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14. August 2019

Applus+ IDIADA integrates virtual and physical testing with 2 new VI-grade driving simulators

Applus+ IDIADA has expanded its virtual development capabilities with the acquisition of two driving simulators from VI-grade, the DiM250 and a compact simulator. These new driving simulators mean IDIADA offers virtual testing, reducing development times in areas such as chassis development, vehicle dynamics and CAV development.

By exploiting the synergies between physical and virtual testing, IDIADA can generate and correlate models in optimal context with the possibility of using IDIADA’s tracks, available as public road data files and high-resolution graphics.

“The driving simulator is a key facility in our chassis and vehicle dynamics development projects as it links up our virtual and real activities.” said Roger Mateu, Head of Vehicle Dynamics and NVH at Applus+ IDIADA.



25. Juli 2019

Driving Simulators from VI-grade play an essential role in race preparation for Formula E

Another thrilling season of the all-electric Formula E series has come to an end: 13 races with 9 different winners from 8 different teams kept the tension curve constantly high until the final race in New York last week.

In the end, Jean-Eric Vergne won the championship for the second time in succession and also claimed the Team’s title for DS Techeetah – closely followed by vice-champion Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler and its successful customer sport team Envision Virgin Racing. All three winning teams are using a combination of VI-grade static and dynamic driving simulators in order to prepare for the races.


23. Juli 2019

Röchling Automotive opens new plant in Slovakia

With a formal ceremony, Röchling Automotive has celebrated the opening of its new production plant in Kočovce in Slovakia close to Nové Mesto nad Váhom. With the new plant, the company serves the increased demand for its technologies while continuing to expand its storage and production capacities. The approximately 80 highly qualified employees at the site will soon be producing Active Grille Shutters, underbody panels, wheel arch liners and air filters for the global automotive manufacturers Daimler, Jaguar Land Rover and PSA.

“Opening the plant in Kočovce is a major strategic step allowing us to assist our customers by means of local production. The closer we are to our customers, the better we can support them,” says Prof. Dr. Hanns-Peter Knaebel, CEO of Röchling Automotive. “Besides, expanding our capacities puts us in a position to divide up our activities between our Czech and Slovak plant with the aim of optimizing the processes.”


09. Juli 2019

BorgWarner R2S® Takes Turbocharging to New Levels of Fuel Efficiency

BorgWarner’s reputation as a global leader in combustion technologies is demonstrated by the use of the company’s innovative regulated two-stage (R2S®) turbocharging system for BMW Group’s latest 2.0 liter TwinPower turbo 4-cylinder diesel engine, featured in most of the latest and upcoming vehicle models across the range. The extraordinary combination of a low pressure variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbocharger and a high pressure wastegate turbocharger was tailored to meet the automaker’s specific demands – most R2S applications use VTG in the high-pressure stage. The resulting system is optimized to achieve the best possible combination of enhanced performance, reduced emissions and fuel economy. BorgWarner’s technology is helping automakers comply with increasingly stringent local emissions regulations worldwide and, in Europe, supports them in meeting the requirements of the Euro 6d TEMP standard.

“Our leading R2S solution supports automakers in reducing emissions and improving fuel economy,” said Joe Fadool, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems. “We have been supplying BMW Group with our advanced technologies for 20 years and are happy to substantially expand our successful relationship by providing a majority of their vehicles with our R2S system.”


19. Juni 2019

The traditional ORIS brand is the future: a new brand strategy at ACPS Automotive

The ACPS Automotive Group has strategically relaunched one of its brands. After the takeover by TowerBrook Capital Partners (TCP), ACPS will combine the OEM business and the aftermarket field in the ORIS brand in the future.

“From now on, our products will bear the traditional brand name ORIS. This takes the baton from BOSAL, the previous brand name for all products of this kind. This is why more and more of our customers are already receiving merchandise bearing the new logo,” explains Oliver Hill, Director Independent Aftermarket, ACPS Automotive. “With most of our bicycle racks, couplings and accessories, we have already made the change. Roof racks will soon follow. Also, the transition phase which has been in place since March means that stock bearing the former logo is still available.”


18. Juni 2019

BorgWarner’s R2S® Turbocharger Boosts Premium Class

The success story of BorgWarner’s regulated two-stage (R2S®) turbocharging system now includes another milestone in the long-standing cooperation with the German premium manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz. The unique solution now boosts the most powerful version of Mercedes-Benz 4-cylinder diesel engine, the OM 654, with a power of 180 kW (241 HP). The design of BorgWarner’s turbocharging system was especially adapted to comply with the stringent current emissions standard Euro 6d TEMP, while delivering outstanding engine performance. For this reason, the R2S utilizes an intelligent combination of a highly sophisticated variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbocharger for high-pressure stages and a wastegate turbocharger for low-pressure stages.

“With its innovative technologies, BorgWarner is supporting automakers in meeting tough emissions standards. Developing more environmentally friendly vehicles is part of our larger vision for a cleaner, more energy-efficient world,” said Joe Fadool, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems. “At BorgWarner, we are proud to continue our successful long-term cooperation with Mercedes-Benz. Our highly efficient R2S turbocharging technology enables a much cleaner diesel engine to achieve the best possible performance.”


03. Juni 2019

VI-grade announces Official Review of 2019 International Conference

VI-grade, the leading provider of best-in-class products and services to bridge the gap between real world testing and technical simulation, today announced the official review of the 2019 edition of its International Conference.

242 engineers, managers, and simulation experts from over 100 automotive and transportation companies, universities and research centers gathered from 20 countries from all over the world to discuss the latest simulation trends and to exchange their experience with other partners and users of the VI-grade technology. The event took place on May 14th-15th, 2019 at Congresspark conference center, located in the city of Hanau, Germany (in the outskirts of Frankfurt).


28. Mai 2019

Cutting-edge Driving Experience Supported by BorgWarner’s GenV AWD Coupling

Small sport utility vehicles (SUVs) enjoy growing popularity. In the compact SUV segment, BorgWarner is strengthening its presence by supplying one long-term partner with its GenV all-wheel drive (AWD) coupling. Since late 2018, the company’s innovative, modular solution provides an ideal balance between sporty dynamics and improved efficiency for BMW XDrive, which is used in several vehicle models, such as the current BMW X1, X2 and 2 Series Active Tourer as well as the Gran Tourer. The same system is also featured in some MINI models – the Countryman and the Clubman. Featuring advanced electronic controls, BorgWarner’s GenV AWD coupling meets driver’s demands for a fun-to-drive experience, optimal traction and stability.

