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The Future of Brake Technology

April 12, 2016 in NewsTechnical ArticlesTechnical Topics

The Future of Brake Technology German OEM supplier Siemens is developing new braking technology called electronic wedge brake. This can dramatically reduce stopping distances of vehicles compared to hydraulic brake systems. Foundations originate from German Aviation and Aerospace Center applications. We have seen increased technology of braking through the use of carbon compounds and electronic […]

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Antilock Braking Systems Technology

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Antilock Braking Systems Technology We all know today’s automobiles are “super smart,” hence the need for “super smart” technicians. These days, electronic devices control 85 percent of all vehicle functions, including fuel management, ignition, electric shift transmissions, ABS brakes and climate control. Shop Owners, Service Writers, and Technicians need to take advantage of training to […]

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2016 AVI Conference @ AAPEX

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2016 AVI Conference @ AAPEX Save The Dates: October 31-November 1st @ the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas AVI conferences attract some of the top technicians in the country and the top instructors in their field. All technicians, service writers, shop owners and managers are invited to benefit from some of this […]

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Tech Tip: Telematics TSB# 08-08-46-004A

February 19, 2015 in Tech TipsTechnical TopicsUncategorized

In this Tech Tip, Dave Hobbs reviews TSB# 08-08-46-004A relating to telematic systems. This TSB addresses aftermarket telematic systems generally used in the insurance industry to monitor driving habits such as acceleration and braking. It explains that these systems can malfunction and cause interference with serial BUS communications by either shorting the BUS or creating […]

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Becky Witt’s Seagull Management at the AVI Conference

August 13, 2014 in NewsTech TipsTechnical TopicsTraining Events

No body understands business management like shop owner, technician and instructor Becky Witt. Here is a quick teaser from her Stop Running a Zoo and Become a More Effective Manager course that is sure to bring to light some questionable characteristics of ineffective managers. Full Course Description: The most harebrained management practices can work in […]

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