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Zeroshift develops clutchless multi-speed transmission to extend electric vehicles? range and improve performance   Print  
Zeroshift?s multi-speed transmission concept changes gear without interrupting the torque, allowing EVs to run for longer at peak efficiency Wednesday, 11th August 2010

Transmission specialist Zeroshift has devised a multi-speed gearbox for electric vehicles (EVs) that needs no clutch – a damper inside the gear hubs and electronic control of the motor make ratio changes seamless. Having more than one gear ratio and the ability to shift without interrupting torque means the motor runs at higher efficiency, extending range and batteries’ life expectancy by up to 10 percent.


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New high tech range of super light alloy wheels launched in the UK   Print  
Premium wheel manufacturer Solomon Alsberg is launcing its new range of Eco Super Light forged alloy wheels in the UK Thursday, 29th July 2010

Premium wheel manufacturer Solomon Alsberg is launching its new range of Eco Super Light forged alloy wheels in the UK. The wheels are designed to improve handling, acceleration times and emissions. Distribution partners are required in the UK and other European countries.

 


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3M forms specialist European group for vehicle acoustics   Print  
  ?3M?s Automotive Acoustics Group will help vehicle manufacturers to cut vehicles? mass, reduce CO2 emissions and increase perceived acoustic quality,? says Abs Master, head of 3M?s European Automotive Acoustics Group Wednesday, 28th July 2010

Focused materials science expertise to help car makers reduce weight and improve acoustic quality

28 July 2010 Diversified technology company 3M has established a specialist Automotive Acoustics Group in Europe. Already active in NVH and structural adhesives, the Group will focus on balancing manufacturers’ weight reduction and acoustics requirements, and developing advanced materials and products into cost-effective bespoke solutions. 3M is allocating additional resources to its European acoustics laboratories and will expand its European engineering, testing and manufacturing capabilities.


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Bearing development addresses key factor in EPS electric power steering feel   Print  
Nexteer?s eccentric rack bearing reduces EPS systems? noise and friction, important factors in a vehicle?s perceived quality Wednesday, 28th July 2010

Technological advance benefits vehicle manufacturers entering new market segments
Benchmark vehicles by Citroën are the first applications

Electric power steering specialist Nexteer Automotive has developed a polyamide eccentric rack bearing that has superior NVH performance compared to conventional yoke-style bearings. It will help vehicle manufacturers improve the feel and noise of electric power steering (EPS) systems in vehicles of all sizes.


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FEDERAL-MOGUL CHAPEL-EN-LE-FRITH TRAINEE NAMED ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR   Print  
Paulo Pancaro, an apprentice at the Federal Mogul Chapel-en-le-Frith plant, has been recognised for his electrical skills by SETA Training and Advisory Services. Pictured from left to right are Dave Hodgkiss, acting plant manager, Pancaro and Richard Holl Monday, 26th July 2010

Paulo Pancaro, an apprentice at the Federal Mogul Chapel-en-le-Frith plant, has been recognised for his electrical skills by SETA Training and Advisory Services

An apprentice at Federal-Mogul’s Chapel-en-le-Frith manufacturing plant has been named as the 2009 to 2010 ‘Electrical Apprentice of the Year’ by training experts SETA. Sixteen-year-old Paulo Pancaro was recognised for the electrical skills he exhibited during the first year of his four-year ‘Multi-skilled tradesman’ apprentice programme. Pancaro is an apprentice at Federal Mogul’s Vehicle Safety and Protection facility, where he recently began the on-the-job portion of this training in the disc brake pad manufacturing area of the plant.


