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Honeywell, Hirschvogel help cut CO2 in new VW Golf

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2013
Suppliers such as Honeywell and Hirschvogel played key roles in helping Volkswagen reduce CO2 emissions by an average of about 14 percent across the new Golf's model range.... Read More »

 

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ThyssenKrupp helps trim weight in new Skoda Octavia

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2013
ThyssenKrupp cut 20 percent from the weight of the crankshaft in the new Skoda Octavia's revised 1.2- and 1.4-liter TSI gasoline engines. That contribution helped Skoda parent Volkswagen Group shave 22kg from the engines. The new 1.2-liter unit weighs 97kg and a 1.4-liter powerplant weighs 106kg.... Read More »

 

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TRW helps BMW 3 series earn top safety rating

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2013
With help from TRW Automotive's driver and passenger airbag modules, buckle pretensioners and retractor rack and pinion, the new BMW 3 series achieved a top score of five stars from crash testing agency EuroNCAP. TRW also provides the model with its steering wheel base, switches and leather and lower front control arm.... Read More »

 

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Marelli gives new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta a lift

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
The new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta offers Magneti Marelli's optional front lifting system, which can raise the car by up to 40mm to help it better handle speed bumps.... Read More »

 

Volkswagen CFO Poetsch says modular vehicle production will soar by 2016

Sept. 8, 2013 10:42 CET
Volkswagen expects production of vehicles based on its new MQB modular assembly architecture to soar in the next few years, Chief Financial Officer Hans Dieter Poetsch told a German newspaper.... Read More »

 

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Pilkington provides glass-tint control in new Mercedes SL

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2013
Pilkington Automotive supplies push-button glass-tint control in the new Mercedes-Benz SL's optional Magic Sky Control roof system. Pilkington's tinted glass can be switched from dark to transparent at the touch of a button. Andy Richards, global product manager at Pilkington Automotive, said the variable light transmission technology is a first for the UK-based unit of Japan's Nippon Sheet Glass Co.... Read More »

 

Faurecia helps improve new Renault Clio’s pedestrian protection

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2013
Faurecia helps improve the pedestrian protection in the new Renault Clio. The subcompact has Faurecia’s front end module, which has no protruding edges that can cause injuries to people in the event of a collision.... Read More »

 

Suppliers to the 2014 Chevrolet Impala

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2013
Suppliers to the 2014 Chevrolet Impala include Behr-HELLA, Plastomer, Omron, Magna, APAG, ZF, Janesville Acoustics, Toyoda Gosei, SPOILER ABC, Cadillac Products, Flexitech, EFC, FAIST ChemTec, Uniseal, ContiTech, HellermannTyton, BorgWarner, Cooper-Standard and Stabilus.... Read More »

 

Suppliers to the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

9:54 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2013
Suppliers to the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder includes Shawmut, Coastal, GR Spring & Stamping, Clarion, Mahle, Johnson Electric, American Mitsuba, ThyssenKrupp, Federal-Mogul, Valeo, EFC, INA, FAG, Yorozu, Uniseal, Stabilus, TWB, ElringKlinger, TI Automotive, Narmco and Magna.... Read More »

 

Suppliers to the 2014 GMC Sierra

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Suppliers to the 2014 GMC Sierra include HELLA, Gentex, Eagle Ottawa, Aisin, Magna, Pilkington, Automatic Spring, P&R, Gestamp, Bay Fabrication, Superior, Uniseal, Leggett & Platt, Neumayer Tekfor, BorgWarner, American Axle, Valeo, ABC and Koyo.... Read More »

 

Suppliers to the 2014 Nissan Versa Note

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Suppliers to the 2014 Nissan Versa include Valeo, Grupo Antolin, Otscon, Rehau, Bowles Fluidics, JTEKT, BorgWarner, Roechling, Schaeffler, EFC, TRW, MacLean-Fogg, GKN Driveline, Faurecia, Carbody, Narmco and Coastal.... Read More »

 

Suppliers to the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette

10:53 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Suppliers to the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette include Sunstone, Plastomer, Nippon Seiki, Wellington, AGC, Shawmut, Infasco, P&R, Brembo, Peer, Angell-Demmel, HellermannTyton, Harada, Bourns, Metaldyne, SPAL, Nemak, ElringKlinger and Burgess-Norton.... Read More »

 

