Monthly Archives: September 2011

Thermal insulation contributes to smart forvision concept

27/09/2011 //
by alastair
Posted in Automotive industry news, Automotive insulation, Thermal Insulation

The smart forvision concept car, just one of the brand’s new models developed for the International Motor Show in Stuttgart, makes use of thermal insulation to help protect its passengers against extremes of heat and cold. Plastic seat shells form a lightweight base over which performance fabrics are wrapped – including ‘e-textiles’ designed to warm […]

Ricardo Germany test centre highlights growing demand for noise-proof cars

A new acoustic test centre created by Ricardo Germany is an indication of motorists’ demand for quieter vehicles on the roads. The facility, at Remseck near Stuttgart, extends the specialist’s testing capabilities as well as its offices and meeting room space. The key test facilities include an engine acoustic test cell with support for drivetrains […]

VW plans noise-limiting Amarok transmission system

The Volkswagen Amarok, a successful model of pick-up truck from the manufacturer, is due to receive a new “innovative” transmission system around the turn of the year. Unique in its class, the 8-speed automatic transmission promises to cut fuel consumption, offer good off-road performance and generally raise comfort levels. One way in which it may […]

Jaguar Land Rover announce ‘major new plant’ in Midlands

18/09/2011 //
by alastair
Posted in Automotive industry news, Automotive insulation

Jaguar Land Rover is to to build major engine plant in the West Midlands. The development, which is expected to take up to two years to create will be on the 154 business park in Wolverhampton, confirmed as one of several new enterprise zones in July. JLR, owned by Indian firm Tata, was previously believed […]

Land Rover outlines acoustic insulation in concept models

Acoustic insulation is a standard feature in two new concept models of the Land Rover Defender announced by the manufacturer today. The sound insulation – made from natural polymers and flax – is part of a commitment to “rugged, durable qualities” in the DC100 and DC100 Sport models. It is just one component among many […]