“At BorgWarner, we are very pleased to provide our advanced GenV technology for the BMW Group,” said Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “With our advanced AWD technology, we support our customer in reaching new levels of efficiency and dynamic performance. The GenV system for the BMW Group features a highly innovative efficiency valve which minimizes internal losses by actively controlling the oil level in the system.”


23. Mai 2019

VI-grade and Multimatic to Establish Advanced Vehicle Development and Driving Simulation Center

VI-grade and Multimatic are pleased to announce SimCenter, an advanced vehicle development and driving simulation center to be located in the greater Detroit area.

Optimized to meet customer demand for rapid, cost-effective development of next-generation vehicle systems with features such as driver assistance and autonomous operation, SimCenter will offer both software-in-the-loop (SIL) and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) integration into an overall driver-in-the-loop (DIL) virtual world.


21. Mai 2019

VI-grade and Konrad Technologies announce collaboration for new test method “DiL with Sensor Fusion Test” for Verifying ADAS/Autonomous Driving Features before Drive Tests

VI-grade and Konrad Technologies today jointly announced they will demonstrate a new test method, Driver in the Loop (DIL) with Sensor Fusion Test, at the Automotive Testing Expo Europe and Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany.

“4 years ago, Konrad Technologies and our partners pioneered Sensor Fusion HiL and demonstrated how sensor test combines with HiL tests to validate performance of multi sensor configurations with ADAS algorithms,“ said Michael Konrad, CEO of Konrad Technologies. „Radar, Camera, and Lidar sensors can be tested at sub-system and system level implementations to verify ADAS capability for automated braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and others.Today, together with the VI-grade team, we will show how the sensor test can be extended to DiL with Sensor Fusion Test so that ADAS functionality can be evaluated and optimized to a higher degree in the lab before beginning road tests.“


16. Mai 2019

Class-leading Onboard Battery Charger Strengthens BorgWarner’s EV Systems Leadership

BorgWarner introduces its state-of-the-art Onboard Battery Charger (OBC), adding to the company’s impressive portfolio of technologies for plug-in hybrid and pure-electric vehicles. This technology uses pioneering silicon carbide technology and is best in class for power density, power conversion efficiency and safety compliance. The OBC is installed in hybrid or electric vehicles to convert alternating current (AC) from the power grid to direct current (DC) for charging batteries. This exciting technology accepts an extended range of AC inputs including 7.4 kilowatt (kW), 11 kW and 22 kW power ratings with DC-to-DC converter rating integration from 2.3 kW to 3.6 kW as an option. Most importantly, it is compatible with all battery chemistries and voltages of 400 volts, 650 volts and 800 volts.

“Our technical center in Lugo, Italy, is dedicated to designing Onboard Battery Chargers that are uncompromisingly suitable for the global electric and hybrid vehicle markets,” said Joel Wiegert, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Morse Systems. “We are proud that our latest offering with its silicon carbide technology provides maximum power conversion efficiency, thus saving energy and delivering an extended range for vehicle manufacturers and their customers.”


14. Mai 2019

Hybrid and Electric Portfolio Evolution: BorgWarner at Vienna Motor Symposium

At this year’s International Vienna Motor Symposium in Vienna, Austria, BorgWarner’s presence will focus on the current electrification trend by showcasing its broad portfolio, expertise and dedication to cleaner mobility. In celebration of the show’s 40th anniversary, the Hofburg Congress Center will open its doors a day earlier than usual. From May 15-17, 2019, BorgWarner will present its advanced solutions for hybrid and electric vehicles including its integrated drive module (iDM) and the new Onboard Battery Charger (OBC). Additionally, the company will display its 48V solutions such as P2 hybrid modules, the eBooster® electrically driven compressor and the eTurboTM electrically assisted turbocharger. On Friday, May 17, from 10:45-11:15 a.m., there also will be an expert lecture, in cooperation with Hyundai, on a study of technologies for improving the fuel efficiency of turbocharged gasoline engines.

“The annual Vienna Motor Symposium brings together more than a 1,000 leading decision makers from the most important companies in the global automotive industry, making it an excellent platform for showcasing our solutions for electrified mobility,” said Scott Gallett, Vice President, Marketing, Public Relations and Government Affairs, BorgWarner. “Our advanced technologies for hybrid and electric vehicles are key enablers for a clean and energy-efficient world. Our wide range of expertise in developing electrification solutions enables us to support our customer’s current and future vehicles in the best possible way.”


09. Mai 2019

Chain, Chain, Chain: How BorgWarner’s Automotive Chain Technology is Propelling Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

As the automotive industry evolves to hybrid and electric propulsion, chain drive technology is a strategic enabler. With more than a half-century’s worth of experience and success in developing and manufacturing HY-VO® (High Velocity Chain on Involute Profile Sprockets) chain drive systems, BorgWarner is leading the way in hybrid drive system solutions.

“BorgWarner invented the patented HY-VO chain drive technology that has revolutionized chain drives, delivering millions of HY-VO chain drives to the automotive market each year,” said Joel Wiegert, President and General Manager Morse Systems and Vice President, BorgWarner Inc. “We are excited that our HY-VO chains can be a key enabler for hybrid and electric vehicles. We look at it as a great example of how our long-standing expertise can be a vital part of where the future of the auto industry is going.”


07. Mai 2019

BorgWarner Announces New Joint Venture Which Will Add Battery Packs to its Broad Propulsion Portfolio

With global expertise supplying combustion, hybrid and electric vehicle propulsion solutions, BorgWarner is continuing to build its electrification portfolio and systems expertise by agreeing to form a joint venture with Romeo Power Technology, a technology-leading battery module and pack supplier. This new joint venture will be split 60/40 with BorgWarner obtaining the larger share.

“This joint venture will not only complement our strong existing propulsion portfolio, but we expect it to fill a gap in the marketplace between battery cell manufacturers and hybrid and electric vehicle customers,” said Joel Wiegert, President and General Manager BorgWarner Morse Systems. “We believe our global engineering and manufacturing footprint enables us to quickly commercialize cutting-edge technology, delivering even more value to our customers.”


02. Mai 2019

VI-grade releases v19.0 product suite

VI-grade today announced the release of v19.0 of its software product suite. The release includes major product features and several usability enhancements in the following products: VI-CarRealTime and VI-Driver (real-time software); VI-DriveSim (driving simulation solutions); and VI-Automotive, VI-Motorcycle, VI-Aircraft (vertical products).

“I’m very impressed with the new DOE expansion (Investigation Mode) of VI-CarRealTime v19. For us it will be one of the most significant updates VI-CarRealTime has introduced over the past releases” – said one of the customers participating to the VI-CarRealTime v19 beta program.


