Automotive News Supplier News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:00:00 EST Adient scraps plan for downtown Detroit headquarters http://www.autonews.com/article/20180618/OEM10/180619746/adient-headquarters-detroit-ceo-henderson Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:22:27 EST Seating supplier Adient confirmed it will no longer move its headquarters to downtown Detroit. Adient will remain in its current headquarters in a suburb west of Detroit, a spokeswoman said Monday. Adient's stumble brings out a familiar face in Fritz Henderson http://www.autonews.com/article/20180618/OEM10/180619785/adient-fritz-henderson Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:01:00 EST Adient is struggling to find profitability as it navigates between new-world ambitions and old-world operating challenges. Auto paint supplier Durr finds efficiency http://www.autonews.com/article/20180618/OEM10/180619827/auto-paint-supplier-durr-finds-efficiency Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:01:00 EST Coatings supplier Durr Industries recently was named a top supplier of FCA US, recognizing Durr for its assistance in launching the Jeep Compass at FCA's Toluca, Mexico, assembly plant. Automakers, suppliers team up on transmission technologies http://www.autonews.com/article/20180618/OEM10/180619828/toyota-nissan-honda-aisin-jatco-transmissions Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:01:00 EST Toyota, Nissan, Honda and others are partnering with the country's biggest transmission suppliers to jointly develop next-generation transmission technologies that can be shared among the members. superior-industries-aluminum-wheels-design http://www.autonews.com/article/20180618/OEM10/180619829/superior-industries-wheels-go-bigger-but-also-lighter Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:01:00 EST Superior Industries wants to see small cars and EVs get their share of wheel fashion. Visteon battle with Tim Leuliette sparks claims of 'vendetta' http://www.autonews.com/article/20180616/OEM02/180619780/visteon-ceo-tim-leuliette-porn-prostitution Sat, 16 Jun 2018 00:01:00 EST Visteon, in disclosing the online porn and prostitution pursuits of former CEO Tim Leuliette, appears to have joined a movement among corporations to air executive indiscretions rather than sweep them under the rug. Drones could open up new windows for drivers http://www.autonews.com/article/20180616/OEM10/180619826/mitsubishi-electric-infotainment Sat, 16 Jun 2018 00:01:00 EST By integrating drone technology into the vehicle's infotainment system , Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America is taking to the skies. Apple poaches senior self-driving engineer from Waymo http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180615/COPY/306159931/apple-poaches-senior-self-driving-engineer-from-waymo Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:40:41 EST Apple hired a senior self-driving car engineer from Alphabet's Waymo unit in a sign that the iPhone maker maintains ambitions to develop autonomous vehicles. GM exploring strategic options, possible spin-off of Cruise unit http://www.autonews.com/article/20180615/OEM/180619781/gm-exploring-strategic-options-possible-spin-off-of-cruise-unit Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:07:30 EST GM has begun researching strategic options for Cruise Automation that include a public sale of shares, listing a separate tracking stock, or spinning off the unit, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Apple poaches senior self-driving engineer from Waymo http://www.autonews.com/article/20180615/MOBILITY/180619769/apple-poaches-senior-self-driving-engineer-from-waymo Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:40:41 EST Apple hired a senior self-driving car engineer from Alphabet's Waymo unit, Apple said Friday, in a sign that the iPhone maker maintains ambitions to develop autonomous vehicles. AutoNews Now: Industry's fairy tale is ending, analyst warns http://www.autonews.com/article/20180615/VIDEO/306159982/autonews-now-industrys-fairy-tale-is-ending-analyst-warns Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:30:00 EST Industry's fairy tale is ending, analyst warns; GM said to explore IPO for Cruise unit; BMW 8 series back; Tesla's Boring role in Chicago; On the track with Mustang on 'The Closer.' GM's Cruise requires AV trainers to undergo in-vehicle audits, exams and drills http://www.autonews.com/article/20180615/MOBILITY/180619792/gm-cruise-autonomous-trainer-testing Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:06:35 EST GM's self-driving unit is taking its procedures a step further in the race to autonomous driving technology. BorgWarner to restate certain financial statements for asbestos charges