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Road accidents, Europe still grappling with the issue

Every week 500 people die on the streets of the old continent. These are the data contained in the last ETSC report released in our country.
Editorial Staff

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#Innovation #Laws and regulations #Road Safety
April 2018

Mandatory eCall device. What is it and how does it work

New vehicles registered after March 31 will have to be equipped with a standard satellite tracking device capable of sending an emergency call alerting the closest rescue team in the event of an accident. Older models could adopt a universal eCall kit
Dino Collazzo

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#e-mobility #Road Safety
March 2018

Battery Packs, experience and know-how vital in case of fire

"Thermal runaway" is the main issue with electric cars. According to the US Federal Agency NHTSA, batteries can ignite as a result of mechanical shocks, electrical or thermal problems. Recent cases show that the likelihood of this happening is very low and can be traced back to accidents. Here's how to prevent and manage them
Dino Collazzo
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March 2018

Standard or retrofit ADAS systems, the aftermarket grappling with sensor and camera calibrations

The multiplication of safety systems such as cruise control, forward collision warning and traffic sign recognition will inevitably lead to more maintenance work. But servicing a "smart" vehicle is anything but simple, it requires specific skills and equipment.
Dino Collazzo
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#Road Safety
July 2017

EuroNCAP, safer cars for the last 20 years

78,000 lives saved, 1,800 vehicles tested, 630 safety ratings, investments for 160 million euro. Result: safer cars than ever before. And from next year impact tests on cyclists.
 
Paolo Ferrini

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#Road Safety
April 2017

Real-time road assistance with e-Call

Starting next year, all newly registered vehicles must be equipped with an on-board  e-Call service device. A system that will significantly improve road safety (a 10% reduction in the number of road accident victims per year is hoped for), and one that aftermarket specialists would do well to become familiar with.
Paolo Ferrini

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