Automotive News Supplier News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:00:00 EST Volkswagen, Bosch oppose request for diesel documents http://www.autonews.com/article/20160926/OEM11/160929866/volkswagen-bosch-oppose-request-for-diesel-documents Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:07:30 EST Volkswagen AG and auto supplier Robert Bosch have asked a U.S. federal judge to reject requests from European investors and vehicle owners to access more than 20 million pages of records turned over in VW's emissions cheating scandal. AutoNews Now: Ford dealer's $2 million nightmare http://www.autonews.com/article/20160926/VIDEO/309269921/autonews-now-ford-dealers-2-million-nightmare Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:15:00 EST Ford dealer's $2 million nightmare; Audi exec out; Renault-Nissan Microsoft deal; Jeep Compass, Subaru 7-seater spied; Focus EV to go further, faster; Arnold Palmer's car ties. Pininfarina hits reset under Mahindra http://www.autonews.com/article/20160926/OEM03/309269979/pininfarina-hits-reset-under-mahindra Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:01:00 EST The last decade has been unkind to the Pininfarina; previous excellence pays only so many bills. Magna to acquire German automotive closures manufacturer http://www.autonews.com/article/20160926/OEM10/160929873/magna-to-acquire-german-automotive-closures-manufacturer Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:38:53 EST Magna International's closures unit agreed to acquire the BÍCO Group of Companies, the Canadian supplier said today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter, Magna said. Renault, Nissan partner with Microsoft for connected car technology http://europe.autonews.com/article/20160926/ANE/160929877/renault-nissan-partner-with-microsoft-for-connected-car-technology Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:40:26 EST Renault and Nissan are partnering with Microsoft to develop cloud-based services for cars, a step toward the automakers' plans to build self-driving automobiles by 2020. Renault-Nissan will allow Microsoft to plug cars into the cloud http://www.autonews.com/article/20160926/OEM06/160929878/renault-nissan-will-allow-microsoft-to-plug-cars-into-the-cloud Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:39:24 EST Microsoft agreed to provide cloud-computing services for cars made by Nissan and Renault as the manufacturers push ahead with developing connected vehicles. Takata's search for a savior could drag into next year http://www.autonews.com/article/20160926/OEM10/160929887/takatas-search-for-a-savior-could-drag-into-next-year Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:46:54 EST The plan to sell beleaguered Takata to a rescuer, slated by year-end, is likely to extend into next year as some bidders want to drag the airbag maker through bankruptcy to wipe out most of its debt, people with knowledge of the matter said. First Shift: Strikes cripple Hyundai production http://www.autonews.com/article/20160926/VIDEO/309269920/first-shift-strikes-cripple-hyundai-production Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:30:00 EST Strikes cripple Hyundai output; Unifor ratifies GM pact; Report: VW's Winterkorn withheld details from U.S.; Traffic tech; For some dealers, sales plateau means time to get out. Hundreds of recalled Takata airbag parts ruptured in testing http://www.autonews.com/article/20160926/OEM10/160929886/hundreds-of-recalled-takata-airbag-parts-ruptured-in-testing Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:53:21 EST Hundreds of Takata airbag inflators pulled from cars in the auto industry's biggest recall later ruptured in testing, showing the potential risks to drivers. Here, automakers team up to share data on traffic conditions http://europe.autonews.com/article/20160926/ANE/160929889/here-automakers-team-up-to-share-data-on-traffic-conditions Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:32:25 EST Digital map maker Here will introduce a new set of traffic services this week that allows drivers to see for themselves what live road conditions are like miles ahead using data from competing automakers, an industry first. Winterkorn more closely involved with VW's cheating, paper says http://europe.autonews.com/article/20160926/ANE/160929890/winterkorn-more-closely-involved-with-vws-cheating-paper-says Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:56:23 EST Volkswagen Group's former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, approved a plan to disclose only partial information on the automaker's software rigging to U.S. authorities, a German newspaper reported, citing newly uncovered documents. Automotive News Europe salutes Sue Slaughter http://europe.autonews.com/article/20160926/ANE/309269999/automotive-news-europe-salutes-sue-slaughter Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:01:00 EST Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Sue Slaughter of Getrag Ford Transmissions. Texas fairground set for pickup battles http://www.autonews.com/article/20160926/OEM/309269949/texas-fairground-set-for-pickup-battles Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:01:00 EST Texans' love affair with the pickup truck is being put to the test as the economy softens, dragged down by Houston's contracting energy sector and a strong dollar weighing on the state's sizable export sector. 