http://www.autonews.com/article/20180615/OEM10/180619806/borgwarner-financial-restatement-management Fri, 15 Jun 2018 08:05:54 EST Auto supplier BorgWarner said it would restate its financial statements for fiscal years 2015 and 2016 to re-evaluate accounting of its asbestos-related charges. First Shift: UAW shuffles execs who will lead Detroit 3 talks http://www.autonews.com/article/20180615/VIDEO/306159981/first-shift-uaw-shuffles-execs-who-will-lead-detroit-3-talks Fri, 15 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST UAW shuffles execs who will lead Detroit 3 talks; WH to meet with automakers on fuel economy; NAFTA talks back on; European sales inch up; Magna's aim: AVs with aesthetic appeal. VW could face further fines from German authorities http://www.autonews.com/article/20180615/COPY01/306159976/vw-scandal-cheating-emissions-germany-audi Fri, 15 Jun 2018 04:37:47 EST VW could face additional fines in Germany on top of the 1 billion euros it has been told to pay for management lapses that caused emissions cheating on 11 million VW diesel cars. VW could face further fines from German authorities http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180615/ANE/180619809/vw-could-face-further-fines-from-german-authorities Fri, 15 Jun 2018 04:37:47 EST Munich prosecutors are examining whether to impose fines on VW's Audi division for its role in manipulating V-6 and V-8 diesel engines. AutoNews Now: Fired Tesla workers still praising Musk http://www.autonews.com/article/20180614/VIDEO/306149980/autonews-now-fired-tesla-workers-still-praising-musk Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:01:00 EST Fired Tesla workers still praising Musk; Rental giant Enterprise dips into the AV business; JLR subscription test; Honeywell names auto spinoff 'Garrett'; A CFPB identity crisis? Honeywell to rebrand turbo unit upon completion of spinoff http://www.autonews.com/article/20180614/OEM10/180619832/honeywell-turbocharger-stock-spinoff-rebranding Thu, 14 Jun 2018 12:32:36 EST Honeywell is rebranding its turbocharger unit as Garrett -- Advancing Motion once the previously announced spinoff is completed. Why Mahindra thinks Automobili Pininfarina has a 'beautiful story' to tell http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180614/ANE/180619878/why-mahindra-thinks-automobili-pininfarina-has-a-beautiful-story-to Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:01:00 EST Anand Mahindra plans to expand his namesake brand beyond mass-market cars into luxury vehicles that will be sold worldwide by a new company with Italian heritage, Automobili Pininfarina. Grammer annual meeting halted by Bosnia-backed investor group http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180613/ANE/180619891/grammer-annual-meeting-halted-by-bosnia-backed-investor-group Wed, 13 Jun 2018 08:34:59 EST Grammer CEO Hartmut Mueller has urged the supplier's shareholders to back Ningbo Jifeng's takeover offer as a Bosnia-backed investor group opposed the move and forced a halt to the German company's annual meeting. Magna to partner with May Mobility on low-speed self-driving shuttle http://www.autonews.com/article/20180613/COPY01/306139948/magna-mobility-autonomous-shuttle Wed, 13 Jun 2018 09:43:57 EST Canadian auto parts supplier Magna International will partner with Michigan startup May Mobility on self-driving shuttles, the companies said on Wednesday. Former GM chief Henderson named interim CEO of seating supplier Adient http://www.autonews.com/article/20180611/OEM10/180619942/former-gm-chief-henderson-named-interim-ceo-of-seating-supplier Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:39:30 EST Fritz Henderson, who steered GM through its 2009 bankruptcy, has been named interim CEO of seating supplier Adient. He succeeds Bruce McDonald, who is stepping down from his role as chairman and CEO. Former GM chief Henderson named interim CEO of seating supplier Adient http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180611/COPY/306119943/former-gm-chief-henderson-named-interim-ceo-of-seating-supplier Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:39:30 EST Fritz Henderson, who steered GM through its 2009 bankruptcy, has been named interim CEO of seating supplier Adient. He succeeds Bruce McDonald, who is stepping down from his role as chairman and CEO. AutoNews Now: Ford buys old train station, promises 'new era' http://www.autonews.com/article/20180611/VIDEO/306119973/autonews-now-ford-buys-old-train-station-promises-new-era Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:15:00 EST Ford buys old train depot, promises 'new era'; Ex-GM boss Henderson named Adient interim CEO; Ram delays; Tesla enhancing Autopilot; 'The Closer': A treasure trove of classic cars. Denso spends big in east Tennessee