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New MOOG? LV Steering and Suspension Catalogue Includes More Than 500 New Parts   Print  
MOOG CATMO1101 ? front cover Friday, 19th August 2011

Aartselaar, Antwerp, Belgium…The 2011-2012 MOOG LV catalogue (CATMO1101) includes more than 500 additional parts. The MOOG range has grown from 1.300 to more than 5.300 part numbers during the past five years and now covers over 10.000 passenger vehicles offering 96-percent coverage for the European car parc.

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Morgan Motor Company and British technology partners to build a high-performance electric sportscar concept   Print  
British companies Zytek and Radshape are working with Morgan to develop a prototype electric sportscar based on the Supersports chassis. Wednesday, 17th August 2011

Zytek is exhibiting at the Low Carbon Vehicle event (Rockingham), September 7 & 8

Unusual configuration with Zytek drive through a manual gearbox will increase performance, range and driver involvement

A new, high-performance electric sportscar prototype is being developed by the Morgan Motor Company and a consortium of British technology specialists. The Morgan +E programme will deliver two engineering concept vehicles early in 2012. Both will be based on a development of the proven Aero Supersport’s aluminium chassis with the 4.8 litre BMW V8 replaced by a new derivative of Zytek’s high power-density electric powertrain driving through a conventional manual gearbox.


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CarboGlide coating delivers a direct improvement in fuel economy and CO2 emissions by reducing ring friction by up to 20 percent when compared to nitride or other commonly used coatings. Tuesday, 16th August 2011

Innovative CarboGlide® piston ring coating provides low friction and superior scuffing protection for full operational life of latest-generation gasoline engines

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., August 16, 2011 … Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) has developed a new piston ring coating that supports vehicle manufacturers’ efforts to make gasoline engines more fuel-efficient. The company’s patented CarboGlide® coating delivers a direct improvement in fuel economy and CO2 emissions by reducing ring friction by up to 20 percent as compared to nitride or other commonly used coatings.  CarboGlide’s high wear resistance will withstand an engine’s full operational life—even in the latest generation of high-output gasoline engines with turbocharging or direct injection.  CarboGlide additionally protects the cylinder surface from scuffing and scoring, especially under the most critical lubrication conditions, because of its high chemical and physical stability.

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Last flying Vulcan to star in prime-time BBC documentary   Print  
XH558 is the last flying Vulcan and the last flying representatives of Britain?s Cold War V-Force. Returned to the air in 2007, she has become an airshow phenomenon. Photo credit Mark Arnold Friday, 12th August 2011

Iconic aircraft XH558 fulfils John Sergeant’s ‘childhood dream’

The last flying Vulcan will feature prominently in a new documentary to be shown on BBC One on Sunday evenings.  ‘Britain’s Hidden Heritage’ explores fascinating projects that typify British endeavour and achievement.  Journalist John Sergeant visited XH558’s new home at Doncaster Robin Hood International Airport and flew beside the aircraft with the Blades aerobatics team, fulfilling what he called ‘a childhood dream’.  The Vulcan is featured in the first programme of the series, which will be broadcast at 19:00hrs on Sunday 14th August.

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First industry demonstration of Vocis twin speed EV transmission at forthcoming Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) show   Print  
The new transmission will be demonstrated in a prototype electric minibus, giving visitors an opportunity to experience first hand the refinement and smooth operation of the system. Thursday, 11th August 2011

Proven concept provides step change in efficiency and range

Transmission engineering and control specialist Vocis will give its novel twin speed electric vehicle (EV) transmission its first public demonstration at LCV2011 (the Low Carbon Vehicle show) on September 7-8, at Rockingham Motor Speedway. Technical specialists from the company will be on hand to provide an insight into the technology and the efficiency, performance and range benefits it offers for the next generation of EVs.

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Emergency logistics saves a European vehicle manufacturer more than ?1 million ? in just 9 hours   Print  
A swift, efficient response to supply chain failures can reduce costs and allow further leaning. Thursday, 4th August 2011

One call to emergency logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical has saved a major vehicle manufacturer more than €1 million in lost production. The firm’s global operations team kept the lines running by resolving a compound failure, where a supply chain process experienced two consecutive faults.

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New Vulcan Flying Suit puts children in the pilot?s seat   Print  
Your pilot-of-the-future can now look the part in the new Vulcan Children?s Flying Suit, complete with RAF motif, pilots wings and interchangeable Vulcan patches. Wednesday, 3rd August 2011

Now your child can become the pilot of the last flying Vulcan, wearing an authentic Vulcan flying suit from the charity that operates the much-loved delta-winged aircraft.  The all-in-one suit comes complete with the Royal Air Force motif, pilot’s wings and a selection of ‘velcro’ Vulcan patches that allow your ‘pilot of the future’ to select the appropriate insignia for his next mission.

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Federal-Mogul extends UK distribution of OE-quality brake brand Beral   Print  
Beral brake linings cover more than 98% of the commercial vehicle parc in the UK. A variety of friction materials are available to suit a range of applications and duty cycles. Tuesday, 2nd August 2011

Partnership with Intertruck provides operators and workshops with easy access to high performing brake products

Federal-Mogul is extending distribution of its Beral range of OE-quality brake products to commercial vehicle customers across the UK. Intertruck has been chosen as the nationwide distributor of Beral truck and bus brake pads, discs and linings.

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Torotrak previews first variable supercharger installation in a passenger car   Print  
The Rotrak-1 demonstrator vehicle will give Tier Ones and vehicle manufacturers the opportunity to experience the variable supercharger system?s performance in the coming months. Friday, 29th July 2011

Continued progress in applications of Torotrak technology in engine downsizing, flywheel hybrids and commercial vehicle transmissions

Leyland, UK, 29 July 2011, Torotrak plc (LSE: TRK), the gearless transmission company, today revealed “Rotrak-1” at its annual general meeting, closing a year of substantial commercial and technical progress. This is the third prototype vehicle with Torotrak technology displayed in the last year, following Jaguar’s exhibition of a flywheel-CVT hybrid engineering development vehicle in September and Tata Motors’ presentation of the Pixel “Zero Turn” city car concept in March.

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Delphi recently introduced four air conditioning (A/C) recharging stations to its service portfolio for quick, accurate recharging and maintenance of passenger and light commercial vehicle thermal systems, including hybrid and electric vehicles. Friday, 22nd July 2011

New stations help garages accurately recharge latest-generation thermal technologies

Warwick, UK — As the price of R134a refrigerant continues to rise, Delphi has introduced four air conditioning (A/C) recharging stations to its service portfolio that utilize an efficient method of recovering as much refrigerant from the car as possible to help garages lessen their refrigerant costs, all while helping to protect the environment. Each system features a patented aluminium manifold, which delivers efficient refrigerant recovery, enhanced leak protection, and easier assembly and access for quick, accurate recovery and recharging of both passenger and commercial vehicle thermal systems, including hybrid and electric vehicles.

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