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Continental shipped its 100 millionth miniature radio receiver module in March

Continental shipped its 100 millionth miniature radio receiver module in March

The international automotive supplier Continental has shipped its 100 millionth radio receiver module in March. “This anniversary once again confirms the efficiency of our electronics production in Regensburg,” says Thomas Ebenhöch, Location and Plant Manager Regensburg, “because hardly anywhere else are the winds of competition blowing as sharp as in electronics.” The success story of the small postage stamp sized[Read More…]

by April 7, 2014 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive
Bosch gasoline direct injection reduces fuel consumption by up to 15 percent

Bosch gasoline direct injection reduces fuel consumption by up to 15 percent

Bosch, with its common-rail technology, has revolutionised one type of internal-combustion engine by means of direct injection. In the space of a decade, this technology became the undisputed standard for diesel engines. Today, it features in some 80 percent of new diesel vehicles worldwide. A similar transformation is currently taking place in connection with the downsizing trend for the gasoline[Read More…]

by April 7, 2014 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive
Datsun makes its Russian debut on-DO four-door, five-seat family sedan

Datsun makes its Russian debut on-DO four-door, five-seat family sedan

Datsun, one of the oldest names in motoring history, arrives in Russia exactly one hundred years after the first DAT car was created in Japan. Russian customers striving to own their first Japanese brand car got closer to that goal today with the launch of the Datsun brand and the introduction of the Datsun on-DO model. This marks the first[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 Globescan, News, OEM, Web Exclusive
Mercedes-Benz expands production capacity in Romania

Mercedes-Benz expands production capacity in Romania

An important milestone at Daimler and the Romanian subsidiary Star Transmission was celebrated today attended by numerous guests: the ceremonial ground-breaking for a new assembly plant in Sebes was laid in the presence of Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta and representatives from both companies. Starting in 2016 the new Mercedes-Benz 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission will be assembled here. Markus Schäfer,[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 Globescan, News, OEM, Web Exclusive
Freescale and Broadcom offer 360 degree automotive camera system

Freescale and Broadcom offer 360 degree automotive camera system

J Srikant Freescale Semiconductor, a major electronic solution provider to auto sector, and Broadcom Corporation have partnered to create Freescale’s Qorivva MPC5606E – the industry’s first fully-integrated, packaged microcontroller (MCU) and physical layer transceiver (PHY) solution for use in 360 degree camera systems. “Our collaboration with Broadcom resulted in a single, small-footprint solution that combines the image compression features of[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 Globescan, News, OEM, Short Takes
Volvo Penta launches engines for gensets

Volvo Penta launches engines for gensets

Bhargav TS Volvo Penta launches two new CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board) Stage II engines for genset application for the Indian market. With the new TWD1652GE and TWD1653GE engines, the global company now offers a range from 250 kVA (the 7-litre TAD754GE) to 600 kVA (TWD1652GE) and 650 KVA (TWD1653GE) on prime power. Interestingly, Volvo Penta along with Volvo Trucks[Read More…]

Audi India on full throttle

Audi India on full throttle

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, for the second consecutive time sold more than 10,000 units in a single financial year. The company sold 10,126 units in fiscal 2014. It also registered a sale of 2,740 units in the period January – March 2014 against 2,616 units during the same period last year. Also it sold 1,404 units in March[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive

Visteon’s Automotive Climate and Electronics experts to present at SAE 2014 World Congress

Visteon Corporation will be represented by its two core business units during activities associated with the SAE 2014 World Congress in Detroit from April 7-10. Experts from Visteon’s Electronics business and Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp. (HVCC) will lead professional development seminars, participate on industry panels and present technical papers. In conjunction with the SAE 2014 World Congress at Cobo Center, the[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 Events, Globescan, News, Web Exclusive

Champion brand to sponsor two premier Formula Drift drivers

Federal-Mogul’s iconic Champion brand of spark plugs, wipers, filters and chemical additives has expanded its presence in the fast-growing sport of professional drifting by signing sponsorship agreements with two premier drivers in the Formula Drift championship series. Formula Drift competition challenges drivers to maneuver their cars into well executed, controlled lateral slides at high speeds on a marked course. The[Read More…]

BMW opens Training Centre, launches M6 Gran Coupé

BMW opens Training Centre, launches M6 Gran Coupé

BMW Group achieved yet another milestone in India with the commencement of a state-of-the-art BMW Group Training Centre in Gurgaon.A benchmark amongst the group’s training centres worldwide, the new centre in Gurgaon is built on 2.2 acres of land and has the resources to provide training for all its brands in the market. Set up with an initial investment of[Read More…]

by April 3, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive