Autos key to driving Pacific trade deal over finish line

2:39 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015
For auto parts makers in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, the fine print of a Pacific trade deal negotiators aim to wrap up this week could make or break an export industry boom built up over the last 20 years that is now worth $60 billion.

Turning wood and orange peels into car parts stronger than steel

7:39 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015
The molecules of plant fibers are being transformed into a lightweight material five times stronger than steel that can be used to make everything from auto parts to electronic displays.

Aluminum supplier Alcoa to split into 2 companies

9:47 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015
Alcoa will split into two companies to separate its struggling aluminum smelting operations from production of lightweight metals for its...

2 suppliers steer in opposite directions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015
Two of the world's biggest steering suppliers have diametrically opposed views of the importance of steer-by-wire to the future of autonomous driving.

Auto-brake pact offers boon to big suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015
When 10 automakers agreed this month to voluntarily make automatic emergency braking systems standard, they were promising off-the-shelf technology...

Suppliers team up to provide starter kit for self-driving cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015
Autonomous cars have a dirty little secret: No matter how dazzling they seem, most of the prototypes shown to date rely on a trunkful of computers...

JCI targets 3,000 job cuts in salaried ranks

9:04 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015
Johnson Controls will cut as many as 3,000 salaried jobs over the next two years under an ongoing cost savings program and ahead of plans to...

Gentex transforms rear-view mirror into high-tech vision system

3:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015
Gentex is broadening its role from a traditional Michigan-based auto parts maker to a supplier of high-tech vision systems that eventually could be...

Japanese supplier Kayaba to pay $62 million criminal fine for price-fixing conspiracy

4:17 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015
Japanese supplier Kayaba agreed to plead guilty and pay a $62 million fine for its role in a conspiracy to fix the prices of shock absorbers sold to...

Suppliers advance in mass market safety tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2015
Lidar, a kind of radar based on laser beams instead of radio waves, is moving closer to becoming a mass-market safety technology.

Henniges Automotive acquired by China's AVIC Automotive

9:27 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2015
Automotive sealing and anti-vibration component supplier Henniges Automotive Holdings has been acquired by China's AVIC Automotive Systems Holding.

Stant to close plant, open tech center in suburban Detroit

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2015
Indiana auto supplier Stant Corp. will shutter a plant in Romeo, Mich.

NGK Insulators to pay $65.3 million U.S. fine for price-fixing, obstruction

3:11 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2015
Japanese auto supplier NGK Insulators has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $65.

Takata settles U.S. patent infringement case for airbag sensors

2:48 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2015
Two units of Japanese auto supplier Takata are settling a six-year patent infringement dispute with International Electronics & Engineering and its...

Alcoa plans new r&d center for advanced 3D printing processes

11:45 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2015
Metals company Alcoa said today it will invest $60 million to expand its r&d center in Pennsylvania to explore ways to make 3D printing viable on an...

Lear buys downtown Detroit office building

10:16 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2015
Seating and electronics suppler Lear has purchased a 50,000-square-foot building in downtown Detroit for an undisclosed price.

Chinese supplier CW Bearing to build new U.S. headquarters near Detroit

6:50 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2015
CW Bearing USA will invest $25.9 million to build a new U.S. headquarters and technical center in suburban Detroit, Michigan Gov.

Navistar reports a surprise Q3 loss amid U.S. investigation

2:52 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2015
Navistar International, the truck- and engine-maker that counts Carl Icahn as its biggest investor, posted a slight third-quarter loss when analysts...

Grupo Antolin completes purchase of Magna interiors unit

1:33 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015
Grupo Antolin closed on its acquisition of Canadian auto supplier Magna International Inc.

Toyota's top suppliers prepare a tech blitz

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2015
Toyota's top suppliers are readying a host of advanced technologies for their No.

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