Monday, 29 June 2015

Ricardo to develop Foton’s 1-litre engine

Ricardo is to develop a Euro 6 1-litre gasoline engine for Foton with a view to competing with BMW, Ford and Volkswagen in the European market.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Ford set to make greater use of 3D printing

Ford Motor Company could be on the point of making greater use of 3D printing to gain an edge in the manufacture of prototype parts.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Nissan to install new press line

NISSAN is investing £37 million in a new press facility in its record-breaking Sunderland, UK plant in a bid to increase output further.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Ford to return to Le Mans with EcoBoost

Ford will return to France in 2016 to mark the 50th anniversary of Ford GT race cars placing 1-2-3 at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.

ASIMCO signs up to make CGI engine parts

Another Chinese foundry has turned to SinterCast to install process control technology enabling it to supply CGI cylinder heads and blocks for commercial vehicle diesel engines

Opposed-piston engines: here we go again

The arrival of Cummins Inc. on the scene has once more thrown the limelight onto opposed-piston two-stroke diesel engines for military fighting vehicles.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Cummins in opposed-piston engine deal

Cummins Inc. has partnered with Achates Power, Inc. of San Diego, California which has been awarded a $14 million project to develop next-generation engines for tactical and combat vehicles.

Jaguar boosts power/torque of XJ diesels

Eight out of 13 of the models of the revamped Jaguar XJ luxury saloon are powered by a more powerful 3-litre diesel engine.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Fiat and GM? Barra says No!

Mary Barra is facing her first real test as chief executive officer of General Motors.

Ricardo to support Detroit Materials

Chassis brackets for Class 8 trucks could be the first area of joint development by Ricardo which has teamed up with Detroit Materials Inc. to help the start-up US company commercialise its products into the automotive sector.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Renault launches Bluecar production

This month, Groupe Renault’s Dieppe plant in northern France begins assembly of the Bluecar all-electric city car’.

Gliders offer EPA 2010 engine loophole

It seems that glider kits are attracting increasing attention in North America. On the one hand, Class 8 truck operators seemingly face problems and dissatisfaction with their EPA 2010 engines while on the other hand the glider kits offer them an opportunity to ‘wriggle round’ current EPA emission regulations.

AB Dynamics set to double capacity

AB Dynamics is moving to a new facility next year that will double capacity, allowing staff to work on one site for the first time in many years.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

GM invests for future engine growth

General Motors is to invest $119 million in tools and equipment to support production of future vehicle components at its Grand Rapids, Michigan operations, creating approximately 300 future jobs.

Navistar makes progress under Clarke

Navistar International Corporation is beginning to spend money again. As the company continues with its mission to be industry 'Uptime leader’ in the industry, Navistar has purchased test track and proving grounds in New Carlisle, Indiana for an undisclosed sum. 

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Ford halves shut-downs to boost output

Demand for Ford F-150, Edge, Escape and Explorer products is so great the company is idling certain plants for one week only in the summer shut-down in a bid to build 40,000 extra vehicles.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Next Astra has 1.4-litre aluminium engine

Leaked photographs have forced Vauxhall to reveal prematurely details of its next Astra, powered by an aluminium I4 gasoline engine; its predecessor has a cast iron cylinder block.

Ricardo strikes gold at Ford

Ricardo is feeling particularly pleased with itself today. Ricardo Inc. is one of 11 leading global suppliers to receive a Ford Gold award.

Eye in the car that keep drivers awake

A British company is working on a sensor device which can detect if a driver is falling asleep at the wheel.