Automotive News Supplier News Feed News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Sat, 18 Nov 2017 06:00:00 EST U.S. rejects Ford, Mazda petitions to delay recall of Takata airbags Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:15:40 EST NHTSA turned down a petition by Ford and Mazda to delay -- for additional testing -- the recall of about 3 million vehicles with potentially defective airbag inflators made by Takata. Toyota preps another small crossover concept Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:24:21 EST Toyota will unwrap a small crossover concept vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show geared toward outdoor enthusiasts and urban dwellers. It will be the third crossover concept introduced this year based on the company's new modular platform. Lear CEO Simoncini resigns; seating boss Ray Scott is successor Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:03:26 EST Lear CEO Matt Simoncini is stepping down, effective Feb. 28, ending a six-year run in the company's top job. Ray Scott, president of the supplier's seating unit, will replace Simoncini. First Shift: Lear CEO Simoncini stepping down Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:30:00 EST Lear CEO Simoncini resigns; Infiniti's radical engine design; Hyundai's CUV plans include diesel, EV, fuel cell; Split-tailgate Ram 1500 spied; Robo rock-climber in Ford's future? EU will fine seat belt, airbag cartel, report says Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:54:20 EST The EU is set to fine a group of car seat belt and airbag makers in the coming weeks, Reuters reported, in the latest regulatory crackdown on price fixing in the sector. Visteon invests $5 million into American Center for Mobility Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:29:17 EST Visteon is sponsoring the American Center for Mobility in Michigan at a founder level with a $5 million investment, becoming the first tier-one supplier to do so. Continental may invest in solid-state batteries Mon, 13 Nov 2017 06:12:06 EST Continental is considering investing in battery production to compete with Asian and U.S. manufacturers. In-demand tech puts suppliers on guard Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST That trust that automakers have worked so hard to rekindle among their parts suppliers? It's slipping away again. World Congress panel to discuss NAFTA's future Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST The future of the North American Free Trade Agreement will be the topic of a roundtable discussion of industry leaders at the Automotive News World Congress in January. Poland plant marks premium move for IAC Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST IAC Group's new plant in Poland is a strategy play to be at the doorstep of global luxury automakers as the industry shifts to higher-grade interiors. Honda to recall vehicles with improperly installed replacement inflators for Takata airbags Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:05:51 EST Honda plans to inspect and replace or properly install replacement airbag inflators that have been improperly installed under an earlier recall. UAW loses bid to organize auto supplier plant in Ohio Fri, 10 Nov 2017 06:27:38 EST Workers at a Chinese-owned auto glass plant in southwestern Ohio voted heavily against union representation in a major blow for the UAW's strategy to unionize foreign-owned auto factories. Hertz has profitable role to play in ride-hailing, CEO says Fri, 10 Nov 2017 11:34:20 EST The rental-car business isn't dead and working with ride-hailing companies will actually offset any market share lost to them, the CEO of Hertz says. Mahindra considers selling SsangYong vehicles in U.S. Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:59:37 EST Mahindra is considering introducing vehicles made by its South Korean subsidiary in the U.S., according to Managing Director Pawan Goenka. Continental sees strong profits ahead as EV push boosts orders Thu, 9 Nov 2017 16:03:38 EST Continental expects "strong" profit and sales in the fourth quarter as carmakers' accelerating embrace of electric and self-driving technologies boost orders at the company's core automotive business. Altran Technologies opens first U.S. passive-safety center in Wixom, Michigan Thu, 9 Nov 2017 12:15:00 EST French engineering and randd consulting firm Altran Technologies opened a passive-safety center in suburban Detroit as part of an effort to attract new business. BorgWarner raises stock dividend 21% Thu, 9 Nov 2017 12:42:09 EST BorgWarner, benefiting from higher revenue and profits, raised its quarterly cash dividend 21 percent a share. Humvee maker AM General sues Activision over 'Call of Duty' video game series Wed, 8 Nov 2017 10:59:49 EST The maker of Humvee military vehicles filed a lawsuit accusing Activision Blizzard of reaping billions of dollars by incorporating its