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Tesla has released a scan tool for aftermarket repairers in the United States, making training outside the brand’s dedicated network a real possibility for the first time, according to Massachusetts-based EV repair training facility ACDC, founded by Craig Van Batenburg. Craig is now in the process of developing a Tesla training course for aftermarket repairers. “The Continue reading Aftermarket Tesla repair training on the horizon

A Colorado-based start-up has come up with an efficient and effective evaporative cooler that could be adapted for mobile applications and has won this year’s Airbus Sustainable Mobility Challenge. Best suited to the kind of hot, dry climates found across much of Australia, the M-Cycle cooler is claimed to overcome the high water consumption and Continue reading Evaporative cooling solution for mobile AC?

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) is urging caution and consultation on ambitious electric vehicle (EV) targets announced by Australian state and territory governments, as well as the federal opposition, after commissioning a study that predicted EV uptake in this country will reach just six per cent by 2030. AAAA chief executive Stuart Charity described some of the recently Continue reading AAAA questions government EV targets

Ferrari climate control patent

Supercar manufacturer Ferrari appears to be working on a new HVAC control system that will keep the rarefied air of its vehicle cockpits at precise temperatures. A patent filed by Ferrari includes details of climate control sensors that measure the temperature of vehicle occupants, as well as taking into account the general cabin air temperatures Continue reading Ferrari patents climate control innovation

Scania training

Komatsu and Scania are making big training pushes to address skills shortages in the heavy transport and off-highway sectors, while drivetrain component supplier Dana is supporting technical training for electrified mining equipment. Earthmoving and mining equipment manufacturer Komatsu is investing $6m in establishing a training hub in Perth, construction of which is expected to be Continue reading Big training push in heavy, off-highway sectors