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BorgWarner’s R2S turbocharger drives JLR’s new 2.0-litre I4 diesel engine

BorgWarner’s R2S turbocharger drives JLR’s new 2.0-litre I4 diesel engine

BorgWarner’s award-winning regulated two-stage (R2S) turbocharging technology boosts the new 2.0-liter I4 diesel engine with 177 kW (240 HP) from Jaguar Land Rover. Initially available for the Range Rover Sport and new Land Rover Discovery SUVs utilizing the new engine, BorgWarner’s advanced turbocharging technology features a water-cooled compressor housing, offers improved low-end torque and enhances engine performance and efficiency while[Read More…]

by August 10, 2017 Corporate, News
WABCO to acquire AssetTrackr

WABCO to acquire AssetTrackr

WABCO Holdings Inc., a leading global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, today announced that it is expanding its global fleet management solutions (FMS) business to India by acquiring Bangalore-based AssetTrackr, an innovative FMS provider in India. WABCO signed agreement to purchase 100% of AssetTrackr’s shares. The transaction is now subject[Read More…]

by August 8, 2017 Corporate, News
Continental’s brake technology MK C1 enables the next step to highly automated driving

Continental’s brake technology MK C1 enables the next step to highly automated driving

While automated driving is a big step into the future of safe and comfortable individual mobility, one thing will not change: In conjunction with the steering, the brakes will remain the most important element of active safety. Once the driver hands over the full driving responsibility to the vehicle, the electronic brake system (EBS) must be capable to perform the[Read More…]

by August 2, 2017 Corporate, Globescan
BorgWarner’s compact wastegate turbocharger boosts Honda’s new 1.0-liter gasoline engine

BorgWarner’s compact wastegate turbocharger boosts Honda’s new 1.0-liter gasoline engine

BorgWarner, a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, delivers its proven wastegate turbocharger for Honda’s new three-cylinder 1.0-liter gasoline direct-injected engine, initially available for the Civic in Asia and Europe. BorgWarner’s compact turbocharger improves engine efficiency and boosts performance, helping achieve an outstanding power output of 95 kW (127 HP) with quick[Read More…]

by July 12, 2017 Corporate, News

WABCO signs global long-term supply agreement with Daimler Trucks for AMT control technology

WABCO Holdings Inc., a leading global supplier of technologies and services that improve safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, announced that Daimler Trucks has extended its long-term supply agreement with WABCO for new heavy-duty automated manual transmission (AMT) control technology to support its series production mainly in Europe, North America, Japan, and South America. Headquartered in Germany, Daimler Trucks[Read More…]

by June 26, 2017 Corporate, Globescan, News
Lightweighting lies heavy on automotive industry

Lightweighting lies heavy on automotive industry

Many lightweighting initiatives under way to achieve CAFÉ standards Lightweighting, a concept about building cars and other vehicles lighter for better fuel efficiency and overall performance, is becoming a heavy burden on automotive industry- OEMs and tier-1 component suppliers. They have initiated several programmes and projects to achieve the Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) standards by lighweighting. For lightweighting, the[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 Corporate, Cover Story
Lightweighting – New challenges, diverse options

Lightweighting – New challenges, diverse options

Lightweighting of automotives is necessary to improve their efficiency and to reduce the carbon footprint. It is not an easy task as it involves the use of lighter and stronger materials and new technologies both by the OEMs and components suppliers. An MIT (Massachusets Institute of Technology) review on lightweighting automobiles in 1997 has drawn attention to the growing pressure[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 Corporate, Cover Story
Tenneco makes suspension, exhaust systems lighter

Tenneco makes suspension, exhaust systems lighter

Tenneco Automotive, one of the world’s largest automotive equipment supplier, manufactures ride control and clean air products in India, is taking concrete steps to reduce the weight of the products it manufactures. The US-based company is present in India since 1995, and in 2006 it became 100% subsidiary of Tenneco. In India, the company has grown in terms of manufacturing[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 Corporate, Cover Story

Trelleborg offers better, lighter sealing solutions to auto industry

The automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), especially those in the premium segment, have to optimise the existing systems and develop new ones. While public attention is mainly on the diversification of competing drive concepts, development departments of OEMs as well as Tier-1 suppliers are looking far beyond this to fuel efficiency, lightweighting and automation. Throughout the entire supply chain, companies[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 Corporate, Cover Story
Brose uses alternate materials to cut weight of the components

Brose uses alternate materials to cut weight of the components

Brose India Automotive Systems, a mechatronic components and systems maker, achieves lightweighting across the components it manufactures mainly by using alternate materials. The core competency of the company is the synthesis of mechanical, electrical and electronic systems. The company focuses on 3 areas: Technology for door systems or modules, adjustment systems for front and rear seats, and electric motors and[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 Corporate, Cover Story