DriveRight Takes Up Residency at MIRA Technology Park

MIRA Technology Park, the UK’s leading automotive Technology Park and UK Enterprise Zone, near Hinckley has today announced the latest international tenant to take up residency in bespoke full-service office suites on the site.

DriveRight, the leading independent supplier of international automotive, wheel and tyre data, founded 15 years ago, has established its UK R&D team and wheel and caliper consultancy within a secure and newly-finished building within the Technology Park.

DriveRight has been an integral part of the global automotive industry since 2001 and works alongside some of the leading manufacturers of wheels and tyres on an international level. The company recently announced plans to expand further, and the move to MIRA Technology Park (now part of the HORIBA MIRA group) is the first step in its expansion plan.

Richard Bailey, CEO at DriveRight, said: “We’re very pleased to establish our R&D and wheel and caliper consultancy services at MIRA Technology Park. We have enjoyed successful business relationships with many of the leading manufacturers, not only within the wheel and tyre industry, but also major vehicle manufacturers – many of which also enjoy close links with HORIBA MIRA; something we consider very beneficial in our move to the Technology Park.

“We see MIRA Technology Park becoming the focal point for the automotive industry, and we hope the ability to collaborate with our neighbours also based on the Technology Park far more easily than before will open doors for all parties.”

Terry Spall, Commercial Director at HORIBA MIRA, said: “DriveRight is a welcome addition to MIRA Technology Park, and we’re delighted to see yet another international firm set up its R&D facility on the site. The team at DriveRight are already seeing the value in being based at the Technology Park, and are taking advantage of the extensive facilities and proximity to many OEM and Tier 1 R&D teams right on their doorstep; both key USPs for companies basing themselves at the Technology Park.”

Since 2010, MIRA Technology Park has welcomed a number of globally-recognised businesses to the site, including Aston Martin, Bentley, GKN, Bosch, Continental and Goodyear, amongst others.
For further information, please visit http://www.wheelwizards.net or http://www.miratechnologypark.com .

About DriveRight

DriveRight is a globally recognised leading independent supplier of wheel and tyre specific data for the automotive industry and its aftermarket. DriveRight specialises in global tyre and wheel data solutions with data on more than 50,000 vehicles and fitment details such as original tyre and wheel sizes, offset, PCD and nut and bolt requirements. Operationally, DriveRight helps the automotive industry reduce training costs and potential rework and improves quality and management of inventory. DriveRight fitment data is regularly updated and is accessed globally over 8.5 million times every month supporting 8,000 customer websites, and it is used internationally by business partners such as eBay, Goodyear-Dunlop, Bridgestone, Momo, Oxigin, Nokian and OZ. DriveRight internationally supports projects promoting tyre safety. The company is also a member of the UK tyre safety organisation TyreSafe. DriveRight, founded in 2001, is headquartered in Cardiff, UK. CEO and founder is Richard Bailey. For more information visit: http://www.wheelwizards.net

About HORIBA MIRA

HORIBA MIRA Ltd is a world-leader in advanced engineering, research and product testing. Over 70 years it has grown into a truly international organisation with facilities located around the world. MIRA’s work spans the Automotive, Aerospace, Rail and Defence industries and includes the development of ground-breaking low carbon and autonomous vehicle technologies. MIRA Technology Park was established in 2010 and has already attracted over 30 major global OEM’s, Tier 1 and specialist automotive technology companies. In 2010 it was granted planning approval for its Masterplan which extends to a total of 1.75million sqft set within the 842 acre site. It has also been recognised by the UK government and was awarded Enterprise Zone status in 2011.

Company Name HORIBA MIRA Ltd.
Address Watling Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10
0TU, United Kingdom
Founded 1st January 1946
Business domain Engineering Consultancy, Test Consultancy,
Transport Technology Park
Representative Dr George Gillespie OBE
Web address http://www.horiba-mira.com

For further information on HORIBA MIRA, please contact Bethany Haller, Molly Fowler or Hayley Longdin at Grayling on 0121 265 2760, or email horibamira@grayling.com. For further information on DriveRight, please contact Richard Bailey or Sacha Hold by email press@wheelwizards.net

TyreSafe and DriveRight Provide UK Drivers with a Tool for Identifying the Correct Tyre Pressure

  • New co-operation is designed to increase tyre safety
  • TyreSafe is a leading tyre safety organisation in the UK
  • DriveRight has been a member of TyreSafe since 2012

Berlin/Cardiff, May 19, 2015 – DriveRight, leading provider of international wheel and tyre data, and TyreSafe, one of the UK’s leading tyre safety organisations, have agreed on a co-operation aimed at increasing tyre safety in the UK.

