-12C's new SSG already carries the impressive accolade of being the lightest and most compact in its class.
What engineers at McLaren and DCT specialists Vocis are most keen to emphasise however, is the contribution [...]
Car salvage dealers will no doubt be watching the outcome of the first official test drive of the new Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid, due to take place next week (May 18th-22nd).
The success or failure of the tests in Berlin could have a significant impact on Volvo car part supply and demand, as drivers keen to [...]
Car salvage auctions may have seen an unexpected trend emerge over recent weeks, with favourable sunshine typically seeing an increase in convertible vehicle prices.
However, April 2011's soft top auction market was surprisingly cool, according to British Car Auctions (BCA).
This is great news for drivers, who can secure themselves a cheaper deal on their [...]