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The Week That Was - August replenishes batteries

5 August 2016

August's dog days are well and truly on us up here in the Northern hemisphere and in the soporific heat of a British summer – well OK – it's warmish – industry tends to take a well-earned break and recharge the batteries ready for an autumn which will rapidly see the Paris Motor Show loom large.


January 2016, management briefing (Part 2)

26 January 2016

The second part of this month’s briefing reviews just some of the supplier autonomous driving innovations that caught our eye in the consumer electronics show (CES) and Detroit auto show this month. While they may not be household names, the likes of Autoliv, Bosch, Continental, Delphi, Denso, Magna, Valeo, Visteon and ZF TRW will heavily influence how your autonomous car will perform. Here, the tech talk is on sensor fusion (critical for self-driving cars), connectivity and vehicle-to-everything. In the meantime, semi-autonomous technologies are becoming more affordable thereby paving the way for mass-vehicle market growth.


Briefing: Tomorrow's steering systems

29 July 2015

For many years, power steering technology was focused on hydraulic systems but demand is now favouring electric power steering mainly due to fuel consumption and logistical benefits. In this briefing extracted from just-auto/QUBE's research service, Matthew Beecham provides an overview of some key companies and developments in the steering sector.


RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Electronic braking systems

15 July 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews some advances in the electronic braking system arena.

Latest interviews


Nexteer president and COO Laurent Bresson

19 January 2015

Nexteer, the former GM Saginaw steering division, has flourished under the ownership of China-based Pacific Century Motors its owner since 2011. Calum MacRae caught up with Nexteer’s president and COO Laurent Bresson at the recent NAIAS.


INTERVIEW: Anne Ruthmann, Citroën C4 Cactus PM

8 July 2014

Citroën C4 Cactus Chef de Projet Anne Ruthmann answers questions on key suppliers, lightweight technology, sales prospects and other topics.


INTERVIEW: Magna Powertrain president Jake Hirsch

18 February 2014

Jake Hirsch has worked in the automotive supply industry for 30 years, including as president and CEO of Teksid Aluminium, CEO of Textron Fastening Systems; managing director of TRW Occupant Restraints and COO at Magna Europe where he was also a member of the Board of Directors. He talked to Simon Warburton in Detroit about some of the challenges and opportunities in the business.


Q&A with TRW: Electronic Braking Systems

5 February 2014

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one suppliers of electronic braking systems, Matthew Beecham talked with Dan Milot, Technical Director, Customer Application & Systems Engineering North America, TRW Automotive.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only ZF introduces new dual pinion drive EPS

19 April 2017

ZF now has a significantly enhanced offering of electric power steering systems in China and globally with the introduction of its dual pinion system which is slated to launch in the Chinese market in 2018. “As the second most prevalent type of...


ZF "on home straight" with TRW integration- Sommer

7 April 2017

ZF says it is "on the home straight" in terms of its integration of American supplier, TRW into its ranks following the acquisition nearly two years ago.


ZF confident post-Brexit as it outlines 2016 sales

31 March 2017

ZF says it does not envisage any fallout from the impact of Brexit, but is cautioning against any short term decisions regarding Mexican imports into the US.


ZF boosts profits, reduces TRW-related debt

30 March 2017

ZF Friedrichshafen announced on Thursday it had "closed the 2016 fiscal year with a clear rise in profits and a strong improvement in cash flow".


Hyundai US recalling almost 1m cars

16 March 2017

Hyundai Motor America is to recall close to 1m cars to check potentially incorrectly installed seat belts supplied by what is now the combined ZF-TRW. This appears to be a vehicle assembly issue rather than faulty components.


just-auto Plus only ZF presents Innovation Truck 2016 at IAA

22 September 2016

ZF is further strengthening its position as a major technology supplier for the commercial vehicle industry by providing key technologies for autonomous driving. With these competencies, ZF products can enable commercial vehicles to see, think and act. This is...


just-auto Plus only ZF opens expanded shared service centre in Poland

12 September 2016

On 9 September 2016 ZF celebrated the grand opening of its new administration building in the southern Polish city of Czestochowa. The ZF TRW subsidiary has had its European accounting operations here for the last ten years. In the next years, the...


ZF to start first India Technology Centre

5 August 2016

ZF is setting up its first India Technology Centre in Hyderabad, dedicated to software and mechanical engineering.


ZF H1 operating profit increases to EUR1.1bn

4 August 2016

ZF has posted first half operating profit up to EUR1.1bn (US$1.22bn) while sales rose to EUR17.8bn.


ZF drives autonomous push with 40% Ibeo stake

2 August 2016

ZF is continuing its push into autonomous driving with the acquisition of a 40% stake in lidar technologies specialist, Ibeo Automotive Systems for an undisclosed amount.


ZF TRW mulls 1-100m parts failure rate

26 July 2016

ZF TRW says failure rates of certain technologies could reach one in a hundred million as industry and consumers look to ensure the safety of ever-rising vehicle content.


Heat challenging as technology ramps up - ZF TRW

25 July 2016

ZF TRW says one of its key issues affecting the extra technology now prevalent on new vehicles is heat as ever-greater performance creates its own set of challenges.


ZF TRW still arrows in on affordable safety

25 July 2016

ZF TRW insists the former mantra adopted by its newly-acquired US supplier of 'affordable safety' continues to drive its business strategy.