As part of the agreement, DriveRight and TyreSafe will provide UK vehicle owners with an online tool on the TyreSafe website where they can enter the model and make of their car and receive information for all related tyre sizes for the respective vehicle. After a tyre size is chosen by the users they will get the recommended tyre pressure for that size, so drivers can easily check whether their tyre pressure is correct. Tyre pressure that is too high or too low is one of the biggest safety risks for cars.

TyreSafe was established in 2006 and has since been dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers associated with defective or illegal tyres. DriveRight has been a member of TyreSafe since 2012 and participated in several of TyreSafe’s tyre safety awareness campaigns.

Stuart Jackson, chairman of TyreSafe, welcomes the initiative: “DriveRight has been a member of TyreSafe since 2012, but has supported our campaigns for a number of years before that. The new tool is a great piece of practical help for drivers that will not only simplify their lives but also keep them and their tyres safe. Without DriveRight’s data and support this tool could not exist.”

“All of us in the automotive industry share a responsibility to increase vehicle and road safety wherever we can”, adds DriveRight’s Chief Marketing Officer Sacha Hold. “TyreSafe is doing a very important job by highlighting the importance of tyre safety for overall vehicle safety, an aspect that is not often talked about. Applying the right tyre pressure is an easy way to increase your car’s safety significantly. With the new tool, we help car owners to do this, hopefully making the roads a little bit safer as a result.”

The tool is currently being developed and will be available at http://www.tyresafe.org in a few weeks’ time.

About DriveRight

DriveRight is a globally recognised leading independent supplier of wheel and tyre specific data for the automotive industry and its aftermarket. DriveRight specialises in global tyre and wheel data solutions with data on more than 50,000 vehicles and fitment details such as original tyre and wheel sizes, offset, PCD and nut and bolt requirements. Operationally, DriveRight data helps the automotive industry reduce training costs and potential rework and improves quality and management of inventory. DriveRight fitment data is regularly updated and is accessed globally over 8.5 million times every month supporting 8,000 customer websites, and it is used internationally by business partners like Amazon, eBay, Goodyear-Dunlop, Bridgestone, Momo, Oxigin, Nokian and OZ. DriveRight internationally supports projects promoting tyre safety. The company is also a member of the UK tyre safety organisation TyreSafe. DriveRight, founded in 2001, is headquartered in Cardiff, UK. CEO and founder is Richard Bailey. For more information visit: http://www.wheelwizards.net

About TyreSafe

TyreSafe is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of correct tyre maintenance and the dangers of defective and worn tyres. In 2009, TyreSafe was awarded with the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in recognition of its achievements in raising awareness about the dangers associated with driving on defective and worn tyres.

TyreSafe supports the government’s ACT ON CO2 campaign which promotes Smarter Driving tips to help cut CO2 emissions from driving. TyreSafe is a signatory to the European Road Safety Charter which aims to reduce road fatalities. TyreSafe is a supporter of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety which aims to make roads safer and save lives.
www.tyresafe.org

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DriveRight in the Cloud

  • DriveRight is offering its data and services as cloud-based solutions
  • Improved scalability and reliability
  • Basis for an expansion of DriveRight services

Berlin/Cardiff, February 18, 2015 – The DriveRight group has migrated to the cloud platform to future proof services: The leading independent provider of international wheel and tyre data can now offer services for tyre, wheels and vehicle data as a cloud based solution. Within the past six months DriveRight has gradually transferred its IT infrastructure to the cloud. It started with database and application services for customer solutions, then in further steps, moved internal and external solutions. The migration is now complete and all new services of DriveRight will be developed for this technology. The technological basis for the new infrastructure is Microsoft’s Azure cloud solution. The goal of cloud-based services is to provide solutions that are flexible, readily available and scalable. It will ensure that DriveRight’s services will be available to customers at the highest rate of reliability, 24/7.

“With the new virtual infrastructure, we’re providing a robust and available supply to make sure our customers continue to have the security of using our services at any time,” said Sacha Hold, DriveRight’s CMO and Managing Director of DriveRight Germany. “It provides a reliable basis for further expansion of our services in the years to come and the continued growth of our customer and user base. With this new solution, we are able to provide aspects of services that we were unable to previously.”

