Automotive industry company news
Lots happening in the autobiz this week and the excitement building as we head into Frankfurt show media week is palpable. Hence full pictur...
This week it was, for once, my turn to stay back and mind the shop while colleagues scurried hither and yon to bring you news and interviews...
| 22 Jun 2015
Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews some novel shocks and asks: what does the autonomous car mean for suspension manufacturers?
| 15 Jun 2015
Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham looks at how the application of electric power steering (EPS) is shaping up in developed and emerging markets as well as some novel steering and reversing innovations.
| 15 May 2015
We heard this week that Toyota and Mazda are interested in working together in the future. Toyota is obviously the bigger player, but Mazda has some interesting plus points, not least its Skyactiv powertrain technology that improves ICE efficiency.
| 19 Mar 2015
There are signs of a revival in the UK automotive supplier industry, but a sense of perspective is needed, says Dave Leggett.
| 4 Jun 2015
Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one manufacturers, Matthew Beecham talked to Alexander Groß, Director Chassis Technology, Head of R&D Business Unit Suspension Technology, ZF Friedrichshafen AG about future suspension technologies and the ways in which its newly-merged operation with TRW can support autonomous driving.
| 19 Jan 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.
| 28 Sep 2015
ZF Hero Chassis Systems has opened a factory in Oragadam, Chennai to assemble front and rear axle modules for the nearby BMW car assembly plant.
| 22 Sep 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.
| 21 Sep 2015
ZF has introduced clutch-by-wire (CBW) that, it claims, for the first time, controls the clutch independently of the driver's left foot and without a mechanical connection to the pedal. This adds functions to manual systems that were previously reserved for automatic or automated transmissions - particularly fuel-minimising coasting.
| 16 Sep 2015
The latest remarks by Google executives suggest that the company is planning to avoid becoming a vehicle manufacturer. The company is assessing how it delivers a self-driving car, but appears keen to work with established suppliers on the project.
| 8 Sep 2015
ZF has started production of a transmission that integrates a high-performance and compact electric motor into its latest eight-speed automatic gearbox - a hybridised drive system that has been specifically designed to meet plug-in requirements. Vehicles can now be driven purely electrically over comparably long distances and significantly faster at up to 120km/h (80mph).
| 3 Sep 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.
| 1 Sep 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).
| 25 Aug 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.
| 10 Aug 2015
Volkswagen Group has nominated the first 44 suppliers who will be collaborating on a new common strategic level under the joint FAST (Future Automotive Supply Tracks) initiative.
| 24 Jul 2015
Johnson Controls has confirmed speculation circulating last month it was to divest its automotive business by announcing plans to spin off the division in around 12 months.
| 17 Jul 2015
BorgWarner says it is supplying its wet friction technology for ZF's new 8- and 9-speed automatic transmissions.
| 13 Jul 2015
ZF TRW says fundamental changes in the way society looks at vehicle ownership as well as far higher levels of automated driving will shape car purchases in the next decade or so.
| 10 Jul 2015
ZF TRW says it remains convinced CO2 emissions reduction is on an irreversible downward path as regulators flex ever stronger muscles when it comes to pollution.
| 8 Jul 2015
ZF TRW says it has secured initial contracts for its next generation camera system - the S-Cam4 family - with an unnamed major European manufacturer.
| 7 Jul 2015
ZF TRW has unveiled its third generation video camera, the S-Cam 3, with production starting for the first time across four major global vehicle platforms.
| 6 Jul 2015
Mega-supplier ZF TRW says automated driving capability will rapidly expand in functionality as systems become ever-more refined.
| 6 Jul 2015
ZF TRW says it expects the newly-merged giants to continue their previous roles of working in support of domestic and worldwide supply chains as the nascent company beds down to become the globe's third largest component manufacturer.
| 3 Jul 2015
Newly-formed ZF TRW says it will retain the 'affordable safety' value adopted by the US supplier as huge company settles in to its position as the world's third largest component producer.
| 3 Jul 2015
ZF TRW says it is looking to leverage the power of its combined operations and insists there is relatively little duplication in the new company following the acquisition by the German supplier of the American component producer.
| 3 Jul 2015
Newly-formed ZF TRW says it will develop a common culture in time as the new mega supplier looks to capitalise on the overall worldwide recovery in the automotive sector.
| 30 Jun 2015
ZF Friedrichshafen says a new acquisition will boost its expertise in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
| 25 Jun 2015
ZF Friedrichshafen has opened its extended R&D Centre in Plzen.
| 15 Sep 2014
We're digesting the news that TRW will be (subject to the usual approvals) acquired by ZF. Looks like ZF has paid top dollar.
| 14 Jan 2014
My first Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA) Outlook Conference yesterday (12 January) afternoon in the renovated Cobo Center in downtown Detroit and a pretty impressive 150 delegates made the sessions lively and entertaining.
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