For Mazda and Toyota, why the rush to Alabama?
With U.S. sales in decline — and who knows for how long? — is it the right time to add vehicle production capacity?
At CES, time to make cool stuff real stuff
There was lots of talk and several demonstrations of self-driving cars at CES, but it was striking to notice which companies did not attend this massive consumer electronics extravaganza.
Fortune smiles on Huntsville Toyota dealer
Alabama won the site search for a 4,000-employee Toyota-Mazda auto plant, and Bill Penney Toyota in Huntsville won the lottery.
Continental eyes reorganization
Continental said it is in "early stages" of talks about a structural overhaul, following moves by Delphi and Autoliv to split their operations in two.
Nvidia, Intel take two paths to process autonomous driving
Production-ready autonomous cars will require vast amounts of computing power. In back-to-back keynotes, Intel and Nvidia showed two different approaches, but the companies developing this technology are unsure which path is best to take.
2018 opens with lower car stocks
Automakers and dealers began the new calendar year with lower levels of unsold cars and larger numbers of unsold trucks — in other words, in a better position than they were a year ago.
Why Japan needs Spain's Gestamp
Does Japan really need a foreign supplier to create more metal stamping capacity there? Gestamp thinks so.
Building blocks of new interiors are production-ready
Interiors suppliers are ready for the new demands coming from self-driving cars.
Panasonic's one-brain runs many functions
Panasonic has unveiled Spydr -- a single-brain solution to the usual vehicle architecture of multiple controllers.
Thyssenkrupp studies how to steer systems to reliability
German steering supplier Thyssenkrupp says the next frontier of advanced steering is creating redundancy for safety.
Transplants set to dominate North American production
After opening several large plants in recent years -- and with more under construction -- transplant automakers are expected to account for more than half of North American production for the first time ever in 2018.
Magna's basic building-block approach to the future
Magna's chief technical officer says the supplier's strategy will make sure that products remain viable whether global vehicle electrification is 5 percent or 25 percent.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Toyoda's leadership made Fremont work
Tatsuro Toyoda and the Japanese auto workers will always have the respect of their American brothers and sisters, and without Mr. T, that would have never happened. Rest easy my respected friend.
New kind of climate control can save energy
Valeo's Smart Cocoon reduces energy demands by 30 to 55 percent.
Magna takes 'significant step' in enabling fully autonomous vehicles
Canadian parts giant Magna International says it now has the ability to manufacture U.S. military-grade radar for the auto sector, allowing automakers to close the gap between Level 3 and Level 5 autonomy.
Linamar to spend up to $402 million on AI, electric and connected vehicles
Canadian auto parts supplier Linamar -- with the help of the governments of Ontario and Canada -- will spend up to $402 million on a number of new programs, including artificial intelligence.
Ford ups electrification investment to $11B, plans 16 battery-electric vehicles by 2022
Ford said it's more than doubling its investment in electrification and planning to roll out 16 fully electric vehicles within five years. It said the first of those EVs would arrive in 2020.