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U.S. indicts 2 execs from NGK for price-fixing

1:39 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2015 | UPDATED: 5/21/15 3:56 pm ET - adds details
One current and one former executive with Japanese supplier NGK Spark Plug were indicted today on a charge of conspiring to fix prices of spark plugs, standard oxygen sensors and air fuel ratio sensors sold in the United States, the Justice Department...

Timeline of Takata airbag recalls

7:05 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2015
Following are some key events in the cumulative global recall by more than 10 automakers since 2008 of more than 31 million cars fitted with potentially defective airbags made by Takata.

Autoliv ready to pump up capacity to meet Takata replacement inflator demand

6:30 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2015
Swedish auto safety gear maker Autoliv said today that it is ready to boost production capacity to meet increased demand as Japanese competitor...

In the eyes of suppliers, Toyota and Honda surge

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
As far as North American suppliers are concerned, Toyota and Honda are the gold standard, while Ford, Nissan, Fiat Chrysler and General Motors are...

Fight for Nokia map unit may set industry's course

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
The quest for control of the mapping company Nokia Here is shaping up as a fight between competing visions for the future of the automobile, as well...

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Can GM regain trust?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
Six months ago, GM introduced a new purchasing strategy -- dubbed the One Cost Model -- that aims to treat suppliers as partners rather than foes.

More suppliers join active-safety fray

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
You might think that the market for collision avoidance systems - with their complex mix of radar, cameras, processors and software - would be...

Audi plans backups for key safety tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
For its next big step in collision avoidance - vehicles that can swerve to avoid an obstacle - Audi AG is adopting a belt-and-suspenders approach.

Penske seeks $1 billion for truck parts unit, report says

3:38 pm U.S. ET | May 15, 2015
Roger Penske's holding company is exploring a sale of Truck-Lite in a deal that could value the maker of lighting, wiring harnesses and mirrors for...

ZF completes $12.4 billion acquisition of TRW

10:26 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2015
German auto supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG said today that it has completed its $12.

Former supplier exec indicted in ongoing U.S. price-fixing probe

1:15 pm U.S. ET | May 14, 2015
A former executive with Japanese supplier T.RAD has been indicted for conspiring to fix prices of radiators sold in the United States.

Honda, Daihatsu add 5 million cars to Takata airbag recall

4:40 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2015
The Takata airbag recall expanded by millions more vehicles for the second time in as many days, with Honda and Daihatsu calling back more inflators.

UAW protests at Lear annual meeting

6:00 pm U.S. ET | May 13, 2015
The UAW protested outside Lear's annual shareholder meeting today near Detroit, calling attention to safety issues at the company's seat plants in...

Visteon sued by township over bond payments

4:29 pm U.S. ET | May 12, 2015
Supplier Visteon has been sued by the township where it is based in a dispute over payments on bonds used originally to finance construction of...

GM to suppliers: Let's see books, not bids

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2015
General Motors has launched a new way to buy parts that foregoes the conventional bidding process for suppliers.

Mobileye wins 2 contracts for its EyeQ4 chip

11:38 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2015
Mobileye, the Israeli designer of camera-based Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, or ADAS, for active safety and automated driving, has won two...

How Tesla sent penny stock soaring 4,400%

12:48 pm U.S. ET | May 8, 2015
Market regulators halted trading on a penny stock from defunct Riviera Tool Company that was incorrectly linked to the Tesla Motors acquisition of...

Superior relocates HQ from Calif. to Detroit

12:15 pm U.S. ET | May 8, 2015
Superior Industries International, a longtime aluminum wheel manufacturer led by former Visteon CEO Don Stebbins, is relocating its global...

Cooper-Standard income up in Q1

2:27 pm U.S. ET | May 8, 2015
Cooper-Standard Holdings reported diminished sales due to foreign currency fluctuations, but improved income from a recent stake acquisition in its...

Tesla to buy Mich. stamped-parts supplier

1:09 pm U.S. ET | May 7, 2015
Tesla Motors is acquiring one of its suppliers of stamped parts, Michigan-based Riviera Tool, the automaker confirmed today.

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