Schaeffler’s Wheel Hub Drive Proves a Success in the Silvretta E-Car Rally

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Schaeffler’s Fiesta E-Wheel Drive concept car successfully competed against other electric vehicles in the Silvretta E-Car Rally Race held for the fourth time in Montafon, Austria. The pre-production model featuring innovative electric wheel hub drives was developed on the basis of a Ford Fiesta in collaboration with Ford. The electric … Continue reading

ContiTech Outstanding Interior Surfaces

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With materials made by Benecke-Kaliko, the new Opel Adam wins design prize for the best interior of a production car A major award for an iconic city car and its interior surfaces made by Benecke-Kaliko: At the “Automotive Interiors Expo 2013″ trade show in Stuttgart, the new Opel Adam won … Continue reading

RSR Racing Scores First PC Victory on Continental Tires

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Duncan Ende and Bruno Junqueira dominated the 1.5-mile road course to win the team’s first race in the Prototype Challenge presented by Continental Tire Series. July 6, 2013.  The No. 9 RSR Racing ORECA FLM09 captured its first win of the Prototype Challenge (PC) presented by Continental Tire Series Saturday … Continue reading

The Gates Corporation Releases New Aftermarket Parts

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DENVER, Colo. – The Gates Corporation, a global, diversified manufacturer of industrial, automotive and heavy-duty aftermarket products, recently announced the addition of 128 new part numbers covering late model vehicles to its line of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) quality aftermarket products. The product release also includes the new PolarSeal® II … Continue reading

NTN – EV Demonstration Project of Microcompact EV Equipped with the In-wheel Motor in France

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NTN Corporation (hereafter, NTN) has started a demonstration project of the microcompact EV equipped with NTN’s own “In-wheel Motor System” on public roads in collaboration with Annecy City in France. NTN had been using a compact EV in Annecy City for transportation within NTN-SNR business sites and between plants, as … Continue reading

Schaeffler to Cut Wheel Bearing Production in Germany

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Schaeffler AG, the biggest shareholder in car-parts maker Continental AG (CON), will phase out production of wheel bearings at a German factory, eliminating 576 jobs because of high costs and tough competition. Manufacturing of the components at a plant in Schweinfurt will wind down over the next two to three … Continue reading

SKF awarded significant contract from Volvo Car Corporation

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SKF to deliver wheel hub bearing units for Volvo’s next generation of premium vehicles Gothenburg, Sweden, 13 June, 2013: SKF has been awarded a contract to supply their next generation wheel hub bearing units (HBU3) to Volvo Car Corporation. SKF will supply the HBU3 specifically developed according to Volvo’s demanding … Continue reading

Schaeffler and Ford unveil concept Fiesta with new space-saving electric wheel hub drives.

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Ford has unveiled a new concept Fiesta passenger car that utilises Schaeffler’s innovative electric wheel hub drive system, the E-Wheel Drive. The highly integrated, liquid-cooled wheel hub drive has a total weight of just 53kg and is compact enough to fit inside a 16-inch wheel rim. The E-Wheel Drive was … Continue reading

Daimler Unveils New Flagship Mercedes Model

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Daimler AG has unveiled the newest version of its S-Class model from luxury brand Mercedes-Benz, a car that will play a key role in the company’s effort to restore its earnings performance. The new S-class sedan was shown off Wednesday in Hamburg, Germany. It has a … Continue reading

Automechanika Dubai: ContiTech Presents Strong Brands for Air Spring Replacement Business

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Broad three-brand product range fulfills various demands in replacement business • Web app for smartphones finds right air spring From June 11 – 13, 2013, ContiTech will be presenting three strong air spring brands for the commercial vehicle replacement market at Automechanika Dubai, held at the International Convention and Exhibition … Continue reading

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