Continental’s Technology Makes Hybrid Sports Cars more Eco-Friendly,Safe

Turbochargers, a recuperation-capable brake system, sensors for tire pressure monitoring, and steering systems: Continental supplies more than 50 different components and systems for the BMW i8 that make the new i-model series environmentally friendlier, safer, and more comfortable.   The high-performance turbocharger of the 1.5-litre three-cylinder combustion engine for the rear wheel drive of the BMW […]

Honda Alabama Achieves Breakthrough with New $71.4 Million Automated Engine Assembly Facility

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley joined associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) recently in celebrating production at its new $71.4 million state-of-the-art automated engine assembly facility, marking a breakthrough for Honda engine production in North America with the development of more highly automated assembly. The new facility will supply V-6 engines for the Honda Odyssey […]

Hyundai Motor’s Sales, Revenue, Operating Profit down in Q1

Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea’s largest automaker has announced first-quarter business results for 2015. Sales volume, revenue and operating profit declined from the same quarter last year, due to unfavourable external factors such as strong won against euro and currencies of developing countries. Sales revenue declined to KRW 20.94 trillion (Auto: 16.53 trillion / Finance […]

GKN Automotive’s China JV to invest US$850 million

The Chinese joint venture between GKN Automotive and HUAYA Automotive, is investing US $850 million over the next five years to meet growing demand for the company’s driveline systems, all-wheel drive (AWD) and hybrid technologies. The investment further strengthens GKN’s position as the global leader in advanced driveline technologies. GKN Automotive Chief Executive, Andrew Reynolds […]

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 […]