54 bits of brilliance on today's cars http://www.autonews.com/article/20160926/OEM03/160929895/54-bits-of-brilliance-on-todays-cars Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:01:00 EST To understand the genius of the modern car business, have a look at modern cars. Here is a sampling of design elements and wildly imaginative features found in cars and concepts unveiled in the past year or so. Intel exec: In-vehicle content delivery to be $5 billion industry http://www.autonews.com/article/20160926/OEM06/309269990/intel-exec-in-vehicle-content-delivery-to-be-5-billion-industry Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:01:00 EST In-vehicle content delivery figures to be a major emerging business opportunity. Detroit 3 will skep a step in autonomy http://www.autonews.com/article/20160926/OEM06/309269995/detroit-3-will-skep-a-step-in-autonomy Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:01:00 EST Detroit 3 technology chiefs say their companies plan to skip a major step on the path to autonomous vehicles. Dealer&'s hard line on recalls costs him http://www.autonews.com/article/20160926/RETAIL/309269962/dealer-s-hard-line-on-recalls-costs-him Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:01:00 EST At his Florida Toyota dealership, Earl Stewart implemented a hard-and-fast ban on selling used cars with unrepaired safety recalls. He won't even wholesale used cars with open recalls. It hasn't been easy. Diversification eases suppliers' r&d burden http://www.autonews.com/article/20160926/OEM06/309269955/diversification-eases-suppliers-rd-burden Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:01:00 EST Diversified companies are finding that far-flung businesses may be a secret weapon in developing new automotive technologies. 'Autonomous is one everyone's mind' http://www.autonews.com/article/20160926/OEM03/309269986/autonomous-is-one-everyones-mind Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:01:00 EST Adient, emerging as an independent company as Johnson Controls spins off its seat-making operations, plans to make a big play in the autonomous vehicle space. Automakers tap new partners to bridge tech gap http://europe.autonews.com/article/20160925/ANE/160929958/automakers-tap-new-partners-to-bridge-tech-gap Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:01:00 EST Automakers are increasingly turning to non-traditional suppliers to bridge the knowledge gap they face as they try to keep pace with rising demand for in-car connectivity and autonomous driving. Austrian trio aims to help BMW, VW, others tackle Tesla http://europe.autonews.com/article/20160924/ANE/160929929/austrian-trio-aims-to-help-bmw-vw-others-tackle-tesla Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:01:00 EST Auto executives from BMW, VW and McLaren are seeking advice from three Austrian brothers who are designing electric cars they say can go faster and further than anything made by Tesla. McLaren and Apple: Perfect together? http://www.autonews.com/article/20160924/OEM06/309269952/mclaren-and-apple-perfect-together Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:01:00 EST McLaren may be the only carmaker that makes sense for Apple to purchase since it has the benefit of being nimble, focused on high-tech and tuned in to the art of aerodynamics. Takata failed to report 2003 airbag rupture to NHTSA http://www.autonews.com/article/20160923/OEM11/160929900/takata-failed-to-report-2003-airbag-rupture-to-nhtsa Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:06:12 EST Japanese airbag supplier Takata said it failed to inform the U.S. auto safety agency of a 2003 rupture of one of its airbag inflators in Switzerland, according to an internal Takata report released by U.S. regulators on Friday. AutoNews Now: A way out for Cadillac, dealers http://www.autonews.com/article/20160923/VIDEO/309239941/autonews-now-a-way-out-for-cadillac-dealers Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:30:00 EST A way out for Cadillac, and its smallest dealers; Audi chief in the clear?; Subaru global recall; More self-driving taxis; High-tech mail trucks ... and deliveries by drone. Knorr-Bremse raises Haldex stake to nearly 15% http://europe.autonews.com/article/20160923/ANE/160929915/knorr-bremse-raises-haldex-stake-to-nearly-15 Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:09:38 EST German braking systems firm Knorr-Bremse says it has raised its