The City of London is a pioneer in the ecological and safety aspects of public transport. Transport for London (TFL), the organisation responsible for London’s transport system, with ACTIA, is deploying new types of buses equipped with the Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) system. This solution makes it possible to adjust a vehicle’s real speed according to the speed limit in force in the area where the vehicle is travelling.
The automotive industry is resolutely driving forward in the development of electromobility: Webasto, the automotive industry's global systems partner, is also entering the field of battery systems production. The production of battery packs for a European bus manufacturer has already started at the Webasto plant in Schierling in the Regensburg county, Bavaria. KUKA, the world's leading automation expert in the automotive industry, supplied the production system.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has introduced the BLM18SP_SH1 series of the world's smallest*1 chip ferrite beads (for noise suppression) for use in automotive power supply applications. The company has started shipping samples, and volume production is scheduled to begin in June 2020.
Operators of commercial vehicles fear nothing more than long downtimes due to repairs. If the clutch system is defective expensive and lengthy work may be necessary. With one exception: Repairs of the release system can be done relatively quickly – especially with the Sachs complete kits by ZF Aftermarket.
Knorr-Bremse, the world’s leading manufacturer of braking and other systems for rail and commercial vehicles, has been awarded a supply contract by trailer and bus manufacturer NEFAZ, a subsidiary of the KAMAZ Group. The scope of supply includes more than 4,500 trailer EBS systems, NEFAZ’s full requirement for the next three years, underpinning Knorr-Bremse’s market position in the trailer segment in Russia.