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    Major revision for global light vehicle production forecast – what it means for OEMs’ technology deployment
    The IHS Markit light vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6.2% or 5.02 million units in 2021, and by 9.3% or 8.45 million units in 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively. For 2023, we have reduced the forecast by 1.05 million units or 1.1% to 92 million unit...
    What Fit for 55 means for all member nations in the European Union
    Unveiling a roadmap to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission rolled out the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July 2021, proposing that the suggestions made by the governing body be made legally binding for all members of the European Union (EU). ...
    19-Aug-2021 Insights Policy & Regulation Pinned
    Pirelli launches new Cinturato Winter 2 tire for cars and CUVs
    Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli announced via press release on 11 October that it had launched the new Cinturato Winter 2: a winter tire for medium-sized cars and CUVs. According to the press release, the new tire debuts will be available at launch in 36 different sizes from 16 to 20 inche...
    20-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Renault introduces ‘ONE PEDAL TO PARK’ assistant
    Renault has introduced the ‘one pedal to park’ option for certain vehicles, it said in an official statement on 15 October. Apart from being easier and safer, it also allows the speed of the manoeuvre to be controlled by the driver themselves instead of being defined by the system. “Using t...
    19-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Hankook unveils new Dynapro XT and Dynapro AT2 Xtreme tires
    South Korean tire manufacturer Hankook announced via press release on 7 October that it had expanded its Dynapro product lineup to include the new Dynapro XT and the next-generation Dynapro AT2 Xtreme. According to the press release, the Dynapro XT, Hankook’s first Rugged Terrain product, ...
    14-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai Mobis develops foldable steering system
    Hyundai Mobis has developed a next generation foldable steering system that can move back and forth by up to 25cm, it said in a press release on 11 October. The steering system can fold and unfold thereby creating more space within the cabin aligning with flexible future mobility vehicles. To ens...
    12-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Hitachi and Hitachi Astemo jointly develop in-wheel EV direct-drive system
    Japanese companies Hitachi and Hitachi Astemo announced via press release on 1 October that they had jointly developed a compact lightweight direct-drive system for the increasingly popular electric vehicle (EV) segment. According to the press release, the direct-drive system combines the motor, ...
    11-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Renesas launches highly accurate, cost-effective pressure sensing solution for automotive applications
    Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the RAA2S425x family of ICs for automotive pressure sensing systems in an official press release dated 28 September. The new devices provide highly accurate amplification and sensor-specific signal correction in xEV/EV/FCEV pressure sensing braking, transmis...
    29-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Surface Transforms launches new ceramic brake disc for McLaren 765LT
    British brake disc manufacturer Surface Transforms announced via press release on 23 September that it had launched a new carbon-ceramic brake disc kit for the McLaren 765LT supercar. According to the press release, the kit uses proprietary next-generation carbon-ceramic material known as CC...
    28-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Lotus unveils lightweight modular chassis for upcoming EV range
    British automotive company Lotus announced via press release on 21 September an innovative new lightweight chassis technology that will underpin its upcoming family of electric sports cars. According to the press release, the chassis structure, designed using high-strength, high-ductility BD...
    24-Sep-2021 News New Products
    rFpro develops digital model of Applus IDIADA vehicle testing track
    British vehicle software specialist rFpro announced via press release on 15 September that it had developed a digital twin of the Applus IDIADA proving ground to support the growing use of simulation in vehicle development and testing. According to the release, the engineering grade digital ...
    23-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Continental launches SportContact 7 tires for performance cars
    German automotive parts manufacturer Continental announced via press release on 8 September that it had released the 7th generation of its SportContact tire and that it would be available in the autumn of this year. According to the press release, a total of 42 articles will be available thi...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    TDK introduces new hall-effect sensors for hybrid and EVs
    Japanese multinational electronics company TDK announced via press release on 9 September that it had expanded its Micronas 3D HAL® sensor portfolio with the new HAR 3900 and HAR 3930 hall-effect sensors. According to the press release, the products enable stray-field compensated position d...
    13-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: Pirelli unveils new sustainable tires for hybrids and EVs at show
    Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli announced via press release on 9 September that it had equipped nearly one in three electric cars at the 2021 International IAA Mobility Show in Munich with its P Zero and Scorpion tires. According to the press release, the new P Zero tires containing Elect ...
