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Punch Powertrain on a rapid growth track

19 September 2017

Punch Powertrain is a transmission supplier that’s creeping up on the rails of the more established suppliers such as Aisin, JATCO and ZF and is providing them with stiff competition. Since 2013 it’s achieved average annual growth of around 50% and has plans to take its capacity from 1.2 million units at the end of this year to over 3 million units by 2020. It’s headquartered at Sint-Truiden in Belgium and is a major supplier of CVTs to Chinese domestic OEMs from its manufacturing plant in Nanjing, China. 


New engines and other changes for 2018MY Jaguars

18 May 2017

When the Jaguar PRs said some of their cars at a regional driving day for UK media were factory-fresh, they were not kidding - several, with the new, in-house made Ingenium petrol engines, had come off the Castle Bromwich assembly line only a day before the event.


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.

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ZF, Nvidia use AI to develop self-driving cars

25 January 2017

ZF used the most recent CES to reveal a product called ProAI, designed to bring self-driving capabilities to cars and trucks. The safety supplier says its solution, based on Nvidia’s processing technology, will enter production next year ready to meet the automated requirements for Level 4. To find out more, we spoke to Dr Malgorzata Wiklinska, who is manager of advanced R&D at ZF Denkfabrik.


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: Shell's Dr. Jens Sommer

11 November 2014

Dr. Jens Sommer has worked as Senior Transmission Expert in Shell Global Solutions in Germany since 2010. Currently, he is based at Shell's new Technology Centre in Shanghai to support local OEMs. As Senior Transmission Expert, Dr. Sommer is in charge of manual transmission and dry dual clutch transmission fluid development activities, which covers passenger cars as well as heavy duty applications.


GKN all-wheel-drive technology update

7 October 2014

Interview with Rob Rickell, Senior Vice President Global Engineering, Principal Engineer, GKN plc. At the recent Paris Show, Calum MacRae caught up with him to discuss technology developments in the AWD market such as driveline disconnect and e-axles.

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ZF looks to add piece to puzzle with Baidu link

21 September 2017

ZF says its tie-up with Chinese internet company, Baidu provides another "piece in the puzzle" as it looks to extend its technological reach into nrew spheres.


ZF and Faurecia detail work on Cockpit 2025

20 September 2017

ZF and its partner Faurecia have unveiled the initial results of their collaboration, following the introduction of their new seat concept during IAA 2017.


Frankfurt - ZF new logo after TRW acquisition

14 September 2017

ZF says it has achieved integration with US supplier, TRW faster than anticipated as it moves to capitalise on the power of the combined component giant to address industry megatrends.


ZF signs BAIC JV for EV component production

14 September 2017

ZF has inked a joint venture with BHAP, a subsidiary of BAIC to produce components for electromobility in China.


ZF and Baidu agree strategic cooperation

12 September 2017

ZF Friedrichshafen and Chinese internet company Baidu have announced a new strategic cooperation. The two partners intend to collaborate in the areas of autonomous driving and telematics as well as mobility services to develop extensive technical solutions for autonomous driving in China.


just-auto Plus only ZF achieves 100m EPB production milestone

8 September 2017

ZF produced its 100 millionth Electric Park Brake (EPB) unit, the first company in the world to have reached this milestone. The inventor of the EPB motor-on-calliper brake, ZF’s EPB is the true embodiment of an intelligent mechanical system. EPB is...


ZF enters strategic research partnership

1 September 2017

ZF has entered into a 'pioneering strategic research partnership' to coincide with the opening of its Innovation Hub in Silicon Valley. Together with researchers from the renowned University of California, Berkeley, the company will in future harness the self-learning machines that are crucial to fully autonomous driving in the automotive field.


Luxshare to acquire ZF’s Global BCS business

31 August 2017

ZF is divesting its Global Body Control Systems Business Unit to Luxshare based in Hong Kong.


ZF launches column drive EPS on 2017 Jeep Compass

9 August 2017

ZF has launched its first column drive steering system in the US on the redesigned 2017 Jeep Compass.


ZF posts H1 operating profit of EUR1.2bn

3 August 2017

ZF has recorded first-half adjusted operating profit of EUR1.2bn (US$1.4bn) with sales up 2.7% to EUR18.3bn.


BMW redesigns flagship Rolls-Royce

28 July 2017

BMW's Rolls-Royce has redesigned its flagship Phantom limousine for the first time since the first 'German' version was launched in 2003.


Magna Steyr to contract assemble Jaguar E-Pace SUV

13 July 2017

Tata Motors' premium automobile brand Jaguar got right to the point when unveiling the new E-Pace compact SUV at a media technical briefing today (13 July) in London: they're not going to make it.


ZF to push Vision Zero and identity in Frankfurt

27 June 2017

ZF says it will use the upcoming IAA in Frankfurt to push its integration with TRW as well as the Vision Zero concept of no accidents and emissions elimination.


