Samsung SDI will build EV battery plant in HungarySamsung SDI plans a factory in Hungary to make electric-vehicle batteries, joining the race to tap European demand. The company produces batteries for the BMW i3.
VW reviews its procurement strategy in wake of supplier disputeUPDATED: 8/30/16 10:14 am ET -- adds details Volkswagen is reviewing its supplier and procurement strategy to avoid another dispute such as the one that caused production slowdowns and stoppages this month, CEO Matthias Mueller said.
Takata says truck carrying airbag inflators exploded; 1 dead, 4 injuredA truck transporting Takata airbag inflators and propellants that are at the center of a global recall exploded in Texas last week, resulting in one death and four injuries, the embattled auto parts supplier said today.
Detroit supplier to open Ohio plant to make Jeep parts
Detroit Manufacturing Systems plans to open a Toledo plant for the next-generation Jeep Wrangler.
Toyota bets on South America recoveryToyota Motor Corp. is investing in design and manufacturing in South America to capitalize on the region's rebound when it comes.
Safety technology still needs work
The first wave of active safety technology - features such as emergency braking, lane-departure warning and adaptive cruise control - has reduced accidents. But experts say several aspects must be improved before today's advanced driver assistance systems, known as ADAS, can be depended upon in fully autonomous vehicles.
Pininfarina's racer 'for gentleman drivers'Pininfarina plans to build 10 copies of the wild H2 Speed Concept from the Geneva auto show in March.
How cars make sense of sensor infoAutomakers are increasingly turning to cameras, radar, lidar and other sensor technologies to make vehicles safer and more autonomous.
Delphi, Mobileye plan self-driving system by 2019
Delphi and Mobileye's new partnership proposes Level 4/5 autonomous systems for automakers by 2019.
Marchionne sees Samsung as 'potential strategic partner'FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said he sees Samsung Electronics as a potential partner amid interest from several potential buyers of its Magneti Marelli auto-parts unit. He didn't confirm talks with the Korean company.
The man who stood up to VW -- and won
Nijaz Hastor began his career building Volkswagens in a factory in Slovenia. Last week, he brought Volkswagen to its knees when he refused to back down on a contract dispute between the automaker and his diverse parts company.