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By Erica Zhu Feilong Jiangli
Tesla describes the current method of detecting vehicle damage: one is to wait until a failure occurs and then replace or repair the failed components. But this method is particularly dangerous, because equipment failure may pose a security threat, or even greater threat than before dealing with equipment failure. The other is to check or replace equipment regularly (such as monthly checks or checks after a certain number of miles have been traveled). However, this method is only based on "experience" or estimation. Although frequent inspection and maintenance may prevent equipment failure due to pressure damage, this method is inefficient, and regular inspection is time-consuming and expensive.
Tesla's latest patent application indicates that its research method can detect vehicles before they break down or even drive them to service centers automatically. Tesla's patent seeks to find a way to detect the "stress cycle" of certain automotive components in order to detect potential faults before they occur.
Tesla also envisions a future in which vehicles can drive themselves to service centers when problems are identified. For example, the processor can send stress cycle data and damage data to the service center so that the service center can contact the driver to make an appointment for repair after confirming the damaged parts. In addition, if the vehicle is an automatic driving vehicle, it can be instructed to drive automatically to the maintenance service center for maintenance.
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BBB Industries announced it has acquired the equity interests of the Remy North American rotating electric business, consisting of World Wide Automotive and Remy Mexico Holdings, more commonly known as Remy Power Products.
“Remy Power Products brings a century of OE experience to the automotive aftermarket, delivering industry-leading starter and alternator coverage for domestic and import passenger vehicles,” BBB Industries said in a news release. “Automotive service professionals value and trust the Remy brand for benchmark-quality rotating electrics, responsive support and world-class technical training.”
The transaction encompasses the entirety of Remy’s North American rotating electric business, BBB Industries noted.
“Remy’s remanufacturing expertise and market understanding along with its proven ability to provide high-quality products is a natural complement to BBB,” BBB Industries CEO Duncan Gillis said. “The Remy brand has a rich history, and I am excited about the opportunity to bring this added value to our existing and new customer relationships.”
Dave Overbeeke, CEO of Remy Holdings, added: “With continuity for our customers a key transaction priority, we are confident that BBB’s excellent aftermarket reputation and scale in rotating electrics will enhance the customers’ overall experience.”
Founded in 1987, BBB Industries produces remanufactured starters, alternators, hydraulic and air disc-brake calipers, power-steering products and turbochargers for OEM and aftermarket applications.
By Erica Zhu Feilong Jiangli
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said Tesla was working to upgrade its Tesla Cam Driving Recorder, equipped with a "Sentinel Mode" to achieve 360 degree monitoring, and that the Driving Recorder would soon be on the market. Later last year, Tesla launched a traffic recorder with wireless update function, and the recorder used the camera of its automatic driving system Autopilot.
In the first edition of the driving recorder equipped with this function, Tesla owners need a USB flash drive with "as much available storage space as possible" and need to format it into FAT32 file system. The driver needs to manually create a folder called "TeslaCam" and insert it into one of the front-end USB ports. Once inserted, the vehicle will identify the status bar at the top of the car and the touch screen will display the tachograph function icon.
At this time, the recorder will automatically start recording, the owner can control the recorder by pressing the icon. When the function is in use, before the first recording video will cover the old one hour. If at the time of recording click on the tachograph icon, the driver can be archived for the last ten minutes of video, the video will be saved with time stamp, will not be covered.
But the traffic recorder still has limitations. The driver's vision is limited to Autopilot prior to the camera. Subsequently, CEO Mask said, the future version of the tachograph use more automatic driving camera, and increase the parking mode.
Now, Mask in order to realize the 360 degree monitoring of vehicles, the traffic recorder equipped with sentinel mode". But musk also pointed out that only with the "enhanced autopilot" suite will apply new vehicle driving recorder. The first edition of the TeslaCam release notes, Tesla said the new function is only applicable to 2.5 vehicles equipped with Autopilot hardware.
Recently, Tesla Motors suffered a series of breaking in the event, the new function may lead to potential spoilers and thieves know crime will be recorded, so as to reduce such incidents.
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) has acquired the DieHard brand from Transform Holdco LLC (“Transformco”), for $200 million utilizing cash on hand.
