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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

Dana inaugurates new tech centre

American auto component giant Dana Holding Corporation expanded its footprint in India by recently opening a new technology centre in Pune. Built on 8,000 square-meter area, this technology centre is Dana’s thirteenth facility in India. It has nearly 240 engineers working at the centre providing engineering capabilities to OEMs in the light-vehicle, commercial-vehicle, and off-highway segments in India and throughout the region.[Read More…]

by April 3, 2014 News

Michelin launches two radial tyres for motorbike

Michelin, the world’s leading automotive tyre manufacturer, haslaunched its high performance Pilot Road 2 and Pilot Street Radial for the motor bike riders in India. The Pilot Road 2 is targeted at the 500+cc segment of sports and super bikes while Pilot Street Radial focuses on the 250cc-500cc segment of motorbikes. With this Michelin introduces ISI marked radial tyres in[Read More…]

by April 3, 2014 News
Continental acquires Zytek Automotive

Continental acquires Zytek Automotive

Automotive components major Continental has taken over full ownership of its former joint venture, Zytek Automotive, based in Fradley in the United Kingdom. This is effective from February 3, 2014. It previously had a 50 percent shareholding in Zytek Automotive. Both companies have agreed not to disclose the price for the acquisition. In future, Zytek Automotive will operate as a[Read More…]

by April 3, 2014 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive