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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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Toyoda Gosei expand technical development operations in India
Japan-based automotive parts supplier Toyoda Gosei’s Indian subsidiary, Toyoda Gosei Minda India (TGMIN), has established a new engineering and sales office in Gurgaon, India to strengthen its technical development operations in the country, according to a press release on 13 July. The new office will be responsible for development, design and sales of airbags and other ...
16-Jul-2018
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WABCO to supply hydraulic power steering systems to Tata Motors in India
WABCO announced Friday (13 July) that it has inked a supply agreement with India’s Tata Motors to supply hydraulic power steering systems for the automaker’s new line of heavy-duty trucks. According to a press release, WABCO will supply its M110 heavy-duty hydraulic power steering gears and assemblies that meet Tata Motors’ power-steering performance and reliability ...
16-Jul-2018
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Martinrea opens new plant in Mexico
Canada-based metal auto parts manufacturer Martinrea International has opened a new plant in Guanajuato, Mexico, Mexico Now reported on 12 July. The company invested USD30 million to set up the new plant. The 14,800-square meter plant houses five production lines of 5,900 ton stamping machines, 23 assembly cells and 80 robots. The plant will have capacity to manufacture 35...
16-Jul-2018
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US’ NHTSA urges automakers to speed up Takata air bag replacements
The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator (NHTSA) has urged automakers to speed up replacement of defective airbag inflators in millions of vehicles in the United States, Associated Press (AP) reported on 14 July. Last week, Heidi King, deputy administrator of NHTSA met 19 affected companies and urged them to accelerate recalls and post recall plan...
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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...
16-Jul-2018
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12-Jul-2018
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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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