“We are excited to acquire global ownership of an iconic American brand. DieHard will help differentiate Advance, drive increased DIY customer traffic and build a unique value proposition for our Professional customers and Independent Carquest partners. DieHard has the highest brand awareness and regard of any automotive battery brand in North America and will enable Advance to build a leadership position within the critical battery category,” said Tom Greco, president and CEO, Advance Auto Parts. “DieHard stands for durability and reliability and we will strengthen and leverage the brand in other battery categories, such as marine and recreational vehicles. We also see opportunities to extend DieHard in other automotive categories. We remain committed to providing our customers with high-quality products and excellent service. The addition of DieHard to our industry leading assortment of national brands, OE parts and owned brands will enable us to differentiate Advance and drive significant long-term shareholder value.”
AmazonBasics High Mileage Motor Oil - Synthetic Blend
AmazonBasics high-mileage synthetic-blend motor oil offers an enhanced level of protection for engines over 75,000 miles. Its synthetic blend combines conventional oil with synthetic for cost efficiency with some of the benefits of a full synthetic. An important part of routine maintenance, the motor oil works well for anything from topping off levels to complete oil changes. Whether it’s a beloved older vehicle or one with an uncertain maintenance history, help protect its engine with AmazonBasics high-mileage, synthetic-blend motor oil.
When selecting parts for a car repair, it pays to know the differences between original and aftermarket parts. Whenever possible, get estimates for both.
Choosing between original and aftermarket car parts — and even used parts of either type — is all about squaring your priorities with your budget.
You’ll have different options depending on the part and the shop. And the best choice will depend on whether you’re trying to keep repairs cheap, restore your car’s appearance after a wreck or soup up your ride.
Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts match those that came with your car, and are of the same quality as its original parts. They’re also the most expensive.
The factory-recommended replacement intervals for filters can vary quite a bit depending on the year, make and model of the vehicle, as well as how it is driven. As a rule, older vehicles (those more than 15 to 20 years old) typically have more frequent service intervals than newer vehicles. Why? Because late-model vehicles require less maintenance, thanks to improvements in motor oils, transmission fluids, engine design and filter media.
Many long-life air and oil filters use synthetic fiber media or a blend of cellulose and synthetic fibers to extend filter life.
Changing the oil and filter every 3,000 miles was standard practice decades ago. But it’s no longer necessary because most multi-viscosity oils today are a synthetic blend or a full synthetic that resist viscosity breakdown and oxidation for a much longer period of time. Late-model fuel-injected engines also run much cleaner than their carbureted ancestors, which reduces oil contamination in the crankcase.
Air filters, cabin air filters, oil filters and (sometimes) fuel and transmission filters are important maintenance parts that typically are replaced according to a time and/or mileage schedule. A vehicle’s service schedule recommendations can be found in the owner’s manual or in a separate brochure. Unfortunately, many motorists never read – or totally ignore – the recommendations.
Factory service schedules are designed to prolong the life of the engine, transmission and cooling system, to reduce premature wear and breakdowns, but also to minimize maintenance costs while the vehicle is still under warranty. That’s why factory oil change recommendations have been stretched to 7,500 to 10,000 miles or more on many late-model vehicles. Most late-model cars and light trucks no longer have recommended change intervals for transmission fluid and filters, or for fuel filters. These so-called “lifetime” fluids and filters are supposed to last a long time – but they won’t last forever. Experience has shown that “lifetime” filters and fluids don’t live up to the hype.
Fuel filters always should be replaced when a fuel pump is replaced (unless the filter is part of the fuel pump module assembly). Likewise, transmission filters should be replaced if a customer is changing the fluid in their transmission.
Last Line of Defense Against Contaminants
Filters are the first line of defense against contaminants. Air filters keep dirt and abrasive particles out of the engine. A good-quality air filter will trap about 98 percent or more of the particles that can cause trouble inside an engine. As the filter media becomes saturated with dirt, it’s efficiency actually increases. But, as the filter becomes clogged with more and more dirt, it also becomes more restrictive to airflow. The greater the pressure drop across the filter, the more it hurts performance and fuel economy.
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