Autonomous to drive massive fitment surge - ZF

18 July 2016

ZF says it sees a "huge increase" in sensor fitment rates as demand for driver assistance systems starts to ramp up.


ZF and TRW combining aftermarket organisations

6 July 2016

ZF Friedrichshafen is taking another step in the integration of TRW Automotive by combining the two aftermarket organisations of ZF Services and TRW Aftermarket.


ZF extends Stefan Sommer contract by five years

28 June 2016

ZF Friedrichshafen has confirmed the extension of CEO, Stefan Sommer's contract for another five years.


ZF TRW eyes heated steering wheels production

19 May 2016

ZF TRW has announced that it will start production of its innovative heated steering wheel technology (conductor insert heating system, or CIHS) with a major European vehicle manufacturer in 2017.


ZF lauds TRW purchase as "milestone"

13 May 2016

ZF Friedrichshafen CEO, Stefan Sommer is lauding the acquisition as TRW Automotive as "a milestone in our Group's strategy," one year after its purchase.


ZF TRW adds crash test sled in Anting China

13 April 2016

ZF TRW, the active and passive safety division of ZF Friedrichshafen, has opened the crash sled section of its Anting Technical Centre in China.


TRW adds EUR8.9bn to ZF 2015 sales of EUR29bn

22 March 2016

ZF Friedrichshafen says it generated Group sales of EUR29.2bn (US$32.7bn) in fiscal year 2015, including EUR8.9bn from ZF TRW, which has been integrated as the new Active & Passive Safety Technology Division since the acquisition in May last year.


ZF TRW highlights upgraded R&D capability

22 February 2016

ZF TRW says it is pursuing an expansionist policy in increasing its R&D capability as it cements further the newly integrated halves of the merged companies.


Demographics and lifestyle driving automation - ZF

22 February 2016

Demographic drivers as well as increasing demand for lifestyle choices are pushing partially-automated fitment rates says ZF TRW.


ZF TRW rationalises and sells fasteners unit

25 January 2016

ZF TRW, the Active and Passive Safety Division of ZF Friedrichshafen AG, has announced it has entered into a sale agreement for its global Engineered Fasteners and Components business to Illinois Tool Works (ITW) for approximately US$450m.


ZF TRW unveils cockpit concept at CES

5 January 2016

ZF unveiled four new approaches to the human-machine interface (HMI) as part of its cockpit concept at the CES 2016 show in Las Vegas.


ZF to consolidate e-mobility into new division

22 October 2015

Starting in 2016, ZF will combine all electromobility-related activities in a new e-mobility division, based at the company's Schweinfurt location, the supplier has announced. It is also moving shock absorber production out of Germany.


ZF TRW promotes sales chief

6 October 2015

The head of sales of ZF TRW, Peter Lake, has become a new member of the board of management of ZF Friedrichshafen AG and is now also responsible for corporate market in the ZF Group. Lake, 59, has been head of sales and business development at what is now ZF TRW in Livonia near Detroit since 2002. He contributed significantly to the integration of the British automotive supplier Lucas-Varity into what was then TRW Automotive.


Next decade will transform mobility – ZF TRW

22 September 2015

ZF TRW, the Active and Passive Safety Technology Division of ZF AG, says it is uniquely positioned to deliver the automated driving functions of the next decade as mobility is transformed.


Franz Kleiner to head expanded ZF safety division

3 September 2015

Franz Kleiner, appointed member of the ZF board of management for the Region of North America at the beginning of 2015, has taken over as head of the ZF Active and Passive Safety Technology division from 1 September. In this division, ZF continues the entire business activities of TRW Automotive, which was acquired in the middle of May 2015. John Plant, long-standing CEO of TRW, will hand over the management of the company to Dr. Kleiner, but will remain with ZF as an advisor until the end of 2015.


ZF TRW secures two safety domain ECU deals

1 September 2015

ZF TRW says it has has won two business awards with North American and European vehicle manufacturers for its second generation safety domain electronic control unit (ECU SDE 2).


Rane TRW opens airbag manufacturing plant

25 August 2015

Rane TRW Steering Systems Occupant Safety Division - a 50:50 joint venture between Rane group and ZF TRW - has opened an airbag manufacturing plant located near its seatbelt factory in Singaperumal Koil, Chennai.

TRW Automotive news

just-auto Plus only ZF introduces new dual pinion drive EPS

19 April 2017

ZF now has a significantly enhanced offering of electric power steering systems in China and glob...


ZF "on home straight" with TRW integration- Sommer

7 April 2017

ZF says it is "on the home straight" in terms of its integration of American supplier, TRW into i...


ZF confident post-Brexit as it outlines 2016 sales

31 March 2017

ZF says it does not envisage any fallout from the impact of Brexit, but is cautioning against any...


ZF boosts profits, reduces TRW-related debt

30 March 2017

ZF Friedrichshafen announced on Thursday it had "closed the 2016 fiscal year with a clear ri...


Hyundai US recalling almost 1m cars

16 March 2017

Hyundai Motor America is to recall close to 1m cars to check potentially incorrectly installed se...


just-auto Plus only ZF presents Innovation Truck 2016 at IAA

22 September 2016

ZF is further strengthening its position as a major technology supplier for the commercial vehicl...



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