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Propulsion

Mercedes-AMG Revs Up Performance with Electric Turbos

48-volt system promises to eliminate turbo lag

Automation/Robotics

Comau to Spin Off from FCA Next Spring

Deal comes as FCA and PSA tune the terms of their proposed merger

Hybrid

BorgWarner eTurbo Promises to Eliminate Lag

Three times the boost, 50% less time-to-torque

Propulsion

Garrett Readies e-Turbo

Switzerland-based Garrett Motion Inc., which was spun off from Honeywell International Inc. last year, plans to launch an electric turbocharger in production vehicles in 2021.  

Electronics

Lear Taps Aerospace Exec to Head E-Systems Unit

Lear Corp. has appointed Carl Esposito, who most recently lead the electronics arm of Honeywell International Inc.’s aerospace business, as president of Lear’s E-Systems division, effective Sept. 3.

Connectivity

Denso Opens Mobility Innovation Lab in Seattle

Denso Corp. has opened an Innovation Lab in Seattle, Wash.,  that will develop advanced mobility technologies and services.

Hybrid

Denso, Honeywell Aim to Propel Air Taxis

Denso Corp. is working with Honeywell International Inc. to develop hybrid-electric and fully electric propulsion systems for future flying cars and air taxis.

Regulations

Daimler Confirms Recall to Replace Illegal A/C Fluid

Daimler AG has agreed with European regulators that it must recall 127,800 of its 2013 model cars to replace their outlawed air-conditioning system refrigerant.

Business

OldCo. and NewCo.: Which Are You?

Traditional auto suppliers should start developing their strategy today or run the risk of quickly running out of options.

Business

Honeywell to Rebrand Turbo Unit as Garrett

Honeywell International Inc. will rename its turbocharger business as Garrett when it spins off the unit later this year.

Business

Report: Honeywell to Spin Off Turbo Business

Honeywell International Inc. plans to spin off its turbocharger business as part of a major restructuring aimed at streamlining the company’s operations, Reuters reports.

Production

Honeywell Opens U.S. Plant to Make Advanced A/C Refrigerant

Honeywell International Inc. has begun commercial operations at a facility in Geismar, La., to make HFO-1234yf, an ultra-clean refrigerant for automotive air conditioning systems.

Business

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.

Business

Bosch, Mahle Seek Buyer for Turbocharger JV

Robert Bosch GmbH and the Mahle GmbH are putting their joint venture, Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems, up for sale.

Two More Senior Tesla Execs Quit

Tesla Motors Inc. confirms that its two top production executives are leaving the company.

Auto Industry Accounts for 10% of Top 100 Global Innovators

Three carmakers—Honda, Nissan and Toyota—and seven predominately automotive suppliers were included in this year’s Thomson Reuters' list of the top 100 global innovators.

Daimler Abandons Refrigerant Boycott

Daimler AG has agreed to switch to a new air-conditioner refrigerant after claiming for more than two years that the mandated material was a fire hazard.

PACE Award Nominees Announced

Automotive News has announced the list of finalists for the 2016 PACE Awards (Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence). The group includes 28 technologies from 21 different suppliers in seven countries.

Honeywell Touts Improved Turbo Performance for F1 Race Cars

The turbochargers Honeywell International Inc.'s Turbo Technologies unit supplies to the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One race team are fast approaching the sophistication, efficiency and performance of its aerospace and commercial vehicle systems, according to the company.

Propulsion

No Lag: Audi Speeds Up E-Turbo Plans

Audi AG will begin selling vehicles with electric turbochargers next year, marking the first time an automaker has used an e-charger system in a production model.

Regulations

EU Raises Anti-Trust Question about Refrigerant Venture

The partnership between Honeywell and DuPont that developed and is supplying a new air-conditioning refrigerant now used in most new European vehicles may be anti-competitive, according to the European Commission.

Propulsion

Honeywell Bullish on Turbocharging

Honeywell International Inc.'s Turbo Technologies unit predicts the automotive turbocharger market will grow 14% annually over the next five years, reaching $12 billion and 49 million units annually by 2019.

Diesel

Fiat Adds New Engines for 500L Minicar

Fiat SpA is adding two 120-hp engines a gasoline and diesel unit for its 500L stretched minicar.

New Refrigerant Deemed “Greener” than CO2

The automotive refrigerant HFO-1234yf has a lower global warming potential (GWP) than carbon dioxide, which has a baseline value of 1.