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Technical Account Manager

Hagman Search Group is conducting a Technical Account Manager search for a world-class brake organization. This role will act as lead technical contact and business development support for new and existing OE programs. Location Detroit, MI area / 100% remote position Responsibilities Lead technical contact for all assigned customer accountsIdentify…

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Road & Track says it is the brakes which is the most amazing part of the new Ferrari FS90 Stradale

FIORANO MODENESE, Italy — Chris Perkins recently posted an article on Road & Track’s website about the braking capability of the new Ferrari SF90 Stradale. The title of the piece sums up his feelings about the hybrid supercar and why we believe it is a story the braking community should…

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The new Chinese Lynk 05+ SUV will have Akebono brake components

Source: Akebono Brake Industry Co. announcement TOKYO – Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. announced that its products have been adopted by Lynk & Co, a premium automotive brand owned by Geely Auto Group headquartered in China, for one of its vehicles. Akebono is supplying four-pot disc brake calipers and copper-free…

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Bendix is promoting the 2021 National School Bus Safety Week Oct.18-22

Source: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announcement ELYRIA, Ohio –Is there anything that says “student” in America quite like the iconic yellow school bus? While the school bus is a symbol for K-12 students, it also symbolizes safety: The classic yellow vehicle – which carries more than 25 million children every…

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SEINSA is part of a group which has been chosen by the EU for a series of AI experiements

Source: SEINSA Corporation announcement MADRID — The European Union (EU) has selected an experiment developed by LIS Data Solutions and SEINSA Corporation, within the DIGITbrain innovation program, aimed at facilitating the access of European SMEs (small and medium-sized entities) to the benefits of Artificial Intelligence and, more specifically, of digital…

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AAA has new research about the impact of rain on ADAS

Source: AAA announcement HEATHROW, Fla. — New research from AAA finds that moderate to heavy rain affects a vehicle safety system’s ability to “see,” which may result in performance issues. During closed course testing, AAA simulated rainfall and found that test vehicles equipped with automatic emergency braking traveling at 35…

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AP Racing has joined The BRX team has as a technical partner

Source: AP Racing announcement COVENTRY, U.K. — AP Racing, a leading manufacturer of performance brake and clutch systems, has become a technical partner to Bahrain Raid Xtreme (BRX). The team’s car, the Prodrive Hunter, has been re-designed by U.K.-based motorsport specialists, Prodrive, to meet new FIA T1+ cross country regulations…

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Continental's ATE Brake Pads now cover more than 95-percent of the European brands

Source: Continental announcement ALLENTOWN, Penn. – Continental, one of the world’s leading brake system manufacturers and suppliers, has dramatically expanded its ATE Disc Brake Pad line to cover more than 95 percent of European vehicles. The expansion brings the current line count to 293-part numbers that can deliver applications for…

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GALFER has been named a primary sponsor for two major motocross series

Source: Galfer announcement BARCELONA — GALFER, the brake systems specialist and leading manufacturer and dealer of disc brakes and pads for the two-wheeler market, will be an official sponsor for the world’s foremost Motocross championships — FIM Motocross World Championship and Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations. The sponsorship will…

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Honda SENSING 360 Provides 360° ADAS

Source: Honda announcement TOKYO – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has unveiled the new Honda SENSING 360 omnidirectional safety and driver-assistive system which removes blind spots around the vehicle and contributes to collision avoidance and the reduction of driver burden while driving. Further evolved from the previous system, Honda SENSING 360…

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MEYLE Academy will offer digital training courses for global technicians

Source: MEYLE announcement HAMBURG — Under the name MEYLE Academy, the German manufacturer MEYLE is offering a wide range of digital training courses with highly relevant content free of charge. As one of the first on the market, MEYLE offers an innovative e-learning course on high-voltage vehicles for German-speaking countries…

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The 2021 Mazda3 Turbo adds several new ADAS features

Source: Mazda announcement IRVINE, Calif. – Known for its bold, sophisticated styling, the 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo has more to offer than its breathtakingly sophisticated design. When Mazda3 drivers get behind the wheel they are grasping hold of a powerful driving machine equipped with new technologies that provide a safer,…

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The BRAKE Report recently sat down with John Carney, Vice President of Sales with FDP Friction Science. In this discussion, John answers a variety of questions about FDP and gives his thoughts on the current supply chain challenges and manufacturing in the U.S. About FDP Friction Science FDP Friction Science…

