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    Will China drive global alignment in EV battery swap standards?
    China, the largest electric car market in the world, is expected to drive global benchmarks in electric vehicle battery swapping practices, as well as the emerging battery-as-a-service, or BaaS, industry. Neither the EV battery swap model is new nor it was invented in China. However, it is the only ...
    How driving assistance and automation are impacting the steer-by-wire systems market
    The current steering systems market is primarily controlled by low-end, column-motor systems in the entry and lower-midclass vehicle segments and high-end, rack-motor systems in the upper-midclass and premium-class vehicle segments. However, steer-by-wire (SBW) steering systems will dominate the fut...
    Volkswagen Group to invest USD2.42 billion on preparing plants in Germany for electrification
    Volkswagen Group announced on 16 June 2022 that the company’s components arm plans to invest EUR2.30 billion (USD2.42 billion) through 2026 in preparing its manufacturing plants in Germany for electrification. “It’s the next step in a transformation process initiated in 2015 that is convert...
    24-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Toyota, Subaru recall bZ4X and Solterra SUVs globally over wheel issue under sudden braking
    Toyota and Subaru are recalling all-electric bZ4X and Solterra sport utility vehicles (SUVs) owing to an issue with the wheel coming off loose upon sudden braking, Reuters reported on 23 June. According to the report, out of 2,700 Toyota bZ4X units, 2,200 were for Europe, 260 for the United ...
    24-Jun-2022 News Recalls
    Continental supplies EcoContact 6, WinterContact TS 850 P tires to Mercedes-Benz EQB EV
    Continental has announced that the company is supplying the all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQB with 19” EcoContact 6 and ex-factory: the WinterContact TS 850 P tires, according to a press release by the German tiremaker on 23 June. Continental reduced the rolling resistance of the EcoContact 6 by 1...
    Michelin acquires Indonesian sustainable natural rubber project
    French tire company Michelin announced via press release on 21 June that it had acquired a further 51% of the capital of the Royal Lestari Utama (RLU) sustainable natural rubber project from Indonesian energy company Barito Pacific Group to become the sole owner of the joint venture. According to...
    22-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Yokohama Rubber begins remote TPMS testing for ride hailing companies
    Yokohama Rubber has announced that the company has begun testing of its tire air pressure remote access system (TPRS) for two ride hailing companies in Japan, according to a press release published by the tiremaker on 20 June. The testing, which started in May, is being carried out with the assis...
    Can new chassis technologies and materials help OEMs meet future emission standards?
    While countries such as the US, Japan, and mainland China have been enforcing fuel economy standards for over a decade to drive down domestic fuel consumption levels, concerns over climate change and continuously rising global average temperatures have led governments around the world to redouble ef...
    Hyundai partners with Michelin for R&D on tire technologies
    Hyundai Motor Group has signed an memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Michelin to develop tires for premium electric vehicles (EVs), the carmaker said in a press release on 20 June. Any developments resulting from the collaboration will be used in future premium EV models from Hyundai. “This...
    AutoVaz to produce cars without airbags, other safety features amid international sanctions
    Russia-based automaker AutoVaz has announced that the company began producing cars without safety features such as, air bags, anti-lock braking systems, electronic stability control or emergency retraction locks on seat belts, NBC News reported on 14 June. According to the report, AutoVaz had hal...
    Michelin, NAYVA, beti partner on sustainable autonomous mobility solutions
    NAVYA has announced the signing of a three-party cooperation agreement with Michelin, and beti, an autonomous mobility network operator to launch sustainable autonomous mobility solutions, according to a press release on 17 June 2022. The agreement's goal is to accelerate the development and test...
    Melexis expands 3D magnetic position sensing solutions for automotive applications
    Melexis has introduced MLX9042x series expanding its portfolio of 3D magnetic position sensing solutions for cost effective high performance automotive applications, according to a press release by the company on 16 June. Customers working on applications such as powertrain actuators, transmissio...
