Suppliers

German supplier ZF to create 800 U.S. jobs, mostly in Michigan

3:39 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

German auto supplier ZF Friedrichshafen plans to create as many as 800 jobs with most of them being filled in Michigan, CEO Stefan Sommer said Tuesday at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

Magna says ultralight automotive door cuts weight by 42.5%

11:13 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

Magna International created a vehicle door that is almost half the weight of the average door, the supplier said Monday at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

AutoMobili-D serves as bellwether for new mobility technology

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

The auto industry, as technology makes transportation more accessible, is drawing new entrants to the market with pie-in-the-sky plans to save the world.... Read More »

FBI arrests Volkswagen exec on fraud charges

Jan. 9, 2017 08:39 CET

The FBI arrested a VW Group executive on charges of conspiracy to defraud the U.S.. Oliver Schmidt, who headed the company's regulatory compliance office in the U.S., was arrested by federal investigators in Florida.... Read More »

Bain closes on purchase of MSX International

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

Boston-based Bain Capital Private Equity has closed on its purchase of MSX International for an undisclosed amount.... Read More »

Continental sees revenue gain as autonomous, electric cars drive growth

Jan. 9, 2017 14:25 CET

Continental expects revenue growth to outpace the overall auto industry's gains this year on rising demand for technology used in autonomous and electric cars.... Read More »

Apple apparently poaches Porsche racing tech guru

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

The latest auto industry stalwart to be recruited by Apple as it explores building its own car is Porsche racing technical director Alexander Hitzinger.... Read More »

Crowd-sourced maps to guide autonomous cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

Tech players and BMW team up to develop cloud-based maps to help driverless cars navigate the roads.... Read More »

Bolt? Tesla? The Woz gets both

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

On Jan. 3, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak took to Facebook to inform the world that a brand-new silver Chevy Bolt “will be our main car.”... Read More »

Bringing the connected car into the home

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2017

Suppliers push the frontier on how consumers can control household functions from the car.... Read More »

2017 CES

Mercedes-Benz preps vehicle powered by artificial intelligence

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2017

Mercedes-Benz plans to introduce a production car powered by artificial intelligence in the next year as part of a collaboration with chip-maker NVIDIA.... Read More »

Ford's reversal on Mexico plant spooks suppliers

2:57 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2017

Ford's abrupt move to scrap a planned $1.6 billion car plant in central Mexico has spooked a network of suppliers who bet on a growing customer base and dramatized the risk that Donald Trump's agenda poses to the country's broader economy.... Read More »

2017 CES

Smart windshields seen as the new ad billboard inside a car

9:24 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2017

The next frontier in digital advertising may be the windshield. Automakers, technology companies and glass manufacturers are teaming up to turn the display that graces the front of an iPhone into the windshield of a car -- one that can show ads, directions and vehicle information to the person behind the wheel.... Read More »

2017 CES

Microsoft drives car software push with Renault-Nissan deal

Jan. 6, 2017 09:40 CET

Microsoft is rebooting its push to sell car software in a bid to keep up with Google and Apple. The Renault-Nissan alliance will be the first customer for Microsoft's Connected Vehicle Platform, which provides carmakers with a set of services built on Microsoft's Azure cloud.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2017

Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, England, in January 2016. Output is expected to peak at more than 65,000 units in 2018, according to IHS Automotive.... Read More »

2017 CES

Panasonic teams with Google, Qualcomm on infotainment

7:36 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

Panasonic's concept anticipates demand for a more flexible system, and is based on the latest version of Android and Qualcomm's Snapdragon chip.... Read More »

2017 CES

BMW, Intel, Mobileye to test 40 driverless cars later in 2017

10:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

BMW's alliance with Intel and Mobileye aims to put a fleet of around 40 self-driving test vehicles on the road in the second half of this year, the companies said.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Another record year in U.S. sales

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

2016 another record year in U.S. sales; Va. dealers appeal Tesla store ruling, Gigafactory fires up; Intel in Here?; Trump thanks Ford; Mexico laments scrapped plant.... Read More »

BMW will deploy fleet of self-driving 7 series on roads

Jan. 4, 2017 16:22 CET

BMW will dispatch a fleet of 7 series autonomous vehicles to U.S. and European cities this year as the next step in its partnership with Mobileye and Intel to introduce fully self-driving vehicles by 2021.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Body shops battle worker shortage

8:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

Body shops battle shortage of workers; Ford, Toyota, others unite to counter Google, Apple tech; Tesla deliveries fall short; Las Vegas debuts for Chrysler Portal, Faraday FF91.... Read More »

Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer

Jan. 4, 2017 06:01 CET

Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial design projects that the Italian company has in the pipeline.... Read More »

Intel to take stake in Here in automated driving push

2:03 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2017

U.S. chip maker Intel plans to take a 15 percent stake in German digital mapping firm Here, it said today, as it seeks to build its presence in automated driving technology.... Read More »

2017 CES

Driverless cars finally steer near showrooms

2:59 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2017

Car electronics supplier Delphi Automotive went coast-to-coast in 2015 in a self-driving Audi Q5 SUV to prove the autonomous automobile had arrived. Now, the supplier is shifting from stunts to selling.... Read More »

Icahn sweetens offer for Federal-Mogul for third time

1:53 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2017

Billionaire Carl Icahn's investment firm, Icahn Enterprises LP, sweetened its offer for a third time to buy shares of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp. it does not already own.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Chrysler's electric minivan concept

8:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2017

FCA to show self-driving, electric minivan; Honda back to Super Bowl; Hyundai, Kia optimistic; S. Korea bans some BMW, Nissan, Porsche sales; Snyder: Photo finish for '16 sales?... Read More »

 
Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2017

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Volvo and Microsoft make the unreal real

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8 2016

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Volvo, with a big assist from Microsoft, is creating physical objects that are not physical. ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country ...
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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Mercedes poised to take premium sales crown back from BMW
Mercedes is on track to overtake rival BMW as the world's largest premium brand this year, sales fig ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace its current head of engines and tr ...
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Visteon hires Daimler exec to lead driver assistance system development
Visteon has appointed Matthias Schulze of Daimler as the supplier's head of advanced driver assistan ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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