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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.

Hagman Search Group, Product Manager

Product Manager position will lead one or more automotive brake product lines for an industry-leading aftermarket manufacturer. Responsibilities include product life cycle management, competitive and OEM cross-references, audit of ACES catalog information, creation of PIES information, developing new parts, and “Go-To Market” new product launch strategy. Location: Remote U.S. Responsibilities:…

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Brembo announced its 2020 financial results; revenues down

Source: Brembo announcement STEZZANO, Italy – Brembo revenues were down 14.8 percent for 2020 (when compared to 2019) closing out the year at €2,208.6 million. Net profits for the year were €136.5 million. Chairman Alberto Bombassei commented on the results, “The results approved today by Brembo’s Board of Directors are…

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The innovative charged air duct systems, which Continental is manufacturing in its new Mexican factory for the local markets, will increase vehicles’ engine efficiency

Source: Continental announcement HANOVER, Germany – Continental during the past five years has invested a middle three-digit million Euro sum in its Mexican plants and in the coming five years it is planned to invest on a comparable level. Earlier this week, the company confirmed it would invest some €60…

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The new Honda Legend will feature Honda SEDNSING Elite safety and ADAS features

Source: Honda announcement TOKYO — Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will begin lease sales in Japan, on March 5, 2021, of the all-new Legend equipped with Honda SENSING Elite. Striving to realize a collision-free society based on its global safety slogan, “Safety for Everyone,” Honda has long been at the forefront…

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GALFER is looking for U.K. distributors for its braking products

BARCELONA – Galfer, a major producer of brakes for motorcycles, motor bikes and bicycles, is searching for a U.K. distributor for its products, according to a post on Cycling Industry News (CIN). The U.K. based cycling publication’s Mark Sutton recently conducted a question-and-answer session with Ivo Martini Vristo, the Spanish…

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Knorr-Bremse's 2020 preliminary results are excellent

Source: Knorr-Bremse announcement Munich – Knorr-Bremse AG, the global market leader for braking and other systems for rail and commercial vehicles, has presented its preliminary results for fiscal year 2020. According to Dr. Jan Mrosik, CEO of Knorr-Bremse AG, “For Knorr-Bremse, as for all companies, 2020 was heavily influenced by…

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MEYLE AG was named one of the TOP 100 medium-sized companies in Germany

Source: MEYLE AG announcement HAMBURG, – MEYLE AG belongs once again to the most innovative companies and has been awarded the TOP 100 seal 2021 by compamedia, which since 1963 has been awarding the TOP 100 seal of approval to medium-sized companies for special innovative strength and above-average innovation success.…

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YouTube influencer FhrisFix recently released a video prmoting FMSI's new Z designation for brake pads

TENNERT, N.J. – Chris Magello, better known to his more than seven-million YouTube followers as automotive guru ChrisFix, has recently released a video promoting one of the latest changes enacted by FMSI (Friction Materials Standards Institute), the organization which maintains the standardized part numbering system for aftermarket brake pads. FMSI’s…

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Bendix is donation $10,000 to Second Chances for a truck

Source: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announcement ELYRIA, Ohio – The Indiana Dream Center (IDC) is all about lending a hand to those in need through its faith-based recovery programs. When the charitable organization, based in Huntington, found itself in need of a box truck to replace its aging delivery vehicle,…

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WBTL is investing $50 in Mexico to build this chassis component facility

Source: Bethel Automotive Safety Systems Co., Ltd. announcement SHANGHAI — Bethel Automotive Safety Systems Co., Ltd. (WBTL) is investing $50M in a new plant in Mexico. It is located in Alianza Industrial Park in the Saltillo area of Coahuila State. In first phase WBTL will build a more than 20,000…

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Continental has invested in a chip maker working on AI products

Source: Continental announcement AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Continental has acquired a minority stake in the U.S.- German chip startup Recogni. The company is working on a new chip architecture for object recognition in real-time based on artificial intelligence (AI). The processors of the future are intended for use in Continental’s…

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Mitsubishi has introduced the 2022 Outlander, its most advanced vhehicle

Source: Mitsubishi announcement FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander recently announced by Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is by far the most advanced vehicle the company has ever introduced, especially in terms of included and available advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) and safety technology. Mitsubishi’s all-new flagship boasts a…

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TecSA has installed its first Shear Stength Testing machine in China

Source: TecSA post TORINO, Italy – The installation of the Shear Strength Test (SST) machine in China for the first time was a major step for the commercial expansion of TecSA in Asian countries. The latest model of the SST machine is used for the measurement of the shear strength…