16. April 2019

BorgWarner to Highlight Electrification Solutions at Auto Shanghai 2019

BorgWarner, a global product leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, highlights its innovative electrification solutions at the 18th lnternational Automobile and Manufacturing Technology Exhibition (Auto Shanghai 2019) April 18 to 25, at the Shanghai National Exhibition and Convention Center. BorgWarner’s vision of a clean energy-efficient world complements the show’s theme “Creating a Better Life.” BorgWarner’s industry-leading electrification solutions will be on display including the latest fully integrated electric drive module eAxle iDM, Onboard Battery Charger (OBC), and on- and off-axis P2 hybrid systems, which demonstrate its commitment to providing customized solutions for applications ranging from passenger cars, light and heavy trucks, to commercial and off-road vehicles.

“Hybrid and electric vehicles have experienced robust growth during the past few years, in fact, it is estimated that hybrid and electric car production will reach about 32 million in 2023, accounting for roughly 30 % of total global market,” said Frédéric Lissalde, President and Chief Executive Officer, BorgWarner. “BorgWarner has always been at the forefront of developing innovative technologies for hybrid and electric systems, and now has a series of solutions including the eAxle iDM integrated electric drive module, Onboard Battery Charger, P2 hybrid solutions, P1+P3 hybrid solutions and 48-volt hybrid technologies. As a trusted partner of global auto manufacturers, we will continue to be a leader in propulsion systems solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles.”


12. April 2019

BorgWarner Named a 2019 PACE Awards Winner for Innovative Dual Volute Turbocharger

For the second year in a row, BorgWarner has been recognized as an Automotive News PACE(Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) Awards winner, this year for its revolutionary dual volute turbocharger for gasoline engines.

“Pursuing innovation is fundamental to BorgWarner’s technology development approach and a key way we showcase our leadership in boosting solutions that meet our customer’s individual needs,” said Robin Kendrick, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems. “We are extremely honored to be recognized by the prestigious Automotive News PACE Awards program for our engineering team’s remarkable achievements and creative efforts in inventing the dual volute turbocharger for gasoline engines.“


12. April 2019

Röchling Automotive presents generic AeroSUV

At this year’s SAE World Congress in Detroit (9 to 11 April), Röchling presented its latest development in the field of aerodynamics, the AeroSUV, to an audience of international experts. Röchling developed the generic AeroSUV in conjunction with the Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart (FKFS) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. It is a 1:4 scale model that combines the legal definitions and design details of medium-sized SUVs. The model allows for far-reaching flow simulations and wind tunnel tests to optimize flow in a vehicle’s pre-development stage. It also provides a unique opportunity to compare different flow scenarios among a variety of software packages and with the wind tunnel tests.

“The WLTP has considerably increased the significance of aerodynamic potentials for manufacturers and suppliers,” says Peter Dill, Director Product Area Aerodynamics at Röchling Automotive. “With the ability to integrate different rear end variants, the AeroSUV can take into account the rising number of derivates in this profitable growth segment. Also, our modular approach and the innovative degree of realism it allows means we are doing something no one has done before, there has been nothing to compare with it up to now,” adds Dr. Juliane Nies, Aerodynamics Expert at Röchling Automotive.


12. März 2019

BorgWarner’s Intelligent Cam Torque Actuation (iCTA) Improves Fuel Economy and Reduces Emissions

BorgWarner introduces its next generation of cam torque actuators – intelligent cam torque actuation (iCTA) – delivering better fuel economy and reduced emissions with its innovative technology. Leading the industry in the future of hydraulic cam phasing, iCTA blends the best attributes of cam torque actuation (CTA) and torsional assist (TA) phaser technologies.

“As global emissions regulations become more stringent, iCTA is an important advancement which enables manufacturers to tune engine calibrations for reduced emissions and improved fuel economy without sacrificing optimal performance,” said Joel Wiegert, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Morse Systems. “iCTA works with any engine architecture, and is an ideal solution for inline four-cylinder engines with low or varying cam torque energy. It’s a great addition to our industry-leading variable cam timing product portfolio.”


07. März 2019

BorgWarner’s EGR Technology Enables NOX Reductions for a Variety of Hyundai Motor Group’s Engines

The automotive industry is currently experiencing a major breakthrough: new guidelines regarding emissions require ever-cleaner and efficient engines. BorgWarner provides the Hyundai Motor Group with exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valves that reduce nitrogen oxide (NOX) and carbon monoxide (CO). In addition, the company’s technology contributes to improved fuel efficiency of up to 2.5 % and features cost-effective design.

“We are delighted to expand our successful, more than 30 year long-lasting relationship with Hyundai Motor Group. As leader in gasoline EGR technology, we can provide our customers with highly developed solutions such as an adaptable valve housing to be suitable for each engine layout,” said Joe Fadool, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Emissions & Thermal Systems. “At BorgWarner, we are aligned with the aims of the Hyundai Motor Group, employing EGR for gasoline engines to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions. As we support our customers with localized manufacturing, we have grown as a top supplier for EGR solutions.”


06. März 2019

VI-grade Announces First Round of Sponsors and Speakers of its 2019 International Conference

VI-grade today announced the first round of sponsors and speakers of the 2019 edition of its International Conference, as well the location of the Ice-Breaker event.

The event, dedicated to executive managers and experienced engineers belonging to automotive and transportation companies, engineering firms and universities as well as research centers all over the world, is to be held at the Congress Park conference center in the city of Hanau near Frankfurt, Germany, on May 14-15, 2019.

“We are looking forward to giving our ever-growing international community an opportunity to share the latest projects and advancements realized using our simulation solutions with an experienced audience” said Guido Bairati, Vice President Global Sales, VI-grade.


21. Februar 2019

BorgWarner’s Electrification Solutions Brave the Cold

Rough weather conditions like snow, ice and freezing cold pose a major challenge and demand a great deal from even the most advanced electric mobility technologies. BorgWarner meets these requirements for the vehicles of today and tomorrow and is showcasing its latest innovations in terms of powertrain and propulsion technology on snowy terrain and frozen lakes during the annual Arctic Drive Winter Test in Arjeplog, Sweden, from February 25 to March 8, 2019. Advanced 48V solutions such as the company’s P2 modules, the eBooster® electrically driven compressor and BorgWarner’s High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) electric motors show high reliability as well as insensitivity to temperature on site.

“Our Arctic Drive Winter Test gives customers the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the high degree of reliability our technologies provide,” said Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “At BorgWarner, we are constantly improving our technologies. This enables us to offer vehicle manufacturers advanced e-mobility solutions that offer advanced temperature insensitivity.”


