Thursday 30 June 2016

DTF: “Trust will cut excess NOx diesel emissions”

The $2.7 billion mitigation trust established through the settlement with Volkswagen AG will reduce excess emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) according to Diesel Technology Forum (DTF).

Cat pays for its EGR misdeeds

Caterpillar Inc. has agreed to pay $60 million to settle claims about defects in its C13 and C15 heavy commercial vehicle engines.

Wednesday 29 June 2016

VW settles over 2-litre diesel claims

Volkswagen AG has reached settlement agreements with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the State of California; the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC); and private plaintiffs represented by the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) to resolve civil claims regarding eligible Volkswagen and Audi 2-litre TDI diesel engine vehicles in the US.

CGI offers boost for small diesels

Development of small-displacement diesel engines using compacted graphite iron (CGI) and offering over 100 bhp/litre is under way.

Saturday 25 June 2016

SMMT and EU referendum

The trade body for the UK automotive sector, The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), has reacted to the result in the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU.

Friday 24 June 2016

CVT sales to reach 12 million - Torotrak

Torotrak Group claims sales of CVTs could reach 12 million by 2020 and has designed a variator with a ratio spread of 12 for front- and rear-wheel drive vehicles to meet future demand. The design has been proven up to 300kW.

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Tuesday 21 June 2016

US truck vertical integration set to grow

Last year, diesel engines made up 98.5 per cent of the North American Class 8 vehicle market, but this dominance is forecast to lessen by 2021, claims Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) Research and Rhein Associates.

Latest V12 rolls off the line at Niehl

The Aston Martin Engine Plant (AMEP) in Cologne, Germany, has launched production of its latest engine, a 5.2L twin-turbo unit for the DB11.

Knorr-Bremse strikes again – in the UK

Family-owned Knorr-Bremse has made another acquisition, this time in the UK with GT Group, a business aimed at reducing heavy-duty vehicle pollution.

Ford, McLaren back digital engineering

Ford Motor Company and McLaren Automotive were among major companies supporting the launch of Digital Engineering and Test Centre (DETC).

Friday 17 June 2016

Six drivers to guide BMW’s next 100 years

BMW has identified “six focus areas” that comprise the Group’s view of the next 100 years – this assumes the company is not the subject of an acquisition or financial failure.

Thursday 16 June 2016

GHG regs prompt new US engine report

Impending GHG Phase Two regulations, growth of vertical integration and constant push for improved engine efficiency have sparked a new report of the North American engine activity.

Wednesday 15 June 2016

JLR opens new manufacturing facility in Brazil

As the UK hovers on the brink of deciding either to Leave or Remain in the EU, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has opened its new R$750 million (£240 million) manufacturing facility in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

US Class 8 truck sales in May plummet

Shock news from the US suggests the economy is not too healthy as orders for heavy trucks in the region plunged 30 per cent compared with the same period last year.

Tuesday 14 June 2016

Calsonic Kansei to open new UK R&D centre

Calsonic Kansei, a supplier of heat exchange, air conditioning, exhaust, interior and electronic automotive components, has created a new R&D centre at Millbrook’s Bedfordshire-based Technology Park in the UK.

Thursday 9 June 2016

Navistar turns the corner – maybe

Troy Clarke's efforts to turn round Navistar International Corporation looks to be bearing fruit, but the new fruit may be short-lived.

Tuesday 7 June 2016

Euro truck makers set for heavy fines?

European truck makers including Daimler AG, Volvo AB and Renault SA are said to face the biggest cartel fine in EU history, according to London-based Financial Times.

Knorr-Bremse: from brakes into steering

Knorr-Bremse’s acquisition of tedrive Steering Systems looks like an important strategic move that will allow the family-owned business to expand into commercial vehicle steering systems.

New law could affect JIT auto deliveries

Truck operators handling containers could face additional delays at ports as from 1 July shippers will be required to weigh and certify the contents of containers.

Wednesday 1 June 2016

UK connected driving trials next year

Trials could begin in the UK next year on one of the world’s most advanced environments for connected and autonomous driving.