Ducati Launches Monster With 330mm Disc Brakes

This is the Ducati Monster 1200 25° Anniversario, a special edition celebrating the 25th birthday of the Monster superbike.

Disc Brakes On The Verge Of Taking Over Professional Cycling

Breaking brake news from the world of professional cycling: the UCI alloys disc brakes for road racing for the first time.

McLaren Senna’s braking record from 200 KM/H to 0 in 100 meters

The new McLaren Senna hypercar has set a new braking record for production cars.

Volvo S60 Brakes Automatically For Large Animals

The new Volvo S60 City Safety System combines radar and camera to auto-brake for large animals.

Bosch New iDisc Brake Reduces Air Pollution

Braking is a dirty business. Every time a cars comes to a stop, tiny particles of brake dust get into the air, creating pollution.

China Introduces 3 New Electric Car Makers

China’s electric car revolution has continued unabated after the Beijing Auto Show. Today we take a look at three new electric car brands.

Euro NCAP Tests Braking System Detecting Bicycles

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) has developed a new crash test that measures how well a car senses and responses to bicycles.

Bugatti Develops 3D Printed Titanium Brake Caliper

Bugatti has developed 3D-printed brake calipers. The job of calipers is to slow a car’s wheel when you press the brake by applying friction to the rotors.

Brembo: Brake-by-wire Systems To Go Mainstream

The Italian brake maker Brembo says that brake-by-wire systems will go mainstream in the foreseeable future.

Discs or Drums? That Is a Fleet’s Question!

What makes a company to decide to equip their fleet with discs or drums? Transport Topics explains.

KTM Testing Automatic Brake Technology For Motorcycles

Austrian motorcycle maker KTM is working on an automatic brake system for its motorbikes.

Five New Electric Cars from the 2018 Beijing Auto Show

The EV revolution is in full swing in China and here are the five most promising cars we saw on the show:

Brembo Unveils Brake Caliper For Supercars

Brembo has unveiled a ultra light brake caliper especially developed for supercar

China’s Byton targets autonomous driving

China’s Byton Electric SUV Will Feature Level 3 Autonomous Driving

Porsche doubles electromobility investment

Porsche doubles electromobility investment from three billion euros to more than six billion euros.

Hella Pagid now provides aftermarket Tesla pads

Hella Pagid all set for the future with copper free brake pads for Tesla models in their product range.

New Joint Cooperation starts during AsiaBrake 2018, Bangkok

Waldraff GmbH, Erlmann GmbH, Greening Inc. Laboratories and 6th Gear Automotive Solutions Ltd. join forces during the Asiabrake in Bangkok.

Automechanika Frankfurt 2018

11 – 15 September 2018

We are hiring! Are you going to be our new colleague?

We are looking for an Administrative Assistant / Project Assistant for our Lelystad office. Do you want to become a part of our international team?

AAPEX – Las Vegas 2018

30 Oct – 01 Nov 2018

How disc face types affect brake performance

An introduction on how a brake disc’s face type (slot / groove pattern) can influence many braking characteristics.

Will the U.S. lose its auto industry to China?

Will China take adventage of the automotive shift to electric vehicles and can the USA keep up?

ASIABRAKE New Delhi 2019

4 – 6 February 2018

How is it made? Brembo explains the ceramic disc!

Check out this awesome video made by Brembo explaining step-by-step the process of ceramic rotor production.

Honda previews potential sporty EV

Honda unveiled a two-seat Sports EV Concept that has a low center of gravity and wide stance that the company says embodies the “beautility” of a sporty car.

Chinese SAIC electric van Maxus EV80 hits the roads in Europe

It’s happening! The Maxus EV80 van will become the first fully electric Chinese make large panel van on European roads.

MANN+HUMMEL introducting the Brake Dust Particulate filter

Braking in city traffic creates significantly more dust than exhaust emissions. Not anymore. Says MANN + HUMMEL

Nissan takes EV battle to Tesla with longer-range Leaf

Nissan launched a revamped Leaf electric vehicle on Wednesday, going head-to-head with Tesla’s Model 3.

Chinese car manufacturer interested in buying Fiat Chrysler

Great Wall told Reuters it had “an intention to acquire” some or all of the world’s seventh-largest car maker, Fiat Chrysler.

Aston Martin’s Vanquish Zagato expands with two new members

Aston Martin’s Vanquish Zagato family is about to expand with two new members, and one of them is a Shooting Brake with two doors and a tall rear hatch.

Audi 2019 A8 shows new level of autonomous driving

Audi becomes the first car company to offer Level 3 capability on a production vehicle, which allows hands-off capability but requires the driver to take back control at any time.

