Ford announces new European research collaborations driving innovation in mobility and autonomous vehicles

Ford President and CEO Mark Fields outlines Ford Smart Mobility plan during International CAR Symposium in Bochum, Germany, and announces new research collaborations driving innovative thinking in mobility and autonomous vehicles Ford partners with RWTH Aachen University to study innovative business models and customer expectations during the two-year Personal Mobility Experience Innovation project Ford also contributes to the UK Autodrive[Read More…]

by February 5, 2015 Globescan, Web Exclusive
Hyundai UK embarks on nation wide dealership rebrand

Hyundai UK embarks on nation wide dealership rebrand

Hyundai reveals first UK dealerships to feature new global identity New concept features warm bronze exterior tones, airy and sophisticated interior Every UK dealers to feature new look by the end of 2017, all 6,000 global dealers by 2018 Hyundai Motor UK has revealed the first UK dealerships to feature the company’s new global dealer branding. The significant change reflects[Read More…]

by February 5, 2015 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive

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

David Kneisler Elected Chairman of Automotive Industry Action Group

Dana Holding Corporation  has announced that David Kneisler, vice president, global quality, has been elected chairman of the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG). AIAG is a not-for-profit, member-supported organization that works collaboratively with automotive and manufacturing companies, suppliers, and service providers to help them operate at peak performance. Kneisler, a 20-year Dana veteran, joined the AIAG board in 2006 and[Read More…]

by February 3, 2015 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive

Bosch completes acquisition of ZF Lenksysteme

The growth area of electric steering is the basic technology for driver assistance, automated driving, and electric cars Integration in the Bosch Group as separate division Company will be called Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH On January 30, 2015, the Bosch Group completed its acquisition of ZF Friedrichshafen AG’s 50-percent share in the joint venture ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (ZFLS). The antitrust authorities have[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 Globescan, Web Exclusive

Dana outlines performance, positioning improvements following field tests of VariGlide™ continuously variable planetary technology

Dana Holding Corporation has unveiled the results of ongoing field tests of the company’s VariGlide™ technology, a revolutionary new transmission design that incorporates continuously variable planetary (CVP) technology. Dana engineers have confirmed performance and positioning improvements following hundreds of hours of functional evaluation and dynamometer testing on a standard-sized 2.2-tonne (2.5-ton) forklift truck equipped with VariGlide technology operating in a[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 Globescan, Web Exclusive

Toyota to trial new SiC power semiconductor technology

Using a “Camry” hybrid prototype and a fuel cell bus, Toyota Motor Corporation will bring a brand new technology to the streets of Japan for testing this year. The tests will evaluate the performance of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors, which could lead to significant efficiency improvements in hybrids and other vehicles with electric powertrains. Technology Power semiconductors are found[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 Globescan, OEM, Web Exclusive

Cooper Standard names Campbell as Chief Infrastructure Officer; Hardt as Chief Financial Officer

Appointments support company’s strategic growth, especially in Asia-Pacific Region Cooper-Standard Holdings, the parent company of Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc. has announced the appointments of Allen J. Campbell as executive vice president and chief infrastructure officer with concentration in theAsia-Pacific region, and Matthew W. Hardt as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Hardt will join Cooper Standard as executive vice president on February 2 and become CFO on March 2 when[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 Globescan, Web Exclusive

TomTom launches new Map Input Tracker

People can now share map feedback faster via any connected device TomTom (TOM2) has recently launched its Map Input Tracker API, a new map feedback tool that business customers can easily integrate into their existing products and services. The API enables end-users to share map feedback quickly via their smartphone, tablet, laptop or in-dash navigation unit to contribute to high-quality maps. “With[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 Globescan, Web Exclusive

BorgWarner supplies advanced ignition technology for Volkswagen engines built in Mexico

BorgWarner’s Locally Produced Plug Top Ignition Coils with Integrated Electronics Enhance Engine Performance, Improve Fuel Economy and Reduce Emissions BorgWarner produces plug top ignition coils with integrated electronics at its plant in Ramos-Arizpe, Mexico, for Volkswagen’s third generation 2.0- and 1.8-liter DOHC I4 engines built in Mexico. These engines power the Volkswagen Jetta and Beetle as well as other models[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 Globescan, Web Exclusive