Driver monitoring technology to be available on DS Automobiles’ vehicles ahead of 2022 Safety Deadline

Nov 8, 2019    Technology

Innovative DS Automobiles’ driver monitoring technology is leading the charge ahead of a 2022 safety deadline that will mean all new EU cars must be fitted with fatigue alert systems.

Allison Transmission receives 2018 Master of Quality Award from DTNA

Nov 8, 2019    Tier Suppliers

Allison Transmission, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, announced that they are the recipient of the 2018 Master of Quality Award from Daimler Trucks of North America (DTNA). This is the third time that Allison has received this coveted award from DTNA, and is the highest recognition that a supplier can receive.

Volkswagen starts pre-production in first plant purely focused on e-mobility in China

Nov 8, 2019    OEM

The new plant of the SAIC Volkswagen joint venture has been completed. It is purely built for the production of all electric vehicles on Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB).

Ford announces new Executive Leaders for Sustainability/Safety, AV, Strategy and Ford Credit

Nov 8, 2019    People

Ford Motor Company announced the retirement of two longtime executives, new assignments for two corporate officers, and promotions to senior positions for three leaders at the company.

Hyundai to expand its Eco-focused product lines to 13 by 2022

Nov 8, 2019    OEM

Hyundai announced its commitment to introduce 13 alternatively fueled vehicles by 2022, including six sedans and seven SUVs.

Gentherm names Hui (Helen) Xu as SVP, GM of Global Electronics and MD of Asia

Nov 8, 2019    People

Gentherm, the global market leader and developer of innovative thermal management technologies, announced that Hui (Helen) Xu will join the company’s leadership team as Senior Vice President, General Manager of Global Electronics and Managing Director of Asia effective, November 4, 2019.

Continental Structural Plastics, Teijin receive top honours at SPE Innovation Awards

Nov 7, 2019    Tier Suppliers

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP), along with its parent company Teijin, announced they received the 2019 Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Innovation Award, Body Exterior Category, as well as the overall Grand Award, for the carbon fibre pickup box used in the 2019 GMC Sierra Denali CarbonPro edition. The awards were presented on November 6 at the 49th Annual SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Gala in Livonia, Michigan.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks uses new systems to drive forward truck safety

Nov 7, 2019    Technology

At the Mercedes-Benz Trucks Safety Dialogue was held, experts from politics and business, and from Dekra Accident Research and the Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club e.V. (General Bicycle Association of Germany) discussed innovative solutions for further improving road safety in the context of trucks for all road users.

MAHLE’s new 48-volt Battery boosts mild-hybrid performance

Nov 7, 2019    Tier Suppliers

With a new 48-volt battery optimised for use in mild-hybrid vehicles, MAHLE Powertrain is making it possible to maximise the recuperated energy that can be stored and released. This can significantly increase the efficiency of mild-hybrid vehicles, allowing a fuel saving of between 12 and 15%.

Schaeffler CFO Dietmar Heinrich will not extend contract

Nov 7, 2019    People

Dietmar Heinrich, who has been the Chief Financial Officer of Schaeffler AG since August 2017, has decided for personal reasons not to extend his current contract, which runs until July 31, 2020.

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