HELLA Pagid launches Composite Disc Brake Rotors for aftermarket

HELLA Pagid OE Composite Disc Brake Rotors Reduce Weight, Improve Driving Properties. This two-piece design is now available for aftermarket applications

Tesla to build cars in Shanghai, China

Tesla has confirmed it is working with the Shanghai government to take the necessary steps to begin producing cars in China to cope with the country’s 25 percent import tariff when it brings cars from California to China.

BMW adds Delphi as autonomous development partner

Delphi Automotive joined BMW AG, Intel Corp. and Mobileye as a new partner in the development of advanced autonomous systems.

Tesla failes with Automatic Emergency Braking

Last week, Consumer Reports lowered their rating of the Tesla Model S and Model X. The reason? Neither car offered drivers automatic emergency braking, a safety feature the company said would be rolled out before the end of 2016.

Chinese Qoros EV presents Tesla competitor

Chinese automaker Qoros unveiled an electric sport sedan concept on Wednesday at the 2017 Shanghai auto show. Some say, this will be a serious competitor for Tesla.

Hyundai, Kia recalls 1.5 million vehicles over engine issue

Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Motors Corp said on Friday they plan to recall nearly 1.5 million vehicles in the United States and South Korea due to engine issues, the latest blow for two firms already struggling in key markets.

Brembo introduces a new light weight aluminium caliper

Brembo unveils the brand new ecs brake caliper made entirely of aluminium with two functions in a single caliper body, innovative design and record-setting lightweight

Bentley’s surprise debut of the all electric convertible.

The Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept is meant to explore the possibility of Bentley producing a true all-electric vehicle for production. This convertible could lead to an electric vehicle from Bentley by 2021.

Jaguar to reveal I-pace concept in Geneva

Jaguar is about the reveal its all-electric I-PACE Concept, in Europe at Geneva Motor Show this week. The I-PACE Concept will be dressed in elegant Photon Red.

US electric car sales continue to climb to new heights in 2017 growing 59% year over year.

January sales of electric vehicles in the USA and in Europe shows a strong growth. EV obsession providing last months sales that we would like to share with you.

Volkswagen is developing a fresh design for the EV generation

Volkswagen is developing a fresh design language for a new generation of purpose-built electric vehicles. Klaus Bischoff, VW brand’s head of design, said battery packs make it possible to change the fundamental shape of the vehicle.

Brembo to obtain ECE R90 for entire discs and drums range

The ECE R90 regulation that was designed to guarantee that discs and drums used as spare parts will provide equivalent performance (in terms of functionality, safety and efficiency) when compared to the original product they are meant to replace. Brembo will certify it’s entire range.

7 Reasons To Leave Drum Brakes In The Past

Project Geronimo: 7 Reasons To Leave Drum Brakes In The Past. Rod authority gives a hands-on analyses about their findings making an old 960 Chevrolet C20 Apache Fleetside pickup ready to hit the 2017 road.

6th Gear Automotive Solutions hits the silk road!

6th Gear Automotive Solutions is ready to ship containers to Europe, by rail! If all goes well, 6th Gear Automotive will send a shipment of automotive parts between Asia-Europe by containerized rail containers before the Chinese New Year’s festival starts.

Happy Holidays and a successful 2017!

The 6th Gear Automotive Solutions Ltd. team wishes everybody happy holidays and a successful and healthy 2017! We are looking forward cooperating with you and building together to a safer, healthier and happier environment.

China’s Wanxiang to produce Fisker electric cars as “Karma”

Fisker Automotive, which was founded in part with a U.S. government loan and ceased production in 2012 after a series of technical glitches and cost overruns, continues to survive under Chinese ownership after Wanxiang gave it a second life.

Why Raw material prices are increasing in China in Q4 of 2016?

For the last 2 months, most of suppliers have been informing clients that their prices of their raw materials have been increasing significantly (up 8%-19%), so they have no alternative but to slightly increase their prices. An analyses by Jamal Mernissi

BMW shifts up a gear with it’s electric and self-driving strategy

BMW accelerates its autonomous and electrified vehicles strategy by opening a self-driving test center in Germany and developing flexible platforms for conventional, plug-in hybrid and all-electric cars.

Major car brands agree to build Ultra-Fast, High-Power Charging along highways in Europe

BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe. The goal is the quick build-up of a sizable number of stations in order to enable long-range travel for battery electric vehicle drivers.

McLaren announces it’s most exquisitely Hyper-GT to date

The iconic, Gordon Murray-designed McLaren production is limited to 106 examples and all have been pre-sold. It’s a car designed for longer journeys, but with the high levels of performance and driver engagement expected of any McLaren. A hybrid powertrain.

Jaguar reveals electric crossover. Production starts in 2017.

Jaguar is joining the race among luxury brands to market electric vehicles with the I-Pace crossover concept introduced late Monday ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show. The production version of the EV will be shown in late 2017 and go on sale in the U.S. in the second half of 2018.

Overview Brake Pads Materials: Organic, Ceramic, Semi-Metallic

Brake pads are consumables that are vital to the braking system. Just like brake fluid, they are often overlooked, and the consequences can be disastrous. Here’s an overview of the differences per material.

Mercedes-Benz markets their first new electric EQ car by 2019

With a range of up to 500 kilometers and the typical Mercedes strengths such as safety, comfort, functionality and connectivity, the Mercedes EQ is the forerunner of a new era. Mercedes-Benz Cars aims to have over ten all-electric vehicles in its portfolio by 2025.

Toyota Recalls Highlander SUVs Over Brake Fluid Warning Light

Toyota will be conducting a safety recall of 7,100 model year 2016 Highlander units in the US due to a brake fluid reservoir sensor issue. The vehicle would fail federal safety standards which require a warning light for when there is a drop in brake fluid levels. If a driver can’t be notified about a drop in...

RDW evaluates: “Is Tesla’s term Autopilot misleading?”

The Dutch RDW that approved electric carmaker Tesla’s “Autopilot” driver assistance system for use throughout Europe said Monday it is considering what action to take, if any, on the name after several German organizations said it could be misleading. On Sunday, Germany’s Transport Minister...

Honda recalls 350K Civics for brake defect

Our beloved reliable Japanese Honda has to recall 350 Civics for parking brake issues. The defect can be fixed with a software update. The recall covers Civics with both the 1.5-liter turbo and 2-liter engines. The electric parking brake may not engage when the engine is turned off, leading to the possibility that the...

BMW introduces their 5 series plug-in hybrid

BMW has made a small step presenting a plug-in hybrid last Wednesday. The BMW eDrive plug-in hybrid drive is enabled to run purely electrical, locally emission-free short-range driving and has a dynamic driving performance 4-cylinder petrol engine for long-distance capabilities.

McKinsey & Co: Cars electric in cities by 2030

Today, a small number of cities, such as Amsterdam, Singapore, and Stockholm, are singled out as having effective mobility. With varying degrees of emphasis, they have efficient public transit, encourage cycling and walking, and have managed to limit congestion and pollution. McKinsey predicts modern cities will be...

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Drilled, slotted, or vented rotors

You often see them vented, drilled, or slotted. Sometimes there’s a combination of the three, and it’s best to know which works most efficiently for the driving you plan to do. You won’t see these rotors on race cars though, as the drilled rotors can become stressed and damaged during the high-stress...

Porsche Mission E charger compatible with Tesla

Porsche has confirmed that its Mission E charging infrastructure will work with Tesla vehicles. The ultra-fast, 800-volt charging system will recharge the Mission E to 80% in about 15 minutes, and will also service new electric vehicles from Volkswagen and Audi.

Investigation into Ford-150 pickup truck brakes

25 consumer complaints about the Ford F-150 pickup trucks include claims of “a sudden and complete loss of brakes,”. The vehicles affected are the 2015 and 2016 model year F-150s that have 3.5-liter engines. The F-150 is the best-selling vehicle in North America.

Dutch electric mobility car costs to $37 a week

Amber One is a car designed to help eliminate the huge amount of time our own vehicles currently spend idle. But you can’t buy one – to gain access, you subscribe to a service at a cost of €33 (around $37 U.S.) per week, which will let you use any available Amber One nearby. The Amber One is set to enter...

Chinese tycoon raises $1.08 billion for electric car

China’s Le Holdings Co. has raised $1.08 billion to develop its electric sports car that has drawn comparisons to the Batmobile! The latest in a series of alternative energy vehicle investments even as the industry is set for a Chinese government shake-up.

U.S. Signals Backing for Self-Driving Cars

Automakers will be asked to assess the vehicle system design, development, testing and deployment work behind an autonomous vehicle or system before it can be offered for sale or put into service on public roads, U.S. officials said Monday.

VW teases EV concept

Volkswagen today released teaser pictures of an electric car that it hopes will lead the automaker out of its diesel scandal and into an electrified future. The near-production concept previews a compact EV with a long range that VW brand is expected to launch in early 2018 or 2019.

September – Special Offers on Brake Pads

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Greening Europe BV starts first tests on Testing centre Lelystad

Former RDW CDO George Molenaar has started Europe on 1 June 2016 with Greening BV. Greening Europe BV is an automotive test laboratory, which commence with testing brake parts for European ECE certifications.

Greening Inc. and 6th Gear Automotive Solutions Ltd. partnered

Greening Inc. and 6th Gear Automotive have partnered to assist suppliers of brake discs and drums to obtain ECE R90 certification for the European market.