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TVS Motor Company has launched a disc-brake variant of the Star City Plus

CHENNAI, India – TVS Motor Company has launched its TVS Star City Plus disc-brake variant motorcycle at ₹68,465 (ex-showroom, Delhi). This means this model is ₹2,600 more expensive the standard version. Distinguishing the new model from other version is the color – TVS Star City Plus disc-brake variant is available…

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Accuride received awards for four of its facilities from Paccar

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Accuride Corporation – a leading supplier of components to the global commercial vehicle industry – announced that four of its facilities were awarded PACCAR’s 2020 “10 PPM” Award. Each year, PACCAR awards suppliers who meet the quality standard of 10 defective parts for every million components shipped…

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LSP is developing a modular pressure actuator with several partners

Source: LSP Innovative Automotive Systems GmbH post UNTERFÖHRING, Germany – The challenge – developing an additive manufacturing-based modular pressure actuator for driving dynamics applications for autonomous (AD) and electric vehicles – is expected to keep LSP’s engineers busy until February 2022. Thankfully, they are not alone in their task. They…

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AP Racing was chosen as the brake supplier for the FIA RX2e championship series

Source: AP Racing announcement COVENTRY, U.K. – AP Racing has been chosen to supply front and rear braking for the FIA RX2e Championship, which is due to kick off later in 2021. The U.K.-based racing specialist will be providing an industry-leading brake package comprising front and rear calipers, brake discs,…

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Textar has added several new brake pads and discs to its range

Source: TMD Friction announcement LEVERKUSEN, Germany – TMD Friction has expanded its Textar product range by adding 12 new brake pads and eight brake discs to its ever-growing portfolio, some of which are first to market in the automotive aftermarket. Textar’s range of brake pads includes more than 1,600 references,…

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ABT just won an Australian defense department export grant to allow it to export its products

Source: The following was a recent ADM (Australian Defence Magazine) post PERTH – Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price has announced Advanced Braking Technology (ABT), based in Wangara, as the recipient of a Defence Global Competitiveness Grant. The company is the first to receive a Defence Global Competitiveness Grant since…

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Semcon is partnering with eight other firms on a new research project about autonomous-vehicle safety

Source: Semcon announcement BORÅS, Sweden – Semcon is a partner in a new research project funded by Vinnova which aims to devise analysis methods and processes for continuous development of safe connected and automated vehicles. Considering a car finished when it leaves the factory is something of an outmoded approach…

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The WMG 3xD simulator, used to test the LiDAR sensors

Source: University of Warwick announcement COVENTRY, U.K. – High level autonomous vehicles (AVs) are promised by automakers and technology companies to improve road safety as well as bringing economical and societal benefits to us all, but studies have shown natural occurrences, like rain, can have an impact on their efficacy.…

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NRS Brakes has launched an aftermarket kit for the new Mustang Mach-E

Source: NRS Brakes announcement TORONTO – Keeping with its goal of becoming the leading provider of brake pads for electric (EV) and hybrid (HEV) vehicles, NRS Brakes has introduced an aftermarket-redesign and upgrade kit for the new Ford Mustang Mach-E. The Mustang Mach-E re-engineered upgrade kit for the performance-oriented electric…

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Mintex has begun 2021 by adding several new products to its range

Source: TMD Friction announcement LEVERKUSEN, Germany – Leading aftermarket braking brand Mintex, a TMD Friction company, has launched five new brake pads, six brake discs and two brake shoe kits kickstarting its range extension plans for 2021. The new brake pads cover more than 20 vehicle applications including: Alfa Romeo…

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Terranet Demonstrates 3D AD/ADAS Sensor Technology

Source: Terranet AB announcement LUND, Sweden – Terranet AB (Nasdaq: TERRNT-B.ST), developers of advanced driver-assistance software that specifically addresses safety, successfully showcased its patented, VoxelFlow™ sensor technology at STARTUP AUTOBAHN yesterday in a joint presentation with Mercedes-Benz. VoxelFlow™ uses high speed sensor technology so that autonomous driving (AD) and advanced…

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IIHS named 49 Top Safet Pick+ and 41 Top Safety Pick 2021 vehicles

Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announcement ARLINGTON, Va. – The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is recognizing 49 models for providing the highest level of safety — more than double the number that earned the TOP SAFETY PICK+ award last year. Another 41 vehicles earn TOP SAFETY PICK…

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