    13-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: Continental unveils new Greenconcept tire
    German automotive parts manufacturer Continental announced in a press release on 6 September that it would be unveiling its Greenconcept sustainable tire at the IAA Mobility this year. According to the company’s press release, roughly 52% of the new Greenconcept tire is made ...
    10-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Ferodo develops new Fuse+ Technology brake pad
    British braking components supplier Ferodo announced on its blog on 3 September that it had developed a new automotive brake pad, Ferodo Fuse+ Technology, that it believes can bridge the gap between automotive braking performance and comfort. According to the company’s blog post, the new Fuse+ ...
    09-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Continental's sensIC project integrates printed electronics into rubber
    German automotive parts manufacturer Continental announced on 2 September that it had initiated research project sensIC at the Center for Functional Printing Technologies in Freiburg, Germany, toward integrating rubber components with sensor technology. According to the company’s press rel...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz, SSAB collaborate on CO2-free steel for prototype body shell parts
    Mercedes-Benz has launched a partnership with the Swedish steel manufacturer SSAB for carbon dioxide (CO2)-free steel. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 1 September, the company stated that the first prototype parts for body shells made of CO2-free steel are being planned for n...
    02-Sep-2021 News New Products
    ZF develops chassis components with innovative sensor module
    ZF announced in an official press release dated 31 August that it is using powerful sensors and clever algorithms in its chassis technology and sensor technology. ZF is already working on the software required for this advanced data analysis. For example, the sensor captures where there are road ...
    02-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Eaton unveils portfolio of differentials for electrified vehicles
    Power management firm, Eaton, has announced a new portfolio of specialized differentials for electrified vehicle manufacturers. According to a press release issued by Eaton on 25 August, the company stated that its Traction Control family of differentials can provide improved traction in adverse con...
    30-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Ford equips Bronco SUV with high-performance off-road stability suspension (HOSS) systems
    American carmaker Ford has equipped its new Bronco models with its High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension (HOSS) system. According to a press release issued by Ford on 20 August, this system features independent front suspension, taller coil springs on every corner for added articulation and...
    30-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Benteler to showcase multiple innovations at IAA Mobility 2021
    German automotive components supplier, Benteler, has announced that it will present multiple innovations at the upcoming IAA Mobility 2021 event, which will be held in Munich, Germany, in September. According to a press release issued by Benteler on 25 August, the company will display its Benteler E...
    27-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Schaeffler to unveil Space Drive 3 Add-ON drive-by-wire system for autonomous vehicles at IAA Mobility 2021
    German automotive components and systems manufacturer, Schaeffler, will unveil its Space Drive 3 Add-ON system at the upcoming IAA Mobility 2021 event in Munich next month. According to a press release issued by Schaeffler on 24 August, this is the third generation of the company’s Space Drive dri...
    26-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz introduces updated S-Class Guard with all-wheel drive
    Germany-based luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz has introduced the revised version of its S-Class Guard, the special protection version of the S-Class. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 6 August, the new S 680 Guard 4MATIC comes with the VPAM VR10 protection class. ...
    24-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Continental develops EcoContact 6 tires with reduced rolling resistance
    German automotive components and systems supplier, Continental, has developed a new tire with reduced rolling resistance. According to a press release issued by Continental on 12 August, the company’s EcoContact 6 summer tire, which was designed for Ford, has surpassed the EU Tire Label’s “Cla...
    16-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Nexteer expands capabilities of its electric power steering systems for EVs
    Global steering and driveline component supplier, Nexteer Automotive has expanded the output capabilities of its pinion electric power steering (EPS) systems to meet the requirements of heavier electric vehicles (EVs) positioned across segment B, C, and D, the company said in a press release on 11 A...
    12-Aug-2021 News New Products
    General Motors previews four-wheel steering system on Silverado electric pickup
    US vehicle manufacturer, General Motors has previewed a four-wheel steering system in its upcoming electric pickup positioned under its Chevrolet brand, Silverado, according to a company announcement on 11 August 2021. The company said its four-wheel steering system is a chassis feature that enab...
