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David Kiley is Chief of Content for The BRAKE Report. Kiley is an award-winning business journalist and author, having covered the auto industry for USA Today, Businessweek, AOL/Huffington Post, as well as written articles for Automobile and Popular Mechanics.

Brakes

Source: U.K. Express LONDON, U.K.–British motorists are being offered free ‘brakes for life’ under a new deal which could reportedly save them up to £1,600 in their lifetime. Halfords Autocentres is offering its ‘Brakes4Life’ lifetime guarantee which will see the drive receive free replacement brake pads or shoes for as…

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ADAS systems

SOURCE: The Verge WASHINGTON DC – Congress is calling on stakeholders in the self-driving car industry to help reignite their efforts to draft a bill aimed at speeding up the adoption of autonomous vehicles and deploying a regulatory framework, according to a new letter obtained by The Verge. The House Energy…

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ALLENTOWN, PA–Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket offers its ATE SL.6 Brake Fluid as an ideal brake fluid replacement for DOT 4 fluid in ESP, ABS, and ASR systems. The low-viscosity texture of ATE SL.6 allows electronic brake systems to react more quickly for improved safety. Continental’s Original ATE SL.6 Brake…

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Textar

DETROIT, Mich.– Premium brake brand, Textar, has grown its expansive aftermarket product range with the addition of front brake discs for the 2018 Toyota Yaris. Utilizing cutting-edge technology, Textar products are precision engineered to offer maximum safety, performance and comfort. This uncompromising approach to product excellence has been the ethos…

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Meritor

TROY, Mich.– Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) today announced that it has successfully completed its acquisition of AxleTech from global investment firm The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG). The previously announced transaction enhances Meritor’s growth platform with the addition of a complementary product portfolio, including a full line of independent suspensions, axles, braking solutions…

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Identify Toyota

WASHINGTON DC–A Toyota brake booster pump recall has been issued for nearly 7,200 of the following vehicles in the U.S. and Canada to replace the pumps and keep vital systems working. 2019 Toyota Prius2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid2019-2020 Toyota Prius Prime2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid2019 Lexus UX 250h2019 Lexus ES 300h2019 Lexus…

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DETROIT, Mich.–General Motors has decided to delay its robotaxi service, the latest automaker to face roadblocks in bringing autonomous vehicles to market. Self-driving cars are facing bigger technical hurdles than many expected just a few years ago. Ford, too, has lowered the flame on its plans with CEO Jim Hackett…

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TOKYO, Japan–Toyota Motor Corp came to an agreement with auto-part maker Denso Corp setting up a joint venture to expand into development of next-generation automotive semiconductors, a move announced by the companies on Wednesday that is industry’s latest toward manufacturing self-driving and connected vehicles. In their joint statement, companies shared…

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DETROIT, Mich.–While we don’t yet have flocks of self-driving cars among us, Bosch, a key supplier of intelligent brake systems and other key systems for autonomous vehicles, is already working on the parking problem issue Bosch said Tuesday that it has received approval from regulators in Germany for a system…

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ADAS systems

WASHINGTON DC–As self-driving vehicles begin to transform the way people get around, urban planners around the country are beginning to think about how they will remake cities and change the way we live. Not since the Model T replaced the horse and buggy have transportation and cities faced such an…

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MCHENRY, Ill. – Brake Parts Inc LLC (BPI) was presented with the 2019 Content Excellence Award Receiver’s Choice from Epicor Software Corporation during the recent Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN) conference for catalog and content managers, according to Paul Gurns, manager,master data management and product support, BPI. “Epicor has one…

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MUNICH, Germany–As the fourth round of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship 2019 at the Nürburgring approaches, Knorr-Bremse and Team Hahn Racing have announced that they are prolonging their collaboration. Knorr-Bremse and KnorrBremse TruckServices, the aftermarket unit of Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems, are to remain official sponsors of Hahn Racing…

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LONDON, U.K.–NYLACAST Automotive is an award winning supplier of materials for automotive braking and steering systems. The company has been around for more than 50 years, and has put product into more than 65 million vehicles across multiple vehicle brands. When it comes to braking systems, NYLACAST offers the ablity…

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DETROIT, Mich.–Government regulators are receiving more complaints about Nissan Rogue brakes. 2017 and 2018 Nissan Rogues have sensors that use radar to detect other vehicles approaching. The technology is supposed to prevent accidents by alerting the driver that a car is dangerously close. The system can apply the automatic emergency…

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Trucks

SEOUL, South Korea–Hyundai Mobis, South Korea`s largest auto parts maker will apply an advanced forward collision avoidance system to large commercial vehicles starting in 2021.  The Driver State Warning (DSW) system developed by Hyundai Mobis uses an infrared camera to detect drowsy driving, lack of attention behind the wheel and…

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ELYRIA, Ohio – In the United States, roads never rest. More vehicles are traveling more miles than ever before, making safe driving campaigns – such as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Program – especially important. CVSA’s initiative, now in its 12th year, includes the annual Operation Safe…

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Cross-manufacturer platooning system demonstrates five central driving functions: forming, driving, emergency braking, exiting by individual vehicles, splitting upInitial demonstrations and tests with commercial vehicle makers have been conductedSolution is still being flexibly developed together with the makersDevelopment partners are now focusing on the Highway Pilot as an application​​​​​​​ FRANKFURT, Germany–Continental…

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ELYRIA, Ohio – From eliminating single-use plastic to planting a community garden and attending workshops on reducing waste, Bendix employees are learning how to live and work more sustainability. Across North America this month, more than 2,500 Bendix men and women are taking part in educational and volunteer opportunities to tackle…

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DETROIT, Mich.–Wilwood’s forged aluminum racing ProHub for the 1990-2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata provides a lightweight and fully user-serviceable option, with measurably increased strength and durability over aftermarket OE-type steel replacement hubs. The innovative ProHub design eliminates the one-piece sealed ball hub bearing design, providing a direct bolt-on option that accommodates…

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Knorr-Bremse

MUNICH, Germany–Knorr-Bremse TruckServices, the aftermarket operation of Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems, has won the Remanufacturer of the Year Award 2019 in the category “Best Reman Process Optimization”. The award was presented in the context of the world’s largest remanufacturing exhibition, ReMaTec 2019, in Amsterdam. Remanufacturing is the industrial reconditioning of…

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LONDON, U.K.–A British government group has issued a warning and advisory about brake dust that is pretty self evident–that brake dust pollution will be a factor even as the auto fleet coverts to electric vehicles. Fragments of micro-plastics from tires, road surfaces and brakes will also flow into rivers, and…

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Brembo Formula E

DETROIT, Mich.–New York will be the home of the ABB FIA Formula E season finale with a doubleheader to run July 13-14 through the streets of Brooklyn, New York. With the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty, the 2.373 km Brooklyn street circuit has 14 turns…

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Bendix

ELYRIA, Ohio – Rapid, widespread adoption rates, plus increased realization of performance, uptime, and return-on-investment (ROI) advantages, have helped to propel production of the Bendix® ADB22X™air disc brake past the 3-million-unit mark in North America. “Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Dana Commercial Vehicle Products had only formed the joint venture Bendix…

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