Suppliers

Yanfeng envisions a lounge on wheels

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is preparing for the day when people need more to do in a car than drive.... Read More »

Continental-Nexteer JV targets self-driving cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Now that automakers are preparing to roll out driverless cars in the next three to five years, suppliers are forming alliances to offer a complete product portfolio.... Read More »

Linamar CEO urges unity against tariffs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Suppliers from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. need to come together and make a case against import tariffs to the incoming Trump administration sooner rather than later, Linamar Corp. CEO Linda Hasenfratz said.... Read More »

Magna puts doors on a diet

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

While suppliers lined up at the Detroit auto show to showcase their involvement in autonomous-drive and connected-car technologies, Magna International reminded the industry that automakers are still hungry to reduce vehicle weight for improved fuel efficiency.... Read More »

FACE TIME

Facial-recognition technology comes to the car

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

In a car-sharing economy, how does a vehicle recognize which motorist is in the driver's seat? Judging by Chrysler's Portal electric minivan concept, the answer may be facial recognition.... Read More »

Suppliers say recruits are demanding more money

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Suppliers have their work cut out for them in 2017 when it comes to hiring talent.... Read More »

The man who assembled Tesla's supply base

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Peter Carlsson was a Swedish purchasing executive in cellphones and computer chips before taking over procurement and supply chain management for Tesla Motors in 2011.... Read More »

Aisin Seiki reboots for electric age

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Aisin Seiki Co., the massive Toyota Group supplier of transmissions and powertrain components, is looking long term, and the company doesn't necessarily like what it sees.... Read More »

Suppliers' pitch: We're one-stop shops

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

The complexity of self-driving vehicles has created a golden opportunity for key suppliers to market themselves as one-stop shops for automakers.... Read More »

Number to watch: 604

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

A settlement pool of $604 million is awaiting final court approval to be distributed to consumers in an auto parts price-fixing class-action lawsuit.... Read More »

Toyota's line into Trump: Mike Pence

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2017

Broadsided by this month's Trump tweet targeting Toyota, the Japanese carmaker's president, Akio Toyoda, is wasting no time in appealing to the new administration.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Takata to plead guilty, accept $1B fine

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2017

Takata to plead guilty: $1 billion U.S. fine, 3 indictments, Feinberg to oversee payouts; FCA faces U.S. criminal probe - report; EPA lets 2025 mpg rules stand; Traffic deaths rise.... Read More »

Mobility business could make room for everyone

12:46 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2017

In a future filled with mobility services and self-driving vehicles, some executives say there will be room for everyone. Mary Lou Jepsen, a board member at Lear and Silicon Valley veteran, said the transition to new automotive technologies will be more cooperative than competitive.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2017

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 batteries and that can drive themselves.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Imagining a hybrid Ford future

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2017

Imagining a hybrid Ford future; Takata expected to plead guilty in $1B U.S. settlement, Ford, Toyota expand recalls; Civic homecoming; Warning for VW execs; Buick Super Bowl plans.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2017

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 batteries and that can drive themselves.... Read More »

Takata to plead guilty, pay victims and automakers in $1 billion deal, reports say

1:50 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2017

Takata is expected to agree to plead guilty to fraud charges Friday as part of a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. Justice Department to resolve the government's investigation into deadly air bag ruptures, sources said.... Read More »

Ford expands Takata airbag recall, now affects 3 million vehicles

11:22 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2017

Ford will recall about 816,000 vehicles as it widened previous actions affecting models with Takata airbags.... Read More »

Ford owes suppliers payouts after Mexico car plant aborted

3:10 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2017

Ford is working on a plan to compensate parts makers that were preparing to supply the plant the company canceled last week and will return the land to the government of Mexico, an executive said.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: An 'interesting' time at Ford

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2017

An 'interesting' time at Ford; Honda's Mendel sounds alarm on long loans, fleet sales, spiffs; Uber view on autonomy; Border-tax idea called 'troubling.'... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Suppliers compelled to think simpler

5:31 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2017

While it may seem counterintuitive, connected, self-driving vehicles are forcing suppliers to simplify their components.... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Linamar CEO says suppliers must press case against tariffs

11:53 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2017

Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz said the so-called border tax that President-elect Donald Trump has threatened against automakers such as Ford, General Motors and even Toyota would be detrimental to business.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan's 'big, hairy, audacious goals'

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2017

Nissan's Munoz on unhappy dealers and 'big, hairy, audacious goals'; NADA exec decries 'trust-killers'; Rosekind's tip for next NHTSA boss; Audi, video games and self-driving cars.... Read More »

Tesla taps Apple engineer for Autopilot software

7:52 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

Electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc. has hired a key Apple Inc. software engineer to oversee its Autopilot self-driving software efforts, Tesla said in a blog post Tuesday.... Read More »

Yanfeng reimagines the interior for autonomous driving

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

A major Chinese supplier is reimagining vehicle interiors for the day when motorists may not have to keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel.... 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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