Author: The Brake Report

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.

autonomous driving must adopt a "zero autonomous driving accidents vision" to achieve mainstream acceptance for Level 4 or Level 5 autonomous capabilities.

The following is a guest editorial by Dr. Behrooz Rezvani founder and CEO of Neural Propulsions Systems, Inc., a pioneer in autonomous driving and sensing platforms. Most Americans are leery of self-driving vehicles because putting our lives—and the lives of our loved ones—in the hands of artificial intelligence is too…

Read More
PartsinMotion.co.uk has extended its popular Apec braking range with the addition of new-to-range premium quality brake pads, discs and calipers from the Apec Black range.

Source: PartsinMotion.co.uk announcement EXETER, U.K. — The online aftermarket supplier PartsinMotion.co.uk has extended its very popular Apec braking range with the addition of new-to-range premium quality brake pads, discs and calipers from the Apec Black range. The new in stock Apec Black references include brake pads and calipers suitable for…

Read More
2018-2021 Jeep Wranglers are now covered by the NRS Brakes range of galvanized pads

Source: NRS Brakes announcement TORONTO — Designed to match the adventure and durability of the Jeep Wrangler, NRS Brakes now offers the latest in brake pads engineered for 2018-2021 Wranglers. Galvanized brake pads from NRS Brakes deliver the safety and performance that Jeep Wranglers require, making them a perfect match.…

Read More

Source: MAVAL Industries announcement TWINSBURG, Ohio – MAVAL Industries, LLC announced its successful acquisition of Ascent Tranz Group, LLC, an industry leader in commercial vehicle service parts for air disc brake calipers, pads, rotors and brake chambers. Ascent Tranz has a reputation for providing A-LINE® branded engineered solutions to warehouse…

Read More
Bendix volunteers late last month built 31 beds for children in need

Source: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announcement ELYRIA, Ohio – Sept. 2, 2021 – For close to a decade, building beds for children who need a safe, comfortable place to sleep has been a passion project for Luke Mickelson, founder of the nonprofit organization Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP). And on…

Read More
Skoda Transportation a.s. in the Czech Republic has placed a multi-million Euro order for rail brake equipment with Knorr-Bremse

Source: Knorr-Bremse announcement MUNICH — Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other rail and commercial vehicle systems, has once again contracted with the Czech Republic’s largest vehicle manufacturer Skoda Transportation a.s. to supply original equipment for light rail vehicles and commuter trains. The…

Read More
ZF’s Mid-Range Radar has launched in series production with Dongfeng in China

Source: ZF announcement SHANGHAI — ZF has launched its next generation mid-range radar to support advanced ADAS safety functions and enhance the available ZF coASSIST semi-automated system on the Dongfeng Aeolus Yixuan MAX in China. ZF’s mid-range radar is a high-performance 77GHz front radar designed to meet 2022+ Euro NCAP…

Read More
Luminar will debut its Proactive Safety™ system in on-road demos at IAA

Source: Luminar Technologies announcement MUNICH — Luminar Technologies, Inc (Nasdaq: LAZR) will premier its Proactive Safety™ system in on-road demos for European automakers at the IAA Mobility Summit September 7–12. The company also announced an expansion of its customer ecosystem through two new integration partnerships with Tier 1 global automotive…

Read More
A recent IIHS study reaffirmed the belief ABS saves lives

Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announcement ARLINGTON, Va. — Nearly a decade after the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) first called for a federal mandate requiring street-legal motorcycles to be equipped with antilock braking systems (ABS), the data continue to pile up in favor of this lifesaving technology…

Read More
AEye has partnered with Benchmark on the production of components for its adaptive LiDAR sensors

Source: AEye announcement DUBLIN, Calif. — AEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIDR) the global leader in adaptive, high-performance LiDAR solutions, announced a partnership with Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE). As one of the world’s leading providers of engineering, design, and manufacturing services, Benchmark will ensure the quality and reliability of AEye’s 4Sight™…

Read More
Advanced Braking Technology (ABT) announced strong, positive results for FY21

Source: Advanced Braking Technology announcement WANGARA, Australia — Advanced Braking Technology Ltd (ABT), the pre­eminent supplier of fail-safe brakes for commercial vehicles in Australia, finished fiscal year 2021 (FY21) with a 15-percent increase in revenues and 263-percent increase in net profits when compared to FY20. FY21 Highlights Total Revenue of…