20. Februar 2019

Plug-in Hybrid Truck Powered by BorgWarner’s Electric Motor

BorgWarner’s reputation as a leading supplier of hybrid vehicle systems was further strengthened by the news that a major European commercial vehicle manufacturer has chosen the company’s proven High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) 410 electric motor for a plug-in hybrid electric truck (PHEV) to be launched in 2019. The electric motor is a key component in a range of vehicles including urban and night-time delivery trucks and waste handling vehicles. Generating 130 kW (174 hp) of power and 1,050 Nm of torque, the HVH motor will work in parallel with an inline five-cylinder engine that runs on hydro treated vegetable oil (HVO) or diesel. The HVH motor will also regeneratively charge the battery pack during braking or downhill coasting.

“We are excited that our powerful and durable electric motor has been chosen for this important plug-in hybrid application, which will be a game-changer in the field of urban distribution trucks and night-time deliveries,” said Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “It follows the use of our HVH410 technology on citywide hybrid buses, reinforcing our position as a global leader in technologies that help vehicle manufacturers meet emerging market demands and operate in zero-emissions zones as well as noise sensitive areas.”


12. Februar 2019

VI-grade announces keynote speech from professional driver Lucas Di Grassi at 2019 International Conference

VI-grade today announced the attendance of Lucas Di Grassi as a Keynote Speaker at the 2019 edition of its International Conference to be held at “Congress Park” in Hanau, Germany on May 14-15, 2019.

In his presentation at the VI-grade event, he will concentrate on the future value of Motorsport and especially how changing industry priorities and new technologies like artificial intelligence and autonomous driving will reshape this sector.

Born in Sao Paolo, Brazil Lucas is a true all-round talent in many fields. Apart from his numerous victories as a professional racing driver in the Formula E, he also plays a significant role off track. As one of the co-founders and one of the first ambassadors of Formula E, Lucas Di Grassi did not only arouse public interest on the fully electric racing series, but he also increased awareness related to issues like global warming and declining air quality.


06. Februar 2019

Envision Virgin Racing to install cutting-edge race simulator from VI-grade in its expanded Silverstone headquarters

Envision Virgin Racing, the current leading team in the all-electric Formula E series, has this week begun work on expanding its operational headquarters at Silverstone Park, to further develop and improve the team’s race preparations.

The UK-based outfit moved to its new state-of-the-art facilities – located just a stone’s throw from the home of British motor racing – in 2017, ahead of the fourth season of the FIA Formula E Championship.

John Williams, Managing Director of VI-grade Ltd who will be supplying the team’s racing simulator, added: “We are very pleased to announce another success in the motorsports industry by reporting the adoption of our driving simulator at Envision Virgin Racing as a turnkey solution. The installation includes proprietary software from VI-grade and related hardware components, as well as a cockpit provided by Envision Virgin Racing equipped with proprietary active belts technology from VI-grade. The simulator, including a set of Formula E digitized tracks, will provide the customer with a complete solution that will enable them to virtually test and optimise the performance of their race cars, therefore allowing them to agree on, and then deliver, the optimal race performance.”


01. Februar 2019

BorgWarner Celebrates the Production of 5 Million Turbochargers in Brazil

BorgWarner recently passed a major production milestone at its manufacturing facility in Itatiba, producing more than 5 million turbochargers in Brazil. The historic achievement highlights the company's commitment to develop and produce clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles.

“BorgWarner is proud to produce our advanced technologies in Brazil. This milestone shows the importance of our production lines in the country, which boast state-of-the-art technology and extensive engineering expertise,” said Robin Kendrick, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems. “Our turbochargers are engineered to help automakers meet fuel economy, performance and efficiency requirements. BorgWarner’s Brazilian facilities also offer our customers global expertise with local production.”


29. Januar 2019

Plant Expansion Strengthens BorgWarner’s Presence in India and Southeast Asia

BorgWarner, a global product leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, celebrated the opening of its expanded facility in Kakkalur, India. With its leading-edge production line for advanced engine timing and variable cam timing (VCT) systems, the expanded plant meets the increasing demand on the steadily growing Indian automotive market for meeting BS VI norms, while preparing to supply the growing Southeast Asian automotive market.

“The automotive industry in India is growing quickly, as many leading automakers have production facilities here. With the expansion of our plant in Kakkalur, we serve them with localized manufacturing to meet their increasing demand for innovative and efficient technologies,” said Joel Wiegert, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Morse Systems. “By strengthening our presence in this important market, we are reinforcing our position as a global leader in clean and efficient propulsion solutions.”


24. Januar 2019

BorgWarner’s eAxle “iDM” Takes Electric Propulsion to a New Level

BorgWarner’s drive modules simplify the design of future pure electric drives significantly, and it is predicted that they will continue to do so in the years to come. While the forerunner – the electric drive module (eDM) – has already entered serial production, the fully integrated drive module (iDM) featuring specially developed power electronics is expected to follow as the next logical step.

“With the iDM, BorgWarner delivers a product family of highly integrated propulsion solutions to drive our customers’ hybrid and electric vehicles. At the same time, we are strengthening our position as the supplier of choice for hybrid and pure electric propulsion solutions,” said Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “We deliver key elements for electric vehicles: the electric motor, the transmission, the power electronics and the thermal management system. Our comprehensive portfolio makes us a product leader in clean technology solutions and a strong partner for automakers worldwide as they move toward a cleaner and more environmentally friendly future.”


15. Januar 2019

New aftermarket director at ACPS Automotive

With effect from 2 January 2019, Oliver Hill became head of the Aftermarket business field at ACPS Automotive GmbH, where he replaced the previous Director Independent Aftermarket Ingo Linka, who will as of immediately be applying himself to responsibilities outside of the company.

“I am really looking forward to this new and exciting challenge. As part of my new responsibilities, I would like to make my contribution to the further growth of the aftermarket activities of this still young and dynamic company,” explains Oliver Hill, the new Director Independent Aftermarket. “I am convinced that we and our excellent employees will achieve above-average and sustainable growth in close cooperation with our customers in the years to come.”


14. Januar 2019

Michael Brosseau named president of Röchling Automotive USA

Looking to expand its position in the global auto industry, Röchling Automotive USA has hired Michael Brosseau as president, effective 8 January 2019. Brosseau brings 30 years of automotive experience, including three as president of a Tier 1 supplier, to the aerodynamic, propulsion and new mobility integrated system solutions provider.

“We are delighted to have Mike, with his extensive automotive industry experience, join our team to grow and lead our business within the North American market,” said Erwin Doll, CEO, Röchling Automotive Group. “Röchling has an impressive history of developing solutions to address industry challenges including reducing emissions, weight and fuel economy. With our industry constantly evolving, we’re excited to have Mike help us expand our position in the market and add to our breadth of experience and knowledge.”