    20-Jun-2022 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 20 June 2022
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    Bridgestone, Dow develop new recyclable tire sealant technology
    Tire manufacturer Bridgestone Americas announced via press release on 15 June that it had partnered with chemical company Dow to develop B-SEALS, a recyclable, silicone-based tire sealant technology. According to the press release, the new silicone-based sealant is not only recyclable by itself b...
    17-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Ford recalls vehicles in North America citing roll away concerns in ‘park’ position
    Ford is recalling vehicles in the US and Canada that can roll away due to a faulty or missing component that prevents the vehicle from shifting into the intended gear or when the driver selects the ‘park’ position, Reuters reported on 15 June. According to a filing to the National Highwa...
    16-Jun-2022 News Recalls
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 13 June 2022
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    Hyundai Mobis to showcase new technologies at Tech Show in France
    Hyundai Mobis, the technology arm of the Hyundai Motor Group has announced that it will introduce 27 new technologies at the Tech Show between 14 and 15 June to be held at JP Beltoise Circuit, a racing track in France, according to a press release published by the Korean supplier on 9 June. Axel ...
    13-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Pirelli to open new software development center in Italy
    Pirelli has announced via press release on 20 May that it will open a new center for the development of software and digital solutions in Bari, Italy with an investment of EUR9 million (USD9.48 million) between 2022 and 2024 partially financed by the Puglia Regional Government based on the projects ...
    13-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Toyoda Gosei outlines ‘three pillar’ strategy to strengthen business areas
    Japanese automotive supplier Toyoda Gosei has announced its ‘three-pillared’ medium-to-long term business plan which involves innovation in products and manufacturing as well as targeting 'strategic growth areas', according to a financial report by the company on 28 April.     ...
    Hankook launches new Ventus iON S tire for EVs
    South Korean tire manufacturer Hankook announced via press release on 8 June its new Ventus iON S summer tire designed specifically for electric vehicles (EVs). According to the press release, the new tire features: Reduced rolling resistance Extremely low noise rolling characteristics us...
    09-Jun-2022 News New Products
    NHTSA receives 758 complaints over Tesla’s phantom braking
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received 758 complaints of Tesla cars that suddenly brake at high speeds, Bloomberg reported on 3 June. The US regulator has asked Tesla for a response by 20 June. Significance: The complaints were first addressed in February, in whic...
    06-Jun-2022 News Recalls
    Mercedes-Benz recalls around 1 million vehicles over issues with braking system
    Mercedes-Benz Group is set to recall nearly one million vehicles globally over a potential issue with the braking system, a 6 June article by the Agence France-Presse read, citing the German federal transport authority KBA. In KBA’s statement, affected models include the model year (MY) 2004–15 ...
    06-Jun-2022 News Recalls
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 06 June 2022
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    Bühler to supply tier-1 supplier Handtmann with Carat 610 megacasting equipment
    Swiss industrial machinery manufacturing company Bühler announced via press release on 2 June that German tier-1 supplier Handtmann had purchased its Carat 610 extended die-casting (megacasting) solution for production in Biberach an der Riss, Germany. According to the press release, Handtmann i...
    Sumitomo Chemical, Newlight Technologies to jointly develop eco-friendly materials for vehicles
    Sumitomo Chemical has announced via press release on 31 May that it partnered with US-based Newlight Technologies, Inc. to develop polypropylene (PP) compounds for automotive interiors and bumper applications using carbon neutral biomaterial obtained by microorganisms from methane called AirCarbon. ...
    How driving assistance and automation are impacting the steer-by-wire systems market
    The current steering systems market is primarily controlled by low-end, column-motor systems in the entry and lower-midclass vehicle segments and high-end, rack-motor systems in the upper-midclass and premium-class vehicle segments. However, steer-by-wire (SBW) steering systems will dominate the fut...