http://www.autonews.com/article/20180611/OEM10/180619972/denso-east-tennessee-investment Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:01:00 EST Denso is spending $1 billion on a 30-year-old plant in east Tennessee. Here's why. Pierburg invests in new product lines for South Carolina plant http://www.autonews.com/article/20180611/OEM10/180619976/pierburg-rheinmetall-south-carolina Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:01:00 EST The project illustrates a trend in manufacturing capital spending today: As auto suppliers roll out new technologies, many are relying on more automated production processes to make the work fit into their existing space. TVA thinks smaller for suppliers http://www.autonews.com/article/20180611/OEM10/180619978/tva-investprep-supplier-site Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:01:00 EST Economic developers at TVA are applying their successful formula for auto plant megasites to smaller supplier sites. Next BorgWarner CEO Frederic Lissalde focuses on growth http://www.autonews.com/article/20180611/OEM02/180619977/borgwarner-ceo-frederic-lissalde Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:01:00 EST Incoming BorgWarner CEO Frederic Lissalde says he will focus on business growth, customer relationships, product strategy and growth execution. Former CEO James Verrier announced his retirement last week. Finance techology startups can find success by mixing skill sets http://www.autonews.com/article/20180611/FINANCE_AND_INSURANCE/180619986/fintech-startups-can-find-success-by-mixing-skill-sets Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:01:00 EST For a fintech startup breaking into automotive retail, should the top leadership have dealership experience, finance expertise or software skills? Mahindra aims higher with Automobili Pininfarina http://www.autonews.com/article/20180609/OEM02/180619979/mahindra-pininfarina-luxury-design Sat, 9 Jun 2018 00:01:00 EST Mass-market mogul Anand Mahindra wants to ride Europe's tony design house Pininfarina into the world of hyperluxury. Conti's top tech exec outlines toughest connectivity challenges http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180609/ANE/180529893/contis-top-tech-exec-outlines-toughest-connectivity-challenges Sat, 9 Jun 2018 00:01:00 EST Continental's top tech executive, Kurt Lehmann, is confident that future cars will benefit from artificial intelligence, as he explained in an interview with Automotive News Europe. Waymo will expand self-driving services to Europe, CEO says http://www.autonews.com/article/20180607/COPY01/306079975/waymo-will-expand-self-driving-services-to-europe-ceo-says Thu, 7 Jun 2018 05:06:40 EST Waymo aims to expand beyond the United States by entering Europe, potentially offering a mobility service with a fully driverless car fleet in cooperation with a local partner, CEO John Krafcik said. Waymo will expand self-driving services to Europe, CEO says http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180607/ANE/180609811/waymo-will-expand-self-driving-services-to-europe-ceo-says Thu, 7 Jun 2018 05:06:40 EST Waymo aims to expand beyond the U.S. by entering Europe, potentially offering a mobility service with a fully driverless car fleet in cooperation with a local partner, CEO John Krafcik said. Italdesign undergoes renaissance beyond parent VW http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180607/ANE/180609813/italdesign-undergoes-renaissance-beyond-parent-vw Thu, 7 Jun 2018 04:12:32 EST VW-owned design and engineering firm Italdesign is undergoing a renaissance as an independent vehicle developer after increasing the amount of business sourced from outside the German group to 20 percent of its total. Flex-N-Gate plans $175M expansion in Texas http://www.autonews.com/article/20180607/OEM01/180609796/flex-n-gate-plans-175m-expansion-in-texas Thu, 7 Jun 2018 14:28:05 EST Flex-N-Gate is shifting manufacturing operations in Arlington, Texas, to Grand Prairie, Texas, to supply injection molding and steel stampings for General Motors. BorgWarner CEO James Verrier to retire, COO Frederic Lissalde will take over http://www.autonews.com/article/20180607/OEM10/180609803/borgwarner-ceo-james-verrier Thu, 7 Jun 2018 09:03:09 EST BorgWarner CEO James Verrier is stepping down at the age of 55 and will serve in a nonexecutive advisory role until he retires in February. COO Frederic Lissalde will replace Verrier, effective Aug. 1. Airbus flying taxi could be in cities by 2025 http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180606/ANE/180609838/airbus-flying-taxi-could-be-in-cities-by-2025 Wed, 6 Jun 2018 09:45:08 EST Airbus believes its CityAirbus flying taxi could be adopted in pilot projects in large cities as soon as 2025. Sogefi to supply coolant pumps for Volvo's electrified cars