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Continental-Nexteer JV targets self-driving cars

Now that automakers are preparing to roll out driverless cars in the next three to five years, suppliers are forming alliances to offer a complete product portfolio.

 

Linamar CEO urges unity against tariffs

Suppliers from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. need to come together and make a case against import tariffs to the incoming Trump administration sooner rather than later, Linamar Corp. CEO Linda Hasenfratz said.

Suppliers' pitch: We're one-stop shops

The complexity of self-driving vehicles has created a golden opportunity for key suppliers to market themselves as one-stop shops for automakers.

Magna puts doors on a diet

While suppliers lined up at the Detroit auto show to showcase their involvement in autonomous-drive and connected-car technologies, Magna

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Linamar CEO urges unity against tariffs

Suppliers from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. need to come together and make a case against import tariffs to the incoming Trump administration sooner rather than later, Linamar Corp. CEO Linda Hasenfratz said.

Magna puts doors on a diet

While suppliers lined up at the Detroit auto show to showcase their involvement in autonomous-drive and connected-car technologies, Magna International reminded the industry that automakers are still hungry to reduce vehicle weight for improved fuel efficiency.

Aisin Seiki reboots for electric age

Aisin Seiki Co., the massive Toyota Group supplier of transmissions and powertrain components, is looking long term, and the company doesn't necessarily like what it sees.

The man who assembled Tesla's supply base

Peter Carlsson was a Swedish purchasing executive in cellphones and computer chips before taking over procurement and supply chain management for Tesla Motors in 2011.

Number to watch: 604

A settlement pool of $604 million is awaiting final court approval to be distributed to consumers in an auto parts price-fixing class-action lawsuit.

Toyota's line into Trump: Mike Pence

Broadsided by this month's Trump tweet targeting Toyota, the Japanese carmaker's president, Akio Toyoda, is wasting no time in appealing to the new administration.

Mobility business could make room for everyone

In a future filled with mobility services and self-driving vehicles, some executives say there will be room for everyone. Mary Lou Jepsen, a board member at Lear and Silicon Valley veteran, said the transition to new automotive technologies will be more cooperative than competitive.

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