About DriveRight

DriveRight is a globally recognised leading independent supplier of wheel and tyre specific data for the automotive industry and its aftermarket.  DriveRight specialises in global tyre and wheel data solutions with data on more than 50,000 vehicles and fitment details such as original tyre and wheel sizes, offset, PCD and nut and bolt requirements. Operationally, DriveRight data helps the automotive industry reduce training costs and potential rework and improves quality and management of inventory.  DriveRight fitment data is regularly updated and is accessed globally over 8.5 million times every month supporting 8,000 customer websites, and it is used internationally by business partners like Amazon, eBay, Goodyear-Dunlop, Bridgestone, Momo, Oxigin, Nokian and OZ. DriveRight internationally supports projects promoting tyre safety. The company is also a member of the UK tyre safety organisation TyreSafe. DriveRight, founded in 2001, is headquartered in Cardiff, UK. CEO and founder is Richard Bailey. For more information visit: www.wheelwizards.net

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Sacha Hold Leads Worldwide Sales at DriveRight

  • DriveRight group concentrates its global sales activity
  • Sacha Hold is a new member of management of the DriveRight Group
  • Sacha Hold remains managing director of DriveRight Germany

Cardiff, February 12, 2014 – Sacha Hold is now responsible for the worldwide sales activities of the DriveRight Group, a leading independent supplier of international wheel and tyre data. As the chief marketing officer (CMO), Hold leads the international sales team of the company which has its headquarters in Cardiff, Wales. In this position, he has been appointed to the leadership team of DriveRight, which sets the group’s strategic objectives. Sacha Hold has been the managing director of DriveRight Germany, which has had its headquarters in Berlin since he helped found the company in 2011.  In addition to his new role, he will remain the key point of contact for all of the company’s activities in Germany.

With the appointment of Sacha Hold as the CMO, DriveRight is now consolidating its international sales activities. Currently the company has additional offices in the UK, Germany, and New Zealand, as well as distributors in France, the Netherlands, Russia and the US. “Bundling the global sales activities under one management enables stronger coordination of market presence as well as the further expansion of DriveRights’ three core markets: Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America,” explained Sacha Hold. “This allows us to develop and implement a worldwide sales strategy, therefore resulting in an even better market penetration where we’re already very active. Doing this will lay down strong foundations to successfully enter into additional markets.”

About DriveRight

DriveRight is a globally recognised leading independent supplier of wheel and tyre specific data for the automotive industry and its aftermarket. DriveRight specialises in global tyre and wheel data solutions with information on more than 50,000 vehicles and fitment details such as original tyre and wheel sizes, offset, PCD and nut and bolt requirements. Operationally, DriveRight data helps the automotive industry reduce training costs and potential rework, improves quality and manage inventory.  DriveRight fitment data is regularly updated to globally access over 8.5 million times every month supporting 8,000 customer websites, and it is used internationally by business partners like Amazon, eBay, Goodyear-Dunlop, Bridgestone, Momo, Oxigin, Nokian and OZ. DriveRight internationally supports projects for tyre safety. The company is also a member of the UK tyre safety organisation TyreSafe. DriveRight, founded in 2001, is headquartered in Cardiff, UK. CEO and founder is Richard Bailey. For more information visit: www.wheelwizards.net

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New partnership between DriveRight and autoaid

  • DriveRight takes over distribution of autoaid products in the UK and New Zealand
  • autoaid offers internet-based car diagnostic software
  • Solutions are valuable additions to the DriveRight portfolio

Berlin/Cardiff, 03.12.2014 – DriveRight, the leading independent supplier of wheel and tyre data, has closed a partnership with autoaid, a German supplier of internet-based vehicle diagnosis software.  DriveRight will now distribute autoaid’s products in the UK and New Zealand and function as the local point of contact for autoaid’s solutions.  DriveRight, headquartered in Cardiff, Wales, and founded in 2001, is the leading supplier of structured wheel and tyre data and has a comprehensive customer and user base.

autoaid, founded 2008 in Berlin, Germany, specialises in internet-based solutions for car diagnostic.  Its Internet Diagnosis+ (aID+) allows for an in-depth diagnosis of vehicles, all of which is based of up to date manufacturer information generated in real time via the web.  This enables updates to be considered immediately instead of monthly or quarterly time frames as common with other hard and software based solutions.  The Diagnosis System alD+ currently covers 28 vehicle brands and is already the standard diagnostic solution in vehicle service stations in numerous countries including Canada, Germany, Great Britain, and the US.  For next year, autoaid is planning the launch of Cloud Diagnosis+, using its already existing diagnostic software while also enabling wireless and platform independent vehicle diagnostics via web browsers.

“The solutions from autoaid offer distinct advantages over traditional vehicle diagnostic solutions”, says Richard Bailey, CEO and founder of DriveRight. “The internet-based approach ensures that all information is up to date.  This enables an accurate diagnosis and also reduces efforts, so that expensive installations or even acquiring extra hardware are avoided.  As the leading provider of real-time tyre, wheel and vehicle data, autoaid is an ideal partner for DriveRight, creating added value for our customers.  The autoaid products perfectly complement our own data.  Together we will build a strong partnership in order to support automotive companies as best as possible.”