    12-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Audi adds AWD model to e-tron electric SUV portfolio
    Following the launch of the Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron compact electric sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in April 2021, the company has now added the Q4 45 e-tron quattro, an all-wheel-drive (AWD) version, to the lineup. According to a press release issued by Audi on 29 July, the company st...
    30-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Goodyear develops airless tire and wheel assembly for autonomous shuttles
    US-based tire manufacturer, Goodyear, has developed a non-pneumatic airless tire (NPT) and wheel assembly to support autonomous vehicle transportation in a city setting for in-field use with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA). According to a press release issued by Goodyear on 13 Jul...
    21-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Non-profit association Alumobility releases study results on aluminum light-weighting solutions
    Alumobility, a nonprofit organization focused on advancing the adoption of aluminum automotive body sheets, announced the results of its technical study on 8 July. The study demonstrates affordable lightweighting through the proposed conversion of a mass-produced, C-segment SUV passenger door from s...
    16-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Kia unveils new Sportage with hybrid powertrains and Electric Control Suspension
    South Korean carmaker Kia has unveiled an all-new fifth generation sport utility vehicle (SUV) Sportage, which is developed on a new architecture, the company said in a press release on 6 July. Kia said that the all-new Sportage would be launched with a range petrol and diesel powertrains. ...
    07-Jul-2021 News New Products
    GKN Additive develops 3D printing process for low alloy dual-phase steels DPLA and FSLA
    GKN Additive has adapted a DP600-like material, a widely used low alloy dual-phase steel in the automotive industry, for AM manufacturing. According to a press release issued by GKN Additive on 1 July, the company stated that this enhancement will enable more diverse designs and applications in auto...
    02-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Continental uses supercomputing to research tire and road wear particles
    Continental, the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon in France have received a grant worth 43 million core hours of supercomputer time for their joint basic research project, which aims to drive fundamental understanding of tire and road wear particles. Ac...
    29-Jun-2021 News New Products
    MY 2022 Infiniti QX60 features intelligent AWD system
    Nissan-owned luxury carmaker, Infiniti, has unveiled its newest SUV, the QX60. According to a press release issued by Infiniti on 23 June, the company stated that the vehicle will be equipped with advanced intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD) system as an option. The vehicle is slated to go on sale in ...
    24-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Volkswagen reveals ID.4 all-wheel drive EV in the US
    German carmaker Volkswagen has revealed the all-wheel drive variant of its new pure-electric vehicle, the ID.4, for the US market. According to a press release issued by Volkswagen on 17 June, the company stated that the vehicle is slated for launch in the fourth quarter of 2021. The new Volkswag...
    22-Jun-2021 News New Products
    NTN develops Ra-sHUB hub bearing for rear wheels with steering assist function
    NTN Corporation has developed the “Ra-sHUB” hub bearing for rear wheels according to a company press release on 28 May. Significance: According to the press release, the Ra-sHUB has been developed by modifying the hub bearing “sHUB” with steering assist function that adjusts the stee...
    03-Jun-2021 News New Products
    ZF launches new brake actuator platform
    ZF has launched a new brake actuator platform and has signed a long-term contract with a major European OEM to equips its brake chamber range in the OEM’s medium and heavy commercial vehicles (MHCVs), according to a company press release on 24 May. The supplier has applied a platform approach to i...
    27-May-2021 News New Products
    Vibracoustic develops modular, lightweight center shaft bearing
    Vibracoustic, a specialist in automotive noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) solutions, has launched a new highly-modular, lightweight center bearing support for prop shaft applications, according to a company press release on 20 May 2021. With high-performance plastic housing and rubber isolation...
    24-May-2021 News New Products
    Bentley offers advanced chassis technologies in Continental GT Speed Coupe, Convertible
    Bentley has equipped the new Continental GT Speed Coupe and Convertible with several advanced chassis component functions that allow for improved dynamics while driving, without negotiating with the comfort or handling, according to a company press release on 5 May. Significance: The models offer...
    10-May-2021 News New Products
    Italdesign, Williams Advanced Engineering to provide EV rolling chassis production solution
    Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) has developed a new state-of-the-art electric vehicle (EV) architecture. The product combines WAE’s new EVX modular EV platform with Italdesign’s vehicle design and development expertise, according to a company press release on 28 April. The companies aim...
