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Valeo’s EG Efficiency Alternator wins 2015 PACE Award

Valeo has won a 2015 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) Award for its EG Efficiency Alternator. The EG Efficiency Alternator features synchronous rectifying based on MOSFET (Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors) instead of diodes. Due to their micro-electronic structure, MOSFET’s are able to almost eliminate the voltage drop during current rectifying.

Visteon – Codethink collaborate to improve in-vehicle software development

Visteon and Codethink have developed a unified approach to collect and integrate Linux ecosystem source code across the wide range of third-party and open source components used in Visteon’s infotainment projects with global automakers. Both companies are members of the GENIVI® alliance, a non-profit industry alliance committed to driving the broad adoption of specified, open

SKF opens hybrid line in Indonesia to support Honda

SKF has opened a hybrid production channel in its manufacturing facility in Jakarta, Indonesia. This production channel has been designed to be able to produce two different types of product families: single-row deep groove ball bearings and double-row angular contact ball bearings, i.e. hub bearing units. As a result of its flexible production capabilities and

GKN supplies AWD to SAIC’s SUV

GKN Driveline has become the first global Tier One supplier to design, develop and manufacture a complete all-wheel drive (AWD) system in China. The company supplies the complete AWD to SAIC Motors’ new MG GS compact SUV, as well as the front wheel-drive system. Andrew Reynolds Smith, GKN Automotive Chief Executive Officer, said: “The pace

Hitachi Automotive’s Semi-active Suspension Electronic Control contains Vibration and Position changes

Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd has announced that the company has developed new semi-active suspension electronic control technology that successfully suppresses vehicle vibrations during driving and vehicle position changes while turning on curves by approximately 10 percent. This has made improvement of both driving comfort and steering stability possible. Such improvements were previously difficult to achieve.

SKF India net up by 1.5 percent in Q1

SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services  has reported a net sales of INR 5790 million in the for the first quarter ended March 2015. The company witnessed a growth of 1.5 percent over the corresponding quarter of the previous year. The Profit before tax for the first

DENSO receives 2015 PACE Award

DENSO received the 2015 Automotive News Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence (PACE) Award for its industry-first standardised Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) unit that is 20 percent smaller and lighter than conventional units. The HVAC system can be used in a wide variety of vehicle lines and models, resulting in cost-savings for car makers. Traditionally,

Constellium to build second BiW line in the US

Constellium NV has announced that it has decided to build a second Body-in-White (BiW) finishing line in North America to further support the growing demand for aluminium from the US automotive industry. The investment is expected to reach $160 million and is part of the previously announced $750 million strategic investment plan to increase Constellium’s BiW production capacity by 2022.

Volvo Car – Jebsen Automotive JV to make balance shafts for GEA3 Engine

Swedish carmaker Volvo Car Corporation and Mitec-Jebsen Automotive Systems (Dalian) have entered into a partnership to support the manufacture of the balance shaft for Volvo’s new GEA3 engine and the production will be started in 2016. Mitec-Jebsen, a joint venture of Jebsen Automotive Technik (JAT) and MITEC Automotive AG, will supply 220,000 balancer systems for

Breakthrough Technology Reduces Emissions, Saves Fuel and Increases Power

Air2Nitrous (A2N), a breakthrough engine technology that lowers critical emissions in engines while both saving fuel and increasing engine torque, is now available for global markets. A simple, scalable, retrofit device composed of two pieces with no moving parts, A2N can be fitted by any qualified mechanic to any internal combustion engine in 30 minutes. The effects of the

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