13. Dezember 2018

VI-grade reports completion of installation of DiM150 simulator at Audi Motorsport

VI-grade today announced that Audi Motorsport has completed the installation of the dynamic driving simulation solution DiM150 (Driver-in-Motion). The driving simulator, equipped with a Formula E and DTM car cockpit, has been installed at the Audi Motorsport site in Neuburg, Bavaria (Germany) and is currently in use for the virtual fine tuning of the dynamic performance of the vehicles developed and marketed by Audi Motorsport as well as for professional driver training.

“Due to the increasingly strict regulations of the motorsport series there is only a limited number of testing days on the real racetracks,” said Joachim Hausner, Coordination Driving Simulator Audi Motorsport. “With our new DiM150 driving simulator we are very confident to master these future challenges, because we are able to develop more efficiently and precisely in advance, so that we are better prepared on the real racetracks later and lastly to improve our performance in the race.”


28. November 2018

VI-grade Announces 2019 Edition of its International Conference

VI-grade today announced the 2019 edition of its International Conference.

The event dedicated to executive managers and experienced engineers belonging to automotive and transportation companies, engineering firms and universities as well as research centers all over the world is to be held at the CONGRESS PARK conference center in the city of Hanau near Frankfurt, Germany, on May 14-15, 2019.

The conference will give the VI-grade international community of users, partners and prospective customers the opportunity to discuss the latest trends with regard to system-level virtual engineering, hardware in the loop, controls and driving simulation. Once again, particular attention will be given to VI-grade’s current solutions and development plans for real-time simulation, HIL, SIL, traffic simulation and ADAS, autonomous driving, vehicle energy efficiency and tire modeling. The event will offer keynote and technical papers, panel discussions and workshops as well as an interesting technical showcase area in which VI-grade and its partners will present their solutions.


30. Oktober 2018

BorgWarner’s Integrated EGR Solution for Reduced NOx Emissions

In times of increasingly stringent emissions regulations, advanced technologies are more important than ever. BorgWarner, a global leader in clean and efficient solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, supplies a major global automaker across different regions of the world with its best-in-class EGR system. Featured in one of their engines, BorgWarner’s solution will reduce NOX emissions for several diesel vehicles, helping them comply with latest regulations, such as Euro 6d.

“We are happy to expand our relationship with this globally renowned automaker as a Tier 1 supplier of choice for a wide range of vehicles,” said Joe Fadool, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Emissions & Thermal Systems. “With our latest integrated EGR system, BorgWarner meets significantly increasing demand for efficient and clean technologies for combustion applications. Supplying customers with one complete module instead of single components strengthens our position as a leading supplier for heat exchange technologies.”


24. Oktober 2018

Autonomous driving – safety first!

Autonomous driving will radically change automotive mobility. A large number of additional sensors and cameras will be required in the vehicle in order to make it work. However, these can only function safely and reliably when they are free of contaminations as well as rain and snow. Röchling Automotive is meeting this challenge with its newly developed intelligent cleaning concept: the Advanced Active Cleaning System (AACS). This innovative solution allows contaminated zones of the vehicle to be cleaned in a targeted and demand-driven way, thus meeting one of the basic requirements for autonomous driving. The modular concept of the AACS offers automotive manufacturers a high degree of flexibility, supporting applications in particular in the transition phase to fully autonomous driving.

“With the development of our AACS, we are actively confronting the question of safety during automated driving,” says Erwin Doll, CEO of Röchling Automotive. “Our technology is designed to ensure that, as the ‘senses’ of the vehicle, the cameras and sensors are able to work under ideal conditions at all times. In this way, we support automotive manufacturers with a flexible modular system solution for various different levels of automation.”


05. April 2018

VI-grade reports new adoption of DiM250 at major German automotive OEM

VI-grade today announced that Mercedes-AMG chose the newly developed motion platform named DiM250 (Driver-in-Motion) designed by VI-grade and engineered and manufactured by Saginomiya. The driving simulator, equipped with an AMG car cockpit, will be installed at the Mercedes-AMG site in Affalterbach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, in the second half of 2018 and will be used to virtually optimize the dynamic behavior of all passenger vehicles developed and marketed by Mercedes-AMG.


“We are extremely excited to report the installation of our new DiM250 driving simulation technology at Mercedes-AMG”, said Juergen Fett, Managing Director, VI-grade. “We are looking forward to a continuous collaboration with Mercedes-AMG, which has successfully used our VI-grade software solutions for several years already.”


08. März 2018

Grand Opening: BorgWarner Inaugurates Latest Turbocharger Production Facility in Thailand

With a traditional ceremony, BorgWarner celebrated the inauguration of its newest production plant in the Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate of Rayong, Thailand, on March 7, 2018. With a total area of 69,965 square feet (6,500 square meters), the facility includes a leading-edge production line for advanced turbocharging solutions. BorgWarner, a global product leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, designed the plant to meet growing demand in the expanding Southeast Asian automotive market along with global automakers based in the region.

“Thailand is a very important production base for Asian automakers and offers an excellent business environment,” said Robin Kendrick, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems. “Many leading automakers have production facilities in Thailand. With our new facility in Rayong we serve them with localized manufacturing to meet their thriving demand while strengthening our leadership position.”


07. November 2017

BorgWarner Unveils R2S® Turbocharging System with Two VTG Turbochargers

As a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, BorgWarner pushes engine performance to new heights for the BMW Group’s 235 kW (315 HP) diesel motor featured in numerous models of the automaker. BorgWarner’s regulated two-stage (R2S®) turbocharging system with two variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbochargers delivers powerful boost, and facilitates rapid acceleration while significantly reducing emissions and fuel consumption.

“Combining two of our latest VTG turbochargers in our innovative R2S system delivers almost instant acceleration and increases efficiency at low engine speeds,” said Frédéric Lissalde, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems. “Our collaboration with the BMW Group has resulted in a more powerful, efficient engine that is more economical, environmentally friendly and dynamic.”


17. Oktober 2017

BorgWarner’s R2S® Turbocharging Technology Boosts Engine Performance

BorgWarner provides its leading regulated two-stage (R2S®) turbocharger for Daimler’s latest 2.9-liter six-cylinder inline diesel engine OM 656, which is initially featured in the updated Mercedes-Benz S-Class launched in 2017. Meeting the requirements of state-of-the-art engine concepts, BorgWarner’s advanced turbocharging technology contributes to enhanced fuel economy and improves torque, performance and exhaust gas recirculation rates even under full-load conditions while significantly reducing emissions.

