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Government selects Delphi

DETROIT - The U.S. Department of Energy awarded Delphi Automotive Systems Corp. of Troy, Mich., and Battelle of Columbus, Ohio, a 10-year, $74.6 million cost-share contract to develop oxide fuel cell technology. Specifics on cost-sharing and other deal terms are not final.

Visteon to supply Mopar

DETROIT- Visteon Corp. of Dearborn, Mich., won a contract to supply its DVD rear-seat entertainment system to Mopar, DaimlerChrysler's original equipment replacement parts and accessory group. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Authorized dealerships will offer the system for all 2002 Chrysler and Dodge minivans in North America and Europe.

Bridgestone invests in Morgan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Bridgestone/Firestone bought the majority share in tire retailer Morgan Tire & Auto. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Bridgestone/Firestone plans to gain full ownership of Morgan, which is a private company in Clearwater, Fla.

GM Poland chooses Emery

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Emery Worldwide was awarded a three-year contract to provide General Motors Poland with service parts transportation support. Emery will deliver parts to GM Poland's parts center near Warsaw.

GM hires Quantum

LOS ANGELES - General Motors' Global Alternative Propulsion Center hired Quantum Technologies Worldwide to study strategies for installing advanced fuel storage systems in vehicle chassis.

Quantum designs fuel systems for automakers and is a subsidiary of IMPCO Technologies Inc. of Cerritos, Calif.

Methode buys safety business

CHICAGO - Methode Electronics Inc. of Chicago bought the automotive safety business of American Components.

The American Components plant, which is in Monterrey, Calif., makes sensor pads for airbag systems. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Delphi supplies Subaru

DETROIT - Delphi Automotive Systems Corp. agreed to a multi-year deal to supply its OnStar-compatible telematics modules for 2003 Subaru Outback H6-3.0s sold in the United States. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Delphi also supplies General Motors and Toyota with telematics hardware.

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