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Jesus "Chuy" Villalobos, DFC R & D Manager, holds the 2021 FMSI award for New Assignments and Applications

Source: Dynamic Friction Company announcement CERRITOS, Calif. — For the fifth consecutive year, DFC (Dynamic Friction Company) has been honored by FMSI (Friction Materials and Standards Institute) with the 2021 award for New Assignments and Applications. According to the company, “DFC is proud of its contribution to the brake industry…

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Lucid Motors has revealed details about DreamDrive™, its extensive ADAS

Source: Lucid Group announcement NEWARK, Calif. — Lucid Group, which is setting new standards with its advanced luxury EVs, announced today the details of DreamDrive™, the most technically sophisticated advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS). DreamDrive employs up to 32 on-board sensors, a multi-faceted driver-monitoring system, and lightning-quick on-board ethernet networking powering…

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New research released by Bosch yesterday revealed the potential of AEB to significantly improve road safety

The fitment of automatic emergency braking systems (AEB) to vehicles is advancing rapidly due to a combination of competitive marketing amongst automotive manufacturers (trying to appeal to safety-conscious buyers) and government regulations. Standards on inclusion of this feature and the advanced driver-assist systems which utilize its capabilities are being developed…

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Brembo has released a new smartphone app to determine if a part is real or counterfeit

Source: Brembo post CURNO, Italy – Brembo has released a smartphone app to help determine if a product labeled with the renowned brake-company name is what it claims to be. The following details on the new iOS and Android app was posted on the company’s website. Brembo, one word that…

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Safran has launched Landing Life™ , a complete support and service solution

Source: Safran Landing Systems announcement VÉLIZY, France — Safran Landing Systems is launching Landing Life™, a single brand designed to promote and clarify its full range of customer support services for landing gears, wheels, brakes and associated systems. All of these services have been grouped in a user-friendly customer portal.…

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CNXMotion won a 2021 PACE award for its Brake-to-Steer technology for AVs

Source: CXNX Motion announcement GRAND BLANC, Mich.– CNXMotion has been recognized as a 2021 Automotive News PACEpilot Innovation to Watch for its innovative Brake-to-Steer technology which provides an additional layer of vehicle safety and redundancy by using the electronic brake system to safely steer the vehicle while simultaneously controlling its…

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A/H Sphere Brake kits have been installed as part of a rapid prototyping effort with the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office

ERIE, Penn. – Sphere Brakes Defense, LLC’s recently posted the following, including the photo presented above, on Linkedin. The world’s first A/H Sphere Brake kits have been installed on the first military ground vehicles in history, as part of a rapid prototyping effort with the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical…

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Arbe and ITAC announced the completion of its merger and listing on NASDAQ

Source: Arbe Robotics announcement TEL AVIV, Israel and HOUSTON – Arbe Robotics Ltd. (“Arbe”), a global leader in next-generation 4D Imaging Radar Solutions, and Industrial Tech Acquisitions, Inc. (“ITAC”) (NASDAQ: ITAC), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, announced their business combination was approved by the ITAC stockholders at a special…

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LIQUI MOLY’s Ernst Prost announced 26 percent higher sales and 75 percent more revenue for the first nine months of 2021

Source: LIQUI MOLY announcement ULM, Germany — Perhaps it’s the curse of success: Whereas demand otherwise determined the growth of the German oil, brake-fluid and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY, it is now the supply of raw materials. In the first nine months of this year, sales increased by 26 percent…

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Brembo has become the official technical partner - brakes for Gran Turismo ™ 7

Source: Brembo announcement STEZZANO, Italy — Polyphony Digital Inc., developer of the Gran Turismo™ series for Playstation® consoles since 1997, has chosen Brembo, the leading designer and manufacturer of braking systems, as the official technical partner in braking systems for Gran Turismo™ 7. The new video game will be available…

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The new Mercedes-Benz C class has a new LG Electronics ADAS

Source: LG Electronics announcement SEOUL – LG Electronics (LG) announced that its innovative advanced driving-assistance system (ADAS) camera module is available in the new 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class now rolling out in markets around the world. LG’s ADAS leverages the latest in automotive technology and works in tandem with Mercedes-Benz AG’s…

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EV brakes require a different devleopment approach

Source: NRS Brakes post TORONTO — Drivers getting behind the wheel of an EV for the first time are often surprised to learn about regenerative braking. Unlike vehicles with internal combustion engines, electric and hybrid vehicle brakes operate the electric motor in reverse, and this applies a braking force through…

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