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International CES fast becoming high-tech world's auto show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
The International CES in Las Vegas is fast becoming the high-tech world's own auto show. This year's meeting spotlighted the intersection of the two spheres in areas such as safety, autonomous driving and entertainment.... Read More »

 

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12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
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EDITORIAL

Picking up the pace

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Some traditional automotive suppliers are reinventing themselves to keep up with Silicon Valley's blistering pace of product development.... Read More »

 

Japanese brands gain U.S. share

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Japanese brands ramped up market share in the United States last year, while Europeans lost share as a group thanks to Volkswagen, and the Koreans gave up ground because of Hyundai. North American brands were flat in 2014.... Read More »

 

A good year, but not for everyone

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Thirteen brands set U.S. sales records last year. The lucky 13: Honda, Subaru, Porsche, Nissan, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Maserati, Land Rover, Hyundai, BMW, Audi, Jeep and Ram.... Read More »

 

Q&A

Honeywell sees hot turbo growth ahead

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Honeywell Transportation Systems, the leading turbocharger supplier with an estimated 34 percent share of the global market, foresees big gains for the performance-boosting, carbon-emissions-reducing technology, especially in the U.S. and China. Terrence Hahn, 48, CEO of the Switzerland-based business unit of Honeywell International Inc., shared his views on the sector with Automotive News Europe Managing Editor Douglas A. Bolduc.... Read More »

 

JCI battery powers vehicle stop-start systems

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Johnson Controls Inc. has developed a small lithium ion battery that boosts the efficiency of vehicle stop-start systems. The battery is about the size of a tissue box and weighs around 9 pounds.... Read More »

 

Q&A

BMW moves top tech from i3, i8 into mainstream vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
BMW wants its mainstream models to benefit quickly from the cutting-edge technology offered in its i3 and i8, such as carbon fiber construction and high-performance, low-CO2 powertrains. BMW brand sales boss Ian Robertson explained the company's strategy to Automotive News Europe Editor Luca Ciferri.... Read More »

 

Q&A

Michelin aims to fight off Chinese rivals on 2 fronts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Michelin Group will counter rising pressure from fast-growing, low-cost Chinese brands in Europe and North America by increasing the number of cheaper tires it offers from budget subbrands such as Tigar, Kleber and Riken. The French company also aims to double its revenues in China in the next 10 years. Michelin CEO Jean-Dominique Senard, 61, discussed both topics with Automotive News Europe Correspondent Nick Gibbs.... Read More »

 

Big suppliers try to move like a startup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2015
Silicon Valley's blistering pace of product development has prompted some very large, very traditional automotive suppliers to try to reinvent themselves as technology startups.... Read More »

 

First spots for '15 F-150 tout capability

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Ford's advertising approach for the F-150 indicates that the car-maker sees more potential to hook buyers with the truck's capabilities than with its fuel economy, which is improved but not as far ahead of competitors as some might have thought aluminum would take it.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

An invigorated market

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2014
The U.S. commercial van marketplace isn't the sleepy backwater it used to be. These days it's a lively place, a hotbed of innovation teeming with fresh products and new competitors.... Read More »

 

2014 LISTS OF 10

2014 By the numbers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2014
A look back at interesting numbers that cropped up in 2014.... Read More »

 

2014 LISTS OF 10

Notable departures

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2014
A look at the people, locations, companies and one company name that exited the industry -- or switched sides -- for one reason or another.... Read More »

 

2014 LISTS OF 10

We said hello to ...

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2014
A look at the people, products and technology that made us take notice in 2014.... Read More »

 

2014 LISTS OF 10

Caddy's pricey ELR and other blunders of 2014

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2014
Not everything went as planned in 2014. Here are some of the auto world's top blunders of the year, from our annual Lists of 10.... Read More »

 

Faurecia expects tech to fuel growth; CEO sees benefits from megasupplier trend

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
Faurecia CEO Yann Delabriere, 64, is counting on the French supplier to provide high-tech products to meet customer demands anywhere in the world.... Read More »

 

Automakers' efforts to cut costs damages supplier relations, survey says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
Relations between automakers and suppliers are deteriorating largely because of intensifying cost-cutting demands, according to a survey.... Read More »

 

There's no one way to connect in Silicon Valley

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
Shad Laws is used to the questioning look he gets when he mentions his employer. Laws is a Silicon Valley project manager for Renault, a French automaker with little visibility in the U.S.... Read More »

 

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
hird-generation Chrysler dealer Bill Snethkamp, president of Bill Snethkamp's Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Lansing, Mich., died here Dec. 12 at 65.... Read More »

 

Zetsche may feel pressure to give up Mercedes role

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
Daimler insiders in Germany want the promotion of global sales director Ola Kaellenius to the management board this month to be seen as a routine personnel decision -- and nothing more.... Read More »

 

Aston Martin seeks money to build new models, report says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
Aston Martin is preparing to raise funds to expand its range of models into new areas including SUVs, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

Another game changer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
The original Toyota Prius remade the automaker's image. The next one may, too.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

You try doing business with New York City

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
Government deals and local politics make for an unsteady foundation for a long-term business.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

How will GM handle aluminum?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
What's required to perform collision repairs on the new GM vehicles?... Read More »

 

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