Lear CEO says he's not planning run for Mich. governor
The rumors continue to circulate: Will Lear CEO Matt Simoncini run for governor of Michigan? He says there are no such plans.
Calsonic Kansei takes top Shareholder Value Awards
Calsonic Kansei Corp., of Japan, grabbed both the one- and three-year crowns in the 2016 Global Automotive Shareholder Value Award from PwC and Automotive News, presented at the Automotive News World Congress Jan. 11.
Cheaper lidar on the way
Lidar sensing technology is perceived as a critical component for autonomous vehicles, but is too costly to use. Some suppliers say they finally know how to produce lidar less expensively.
Uncertainty clouds Mexico’s record year
Mexico's auto industry celebrated record production, record exports and another year of double-digit sales gains in 2016, but the celebration has been muted.
Denso changes its recruiting as needs widen
Denso's new strategy for filling engineering vacancies: recruit engineers in Detroit and dispatch them all over the country.
Yanfeng to invest in new HQ, tech center near Detroit
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors plans to invest $8.45 million in a new technical center and headquarters, which the supplier is moving to the Detroit suburb of Novi.
Engineering firm ABB to build $90 million r&d operation in Montreal
Swiss engineering firm ABB plans to build a $90-million r&d center in Montréal, where Canadians will help develop some of the next-generation technologies for electric vehicles.
Toyota built 6.6% of North American vehicles in Mexico last year
Toyota, scolded by President Donald Trump over a planned plant in Mexico, relied on the country for less than 7 percent of its record North American output last year.
VW joins Ford, BMW to offer Amazon's 'Alexa' voice service
Volkswagen will offer the first embedded application of Amazon's Alexa voice service in a vehicle, as the growing focus on network-connected appliances and other home devices inspires collaborations between automakers and technical service providers.
BMW plans more purchasing with Daimler, report says
BMW plans to expand its cooperation with Daimler in purchasing components, the automaker's new head of purchasing, Markus Duesmann, told a German newspaper. BMW will have to alter its procurement to meet the trend for EVs and autonomous driving, Duesmann also said.
Another round of Takata airbag recalls filed by 13 automakers
More than a dozen automakers this week recalled another 652,000 vehicles with Takata airbag inflators in the U.S. to replace front passenger inflators as the largest callback in the history of the auto industry continues to cascade through the regulatory process.