German diesel engine specialist Beru has won two new contracts with PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and Isuzu.
Starting next year, Beru will supply glow-plugs to a new generation of PSA diesel engines, which will be shared with Ford.
Beru also won a contract for a new electronic-start system for diesels from Isuzu. The contract is worth about 20 million a year and almost doubles Beru's content on Isuzu models.
- Edmund Chew
US tire systems
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will by March 2005 determine which of two tire-pressure monitoring systems must be in every new US light vehicle starting November 2006.
Automakers must begin installing tire-pressure monitoring systems in US vehicles by November 2003. They may choose between two types: systems with sensors in each wheel or systems that are linked with antilock brakes. Only 10 percent of new vehicles must have any system in 2003, but the percentage will increase for the next two years until NHTSA decides which system works best.