“We are happy to have found a partner such as DriveRight, who shares our views that internet-based solutions are the future.  We enable automotive suppliers to provide their customers with fast, tailored and reliable solutions that are always up to date“, says Moritz Funk, managing director of autoaid.  “We will benefit from the strong market position DriveRight enjoys in the UK and New Zealand which will enable us to reach customers for whom our solutions offer a real added value, in a targeted manner. ”

About autoaid

Since September 2008, the company autoaid GmbH has been developing internet-based vehicle diagnostic software.  After almost four years of development, autoaid Internet Diagnosis+ has been launched in April 2013 and has become the standard diagnostic solution in numerous repair shops worldwide.  Since its successful establishment in the market, autoaid has been intensively working on extending brand coverage, as well as on optimizing diagnostics depth.  Currently, 28 different vehicle brands can be diagnosed.  For 2015, the focus will be on extending the autoaid product portfolio.  These two additional innovations are shortly being launched: autoaid Cloud Diagnosis+, a platform independent vehicle diagnosis web browser tool and autoaid Telematics+, a mobile diagnostic solution which monitors the vehicle’s status while driving.

About DriveRight

DriveRight is a globally recognised leading independent supplier of wheel and tyre specific data for the automotive industry and its aftermarket.  DriveRight specialises in global tyre and wheel data solutions with information on more than 50,000 vehicles and fitment details such as original tyre and wheel sizes, offset, PCD and nut and bolt requirements.  Operationally, DriveRight data helps the automotive industry reduce training costs and potential rework and improves quality and management of inventory.  DriveRight fitment data is regularly updated and is accessed globally over 8.5 million times every month supporting over 8,000 customer websites, and is used internationally by business partners like Amazon, eBay, Goodyear-Dunlop, Bridgestone, Momo, Oxigin, Nokian and OZ.

DriveRight internationally supports projects promoting tyre safety.  The company is also a member of the UK tyre safety organisation TyreSafe.

DriveRight, founded in 2001, is headquartered in Cardiff, UK.  CEO and founder is Richard Bailey.  For more information visit: www.wheelwizards.net

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New at DriveRight: TPMS Data with CAD Analysis and AAIA based

  • TPMS data has expanded to include CAD drawings in order to allow compatibility checks for sensors
  • DriveRight expands webservices offerings to AAIA based data
  • Number plate search now extended to Ireland

Cardiff, October 23 2014 – DriveRight, the leading independent supplier of international wheel and tyre data, is further expanding its services. A key focus is on the integration of TPMS data into DriveRight’s vehicle database. After this integration was first presented in May, webservices were added in August, DriveRight is now integrating CAD analyses for TPMS sensors which allow wheel manufacturers to check compatibility of wheels and sensors. DriveRight is also continuing its webservices portfolio which allows customers to integrate DriveRight data easily into their own services. As the latest addition to these offerings, DriveRight now provides tyre and wheel data based on the AAIA standard widely used in the United States and Canada as API webservices.

TPMS data now with CAD analyses

As part of EU directive 661/2009 all newly registered cars and RVs must include a TPMS. In May of this year, DriveRight announced the integration of TPMS data into its vehicle database.

In August a webservice was added to allow easy and effortless integration of the data into the user’s existing services. DriveRight is now integrating CAD drawings of OE and aftermarket tyre pressure measuring sensors of various manufacturers into its database. Currently, DriveRight has access to data by Alligator, Schrader, HUF and VDO/Continental. On the basis of this data, DriveRight will soon offer a special service for wheel manufacturers: where they check whether various TPMS sensors can be used for a wheel by way of CAD analysis in order to explore the sensor’s suitability for use on original or aftermarket wheels. With this, DriveRight offers a central and manufacturer-independent checking option which relieves the work load of wheel manufacturers which would otherwise be caused by obtaining data from each TPMS manufacturer or finding different ways to conduct compatibility checks of wheels and sensors.

New webservices on the basis of the AAIA standard

DriveRight is now offering the option to obtain vehicle information with the respective OE tyre and wheel information based on the AAIA standard widely used in the United States and Canada as API webservices. The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) is an organization that sets and maintains high standards for vehicle data. Until now, DriveRight provided this as raw data which made implementation for smaller companies difficult. The new API webservices allows an easy integration of the search functionality based on the AAIA standard into the user’s website. There the vehicle search can for example, be started with the year of manufacture, as is customary with the AAIA standard, before limiting the search via manufacturer, model, vehicle construction and submodel leading to the relevant OE tyre and wheel information or even matching wheels and tyres for the vehicle. The webservices now enable all providers to integrate the AAIA data into their own services with ease.

