Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. 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.

Bendix Brakes Australia for Sale

Bendix Brakes (Australia) has been put up for sale

BALLART, Australia – The FMP Group (Australia) Pty Ltd – which sells products under the Bendix Brakes brand — has been offered for sale by its owners, partnership of a Bosch subsidiary (Pacifica Group) and Garrett Advancing Motion, according to…

Tesla Recalls Model X for Brake Fluid Issue

Telsa is recalling 55,000 2021-2023 Model X SUVs for brake-fluid issue

AUSTIN, Texas – Tesla, Inc., has agreed to recall certain model-year 2021-2023 Tesla Model X sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) that might have an issue with the brake fluid-level indication system. The 54,676 vehicles within the recall population might have been produced…

BETTAPARTS Adds ABTEX Brake Hoses

BETTAPARTS has added a range of ABTEX Brake Hoses

BRADFORD, U.K. — Fras-Le-owned BETTAPARTS has launched a new range of ABTEX Brake Hoses, with the addition of more than 200 new part numbers, as the brand looks to meet increased market demand. “Operating under extreme stress whenever the brakes…

CVSA 2023 Brake Safety Week Results

Most of the vehicles inspected during the 2023 annual CVSA Brake Safety Week did not have any violations

GREENBELT, Md. – The vast majority of commercial vehicles inspected during the annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week did not have any brake-related out-of-service violations, according to the organization. Inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. conducted…

Harley-Davidson Recalls 2,212 Bikes for Brake Issue

Harley-Davidson is recalling certain 2023 motorcycles

MILWAUKEE – Harley-Davidson Motor Company has agreed to recall certain model-year 2023 motorcycles that could develop a brake fluid leak and, subsequently, a loss of braking capability. The American motorcycle manufacturer’s recall covers 2,212 Harley-Davidson FLHXSE (930) and FLTRXSE (1,282)…

JURATEK Reveals Latest Products

JURATEK announced its latest range-extension products

DONCASTER, U.K. — Braking brand JURATEK has unveiled the latest new-to-range references in its popular braking product group, with the introduction of 65 new part numbers to meet increased demand and offer more vehicle parc coverage. JURATEK’s additions include six brake…

New Accord Maintains Position

Redesigned 2023 Honda Accord Sport best Accord ever

CHATHAM, Mass. – It began as a small, two-door hatchback resembling something from a German automaker and now in its 11th generation the redesigned 2023 Honda Accord represents one of the most sought after family sedans in the United States.…

Textar Announces Range Expansion

Textar announced range expansion

CLECKHEATON, United Kingdom — Braking specialist TMD Friction UK has introduced three new brake pads and five new brake discs to its premium Textar brand range in its latest range expansion. TMD Friction UK’s research and development program features persistent…

STRADVISION Unveils New Development Concept

STRADVISION unveiled a new concept to expedite OEM development

TOKYO – Toshihiro Sato, Sales Director of STRADVISION Japan, recently introduced a novel method to expedite development within the automotive industry during a panel discussion within the ReVision Autonomous Driving and ADAS Summit 2023 in Tokyo. Sato unveiled Sato unveiled cutting-edge…

OEM Friction Market Renaissance 2023

The OEM brake material market is expected to grow by 6% from 2023-2030

MAHARASHTRA, India –The automotive original-equipment (OEM) brake-friction material market is expected to grow at a compound-annual-growth rate of 6% from 2023 to 2030, according to information published in Infinity Business Insights’ report Global and China Automotive OEM Brake Friction Material…

ZF Shows New Brake Parts at AAPEX

ZF Aftermarket is showing new TRW brake components at AAPEX

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – ZF Aftermarket continues to evolve, making its product and service offerings more accessible than ever before. At the 2023 Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX) and Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, the company is showcasing its…

Toyota Crown Earns Top IIHS Safety Honors

The 2023 Toyota Crown has earned an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+

ARLINGTON, Va. – The all-new 2023 Toyota Crown large sedan has earned an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK+ during its first model year in the American market. To qualify for TOP SAFETY PICK+ in 2023, a…

Knorr-Bremse Shows New Products at Busworld

Knorr-Bremse will showcase several new products for buses at Busworld 2023

MUNICH/BRUSSELS – Knorr-Bremse will present innovative new products and systems at this week’s Busworld 2023 including a brake-control system and disc-brake range. “Knorr‑Bremse has been developing smart system solutions for a very long time; they play a major role in…

CR-V Redesign a Top CUV

Honda's new CR-V Sport Touring a top CUV

CHATHAM, Mass. – America’s most popular compact sport utility (SUV), otherwise known as a crossover-utility vehicle (CUV), the Honda CR-V received a complete remake for the 2023 model year which makes it an even more formidable entrant in the largest,…

Verdier to Lead Continental Engineering Services

Jean-Michel Verdier, 49, is the new Managing Director of Continental Engineering Services (CES)

FRANKFURT, Germany — Jean-Michel Verdier, 49, is the new Managing Director of Continental Engineering Services (CES). In his previous assignment at Continental, Verdier was leading the worldwide R&D organization for the Wheel Brake Solutions segment, where he demonstrated exceptional leadership…

ADAS, AV Safety Improvements from Teledyne

Improving vehicle perception in all weather and lighting conditions is critical to reducing the record number of pedestrian fatalities in the United States and making autonomous vehicle (AV) systems safer.

WILSONVILLE, Ore. — Improving vehicle perception in all weather and lighting conditions is critical to reducing the record number of pedestrian fatalities in the United States and making autonomous vehicle (AV) systems safer. In June 2023, GHSA projected that 7,508 pedestrians were…

TMD Partners to Access Greener Energy

TMD Friction has signed an agreement to access greener energy

LEVERKUSEN, Germany — TMD Friction, a leading global manufacturer of brake friction products, has signed a long-term agreement with Iberdrola Deutschland to provide its facilities with greener energy. The new partnership is part of the manufacturer’s sustainability commitment to provide…