Tag: SightGlass News Issue 9

VEHICLE repair information aggregator Autodata has changed hands for £340 million ($A550.5m), sold to Texas-based conglomerate Solera Holdings that also owns smash repair software specialist Audatex plus a number of global automotive, home ownership and digital identity businesses. Solera chairman and CEO Tony Aquila recognised the fact vehicles are being driven longer than ever before Continue reading AUTODATA ACQUIRED BY SOLERA HOLDINGS

CHEMOURS has broken ground on its new R1234yf production plantwithin its Corpus Christi facility at Ingleside, Texas. The new factory will triple the company’s global production capacity for the low global warming potential  automotive refrigerant and products on which it is based. Announcing the start of construction, Chemours president and CEO Mark Vergnano estimated that Continue reading US YF PLANT

SHIPPING giant Maersk has ordered the first half of a planned 200 new refrigerated containers that are chilled with CO2 refrigerant using technology by Carrier Transicold. The announcement comes shortly after Danfoss published survey results revealing the vast majority of manufacturers and consultants  in the United States commercial and industrial refrigeration sector now regard R744 Continue reading CO2 REFRIGERATED CONTAINERS


THE European Commission (EC) has busted four car parts cartels, fining air conditioning and engine cooling component suppliers Behr, Calsonic, Denso, Panasonic, Sanden and Valeo a combined €155 million ($A218.5m). All accused suppliers agreed to settle the case, in which they were found to have “coordinated prices or markets, and exchanged sensitive information, for the Continue reading CAR PARTS CARTEL

IN HYBRID and electric vehicles, there are high-voltage components required beyond the battery pack. In this article, we will explore the inverter. The inverter acts as a motor controller, in this case it supplies the alternating current (AC) power to the high-voltage air conditioning compressor (Fig.1). A computerised device, the inverter can switch direct current Continue reading HYBRID POWER ELECTRONICS: WHAT ARE THEY?