Suppliers

Toyota expands U.S. Takata airbag recall to 600,000 more vehicles

2:04 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2018

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.... Read More »

VW, BMW, Nissan will use Mobileye tech in autonomous vehicles

Jan. 9, 2018 10:29 CET

VW, BMW and Nissan, will use autonomous vehicle technology from Intel's unit Mobileye to crowdsource data in 2 million vehicles, allowing them to build maps to enable self-driving capabilities.... Read More »

Gentex takes equity stake in smart home startup

1:59 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

In an effort to meld vehicles with smart home devices, supplier Gentex has taken an equity stake in smart home technology startup Yonomi.... Read More »

Visteon CEO makes big bet on autonomous vehicle tech

8:21 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

Visteon CEO Sachin Lawande is betting the supplier's future on a single vision. Visteon at CES is unveiling DriveCore, a sort of central command for electronics and software for autonomous cars.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Diesel F-150 expected to get 30 mpg

8:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

Diesel F-150 expected to get 30 mpg; Survey: Auto execs bearish on EVs; Volkswagen, Uber to use Nvidia AV tech; Preview of next-gen Hyundai Veloster; Tatsuro Toyoda dies at 88.... Read More »

VW, Uber to use Nvidia tech for self-driving cars

Jan. 8, 2018 09:49 CET

Volkswagen and Uber will use Nvidia's artificial intelligence expertise to help bring self-driving cars to the roads, with VW deploying the chipmaker's technology to develop a co-pilot system for autonomous vehicles.... Read More »

How Schaeffler keeps engineer pipeline filled

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

Schaeffler needed to introduce advanced mobility products in North America, and its engineering apprentice program in Wooster, Ohio, provided assurance that it will have the necessary skill levels.... Read More »

Willow Run now magnet for industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

Willow Run, on the outskirts of Detroit, turned out Chevrolets, Kaisers, transmissions and even B-24 Liberators before being abandoned. Now, the site could pull future-generation auto industry development back to Michigan.... Read More »

BorgWarner leaves autonomous to the others

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

BorgWarner made the strategic decision to let other companies figure out autonomous driving and connected vehicles. Its reasoning? No matter what, cars will always need propulsion.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

How Magna plans to meet industry shift to EVs and self-driving cars

Jan. 7, 2018 06:01 CET

Magna Chief Technology Officer Swamy Kotagiri detailed how the supplier is preparing for electric and autonomous cars and shared his thoughts on what Silicon Valley companies are learning as they become more involved in the auto industry.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan set up $200 million fund to tap startups, report says

Jan. 6, 2018 06:01 CET

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance is pooling $200 million in a new mobility tech fund, Reuters reported, in the latest move by automakers to adapt to rapid industry change by investing in startups.... Read More »

Q&A: MARTIN EBERHARD

Ex-Tesla CEO's focus: Battery integration

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2018

Former Tesla CEO Martin Eberhard is still fully engaged in electric vehicle technology. The CIO of startup Inevit, working on EV battery systems, is also advising Chinese EV startup SF Motors.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: Qoros' new owner plans to be China's Tesla

5:13 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2018

Dozens of Chinese EV startups have sought to become the Chinese answer to Tesla, but none of them have yet succeeded. Baoneng, a new contender that has just acquired Qoros, an automaker that once had big plans to enter Europe, might just have a chance.... Read More »

Gentex CEO Fred Bauer retires

4:26 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2018

Gentex CEO Fred Bauer, 74, is retiring, concluding a more than four-decade career at the rearview mirror specialist, since the company's inception in 1974.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Too many troops on CUV battlefield?

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2018

Too many troops on CUV battlefield?; Tiguan price drop part of broader VW strategy; Renault, Nissan, Mitsu to seed startups?; A plug-in Bentley; Straight out of Star Wars.... Read More »

U.S. judge clears Takata to seek creditor vote on bankruptcy plan

6:23 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2018

The federal judge overseeing the Takata's bankruptcy cleared the way for the company's creditors to vote on its Chapter 11 plan despite objections from victims' lawyers.... Read More »

Auto electronics supplier Hella to move North American headquarters

4:13 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2018

German lighting and electronics supplier Hella KGaA Hueck plans to move into a 115,000-square-foot North American headquarters in Northville Township near Detroit early next year.... Read More »

Auto supplier Auria opens N.A. headquarters near Detroit

3:53 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2018

Auria Solutions opened its North American headquarters near Detroit this week. The automotive acoustic and textile startup was created by a joint venture between Shanghai Shenda and IAC.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Yanfeng Auto Interiors CEO expects strong gains from autonomous vehicles

Jan. 3, 2018 06:01 CET

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors CEO Johannes Roters sees the shift to self-driving cars as a "huge opportunity" for his company as vehicles become another living and working space for people on the move. He explained why in an interview with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

LeEco founder defies China return order, stays in U.S. for car fundraising

Jan. 2, 2018 09:57 CET

The founder of debt-laden tech conglomerate LeEco, Jia Yueting, defied orders from Chinese regulators to return to the country, saying he needed to stay in the U.S. because fundraising for his EV startup was making progress.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for January

Jan. 2, 2018 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at why car executives are seeing signs of something new in Russia: slow, steady -- nearly predictable -- economic growth.... Read More »

