Tyre maker Hankook completes its 2020 off-road range with a new all-terrain tyre for 4x4 vehicles. The new Dynapro AT2 comes with a particularly robust design as its predecessor Dynapro AT M, which has been very successful worldwide for many years. This covers the needs of all those customers who require high traction and safety with their off-road vehicle both on and off paved roads. Thanks to the 3PMSF symbol on the sidewall, drivers can now drive legally all year round with this tyre. The line-up covers all popular sizes in this category from 15 to 22 inches.
Parking without power steering? Almost unimaginable. Hydraulic pumps support the steering system by converting the circular motion of the steering wheel into a linear motion of the wheel. In this way, they make the steering effort and thus driving much easier. The Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE is expanding its MEYLE-KITS portfolio and offers another cost-saving solution for repair work in the workshop in line with the current value of the vehicle: In order to eliminate sources of error during replacement and also to make everyday workshop work more efficient, the MEYLE ORIGINAL hydraulic pumps are now available as a practical MEYLE-KIT containing the appropriate oil.
ZF Friedrichshafen AG has successfully completed the acquisition of commercial vehicle technology supplier WABCO, having gained approval from all required regulatory authorities. WABCO shares, previously listed on the New York Stock Exchange, cease public trading with immediate effect.
Continental convinces twice: The technology company’s 3D display with touch function developed specifically for the vehicle centerstack was awarded as “Winner” in the category “Excellence in Business to Business” at the German Innovation Award 2020. In addition, the Natural 3D Centerstack Display emerged as “Winner” in the category “Future, Mobility and Parts” at the Automotive Brand Contest 2020. “We are very pleased with the awards for our Natural 3D Centerstack Display. With the innovative Lightfield technology combined with the touch function, we create a natural 3D experience that increases not only the user-friendliness but also the comfort and operating safety for all vehicle occupants,” said Dr. Frank Rabe, head of Human Machine Interface business unit at Continental.
ZF has again achieved market success with its zero-emission drive technologies: London bus operator, Tower Transit, has ordered thirty-seven Metrodecker EVs from British bus manufacturer Optare. The battery-electric version of the typical red double-decker bus is propelled by the proven ZF electric portal axle, AxTrax AVE. ZF is now enabling two bus operators in London to offer clean mobility. Optare expects that one hundred electric double-decker buses will be on the roads of British city centers by the end of the year.
Webasto, world market leader for roof systems, supplies the soft top for the first CUV convertible from Volkswagen. In the convertible version, the T-Roc combines the advantages of a compact crossover, such as a raised seating position with the special open-air driving experience. A mix that is very popular in the market, as a customer study conducted by Webasto has shown.
Car manufacturers are looking for solutions to increase the efficiency of assembly on the assembly line. Innovative automation solutions should increase the degree of automation. Human and robot share the workplace along the assembly line.
Valeo welcomes the measures announced by the French government under the automotive recovery plan, which was prepared rapidly and involved constructive collaboration with the French automotive industry. With a focus on the transition towards greener mobility, the plan combines measures to encourage both supply and demand and leverages the industrial and innovative resources available on the French market.