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South Korea steps up price-fixing crackdown on auto suppliers

10:40 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015
South Korea, supporting a global police action against auto-parts price fixing, has hit Japanese and German suppliers with a string of fines in recent weeks.... Read More »

Magna to sell interiors unit to Grupo Antolin for $525 million

9:17 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015 | UPDATED: 4/16/15 1:22 pm ET - new story
Canadian auto supplier Magna has agreed to sell its interiors operations to Grupo Antolin, a Spanish supplier with global operations, in a deal valued at about $525 million, Magna said today in a...... Read More »

Chinese conglomerate completes acquisition of Prestolite Electric

1:11 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2015
Chinese conglomerate Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor has completed its acquisition of Michigan-based supplier Prestolite Electric LLC.... Read More »

FROM TVs TO EVs

Japan electronic giants embrace autos after consumer-goods struggles

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2015
Japan's storied electronics companies are struggling in the cutthroat consumer goods market amid cheaper, and often more innovative, rivals from...... Read More »

Ex-U.S Army colonel tied to Tilton equity firm reaches plea deal

5:14 pm U.S. ET | April 8, 2015
A retired U.S.... Read More »

BASF sues Umicore in U.S. for patent infringements

6:59 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2015
German chemicals firm BASF said today it has sued Belgian specialty materials group Umicore in the United States for infringing two patents related...... Read More »

Bosch will plead guilty to price-fixing, pay $57.8 million U.S. fine

1:22 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
German auto parts giant Robert Bosch agreed to plead guilty to price-fixing and pay a $57.... Read More »

Bang & Olufsen to sell car-audio unit to Harman

8:31 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
Bang & Olufsen A/S plans to sell its automotive sound-system business to Harman International Industries Inc.... Read More »

Magna negotiating to sell interiors business to Grupo Antolin, report says

12:25 pm U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Canada's Magna International is in talks to sell its car-interior business to Spain's Grupo Antolin, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

Key Safety to use Mobileye vision tech to aid drivers

4:08 pm U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Supplier Key Safety Systems said it has signed an agreement with Mobileye NV to use the software developer's vision processing chip for new types of...... Read More »

LG Chem exec: Tesla's gigafactory to cut EV costs

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Tesla Motors' "gigafactory," a huge battery plant under construction in Nevada, could help suppliers of lithium ion batteries for autos finally turn...... Read More »

Valeo's self-driving systems learn from military drones

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2015
Valeo plans to draw on drone software and other military technologies from partner Safran to offer self-driving vehicle platforms to carmakers by the...... Read More »

Alcoa receives committment for $259 million U.S. loan to expand aluminum output

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy has offered a conditional commitment to lend Alcoa Inc.... Read More »

Denso, NGK fined by S. Korea for price-fixing

2:46 pm U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
South Korea's antitrust regulator will fine five auto parts firms, including Japan's Denso, NGK Spark Plug and their local units, a total of $3.... Read More »

TRW in talks with India’s Amtek to sell suspension business, reports say

10:29 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
Amtek Auto, an Indian car parts maker, is among companies in talks to acquire TRW's suspension business, people familiar with the matter said.... Read More »

Detroit Diesel to invest $208 million in Mich. plant upgrades, create 245 jobs

10:04 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
Detroit Diesel Corp. plans to upgrade its nearly 75-year-old manufacturing plant in suburban Detroit.... Read More »

Honda hires U.S. engineering firm Exponent to investigate Takata airbags

6:21 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Honda has hired Exponent, a U.S.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Automakers must learn to be better supplier customers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
It's no secret that automakers are striving to obtain advanced features from suppliers before their rivals get them.... Read More »

Why a Japanese supplier is upping its game

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2015
Aisin Seiki, the world's fifth biggest auto supplier, is doubling the size of its global design division as it expands into new products and targets...... Read More »

INTERACTIVE

Guess that tune: Will these digital exhaust notes trick you?

10:43 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2015
Here are three car exhaust sounds generated by Faurecia, being played over a BMW 328i 2.0 liter 4-cylinder.... Read More »

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