“Due to its optimized design, our turbocharging solution helps automakers overcome challenging system placement demands such as a tight fit and high temperatures,” said Frédéric Lissalde, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems. “We are pleased to support our customers by delivering our highly efficient R2S turbocharging technology to meet the highest possible standards.”


05. Oktober 2017

Enhanced Traction – BorgWarner Transfer Case for Range Rover Velar

BorgWarner supplies Jaguar Land Rover with its pre-emptive on-demand transfer case. Already delivering outstanding all-wheel drive (AWD) performance for Jaguar’s XE, XF and F-PACE models, the leading technology will soon be featured in the new Range Rover Velar premium SUV. Engineered to significantly improve vehicle dynamics, BorgWarner’s AWD solution offers scalable, high torque capacity as well as high torque transfer accuracy. Featuring a modular design and lightweight aluminum housing, the pre-emptive on-demand transfer case delivers class-leading performance.

“With our highly efficient AWD solution, we offer customers a high-performance product that combines several of our leading technologies,” said Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “Working with Jaguar Land Rover to deliver a leading AWD experience in the new Range Rover Velar, BorgWarner once again reaffirms its position as a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for all types of propulsion systems.”


21. September 2017

BorgWarner’s Cabin Heater Extends Driving Range for New EV

BorgWarner, a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, announced it will be supplying its advanced high-voltage positive temperature coefficient (PTC) cabin heating technology for a new electric vehicle (EV) for a globally known EV automaker. BorgWarner’s technology features more efficient use of energy while providing rapid cabin heating.

“We take pride in delivering critically important technology solutions to support our customers’ goals,” said Joe Fadool, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Emissions & Thermal Systems. “We are excited to offer a solution that addresses these challenges while providing driver comfort.”


12. September 2017

BorgWarner’s 48-volt Technologies Electrify Vehicles for Better Efficiency

BorgWarner, a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, foresees a global shift in propulsion demands. In addition to systems for full hybrid and battery electric vehicles (BEVs), BorgWarner considers 48-volt mild hybrid technologies as a crucial step on the road to delivering the fuel efficiency, features and performance consumers demand. Bolstered by its 2015 acquisition of Remy International and its agreement to acquire Sevcon later this year, the company has been developing one of the broadest ranges of readily available technologies for 48-volt mild hybrids in the industry.

“We are excited about the demand and opportunity for electrified vehicle technologies – it is a turning point for the industry. We believe 48-volt systems offer the high-volume economics that will get us to the ultimate destination of a cleaner, more energy-efficient world,” said James R. Verrier, Chief Executive Officer, BorgWarner. “With our widening breadth of products and deep systems knowledge, BorgWarner can help automakers reach their goals quickly.”


04. September 2017

BorgWarner’s HVH Motor Technology Electrifies Scania Hybrid Bus

BorgWarner continues to drive electrification into the commercial vehicle market segment with its powerful High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) 410 electric motors. The advanced and highly efficient technology propels Scania’s new Citywide hybrid bus for urban areas. Positioned between the clutch and gearbox in a P2 layout, the 650-volt electric motor drives the vehicle at low speeds when enough energy is available. The motor also charges the battery by generating power while braking or driving downhill, and supports the shifting sequence in the automatic mode of automated manual transmissions. With their clean, quiet operation, HVH410 electric motors allow buses to operate in zero emission zones and noise-sensitive areas.

“Hybrid and electric technologies aren’t just for passenger cars. As a key enabler for parallel hybrid drive concepts for commercial vehicles, BorgWarner’s HVH410 electric motors help meet both market demands and emissions regulations,” said Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “This application, as well as our development partnership for future programs with Scania, expands our comprehensive hybrid and electric product portfolio and reinforces our strong reputation as a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles.”


22. August 2017

Combustion, Hybrid, Electric – BorgWarner Shows Solutions for Tomorrow’s Propulsion Systems

BorgWarner makes its debut at the 67th International Motor Show (IAA) Cars in Frankfurt, Germany, from September 14 to 24, 2017. Focusing on current trends such as connected cars, autonomous driving and e-mobility as well as urban mobility concepts, BorgWarner will present its leading-edge solutions for the cars of tomorrow, covering the complete range of propulsion systems from combustion to hybrid (HEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs) in hall 6.0, booth B30.

“As we look to the future of transportation, we will see a wide variety of systems, including highly efficient combustion engines, different hybrid architectures and pure electric propulsion systems,” said James R. Verrier, President and Chief Executive Officer, BorgWarner. “To meet the demands of this diverse market, our broad portfolio of technologies for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles helps enable autonomous and connected driving, and supports automakers around the world in mastering the challenges of tomorrow’s mobility.”


08. August 2017

BorgWarner’s Regulated Two-stage Turbocharger Drives New Diesel Engine from Jaguar Land Rover

BorgWarner’s award-winning regulated two-stage (R2S®) turbocharging technology boosts the new 2.0-liter I4 diesel engine with 177 kW (240 HP) from Jaguar Land Rover. Initially available for the Range Rover Sport and new Land Rover Discovery SUVs utilizing the new engine, BorgWarner’s advanced turbocharging technology features a water-cooled compressor housing, offers improved low-end torque and enhances engine performance and efficiency while contributing to emissions reduction.

“Our long-standing expertise in the field of advanced turbocharging technologies for combustion and hybrid propulsion systems enables BorgWarner to supply Jaguar Land Rover the leading R2S turbocharging system to help them achieve fuel efficiency and performance targets for their new 2.0-liter diesel engine,” said Frédéric Lissalde, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems. “We are pleased to expand our successful business relationship with Jaguar Land Rover by working together closely and providing a wide range of our turbocharging technologies for several other engines from Jaguar Land Rover to improve the fun-to-drive experience for their customers even more.”


19. Juni 2017

BorgWarner Showcases Expanded Aftermarket Portfolio at ReMaTec 2017

From June 18 to 20, BorgWarner presents its broad portfolio of professionally remanufactured exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valves and turbochargers in hall 8, booth 320, at the international Trade Fair for Remanufacturing (ReMaTec) 2017 in Amsterdam. With the expansion of the aftermarket portfolio, which now includes new REMAN EGR valves and an expanded range of turbochargers, BorgWarner builds on its excellent reputation as a reliable development partner by providing a sustainable solution for a large variety of vehicle models and types.

“We are excited to once again showcase our broad range of high-quality solutions at the leading trade show in the industry,” said Michael Boe, Vice President and General Manager, Global Aftermarket, BorgWarner Turbo Systems. “With our new REMAN EGR valves and expanded range of turbochargers, we close the gap between brand new products and reproductions of questionable quality, providing cost-effective maintenance solutions with leading BorgWarner quality.”