 VRM-Search now available in Ireland

DriveRight now has a number plate searches for Eire available. This means that DriveRight is able to offer this service in all European countries where this type of query is technically possible. Prior to Ireland, DriveRight had added France and Denmark to the list of countries in which this service can be obtained. The number plate search allows online shop providers in Europe to accelerate and simplify their customers’ search for the right products. The vehicle registration plate search is exclusively available as a webservice and therefore enables users to easily integrate it into their own online offerings.  Development is underway for this search functionality to be available in New Zealand too.

About DriveRight

DriveRight is a globally recognised leading independent supplier of wheel and tyre specific data for the automotive industry and its aftermarket. DriveRight specialises in global tyre and wheel data solutions with information on more than 50,000 vehicles and fitment details such as original tyre and wheel sizes, offset, PCD and nut and bolt requirements. Operationally, DriveRight data helps the automotive industry reduce training costs and potential rework, improves quality and manage inventory.  DriveRight fitment data is regularly updated to globally access over 8.5 million times every month supporting 8,000 customer websites, and it is used internationally by business partners like Amazon, eBay, Goodyear-Dunlop, Bridgestone, Momo, Oxigin, Nokian and OZ.

DriveRight internationally supports projects for tyre safety. The company is also a member of the UK tyre safety organisation TyreSafe.

DriveRight, founded in 2001, is headquartered in Cardiff, UK. CEO and founder is Richard Bailey.  For more information visit: www.wheelwizards.net

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DriveRight international provider of vehicle, wheel and tyre database expands its offerings

  • New Online Service for TPMS Data
  • Parts Catalogue production
  • Number Plate Search now available for Denmark and France

Cardiff, August 26 2014 – DriveRight, the leading independent supplier of international vehicle, wheel and tyre data, presents a number of add-ons to its services: A newly developed webservice allows users to quickly and easily receive corresponding OE TPMS data for a searched vehicle. DriveRight and its partner Lockside Software have also developed a new full service for the creation of printed catalogues: DriveRight and Lockside take control of the creation of catalogues, working with Lockside’s software solution Catalog’nTime. In addition, DriveRight now offers number plate (VRM) searches for France and Denmark.

Get TPMS Data Online

DriveRight has integrated OE TPMS data (tyre pressure monitoring systems) to its vehicle database. Now, DriveRight introduces a new add-on to access this information. This dedicated webservice makes it possible to search for the corresponding data for a vehicle in the most efficient way. This allows customers that are already working with DriveRight’s vehicle database to quickly integrate TPMS data, with all the vehicle identifiers that are necessary for the query already available.

Partnership with Lockside Software: Full Service to Create Print Catalogues

The long-lasting partnership with Lockside Software now offers a new full creation service for the production of print catalogues: Lockside and DriveRight take care of each necessary step to create a printed catalogue, from the design of templates based on customers’ needs and polishing of product data to providing the final pre-press file of the catalogue to the customer. “Even in our digital world today, printed catalogues are still an important tool for any sales team. With our new service for producing printed catalogues, we are supporting our aftermarket customers in every way”, explains Richard Bailey, Director of DriveRight. The new full service is based on Catalog’nTime, a software solution developed by Lockside that is designed for the production of catalogues of 50 pages or more. The tool works in conjunction with Quark Xpress and Adobe InDesign to dramatically decrease production time. It is a multi-user system that holds hundreds of thousands of products, collates them for a catalogue and builds the pages according to configurable style templates. For more information and a demonstration visit: www.catalogntime.com

Number plate search in France and Denmark

DriveRight’s recently presented beta version of number plate search in France is now available as an API webservice that can be implemented in the customer’s own website. To suit French privacy laws, DriveRight provides a B2B and a B2C version. For the B2C it is necessary to also type in the first three letters of the vehicle owner’s surname. DriveRight now offers a second solution for France to do a quick vehicle search, in addition to the already existing search with the vehicle ID “D.2.1” from the “Carte Grise”. DriveRight also announces today that they have launched a number plate search for Denmark and thus not only fill the last gap in offering VRM searches in all Scandinavian countries, it also means that they are now been able to offer number plate searches for all European countries where such a type of search is technically possible. This gives operators of online shops across Europe the opportunity to accelerate and simplify their customers’ search for the right product, increasing customer satisfaction and ultimately revenue.

About DriveRight

DriveRight is a globally recognised leading independent supplier of wheel and tyre specific data for the automotive industry and its aftermarket. DriveRight specialises in global tyre and wheel data solutions with information on more than 50,000 vehicles and fitment details such as original tyre and wheel sizes, offset, PCD and nut and bolt requirements. Operationally, DriveRight data helps the automotive industry reduce training costs and potential rework and improves quality and manage inventory.  DriveRight fitment data is regularly updated to globally access over 8.5 million times every month supporting 8,000 customer websites, and it is used internationally by business partners like Amazon, eBay, Goodyear-Dunlop, Bridgestone, Momo, Oxigin, Nokian and OZ.

