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Honda moves to increase diversity of supplier base

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2
A minority-owned fuel delivery business, Hightowers Petroleum Co. in Middletown, Ohio, has landed a contract to refuel Honda Motor Co.'s in-house service stations. ...

JCI defends its CEO over link to scam artist

2:47 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 23
Johnson Controls defended CEO Alex Molinaroli following reports of his ties to a convicted swindler, saying the executive was a victim of the scam, not an accomplice. In ...

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12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19
Flush with cash, Visteon Corp. ...

New energy for stop-start tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19
After years of incubation in the laboratory, supercapacitors finally are emerging as a mass-market alternative to conventional batteries to power stop-start systems. ...

Tesla a disrupter? Uber is the real threat, Nissan N.A. exec says

1:59 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 12
So, which outsider is going to disrupt the auto industry? Tesla? Apple? Google? Uber? A senior Nissan executive said Friday that Uber will force traditional competitors t ...

Making conventional vehicles more electrified

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5
Mahle, one of the world's top producers of engine components, is figuring out how to electrify the vehicle. ...

Autoliv expanding into crash prevention tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5
Autoliv Inc., the world's top producer of airbags and seat belts, is trying to muscle its way into the small fraternity of mega-suppliers that design collision-avoidance ...

Bosch, Conti, ZF, others drawn to booming market for driver-assistance tech

Oct. 1, 2015 06:01 CET
The auto industry's adoption of driver-assistance systems is looking like a gold rush. This year, global sales of the radar, cameras, controllers and software used for th ...

Auto-brake pact offers boon to big suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21
When 10 automakers agreed this month to voluntarily make automatic emergency braking systems standard, they were promising off-the-shelf technology priced for the mass ma ...

Suppliers advance in mass market safety tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12
Lidar, a kind of radar based on laser beams instead of radio waves, is moving closer to becoming a mass-market safety technology. ...

China's BAIC opens r&d center in Silicon Valley

3:46 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 10
Chinese automaker BAIC Motor has opened an r&d center in Silicon Valley -- a facility that will help the company develop technology for electric vehicles, batteries and t ...