Suppliers to the 2014 Jeep Cherokee

11:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Suppliers to the 2014 Jeep Cherokee includes Leggett & Platt, Coastal, Sika, Shawmut, Haartz, Narmco, Guelph Tool, Corvac Composites, MacLean-Fogg, General Bearing, Hirschvogel, Oiles, Martinrea, Magneti Marelli, ElringKlinger, INA, FAG, HELLA, Spirol and Toledo Molding & Die.... Read More »

 

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Faurecia seats cut weight in new VW Up

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2013
Faurecia says it provides the new Volkswagen Up with seats that are up to 20 percent lighter than those in rival minicars. The French supplier was able to reduce weight by using high-tensile steel, which is lighter than traditional steel but offers the same level of stability and safety.... Read More »

 

Suppliers to the 2014 Acura MDX

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
Suppliers to the 2014 Acura MDX include Metaldyne, Burgess-Norton, YH America, Eagle Ottawa, Pilkington, Multimatic, Leggett & Platt, TRW Automotive, Automatic Spring Products, FAIST ChemTec, SRG Global, JTEKT, Tigerpoly and Delfingen.... Read More »

 

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Denso, Delphi help cut CO2 in Mercedes A class

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2013
Denso and Delphi help reduce CO2 emission in the new Mercedes-Benz A class. The car has Denso's starter in its stop-start system as well as Delphi's common-rail diesel technology. The parts help Mercedes achieve a CO2 low of 98 grams per kilometer in the A180 CDI.... Read More »

 

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BWI helps smooth out ride in new Range Rover

1:00 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2013
BWI Group's air suspension and active roll control actuators help with the ride and handling of the new Range Rover whether the premium SUV is on the highway or a rocky trail. BWI worked with tire maker Firestone to develop a new air sleeve for its air suspension modules.... Read More »

 

Suppliers to the 2013 VW Beetle convertible

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2013
Suppliers to the 2013 VW Beetle convertible includes Haartz, Preh, Behr-HELLA Thermocontrol, Air International Thermal Systems, Valeo, BorgWarner, Fraenkische, HellermannTyton, ContiTech, TRW Automotive, ZF Lenksysteme, Magni, Nidec Motors & Actuators, Ficosa, SMR, Gestamp, Flexitech and Alfmeier.... Read More »

 

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ZF gives new Opel/Vauxhall Zafira fuel-saving steering

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2013
ZF Lenksysteme supplies the new Opel/Vauxhall Zafira Tourer's fast-responding, fuel-saving electric power steering system. ZF's so-called Servolectric system is based on the power-on-demand principle.... Read More »

 

Suppliers to the 2013 Toyota RAV4

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2013
Suppliers to the 2013 Toyota RAV4 include Harada, Plastomer, Gentex, ABC Group, AGC Automotive, Midway Products, Federal-Mogul, Yazaki, Delfingen, SRG Global, Multimatic, Leggett & Platt, Yachiyo, Valeo and Stabilus.... Read More »

 

Suppliers to the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2013
Suppliers to the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe include Mahle, Bowles Fluidics, INA, Webasto, Johnson Controls, Bosch, Stabilus, Faurecia, Henkel Adhesive Technologies, Automatic Spring Products, BorgWarner and TI Automotive.... Read More »

 

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JTEKT helps reduce fuel use in new Mercedes B class

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2013
Mercedes improved the steering on the new B class to help reduce fuel consumption. The JTEKT-sourced electromechanical power steering system improves fuel use because energy is only required by the steering assist function when steering actually takes place.... Read More »

 

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Bosch, BorgWarner help cut CO2 in new Kia Cee'd

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2013
With the help of powertrain technologies from suppliers including Robert Bosch and BorgWarner, the second-generation Kia Cee'd has improved its fuel efficiency compared with the previous-generation model.... Read More »

 

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IEE seat sensors help optimize airbags in new Mini Coupe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2013
Safety specialist IEE equips the Mini Coupe with an occupant sensing system that adjusts the operation of the airbag with help from a pressure-sensitive matrix sensor in the seat. Pattern recognition and anthropometric parameters tell the airbag control unit if the seat is vacant.... Read More »

 

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NSK saves fuel and space in new VW Up

4:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2013
NSK Steering Systems supplies its fuel-saving technology to the new Volkswagen Up. NSK developed the compact electric power assisted steering (EPAS) unit and fitted it to the Up's steering column to save space.... Read More »

 

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