Post Tagged with: "cars"

Bosch CEO Denner “Electric cars are good, but connected electric cars are better”

Dr. Volkmar Denner: “Electrification will take combustion engines to new heights” Falling battery prices will halve costs by 2020 E-bike as model: Europe’s most successful electric vehicle is about enjoyment Powertrain electrification is picking up pace. The currently low oil price will not change that fact. This was the message underlined by Dr Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board of[Read More…]

by February 5, 2015 Globescan, Web Exclusive
SKF signs significant agreement with Volvo Cars

SKF signs significant agreement with Volvo Cars

SKF has signed a significant agreement to supply Volvo Car Corporation with wheel hub bearing units for their future car lines. Stephane Le-Mounier, President, Automotive Market, says, “Working with Volvo Cars in the development of solutions that meet their high demands has been a successful team effort. Our focus is on developing solutions that support high performance and improved energy[Read More…]

The New MINI –3 door and the MINI -5 door come to India

The New MINI –3 door and the MINI -5 door come to India

The much awaited new MINI 3-door and the new MINI 5-door were launched in India at an event held at the Mehboob Studio, Mumbai. Both the models enunciate the character with fun behind the wheel due to its evolutionary refinement, sporty looks as well as premium style. From today both the models will be available at MINI dealerships across India[Read More…]

by November 19, 2014 Corporate, News, OEM, Web Exclusive
Nearly one in four new cars recognise driver drowsiness

Nearly one in four new cars recognise driver drowsiness

Driver assistance systems can save lives. Nearly 680,000 – almost one-quarter – of the 2.95 million new cars registered in Germany last year can do just that – warn a tired driver before he causes an accident. This makes driver drowsiness detection the most frequently installed function in new cars. The 6 assistance systems used most often in new cars[Read More…]

by October 29, 2014 Off Beat
Bosch: Gas-powered cars: CNG is not LPG

Bosch: Gas-powered cars: CNG is not LPG

The operating costs, service station networks, and conversion costs for compressed natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas What are the advantages of gas-powered vehicles? Both CNG and LPG powertrain systems are cheaper and more eco-friendly in cars than diesel or gasoline systems. Their combustion is comparably cleaner, reducing emissions of particulates and nitrogen oxides. Both fuels are also cheaper than gasoline[Read More…]

by August 3, 2014 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive
Continental Develops Electric Parking Brake for Compact Cars with Drum Brakes

Continental Develops Electric Parking Brake for Compact Cars with Drum Brakes

International automotive supplier Continental has developed a concept for an Electric Parking Brake (EPB) for drum brakes. It is especially tailored to the lower-priced automotive segment that, up until now, has had to make do with mechanical parking brakes built into the existing drum brake on the rear axle. “By combining drum brakes and electric parking brakes, we can offer[Read More…]

by July 26, 2014 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive

The Volkswagen environmental program “Think Blue. Factory.” wins the National Energy Globe Award Germany

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand wins the National Energy Globe Award Germany for its holistic environmental program “Think Blue. Factory.” Earning particular recognition was its eco-friendly use of resources in production. With the Austrian Energy Globe Foundation as its patron, the award allows outstanding projects from all over the world with a focus on conserving resources, energy efficiency and using[Read More…]

by July 10, 2014 Globescan, News, OEM, Web Exclusive
Volvo Cars’ all-new XC90 will be the world’s most powerful and cleanest SUV

Volvo Cars’ all-new XC90 will be the world’s most powerful and cleanest SUV

Volvo Cars’ all-new XC90 will offer an unrivalled combination of power and clean operation when it is launched later this year. The all-wheel drive seven seater offers drivers up to 400 horsepower but with carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of around 60 g/km (NEDC driving cycle). There has never been an SUV offering this level of power this cleanly.   “There[Read More…]

by July 10, 2014 Globescan, News, OEM, Web Exclusive

Volkswagen passenger cars deliver over 3 million vehicles in first half for the first time

A total of 3.07 (January-June 2013: 2.95) million vehicles were handed over to customers worldwide, representing an increase of 3.8%. Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 514,900 (June 2013: 509,200; +1.1%) models in the month of June. “Developments at Volkswagen Passenger Cars in the first half year were stable thanks to the brand’s convincing model range. The Golf in particular continues to[Read More…]

by July 10, 2014 Globescan, News, OEM, Web Exclusive
BMW Group breaks 1 Million mark in first 6 months

BMW Group breaks 1 Million mark in first 6 months

The BMW Group sold more than a million vehicles in the first half of 2014, more than ever before in the first six months of the year. A total of 1,020,211 vehicles were delivered to customers worldwide, an increase of 6.9% over the same period last year (954,501). Sales in June also reached an all-time high: deliveries increased 4.8% with[Read More…]

by July 9, 2014 Globescan, News, OEM, Web Exclusive