    Bühler supplies megacasting cells to Volvo’s Torslanda plant
    Swiss industrial machinery manufacturing company Bühler announced via a press release on 19 May that Swedish automaker Volvo had purchased two of its Carat 840 high-pressure die-casting (HPDC, or megacasting) cells for its factory in Torslanda, Sweden. The cell solutions being delivered wil...
    Bridgestone introduces new integrated tire and fleet management solution
    Bridgestone has launched Fleetcare, an integrated tire and fleet management solution that combines Bridgestone’s tire range and tire management solutions with fleet management solutions from Webfleet, Bridgestone announced on 1 June. “Through the launch of Fleetcare, we’re providi...
    03-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Birla Carbon to expand global carbon black production capacity by 200 KMT
    Indian carbon black manufacturer Birla Carbon announced via press release on 31 May that it will expanding its global carbon black manufacturing capacity by 200 kilo metric tons (KMT) in response to increased demands for the material from the rubber and specialty applications markets. According t...
    03-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Edscha opens new machining center in Spain
    Edscha, a Gestamp Group automotive supplier company has opened a new state-of-the-art machining center in Burgos, Spain, according to a press release published by Edscha on 31 May. The new manufacturing facility will enable Edscha to further increase production to meet the growing vehicle demand. ...
    03-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Continental supplies EcoContact 6 Q, PremiumContact 6 and ProContact RX tires as OE to Kia Niro
    Continental has announced that it is supplying EcoContact 6 Q, PremiumContact 6 and ProContact RX to the all-electric Kia Niro, hybrid and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model variants, according to a press release published by Continental on 2 June. According to press release, in Europe, the Middle East ...
    Hankook Tire opens new proving ground in South Korea
    Global tiremaker Hankook has opened a new proving ground facility, Hankook Technoring in Taean, South Korea, according to a press release published by the company on 25 May. The testing facility will enable Hankook with state-of-the-art research and development (R&D) functionalities to enhance t...
    03-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Tactile Mobility launches new tire health monitoring solution
    Israel-based technology company Tactile Mobility has launched tire health monitoring solution that provides current and future tire condition status, according to a press release by the company on 31 May. The solution provides users with a 360-degree health status of the tire to ensure optimal passe...
    01-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Tata Motors acquires Ford’s Sanand factory in Gujarat, India to expand production
    Indian automaker Tata Motors’ subsidiary Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd (TPEML) has signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ford India Pvt Ltd (FIPL) and the Government of Gujarat for acquiring the latter’s passenger vehicle manufacturing plant in Sanand, Gujarat, news p...
    Mahindra earmarks capex of USD1.5 billion for automotive business, EVs
    Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd (M&M) plans to incur a capital expenditure of INR154 billion (close to USD2 billion) in its farm equipment, automotive, and electric vehicle businesses during 2022–24 period, news publication Business Standard reported on 31 May 2022. The report furth...
    Jiangsu General Science Technology to invest USD300 million in new Cambodian tire plant
    The Phnom Penh Post reported on 25 May that Wuxi-based tire company Jiangsu General Science Technology Co Ltd has invested nearly USD300 million to build the largest tire factory in the Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ) in Cambodia. According to the report, the project is expected to be ...
    31-May-2022 News Investments
    Stellantis to manufacture large vans for Toyota in Italy, Poland factories
    Expanding their existing partnership in Europe, Stellantis N.V. and Toyota Motor Europe N.V. announced on 30 May 2022 that the Italian-American carmaker will manufacture large commercial vans including a battery electric version for the Japanese automaker. While these vans will be produced by Stella...
    31-May-2022 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 30 May 2022
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    Schaeffler develops energy efficient bearings for E-mobility applications
    Global component supplier Schaeffler has announced via press release that the company developed energy efficient bearings, TriFinity triple-row wheel bearing and the high-efficiency ball bearing with centrifugal disc for electric vehicles (EVs), according to a press release published by the company ...
    30-May-2022 News New Products
    Gateway Resources to supply Wastefront’s Sunderland recycling plant with 10 million EOL tires annually
    Norwegian tire manufacturing company Wastefront AS announced via press release on 27 May that it had signed an agreement with Dubai-based tire company Gateway Resources for the complete supply of 10 million end-of-life (EOL) tires for its Port of Sunderland plant in England. According to the pres...
    Gestamp to expand Matsusaka manufacturing plant in Japan
    Gestamp Hotstamping Japan has announced that it expanded its Matsusaka production facility with a new plant building, according to a press release published by the company on 25 May.     Mr. Toshiya Hara, General Manager, Gestamp Hotstamping Japan said, “This expansion project wi...
    Fallout of the Ukraine crisis on tire production and material supply chains
    On 24 February 2022, Russian forces initiated military operations in neighboring Ukraine, provoking a massive international geopolitical response aimed at financially isolating the country’s economy from the rest of the world. Western governments have since initiated wide-ranging sanctions that ha...
    Indian supplier Advik Hi-Tech to license electric vacuum pump technology from Spain’s Entecnia
    Indian parts manufacturer Advik Hi-Tech announced via press release on 23 May that it had entered into an exclusive technology licensing agreement with Spanish product engineering company Entecnia S.L.U., Spain for electric vacuum pumps equipped in passenger vehicle braking systems. According to ...
    Nexteer, Continental expand brake steering technology partnership with new software functions
    CNXMotion, the joint venture between Continental and Nexteer has further expanded its Brake-to-Steer (BtS) technology with two new software functions that provide backup safety layers for all variants of Electric Power Steering (EPS) and Steer-by-Wire (SbW) systems and across all SAE levels of drivi...
    Hyundai, Kia recall around 20,000 vehicles due to software issue related to parking brakes
    Hyundai and Kia have recalled around 20,000 Ioniq 5 and EV6 electric vehicles due to a software snag which could potentially cause parking brakes to disengage and present a roll-away risk, CNET reported on 18 May. The recall affects 10,729 Ioniq 5s and 9,014 EV6s. Significance: The issue is like...
    23-May-2022 News Recalls
    BYD to apply Cell-to-Body structural battery technology in new Seal EV range
    Chinese automaker BYD unveiled its new cell-to-body (CTB) structural battery technology on 20 May when it announced the release of its Seal series of electric vehicles (EVs). The new CTB technology is expected to allow cells of the battery to be integrated directly into the structure of the vehic...
    23-May-2022 News New Products
    Chassis startup Leekr Technology raises USD29.62 million in Series A funding round
    Startup Leekr Technology, a company specializing in chassis-by-wire system has announced completion of CNY200 million (USD29.62 million) in Series A and A+ rounds of financing, reported Pandaily on 19 May. The financing round A investment was jointly led by Vision Plus Capital and Sinovation Venture...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 23 May 2022
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    Continental supplies PremiumContact 6 and EcoContact 6 tires as OE to Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    Continental has announced that it is supplying Mercedes-Benz C-Class with PremiumContact 6 and EcoContact 6 tires as OE, according to a press release published by the German supplier on 19 May. Both PremiumContact 6 18” and EcoContact 6 17″ tires have been granted original equipment approval. ...
    SAIC-GM-Wuling to equip steering systems on Chinese models with proprietary locally-made chips
    Joint venture between SAIC Motor, General Motors, and Liuzhou Wuling, SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) announced via press release on 14 May that its first proprietary electric power steering (EPS) controller had rolled off the production line. According to SGMW, development of the new locally made controll...
    Toyota selects Advics’s new regenerative cooperative braking system for bZ4X
    Japanese automotive components manufacturer Advics announced via press release on 12 May that its new regenerative cooperative braking system had been equipped on Toyota’s new electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) bZ4X. According to the press release, the braking system package provided by the s...
    Bekaert reports Q1 2022 net sales at USD1.46 billion, up 23% y/y
    Bekaert has reported first-quarter net sales at EUR1.38 billion (USD1.46 billion) with a year-on-year (y/y) growth of 23% compared to EUR1.12 billion in the first quarter of 2021 for the three months ended on 31 March 2022, according to a filing by the company on 11 May 2022. Bekaert’s Rubber R...
    Tenneco supplies intelligent suspension for Mercedes-AMG’s SL-Class Roadsters
    US-based auto parts manufacturer Tenneco has announced via press release on 16 May that the Model Year (MY) 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL-Class Roadsters will feature CVSA2 semi-active suspension or integrated CVSA2/Kinetic suspension offering from the company’s Monroe Intelligent Suspension portfolio. ...
    Asahi Kasei to supply carbon footprint data for synthetic rubber and elastomers
    Japanese chemicals company Asahi Kasei announced via press release on 12 May that it had develop a new system to calculate the carbon footprint of its synthetic rubber and elastomers products Asadene™, Tufdene™, Asaprene™, Tufprene™, Asaflex™, Tuftec™, and S.O.E.™. According to the ...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 16 May 2022
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    Rivian recalls 500 R1T e-pickup trucks in US over faulty front airbags
    Amazon backed US-based electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, Rivian Automotive has announced a recall for around 500 Model Year (MY) 2022 R1T pickup trucks in the US citing front airbags issue which may not deactivate when a child is siting in the front seat, Reuters reported on 12 May.    ...
    16-May-2022 News Recalls
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 292,287 vehicles in US over braking issue
    Mercedes-Benz USA has issued a ‘do not drive’ recall for around 292,287 ML-, GL-, and R-Class vehicles citing a potential corroded brake booster issue, which could affect braking capability, according to a safety report released by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 12...
    16-May-2022 News Recalls
    ABC Technologies reports Q3 2022 net sales at USD285.77 million, up 31.13% y/y
    ABC Technologies has reported third quarter net sales at USD285.77 million with a year-on-year (y/y) increase of 31.13% from USD217.92 million in the third quarter of 2021 for the three months ended 31 March, according to a filing by the company on 13 May. Operating income for the quarter was report...
    Kongsberg Automotive reports Q1 2022 revenue at USD228.3 million, up 0.6% y/y
    Kongsberg Automotive has reported first-quarter revenues at EUR218.8 million (USD228.3 million) with a year-on-year (y/y) increase of 0.6% compared to EUR217.5 million in the first quarter of 2021 for the three months ended 31 March 2022, according to a filing by the company on 13 May 2022. Operatin...
    ThyssenKrupp, NSK to explore possible steering systems joint venture
    German automotive parts manufacturer ThyssenKrupp announced via press release on 12 May that it had signed an MoU with Japanese bearing systems manufacturer NSK to explore a joint venture between ThyssenKrupp’s Automotive business and NSK’s Steering systems business. According to the MoU, the...
    Pirelli reports Q1 2022 revenue at USD1.6 billion, up 22.2% y/y
    Pirelli has reported first-quarter net sales at EUR1.52 billion (USD1.6 billion) with a year-on-year (y/y) increase of 22.21% compared to EUR1.24 billion in the first quarter of 2021 for the three months ended 31 March 2022, according to a filing by the company on 10 May 2022. Net income was EUR109....
    Brembo's Q1 2022 revenues up 27% y/y to USD904.8 million
    Italian manufacturer of automotive braking components and systems, Brembo has generated a revenue of EUR857.6 million (USD904.8 million) during first quarter of 2022, representing an increase of 27% from the previous corresponding period. Its net profit increased to EUR71.7 million from EUR61.4 mill...
    Hopium, Bridgestone partner to develop tires for hydrogen-powered Hopium Machina
    France-based hydrogen automaker Hopium has announced via press release on 12 May that it partnered with tiremaker Bridgestone to develop bespoke tires for its premium sedan, Hopium Machina. Olivier Lombard, Hopium’s CEO, founder said, “Since its start, Hopium has made it a point of honor to c...
    Yokohama Rubber Q1 revenue rises 28.3% y/y to USD1.43 billion
    Yokohama Rubber has reported a 28.3% year-on-year (y/y) increase in first quarter revenue at JPY185.59 billion (USD1.43 billion), according to its press filing on 13 May. Profit attributable to owners of parent slumped to JPY10.16 billion from JPY27.82 billion last year. Operating profit totaled JPY...
    Arconic reports Q1 2022 net sales at USD2.19 billion, up 31.13% y/y
    Arconic Corporation has reported first quarter net sales at USD2.19 billion with a year-on-year (y/y) increase of 31.13% compared to USD1.67 billion in the first quarter of 2021 for the three months ended 31 March 2022, according to a filing by the company on 3 May. Operating income was reported at ...
    Hankook reports Q1 2022 net sales at USD1.39 billion, up 11.18% y/y
    Hankook tire has reported first quarter net sales at KRW1.79 billion (USD1.39 billion) with a year-on-year (y/y) increase of 11.18% compared to KRW1.61 billion in the first quarter of 2021 for the three months ended, according to a filing by the company on 11 May. Operating income was reported at KR...
    Bridgestone posts 22.5% y/y growth in Q1 2022 revenue to USD6.84 billion
    Bridgestone has posted a revenue of JPY891.01 billion (USD6.84 billion) during first quarter, the Japan-based tire manufacturer said in a press release on 11 May. This implies a 22.5% year-on-year (y/y) increase from the JPY727.22 billion it posted last year. The company’s operating profit rose to...
    Stellantis appoints Maxime Picat as head of purchasing and supply chain
    Stellantis has appointed Maxime Picat as its new Chief Purchasing and Supply Chain Officer, it said in a press release on 11 May. Maxime Picat’s appointment comes at a vital time when the automotive industry is going through a rapid transformation. His analytical skills and trusted relations with ...
    Continental’s Q1 revenue rises 8.2% y/y to USD9.79 billion
    Continental posted an 8.2% year-on-year (y/y) increase in first quarter revenue to EUR9.28 billion (USD9.79 billion), according to a press filing on 11 May. Net income fell to EUR245.4 million from EUR447.6 million a year earlier. Research and Development expenses for the quarter was EUR771.2 millio...
    Suppliers to the 2022 Honda Civic
      The 2022 Honda Civic Hatch is assembled at the Greensburg Assembly plant in United States .Production of the vehcile will peak at more than 93,700  units in 2023. 
    Goodyear invests USD77 million in new high-tech Luxembourg manufacturing facility
    US tire manufacturing company Goodyear announced via press release on 5 May that it had opened its USD77 million new “Industry 4.0” facility in Dudelange, Luxembourg. According to the press release, the new facility will feature a novel small-batch manufacturing system that will allow the com...
    11-May-2022 News Investments
    Pirelli to invest USD15 million in new R&D center in Mexico
    Tire magazine Tire Review reported on 4 May that Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli will be investing USD15 million over a period of two years to construct a new research and development (R&D) hub at its existing tire facility in Silao, Mexico. According to the article, the new R&D ce...
    10-May-2022 News Investments
    Aditya Auto, Edscha sign JV agreement to develop and manufacture automotive components in India
    Edscha has announced via press release on 5 May that it signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with India-based automotive supplier Aditya Auto Products & Engineering to develop and manufacture hinge systems, door checks, latches, and parking brakes. C. Jayaraman, founder and vice chairman, Ad...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 9 May 2022
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    Goodyear’s Q1 net sales surge 39.8% y/y to USD3.97 billion
    Goodyear has reported sales of USD3.97 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2022, representing an increase of 39.8% year over year (y/y) from the USD3.51 billion in the precious corresponding period. In a press release dated 6 May, the company reported a net income of USD96 million for the same p...