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Federal-Mogul Technologies at InnoTrans in Berlin   Print  
At InnoTrans, Federal-Mogul will feature new GOETZE large-size piston rings with diameters of between 145 and 300mm Friday, 23rd July 2010

Leading Products and Recognized Federal-Mogul Brands Provide Enhanced Power and Safety to Rail Transport

Berlin, 23 July 2010… Federal-Mogul, known first and foremost as a leading global automotive supplier, is also a specialist in the rail vehicle sector. Under Federal-Mogul’s brands GOETZE, FERODO, Bentley Harris, National and DEVA, the company offers products that are crucial for keeping trains safely on track. As a result, the theme of Federal-Mogul’s stand at the InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin (Stand 218, Hall 1.2) will be: “Stop and Go – We keep them rolling and we stop them all!”


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INNOVATIVE COATED PISTON FROM FEDERAL-MOGUL REDUCES FUEL CONSUMPTION AND CO2 EMISSIONS   Print  
EcoTough-coated piston (right) shows visibly lower wear after testing at full load with 50 cold starts than the standard coated piston (left). Wednesday, 21st July 2010

New EcoTough®-coated pistons reduce friction losses, improve wear resistance and can be introduced in volume production as a running change

Southfield, Michigan, July 21, 2010… Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML), a leading global supplier of technologies that improve powertrain efficiency and enhance vehicle safety, has developed a new coated piston for gasoline engines that combines the properties of low wear and low friction in a single application. The new EcoTough®-coated piston offers superior wear resistance and reduces fuel consumption up to 0.8 percent, as well as reducing CO2 emissions, compared to conventional piston coatings. The EcoTough-coated piston is compatible with existing and advanced cylinder bore finishes and can be introduced seamlessly in volume engine production as a running change.


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Emergency logistics specialist highlights key supply challenges raised by summer shutdowns   Print  
Evolution Time Critical is advising car makers and Tier 1 suppliers to ensure they have adequate contingency plans in place as manufacturers and suppliers across Europe prepare for summer shutdowns Tuesday, 20th July 2010

Evolution Time Critical highlights the key supply issues that can cause production delays pre and post European summer car manufacturing shutdowns

Evolution Time Critical is advising car makers and Tier 1 suppliers to ensure they have adequate contingency plans in place as manufacturers and suppliers across Europe prepare for summer shutdowns. The emergency logistics specialist has highlighted a number of key supply challenges facing European vehicle manufacturers in the next few weeks. These include additional deliveries of components both pre and post shutdown, shortages caused by Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers with different shutdown dates, quality issues raised by the use of skeleton staff, temporary packaging and inadequate labelling, and the difficulty of acquiring parts needed for engineering changes.


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XPart offers summer discounts on 5,000 MG Rover parts   Print  
XPart is discounting the price of more than 5,000 MG Rover parts in a bid to keep more MG Rover cars on the road by reducing the cost of ownership Wednesday, 14th July 2010

Parts specialist XPart is offering substantial price reductions on more than 5,000 MG Rover part numbers in a bid to make the cost of car ownership more affordable

XPart is discounting the price of more than 5,000 MG Rover parts in a bid to keep more MG Rover cars on the road by reducing the cost of ownership. The parts firm will be introducing substantial price reductions on carefully selected components from all categories of their range of MG Rover parts from 1st August 2010, which includes mechanical and body parts, trim and accessories. Customers interested in making an enquiry or placing an order can locate their nearest XPart parts wholesaler or AutoService centre via www.xpartautoservicecentre.com.


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XPart MG Rover competition winners revealed   Print  
John Newey of Summit Garage has won a prize from XPart for his collection of MG V8s, which includes an MG ZT 400SE, an MG RV8 and the pictured MG SV-R Monday, 12th July 2010

Part specialist XPart has revealed the winners of its competition to find Britain’s MG or Rover with the most interesting history

MG Rover parts specialist XPart has announced the winners of its recent competition to identify the country’s MG or Rover with the most interesting history. John Newey of Summit Auto and Kevin Hogan of Hogan Bros Car Sales were both awarded ultra-bright LED handlamps for their competition entries. Newey’s collection of MG V8s includes an MG ZT 400SE, an MG RV8 and an MG SV-R, while Hogan is the proud owner of an Austin A55 1958 with over 700,000 miles on the clock.


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