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Balancing aerodynamic performance and cooling efficiency using AGS
Active aerodynamics and the art of manipulating airflow Modern automotive aerodynamics is more complex than just creating a vehicle with the lowest coefficient of drag (Cd). Cd of a vehicle is a dimensionless number that determines how much air resistance a moving vehicle encounters. Therefore, the lower the Cd figure, the more efficiently it cuts through air as speeds...
19-Aug-2019
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Chassis Brakes International - Global Headquarters
CBI is a privately-owned subsidiary and therefore is not liable to publish financial results. CBI’s plant in Mexico will help the supplier tap into increasing demand from North America and China particularly for brake calipers. China is expected to have a large contribution to CBIs supply in the future, on the back of a burgeoning domestic market. The company is also ex...
19-Aug-2019
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Asia Electric, DrivAMP merge operations, launch new EV charging company 'BrightBlu' in India
Asia Electric and DrivAMP have merged operations to launch a new electric vehicle (EV) charging company called ‘BrightBlu’ in India, BrightBlu announced in a press release on 13 August. BrightBlu will offer an integrated suite of hardware solutions, cloud services, and support for EV drivers as well as the owners of charging stations.  “We are very happy to a...
16-Aug-2019
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BP Chargemaster opens 150-kW EV chargers in London
BP Chargemaster has opened its first 150-kW electric vehicle (EV) ultrafast charger at BP's Cranford fuel station near the Heathrow Airport in London, Autocar reported on 15 August. The charger will have two charging points and feature both CCS and Chademo connectors. Significance: The new charger is part of BP Chargemaster’s Polar Network, which has around 6,500 char...
16-Aug-2019
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Dr. Jürgen Köhler resigns as CEO of SGL Carbon
SGL Carbon has announced the resignation of its CEO Dr. Jürgen Köhler, the company said in a press release on 14 August. Köhler will leave the Germany-based carbon fiber supplier at the end of this month. Significance: SGL Carbon supplies graphite and composite materials and products for several industries, including automotive. In automotive, the company’s materia...
16-Aug-2019
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Maruti Suzuki offers BS-VI–compliant petrol engine in Ertiga MPV in India
Maruti Suzuki is now offering a Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI)–compliant 1.5L petrol engine in its Ertiga multipurpose vehicle (MPV) in India, the company announced in a press release on 8 August. Maruti Suzuki said that its BS-VI–compliant petrol vehicles can also run on BS-IV petrol. The company also reportedly discontinued the 1.3L diesel engine variant of the Ertiga....
16-Aug-2019
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Volume OEM Chassis Strategy Report
The volume segment makes up between 65-70% of the total automotive market today and this roughly translates to the automotive component demand as well. The chassis sector, particularly for mass market models (such as C-segment vehicles), has absorbed technological advancements slower than premium segments partly due to the high cost at which these advancements were made av...
05-Aug-2019
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Continental - Global headquarters
Continental has seen phenomenal growth with sales nearly doubling in the past five years. The strong growth has been supported by both key acquisitions and organic growth. The company expects to maintain its growth momentum in coming years. In the medium- to long-term Continental aims to achieve EUR40 billion (USD52 billion) in sales by 2020, assuming no crashes in the glo...
05-Aug-2019
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Center Stack Display Systems Market and Technology Trends Report
This report provides a basic understanding of center-stack display (CSD) technology for cars as well as an in-depth demand outlook for such display systems, main players, and main market drivers at a global and regional level. This report combines historical information from various research teams throughout the organization and offers a complete view of the automoti...
25-Jul-2019
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Autonomous driving implications on Instrument Panel
The manufacturing sector globally is on the cusp of another ‘disruption’ driven primarily by technology. The automotive industry, being no different, has been at the receiving end of the technology penetration and we are already witnessing new inroads leading to the vehicles of tomorrow. Within the automotive ecosystem, the interior space will transform tremendously wh...
25-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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