Author: Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Senior Editor for The BRAKE Report. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.

FMSI rescheduled its 2020 Brake Weekend

Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Friction Materials Standards Institute, producers of the most comprehensive catalog of aftermarket brake and clutch-facing parts, will unveil a new look at the upcoming APPEX show in Las Vegas. “Hundreds of brake-related exhibitors attend APPEX every year and we encourage each of them to visit…

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ITT

Source: ITT Motion Technologies Turin, Italy – On Monday, September 23rd, ITT signed an agreement with the University of Turin and the 2i3T incubator with the aim to create Joint Lab, a joint research laboratory dedicated to the study of tribology for braking systems in the automotive industry. The agreement…

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Source: AutoServiceWorld.com and ACDelco Oshawa, Canada – ACDelco is running a new promotion for all Canadian repair facilities focused on the sale and installation of ACDelco Professional and Advantage drums and rotors. The “Brakeathon” promotion runs through the month of October. By registering and participating, qualifying Canadian repair facilities can…

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Continental

Source: Continental Regensburg, Germany – Continental’s former powertrain division will now operate under the name Vitesco Technologies. The company, which has been operating independently since January 2019, is now rolling out its new brand identity at its approximately 50 locations worldwide. Starting point is the headquarter of Vitesco Technologies at…

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Dr. Martin Fischer named to ZF Management Board

Source: ZF Friedrichshafen, Germany. ZF Friedrichshafen AG’s Supervisory Board has appointed Dr. Martin Fischer as a new member of the ZF Board of Management.  The 49-year-old, who holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering, is expected to join the Board on November 1, 2019, and will take over from Dr. Franz…

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WABCO's OnGUARD

Source: WABCO Auburn Hills, Mich. – WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) Sept. 30 announced it has reached an agreement to provide its advanced emergency braking system to Altec, a leading provider of products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, lights and signs and contractor markets, for its…

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Volvo XC40 electric

Source: Zenuity Systems STOCKHOLM — Zenuity, the assisted and autonomous driving software company, has taken another significant step with the inclusion of its assisted driving and safety software in Volvo Cars’ soon-to-be-revealed fully electric XC40 sports utility vehicle. The move marks the first time Zenuity software has been used in…

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Knorr-Bremse

Source: Knorr-Bremse Munich – Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other subsystems for rail and commercial vehicles, today (Sept. 30) signed an agreement regarding the sale of its Powertech business unit to Munich-based Radial Capital Partners (RCP). Closing will take place immediately after…

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Mando

Source: Mando Seoul and Frankfurt, Germany — Mando CEO: Mong-won Chung, Il-Hwan Tak held the opening ceremony Sept. 11 of its new R&D center in Frankfurt joined by representatives from global automakers including Hyundai Motor Group, Ford, BMW, and Volkswagen. Mando has operated a R&D center in Frankfurt since 2010. The newly built, 12,000m2 R&D center is…

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Cartrer Express uses Bendix-based safety systems

Source: Bendix ELYRIA, Ohio –Since 2012, Carter Express has equipped its Volvo tractors with Bendix-based collision mitigation technology. Over the last five model years (2016-20), the Anderson, Ind.-based carrier has added nearly 550 trucks equipped with Volvo Active Driver Assist, built on the Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™ system. “We’re always on…

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2020 Subaru Outback and Legacy recalled

Camden, N.J. – The first group of the completely redesigned 2020 Subaru Outback and Legacy models are subject to a recall to repair a brake-pedal issue. Subaru estimates about one percent of the 3,467 vehicles subject to the recall have the defect, a missing or insufficiently tightened bolt. Over time,…

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Toyota Rav4 XSE HV

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Product Information_FINAL Chatham, Mass. – Gas/hybrid-electric powertrains have been synonymous with better fuel economy and being kinder to the environment than traditionally powered vehicles since their introduction, but now Toyota combines the added power of two electric motors with the gasoline engine of the new 2019…

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WABCO officials receive Wabash National's Pinnacle Award as 2019 supplier of the year

Source: WABCO Auburn Hills, Mich. – WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), the leading global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, received Wabash National’s Pinnacle Award for 2019. The Pinnacle Award, presented by Wabash National’s senior leadership, recognizes…

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RFID chip embedded in a typical brake pad with reader

Source: LF GmbH & Co. KG Leverkusen, Germany – Development of sensor technology in brake pads for the user’s benefit is part of the platform strategy of LIQFRIC® – the first innovative brake-pad-from-liquid process pioneered by LF GmbH & Co. KG. Since the launch three years ago of its LIQFRIC®…

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Contnental contemplating plant closings

Source: Continental What follows is a portion of the lengthy, major announcement released by Continental outlining the company’s restructuring to remain compeitive as the auto industry changes. The program(s) include major investment, plant closures (including on in Henderson, N.C.and one in Newport News, Va.), employee training programs, withdrawal from certain…

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Lapinus display

Orlando, Fla. – Lapinus setup a display at the 37th Annual SAE International Brake Colloquium & Exhibition, but it did not have any new products to show. Instead it came to Orlando, Fla. to connect with existing customers and distributors. In addition, according to a company spokesperson, “We’re trying to…

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LINK Engineering displayed its LabLINK LIMS

Orlando, Fla. – Prominent on the right side of Link Engineering’s display at the 37th Annual SAE International Brake Colloquium & Exhibition is their relatively new “public” version of LabLINK, its proprietary laboratory information management system (LIMS). “We’ve been using LabLINK for two years for our internal management,” explained Adam…

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Tech session audience

Orlando, Fla. – Wednesday at the 37th Annual SAE International Brake Colloquium & Exhibition will feature a comprehensive set of presentations and discussions on the growing issues surrounding brake emissions. Braking emissions are becoming more and more the focus of the public. In addition to fundamental questions of the quantitative…

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Bearings and seals topic of comprehensive Wednesday session

Orlando, Fla. – The final day of the 37th Annual SAE International Brake Colloquium & Exhibition opens with an extensive two-part tech session on Wheel Bearings and Seals. This tech session will focus on innovations in wheel bearings and their integration into the vehicle. Presenters and panelists will address topics…

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SAE Brake

Tech Session Preview Orlando, Fla. – Since its founding in 1905, the SAE International has been in the forefront of setting the engineering standards for the mobility industry. Tuesday morning at the Colloquium a panel representing a cross section of industry experts will look at how to improve the efficiency…

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SAE Brake

Orlando, Fla. – The 30,000-square-foot exhibition hall in the at the 37th Annual SAE Brake Colloquium & Exhibition featured 68 companies displaying their wares and providing representatives to discuss their offerings. Several times during Monday and Tuesday’s program, a number of them were highlighted during the New Product Showcase. Showcased…

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