Delphi, BlackBerry form partnership on turnkey self-driving software system
Delphi Automotive has entered into a commercial partnership with BlackBerry for the development of its turnkey automated driving platform.
An idea that could stop robots from hurting factory workers: Airbags
In a development that's drawn interest from automakers, two entrepreneurs in Germany say they have designed a way to better safeguard interactions between humans and factory robots.
The friendship that formed Auria Solutions
When IAC decided to spin off its global soft-trim business, an old friend in China was the first person they called.
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Working closely with suppliers pays
It is great to see that the Toyota team has rekindled that process and brought the experts in the individual manufacturing processes back into the development mix.
Driverless taxis might be riderless, too
Many drivers say they want no part of a robo-car. But that might be an opportunity for suppliers.
Suppliers say Silicon Valley still has much to learn
Industry watchers think Silicon Valley tech companies will take over as Tier 1 systems suppliers. Big manufacturers respond: 'Good luck with that.'
Visteon argues for more centralized controls
Visteon's emerging technology in augmented reality head-up display first required customers to consider a different way of controlling vehicle features.
How ZF searches for bright new technology ideas
ZF needs the fresh thinking of tech startups to help it into an autonomous technology future. Enter ZF's investment operation, Zukunft Ventures.
Can Tesla propel Panasonic into top supplier ranks?
Japanese electronics giant Panasonic believes its association with Tesla will help it leapfrog into the top 10 global auto suppliers in just five years.
GM struck by Unifor at Equinox plant in Ontario
Canadian workers assembling GM's top-selling crossover are on strike. Unifor Local 88, which represents about 2,750 workers at CAMI Assembly in Ingersoll, Ont., said Sunday night that its bargaining committee was not able to reach a tentative contract with GM.
Unifor says 'intense' contract talks progressing at GM's Ontario Equinox plant
Contract talks between General Motors and Unifor were described by local union leadership as intense but progressing just hours before Sunday night's strike deadline at CAMI Assembly in Ontario.
Interiors reconceived for the self-driving era
Interior suppliers at the Frankfurt auto show signal a growing consensus about how cockpits of the future will look -- with preference for armrest controls, no knobs and no center consoles.
Icahn, Federal-Mogul trying to sell Fel-Pro for $1.5 billion, report says
Carl Icahn's Federal-Mogul is considering a sale of its Fel-Pro engine parts business, seeking about $1.5 billion if it pursues a deal, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
GF Linamar lands parts contract for new U.S. pickup model
A JV between Canadian supplier Linamar and GF Automotive has signed a five-year contract to produce lightweight components for a new pickup being built by an unnamed U.S. automaker.
ZF, IBM to use Blockchain for mobility services
The eWallet program uses blockchain, a system that makes it hard to tamper with payments.
Alphabet weighs $1 billion investment in Lyft
Google parent Alphabet has held conversations with Lyft about a potential investment in recent weeks, signalling strong support for Uber's main competitor, Bloomberg reported.
Samsung enters self-driving race with new business, funding
Samsung, bidding to become a major player in autonomous driving, is setting up a strategic business unit for autonomous and advanced driver assistance services, together with a $300 million fund to invest in automotive startups and technology.