stake in competitor Haldex to 14.9 percent, further intensifying an on-going bidding war over the Swedish firm with Germany's ZF Friedrichshafen. ZF owns a 21.2 percent stake in Haldex. Postal Service names six finalists to design next delivery vehicle http://www.autonews.com/article/20160922/OEM01/160929921/postal-service-names-six-finalists-to-design-next-delivery-vehicle Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:10:46 EST The U.S. Postal Service has named six companies as finalists in a competition to design its delivery vehicle of the future. A total of $37.4 million will be divided among the six companies, which will produce about 50 prototypes. ZF says offer for Haldex might not be its last http://europe.autonews.com/article/20160922/ANE/160929932/zf-says-offer-for-haldex-might-not-be-its-last Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:14:34 EST German Supplier ZF has not ruled out a further improvement in its offer for Swedish braking systems maker Haldex in view of German rival Knorr-Bremse's higher bid, CEO Stefan Sommer said. Automotive News Europe salutes Ariane Reinhart http://europe.autonews.com/article/20160922/ANE/309229999/automotive-news-europe-salutes-ariane-reinhart Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:01:00 EST Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Ariane Reinhart of Continental. McLaren says 'no discussions' are taking place with Apple http://www.autonews.com/article/20160921/OEM01/160929951/mclaren-says-no-discussions-are-taking-place-with-apple Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:07:54 EST McLaren damped down a report that Apple had made an approach for the British Formula One team owner and supercar maker. "We can confirm that McLaren is not in discussion with Apple in respect of any potential investment," a McLaren spokesman said. U.S. indicts two Japanese supplier executives for obstruction of justice http://www.autonews.com/article/20160921/OEM10/160929942/u-s-indicts-two-japanese-supplier-executives-for-obstruction-of Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:58:34 EST A federal grand jury has indicted two Japanese executives on charges of conspiring to obstruct justice in a major escalation of the Department of Justice's ongoing price fixing investigation within the auto parts industry. AutoNews Now: Unifor weighs next Detroit 3 target http://www.autonews.com/article/20160921/VIDEO/309219932/autonews-now-unifor-weighs-next-detroit-3-target Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:15:00 EST Unifor weighs next Detroit 3 target; McLaren denies Apple investment talks; Private data no more?; Mazda, Bentley, Lambo skipping Paris show; Tesla model not 'insane' enough? Bosch teams up with SAP on Internet of Things http://www.autonews.com/article/20160921/OEM06/160929963/bosch-teams-up-with-sap-on-internet-of-things Wed, 21 Sep 2016 06:59:13 EST Europe's biggest software firm SAP and German car parts maker Robert Bosch have signed an agreement to partner to connect everything from screwdrivers to cars to the Internet. Takata receives 5 bids with Autoliv, Daicel among suitors, report says http://europe.autonews.com/article/20160921/ANE/160929964/takata-receives-5-bids-with-autoliv-daicel-among-suitors-report-says Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:45:43 EST Takata has received five bids from potential suitors including fellow suppliers Autoliv and Daicel and buyout firm KKR as the troubled company faces mounting liabilities related to its record recalls, Bloomberg reported. Automakers head to Japan to decide Takata's fate http://www.autonews.com/article/20160920/OEM10/160929979/automakers-head-to-japan-to-decide-takatas-fate Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:18:10 EST Global automakers are expected to descend on Tokyo at the end of the month to decide the fate of embattled supplier Takata Corp. Executives from customers, including GM and Ford, will review offers from several bidders for the company First Shift: Unifor: GM Canada deal 'turns the tide' http://www.autonews.com/article/20160920/VIDEO/309209900/first-shift-unifor-gm-canada-deal-turns-the-tide Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:30:00 EST GM Canada deal 'turns the tide,' Unifor says; Bankruptcy for Takata?; Feds seek greater scrutiny of autonomous cars; Bolt to start at $37,495; Ad agency taps warmer side of Lincoln. Chinese web-video tycoon raises $1.08 billion for electric car http://www.autonews.com/article/20160920/OEM05/160929994/chinese-web-video-tycoon-raises-1-08-billion-for-electric-car Tue, 20 Sep 2016 07:26:41 EST China's Le Holdings Co. has raised $1. Leoni buys Chinese harness maker http://europe.autonews.com/article/20160920/ANE/160929996/leoni-buys-chinese-harness-maker Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:58:46 EST Germany's Leoni acquired a 51 percent stake in Wuhan Hengtong Automotive Wiring Harness