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Haas Automation partners with Scuderia Ferrari

Haas Automation partners with Scuderia Ferrari

Haas Automation, the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America, has partnered with Scuderia Ferrari, the most successful team in the history of Formula One. Beginning with the 65th British Grand Prix at Silverstone, Haas Automation is featured on the lower side-pods of the Ferrari F14 T piloted by championship-winning drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen. Haas Automation branding[Read More…]

Wireless charging of electric drive and plug-in hybrid vehicles

Wireless charging of electric drive and plug-in hybrid vehicles

One of the next steps on the way to perfect electric drive and plug-in hybrid vehicles is wireless charging. Daimler and BMW have now agreed on jointly developing and implementing one common technology. Wireless charging of the battery will make the handling of electric drive and plug-in hybrid vehicles even easier. Mercedes-Benz will commence fleet testing of this “unplugged” technology with[Read More…]

Continental Celebrates 30 Lifesaving Years

Continental Celebrates 30 Lifesaving Years

International automotive supplier Continental has been producing Electronic Brake Systems (EBS) for 30 years now. Two other milestones will occur this year: the 100 millionth EBS unit will roll off the assembly line in Frankfurt, which will also be the 250 millionth unit manufactured worldwide. “Electronic brake systems have been enhancing safety since 1984. They stabilise cars by assuming braking[Read More…]

by July 8, 2014 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles starts production of Left Hand Drive FUSO Trucks

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles starts production of Left Hand Drive FUSO Trucks

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV), the wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, Stuttgart, Germany along with Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, Japan (MFTBC), a Daimler Company, under Daimler Trucks Asia, rolled out its first Left-Hand Drive (LHD) FUSO trucks for the export markets at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Oragadam.  The first heavy-duty truck – the FUSO[Read More…]

by July 8, 2014 Globescan, News, OEM, Web Exclusive
Volkswagen signs declaration in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, to expand production capacity

Volkswagen signs declaration in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, to expand production capacity

In the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Jochem Heizmann, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft and President and CEO of Volkswagen Group China, on 7 July signed a joint declaration for two new vehicle plants in China together with Xu Jianyi, Chairman of FAW.   “China has become our largest and[Read More…]

Bosch improves the mechanical vacuum pump down to the smallest detail

Bosch improves the mechanical vacuum pump down to the smallest detail

With its EVOII mechanical vacuum pump, Bosch has shown that conventional components still have considerable development potential. The company has made the economical mechanical pump lighter and much more efficient, putting it on a par with supposedly more efficient yet far more expensive electric vacuum pumps. The Bosch EVOII offers the best value for money on the market and reliably[Read More…]

Hero MotoCorp enters Columbia

Hero MotoCorp enters Columbia

In keeping with its vision of expanding its global footprint to as many as 50 countries by 2020, Hero MotoCorp Ltd (HMCL), the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, marked yet another significant milestone in its journey to global expansion –the formation of its wholly-owned subsidiary in Colombia and the commencement of a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in the country.  The foundation-stone was[Read More…]

Corrosion corrodes 6% of India’s GDP every year

Corrosion corrodes 6% of India’s GDP every year

 India is struggling to increase its GDP by a few decimal points, but it can be shocking to know that 3% of the GDP eroded in corrosion every year, said Dr Baldev Raj, President – Research, PSG Institutions. The quantum of loss on account of corrosion is equal to the revenue contributed by the Indian Railways to the exchequer.  Delivering[Read More…]

Tata Motors Revs Up Revotron 1.2T Engine Campaign

Tata Motors Revs Up Revotron 1.2T Engine Campaign

Tata Motors today launched an innovative, nation-wide campaign to showcase its new, best-in-class Revotron engine as a prelude to the launch of its new cars Zest and Bolt. With many segment-leading features in the engine, the campaign seeks to engage with its customers and create brand awareness for India’s first 1.2 Litre MPFi Turbocharged petrol engine, the Revotron 1.2T. The[Read More…]

Hyundai Grand achieves 1 Lakh Milestone

Hyundai Grand achieves 1 Lakh Milestone

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the country’s largest exporter and the second-largest car manufacturer, has achieved yet another milestone with the delivery of 100,000 Hyundai Grand cars within 10 months of its launch. Launched in September 2013, the Grand is the only product to achieve an outstanding sales mark in the industry, consolidating Hyundai’s position as a trendsetter and leader[Read More…]

by July 4, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive