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.

Mercedes-Benz Launches Safer, Roomier GLA SUV

The new Mercedes-Benz GLA with Active Blind Spot Assist features the Exit Warning function

Source: Mercedes-Benz information STUTTGART, Germany – Mercedes-Benz has introduced a new GLA compact sport utility vehicle (SUV)/crossover (CUV) which is shorter and taller than its predecessor, but has more interior room as well a an even-more comprehensive suite of advanced…

Brembo to Resume Some Italian Operations

Brembo Shareholders to Discuss Governance Structure

Source: Brembo announcement CARNO, Italy –Beginning today, Tuesday, April 28, Brembo  will begin reopening some of its activities in the plants of Curno, Mapello and Sellero (Italy), which were temporarily suspended on March 16 due to the emergency situation generated…

Lexus Puts Best Seller into Sporty Package

CHATHAM, Mass. – Mid-size sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are ubiquitous – no matter where you turn driving the roads of America, you will see them. Heavily sprinkled throughout the group will be the Lexus’s best-selling RX models, and after a…

StopTech Brakes for HOONIGAN Land Speed Camaro

StopTech brakes HOONIGAN's choice for stopping its Land Speed Camaro's attempt to reach 200 mph

CARSON, Calif. – StopTech, the high-performance arm of Centric Parts, is providing the stopping power for  the HOONIGAN Land Speed Camaro being built to challenge the 200 miles per hour mark later this year. HOONIGAN is documenting the creation of…

JEGS Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kit

Ford 9-inch Truck Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kit [Premium with parking brake]

Source: JEGS release COLUMBUS, Ohio – JEGS has introduced a 9-inch Truck Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kit to add rear disc brakes for a variety of pre-1987 Ford F-Series trucks. The kits feature: cross-drilled and slotted rotors, braided stainless-steel hoses…

Vitesco Technologies to Open R&D Center in China

Vitesco Technologies R&D center for electromobility in Tianjin, China

Source: Vitesco Technologies announcement TIANJIN, China, REGENSBURG, Germany – Vitesco Technologies, the powertrain business of Continental, will build a research and development center in the Chinese port metropolis of Tianjin. The company has now signed a corresponding agreement with the…

EuroBrake 2020 Cancels Barcelona Event

EuroBrake

Source: EuroBrake announcement STANSTED, U.K. – EuroBrake 2020, an annual gathering of the world brake industry, has canceled its June gathering in Barcelona due to the global pandemic. According to the organizer FISITA, plans for publishing options for the forum’s…

Market Reports on Three Aspects of the Brake World

Market Research

CHATHAM, Mass. – A variety of industry analysts and research firms publish market studies of the brake/friction universe on an ongoing basis, carving up the braking world into numerous segments and niches. On an irregular basis, we will present information…

Mazda 3 has a Presence at Rest and on the Move

CHATHAM, Mass. – After driving several large pickup trucks and SUVs I thought a week in the luxurious subcompact, all-wheel-drive (AWD) 2020 Mazda 3 would be like piloting a stealth vehicle. I was wrong – the redesigned four-door’s lines flowing…

BRP Recalls Can Am Spyder RT for Brake Issue

BRP is recalling 2020 Can Am Spyder RTs due to potential brake-pedal failure

VALCOURT, Que. – Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) has agreed to recall certain 2020 Can Am Spyder RTs to rectify an issue which might cause the three-wheelers to lose braking ability. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) recall…

LANXESS and BOGE Elastmetal Develop Plastic Brake Pedal

LANXESS and BOGE Elastmetal jointly developed the first all-plastic brake pedal destined for electric vehicles

Cologne – BOGE Elastmetall GmbH, a global provider of vibration technology and plastics applications for the automotive industry, in close cooperation with the LANXESS High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit, have jointly developed the first all-plastic brake pedal, designed for…

LSP Updates Its Brake-by-Wire Systems

LSP updated its Formula E brake-by-wire system with this IBSe 7

UNTERFÖHRING, Germany – LSP, which provides brake-by-wire systems to virtually the entire field of Formula E racing teams, has introduced two new systems for that series as well as for more even more-powerful racers. Historic experience and data from the…