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THE RIGHT WINTER "SHOES" FOR OUR CARS

Winter is fast approaching. No, this is not a dark omen, just an undeniable fact. Therefore, as we start putting away our sandals and flip-flops making space for closed shoes and galoshes, the calendar reminds us that along with the dropping temperatures, the rain and the first light sprinkling of snow, it is time to change our car’s “shoes” as well

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CONFIDENCE AND INVESTMENTS

When can growth be considered structural? The excellent performance of the Italian car market seems to suggest that the industry is well on track to consolidate a trend that scored positive signs for the twenty-seventh consecutive month

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SUV TIRES - PERFECT FIT

Winter is knocking at the door, and soon enough every tire fitter in the country will be overwhelmed with request for seasonal tire replacements. As already established by a Ministerial Decree dated 2013, compulsory use of winter equipment in our Country runs between November 15 and April 15, regardless of the true weather conditions and/or the frequency and intensity of snowfalls

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AUTOMECHANIKA FRANKFURT: EDITION N°24

Right from the first edition, back in 1971, the Repair & Maintenance sector has always been Automechanika Frankfurt’s cornerstone, the seed, so to speak, from which the event has developed in the following 45 years

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PASSION IN POLE POSITION

The Motor Show returns to Bologna, and it does so with the ambition of becoming the largest automotive event in Italy. Following the change of the event organizer, from GL Events to Bologna Fiere, and two cancelled editions in 2013 and 2015, the fortieth anniversary edition (it was in fact back in 1976 that the motor show adventure began) aspires at reviving the salon much to the delight of car enthusiasts, with a new and upgraded format

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NEW IVECO STRALIS XP, THE PRAGMATIC APPROACH

No Euro 7 (yet), but the third phase of the Euro 6 for long distance truck engines is getting closer and closer. A more stringent system of emission controls is the reason why the latter part of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 will, for heavy transport vehicles, be a bit like a re-edition of the 2011-2012 period

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PIRELLI TRIATHLON, THE NEW HIGH-VERSATILITY OPTION

There is no such thing as a perfect tire, unless we look at it in relation to the use one wants to make of it. A tire designed to cope with mixed routes, with fairly abrasive roads, is ideal for regional transport products, but if the same is to be used over long distances on motorways, then fuel consumption will increase and overall performances will take a knock

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MOTORBIKES AND SCOOTERS! 2016 TIRE SELL-OUT

Motorbike and scooter tires sell-out in the first semester of 2016 recorded a slight decline both in terms of units sold (-1,3%) and turnover (-1,7%)

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EDITION

One thing is certain: after this IAA edition, innovations in future exhibitions will revolve around more than just metal. The 2016 show anticipated the truck of the future, both as a vehicle ( see the prototypes unveiled by Iveco and Mercedes-Benz) and as a data generation and exchange hub. Whether we’re talking about fully autonomous driving or a set of dedicated services aimed at improving transport efficiency or even maintenance scheduled on the actual conditions of the vehicle, connectivity is now essential

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MOTRIO'S PROPOSAL

Motrio, a Service Network managed by the Renault Group, provides the public with a wide range of spare parts and professional products. Nowadays, Motrio can count on roughly 65 multi-brand service centers distributed on the whole national territory

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PROTEAN'S IN-WHEEL DRIVE SYSTEM: WILL IT CHANGE AUTOMOBILES?

A wheel that directly creates torque, turning into a vehicle itself, has always tickled the imagination of designers, something like a charming Twentieth Century handmade Monowheel. Needless to say, their performance is rather limited: the retarding torque on a device of this kind will send the driver upside down

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HANGING IN THE BALANCE BETWEEN PROTEST AND PROPOSALS

As always, great concern is dominating the road transport sector. Unatras, the Association that represents most transport unions, expressed alarm at the lack of attention to the road transport sector shown by the overall principles contained in the 2016 Stability Law

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SALERNO-REGGIO CALABRIA, THE FINAL INSULT

12 years were needed for the original project, from 1962 to 1974. But already in 1972, a landslide on Mount Sirino, near Lagonegro (Potenza), produced a 40 year “detour”. And now, after 18 years of road works to re-build 443 km of the motorway, the Salerno – Reggio Calabria will be completed by the end of the year, but not all of it, let us see why

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