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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.

Icahn to gain full control of Federal-Mogul with $300 million deal

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, after nearly a year of posturing with Federal-Mogul's shareholders, will take full ownership of the diversified auto

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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.

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