ZF teams with start-ups for agile market reaction

26 June 2017

ZF says its collaboration with many start-up companies will allow it to bring products more quickly to market as well as identify hitherto untapped areas of technology.


Jaguar delivers on 300PS petrol Ingenium promise

26 June 2017

As promised, Jaguar is introducing an yet powerful 300PS Ingenium petrol engine to its XE and XF saloons and F-Pace SUV models.


ZF and Hella to partner on sensors

23 June 2017

ZF and Hella announced they would partner on sensor technology, particularly for front camera systems, imaging and radar systems.


just-auto Plus only ZF develops integrated electric drive

23 June 2017

ZF's Vision Zero Vehicle is helping to set the course for an accident-free and zero local emissions future. The vehicle features a 150 kW electric axle drive system for dynamic acceleration. The entire propulsion system including the integrated power...


ZF/Hella team on sensor technology

21 June 2017

ZF and Hella are to partner on sensor technology, particularly for front camera systems, imaging and radar.


ZF develops new centre airbag system concept

7 June 2017

ZF says it has designed and developed a new advanced centre airbag system concept aimed at significantly 'helping to reduce occupant excursion across a spectrum of crash scenarios'.


just-auto Plus only ZF joins BFO/Unicorn over e-mobility

2 June 2017

Electromobility and micromobility are important elements for the future of mobility. To help shape this growing market and to further drive technological advances, ZF has established a joint venture with Magura, BrakeForceOne (BFO) and Unicorn Energy. Dr....


just-auto Plus only ZF developing all-electric central drive CeTrax

24 May 2017

ZF Friedrichshafen AG offers a broad product and services portfolio for the electrification of commercial vehicles. The company focuses on all-electric drive solutions for urban vehicles and hybrid technologies for use in long-distance transport applications....


BorgWarner announces ZF dual clutch supply deal

22 May 2017

BorgWarner said it had started production of a new dual clutch module family to be used in the latest transmission from ZF.


just-auto Plus only ZF joins e.GO Mobile to develop autonomous vehicle

19 May 2017

Autonomous electromobility will make traffic in metropolitan areas cleaner, safer and more efficient. To promote the establishment of these systems and to inspire new technological innovations, ZF has envisaged a joint venture with the company e.GO Mobile AG...


Lectra delivers airbag cutting machines to ZF

17 May 2017

Lectra has delivered two FocusQuantum FT6K machines for multi-ply airbag fabric for ZF TRW Occupant Safety Systems.


just-auto Plus only ZF to acquire BeeSpeed Automatizari

17 May 2017

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has signed an investment and cooperation agreement with the engineering services company BeeSpeed, with the ultimate goal of eventually acquiring BeeSpeed’s automotive division. BeeSpeed Automatizari S.R.L. is headquartered in...


ZF expanding engineering centre in Shanghai

19 April 2017

ZF is expanding its engineering centre in Shanghai.


just-auto Plus only ZF’s success in Asia-Pacific

19 April 2017

Asia-Pacific, with China being the main market, is one of the most important market regions for ZF Friedrichshafen AG. With approximately EUR7.6bn (US$8.15bn), more than one fifth of the company's EUR35.2bn sales was generated there in the 2016 fiscal...


just-auto Plus only ZF to help China achieve its e-mobility portfolio

19 April 2017

As the world’s largest market for electric vehicles (EVs), China has ambitious growth targets which are set to continue. With a forward-looking e-mobility portfolio which covers passenger car and commercial vehicle applications as well as the whole...


just-auto Plus only ZF safety solutions to meet new C-NCAP requirement

19 April 2017

From 2018, it will be a much greater challenge to achieve five stars in China’s New Car Assessment Program (C-NCAP) as the new crash test regulations will be among the most stringent in the world. ZF is ideally placed to help domestic vehicle...


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...

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ZF looks to add piece to puzzle with Baidu link

21 September 2017

EUR35bn ZF revenue was EUR35.2bn in 2016 Source: QUBE ZF says...


ZF and Faurecia detail work on Cockpit 2025

20 September 2017

ZF and its partner Faurecia have unveiled the initial results of their collaboration, following t...


Punch Powertrain on a rapid growth track

19 September 2017

Punch Powertrain is a transmission supplier that's creeping up on the rails of the more establish...


Frankfurt - ZF new logo after TRW acquisition

14 September 2017

ZF says it has achieved integration with US supplier, TRW faster than anticipated as it moves to...


ZF signs BAIC JV for EV component production

14 September 2017

ZF has inked a joint venture with BHAP, a subsidiary of BAIC to produce components for electromob...


ZF and Baidu agree strategic cooperation

12 September 2017

ZF Friedrichshafen and Chinese internet company Baidu have announced a new strategic cooperation....



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