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EDITORIAL – Strong network of publicly accessible DC fast chargers key to increasing EV adoption
Lack of charging infrastructure is often cited as one of the main reasons behind slow sales of electric vehicles (EV). However, will installing normal chargers (<=22kW) be enough to expel range anxiety? This is a question that is being asked more often these days. According to Zap-Map, a UK-based charging point platform, a 7kW charger could take anywhere between 3-5 hou...
16-Jul-2018
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Sumitomo Rubber, Dunlop Tech open European Development Center in Germany
Sumitomo Rubber Europe GmbH and its subsidiary Dunlop Tech GmbH have opened a new European Development Center in Hanau-Steinheim, Germany for tire development and testing, production of liquid latex and tire pressure monitoring system design, according to a press release on 12 July. The 30,000-square meter facility that was officially opened on 11 July started operations i...
16-Jul-2018
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Sollers, Ener Zet plan to produce lithium-ion batteries in Russia
Sollers has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Ener Zet to explore the possibility of producing lithium-ion batteries in Russia, RusAutoNews.Com reported on 12 July. Under the plan, the Russian automaker has agreed to offer a production site at its Vladivostok plant to produce lithium-ion batteries. The Russian automaker may also consider the possibility of en...
16-Jul-2018
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Michelin acquires OTR vehicle tire maker Camso
Michelin inked an agreement on 12 July to acquire Canada-based off-the-road (OTR) tire-maker Camso. According to a Michelin press release, the two companies will combine their OTR operations to form a new division that will be headquartered in Quebec, Canada. Jean-Dominique Senard, CEO of Michelin, says, “Michelin and Camso have many values in common. This acquisition...
16-Jul-2018
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Mitsubishi Electric, five others join Auto-ISAC community
Mitsubishi Electric, Paccar and Volvo Group North America have joined the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) as new members to collaborate in the area of automotive cybersecurity, Auto-ISAC said in a press release on 13 July. Apart from these three companies, American Trucking Association, Ernst & Young, and Red Balloon Security also joined ...
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Guizhou Tyre
Initially founded in 1958 as Guizhou Tyre Factory, Guizhou Tyre Co. is one of the leading tire production and export bases in China. Its brand “Qianjin” has been named a China Renowned Trademark since 2010. Guizhou Tyre ranked 28th among the top 75 tire manufacturers worldwide. Since 1996, the company has been listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange, under stock name “Qian...
16-Jul-2018
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Guizhou Guihang
Guihang targets sales of CNY10 billion in 2020. Established in 1999, Guizhou Guihang Automotive Components Co. is engaged in production and sale of three business segments – automotive components, aviation electronics and equipment manufacturing. Guihang has the biggest market share of automotive seal strips in China and is the largest Chinese domestic producer of alumi...
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Chassis Systems Lightweighting Report
The chassis of a car is a system of structures that dampen and support the other component areas of the vehicle. Analogous to the skeleton of a body, the chassis acts as the base to all the other component areas, and prevents any torsional deflection in the vehicle. The chassis supports sprung and unsprung mass, dynamic and static loadings, movements and stoppages—in sho...
06-Jul-2018
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Trends in Keyless Vehicle Access Control Systems
Automotive electronics have rapidly evolved over the past decade with electrification of mechanical components and introduction of electronics in safety, security, and propulsion technologies. There has been a major shift in the technologies that give access to vehicles—from keys to keyless entry. Keyless vehicle access control systems are fully automated systems compris...
05-Jul-2018
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The Global Airbag Report and Forecast
Airbags have been one of the most crucial inventions to have revolutionized automotive safety. At a time when automotive safety was primarily limited to the application of seatbelts—first the rudimentary “lap” or two-point seat belts introduced by Ford in the 1950s and later three-point seat belts, invented by Volvo in 1959—airbags came into existence only a few ye...
21-Jun-2018
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Plug-In Electric Vehicle Index (2018)
The Plug-In Electric Vehicle Index looks to track regional uptake of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and ranks countries' market share of PEV registrations in a given quarter. A PEV is any motor vehicle that can be recharged from any external source of electricity. Broadly, a PEV system consists of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles...
20-Jun-2018
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