http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180606/ANE/180609845/sogefi-to-supply-coolant-pumps-for-volvos-electrified-cars Wed, 6 Jun 2018 05:55:15 EST Sogefi has signed a contract with Volvo to supply engine coolant pumps for several of the automaker's future-generation electrified models as the automaker pledges to electrify its entire lineup by 2019. Acura RDX ad camapign rocks out for NBA finals http://www.autonews.com/article/20180606/RETAIL/180609848/acura-advertising-marketing-nba-finals Wed, 6 Jun 2018 07:00:00 EST Acura is introducing the redesigned 2019 RDX crossover with an energetic TV spot, "Launch," during the NBA Finals. Former Visteon CEO Timothy Leuliette severance lowered by prostitutes, porn http://www.autonews.com/article/20180605/OEM10/180609873/visteon-porn-prostitutes-leuliette-severance Tue, 5 Jun 2018 10:33:11 EST Former Visteon CEO Timothy Leuliette received a sharply reduced severance package after it was revealed he downloaded pornography and solicited prostitutes on company devices. Lear hires John Absmeier as CTO as it shifts into technology innovation http://www.autonews.com/article/20180605/OEM10/180609864/lear-chief-technology-officer-cto-hired-absmeier Tue, 5 Jun 2018 12:54:42 EST Electronics and seating supplier Lear has hired longtime automotive technology veteran John Absmeier as its chief technology officer. Automotive News Europe honors the 2018 Rising Stars http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180605/ANE/306059999/automotive-news-europe-honors-the-2018-rising-stars Tue, 5 Jun 2018 15:30:00 EST Seventeen young and talented automotive executives have been named as Rising Stars within the automotive industry by Automotive News Europe. Continental bans employees from Snapchat, WhatsApp on company devices http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180605/COPY/306059947/continental-social-snapchat-whatsapp-ban Tue, 5 Jun 2018 14:57:16 EST Continental will forbid its employees from using WhatsApp or Snapchat on any of its company-issued mobile devices because the services access a user's personal and possibly confidential data. Continental bans employees from Snapchat, WhatsApp on company devices http://www.autonews.com/article/20180605/RETAIL/180609862/continental-social-snapchat-whatsapp-ban Tue, 5 Jun 2018 14:57:16 EST Global auto supplier Continental said it will forbid its 240,000 employees from using WhatsApp or Snapchat on any of its company-issued mobile devices. EV push threatens 75,000 German auto industry jobs, study says http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180605/ANE/180609877/ev-push-threatens-75000-german-auto-industry-jobs-study-says Tue, 5 Jun 2018 08:51:49 EST The switch to EVs will put 75,000 engine and gearbox manufacturing jobs at risk, a study commissioned by German trade unions and the auto industry showed. First Shift: Arbitrator reveals porn allegations against ex-Visteon CEO Leuliette http://www.autonews.com/article/20180605/VIDEO/306059981/first-shift-arbitrator-reveals-porn-allegations-against-ex-visteon Tue, 5 Jun 2018 00:01:00 EST Arbitrator reveals porn allegations against ex-Visteon CEO Leuliette; Miller leaves supplier IAC; GM expands China EV plans; Tough Tesla meeting; Is it a car or a motorcycle? Schaeffler sees positive future for combustion engines with an electric twist http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180605/ANE/180529889/schaeffler-sees-positive-future-for-combustion-engines-with-an Tue, 5 Jun 2018 00:01:00 EST The future of transportation may be electric, but Schaeffler, the German supplier that built its business around bearings, thinks the internal combustion engine still has plenty of life in it. Does FCA have the right strategy for staying alive in the next downturn? http://www.autonews.com/article/20180604/OEM/180609923/fiat-chrysler-5-year-plan-analysis Mon, 4 Jun 2018 00:01:00 EST As fragile as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has appeared to be in recent years, on Friday the company laid out a determined and doable strategy for the post-Sergio Marchionne era. Wilbur Ross' IAC dumps CEO Steve Miller, names Rea as replacement http://www.autonews.com/article/20180604/OEM02/180609891/trump-ross-iac-miller-ceo-replaced-rea Mon, 4 Jun 2018 13:01:48 EST International Automotive Components Group said it hired Natale Rea to replace auto industry veteran Robert "Steve" Miller as its president and interim CEO. Hyundai considers contract manufacturing to cut costs http://www.autonews.com/article/20180604/OEM01/180609904/hyunday-contract-manufacturing Mon, 4 Jun 2018 07:21:33 EST Hyundai conducted due diligence on a contract car manufacturing plant site for possible investment, as the South Korean firm seeks ways to cut costs and conserve capital.