| UPDATED: 3/30/17 9:12 am ET - adds Sommer remarks

ZF acquires stake in German radar sensing tech firm

ZF Friedrichshafen has acquired a 45 percent stake in Astyx Communication & Sensors, which develops and produces ultra-high-frequency radar sensors and modules.

Toyota in high-tech hunt for new ZEV materials

Toyota is investing $35 million in a high-tech research program to identify advanced battery materials and fuel-cell catalysts for future zero-emission vehicles.