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Audi chief arrested in Volkswagen diesel emissions probe

Audi’s chief executive Rupert Stadler has been arrested by German police as part of the Volkswagen diesel emissions investigation. Munich prosecutors, who have widened their investigations to include Audi, said Rupert Stadler was being held due to fears he might hinder their investigation. News of the arrest comes as Volkswagen’s new group CEO Herbert Diess

Bosch Aerotwin scoops Auto Express Product Award

Bosch’s Aerotwin wiper blade has retained its title as ‘Best Wiper Blade’ in the Auto Express Product Awards 2018. This is the product’s second accolade in a matter of weeks, as Auto Express picked the Bosch flat blade wiper as its Best Buy for wiper blades and awarded it a top five star review. Auto

SDC Truck and Trailer Parts adds Auger to range

SDC Truck and Trailer Parts have recently signed an exclusive long term supply agreement as a distributor for leading German truck parts supplier Auger. SDC Truck and Trailer Parts, a subsidiary of leading U.K. and Ireland trailer manufacturer SDC Trailers will now stock over 1,000 truck parts lines of Auger in its recently opened 35,000

Axalta sells 50,000th Spectrophotometer

Axalta, the leader in full digital colour management for refinishers, has sold its 50,000th spectrophotometer globally since the launch of the first generation of handheld devices for the refinish industry in 2005. Spectrophotometers are simply a better way to match colours, and faster, right-first-time colour matches mean optimised work flow processes, helping bodyshops to save

Motorsport Ireland Weekend Round-up

For the third year in succession, local crew Manus Kelly and Donall Barrett in a Subaru Impreza took top place in the Joule Donegal International Rally, but in a completely different way from their first two triumphs. In each of the previous years, they only took the lead on the final stages of the three

Broad road safety coalition commits to work towards zero traffic fatalities

Major players in the European mobility sector signed a road safety pledge to contribute to achieving zero traffic fatalities by 2050. The coalition includes the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA), the association of national motoring organisations (FIA Region I), with strong support from the Dutch Bicycle and Automotive Industry

ELTA Automotive celebrates 25 years with new PRO brands launch

ELTA Automotive Ltd marked its 25th anniversary by launching its new PRO brands at Automechanika Birmingham in June. The dual introduction, which encompasses the VISIONPRO – vision related – and VXPRO – electrical sense and control focused – brands was made as a direct response to the changing face of the aftermarket and the brands

Champion launches new rainy day universal wipers

Federal-Mogul Motorparts has launched a new range of competitively priced, all-metal wiper blades. The Champion Rainy Day Universal Blades are available in a range of sizes from 33-70cm and provide extensive coverage for all popular European models. The blades are engineered with a traditional design, making them reliable and easy to install. Pre-fitted with a

Tech Zone returns to Auto Trade EXPO

The Tech Zone returns to the Auto Trade EXPO, at Citywest Hotel & Exhibition Centre , on Saturday & Sunday, October 20-21, with James Dillon confirmed as one of the headline speakers. James Dillon is a practicing Master Technician. He owns a specialist vehicle diagnostic workshop and is a world renowned seminar host and technical

New piston ring for commercial vehicle diesel engines

Federal-Mogul Powertrain has developed a new piston ring for use in commercial vehicle diesel engines that enhances gas sealing capability by stabilizing ring dynamic motion and homogenizing oil film. The running surface profile of the new eLineTM rings for use in the 2nd groove has been designed to distribute oil more evenly around the cylinder bores and