Automotive News Supplier News Feed News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:00:00 EST Instrument cluster supplier to occupy part of former Jeep plant site in Toledo Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:16:25 EST Detroit Manufacturing Systems LLC broke ground on a 102,000-square-foot factory on the former Jeep plant site in Toledo that will produce instrument clusters for the next generation Jeep Wrangler. VW sees car output back to normal by Monday after supplier deal Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:37:43 EST VW said production of cars at its German plants should be back to normal by next Monday after it resolved a dispute with parts suppliers over contract terms. Daimler adopts Silicon Valley tactics to counter new rivals Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:14:22 EST Daimler is embracing Silicon Valley management techniques in a drive to speed up decision making, empower staff and fend off new rivals such as electric-vehicle maker Tesla Motors. VW's crippling supplier feud shows limits of cost-cutting push Wed, 24 Aug 2016 04:51:19 EST Volkswagen Group's agreement to end a standoff with a resistant supplier shows the limits of the automaker's push to reduce spending in the wake of record fines over its emissions-cheating scandal. VW said to pay nearly $15 million compensation to supplier to end standoff Wed, 24 Aug 2016 03:10:12 EST VW will compensate Prevent Group as part of a deal to end a supply dispute that stopped Golf and Passat production in Germany, sources said. The agreed-upon figure is $14.7 million, a German newspaper said. Borgward turns to Daimler again to fill top engineering roles Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST Borgward, the German brand being revived with Chinese backing, has once again tapped former Daimler executives in its latest round of management hiring. Detroit Manufacturing Systems to open plant in Toledo Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:35:14 EST Detroit Manufacturing Systems LLC plans to announce Wednesday the groundbreaking of a new plant in Toledo to serve the nearby Jeep assembly operations. Delphi, Mobileye to partner on autonomous driving system Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:20:07 EST Suppliers Delphi Automotive and Mobileye have partnered to produce systems for autonomous vehicles that could be put into production as soon as 2019. First Shift: VW supplier crisis ends Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST VW supplier crisis ends; Bosch disputes legal accusations; Mobileye, Delphi join forces; Fake key in GM case?; Nissan's Rogue 'Star Wars' deal; Bentley's big hopes for Bentayga. Ssangyong considers U.S., China as Brexit hits U.K. sales Tue, 23 Aug 2016 06:52:09 EST South Korean automaker Ssangyong Motor Co. will look to markets such as the U.S. and China to make up for an expected decline in shipments to the U.K. following the Brexit referendum. Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan http://www.autonews.com Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is expected to peak at more than 250,000 units in 2017. Bosch calls VW owners' diesel-cheating claims in U.S. 'wild and unfounded' Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:24:33 EST Bosch rejected as "wild and unfounded" car owners' claims in the U.S. that 38 of its employees conspired with VW Group to develop technology that enabled diesel vehicles to evade pollution-control tests. Gestamp to open r&d center near Detroit Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:30:24 EST Spanish metal stamper Gestamp's North American unit plans to open a new randd center north of Detroit in Auburn Hills, Mich., later this year. Smart cars collaboration could raise risk of patent litigation, experts say Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:29:20 EST As the West Coast's largest technology companies jump deeper into the automotive landscape, fears of increased litigation are bubbling in Michigan. Army develops autonomous vehicles for use on bases first, battlefields next Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST A pilot program at Fort Bragg will use autonomous vehicles to transport wounded soldiers to the hospital for treatment. The technology is expected to be used as building blocks for driverless vehicles on the battlefield. OESA becomes 2nd title sponsor of PACE Awards Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST The Original Equipment Suppliers Association is joining EY as the second title sponsor for the Automotive News PACE Awards. Helping partners manage risk is good business Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST As U.S. auto sales growth slows and margins shrink, tension is likely to increase between automakers and their suppliers. VW says 6 plants hit by production stoppages Sun, 21 Aug 2016 14:28:48 EST VW is extending production cuts to six factories in Germany after a supplier dispute halted delivery of car seats and transmission parts. Golf and Passat production has been hit by the dispute. VW says talks to end supplier dispute will resume on Monday Sat, 20 Aug 2016 17:15:09 EST VW is seeking a negotiated settlement with suppliers in a dispute over contracts that is halting production at some of its plants. The automaker said talks will resume on Monday. Mahle plans new powertrain r&d operation in Mich. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:47:14 EST Mahle Industries is moving its powertrain division within suburban Detroit as part of a $16 million expansion. VW to halt Golf production as supplier dispute hits 4 German plants Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:23:19 EST VW Group is stopping Golf production at its main German factory in Wolfsburg as a dispute with two key suppliers escalates, reports said. The automaker is also cutting working hours in three other plants across Germany. Europe's auto sector slips again in Q2 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST The values of Europe's automakers, suppliers and retailers fell during the second quarter of this year, as measured by the Automotive News Europe/PricewaterhouseCoopers Transaction Services Shareholder Value Indices. Automakers, suppliers struggle to find and keep talent Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST The increasing stream of engineering openings -- coupled with lower unemployment, less labor force participation and growing North American vehicle production -- underscores the need for the auto industry to attract and invest in younger workers. Bosch had key role in VW emissions fraud, lawyers claim Thu, 18 Aug 2016 02:55:15 EST Bosch began playing a key role in developing Volkswagen's emission-cheating technology as early as the late 1990s, lawyers for VW owners said in a U.S. court filing that includes detailed allegations against the German supplier. VW to cut hours at 3 German plants amid dispute with supplier, report says Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:57:19 EST VW will cut working hours for more than 10,000 staff at its Wolfsburg base and reduce output at two more German sites, Reuters reported. VW's production is being hit by a dispute with a key supplier. VW's Wolfsburg plant hit by parts shortage in supplier row Thu, 18 Aug 2016 04:55:35 EST VW said production at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, had been affected by a components shortage caused by a supplier refusing to keep to delivery commitments. The factory builds Golf, Tiguan and Touran cars. First Shift: Uber-Volvo self-driving project Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST Uber, Volvo to develop self-driving XC90 SUVs; Lawyers implicate Bosch in diesel scheme; Bottleneck at VW plant; S. Korea widens automaker probe; TV host rips subprime-lending trend. Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga http://www.autonews.com Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. Output is expected to peak at more than 5,000 units this year, according to IHS Automotive. Daimler's top electric mobility exec moving to Bosch, report says Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:21:34 EST Daimler's top electric mobility executive, Harald Kroeger, is joining Bosch, Reuters reported. Bosch is building up its EV and autonomous car expertise and has worked with Google and Tesla. Shareholders approve Johnson Controls-Tyco merger Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:12:17 EST Shareholders from Johnson Controls and Tyco International approved the merger between the two companies on Wednesday. Former Volvo exec seeks to raise $1 billion at China EV startup Wed, 17 Aug 2016 06:02:19 EST Freeman Shen, a former top Volvo executive, aims to raise $1 billion in an initial fundraising round for the latest China electric-vehicle startup to challenge Tesla. Wiring supplier Leoni defrauded of 40 million euros Tue, 16 Aug 2016 09:47:56 EST German wiring systems maker Leoni has been the subject of a fraud which has cost the supplier 40 million euros ($45 million). Leoni said fraudsters had used falsified documents and identities to funnel company funds abroad. Hyundai exec, seeking Silicon Valley tie-ups, wants to knock down fortress mentality Tue, 16 Aug 2016 06:30:11 EST A go-it-alone strategy won't cut it anymore, says Hwang Seung Ho, Hyundai's executive vice president of information technology development. Harman senses software opportunities Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST Harman International is looking for more business from luxury and nonluxury automakers. BorgWarner will weather diesel decline Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST BorgWarner sees its markets slow a bit -- but they're still growing. GM prescribes headache relief in Brazil Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST Turmoil in Brazil and other South American markets has sapped demand and prompted automakers to slash production. The era of disconnected driving? Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST As consumers line up for crossovers and other all-wheel-drive vehicles, suppliers report big new demand for a technology that delivers awd only some of the time. Automakers and the Third Age of Mobility (Season 1, Episode 3) Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST Episode 3 of Season 1 of 'Futurismo,' Automotive News' new podcast series about the next quarter century in the auto industry, takes a look at carmaker strategies in an era of mobility. When the driver is gone, things get interesting Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST Delphi Automobile's Aug. 1 announcement of plans to launch a ride-hailing service were an attention grabber. Toyota pickup plant feels the squeeze Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST Toyota is scrambling to produce more Tacomas as competition among midsize pickups heats up. Faurecia&'s data-driven factory Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST Faurecia's newest U.S. factory will generate so much data that it will have to employ its own mathematician. Suppliers keep wheeling and dealing Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST Seemingly unworried about wobbly global markets, automotive suppliers are wheeling and dealing to acquire each other or dump underperforming assets. Smartphone app, onboard device link dealers and service customers Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST Industry veteran Steve Torok and tech whiz Sterling Pratz team up to offer Dealer Connect, which enables dealerships and customers to keep in touch with each other about service issues and recalls. Mazda rolls out new training program to address air bag recalls Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST Faced with the need to replace as many as 1.5 million potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators, Mazda will train less-experienced service technicians to perform what a company executive calls a "relatively easy fix." Linamar Q2 earnings rise 31% to $121 million Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:45:58 EST Linamar Corp., boosted by gains across its business segments and an acquisition earlier this year, said it posted net earnings of $120.8 million ($157.3 million Canadian) in the second quarter -- a 31 percent increase from the year earlier period. Plastic Omnium gets OK to buy Faurecia's exteriors business but must sell factories Fri, 12 Aug 2016 08:25:58 EST French supplier Plastic Omnium won approval from EU regulators to acquire Faurecia's bumpers and front-end modules business on the condition that it sells seven Faurecia plants. Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman http://www.autonews.com Fri, 12 Aug 2016 06:21:00 EST Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. Output is expected to peak at more than 53,000 units this year, according to IHS Automotive. AutoNews Now: Clinton's Motor City message Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST Clinton's Motor City message; Ford worker shot, killed; Lear's Simoncini, GM's Barra weigh in on sales; Toyota pumps more into RandD; Cure for weak FM signals; Karma reveals Revero. Schaeffler Q2 profit jumps on strong component demand, cost cuts Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:30:55 EST Schaeffler's second-quarter profit rose 14 percent helped by growing demand for its auto components and cost savings at its industrial division. First Shift: 'Miles away' from GM, Unifor says Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST 'Miles away' from GM, Unifor says; Per-store sales drop predicted for '16; Audi exec questioned; Cox personnel move; Nissan anthropologist adds human element to autonomous cars.