The auto industry's current roster of infamous, recall-related scandals remained in the just-auto news this week as further revelations unfo...
Concerned that the traditional car model segmentation is an outdated means of describing target groups, Johnson Controls Automotive Seating...
The aim of an active grille shutter (AGS) is to respond to the driving environment in order to reduce drag and improve fuel economy. During...
As I very much expected, cooler heads started to bubble to the top after last week's shock 'Brexit' vote by over half of the citizenry of th...
As automotive engineers push back the boundaries of combustion, an increasing number of studies are being carried out in the virtual world. The use of in-cylinder computational fluid dynamics (CFD) provides insight on what is happening as the combustion process takes place, shedding new light on everything from thermal efficiency to pollutant formation. Software developer Convergent Science was formed in 1997 by a group of combustion specialists. The company’s Converge CFD code has been developed with combustion simulation in mind. Convergent Science’s director of global marketing, Rob Kaczmarek, gives us his take on what the future holds for combustion modelling.
In a wide-ranging interview, as part of Federal Mogul Powertrain’s recent Technology Briefing days held in Augsburg, Germany just-auto’s Calum MacRae interviewed the division’s Chief Technology Office, Gian Maria Olivetti. Mr Olivetti has been with Federal Mogul since 2007. Before Federal Mogul he enjoyed stints at Fiat Powertrain Technologies and Iveco.
Belgian unions claim 1,500 people still remain unemployed 18 months after Ford closed its plant in Genk with the loss of 5,500 jobs.
An SMMT survey of the UK automotive sector has found widespread concern that its future trading relationship with the EU could impose higher costs following the UK’s exit from the EU.
Reliable sources close to Iranian producer, Saipa, say it is not surprising Tehran is mulling a localisation rate of 80% following several overseas evaluations of the quality of domestic components
China’s BYD has confirmed Samsung Electronics had completed the acquisition of a 1.92% stake in the electric vehicle manufacturer for CNY3bn (US$450m).
Mobileye has recorded second quarter net income up 75% to US£27m, from US$15.3m in the same period last year.
Plastic Omnium has posted half year automotive economic revenue up 8.7% to EUR2.99bn (US$3.3bn) out of a total business figure of EUR3.2bn.
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.
Faurecia has unveiled half year operating income up 28% to EUR490m (US$539m), representing 5.1% of total sales.
Gentex has posted Q2 net sales of US$424m, up 12%, largely driven by a 13% quarter to quarter increase in auto-dimming mirror unit shipments as well as overall light vehicle production rises.
Valeo has posted half year net income up 23% to EUR422m (US$463m), with sales up 11% to EUR8.1bn for the first six months.
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 insists the former mantra adopted by its newly-acquired US supplier of 'affordable safety' continues to drive its business strategy.
General Motors reportedly has said US regulators may force it to recall another 4.3m vehicles due to potentially defective Takata air bag inflators, at a cost of US $550m.
Johnson Controls (JCI) announced third fiscal quarter revenues of US$9.5bn (down from $9.6bn a year ago) and operating profit of $383m, including several non-recurring items. Earnings per share were $0.59.
Mahle Powertrain has opened the doors to its new Vehicle Engineering Centre (VEC) in Northampton, UK.
DuPont and the Dow Chemical Company announced that, at their respective special meetings of stockholders held on 20 July 2016, stockholders of both companies have voted to approve all stockholder proposals necessary to complete the merger of equals transaction - a key milestone in the process to merge the two companies and subsequently pursue the intended spins of three highly focused, independent companies. The companies expect the merger transaction to close in the second half of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of regulatory approvals.
BorgWarner has announced it is supplying compact EGR valves for the Hyundai-Kia 1.6-litre GDI Kappa petrol engines used in the recently launched Hyundai Ioniq sedan and Kia Niro crossover SUV vehicle ranges.
South Korean automotive parts manufacturer, Hyundai Mobis, announced this week that it had established a new distribution centre in Belgium.
BASF is stepping up its regional research and development (R&D) activities for automotive coatings in a new platform at the BASF innovation campus Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China.
Supplier Trelleborg has described the second quarter of 2016 as "particularly eventful" after finalising the acquisition of CGS, announced at the end of 2015, during the period and consolidating it into its financial statements from June. The integration of CGS takes Trelleborg’s expected annual sales to about SEK30bn (US$3.475bn).
So another St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) has flashed by in its usual white blur of back-to-back press conferences and some of the highest level networking I've ever seen.
Given the startling complexity of obtaining a journalist visa for China - the code 'J2' is now indelibly stamped on my mind - it was with some surprise how swiftly I managed to sail through airport immigration in China - the Russians scrutinise visas for an interminable time.
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