Aptiv preps new tech center in Boston
Aptiv, formerly Delphi Automotive, will open a technology center in Boston next year to expand engineering efforts and advance autonomous-vehicle programs.
Lear to acquire GPS technology company EXO Technologies
Lear said it agreed to acquire EXO Technologies, a GPS technology firm based in Israel, to boost its connected vehicle systems. Terms were not disclosed.
On recalls, Honda goes the extra mile
It took a while for Honda to recognize the scope of its problem with bad Takata airbag inflators, but since it did, the company has led the way in finding affected vehicles and getting their owners to come in for repairs.
Costs sink Sommer, but ZF committed to autonomous
Boardroom unease over ongoing acquisitions just brought down ZF's CEO. But the parts giant knows it must press on to be a true global autonomous vehicle competitor.
Intel-Nvidia rivalry gets chippy
Trying to figure out who is in the lead takes patience and math skills.
Auto, battery makers investing in small Canadian cobalt, lithium miners
Canadian developers of cobalt and lithium mines stand to benefit from a round of investments from the makers of electric vehicles and batteries. More than a dozen groups, including car and battery makers, are investing.
ZF CEO's 'reckless' buying spree led to his departure
The departure of ZF CEO Stefan Sommer shows that politics and entrepreneurism rarely are a good match. Sommer turned ZF into the world's second-largest supplier but his global expansion ambitions were considered "reckless" by the head of the foundation that owns the supplier.
ZF CEO Sommer steps down after losing power struggle
ZF said CEO Stefan Sommer is leaving the company. Sommer's departure likely signals the end of an expansion strategy that drove the German supplier's $12.4 billion acquisition of TRW Automotive, creating the industry's second-largest supplier.
107-year-old Stelco, once seen as a relic, is stirring to life
After decades of crisis, a renewed sense of purpose has settled over 107-year-old Stelco, which just completed the first initial public offering of a North American steel maker in seven years.
Self-driving CEO sees 2018 as dawn of robotaxis, delivery cars
Self-driving vehicles will be ready to roll next year, though the work to make them affordable to individual consumers is still "in the first inning," according to the CEO of a company working on the technology.
Automakers can begin applications for Takata restitution
Automakers that installed faulty Takata airbags can now apply for compensation, the special master in charge of managing the $850 million restitution fund said Monday.
Ohio firm eyes major steel plant in Michigan to serve automakers
An Ohio steel technology firm is eyeing nearly 1,000 acres of rural Michigan farmland to build a massive steel plant along Interstate 69. GM and Tesla may have interest in the project.
Continental gains edge with electronics
In this Q&A, the head of Continental's powertrain business discusses how the supplier will respond to the rise of electrified vehicles, and the future of diesels.
Intel chief says chip edge goes to Intel
The war over the self-driving car chip got a little personal last week at the Los Angeles auto show, where Intel CEO Brian Krzanich started naming names and calling out the competition.
Short product life cycles coming, Panasonic chief says
Panasonic North America CEO Tom Gebhardt says short cycles are used to fix errors.
Recall process still waiting for repair
Three years after massive recalls engulfed the auto industry, the process for finding vehicle owners and completing the necessary repairs remains disjointed at best, with few reforms to protect the public when the next major vehicle safety crisis hits.
PSA, Nidec plan joint venture for electric motors
PSA envisages production capacity of 900,000 electric motors annually by 2022 from its joint venture with Nidec to produce motors for EVs, plug-in hybrids and mild hybrids.