Deadly cobalt mines linked to child labor thrive in rush for EV batteries

The appetite for electric cars is driving a boom in cobalt production in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where some mines have been found to be dangerous and employ child labor -- a concern for carmakers from Volkswagen to Tesla.


Gentex's two-way mirror strategy

Auto mirrors will change in the future -- but which technology to bet on? Gentex is ready to go either way.

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Another reinvention for AxleTech

Detroit's heavy-duty and off-road axle and brake maker AxleTech is being reborn as a supplier to electric garbage trucks, buses and construction vehicles.

Adient stumbles, but barrels ahead

Adient reported a painful financial quarter, but more than a year into its makeover, the seating giant is determined to stay focused on future products.

Software helping dealers manage loaners

Managing a loaner fleet requires service departments to maintain an adequate supply of cars and trucks, and prevent customers from keeping loaner vehicles too long or otherwise abusing the system. Software vendors are helping dealerships automate their loaner processes.

Changes grip embattled GKN

GKN has changed CEOs, embarked on a two-year profit drive and now is battling a hostile takeover -- all while launching its advanced eDrive technology.

Faurecia profit rises 34% in 2017

Faurecia's net income in 2017 climbed 34 percent to 714.5 million euros ($896.4 million), as the supplier saw strong growth across all its main markets.

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