    30-Apr-2021 News Investments
    Auto Shanghai 2021: MY 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB electric SUV premiered
    Mercedes-EQ, Mercedes-Benz’s new electric mobility brand premiered the all-electric compact EQB sports utility vehicle (SUV) on 18 April at the first press day of Auto Shanghai 2021, according to a company press release on 18 April. The company will also premiere the EQS luxury sedan in Asia ...
    19-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Audi premieres PPE technology, four new EV models alongside FAW, SAIC
    For the first time, Audi is partnering with two other automakers, FAW and SAIC, at the Auto Shanghai 2021 according to a company press release on 19 April. Audi and its Chinese partner companies FAW and SAIC are showing four world premieres, including new Audi A6 e-tron concept vehicle, the updated ...
    19-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: NTN to exhibit ball bearing products for electrified vehicles
    NTN Corporation has announced that it will exhibit products pertaining to electrification, low fuel consumption, and higher efficiency at the Auto Shanghai 2021 held in Shanghai, mainland China, from 19 to 28 April, according to a company press release on 15 April 2020. These mainly include bearings...
    16-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Toyoda Gosei to display steering wheel concept
    Japan-based Toyoda Gosei company will exhibit products for electrified vehicles and products related to autonomous driving in mainland China, at the Auto Shanghai 2021, according to a company press release on 12 April. The company will showcase a concept steering wheel module, which offers h...
    15-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Ford adds hybrid, RWD variants in Explorer SUV lineup
    American carmaker, Ford, has announced that it is expanding its model year (MY) 2021 Explorer sports utility vehicle (SUV) portfolio. According to a press release issued by Ford on 8 April, the company is adding a rear-wheel drive (RWD) Explorer Platinum, and a Platinum Hybrid variant. Order...
    14-Apr-2021 News New Products
    EV startup REE Automotive signs strategic collaboration with Magna
    Israeli EV startup, REE Automotive, has announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Canadian supplier, Magna International Inc., for the production of fully Modular Electric Vehicles (MEVs) for tech companies and new electric mobility players under the ‘Powered by REE’ brand. ...
    14-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Lexus debuts LF-Z Electrified concept EV
    Toyota-owned Japanese luxury carmaker, Lexus, has debuted its new electric vehicle (EV) concept, the LF-Z Electrified. According to a press release issued by Lexus on 30 March, the company stated the Lexus LF-Z Electrified is slated for launch in 2025. Additionally, the company has lined up 20 new E...
    31-Mar-2021 News New Products
    NSK develops ultra-high-speed bearing for hybrids, EVs
    NSK has developed a new ultra-high-speed bearing ideal for electric vehicles (EVs), including battery electric, hybrid, and other new energy vehicles, according to a company press release on 18 March. The new bearing allows electric motors to operate at higher speeds, reducing power consumption per ...
    24-Mar-2021 News New Products
    China Automotive Systems updates new proprietary EPS
    China Automotive Systems (CAAS) has updated its new electric power steering (EPS) product offering, according to a company press release on 22 March. The new EPS system has been developed based on the company’s proprietary technologies. CAAS has begun mass production of this product for new vehicl...
    23-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Goodyear, Voyomotive to pilot tire monitoring solutions in United States
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is collaborating with connected car technology firm Voyomotive to pilot tire monitoring services in the United States, according to a company press release on 18 March.  The service is being provided to Voyomotive consumer and fleet customers, th...
    Goodyear, TNO collaborate to demonstrate connected tire technology
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Dutch research organization TNO are joining hands to develop a demonstration vehicle that will test the consequences of connected tires communicating with the vehicle's control system, particularly the anti-lock brake system (ABS), according to a press rele...
    REE Automotive unveils five new REEcorner™ technology packs
    E-mobility sector company REE Automotive (REE) has revealed five new and improved REEcorner™ architecture designs, as well as electric vehicle (EV) platforms technology for its range of commercial EVs. REE plans on offering tailored technical configurations to fulfill specific B2B needs, i...
