Why Japan needs Spain's Gestamp
Does Japan really need a foreign supplier to create more metal stamping capacity there? Gestamp thinks so.
Building blocks of new interiors are production-ready
Interiors suppliers are ready for the new demands coming from self-driving cars.
Panasonic's one-brain runs many functions
Panasonic has unveiled Spydr -- a single-brain solution to the usual vehicle architecture of multiple controllers.
Thyssenkrupp studies how to steer systems to reliability
German steering supplier Thyssenkrupp says the next frontier of advanced steering is creating redundancy for safety.
Magna's basic building-block approach to the future
Magna's chief technical officer says the supplier's strategy will make sure that products remain viable whether global vehicle electrification is 5 percent or 25 percent.
New kind of climate control can save energy
Valeo's Smart Cocoon reduces energy demands by 30 to 55 percent.
Magna takes 'significant step' in enabling fully autonomous vehicles
Canadian parts giant Magna International says it now has the ability to manufacture U.S. military-grade radar for the auto sector, allowing automakers to close the gap between Level 3 and Level 5 autonomy.
Linamar to spend up to $402 million on AI, electric and connected vehicles
Canadian auto parts supplier Linamar -- with the help of the governments of Ontario and Canada -- will spend up to $402 million on a number of new programs, including artificial intelligence.
Lincoln suppliers guided by drivers
Lincoln brand managers are taking a keener interest in their vehicle parts these days, and in watching consumers use them in the real world.
NHTSA asks carmakers to disclose any Kobe Steel safety issues
NHTSA asked 29 carmakers to disclose if the safety of any of their vehicles or engines containing products supplied by Kobe Steel could be affected by data cheating.
GKN rejects takeover offer, names former Ford exec Stevens as permanent CEO
GKN rejected a takeover offer from turnaround specialist Melrose after naming former Ford executive Anne Stevens as CEO.
Ford urges 2,900 pickup owners to stop driving after new Takata death
Ford said it confirmed a second death in an older pickup truck caused by a defective Takata airbag inflator and urged 2,900 owners in North America to stop driving immediately.
Bosch sells starters, generators division to Chinese groups
Bosch has completed the sale of its starter and motor generator division to China's Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery Group and China Renaissance Capital Investment.
400 deaths a day force India to take car safety seriously
In India, more than 150,000 people are killed each year in traffic accidents. The government is attempting to curb the carnage caused by everything from speeding two-wheelers to cars not equipped with airbags.
Trump's NAFTA ideas 'lose-lose-lose' for automakers, Magna chief says
Magna CEO Don Walker says NAFTA talks still sound like "an uphill battle." He says North America should be an efficient trading unit against the likes of Europe and China. NAFTA talks resume Jan. 23.
Billionaire Schaefflers hold the keys to Conti's fortunes
Breaking up Continental is an old idea, but even as suppliers such as Delphi and Autoliv announced they were dividing last year, the German giant didn't budge. With Conti now talking of a major overhaul, all eyes are the billionaire Schaeffler family, which controls almost half of the supplier's stock.
Toyota expands U.S. Takata airbag recall to 600,000 more vehicles
Toyota said it was expanding its safety recall involving Takata front passenger airbag inflators to cover about 601,300 additional vehicles in the United States.