King's nomination hearing for NHTSA chief hits on lethal airbags

Takata airbags and autonomous vehicles were the focus of a Senate committee's examination of Heidi King, President Donald Trump's nominee to be NHTSA's next administrator.

Former Ford plant site's remaining 182 acres sold after litigation settled

A Cleveland-based company has purchased the remaining 182 acres of the Ford's Wixom assembly plant site near Detroit after the automaker settled federal litigation over the land.

Hyundai overhaul plan gets more opposition

Two influential proxy advisers joined Elliott Management in opposing a nearly $9 billion deal between two Hyundai Motor Group units.

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Mahle sharpens hot-rod focus

The German powertrain supplier Mahle is putting more emphasis on selling its parts in the United States aftermarket with a rebranding strategy and a new name: Mahle Performance.

How Alcantara is managing demand from U.S., China

Alcantara, the maker of the upmarket leather alternative material of the same name, plans to double the company's overall production capacity in Italy as demand from the U.S. and Chinese markets continues to drive sales.

Intel Mobileye car ignores red light in self-driving test

Mobileye, the Intel-owned maker of driver-assistance systems, has joined the race to create a fully driverless car with a fleet of prototype vehicles that navigate Jerusalem without the use of lasers or radars, which rivals have relied on heavily. But there have been speed bumps.

UPDATED: 5/20/18 10:57 am ET
Supplier's quest for a better lug nut

Fastener and metal component supplier MacLean-Fogg overhauled its entire concept of invention, implementing new design-thinking processes to spur everyday innovation.

UPDATED: 5/17/18 1:47 pm ET - adds Mercedes update
Ford to restart F-150 output Friday following supplier fire

Ford will restart production of the F-150 at a Dearborn, Mich., factory on Friday, and a Kansas City plant by Monday, after more than a week of downtime resulting from a fire at a key parts supplier.

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