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Continental-Nexteer JV targets self-driving cars

Now that automakers are preparing to roll out driverless cars in the next three to five years, suppliers are forming alliances to offer a complete product portfolio.

 

Creativity shines in golden age of light fixture technology

The increasing use of flexible LED applications in auto headlights and accent lights has resulted in a golden age of light design across the industry.

BMW to push on with Mexico plant despite Trump tariff threat

BMW plans to finish construction of a $1 billion plant in Mexico undeterred by threats from President-elect Donald Trump that he will impose a 35 percent tariff on cars imported into the U.S. from its southern neighbor.

Yanfeng envisions a lounge on wheels

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is preparing for the day when people need more to do in a car than drive.

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Linamar CEO urges unity against tariffs

Suppliers from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. need to come together and make a case against import tariffs to the incoming Trump administration sooner rather than later, Linamar Corp. CEO Linda Hasenfratz said.

Magna puts doors on a diet

While suppliers lined up at the Detroit auto show to showcase their involvement in autonomous-drive and connected-car technologies, Magna International reminded the industry that automakers are still hungry to reduce vehicle weight for improved fuel efficiency.

Aisin Seiki reboots for electric age

Aisin Seiki Co., the massive Toyota Group supplier of transmissions and powertrain components, is looking long term, and the company doesn't necessarily like what it sees.

The man who assembled Tesla's supply base

Peter Carlsson was a Swedish purchasing executive in cellphones and computer chips before taking over procurement and supply chain management for Tesla Motors in 2011.

Number to watch: 604

A settlement pool of $604 million is awaiting final court approval to be distributed to consumers in an auto parts price-fixing class-action lawsuit.

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