While the tyre industry itself is economically important, it is also politically sensitive because of its size and environmental impact. To learn more about sustainability in the tyre industry, we spoke to
Dr Bernd Löwenhaupt, managing director at Sumitomo Rubber Europe.
Facing increased product complexity and reduced lead times, Tier 1 lighting system supplier ZKW turned to rFpro’s virtual simulation software to help accelerate development. Matthew Beecham caught up with Josh Wreford, Automotive Manager at rFpro, to learn more about the role of virtual simulation in engineering and refining automotive lighting systems.
SMW Wheels division of SMW Group has been supplying forged wheels for the Bugatti-Rimac Nevera, and is now developing forged magnesium wheels, which will provide weight savings of approximately 25 per cent compared to alloy.
Simulator manufacturer Ansible Motion has made significant sales with its Delta series S3 simulator revealed earlier this year. Alongside BMW, Honda and Continental, the UK firm announced it had sold its simulator to Deakin University in Australia, underlining the versatility of its driver-in-the-loop simulator. The demand is not just for the products either, as the Hethel-based company has just been acquired by AB Dynamics. Matthew Beecham spoke to founder and technical director Kia Cammaerts from Ansible Motion to understand the reasons behind its acquisition and plans.