DriveRight internationally supports projects for more tyre safety. The company is also a member of the UK tyre safety organisation TyreSafe. DriveRight, founded in 2001, is headquartered in Cardiff, UK. CEO and founder is Richard Bailey.  For more information visit: http:/www.wheelwizards.net

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DriveRight exhibiting at REIFEN 2014: New developments include a wheel database

New:

• TPMS sensors in the vehicle database
• TyreFit 4.0: Extensive tyre and wheel product database
• French licence plate searchy

Berlin, May 27th 2014 – DriveRight, the leading independent supplier of wheel and tyre data, presents a series of product innovations and further developments of their tools at the international tyre show REIFEN 2014 in Essen, Germany. Among these is a new wheel database that meets international and German data standards, a new version of the TyreFit software which includes a French licence plate search as well as a solution for the shock absorber manufacturer Monroe.

Visit DriveRight at their booth in Hall 4.0 / 4B19 and learn more about the following topics.

announced in TyrePress

New international wheels database

Just in time for the top international event of the tyre industry REIFEN 2014, DriveRight presents their newly-developed wheel database that supports clients wanting to do international business.  DriveRight’s data includes a variety of global wheel manufacturers and meets the requirements of a wide range of countries.  (For example, they contain the vehicle usage lists for different wheels).  The wheel data is not only connected to the global vehicle database of DriveRight, but it also meets the specific requirements and strict standards of the German market, where vehicles are assigned to the wheels which are mentioned in the TUV certificates and the German “ABE” (Allgemeine Betriebserlaubnis = general operating licence). In addition to the product data and vehicle assignments, the wheel database also covers images of the wheels and, if available, the TUV certificate and “ABE”.

“With our new wheel database, we enable our customers to offer the same wheels for various markets, reflecting their specific requirements such as for the English or French market.  At the same time this information is available for Germany with its unique legislation. In all cases, the wheels are assigned only to the vehicles for the market where a corresponding approval has been given. This means that our customers are always on the safe side while they market their products easily and efficiently on an international scale,” says Richard Bailey, CEO of DriveRight.

New in the database: Tyre pressure monitoring sensors (TPMS)

DriveRight has now included the most common TPMS Sensors in their vehicle database. Thus, the user can very easily and straightforwardly access this data and integrate it into their existing systems. The access to the TPMS data is available as a new separate service, which is offered in addition to the existing car database access.  DriveRight also integrates the TPMS information of the wheel manufacturer into their database (if available) in order to show customers which TPMS sensors are compatible with which vehicles or where separate sensors need to be acquired so that the wheels may be used on a specific vehicle.

New version of TyreFit

DriveRight also announces the redevelopment of its existing tool, TyreFit, at the tyre show in Essen. The new version, TyreFit 4.0 comes with many new features for example, all the tyre product data that was available in a separate tool, EC1222.com, has now been integrated into TyreFit. The TyreFit user can now search directly in DriveRight’s extensive tyre product database for labelling information. In addition to product data, such as EAN code and tyre size, this also includes images of the tyres and tyre label information.
The TPMS data and the new wheels database have also been integrated into TyreFit. The search for wheel data, showing the respective images of the wheels and other information including manufacturer, brand, model and size can be executed in different ways.
DriveRight has bundled all the important information relating to tyres and wheels into one tool to make it possible for its customers to access a central place for all the necessary data required for the sale of tyres and wheels.

Licence plate search in France

As for some other countries, DriveRight confirms they will also be offering a comprehensive license plate search for France.  The vehicle registration mark (VRM) search is available in the UK, the Netherlands, Sweden and some other countries in which licence plates are usually permanently assigned to a particular vehicle. The licence plate search works in addition to the already existing French search service (which uses the vehicle ID “D.2.1” from the “Carte Grise”). This new feature of the licence plate search benefits operators of online shops in France with the opportunity to accelerate and simplify their customers’ search for the correct product since the vehicle is identified by only the input of one variable, the registration plate.  This increases the end users satisfaction and thus revenue increases for the seller.

New development for Monroe shock absorbers

Together with his partner the software maker Lockside, DriveRight has now developed an automotive solution for Lockside’s products “Geni-Sys”* and “Catalog’n time”** that is now being used by the shock absorber manufacturer Monroe in the Australian market. For this purpose, the products of Monroe have been integrated into the product management tool “Geni – Sys” which enables Monroe to adapt not only the products in terms of descriptions or prices but also the allocation of its complete product portfolio in different online channels (such as their own website/online shop, marketplaces such as Amazon or eBay, etc.).
In addition, this solution allows Monroe to use the Lockside’s tool “Catalog’n time” to create product catalogues with more than 300 pages in little time.

