ZF opens its expanded Erich Reinecke test track in Jeversen, Germany

ZF opens its expanded Erich Reinecke test track in Jeversen, Germany

ZF officially opened its expanded Erich Reinecke test track in Jeversen, Germany. Following an investment of around €18 million ($21.24 million), the test track significantly advances ZF’s commercial vehicle testing capabilities and reinforces its global technology leadership position.

Smart A/C system by MAHLE

Smart A/C system by MAHLE

MAHLE has developed a smart air conditioning system to support the fight against fine particulates in the vehicle cabin. Its main innovative feature is the integration of fine-particulate sensors directly into the air conditioning system.

Constellium’s Muscle Shoals plant receives Alabama’s Large Manufacturer of the Year Award

Constellium’s Muscle Shoals plant receives Alabama’s Large Manufacturer of the Year Award

Constellium announced that its facility in Muscle Shoals has been honoured as Alabama’s 2020 Large Manufacturer of the Year. Created by the Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network, this award recognises the state’s manufacturing enterprises that demonstrate superior performance in customer focus, employee commitment, operating excellence, continuous improvement, profitable growth, and investment in training and retraining employees.

BASF signs agreements with New Energy

BASF signs agreements with New Energy

BASF SE (“BASF”) signed an uptake supply agreement with New Energy, a technology company specialized in the pyrolysis of waste tires, headquartered in Budapest, Hungary.

Covestro showcases material solutions for vehicle interiors in a new concept

Covestro showcases material solutions for vehicle interiors in a new concept

New drive systems, increased connectivity and the trend towards ridesharing are all contributing to the fact that the car of the future will become a mobile, multifunctional living and working space. This also has a strong impact on the design of the interior.

BorgWarner to supply EGR modules for FCA mild hybrids

BorgWarner to supply EGR modules for FCA mild hybrids

BorgWarner supplies its exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) technology to the latest FireFly gasoline engine, which was developed for the Fiat 500 and Panda hybrid models.

Magna expands powertrain business in Slovakia

Magna expands powertrain business in Slovakia

Magna will expand its powertrain business with a new facility in Kechnec, Slovakia, the first powertrain metalforming solutions plant for the company in Europe. Magna held a groundbreaking ceremony where construction of the 7,675-square-metre (82,600-square-foot) facility is expected to be complete in March 2021. The event was attended by local government officials and Magna executives.

Continental produces 30 million radar sensors to support safer vehicles

Continental produces 30 million radar sensors to support safer vehicles

Continental reached a milestone production this month contributing to the safety of millions of vehicles. Continental’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) business unit in North America announced that it has now produced 30 million radar sensors. These sensors are a key safety component and building block to automated driving.

Adient completes divestment from its joint venture with Yanfeng

Adient completes divestment from its joint venture with Yanfeng

Adient, a global leader in automotive seating, announced that it has closed the transactions contemplated by its previously announced definitive agreement with joint venture partner Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd. (Yanfeng) to make certain changes to their existing joint venture relationships that was entered into on January 31 and amended on June 24 this year.

LiDAR maker Luminar to be listed on Nasdaq through merger

LiDAR maker Luminar to be listed on Nasdaq through merger

Luminar, the global leader in automotive LiDAR technology powering the introduction of highway autonomy, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Gores Metropoulos, Inc., a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by an affiliate of The Gores Group, LLC, a global investment firm founded in 1987 by Alec Gores, and by an affiliate of Dean Metropoulos of Metropoulos & Co. Upon completion of the transaction, the combined company will retain the Luminar Technologies, Inc. name and will remain listed on Nasdaq under the new ticker symbol “LAZR.”

Valmet Automotive sets up small series production for EVs in Helmstadt-Bargen

Valmet Automotive sets up small series production for EVs in Helmstadt-Bargen

Valmet Automotive, one of the world’s largest vehicle contract manufacturers and engineering service providers focusing on electric mobility, is expanding its site in Helmstadt-Bargen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, to produce electrically powered small series vehicles for urban mobility.