    17-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Faraday Future completes winter testing of FF 91 EV
    Faraday Future, a California-based global shared intelligent mobility ecosystem company, has announced that it recently completed its second season of winter testing and validation on one of its FF 91 pre-production electric vehicles (EVs). The dynamic testing, conducted in conjunction with Bosch...
    16-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Magna debuts electrified chassis and connected PHEV powertrain systems
    As part of Magna’s roadmap to e-mobility, the company has introduced its new connected plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) drivetrain and next-gen all-electric AWD solution. According to a press release issued by Magna on 4 March, the company debuted both these products in Sweden. The Magna Etelligen...
    05-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Nexteer expands driveline portfolio for EVs
    Automotive steering components and motion control systems supplier, Nexteer Automotive, has announced that it has further expanded its driveline portfolio with its new Halfshaft technologies that are tailored to meet the unique demands of electric vehicles. According to a press release issued by ...
    03-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Volkswagen, NSK collaborate to advance steering technology
    Japan-based automotive components supplier, NSK Ltd., has announced its collaboration with Volkswagen AG. According to a press release issued by NSK on 1 March, the company stated that this partnership agreement between the companies' steering divisions has been done with the intention to further in...
    02-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Michelin launches Pilot Sport EV tire for electric sportscars
    France-based tire manufacturer, Michelin, has announced its first tire that has been designed specifically for electric sportscars. According to a press release issued by Michelin on 25 February, the company stated that the Pilot Sport EV tires will be launched on 1 April in a choice of 16 sizes for...
    26-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Bridgestone, ARLANXEO and Solvay introduce TECHSYN tire technology platform
    Bridgestone, ARLANXEO, a synthetic rubber producer, and Solvay have launched the ‘TECHSYN’, a new, codeveloped tire technology platform enabling tires to deliver improved strength and environmental performance, Japanese tire manufacturer announced in a press release on 23 February. Solvay provid...
    25-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Yokohama Rubber, Alps Alpine, and Zenrin begin pilot testing of tire and road surface sensing system
    Yokohama Rubber, Alps Alpine and Zenrin are conducting pilot testing with connecting data obtained from an Internet of Things (IoT) tire fitted with a road surface sensing system to map data. According to a press release issued by Yokohama Rubber on 19 February, the company has stated that this pilo...
    25-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Bridgestone, Kirin Holdings develop new technology for improving rubber productivity
    Bridgestone, under a joint development project with Kirin Holdings Company, has developed a new technology to improve guayule-derived natural rubber productivity, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 28 January 2021. The project combines the technologies of Kirin Holdings with the guayul...
    16-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Sumitomo Rubber develops tire wear level detection technology
    Japanese tire manufacturer, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, has announced that it has developed a new technology for detecting the amount of wear on tires. According to a press release issued by Sumitomo Rubber on 9 February, the company stated that this development is part of its proprietary Sensing Co...
    15-Feb-2021 News New Products
    New Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover features advanced chassis technologies
    German car maker Volkswagen has equipped its newest electric crossover SUV, the ID.4, with advanced chassis features and technologies. According to a press release issued by Volkswagen on 9 February, the company stated that these features improve the handling while simultaneously optimizing the effi...
    12-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Apollo Tyres launches Amazer XP tire for passenger vehicles
    Indian tire manufacturer, Apollo Tyres, has launched the Amazer XP tire lineup, which are BS6-compliant and intended for use with fuel efficient passenger vehicles and electric vehicles (EVs). According to a press release issued by Apollo Tyres on 5 February, this new tire designed and developed wit...
    09-Feb-2021 News New Products
    ZF to supply new brake control systems for Volkswagen electrified vehicles
    Germany-based automotive components and systems supplier, ZF Friedrichshafen, has confirmed a new series production order for brake control solutions, which will be equipped as standard in Volkswagen’s ID.3 and ID.4 models as well as in the Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular e-drive system platform....
    27-Jan-2021 News New Products
    MY2021 Nissan Rogue built using aluminum from closed-loop process for improved sustainability
    Japanese carmaker Nissan has announced that its new model year (MY) 2021 Rogue sport utility vehicle (SUV) has become the company’s first global model built using a “closed-loop” recycling system for aluminum parts. According to a press release issued by Nissan on 22 January, this sy...