CES preview: Back to the future

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 1, 2018

Expect to see more autonomous and connected-vehicle news as well as buzzy concepts that seem more science fiction than actual product plan.... Read More »

China's Byton gets in line to test U.S. market

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 31, 2017

With a mission to redesign the cockpit as a personalized digital experience, Byton is building up a manufacturing base in China and forming partnerships with Tier 1 suppliers to begin sales of its first electric SUV by the end of 2019.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Supplier CEO loves his front-row seat to industry's transformation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2017

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors CEO Johannes Roters is energized by the megatrends that are changing the industry because he remembers a time when things were a bit stagnant.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Supplier CEO who loves his front-row seat to industry's transformation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2017

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors CEO Johannes Roters is energized by the megatrends that are changing the industry because he remembers a time when things were a bit stagnant.... Read More »

 
Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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PSA should sell UK Vauxhall plant to Jaguar Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
3:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2018

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A second round of job cuts shows PSA is struggling with the viability of its newly acquired Ellesmer ...
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Qoros' new owner plans to be China's Tesla

Yang Jian
5:13 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2018

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Dozens of Chinese EV startups have sought to become the Chinese answer to Tesla, but none of them ha ...
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How Nissan, NASA will help you park in the future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3 2018

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Nissan has turned to NASA to help it with what could be a challenging task in the future: remotely p ...
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Supplier CEO who loves his front-row seat to industry's transformation

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29 2017

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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors CEO Johannes Roters is energized by the megatrends that are changing the industry because he remembers a time when things were a bit stagnant. ...
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Nissan tackles tech overload in autonomous car

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23 2017

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Nissan's latest test car for autonomous driving has 39 devices to achieve 360-degree sensing. The automaker knows that number needs to be slashed. ...
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Conti exec learns when art tops science

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22 2017

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Continental's head of startups got some excellent advice after he was put in charge of the supplier's new entrepreneurial unit. ...
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PSA got a bargain with Opel, former GM Europe boss says

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19 2017

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PSA got a "good deal" when it bought General Motors' European operations, Opel/Vauxhall, says Nick R ...
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Rising Stars finish year with a flourish

Douglas A. Bolduc
1:36 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2017

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Three members of Automotive News Europe's Rising Stars family are finishing the year on high notes, putting themselves and their companies in position for future success. ...
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded ...
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Western European registrations fell 5% in December
Western European registrations fell 5 percent in December, which had two fewer selling days than a y ...
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UK sales drop most since recession on Brexit, diesel fears
UK registrations fell nearly 6 percent in 2017 in their biggest annual slide since the global recess ...
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Spain's 2017 sales get big boost from discounting
Spanish new-car sales rose nearly 8 percent last year, although dealers said the increase was helped ...
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German sales rose nearly 3% in 2017 as diesel demand plunged
German new-car sales rose nearly 3 percent last year but fell 1 percent in December on fewer selling ...
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Renault, Lada, Hyundai-Kia poised to gain from Russia's new stability
Russia's strengthening auto market is good news for automakers such as Renault-Nissan and its Russia ...
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Incentives push Italy's 2017 sales to eight-year high
Italian new-car sales rose nearly 8 percent in 2017 as incentives helped push demand to its highest ...
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EVs and hybrids accounted for more than half of Norway's new-car sales in 2017
Sales of electrified cars exceeded half of new registrations in Norway in 2017, a record aided by ge ...
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French 2017 sales rise nearly 5% but diesel share falls below 50%
French registrations rose by nearly 5 percent in 2017, led by increases of more than 10 percent at S ...
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European car sales rise 6%, helped by extra selling day
European registrations rose 6 percent in November, helped by an extra selling day, with Peugeot, Toy ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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Rolls-Royce sales chief Knight leaves automaker
Rolls-Royce said its sales and marketing director, Fintan Knight, has left the company to pursue oth ...
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Industry veteran Norman tasked with Vauxhall turnaround
PSA named industry veteran Stephen Norman to lead its UK Vauxhall brand, just days after the automak ...
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PSA promotes Germany boss Chopelin to lead global sales and marketing
PSA promoted its Germany boss, Alberic Chopelin, to head global sales and marketing operations, incl ...
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VW brand accelerates push to be EV leader with new e-mobility division
VW brand is creating an e-mobility division as it seeks to be the leader in mass-market electric car ...
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VW taps Skoda's UK boss to lead U.S. sales
VW of America has tapped Skoda's UK boss Duncan Movassaghi to take over sales operations for the VW brand in the U.S. ...
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VW brand loses U.S. sales chief amid sales decline
Ron Stach, who has headed U.S. sales for the VW brand for nearly two years, has left the automaker. ...
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BMW names former Mini boss Goller as new China chief
BMW named former Mini boss Jochen Goller as its new head of China operations. ...
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PSA replaces China chief amid sales slump
PSA named new chiefs for its China and Latin America regions as part of a management shuffle. The mo ...
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Gestamp elevates CFO Pena to CEO
Spanish metal parts supplier Gestamp said it named Francisco Lopez Pena as CEO. ...
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Renault's Le Vot will run Nissan North America
Nissan tapped Denis Le Vot of Renault to serve as chairman of Nissan North America. He will succeed Jose Munoz as Nissan's top North American leader. ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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