Audi Shows Formula E Race Car

This week Audi AG unveiled its e-tron FE04 racecar for the Formula E electric vehicle series.
#europe #Schaeffler #Carbon


Race on Sunday, Plug-In on Monday

Formula E, the electric vehicle (EV) offshoot of Formula One racing, completed its third season in dramatic fashion with back-to-back races in Montreal in late July.
#Ferrari #PSAPeugeotCitroen #Schaeffler


Schaeffler Merges Operations in India

Bearings supplier Schaeffler AG is merging its INA, LuK and FAG operations in India in a bid to simplify operations, cut costs and accelerate growth.
#asia #Schaeffler


Renault Takes Formula E Title Again, Audi Wins Drivers’ Championship

Renault SA’s e.dams racing team defended its title to win the Formula E team championship, making it a three-peat winner in the three-year-old electric vehicle race series.
#Audi #BMW #PSAPeugeotCitroen


Schaeffler Forms E-Mobility Unit

Schaeffler AG plans to launch an E-Mobility business division next January that will bring together all of its products for hybrid and electric vehicles.
#europe #Schaeffler


Schaeffler Trims Outlook on Higher Costs for Materials, Research

Bearings supplier Schaeffler Group has lowered its outlook for 2017, citing rising prices for steel and a surge in the cost of doing prototype work related to electrified powertrains.
#Continental #Schaeffler #ZF


Audi, Schaeffler Partner on Formula E Racing Drivetrain

Audi AG and Schaeffler AG have signed an agreement to co-develop the drivetrain for Audi’s Formula E electric race car.
#Schaeffler #Audi #europe

UPDATE: Opel CEO Neumann Resigns, Likely to Head VW’s Audi Unit

Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann has resigned ahead of General Motors Co.’s sale of the company to PSA Group. He is expected to be named CEO of Volkswagen AG’s Audi car unit.
#Opel #PSAPeugeotCitroen #Continental


Schaeffler to Double Bearing Output at South Carolina Plant

Schaeffler AG has completed a $36.5 million expansion of its Fort Mill, SC, campus as it continues to increase production of thrust bearings used in automatic transmissions.
#facilities #Schaeffler #GeneralMotors


Ford Sued in U.S. Over Dual-Clutch Transmission

Almost 7,000 owners of Ford Fiesta and Focus small cars in the U.S. claim the dual-clutch transmissions in their cars are defective.
#Ford #Schaeffler #legal


Thirteen People Injured in Schaeffler Plant Blast

An explosion at a Schaeffler Group factory in Eltmann, Germany, earlier today injured 13 people, four of them seriously enough to be airlifted by helicopter to a hospital.
#Schaeffler #facilities #europe


12 Suppliers Win PACE Awards for Innovations

The winners of this year’s PACE Awards (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) for product and process innovations related to production vehicles include 12 companies from five countries.
#Dana #Schaeffler #Ford


Schaeffler Opens New Mobility Lab in Singapore

Schaeffler AG is partnering with Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on a joint research lab for new mobility products and services in the city-state.
#asia #Schaeffler #Delphi

Schaeffler Names Zink to Head Automotive Unit

Bearing supplier Schaeffler AG has elected Matthias Zink as CEO of its automotive operations, effective Jan. 1.
#europe #people #Schaeffler


Ford Expands Cylinder Deactivation to Tiny EcoBoost Engine

Ford Motor Co. has adapted its cylinder deactivation technology for use in the 1.0‑liter turbocharged 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine the carmaker offers in Europe.
#europe #Ford #Schaeffler


48-volt Is On Its Way

If you have any question about the almost certain inevitability of 48-volt electrical architecture in vehicles to facilitate the creation of mild hybrids for fuel economy and the utilization of electric superchargers for improved performance, then the number of companies that are pursuing these technologies ought to be an answer.
#oem #Mahle #Schaeffler


Audi to Increase Formula E Racing Presence

Audi AG says it will “intensify” its role in the ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport team over the next two seasons of the Formula E electric car series, culminating in a “factory-backed” program starting late next year.
#Renault #PSAPeugeotCitroen #Schaeffler

Autonomous Vehicles

Detroit Auto Show to Add Autonomous Test Drives

Attendees at next January’s Detroit auto show will be able to experience various automated vehicle technologies on a closed-loop test track.
#Magna #ZF #IBM


Schaeffler’s Earnings Surge 52%

Bearing supplier Schaeffler Group reports its net income in the first quarter of 2016 jumped to €253 million ($286 million) from €167 million in the same period last year.
#europe #Schaeffler


Driving Fuel Efficiency Improvements

Electrification of the vehicle powertrain doesn’t mean getting rid of the internal combustion engine and sticking an electric motor in its place and batteries where the fuel tank would otherwise be.
#oem #Schaeffler #Ford