    22-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Constellium and Renault partner on R&D project for sustainable aluminum solutions
    Groupe Renault and Netherlands-based aluminium product firm, Constellium SE, have partnered on a new R&D initiative in France called Project ISA3. This project, which is valued at roughly EUR7 million (approximately USD8.5 million), will develop lightweight, recyclable, and cost-efficient alumin...
    15-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: Mando presents Smart Personal Mobility Module, x-by-Wire technology
    South Korean automotive components manufacturer, Mando, has unveiled its vision based on safety and freedom, the "Freedom in Mobility", at the ongoing CES 2021 event. According to a press release issued by Mando on 11 January, Mando will also introduce a future automotive solution where a vehicle co...
    12-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Volkswagen ID.4 EV to get intelligent regenerative braking system
    German carmaker Volkswagen’s newest electric vehicle, the ID.4 SUV, has been equipped with an intelligent regenerative braking system. According to a press release issued by Volkswagen on 6 January, the company stated that, in the braking system in the VW ID.4, coasting takes priority because conv...
    07-Jan-2021 News New Products
    BMW conducts final winter testing of all-electric iX
    BMW is conducting final winter testing of its all-electric iX sport activity vehicle (SAV) ahead of its scheduled market launch in 2021, the company said in a press release on 9 December. The German carmaker is carrying out endurance test of the new electric vehicle (EV) under extreme cold weather i...
    11-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Goodyear introduces new Wrangler Workhorse Powerline tire series
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has introduced the new Wrangler Workhorse Powerline tire series. According to a press release issued by Goodyear on 7 December, this new tire portfolio comprises of three new tires—the Wrangler Workhorse HT, Wrangler Workhorse AT, and the Wrangler Workhorse R...
    09-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Sono Motors partners with Team Rosberg Engineering for Chassis development of Sion EV
    Solar mobility startup, Sono Motors, has announced its cooperation with Team Rosberg Engineering (TRE) for chassis development of the Sion solar electric vehicle. According to a press release issued by Sono Motors on 3 December, the company stated that both companies focused on the design of a safe ...
    04-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Continental Structural Plastics fine-tunes carbon fiber RTM process for BIW applications
    Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) has fine-tuned its carbon fiber RTM (CF-RTM) process for Body in white (BIW) applications, according to a company press release on 2 December 2020. The new process will allow automakers to use the technology for closures on future vehicle platforms. These doors ...
    03-Dec-2020 News Investments
    Pirelli develops Elect tires for EVs
    Pirelli has developed Elect tires to meet the specific technical requirements of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). According to a company press release on 25 November 2020, the Elect tires deliver low rolling resistance, decreased road noise, immediate grip, and a special structure desig...
    27-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Hankook Tire releases details of Road Hazard Prediction & Detection Solution
    Hankook Tire has released a record of the Road Hazard Prediction & Detection Solution’s development process, South Korean tiremaker said in a press release on 25 November 2020. Through a strategic partnership with SK Planet, Hankook has developed Road Hazard Prediction & Detection Solution...
    26-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Melexis unveils new automotive smart tire sensor
    Melexis has unveiled the MLX91805 smart tire sensor, according to a company press release on 24 November. The sensor is suited for commercial vehicles, including heavy duty, and passenger cars and is designed to be embedded in the tire, unlike current rim-mounted TPMS sensors. It integrates a high-a...
    25-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Volkswagen ID.4 gets advanced chassis systems for improved safety and agility
    German automaker Volkswagen has announced that its new pure electric vehicle (PEV), the ID.4, has been equipped with various advanced chassis systems in order to improve its driving dynamics and safety. According to a press release issued by Volkswagen on 19 November, the company stated that the ...
    20-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Vibracoustic develops air suspension system with ECU and air springs
    German anti-vibration components supplier, Vibracoustic, has announced that it has developed an air suspension system for a sports utility vehicle (SUV) of a premium European OEM. According to a press release issued by Vibracoustic on 17 November, the company stated that this suspension features swi...