02. Mai 2017

BorgWarner Developed Key Technology for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Tackling the challenges posed by an increase in hybrid (HEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs), BorgWarner developed a leading high-voltage positive temperature coefficient (PTC) cabin heater as a waste heat independent heating solution. The advanced, lightweight solution provides rapid and silent warming of the cabin as well as quick defrosting of the windshield while delivering a smooth air stream for maximum comfort. Moreover, the component’s design includes several prominent safety features to ensure reliable operation under temperature conditions found in the vehicle.

“Heating up the cabin can be challenging if the waste heat available is limited. This is where our high-voltage cabin heater comes in. Specifically engineered to help automakers worldwide reach their objectives, our efficient heating technology provides them with an ideal solution for a safe, comfortable and odor-free cabin environment,” said Joe Fadool, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Emissions & Thermal Systems. “At BorgWarner, we are constantly working on developing innovative solutions for all kinds of propulsion systems to help preserve the environment by increasing the efficiency of modern vehicles.”


30. September 2016

ISOLITE expands MINILEIT plant in Greenville

ISOLITE is reacting to the increased global customer demand with the expansion of the site of its U.S. subsidiary MINILEIT Inc. in Greenville, South Carolina. In the additional area of 600 m², the Ludwigshafen insulation expert will also produce the complete iTex product family for the cold-end application in exhaust systems, effective immediately. Thanks to state-of-the-art water jet cutters, MINILEIT works in an especially efficient and environmentally friendly way in this production and distribution location for the ISOLITE Group in North and Central America.


21. September 2016

BorgWarner's innovative technologies drive electrification for commercial vehicle segment

BorgWarner presents numerous innovative technologies for light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in Hall 12, Booth B26 at the 66th International Motor Show IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, Germany, from September 21 to 29. In addition to innovations such as the eBooster®, the eTurboTM, the eTurbocompound, the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) system, the eFan and the Dual Mode Visctronic® (DMV), the exhibits include state-of-the-art cooling solutions and advanced turbocharging technologies as well as powerful and robust electric motors. BorgWarner’s future-proof solutions for a variety of propulsion concepts help OEMs to boost performance and fuel efficiency while reducing emissions.

“Our technologies for vehicles with combustion engines, hybrid concepts and electric mobility support our customers in realizing pioneering propulsion solutions,” said James R. Verrier, President and Chief Executive Officer, BorgWarner. “Innovative products such as our electrified turbocharging solution or the waste heat recovery system play a major role in further boosting the efficiency of commercial vehicles. They also strengthen BorgWarner’s position as a global leader with regard to clean and efficient technological solutions for hybrid or electric propulsion systems and vehicles with combustion engines.”


11. August 2016

BorgWarner supplies new clutch modules for Hyundai's latest 8-speed transmission

BorgWarner supplies clutch modules for Hyundai’s 8-speed automatic front-wheel drive transmission. Engineered to optimize efficiency and reduce drag, BorgWarner’s new clutch module helps the 8-speed transmission improve fuel economy 7.3 percent compared with the existing 6-speed automatic transmission. The transmission debuted on the 2016 Kia K7 (known as the Cadenza in the United States) and Hyundai Aslan sedans, built for markets around the world.

“BorgWarner is pleased to expand our transmission business with Hyundai from friction packs and one-way clutch assemblies for the 6-speed transmission to our advanced clutch modules for Hyundai’s new fuel-efficient 8-speed transmission,” said Robin Kendrick, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Transmission Systems. “For over 20 years, BorgWarner has demonstrated its ability to deliver innovative and reliable components to Hyundai and Kia with local production and support.”


08. August 2016

BorgWarner supplies VTG turbocharging technology for diesel engines from Hyundai Motor Company

BorgWarner provides its latest variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbocharging technology for a wide range of Euro 6 diesel engines used for numerous Hyundai and Kia models of the Hyundai Motor Company worldwide. Engineered for high efficiency and reliability, BorgWarner’s VTG technology features electrically actuated vanes and helps a wide range of its customer’s diesel engines comply with current emissions standards. With its industry-leading expertise in advanced turbocharging technologies and its global supplier footprint, BorgWarner supports the production of economical high-performance diesel engines around the world.

“BorgWarner values its long-standing partnership with the Hyundai Motor Company and we are very proud to extend our cooperation by providing our latest VTG turbochargers, which improve fuel economy and enhance performance while reducing emissions, for a majority of their diesel engines,” said Frédéric Lissalde, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems. “This collaboration emphasizes BorgWarner’s role as a leading supplier of state-of-the-art VTG turbocharging technologies and further strengthens our market position in Asia.”


21. Juli 2016

BorgWarner's compact EGR valves help improve fuel economy and reduce emissions for Hyundai-Kia's 1.6-liter GDI Kappa engine

BorgWarner supplies its advanced exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve for the new Hyundai Ioniq sedan and the Kia Niro crossover sport utility vehicle. These gasoline and hybrid vehicles are powered by the 1.6-liter gasoline direct-injected (GDI) Kappa engine, expected to drive a growing line-up of hybrid models from the automakers. BorgWarner’s compact, optimized EGR valve contributes to the vehicles’ lower emissions and 3 percent increase in fuel economy.

“Our years of gasoline and diesel EGR experience along with our deep engine system knowledge drove us to develop a new EGR valve designed specifically for the unique requirements of today’s advanced gasoline engines,” said Brady Ericson, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Emissions Systems. “BorgWarner’s new low-pressure EGR technology offers automakers a compact, reliable and cost-effective method for improving fuel economy and reducing emissions, and is fast becoming the standard solution for gasoline hybrid propulsion systems. We are pleased to contribute our EGR technology to a growing list of Hyundai and Kia vehicles.”


07. Juli 2016

BorgWarner provides on-demand transfer case for Jaguar Land Rover vehicles

BorgWarner delivers its innovative pre-emptive on-demand transfer case for multiple Jaguar models. Initially available for the new Jaguar XF, BorgWarner will also provide the all-wheel drive (AWD) technology for the Jaguar XE and F-PACE crossover. BorgWarner produces the AWD transfer case for the Jaguar XF at its newly built energy-efficient facility in Oroszlány, Hungary. Jaguar Land Rover is the first European automaker to feature BorgWarner’s advanced AWD solution.

“We are pleased to expand our long-standing cooperation with Jaguar Land Rover by providing several vehicle models with our innovative pre-emptive on-demand transfer case,” said Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “Our state-of-the-art AWD solution helps customers achieve their ambitious efficiency and weight targets, and enables accelerated development cycles. Additionally, the transfer case offers superior dynamic performance and drivability.”