    Dana reports Q1 2022 sales at USD2.48 billion, up 10% y/y
    Global supplier of powertrain components and electric drives Dana Incorporated has reported first quarter 2022 sales of USD2.48 billion, compared with USD2.26 billion in first quarter 2021, recording a year-on-year (y/y) growth of 10%, the company said on 27 April 2022. Dana said that the ...
    Vishay unveils new series of chassis-mount wirewound resistors for EV market
    Vishay Intertechnology has unveiled a new series of automotive chassis-mount wirewound resistors, it said in a press release on 4 May. The AEC-Q200 qualified resistors will target the fast-growing electric vehicle (EV) market. The Vishay Dale RHA series resistors mount directly onto a chassis to ...
    05-May-2022 News New Products
    Dymag, Hankuk partner to mass manufacture carbon composite wheels
    British manufacturer of high-performance wheels Dymag announced via press release on 4 May that it had formed a strategic partnership with South Korean composite materials specialist Hankuk Carbon to mass manufacture state-of-the-art carbon composite wheels for the automotive industry. According ...
    Hyundai files patent for four-wheel independent steering system
    Korean automaker Hyundai is reportedly working on a four-wheel independent steering system for its future vehicles, according to a patent application published on 28 April by the United States Patent and Trademark office. According to the patent application titled “Method and System for Co...
    04-May-2022 News New Products
    Rheinmetall develops glass fiber suspension spring
    Rheinmetall has announced via press release on 28 April that the company—in partnership with a premium OEM—developed a new glass fiber suspension spring offering a significant weight advantage. According to the press release, the glass fiber-reinforced plastic spring can provide a 75% weight ...
    03-May-2022 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 2 May 2022
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    Mitsubishi Chemical partners with Origin Materials to develop sustainable carbon black for tires
    Sacramento-based carbon negative materials company Origin Materials announced via press release on 28 April that it had formed a partnership with Japanese advanced materials producer Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group (MCHG) to develop new specialty carbon black materials. As per the partnership,...
    Brembo to supply brake caliper assembly to Faraday Future for FF 91 EV
    US-based EV maker Faraday Future has announced that the company’s flagship vehicle FF 91 EV will be equipped with Brembo’s full brake caliper assembly, according to a press release published by the automaker on 25 April. Faraday Future’s FF 91 EV is expected to be launched in third quarter&...
    Constellium reports Q1 2022 revenue at USD2.20 billion, up 48% y/y
    Constellium has reported first quarter net sales at EUR2 billion (USD2.20 billion) with a year-on-year (y/y) increase of 48% compared to EUR1.34 billion in the first quarter of 2021 for the three months ended 31 March 2022, according to a filing by the company on 27 April. Operating income for the f...
    Russia-Ukraine conflict: UK Government to increase tariffs on Russian rubber imports
    The UK Government announced via press release on 25 April that it had introducing new trade sanctions on a number of Russian products to support Ukraine during its ongoing conflict with Russia. According to the press release, the government was increasing tariffs by 35 percentage points on R...
    Bridgestone supplies Turanza Eco tires for Mercedes-Benz’s all-electric Vision EQXX
    Bridgestone has announced via press release on 25 April that it will supply the bespoke Turanza Eco tires for Mercedes-Benz’s all-electric Vision EQXX. The EQXX’s new tires are equipped with Bridgestone’s in-house lightweight ‘ENLITEN’ Technology to reduce tire rolling resistance and we...
    Kongsberg Automotive bags USD38 million contract to supply gearbox parts
    Zurich-based powertrain and chassis supplier Kongsberg Automotive said on 27 April 2022 that the company’s ‘Powertrain and Chassis’ business has secured a contract worth EUR35.5 million (USD37.92 million) in estimated lifetime revenue, with average annual revenue of EUR5.1 million. It said tha...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 25 April 2022
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    Tenneco launches advanced hybrid friction material for ICE, electric cars
    Global automotive supplier of powertrain and chassis components, Tenneco has introduced advanced OE hybrid friction material composites that simultaneously serve braking performance and comfort requirements in both internal combustion engine (ICE) and electric vehicles (EVs), the company said on 21 ...