Co., a Chinese manufacturer of wire harnesses. Automotive News Europe salutes Katrin Papenfuss http://europe.autonews.com/article/20160920/ANE/309209999/automotive-news-europe-salutes-katrin-papenfuss Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:01:00 EST Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Katrin Papenfuss of GKN Driveline. Did Apple bite off more than it could chew? http://www.autonews.com/article/20160919/OEM06/309199977/did-apple-bite-off-more-than-it-could-chew Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:01:00 EST A few years ago, Apple Inc.'s celebrity chiefs, including the late Steve Jobs, could get pretty snarky when discussing the auto industry. Haldex picks ZF's $647 million bid over higher Knorr-Bremse offer http://www.autonews.com/article/20160919/OEM10/160919847/haldex-picks-zfs-647-million-bid-over-higher-knorr-bremse-offer Mon, 19 Sep 2016 06:43:43 EST Swedish braking systems maker Haldex has backed a 5.53 billion crowns ($647 million) takeover offer from German car parts firm ZF Friedrichshafen, even though it is less than a rival bid from Germany's Knorr-Bremse. First Shift: GM, Unifor down to wire http://www.autonews.com/article/20160919/VIDEO/309199926/first-shift-gm-unifor-down-to-wire Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:30:00 EST GM, Unifor work to avert strike; Report: Audi development chief suspended; Magna Steyr to build for Toyota, JLR; Takata auction plan advancing; Building brand image for Genesis. Takata pushes ahead with sale by taking bids this week, report says http://europe.autonews.com/article/20160919/ANE/160919848/takata-pushes-ahead-with-sale-by-taking-bids-this-week-report-says Mon, 19 Sep 2016 04:56:55 EST Takata is said to be moving forward with an auction of the company as private equity groups and suppliers line up offers. Lawsuit adds to scrutiny of Tesla's Autopilot http://www.autonews.com/article/20160919/OEM/309199962/lawsuit-adds-to-scrutiny-of-teslas-autopilot Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:01:00 EST News of a second crash involving Tesla Motors' semiautonomous driving system has raised questions about how early Tesla knew drivers may have been misusing the technology. New Nexteer chief promises steady hand http://www.autonews.com/article/20160919/OEM10/309199967/new-nexteer-chief-promises-steady-hand Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:01:00 EST Chinese-controlled Nexteer Automotive's management has undergone considerable churn. Choosing the right used cars for leasing http://www.autonews.com/article/20160919/FINANCE_AND_INSURANCE/160919879/choosing-the-right-used-cars-for-leasing Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:01:00 EST As off-lease vehicles return to the market and expand used-vehicle inventory, some dealers and lenders are leasing those vehicles. Autoliv staffs up for leap into autonomous http://www.autonews.com/article/20160919/OEM06/309199996/autoliv-staffs-up-for-leap-into-autonomous Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:01:00 EST Now that Autoliv Inc. has partnered with Volvo Car Corp. to develop self-driving cars, Autoliv CEO Jan Carlson says he plans to hire 1,000 engineers over the next year to beef up randd. It's part of the airbag giant's big push into active safety. Lighweighting prompts heavy investment in aluminum http://www.autonews.com/article/20160919/OEM10/309199997/lighweighting-prompts-heavy-investment-in-aluminum Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:01:00 EST The pressure for industry lightweighting is triggering aluminum-parts factory investment around the United States. Lear's cyber cop on high alert http://www.autonews.com/article/20160918/OEM10/309199995/lears-cyber-cop-on-high-alert Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00:01:00 EST Cybersecurity jumped to the top of the auto industry's agenda last year when two professional hackers took control of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee as it was driven by a journalist. Magna Steyr to build cars for Mercedes, BMW, Toyota and Jaguar Land Rover http://www.autonews.com/article/20160917/OEM01/160919853/magna-steyr-to-build-cars-for-mercedes-bmw-toyota-and-jaguar-land Sat, 17 Sep 2016 17:27:23 EST Austrian contract manufacturer Magna Steyr will produce six models for four different automakers at a plant in Graz, Austria, starting in 2018, Automobilwoche, an affiliate of Automotive News, reported. Mobileye says it warned Tesla against enabling 'hands-free' driving http://www.autonews.com/article/20160917/OEM11/160919855/mobileye-says-it-warned-tesla-against-enabling-hands-free-driving Sat, 17 Sep 2016 08:21:25 EST Mobileye said its top executives were assured by Tesla CEO Elon Musk that drivers of the company's EVs would not be allowed to take their hands off the wheel when using the "Autopilot" driving assistance system, but Tesla later allowed hands-free...