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New marine transmission concept brings higher performance, improved fuel economy, reduced pollution and better handling   Print  
NexxtDrive?s HydroHybrid unit can increase the fuel efficiency of planing boats by up to 40 percent Tuesday, 21st October 2008

Innovative hybrid drive promises improved acceleration, clutchless independent propeller speed control and economy gains in excess of 35 percent

With fuel prices at record levels, there is considerable interest in technologies that increase the efficiency of marine propulsion systems. UK innovation company NexxtDrive has developed a new approach that combines the best features of conventional mechanical drive systems with the many advantages of electric propulsion. The new concept also increases design freedom in all vessels and provides unprecedented levels of control for precise manoeuvring in twin screw configurations.


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Correct tyre pressures help drivers to stay on track   Print  
Tyre Safety Month takes place throughout October Tuesday, 21st October 2008

As part of Tyre Safety Month, TyreSafe warns motorists about the adverse effects in vehicle handling occurring as a result of driving on under-inflated tyres

Drivers are facing an increased risk of being involved in a serious or even fatal accident by failing to regularly check their tyre pressures. This stark warning has been issued by TyreSafe, the UK’s leading tyre safety organisation, as part of Tyre Safety Month, which is being held throughout October.


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Switching oil significantly extends drain intervals for leading bus operator   Print  
Forward thinking operator, Plymouth City Bus with a fleet of over 170 buses, has proactively investigated the use of synthetic oils to improve operating efficiency. The results they have achieved have been significant, increasing drain intervals by over t Monday, 20th October 2008

6000 hours drain interval for city buses possible with synthetic oil

Operators looking to improve transmission reliability whilst extending drain intervals should consider switching from mineral to synthetic oil.  Improving costs and reducing environmental waste have led one bus operator to do that with significant effect. Forward thinking operator, Plymouth City Bus with a fleet of over 170 buses, has proactively investigated the use of synthetic oils to improve operating efficiency. The results they have achieved have been significant, increasing drain intervals by over three times.


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Keep up the pressure to extend tyre life   Print  
Tyre Safety Month takes place throughout October Tuesday, 14th October 2008

As part of Tyre Safety Month, TyreSafe offers motorists advice on extending the life of their tyres

Drivers are drastically cutting short the life of their car tyres, endangering the lives of themselves and other motorists and adding unnecessary expense to their annual motoring costs by failing to keep their car tyres correctly inflated. The warning comes from TyreSafe, the UK’s leading tyre safety organisation, as part of Tyre Safety Month, which is being held throughout October.


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Strategic appointment strengthens European emergency logistics service team   Print  
Evolution Time Critical has appointed Izabela Witkowska to its European operations team. As a Polish speaker, Izabela will further reinforce the company's capabilities, as it caters for increased automotive OEM and supplier activities in Central and East Monday, 13th October 2008

Evolution Time Critical addresses international expansion of automotive supply base

Evolution Time Critical has appointed Izabela Witkowska to its European operations team. As a Polish speaker, Izabela will further reinforce the company's capabilities, as it caters for increased automotive OEM and supplier activities in Central and Eastern Europe.


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Audi selects Alcoa wheel?s Dura-Bright technology for new A6   Print  
Audi AG has selected Alcoa to supply forged aluminium wheels with Dura-Bright technology surface treatment for the new 2009 Audi A6. Friday, 10th October 2008

Stay Clean Wheel Option Latest in Alcoa and Audi Innovation in Aluminium

Audi AG has selected Alcoa to supply forged aluminium wheels with Dura-Bright technology surface treatment for the new 2009 Audi A6 recently debuting at the Paris International Motor Show.


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NTDA wins tyre safety award   Print  
TyreSafe chairman Rob Beddis presented NTDA chairman Peter Gaster with the TyreSafe award in recognition of its contribution to raising awareness of the importance of tyre safety at the BTMA Tyre Industry Dinner. Wednesday, 8th October 2008

The National Tyre Distributors Association has been awarded the TyreSafe tyre safety award for its contribution to raising awareness of the importance of tyre safety

The National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) was recognised for its contribution to raising awareness of the importance of tyre safety at the British Tyre Manufacturer’s Association (BTMA) Tyre Industry Dinner in Solihull on 26th September 2008. The TyreSafe award was presented to NTDA chairman Peter Gaster by chairman of TyreSafe, Rob Beddis, and is a tribute to the association’s hard work and commitment to keeping Britain’s motorists safe on the roads.


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Profits accelerated with reseller deal   Print  
Turbo Dynamics has recently become the first official reseller of Zircotec?s products, and is seeing a demand for coatings on turbocharger turbine housings, a component that on race applications reaches temperatures in excess of 1000?C. Tuesday, 7th October 2008

A new, added value service offers increased revenue stream potential for exhaust and turbocharger manufacturers and distributors 

Reduced margins are hitting some automotive companies hard and many are looking for an opportunity to bring in additional revenue to boost profits. A new reseller program that provides a real value added service has been designed to accelerate profits on exhausts, turbochargers and tuning components. Zircotec’s Reseller Program can increase revenues for its selected resellers by offering manufacturers and distributors an opportunity to broaden and differentiate their product range, and improve their product reliability and performance. 


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Motorists wasting fuel through poorly inflated tyres   Print  
Tyre Safety Month will run throughout October, advising motorists of the issues associated with incorrectly inflated tyres. Monday, 6th October 2008

As part of Tyre Safety Month, TyreSafe advises motorists to keep their tyres correctly inflated to improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions

With petrol prices reaching record levels in 2008, TyreSafe, the UKs leading tyre safety organisation, is advising motorists that they can make a significant reduction to their motoring running costs by keeping their tyres correctly inflated. According to research conducted by a major tyre manufacturer and member of TyreSafe, driving on tyres which are just ten psi under the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended pressure can increase fuel consumption by 2.5 percent. By keeping tyres at their correct pressure, motorists can travel further on each tank of petrol and help reduce CO2 emissions.


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Next Generation heavy duty fuel system launched by Delphi at IAA CV Show   Print  
Delphi is one of the world?s largest suppliers of diesel fuel injection systems, with a comprehensive portfolio that includes common rail systems for light, medium and heavy duty applications. Thursday, 2nd October 2008

New system combines the flexibility of common rail with world-leading 3,000 bar pressure

Hannover, Germany – Delphi Corp. (PINKSHEETS: DPHIQ) is launching its first common rail system for high durability medium and heavy duty applications. Combining the flexibility of rail-based fuel management with the world-leading ultra high pressures that Delphi achieves with its proven Electronic Unit Injection (EUI) technology, the new remote pump and distributed pump common rail systems provide a highly effective and affordable path through Euro VI, post US10, post Japan PNLTR and beyond.


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