    19-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Startup REE partners with Iochpe-Maxion to develop wheel and chassis designs for EV platforms
    REE Automotive and Iochpe-Maxion, a manufacturer of automotive wheels and structural components, have announced a partnership to codevelop and manufacture an exclusive wheel design and chassis solution for REE’s corner modules and electric vehicle (EV) platform. According to a press release iss...
    12-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Goodyear launches WinterCommand Ultra tire for passenger sedans and CUVs
    American tire manufacturer, Goodyear, has announced the launch of its new WinterCommand Ultra tire in the United States and Canada. According to a press release published by Goodyear on 10 November, the company stated that this stud-less tire features 50 sizes and can be installed on passenger sedan...
    11-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Yokohama to launch tires for EVs in Europe
    Yokohama will launch the newly developed tires for electric vehicles (EVs)—‘ADVAN dB V552’—in European markets, according to a company press release on 5 November. These tires will be available from spring 2021 in 16 sizes, ranging from 20-inch to 15-inch. The company plans to gradually expa...
    10-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Hankook launches new all-season tire for passenger cars and SUVs under Laufenn brand
    South Korean tire manufacturer, Hankook Tire, has announced the introduction of a new all-season tire pattern for passenger cars and small-to-medium sized sportis utility vehicles (SUVs). According to a press release issued by Hankook on 6 November, the company said that this new tire will be added ...
    09-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Bridgestone develops tires for INEOS Grenadier SUV
    Japanese supplier Bridgestone will supply tailor-made Dueler A/T 001 tires for INEOS Automotive’s Grenadier sport utility vehicle (SUV), according to a company press release on 5 November. Bridgestone’s Dueler A/T 001 is a versatile all-terrain tire that balances on and off-road characteristics ...
    06-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz V-Class now comes with AIRMATIC air suspension system
    German luxury and sportscar manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has announced that it has made its AIRMATIC air suspension system available for the V-Class. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 3 November, the company stated that this will improve ride comfort in the V-Class due to const...
    05-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Nexteer develops new high-output electric power steering system
    Nexteer Automotive has developed a new high output electric power steering system. According to a press release issued by Nexteer on 21 October, the China-owned supplier has stated that this new system delivers improved safety and comfort features as well as better fuel efficiency for light commerci...
    22-Oct-2020 News New Products
    Cadillac introduces fourth-generation MagneRide magnetic ride control suspension in CT4-V, CT5-V, CT5 Sport, and Escalade
    Cadillac has introduced the fourth-generation MagneRide magnetic ride control suspension in its CT4-V, CT5-V, CT5 Sport, and Escalade vehicles, according to a company press release on 15 October. The automaker claims it is the world’s fastest reacting suspension technology, which allows for i...
    16-Oct-2020 News New Products
    ZF unveils next generation of AKC active rear axle steering system
    German automotive components manufacturer ZF Friedrichshafen has announced the second generation of its AKC (Active Kinematics Control) active rear axle steering. According to a press release issued by ZF on 14 October, this new system features a greater steering angle of up to 10 deg...
    16-Oct-2020 News New Products
    Opel equips new Crosland SUV with advanced safety and driver assist technologies
    Opel has equipped new Crossland sports utility vehicle (SUV) with advanced safety and driver assist technologies, the German carmaker owned by French automotive group PSA said in a press release on 7 October. The active safety and driver assist features on the new SUV include forward collision alert...
    08-Oct-2020 News New Products
    Hitachi Automotive unveils new automated parking brake
    Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. has unveiled a new heavy-duty automated parking brake (APB HD) especially designed for pickup trucks, vans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and light commercial vehicles, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 7 October 2020. The new brake system was develop...
    08-Oct-2020 News New Products
    Nexen Tire develops AI- and Big Data-based methodology to reduce tire noise
    South Korean tire manufacturer, Nexen Tire, has announced that it has developed a new methodology based on artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data to cut back on tire noise. In a press release issued by Nexen Tire on 7 October, the company stated that the big data research for Noise, Vibration, an...
    08-Oct-2020 News New Products
    Audi Hungary to introduce aluminum closed loop to support sustainable production
    German luxury and sportscar manufacturer, Audi, has introduced the aluminium closed loop at its manufacturing facility in Hungary. According to a press release issued by Audi Hungaria on 2 October, the company uses approximately 38,000 metric tons of aluminium each year. The aluminum production p...
