| The BRAKE Report Weekly | April 4, 2020

This week we share more updates on the COVID-19 situation and discuss some new and interesting friction advancements.

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Cologne – BOGE Elastmetall GmbH, a global provider of vibration technology and plastics applications for the automotive industry, in close cooperation with the LANXESS High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit, have jointly developed the first all-plastic brake pedal, designed for use in electric vehicles (EV). The plastic pedal owes its…

Source: Hagens Berman release CINCINNATI — Owners of Toyota vehicles have hit the automaker with a class-action lawsuit regarding a brake defect affecting hundreds of thousands of its Avalon, Camry and Prius models, according to attorneys at Hagens Berman According to the lawsuit filed Apr. 3, 2020 in the U.S.…

MULGRAVE, Australia – Renault Australia has issued two recalls of certain of its Trafic vans, one to remedy a brake issue, the other for an exhaust problem. The company issued a recall of 38 of its model-year 2019 Trafic III vans due to a faulty parking brake assembly. Affected vehicles…

| Coffee Brake

Host Eric Jennings pays a visit to Link Engineering's corporate office and sits down with CFO, Derek Stoneburg. Derek provides an update and overview of Link, discusses the ever-changing automotive industry, and gives us a look at the Dearborn, MI facility.

Stefan Greimel is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Tribotecc GmbH. Based in Arnoldstein, Austria, Tribotecc is a global market and technology leader of high-performance metal sulfide solutions for the friction industry. As functional additives, they are used in brake pads and clutch facings as well as in…

CHATHAM, MA – As America’s full-size pickups grow larger with each new generation, mid-size models like the 2020 SuperCrew 4×4 Ford Ranger Lariat hits the sweet spot of the market for many, offering pickup versatility in reasonably spacious vehicle with better fuel economy and a lower price than their larger…