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GM invited to resume negotiations with striking Canadian union

1:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

The union representing 2,500 striking workers at GM Canada's CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont., says it has invited management to get talks rolling again in hopes of reaching a settlement.... Read More »

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BLOG: Automakers survey earthquake damage in Mexico

10:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2017

Automakers were surveying plants in central Mexico for earthquake damage on Wednesday, with Nissan evacuating two facilities while VW and Audi temporarily halted production in Puebla.... Read More »

GM Canada prepares to idle transmission plant if CAMI strike continues, union says

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2017

GM Canada has warned about 300 workers who make Chevy Equinox transmissions in Ontario they will be laid off soon if the automaker and Unifor can't reach a new contract at the nearby CAMI plant.... Read More »

Swiss tech company ABB will supply EV charging stations for German autobahns

Sept. 20, 2017 11:33 CET

Swiss company ABB will deliver 117 EV charging stations to help boost Germany's electric infrastructure. The units will be installed at service station operator Tank & Rast locations on German autobahns by the end of the year.... Read More »

Pioneer teams up with digital mapping company Here

Sept. 19, 2017 14:46 CET

Electronics giant Pioneer and digital mapping group Here said they had agreed to invest in one another so the companies can develop maps for autonomous driving services.... Read More »

Knorr-Bremse drops bid for Haldex

Sept. 19, 2017 13:00 CET

German supplier Knorr-Bremse has dropped its 5.5-billion-crown ($692 million) bid for smaller Swedish rival Haldex, ending for now a heated bidding process that has lasted more than a year.... Read More »

Intel collaborates with Waymo on self-driving compute design

12:05 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Intel said it will collaborate with Google affiliate Waymo, saying it worked with the company during the design of its compute platform to allow autonomous cars to process information in real time.... Read More »

Pirelli CEO says core shareholders have no plans to sell stakes

Sept. 18, 2017 15:09 CET

Pirelli CEO Marco Tronchetti says key shareholders have not expressed an intention to sell their remaining stakes in the firm after it returns to the stock market next month.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Workers strike at GM Equinox plant

8:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Workers strike at GM Equinox plant; Ford, Mahindra consider alliance; New CEO at Hyundai Motor America; Cadillac's Big Apple bet; Grim anniversary for VW.... Read More »

An idea that could stop robots from hurting factory workers: Airbags

7:38 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

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.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Working closely with suppliers pays

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

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.... Read More »

The friendship that formed Auria Solutions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

When IAC decided to spin off its global soft-trim business, an old friend in China was the first person they called.... Read More »

Suppliers say Silicon Valley still has much to learn

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Industry watchers think Silicon Valley tech companies will take over as Tier 1 systems suppliers. Big manufacturers respond: 'Good luck with that.'... Read More »

Can Tesla propel Panasonic into top supplier ranks?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic believes its association with Tesla will help it leapfrog into the top 10 global auto suppliers in just five years.... Read More »

CENTRAL COMMAND

Visteon argues for more centralized controls

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Visteon's emerging technology in augmented reality head-up display first required customers to consider a different way of controlling vehicle features.... Read More »

Q&A: TORSTEN GOLLEWSKI

How ZF searches for bright new technology ideas

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

ZF needs the fresh thinking of tech startups to help it into an autonomous technology future. Enter ZF's investment operation, Zukunft Ventures.... Read More »

GM struck by Unifor at Equinox plant in Ontario

11:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2017

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.... Read More »

Unifor says 'intense' contract talks progressing at GM's Ontario Equinox plant

7:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2017

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.... Read More »

Interiors reconceived for the self-driving era

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

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.... Read More »

Icahn, Federal-Mogul trying to sell Fel-Pro for $1.5 billion, report says

9:27 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2017

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.... Read More »

Samsung will form new business unit for self-driving to build on Harman buy

Sept. 14, 2017 10:52 CET

Samsung plans to become a major player in autonomous driving following its $8 billion acquisition of supplier Harman. The electronics giant will form a separate business unit to house self-driving products and is investing $300 million in a fund for new startups.... Read More »

Autoliv eyes split of business into two listed companies

Sept. 14, 2017 11:44 CET

Autoliv intends to create two publicly traded companies, one focused on passive safety equipment such as airbag systems and one focused on electronics.... Read More »

VW will recall nearly 5 million vehicles in China over Takata airbags

Sept. 14, 2017 10:26 CET

VW Group and its Chinese joint ventures will recall nearly 5 million vehicles in China due to potential issues with Takata airbags.... Read More »

BMW targets $2.4 billion cut to parts outlays in EV push

12:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2017

BMW aims to slash roughly $2.4 billion in annual purchases by squeezing costs for transmission components and other parts to help finance a shift to EVs.... Read More »

Continental still interested in mapping firm Here

Sept. 13, 2017 15:59 CET

Continental says it is still interested in working with digital mapping firm Here. A German report in July said the supplier was in talks to acquire an 8 to 10 percent stake in the company, which is controlled by BMW, Audi and Mercedes.... Read More »

 
Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the... ...
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Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to th ...
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Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

Peter Sigal
3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19 2017

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These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message. ...
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How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

Peter Sigal
8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 2017

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Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 1 ...
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Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Richard Johnson
1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is onc ...
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What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

Richard Johnson
5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on t ...
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Daimler reveals the dark secret behind EVs

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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Daimler has revealed the dark secret that explains exactly why the German auto industry has been so ...
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Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11 2017

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The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. I ...
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Fast-changing Frankfurt

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed. ...
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Why Jaguar won't show the I-Pace at Frankfurt

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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Jaguar's I-Pace crossover will not make an appearance as a production model at next week's Frankfurt ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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W. Europe sales rise 5 percent, lifted by France, Italy, Spain
Western European car sales rose 5 percent in August, lifted by strong demand in France, Italy and Sp ...
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UK sales fall 6% on Brexit, diesel concerns
UK new-car sales fell 6 percent in August, the fifth consecutive monthly decline, as uncertainty ove ...
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German sales hit 8-year high despite big diesel decline
New-car registrations in Germany rose to the highest level in eight years in August despite plunging ...
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Skoda, Dacia among winners as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose 9.4 percent in August, with gains by mass-market brands outpacing the prem ...
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
New-car registrations in Russia increased 19 percent in July, the fifth consecutive month of increas ...
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
Europe's first-half vehicle sales rose by nearly 5 percent despite predictions that the market would ...
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
UK registrations fell 9 percent in July, the fourth consecutive month of declines. ...
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
French new-car sales rose 11 percent in July as most mass-market brands enjoyed a significant jump i ...
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
Business demand helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in new-car sales in Italy last month as registra ...
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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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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. ...
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Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role
Simon Sproule, Aston Martin's global chief marketing officer, has added a new position: chief of the ...
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Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications
Fiat Chrysler appointed Mike Keegan, a 25-year veteran of the company, to lead communications in North America, a new position. ...
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Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss
Volvo named Lex Kerssemakers as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Kerssemakers retu ...
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VW shuffles product development team
VW Group is shuffling its product development team as the automaker prepares for a move to future mo ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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