23. März 2016

BorgWarner’s eGearDrive® transmission launches in Geely’s first electric vehicle

BorgWarner’s eGearDrive® transmission will propel the Geely EC7-EV sedan. The Chinese automaker’s first mass-produced electric vehicle is powered by a 129 horsepower electric motor with a top speed of 140 km/h (87 mph) and a range of 253 km (157 miles). Specifically designed for the emerging high-volume electric vehicle market, BorgWarner’s eGearDrive transmission features a highly efficient gear train for extended range and quiet performance, and is available in a wide range of ratios for a variety of motor sizes.

“Demand for BorgWarner’s innovative eGearDrive transmission is growing significantly in the Chinese market where we expect to launch several programs with major automakers in the next few months,” said Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “As the first multinational supplier to begin producing this technology in China, BorgWarner’s superior technology, local manufacturing and local engineering support make BorgWarner the supplier of choice.”


17. März 2016

BorgWarner reveals innovative drivetrain technologies at Arctic Drive event in Sweden

BorgWarner demonstrates its latest drivetrain technologies in March 2016 at the annual Arctic Drive event in Arjeplog, Sweden. Supporting major trends, BorgWarner presents its one-speed disconnect pre-emptive on-demand AWD transfer case, latest advancements in torque vectoring and all-wheel drive coupling technology and the proven front-wheel drive eLSD technology (FXD) as well as many other technologies. All drivetrain solutions tested at this event provide excellent vehicle dynamics and significantly improved drivability even under extreme cold and icy conditions.

“Our long-standing expertise in state-of-the-art front- and all-wheel drive technologies enables us to meet demand for increased traction and vehicle stability on nearly all terrains,” said Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “At BorgWarner, we are committed to constantly improving our innovative technologies to meet our customers’ requirements by providing solutions that offer excellent traction and vehicle stability as well as a unique fun-to-drive experience.”


08. März 2016

ISOLITE expands site and plans new production line

ISOLITE is consistently implementing a well-founded growth course with an upward trend at its current five locations worldwide. In this way, the leading supplier of high-temperature insulation systems meets the constantly increasing demand for emission-reducing solutions. ISOLITE supports international customers with an increasing number of locally produced, acoustically and thermally efficient products for the automotive field, as well as the aviation, engine production and energy sectors.

Energy efficiency and emission reduction are focused on in all fields of engine development nowadays. The insulation expert ISOLITE is at its customer’s side on local markets worldwide, and that is why it is constantly enlarging its network of sites. In this way, all those involved benefit from short distances as well as rapid coordination and implementation processes. From its main site in Ludwigshafen (which currently has an area of 12,000 m2) with the Fibre Centre (6,000 m2) close by, the Group maintains production locations in Worms (5,000 m2), Greenville, South Carolina/USA (3,000 m2) and Daegu, South Korea (1,500 m2). A planned site in South Africa is already in the process of being implemented.


18. Januar 2016

BorgWarner produces new auxiliary thermal coolant pump for Chinese compact SUV

BorgWarner supplies the electric auxiliary thermal coolant pump (ATCP) for a turbocharged compact SUV built by a major Chinese automaker. Featuring a brushless, no-leak, low-noise design with integrated microcontroller, BorgWarner’s ATCP provides a continuous flow of coolant through auxiliary circuits even when the engine is shut down, helping auxiliary components maintain optimal operating temperature and contributing to longer component life, improved fuel economy and lower emissions. In this application, a 100-watt ATCP assists in turbocharger and indirect charge air cooling.

“Turbocharged vehicles employ an auxiliary pump to optimize cooling efficiency. Vehicles with stop/start systems benefit from an auxiliary pump to maintain cabin temperatures when the engine shuts down. Electric and hybrid vehicles benefit from an auxiliary pump to improve driver comfort and keep batteries at a constant temperature to maximize driving range. BorgWarner’s ATCP supports all of these powertrains,” said Daniel Paterra, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Thermal Systems. “BorgWarner is pleased to provide engineering and localized production from our campus in Ningbo, China, for a growing list of automakers.”


08. Dezember 2015

BorgWarner expands VCT business with wide range of Hyundai and Kia vehicles

BorgWarner is expanding its engine timing business in Korea, by supplying its advanced cam torque actuated (CTA) variable cam timing (VCT) technology for Hyundai and Kia vehicles powered by 3.0- to 3.8-liter V6 gasoline engines. BorgWarner’s CTA phasers with mid-position lock technology respond faster than traditional VCT systems and enable greater valve timing control over a broad range of engine speeds.

“In addition to fast phasing, BorgWarner’s CTA technology features our mid-position lock innovation for more refined engine calibration and an integrated center bolt for easier assembly,” said Joe Fadool, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Morse Systems. “We are pleased to expand our business with Hyundai and Kia with the improved engine efficiency, performance and fuel economy that our state-of-the-art VCT technology delivers.”


07. Dezember 2015

BorgWarner showcases latest transmission technologies at the iInternational CTI Symposium 2015 in Berlin

BorgWarner will present the iClutchTM intelligent clutch system and its innovative compact disconnect system for electrified drivetrains in two technical presentations held at the 14th International Car Training Institute (CTI) Symposium, “Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives,” in Berlin, Germany, from December 7 to 10. In addition, BorgWarner will showcase its broad portfolio of state-of-the-art transmission and all-wheel drive technologies in Booth F08 at the accompanying Transmission Expo. With 1,350 delegates from 28 nations with over a third from outside the country in 2014, the CTI Symposium is considered the most important international forum for the latest developments in automotive transmissions.

“We are proud to continue our sponsorship of the CTI Symposium in 2015. It is an excellent platform for showcasing our latest technologies and strengthening our position as a leading supplier of advanced transmission solutions,” said Robin Kendrick, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Transmission Systems. “Highly efficient transmission technologies are a key enabler for automakers around the world and allow them to meet challenging fuel and CO2 targets. BorgWarner’s innovative solutions also contribute to enhanced performance and a more comfortable driving experience.”


24. November 2015

BorgWarner supplies leading all-wheel drive technology for Volvo's all-new XC90 SUV

BorgWarner provides its innovative GenV electro-hydraulically actuated all-wheel drive (AWD) coupling for the all-new XC90 luxury SUV from Volvo Cars based on the new scalable product architecture (SPA).

“We are proud to extend our long-standing, successful cooperation with Volvo Cars by delivering our market-leading AWD technology for Volvo’s brand new XC90 SUV,” said Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “BorgWarner’s reliable AWD coupling contributes to enhanced traction, stability and handling, enabling a fun-to-drive experience with maximum performance as well as improved fuel economy.”