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Euro Car Parts announces first-to-market ADAS training course

Euro Car Parts announces first-to-market ADAS training course

News, Vehicle Electronics
  Euro Car Parts has announced a first-to-market ADAS training course as part of its Euro Academy offering. Working in partnership with diagnostics specialist Hella, the one-day course aims to help repairers understand how to accurately service and calibrate camera and radar-based Advanced Driver Assist Systems. The intermediate course is the only one of its kind to be accredited by the IMI Quality Assurance Programme. ADAS systems have been fitted to vehicles since the early 1990s. Since 2016, new vehicles require a minimum of two ADAS systems installed to qualify for a five-star NCAP Safety Rating. These consist of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Lane Departure Warning, both of which are covered by the Euro Academy course. Bill Stimson, technical sales directo...
Increased safety technology coincides with reduction in UK road accidents

Increased safety technology coincides with reduction in UK road accidents

News, SMMT, Vehicle Electronics
New driver assistance technology is aiding road safety in the UK, as research shows that seven in ten new vehicles are sold with systems that mitigate driver errors and prevent accidents. Latest data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and JATO Dynamics shows that around 66.8% of new cars are offered with at least one self-activating safety system, either as standard or as an optional extra. Nearly 1.8 million new vehicles a year are now available with collision warning systems alone, up 20% on the previous year. This is just one of a raft of technologies now in showrooms, including autonomous emergency braking (AEB), parking assistance, adaptive cruise control and overtaking (or blind spot) sensors. AEB, for example, which automatically applies the brakes ...
SMPE announces Lucas licensing agreement

SMPE announces Lucas licensing agreement

News, Vehicle Electronics
Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) has secured the rights to supply its engine management programme under the Lucas brand. Under the new licence agreement, SMPE will develop and grow the Lucas brand in all mainland European countries, as well as non-aligned Scandinavian and Balkan states. The Lucas brand will also reach the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Russia. The new-look Lucas product line-up will feature key engine management ranges including ignition coils, cam/crank sensors, air mass meters, lead sets, coolant temp sensors and oil pressure switches, engineered by SMPE in the UK. SMPE were also the principal suppliers of Lucas branded engine management during the 1990s, which included caps, rotor arms, contact sets and condensers. Richard Morley, SMPE...