Suppliers

Google positions updated Android as a standard for cars

12:00 pm U.S. ET | May 18, 2016

In a play to persuade automakers to run cars on its Android operating system, Google is introducing an updated version of Android that it promises will work easily with key in-car features such as climate control, AM/FM radio and digital instrument clusters.... Read More »

Startup Elio Motors, supplier Linamar team up to build engines

4:12 pm U.S. ET | May 17, 2016

Startup car company Elio Motors and Canadian supplier Linamar said today they formed a partnership to produce engines for Elio's three-wheeled vehicle.... Read More »

U.S. residuals predicted to drop 4.2 percentage points, Black Book says

3:24 pm U.S. ET | May 17, 2016

Black Book predicts a drop of 4.2 percentage points in used-vehicle residual values over the next three years. New cars and trucks sold in the U.S. in May and June will retain about 47.8 percent of their sticker prices, down from the current 52 percent value for 3-year-old vehicles.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Conti powertrain boss confident about meeting EU's tougher emissions limits

May 17, 2016 06:01 CET

VW Group's admission to cheating emissions tests means that regulators plan stricter testing, but that doesn't worry Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila. Affordable solutions exist to help reduce emissions for diesel and gasoline engines, Avila told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

MPG grows into global foundry player

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

With plants in 13 countries, Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. now can compete for contracts to supply global platforms, says Doug Grimm, MPG's chief operating officer. To beef up its overseas presence, MPG also has formed alliances with GF Automotive of Switzerland and Riken Corp. of Japan.... Read More »

Corning unit to pay $66.5 million for price fixing

2:23 pm U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

A subsidiary of Corning Inc. agreed to pay $66.5 million in criminal fines and plead guilty to fixing the prices of materials used in vehicle catalytic converters, the U.S. Department of Justice said today.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

Who can fix the Takata mess?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

The Takata recalls keep getting bigger and bigger and keep pulling more and more automakers and suppliers into the fray.... Read More »

Nissan loses, GM gains supplier favor

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

Parts supplier dissatisfaction with purchasing departments at most automakers worsened last year, a closely watched annual survey shows. But there was some improvement at GM and Ford.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: A 'precipitous' drop for Nissan

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

'Precipitous' drop in Nissan supplier relations, GM gains ground; Hyundai hires another ex-Bentley designer; Audi production exec joins Tesla; General Motors seals Cruise Automation deal..... Read More »

FCA 'doing the wrong things,' supplier survey says

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

Despite repeated efforts to fix its supplier relations problems, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles continues to lag behind its chief competitors in an influential survey that measures the quality of cooperation between carmakers and parts makers.... Read More »

Rental fleets adjusting to softer demand

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

Avis Budget and Hertz sold risk vehicles in the first quarter to match softer demand for rental cars and to mitigate declining residual values.... Read More »

GETTING FIRED UP

Fire up the foundries

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

New investment is pouring into the once-declining end of North American automaking - casting plants and iron foundries - as production soars.... Read More »

Suppliers, irked by cuts, take VW to task

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

Suppliers aren't very happy with Volkswagen. In fact, Volkswagen's North American purchasing operation got rock-bottom ratings in Planning Perspectives Inc.'s 2016 survey of senior supplier executives. In “brutal” reviews, respondents claimed Volkswagen “trusts its suppliers the least” and that the company was least likely to compensate them for fluctuating raw material costs.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Automakers must learn to value supplier partners

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

How many times must automakers repeat errors before learning a lesson?... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2016

The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution that puts the detection zone for gestures on the steering wheel instead of the center console.... Read More »

Big rigs, no driver

12:00 pm U.S. ET | May 14, 2016

A new market worth more than $23,000 in autonomous content per large truck awakens suppliers.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM halts crossovers to fix MPG labels

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2016

GM stops sale of big crossovers with overstated EPA labels; Bill Ford defends Fields amid stock slump; Report: Magna Steyr to make BMW, Toyota roadsters; Apple invests in Uber rival; Chevy and MLB.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Honda posts surprise Q4 loss

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2016

Honda posts surprise loss, expands Takata airbag recall; GM reviews sales-performance metric after legal defeat; Ghosn: Nissan won't impose management on Mitsu; 'Hyperloop' milestone.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

Apple, Chinese ride-hailing deal heats up smart-car race

4:00 pm U.S. ET | May 13, 2016

Apple's $1 billion investment in Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing intensifies a race to acquire technology, talent and market access in a rapidly evolving global personal transportation market. Apple's move comes as auto and technology industry executives and investors are placing bets that self-driving car systems, EVs and ride sharing will eventually converge to allow companies to sell rides in self-driving vehicles, generating revenue day and night.... Read More »

Mobileye signs autonomous-vehicle deal with 2 automakers, report says

1:26 pm U.S. ET | May 13, 2016

Mobileye, the Israeli supplier of autopilot components, has reportedly signed on with two automakers to provide systems for fully autonomous vehicles in 2019.... Read More »

Apple, in blow to Uber, invests $1B in China ride-hailing service Didi

9:34 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2016

Apple is investing $1 billion in Didi, giving the Chinese ride-hailing startup a powerful ally and dealing a blow to Uber as it tries to build its business in the country.... Read More »

5 things to know about Didi

8:19 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2016

Apple is investing $1 billion in Chinese ride-sharing service Didi Chuxing, which dominates Uber Technologies in the world's biggest market. Here are five things to know about Didi:... Read More »

BMW, Toyota roadster will be built by Magna Steyr, report says

May 13, 2016 06:01 CET

BMW and Toyota have picked Magna Steyr to build their upcoming roadster developed from a joint platform, according to a report.... Read More »

Former executive at Corning unit charged with price-fixing, bid-rigging

5:08 pm U.S. ET | May 12, 2016

A former executive at a Corning unit was charged with conspiring to fix prices and rig bids by a federal grand jury as part of the Justice Department's ongoing probe of auto suppliers for antitrust practices.... Read More »

Takata looks at restructuring after posting loss on recall costs

4:43 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2016

Takata said it was considering a drastic review of its inflator division and the sale of non-core businesses -- its first restructuring steps since becoming embroiled in a global recall crisis over potentially deadly airbags... Read More »

 
Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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EU governments have refused to tighten auto industry oversight despite pleas from environmental grou ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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Why convertible SUVs could have a bright future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6 2016

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Convertible roof specialist Webasto says the Range Rover Evoque cabrio's five-layered folding fabric ...
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Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4 2016

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Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combina ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
Western European car registrations increased 8 percent in April as demand rose last month in Germany ...
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
UK new-car registrations rose 2 percent last month even as sales of the market's three best-selling ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spa ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
Volkswagen investor Qatar will nominate former IT minister Hessa Al-Jaber to represent the emirate o ...
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency. ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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