* The software solution Geni-Sys makes it easy to keep control of product information and target specific groups and markets. Geni-Sys helps maintaining consistency between web, print and other channels. Running in a cloud environment means that organisations can gain access to and maintain a central repository of product content from anywhere in the world. The system is user configurable so user fields can be easily added without restriction, and it uses proprietary technology for handling large numbers of attributes. It also works seamlessly together with Catalog’nTime, which comfortably converts product data into catalogues and other print related products. For further details go to: www.geni-sys.net

** The solution Catalog’nTime of Lockside Software is designed for the production of catalogues of 300 pages or more. The tool works in conjunction with Quark Xpress and Adobe InDesign to dramatically decrease the production time – for many catalogues it will take hours instead of days or weeks. It is a multi-user system that holds hundreds of thousands of products, collates them for a catalogue and builds the pages according to configurable style templates. For more information and a demonstration, visit: www.catalogntime.com

About DriveRight

DriveRight is a globally recognised leading independent supplier of wheel and tyre specific data for the automotive industry and its aftermarket. DriveRight specialises in global tyre and wheel data solutions with information on more than 50,000 vehicles and fitment details such as original tyre and wheel sizes, offset, PCD and nut and bolt requirements. Operationally, DriveRight data helps the automotive industry reduce training costs and potential rework and improves quality and management of inventory.  DriveRight fitment data is regularly updated and is accessed globally over 8.5 million times every month supporting 8,000 customer websites, and it is used internationally by business partners like Amazon, eBay, Goodyear-Dunlop, Bridgestone, Momo, Oxigin, Nokian and OZ.

DriveRight internationally supports projects promoting tyre safety. The company is also a member of the UK tyre safety organisation TyreSafe. With the help of the data that DriveRight provides, drivers can easily check the right tyre pressure for their vehicle just by typing in their registration details on the website or iOS app of TyreSafe. More information can be found at: http:/www.tyresafe.org

DriveRight, founded in 2001, is headquartered in Cardiff, UK. CEO and founder is Richard Bailey.  For more information visit: http:/www.wheelwizards.net

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DriveRight Supports Tyre Awareness Week with Online Tyre PressureTool

Nelson, April 7th 2014 – DriveRight, the leading independent supplier of wheel and tyre specific data, supports the inaugural New Zealand Tyre Awareness Week which starts today.  Together with government departments, motoring advocacy groups, industry leaders and tyre specialists such as Dunlop and Goodyear, DriveRight aims at raising awareness about the importance of tyres for driving safety and energy efficiency. According to a survey, conducted by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority of New Zealand (EECA), about 40 percent of drivers check their tyre pressure only once a month. That is just the recommended minimum, with 25 percent of drivers stating that they check their tyre pressure only every six months. To help find out a vehicles correct tyre pressure, DriveRight and EECA developed a solution that allows Kiwi drivers to easily check the correct tyre pressure for their vehicle online. By cross-referencing the New Zealand Transport Authority vehicle registration database, with DriveRight’s own database of OE and optional tyre sizes and legally permitted tyre pressures, drivers can conveniently check the tyre size and pressure for their vehicles by simply typing in their license plate number on the website. The online tool can be found here: http:/www.energywise.govt.nz/tools/tyre-pressure “Tyres are the only point of contact between a car and the road, and yet their importance to a car’s safety and fuel economy is easily overlooked”, explains the campaign website. The right tyre pressure leads to less tyre wear, more security and optimized energy efficiency. “We support ‘Tyre Awareness Week’, because the importance of tyres and wheels for a driver’s safety cannot be rated highly enough. We are happy to help raising awareness among the drivers of New Zealand to look after their tyres to drive safer and more energy-efficiently”, says Richard Bailey, Director of DriveRight. More information about the tyre awareness week and what drivers should be doing when it comes to their tyres can be found on the website: http:/tyresafety.org.nz April 8th 2014 – Autotalk refer to our Press Releases, see here. About DriveRight DriveRight is a globally recognised leading independent supplier of wheel and tyre specific data for the automotive industry and its aftermarket. DriveRight specialises in global tyre and wheel data solutions with information on more than 50,000 vehicles and fitment details, such as original tyre and wheel sizes, offset, PCD and nut and bolt requirements.  Operationally, DriveRight data helps the automotive industry reduce training costs, potential rework, improves quality and manage inventory.  Continually updated, DriveRight fitment data is accessed globally over 8.5 million times every month, supporting 8,000 customer websites and is used internationally by business partners like Amazon, eBay, Goodyear-Dunlop, Bridgestone, Momo, Oxigin, Nokian and OZ. DriveRight internationally supports projects for more tyre safety. The company is also a member of the UK tyre safety organisation TyreSafe. With the help of the data that DriveRight provides, drivers can easily check the right tyre pressure for their vehicle by just typing in their registration details on the website or iOS app of TyreSafe. More information can be found at: http:/www.tyresafe.org DriveRight, founded in 2001, is headquartered in Cardiff, UK. CEO and founder is Richard Bailey.  For more information visit: http:/www.wheelwizards.net Press contact Anja Weinhold HotDot Communications GmbH Wichertstraße 16/17 D-10439 Berlin T: +49 30 84712118-81 E: DriveRight@hot-dot.com

