Tyres are important when stopping a vehicle, and brakes are too. Continental has both areas covered and has announced a world first for the latter: The company has commenced series production of its new generation of brake systems for Electronic Stability Control (ESC), the MK 120 ESC. The first OEM partner to receive the system is Chinese car maker Changan ahead of supply to a “European car manufacturer” later this year.
Pro-Align has launched the latest Hunter wheel alignment system, developed through widespread customer feedback to merge mid-level imaging with a fully upgradable package. The UK distributor told Tyres & Accessories that the new Hunter PA200 ACE has been developed for budget conscious workshops keen to enter the world of premium Hunter four wheel alignment servicing, receiving the best of the American brand’s alignment features in a mid-level system – a result of feedback from UK workshops.
Continental has announced plans to start production of ABS and ESC units in India in 2016. A new assembly line for ABS and ESC for passenger cars and later ABS for two-wheelers will be located in the existing Continental Automotive Brake Systems plant in Gurgaon, Haryana. Local production of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) is planned for 2018 in Bangalore.