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The ITB Group Assesses Technical and Market Opportunities for Intelligent Aerodynamics

June 2nd, 2016

Current and future automotive model cycles are evaluating mechanized components that provide aerodynamic drag reduction. The recent improvements in component cost and benefit are compounded further by additional thermal system benefits in powertrain. The ITB Group has observed tremendous development of control strategies, actuator packaging and power, as well as molding integration into semi-structural retainers […]

Tags: Aerodynamics

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The ITB Group Releases Its Report on Powertrain Fluid Control

May 23rd, 2016

The ITB Group released its newest report, “Evolution Versus Revolution in Powertrain Fluid Control” in May 2016. This 538 page report includes an evaluation of market and technical developments in pumps and valves for coolant and lubricating fluids. It also addresses the complexities and implications of regulatory cycles, credits, and real-world emissions driving powertrain fluid […]

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India’s Automotive Industry Benefits from ITB Helping to Spread the Knowledge-Base

February 19th, 2016

This past January, The ITB Group held two of its conferences in Pune, India. The Automotive Interiors and the Fuel and Urea Systems conferences were held with great success according to the conference participants. The events explored the needs of the Indian consumer as it relates to the development in the automotive interiors and fuel […]

Tags: Fuel Systems, India

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The ITB Group Paves The Path In Its Upcoming Report “Intelligent Aerodynamics”

November 11th, 2015

The free-flowing world of active aerodynamics is constantly burgeoning with new technology. From active grille shutters to active spoilers, suppliers and OEMs are working to fine tune strategies and develop components that will ultimately reduce the drag coefficient (Cd) and improve the drivability of the car. Each percent reduction matters and this year, it has […]

Tags: Aerodynamics

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The ITB Group Successfully Expands Its Practice and Conference Stronghold in India

October 26th, 2015

After 23 years of existence, The ITB Group has launched its first office in Pune, India where it will expand its automotive stronghold and knowledge into the Indian market. ITB will begin its Indian operation by hosting two conferences that relate directly to ones that have been held in China and the US. These Pune, […]

Tags: Fuel Systems, India, Interiors

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Automotive Conference Series Aims to Answer Questions Regarding Design, Material, Process, and Regulatory Developments in Order to Capture Value within the Chinese Market

October 21st, 2015

The constantly evolving automotive market is always ready to release the newest product innovation and communicate research to the automotive world. That is the goal of this year’s conference series hosted by The ITB Group: to host a conference series that will simplify and communicate market and industry developments. This enriching three-day conference series event […]

Tags: China, Fuel Systems, Interiors, Plastic Engine Parts

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Going Beyond Decoration at the Premier of the Smart Automotive Surfaces Conference

September 28th, 2015

With the burgeoning global market on smart automotive surfaces, a need has developed for suppliers and innovators to discuss the ever-evolving changes surrounding product requirements. Smart surfaces, both interior and exterior to the vehicle, have emerged as offering vehicle differentiation opportunities. Surfaces are undergoing revolutionary innovations to increase their functionality, harmony, feel and culture which […]

Tags: Exterior, Smart Automotive Surfaces, USA

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New Report Evaluates Influencing Industry Factors within Automotive Fuel Systems

September 3rd, 2015

The global automotive fuel system market is dynamically changing and becoming increasingly competitive as suppliers consolidate their global positions in a world of tightening vehicle emission requirements. While there are Fuel cards about which you can read more on the Student Brands website, Fuel systems suppliers are pursuing continual product innovation, footprint efficiencies and alignment […]

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New Report Evaluates Competing Thermal Management Advances That Improve Future Vehicle Fuel Economy, CO2 Emissions, and Passenger Comfort

May 11th, 2015

For suppliers, successful development in thermal management to reduce vehicle CO2 emissions is a key strategy for longevity in the next two design cycles. ITB aims to assist in the management decision making process by assessing the high value advancements related to powertrain technologies and the opportunities that are compatible in conventional and electrified powertrains. […]

Tags: Thermal Management

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Systematic Innovation Workshop Offers Automotive Engineers And Technical Professionals Structured Sessions To Generate High-Value Product Development Solutions

May 4th, 2015

Today, an organization’s growth and future success is dependent upon its ability to innovate and adapt to changing market trends and competitive situations. But innovation does not solely come from one person guiding the organization. Innovation comes from individual employees that develop innovative and clever solutions to engineering, manufacturing and customer problems each day in […]

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ITB Remains at the Forefront of Technical and Market Developments in Automotive Fuel Systems

January 6th, 2014

The automotive fuel systems business represents a $16 billion global market that provides opportunities for a wide range of thermoplastic materials from high density polyethylene to more exotic materials such as fluoropolymers including ethylene tetrafluorothylene and long chain polyamides. There are a diverse range of benefits supporting the use of these materials but different geographic […]

Tags: Fuel Systems, India

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Automotive Fuel Systems Challenge Thermoplastic Materials

September 24th, 2012

The automotive fuel systems business represents a $14 billion global market that provides opportunities for a wide range of thermoplastic materials from high density polyethylene to more exotic materials such as ethylene and vinylidene-type fluoropolymers and long chain polyamides. Recently a number of diverse factors have challenged the use of these materials. These factors have […]

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Automotive Air Induction, Cooling and EGR Systems Enable Vehicles to Meet Tough Carbon Dioxide Limits

September 24th, 2012

Efforts to meet future legislated emission requirements, including those for carbon dioxide are leading to considerable innovation for improved powertrain performance. The exorbitant emission in the air has become quite a concern in today’s world. In the long term business plan, it is helpful when it comes to finanzen. Leading these efforts is of course, […]

Tags: Thermal Management

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The Costs of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles: Opportunities in Component Development

January 29th, 2012

The ITB Group, an international automotive consulting firm, has recently published a 2011 multi-client report to address a question that hangs in the thoughts of the automotive industry, energy companies, car buyers and fleet managers: How will hybrids and plug-in electric vehicles perform and are they worth the money? Few technology issues are more urgent […]

Tags: Thermal Management

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Technical Community Presents Next-Generation Interiors at Automotive Cockpit and Interior Systems Events Organized by The ITB Group

November 11th, 2011

The ITB Group, a leader in technical automotive consulting and conferences, hosted its 2011 series of automotive interior seminars with two back-to-back events in Shanghai and Detroit, two cities that are crucial knowledge hubs in the international automotive industry today. Learning sessions at the conferences focused on today’s needs in the automotive interior, including consumer […]

Tags: China, Smart Automotive Surfaces, USA

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The ITB Group and Flo-Link Form Pyxidus LLC to Monitor Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Performance

July 21st, 2011

Pyxidus LLC has been established to provide superior real world knowledge of the performance of advanced technology vehicles. This knowledge will improve fleet management by improving the understanding of real-world vehicle performance and facilitating the development of vehicles and associated subsystems. As an independent supplier offering data monitoring and analysis along with engineering services, Pyxidus […]

Tags: Electrification

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