    06-Oct-2020 News New Products
    TDK unveils stray-field 3D HAL position sensor for automotive industry
    TDK Corporation has developed a new stray-field robust 3D HAL position sensor, the company said in a press release on 30 September. The HAL 3970 is part of the Micronas masterHAL sensor family portfolio. The primary applications for the sensors include steering-angle detection and long-stroke measur...
    01-Oct-2020 News New Products
    Bridgestone develops new custom-engineered Potenza tires for Maserati MC20 sportscar
    Bridgestone has developed premium, custom-engineered Potenza tires for Maserati’s new super sportscar ‘MC20,’ according to a company press release on 28 September. Bridgestone’s custom-made Potenza tires feature an asymmetric tread design for improved steering response and cornering stabilit...
    29-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Auto China 2020: Bosch and Benteler present rolling chassis for EVs
    Automotive components and systems suppliers, Benteler and Bosch, will be presenting their jointly developed rolling chassis for electric vehicles (EVs) at the Beijing International Automobile Exhibition 2020. According to a press release issued by Benteler on 25 September, the company has said the m...
    28-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Hankook Tire partners with SK Planet to develop Road Risk Detection Solution
    South Korean tire manufacturer, Hankook Tire, has announced its collaboration with data and testing firm, SK Planet. According to a press release issued by Hankook on 22 September, the companies will create a solution called the Road Risk Detection Solution that is capable of preemptively detecting ...
    23-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Schaeffler and Bosch collaborate on intelligent rear wheel steering development
    Automotive components suppliers Schaeffler and Bosch have announced their collaboration to develop the intelligent rear wheel steering (iRWS) product line. According to a press release issued by Schaeffler on 21 September, Schaeffler will provide mechatronic iRWS systems, and Bosch Automotive Steeri...
    22-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Brembo to introduce more digital solutions as part of new business strategy
    Italian supplier of braking components and systems, Brembo, has announced that it aims to use smart and sustainable digital products and services in order to become a solution provider. According to a press statement issued by Brembo on 16 September, the company intends to use its technological expe...
    21-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Denso develops new electric power steering motor control unit
    Denso has developed a new electric power steering motor control unit (EPS-MCU) that delivers improve handling and safety to vehicles, the company said in a press release on 3 September. The new EPS-MCU, called DDA2 (Denso Dual Assist 2nd Generation), features two drive circuits and motor windings wh...
    18-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Brembo introduces Greentive brake disc with low brake dust emissions
    Brembo has unveiled a new brake disc Greentive®, the brake supplier said in a press release on 16 September. The company said that the new disc with high technological characteristics is designed specially to meet the demands of premium and luxury cars. Significance: The new brake disc features ...
    17-Sep-2020 News New Products
    thyssenkrupp, Hyundai develop CFRP aluminum hybrid wheel
    In a press release dated 10 September, thyssenkrupp Carbon Components, a subsidiary of thyssenkrupp, announced that it has developed a carbon fiber–reinforced polymer (CFRP) aluminum hybrid wheel in cooperation with Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre (HMETC). The project was executed using thys...
    11-Sep-2020 News New Products
    New Mercedes-Benz S-Class to feature innovative chassis systems
    German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz has introduced the newest generation of its flagship luxury saloon, the S-Class. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 2 September, the company has stated that the vehicle will be equipped with innovative chassis systems that include fully acti...
    03-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Audi equips SUVs with electromechanical roll stabilization for improved handling
    German luxury and sportscar manufacturer Audi has announced that it will be equipping four of its sports utility vehicles (SUVs) with an electromechanical roll stabilization system that the company calls eAWS. According to a press statement issued by Audi on 26 August, the company has announced that...
    31-Aug-2020 News New Products
    McLaren unveils lightweight vehicle architecture for hybrid supercars
    McLaren Automotive confirmed the introduction of the brand’s all-new, flexible, lightweight vehicle architecture which will form the underpinnings of McLaren’s next generation of electrified supercars. According to a press release issued by McLaren on 25 August, the company states that this new ...
    26-Aug-2020 News New Products
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