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Continental opens new powertrain plant in China
Continental has opened a new powertrain plant in Wuhu, China, for a variety of drivetrain products, including thermal management components, as well as sensors and actuators for internal combustion engines and new energy vehicles, the company announced on 18 July. Continental has invested EUR28 million (USD31.4 million) in the first phase of the new plant, which ...
19-Jul-2019
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Hyundai develops new transmission technology for hybrids
Hyundai Motor Group has developed Active Shift Control (ASC) transmission technology for its hybrid vehicles, the company announced on 18 July. The ASC reduces shift timing by 30% from 500 ms to 350 ms. The new technology will premiere in the upcoming Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and eventually benefit other upcoming Hyundai and Kia hybrids. “The development of world’...
19-Jul-2019
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Nissan recalls 91,319 Titan pickup trucks in US over potential electrical issues
Nissan is recalling 91,319 units of its Titan pickup trucks in the US because of potential electrical issues, according to a NHTSA recall notice. The recall affects model year 2017–19 Nissan Titan vehicles. The recall also only affects light-duty models with gasoline engines, so diesels and Titan XD variants are unaffected. Significance: In the affected vehicles, the ...
19-Jul-2019
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Ford recalls 400 vehicles in Canada over seatbelt issue
Ford is recalling 400 units of model year 2019 Ranger vehicles in Canada because of a seatbelt issue, according to a recall notice on 11 July on the website of Transport Canada. The issue also affects about 7,580 vehicles in the US. Significance: In certain Ranger SuperCab models, the front-passenger seatbelt may not be assembled correctly. According to the recall ...
19-Jul-2019
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All-new Lotus Evija features main and dipped beam laser lighting technology
Lotus’s new all-electric hypercar ‘Evija’ will feature main and dipped beam laser lighting technology, the automaker announced on 16 July. Lotus claims that its new Evija is the first production road car in the world to feature laser lights for both main and dipped beams. Significance: The lighting modules, produced by Osram, are compact and offer a supe...
19-Jul-2019
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Steyr Motors (formerly Bothwin)
During the financial year ended 31 December 2017, Steyr Motors recorded sales of CNY151 million (USD23 million, 31 December 2017), a decrease of 58% compared to CNY356 million (USD51 million, 31 December 2016) in 2016; sales outside of China of CNY143 million (USD22 million, 31 December 2017), a decrease of 5%year-on-year; operating loss of CNY106 million (USD16 million, 3...
15-Jul-2019
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Shanghai Songz
Established in 2002 with a total investment of USD15.5 million, Shanghai Jialeng Songz Air Conditioning Co. is engaged in research, development, production and sale of air conditioning systems and components for coaches, passenger cars, railway vehicles, refrigerator vehicles and electric vehicles. Songz is one of the main contributors to drafting the Chinese Standards of ...
15-Jul-2019
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Analysis of the Automotive High Voltage Battery Market
Since the advent of electric vehicles (EVs) in the mainstream automotive market, the ‘range’ of an EV has been the primary cause for speculation against the technology. OEMs are actively exploring options to improve the driving range of EVs to ease consumer anxiety despite, as recent studies suggest, not necessarily needing it. With significant improvement in batter...
02-Jul-2019
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Chassis Systems Lightweighting Report
Analogous to the skeleton of a body, the chassis acts as the base to all the other component areas, and it prevents any torsional deflection in the vehicle. The chassis supports sprung and unsprung mass, dynamic and static loadings, movements and stoppages—in short, a wide variety of critical vehicular functions. Hence, chassis design, both in terms of shape/form and mat...
25-Jun-2019
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Emerging HMI Systems and Technologies Report
This report aims to identify and access various emerging human-machine interface (HMI) systems and technologies. A qualitative and quantitative analysis for each emerging technology will be provided to establish: a supplier-OEM landscape, forecast start of production and subsequent volumes throughout the forecast horizon and the viability of the technology. In light of ...
19-Jun-2019
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Global Parking Brake Market and Technology Report
Despite parking brakes not being the most “intriguing” component for creative innovations, automakers and suppliers have been relatively active throughout the years to push for new solutions in this field. Early vehicle brakes, such as the ones used in the first Mercedes-Benz in 1901, used mechanical drum brakes that comprised steel cables wrapped around the drums of t...
12-Jun-2019
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Telematics Systems Market and Technology Trends Report
This report provides a basic understanding of telematics technology for cars as well as an in-depth demand outlook for telematics systems, main players, and main market drivers at a global and regional level. IHS Markit uses a simple definition of telematics. Telematics refers to solutions and applications built on top of information content flowing via wireless communi...
07-Jun-2019
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