Entries by Auto Torque

UK vehicle ownership surpasses 40 million for first time

New data reveals record 40.4 million cars, vans, trucks and buses now registered for use in Britain The number of vehicles registered for use on British roads has surpassed 40 million for the first time, according to new Motorparc data released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The UK’s largest automotive analysis […]

Ultra-compact infrared LED from Osram enables gesture control in car interiors

Osram’s Oslon Piccolo is expanding its photonics portfolio for automotive interior applications According to Osram, automotive interior design is currently undergoing a fundamental change: displays are getting larger, the number of manual controls is decreasing, and customisable lighting solutions are creating a feel-good atmosphere. Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and technologies previously designed for mobile […]

Stay-at-home classic car show to return in June

First ‘Classics for Carers’ event raised over £13,500 for NHS Charities Together in May Building on the motoring community’s united show of support for NHS carers during its inaugural event, Classics for Carers returns to offer some summer solace, in the continued period of at-home isolation. Set to return on 7 June, the ‘national stay at […]

Audi’s first hybrid came much earlier than you’d think

Audi 100 Avant quattro Duo paved the way for hybrid technology three decades ago As Audi prepares to launch a range of new plug-in hybrid electric models in the UK, we take a look back at the company’s first hybrid model, the 100 Avant quattro Duo of 1989. At the end of this year, the […]

Entries flow in for ‘Colour for Hope’ competition

Garages are being reminded not to miss out as the first entries in the ‘Colour for Hope’ kids competition that The Parts Alliance and Brembo are running have been received. The competition encourages children to colour a line drawing of the Italian manufactures renowned braking parts as imaginatively as possible. Five winners will each receive […]

The Parts Alliance encourages technicians to try the Yuasa Academy

With lockdown restrictions being eased it is anticipated that demand for batteries will increase over the coming months. According to The Parts Alliance, technicians keen to learn more about batteries should register on the Yuasa Academy, which is free to access and contains a comprehensive range of training courses, covering every step of a battery’s […]

UK’s independent garages adapt to current challenges with more now reopening

Garage Wire’s columnists react to lockdown easing and discuss business recovery More independent garages are this week reopening following a temporary period of closure during the UK’s COVID-19 lockdown. It follows Boris Johnson’s TV address on Sunday which outlined the government’s lockdown easing plans. Workers are now being encouraged to return to work where they […]

Schaeffler postpones REPXPERT Academy LIVE at Blackpool & The Fylde College

Schaeffler says that it is planning ways to help garages bounce back Ongoing social distance restrictions and the ban on mass gatherings means that Schaeffler has postponed the REPXPERT Academy LIVE event planned for June 20th at Blackpool & The Fylde College. “The current restrictions on social distancing and mass gatherings mean that we have had […]

Valeo wins 2020 PACE award for XtraVue Trailer

Prize-winning innovation makes trailers “invisible” Valeo says that the XtraVue Trailer is the world’s first system which enables drivers to “see through” the trailer or caravan they are towing. This unique and innovative driving assistance technology makes towing objects simpler and safer for drivers. Valeo XtraVue Trailer allows users to visualize the environment behind a towed vehicle. […]