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Start-Stop Batteries Finally Arrive in VDO Portfolio
Cars in the 21st century are equipped with electronic and electrical systems that ensure improved comfort and safety as well as reduce fuel consumption. In its quest to take driving experience to the next level, Continental supplies numerous actuators and sensors for electronic vehicle systems to the aftermarket as well as to the OEM industry through its VDO brand. However, these would only function dependably if there is sufficient power supply. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. According to statistics, the starter battery continues to be one of the leading causes of breakdowns. This is why the German company has recently added AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) and EFB (Enhanced Flooded Battery) starter batteries to VDO’s product portfolio.
Magna to Introduce Industry-First Technologies in BMW
No one would be luckier than those who get behind the wheel of the BMW i8 plug-in electric sports car, as it will be equipped with Magna’s two innovative systems: the SmartLatch™ electronic side-door latch system and outside mirrors with hidden turn signals.