Continental makes special tyres for electric cars, buses and trucks

Continental makes special tyres for electric cars, buses and trucks

Vehicles with electric and hybrid drive are heavier than their conventional counterparts, they put more torque onto the road when moving off, and they should ideally be barely audible for the occupants. Then, of course, there are the properties traditionally expected of tyres: safety on wet and dry roads, precision steering, short braking distances, aquaplaning prevention, maximum mileage and, particularly important for electric cars, very low rolling resistance. The tyres developers at Continental in Hanover have squared up to the challenge and designed tyres specifically for electric cars, buses and trucks.

HORIBA's virtualisation of RDE development shown to offer up to £14m savings

HORIBA's virtualisation of RDE development shown to offer up to £14m savings

With the automotive industry facing unprecedented pressures, HORIBA has launched a new virtual-based solution to Real Driving Emissions (RDE) development – which could save businesses up to £14m in prototype vehicle requirements alone.

Production ends at MANN+HUMMEL’s Ludwigsburg site

Production ends at MANN+HUMMEL’s Ludwigsburg site

The MANN+HUMMEL Group has announced that the Ludwigsburg plant will no longer be accepting any new production orders. Existing production activities will be phased out or relocated.

Dana establishes Technology and Sustainability Committee

Dana establishes Technology and Sustainability Committee

Dana Incorporated announced today that its Board of Directors has established a standing Technology and Sustainability Committee focused on technological and environmental stewardship.

Faurecia partners with BAIC in China for seating business

Faurecia partners with BAIC in China for seating business

Faurecia and BAIC, one of China’s largest automotive manufacturers, announced the establishment of a new 50-50 joint venture in China. This partnership will be created through Faurecia’s purchase of the 50% shareholding of Beijing BAI DAS Automotive System Co., Ltd. from DAS Corporation. The transaction will be completed once regulatory approvals are obtained in China.

MAHLE boosts use of hydrogen in fuel cells and combustion engines

MAHLE boosts use of hydrogen in fuel cells and combustion engines

MAHLE is expanding its application portfolio for hydrogen. The technology group already has a broad portfolio for fuel cell systems and is also driving forward the ongoing development of the combustion engine to support the use of hydrogen as a fuel.

Hankook Tire introduces a new line of truck and bus tyres under its Laufenn Brand

Hankook Tire introduces a new line of truck and bus tyres under its Laufenn Brand

Under its Laufenn Brand, tyre maker Hankook launches a new line of tyres for commercial use in the UK. Laufenn truck and bus tyres focus on the second tier of the UK market, targeting customers who value the reliability and quality associated with an established, premium tyre maker.