    22-Apr-2022 News New Products
    Shanghai lockdown creates new supply chain concerns for OEMs
    A dramatic surge in new COVID-19 infections and the breakout of a new sub-strain of the Omicron variant forced the mainland Chinese government to impose a full-scale lockdown in the country’s financial hub, Shanghai, from early April. Shanghai is a major automotive component manufacturing hub as w...
    Yokohama develops technology that detects tire wear through sensing waveforms from sensor in tire
    Japanese tire manufacturer Yokohama Rubber has announced that the company along with Alps Alpine Co. developed a technology that detects wear condition of passenger car tires by evaluating sensing waveforms transmitted by a sensor attached to the tire’s inner surface, according to a press release ...
    Russia-Ukraine conflict: Continental resumes tire production at Kaluga plant, Russia
    Continental has resumed production of passenger car tires at its Kaluga plant in Russia to protect local workers who could otherwise face criminal charges, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported on 19 March. Employees and managers in Russia face severe criminal consequences should they refrain f...
    BMW selects Goodyear’s EfficientGrip Performance 2 for new iX SAV
    US multinational tire manufacturing company Goodyear announced via press release on 11 April that it will be equipping the new BMW iX SAV with its EfficientGrip Performance 2 tires. According to the press release, the new tires feature the following: Short braking distances on dry and wet r...
    H2X partners with KTH to develop origami chassis platforms for FCEVs
    Australian hydrogen-powered vehicle maker H2X Global announced via press release on 14 April that it had entered into a partnership with Austrian tech company KTM Technologies to develop new lightweight origami chassis platforms for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). According to the a...
    Suppliers to the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado
    The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado is assembled at the Oshawa Assembly plant in southern Ontario .Production of the vehcile will peak at more than 84360  units in 2023. 
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 18 April 2022
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    JFE Steel, thyssenkrupp launch high-tensile steel sheets for automotive frames
    JFE Steel Corporation and thyssenkrupp Steel Europe (tkSE) has launched the 980- and 1180MPa-class high-strength steel sheets capable of cold forming to produce automobile frame components, according to a press release published by JFE Steel Corporation on 4 April.    The products will ...
    Toyota recalls around 460,000 Toyota, Lexus vehicles in US over software issue
    Toyota is issuing a safety recall involving approximately 460,000 vehicles over a software error, according to a press release published by the Japanese automaker on 13 April.  The automaker says that the vehicles recalled have a software error that can affect Vehicle Stability Control system (...
    15-Apr-2022 News Recalls
    Bridgestone, LanzaTech partner to develop end-of-life tire recycling technologies
    Bridgestone via press release on 13 April has announced a partnership with LanzaTech to codevelop the first dedicated end-of-life tire recycling process and create an outline toward decarbonization of new tire production. According to the Tire Industry Project operating under the World Business C...
    US automotive supply chain stressed as truck drivers block Texas-Mexico border crossings
    In the context of the ongoing blockage by the truck drivers at the US-Mexico border, a recent note published on its website by the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) said that the situation is critical for North American automotive component suppliers and that the protest can disrupt th...
    Hankook supplies Ventus S1 evo 3 tires as OE for all-electric BMW i4
    Hankook announced via a press release on 13 April that it will supply tires as OE to the BMW all-electric i4 Gran Coupé. The flagship summer tire comes in all-position and mixed types to equip the all-electric i4. Ventus S1 evo 3 combines reinforced sidewall with a high-strength bead core, ...
    ITT invests in brake rotor coatings startup HPL Technologies
    American industrial manufacturing conglomerate ITT announced via press release on 11 April an investment made jointly by its venture capital arm ITT Ventures Fund and Aachen-based venture capital fund S-UBG in German rotor coatings startup HPL Technologies GmbH. According to the press release, th...
    13-Apr-2022 News Investments
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