Automotive News Supplier News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:00:00 EST Lear, others devise high-tech ways to support bad backs http://www.autonews.com/article/20140419/OEM03/304219997/lear-others-devise-high-tech-ways-to-support-bad-backs Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Lear Corp. wants motorists to sit up straight. The seat maker is developing a "smart" seat that adjusts itself automatically to correct a motorist's posture, important for comfort on long trips. Continental named in GM recall suit http://www.autonews.com/article/20140418/COPY01/304189966/continental-named-in-gm-recall-suit Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:18:30 EST Plaintiffs' lawyers are seeking to draw Continental Automotive Systems, the maker of airbag systems in recalled General Motors vehicles, into litigation over an ignition-switch defect that has been linked to 13 deaths. Continental named in GM recall suit http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140418/ANE/140419774/continental-named-in-gm-recall-suit Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:18:30 EST Plaintiffs' lawyers are seeking to draw Continental Automotive Systems US, the maker of airbag systems in recalled General Motors vehicles, into litigation over an ignition-switch defect that has been linked to 13 deaths. Labor dispute at Jeep supplier in Ohio ends after one-day walkout http://www.autonews.com/article/20140417/OEM01/140419791/labor-dispute-at-jeep-supplier-in-ohio-ends-after-one-day-walkout Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:22:51 EST A supplier labor dispute that temporarily disrupted production of the hot-selling 2014 Jeep Cherokee in Toledo, Ohio, on Thursday has been resolved. Johnson Controls diversifies away from autos with $1.6 billion deal http://www.autonews.com/article/20140416/OEM10/140419837/johnson-controls-diversifies-away-from-autos-with-1-6-billion-deal Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:54:07 EST Johnson Controls, seeking to lessen its reliance on the cyclical auto industry, agreed to acquire Texas-based ventilation products company, Air Distribution Technologies, for $1.6 billion. GM ordered redesigned ignition switch from Delphi for Cadillac SRX http://www.autonews.com/article/20140416/OEM11/140419834/gm-ordered-redesigned-ignition-switch-from-delphi-for-cadillac-srx Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:19:44 EST Delphi redesigned the ignition switch for the Cadillac SRX crossover to increase its torque about two months before making similar changes to the Chevrolet Cobalt ignition switch at the center of General Motors' recall crisis. U.S. senators press Delphi for answers on recalled GM cars http://www.autonews.com/article/20140416/OEM11/140419840/u-s-senators-press-delphi-for-answers-on-recalled-gm-cars Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:46:13 EST Lawmakers probing how GM used faulty ignition switches in many vehicles are turning their scrutiny to the supplier of the part, Delphi Automotive. Bridgestone executives indicted for auto parts price fixing http://www.autonews.com/article/20140415/OEM10/140419882/bridgestone-executives-indicted-for-auto-parts-price-fixing Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:27:04 EST One current Bridgestone executive and two who formerly worked for the Japanese tire company have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Cleveland for allegedly conspiring to fix automotive-part prices. Cost quandary hits Japan's advanced factories http://www.autonews.com/article/20140414/OEM01/304149943/cost-quandary-hits-japans-advanced-factories Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST It's a cruel paradox for Japan's manufacturers. Auto suppliers here have some of the world's most automated factories. Automotive News moves 2 reporters, adds copy editor http://www.autonews.com/article/20140414/OEM06/304149942/automotive-news-moves-2-reporters-adds-copy-editor Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Automotive News will open a Silicon Valley bureau this year to cover the technology companies that are playing a greater role in the industry.