Read More
Brake Fade Keronite

The following was posted by Keronite on its work to eliminate brake fading with modern components. The link to the entire post also provides a means to obtain the company’s white paper of its research on this subject. HAVERHILL, U.K. — Successful braking is key to vehicle safety. High-performance sports…

Read More
ZF reported a 43-percent sales increase year-over-year for the first half of 2021 when compared to 2020

Source: ZF announcerment Friedrichshafen, Germany — ZF concluded the first half of 2021 with positive sales and earnings figures. In contrast to the first half of 2020, which was significantly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, the company generated sales of €19.3 billion (2020: €13.5 billion) in the first six months…

Read More
ZF and Locomation are partnering on developing steering systems for AV trucks

Source: ZF announcement LIVONIA, Mich. — Locomation, a leading provider of autonomous truck technology solutions, has announced a comprehensive agreement with ZF, one of the largest automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers in the world, for joint development of steering units to enhance autonomous truck safety. Under the terms of the…

Read More
Joining the No. 34 CarParts.com Ford Mustang team will be PowerStop, a leading brand in performance braking systems as a major assoc. sponsor

Source: CarParts.com announcement BEDFORD, Ill. — Joining the No. 34 CarParts.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTS) Ford Mustang team and driver Michael McDowell as they return this weekend to the Daytona International Speedway after their Daytona 500 victory in February will be PowerStop, the leading brand in performance braking systems. PowerStop will…

Read More
The all-new 2022 Kia Carnival has earned the IIHS top safety award for 2021

Source: Kia announcement IRVINE, Calif. – The 2022 Kia Carnival MPV has been awarded the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) rating just months after the vehicle’s introduction. The designation applies to the Carnival when equipped with LED projector headlights and built after March 2021. The Carnival…

Read More
The recently U.S. Senate-passed infrastructure bill included many road-safety provisions heralded by the IIHS

Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announcement ARLINGTON, Va. — The infrastructure bill passed by the U.S. Senate this month contains a slew of long-awaited road-safety provisions. Many of them are based on or supported by research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute.…

Read More
NRS Brakes for the second-consecutive year received Editor's Choice Award from AutoGuide

Source: NRS Brakes announcement TORONTO – NRS Brakes earned AutoGuide’s Editor’s Choice Award for Best Brakes for the second consecutive year. The annual Best Brake Pads guide noted that NRS brake pads outlast traditional painted brake pads “while also offering quieter operation and improved braking performance” The review also champions…

Read More
Neotek Corporation has announced two executive promotions

Source: Neotek Corporation announcement MEMPHIS – Neotek Corporation recently announced a pair of executive promotions at the brake-rotor and brake-drum manufacturer located in Memphis. Bradley Norwood, currently Sr. Product Manager has been promoted to Director of National Accounts. Norwood has emerged as a valuable leader for the organization with his…

Read More
Dr. Peter Laier, head of Knorr-Bremse commercial-vehicle division, spoke on the future of this segment of the automotive industry

The following is excerpted from an interview with Dr. Peter Laier, Knorr-Bremse member of the Executive Board since 2016, with worldwide responsibility for the Commercial Vehicle (CV) Systems division, and was posted on the company’s website. The interview is far ranging, covering a number of CV-related topics. Dr. Laier, where…

Read More
Bendix has passed the 10 million mark in remanufactured brake shoe production

Source: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announcement ELYRIA, Ohio – The road is a terrible place to wonder whether your replacement brake shoes were truly remanufactured – or just relined and given a new coat of paint. And knowing matters: Not quite a decade after beginning serial production of Bendix® remanufactured…

Read More
MEYLE is going digital only for the 2nd consecutive year for its customer exhibition

Source: MEYLE announcement HAMBURG — “Digital first” is the motto of the Hamburg-based aftermarket parts manufacturer MEYLE. Especially in pandemic times, virtual encounters with customers and partners play a major role: even if the leading trade fair Automechanika 2021 cannot take place in the usual way, MEYLE is once again…

Read More
Champion Oil is supporting this week's CVSA Brake Safety Week program

Source: Champion Oil announcement CLINTON, Mo. — Champion Oil, a recognized leader in specialty lubricants, suggests taking time to check your vehicle brake system August 22nd thru August 28th. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week is in full swing. It is when law enforcement inspectors across North…

Read More