DriveRight Partners With Lockside Software

  • New software solutions to complement DriveRight’s database of 50,000 vehicles and fitment details
  • Geni-Sys: Easy and cost-effective central management of different sales channels
  • Catalog’nTime: Turn data into paper catalogues at fraction of the cost of manual production

Cardiff, 13 January 2014 – DriveRight, the leading independent supplier of wheel and tyre specific data, now has a partnership with Lockside Software. The global collaboration will make it easier, for the automotive industry and its aftermarket, to manage data to drive sales and customer satisfaction across multiple channels from one central place. Together they provide integrated solutions to turn raw data into appealing product presentations, in the most cost and time efficient way: Geni-Sys is Lockside’s solution to effectively manage and control multiple sales channels from just one back-end. It also works in conjunction with Lockside’s software Catalog’nTime, which is an efficient tool to produce catalogues or advertising material, such as flyers or brochures in much less time than usual. In combination with DriveRight’s database of more than 50,000 vehicles and fitment details, Lockside’s software solutions now help automotive retailers worldwide to seamlessly integrate their products into one central system to control and manage their products across all sales channels and even countries – saving time and increasing revenue.

“Lockside’s software tools are the perfect complement to DriveRight’s database. Together we build a strong partnership, making it as easy and cost-efficient as possible for the automotive industry to manage and present their products – no matter the sales channel and where in the world they are”, says Richard Bailey, Director of DriveRight. Users of DriveRight’s data now get the chance to integrate their product information into Geni-Sys to manage different sales channels with just one tool.  The software solution makes it easy to keep control of product information and target it to specific groups and markets. Geni-Sys helps maintaining consistency between web, print and other channels. Running in a cloud environment means that organisations can gain access to and maintain a central repository of product content from anywhere in the world. The system is user configurable, so user fields can easily be added without restriction and it uses proprietary technology for handling large numbers of attributes. It also works seamlessly together with Catalog’nTime, comfortably converting product data into catalogues and other print related products. For further details go to: www.geni-sys.net

“Lockside sees important opportunities with organisations that want to share data but are hampered by security concerns and the silo approach of legacy systems. Yet every second secure data feeds pump gigabytes of data to Google, Amazon and eBay, to name a few. Lockside believes that the co-operation with DriveRight will bring these kinds of cloud solutions to the automotive industry. As an industrial strength product information management system, Geni-Sys can greatly benefit any multi-channel organisation whether they have thousands, or millions of products. Its ability to handle huge amounts of product-related data efficiently, enables companies to achieve significant savings in data management and maintenance costs, catalogue creation costs and translation costs”, says Peter Ritchie, Director of Lockside Software.

Lockside’s Catalog’nTime is designed for the production of catalogues of 300 pages or more. The tool works in conjunction with Quark Xpress and Adobe InDesign to dramatically decrease the production time – for many catalogues it will take hours instead of days or weeks. It is a multi-user system that holds hundreds of thousands of products, collates them for a catalogue and builds the pages according to configurable style templates. For more information and a demonstration visit: www.catalogntime.com
About DriveRight

DriveRight is a globally recognised leading independent supplier of wheel and tyre specific data for the automotive industry and its aftermarket. DriveRight specialises in global tyre and wheel data solutions with information on more than 50,000 vehicles and fitment details, such as original tyre and wheel sizes, offset, PCD and nut and bolt requirements.  Operationally, DriveRight data helps the automotive industry reduce training costs, potential rework, improves quality and manage inventory.  Continually updated, DriveRight fitment data is accessed globally over 8.5 million times every month, supporting 8,000 customer websites and is used internationally by business partners like Amazon, eBay, Goodyear-Dunlop, Bridgestone, Momo, Oxigin, Nokian and OZ. DriveRight, founded in 2001, is headquartered in Cardiff, UK. CEO and founder is Richard Bailey.  For more information visit: http:/www.wheelwizards.net

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