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The BRAKE Report is an online media platform dedicated to the automotive and commercial vehicle brake segments. Our mission is to provide the global brake community with the latest news & headlines from around the industry.

Source: PFC Brakes announcement CLOVER, S.C. — Due to the increased demand for a longer lasting braking solution, PFC Brakes introduces ZERO FAILURES® rotors for the 2017-20 Ford F450 & F550.  Using the same machining technology and quality measures as our race winning rotors, these ZERO FAILURES® rotors are stronger,…

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Source: Mesothelioma.net post DALLAS — When a victim of asbestos exposure seeks justice for their mesothelioma or asbestos-related disease diagnosis, they file suit against the companies whose contaminated products they worked with. The strength of each case is dependent upon expert witnesses, who provide opinions as to how the victim’s…

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WEYERSHEIM, France – Haldex posted the following article “Better Together” on its site outlining the company’s online W.EASY multi-brand diagnostics systems platform which is designed to make repair operations more efficient. Automotive supply chains provide trailer-builders with a diversity of vehicle components across the globe at a variety of different…

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Borg Automotive announcement SILKEBORG, Denmark — Borg Automotive, Europe’s largest automotive parts remanufacturing company, has acquired SBS Automotive. Borg Automotive, which sells products under four different brands Elstock, DRI, Lucas and TMI, adds a new component, opening the door to a new market. The addition of SBS Automotive is a…

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Source: Aptiv announcement DUBLIN — Aptiv PLC (NYSE: APTV), a global technology company focused on making mobility safer, greener and more connected, reported first quarter 2021 U.S. GAAP earnings of $1.03 per diluted share. Excluding special items, first quarter earnings totaled $1.06 per diluted share. “We had a strong start…

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Source: Bikewale.com post GURGAON, India – The Indian importer of Suzuki motorcycles and motorbikes has issued a recall for certain Suzuki GSX-R models due a potential master-cylinder issue. Related post:Suzuki Motorcycle India’s New Access 125 with Brake Options According to a Bikewale.com post, the impacted GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 models were…

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Source: Bentley announcement CREWE, U.K., — The new Continental GT Speed Coupe and Convertible represents the very pinnacle of performance grand touring and defines the most dynamic road-going Bentley ever made, with no compromise to comfort or luxury. In addition, the latest member of the fabled marque sports the largest…

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Source: Zimmermann announcement For more than 10 years, Zimmermann has offered its Formula:Z compound brake discs. In 2017 it added the Formula:F compound discs to its range. This disc, with a nonpositive connection, is the equivalent to BMWs latest Formula F series brake disc-development. Advantages One advantage of compound discs…

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Source: Brembo announcement DETROIT – For its 60th anniversary, Brembo is presenting the New G Sessanta, a new concept inspired by the first-ever brake caliper for motorbikes produced by the company, embodying its new vision of the future of mobility. The core of the concept lies in the revolutionary application…

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Source: Collins Aerospace announcement TROY, Ohio — Collins Aerospace continues to help C-130 operators reduce maintenance time and cost with its long-lasting wheels and carbon brakes. The business, a unit of Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX), announced it has completed its first upgrade of the U.S. Navy’s fleet of C-130T and…

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Source: Arbe announcement TEL AVIV/HOUSTON — Arbe, a global leader in next-generation 4D Imaging Radar Solutions,  announced its leading 4D Imaging Radar Solution with 2K resolution is now available on the open NVIDIA DRIVE platform. Arbe’s imaging radar availability aims to accelerate the development of autonomous vehicles (AVs). By allowing…

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This is the second installment of a four-part article by: Kenneth Mendoza, Project Engineer, HiL Systems, Electronics in Applus IDIADA and Fabio Squadrani, Senior Manager, Braking Systems in Applus IDIADA on developing a control module to simulate hybrid regenerative braking on a brake dynamometer. Regenerative Braking Testing on Dynamometer (Part…

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Source: Meritor announcement TROY, Mich. — Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) announced that Joe Mejaly has been appointed vice president of North America Aftermarket, effective May 3, 2021. Mejaly will have oversight and leadership responsibility for all aspects of the company’s Aftermarket business in North America. He will report directly to…

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Source: The following is an excerpt from a Freightwaves.com post written by John Gallagher, the organization’s Washington correspondent, about pending legislation concerning mandatory advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) for commercial vehicles (CV). WASHINGTON, D.C. — Legislation introduced last week on Capitol Hill requiring automatic emergency braking (AEB) and lane-assist technology on…

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Source: Waupaca Foundry announcement WAUPACA, Wisc. — Waupaca Foundry announced that two of its own, Sara Timm and Greg Miskinis, have recently received a combined four industry awards for their advocacy of and service to the metal-casting industry. The awards were presented virtually at American Foundry Society’s (AFS) annual Metalcasting…

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Source: ZF announcement FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany — For the first time, ZF Friedrichshafen AG has issued a green bond. The company is using the proceeds of €500 million to finance its wind power and electric mobility business. ZF is the only technology company that is a key player in both technologies…

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Source: Meritor announcement YORK, S.C. — Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) announced that its York, S.C. manufacturing facility has produced its one millionth air disc brake, contributing to Meritor’s production of more than 10 million air disc brakes worldwide since 1981. Meritor offers a full line-up of hydraulic and air disc…

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Source: TMD Friction announcement LEVERKUSEN, Germany — Leading aftermarket braking brand Mintex, part of TMD Friction, has added two new brake pads and five new brake discs to its expanding product range. The new brake pads cover popular Kia applications including Sedona III, Picanto JA and Picanto Runner. Meanwhile Mintex’s…

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Source: Continental announcement FORT MILL, S.C., FAIRLAWN, OH – Continental, one of the largest technology companies in the world, is celebrating its 150th year in business in 2021. Founded in Hanover, Germany in 1871, Continental now employs more than 235,000 people in 58 countries and markets. In 1987, Continental acquired…

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Source: Daimler announcement Stuttgart – Accidents involving trucks turning off to the right are among the worst type of accident that can happen on inner-city roads, and not just for unprotected road users like cyclists and pedestrians, but also for the drivers themselves. In order to avoid such accidents as…

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Source: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announcement ELYRIA, Ohio – Bringing the latest in advanced driver assistance technologies to vehicles already in service, several leading-edge capabilities of Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™ with Enhanced Feature Set are now available through the Bendix® Upgrade Program. Enhanced Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Enhanced Stationary Vehicle Braking…

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Source: Brembo announcement and post which includes images CURNO, Italy — “The sky is the limit.” Breaking away from the status quo, feeling free to imagine a future that today’s young generations will play a leading role in. To do this, Brembo has devised a unique project and has asked…

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Source: GKN Aerospace announcement SOLIHUL, U.K. — Honeywell and GKN Aerospace’s Fokker Landing Gear business in the Netherlands have signed a license and parts supply agreement for an authorized service center for Honeywell’s wheels and brakes on the F-35 military fighter jet. In 2016, GKN Aerospace’s Fokker Landing Gear was…

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MEDINA, Ohio — Carlisle Brake & Friction recently posted an article produced by Diesel Progress outlining the company’s new generation of friction materials. The company is a globally recognized leader in the development and manufacture of highly innovative brake and friction system solutions to service a diverse range of motion…

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Source: FMSI announcement AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The FMSI annual Brake Weekend held in Naples Florida is scheduled for October 1st to 3rd. This will be the most significant in person event to attend for the aftermarket brake industry for 2021 said Frank Oliveto, FMSI president. “We have a supplier…

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