trademarks without permission in its flagship "Call of Duty" video game franchise. Why Carl Icahn is betting on Hertz, Lyft and Pep Boys Wed, 8 Nov 2017 07:34:28 EST Carl Icahn imagines the next two decades or so of transportation the way a lot of experts do: Americans will ditch personal cars. He sees the migration playing into his hands. Schaeffler to build new German assembly and packaging center Wed, 8 Nov 2017 05:49:44 EST Schaeffler will spend 180 million euros ($209 million) to build a assembly and packaging center near Leipzig, Germany, to supply auto spare parts and tools to warehouses across Europe. The facility will begin operations in 2019. Economic nationalism may put randd at risk Mon, 6 Nov 2017 12:03:33 EST Research and development spending is higher than ever, but the narrative of economic nationalism could soon put global randd efforts at risk -- and automakers won't be immune, a study suggests. Continental, Osram to launch lighting joint venture in 2018 Mon, 6 Nov 2017 13:00:00 EST Continental and lighting company Osram said they plan to set up a joint venture next year to develop lighting products for the automotive industry. Check out the ANE monthly magazine for November Mon, 6 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks why the European pickup market is set to take off. Continental AG is committed to its women's network Mon, 6 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST Continental's women's network succeeds because of strong follow-up, CEO support and staying with the committed founders, rather than being shifted to the human resources department. An industry redesigned? Best to be prepared Mon, 6 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST The fundamentals of the auto business could change dramatically in the coming decades. That calls for a radical look at what the future may bring. By 2030, automakers will be part of tech alliances -- and won't be calling the shots Sun, 5 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST To develop the necessary processors and software for self-driving cars, automakers are forming alliances with technology suppliers. And the suppliers will call the shots. Key Safety Systems files deal to buy embattled airbag supplier Takata Sat, 4 Nov 2017 16:57:43 EST Key Safety Systems reached a final deal to acquire supplier Takata out of bankruptcy resulting from exploding airbag system parts linked to at least 17 deaths. Mahindra signals plans for 400,000-square-foot auto plant in Detroit area Fri, 3 Nov 2017 09:57:44 EST India's Mahindra and Mahindra said it plans to build a 400,000-square-foot auto assembly plant near Detroit, which would be the first new auto plant in the region in more than 25 years. American Axle's Metaldyne deal bears fruit in Q3 Fri, 3 Nov 2017 16:24:38 EST American Axle, one year after announcing its $3.3 billion Metaldyne acquisition, saw the benefits of the blockbuster deal flow into its third-quarter earnings report. AutoNews Now: Storms, sell-downs and spiffs Fri, 3 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST Storms, sell-downs and spiffs: Snyder's Oct. sales takeaways; Benz in U.S. luxury lead; Mahindra plans U.S. plant; Continental's cyber buy; BMW recalls vehicles over fire risk. Continental buys Israeli auto cyber firm Argus Fri, 3 Nov 2017 09:32:31 EST Continental is buying Israel's Argus Cyber Security, whose technology guards connected cars against hacking. The German company said Argus would now become part of its subsidiary Elektrobit. Germany's Continental buys Israeli auto cyber firm Argus Fri, 3 Nov 2017 09:12:59 EST Continental AG said it was buying Israel's Argus Cyber Security, whose technology guards connected cars against hacking. ANE's November issue goes live Monday Fri, 3 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, November 6. The new edition looks why the European pickup market is set to take off. AutoNews Now: Fed probe of UAW funds reaches GM, Ford Thu, 2 Nov 2017 15:45:00 EST GM, Ford cooperate with feds as probe expands; GOP plan would kill EV credits, 'death tax'; How Continental propels women with 'high potential' to next level; VW open to trucks IPO. Chinese-owned SF Motors finalizes acquisition of AM General's Indiana plant Thu, 2 Nov 2017 12:38:44 EST Chinese-owned SF Motors has completed its acquisition of AM General's commercial assembly plant in Mishawaka, Ind. Delphi posts Q3 gains in net income, revenue Thu, 2 Nov 2017 10:24:34 EST Delphi Automotive reported higher third-quarter profits on growing demand for electrification and advanced fuel technologies, and the supplier raised its full-year revenue and earnings outlooks. PSA-Opel fusion shakes up European production footprint Wed, 1 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST PSA's takeover of GM's Opel was a game-changer for Europe's vehicle assembly footprint. Panasonic says gigafactory battery output to increase for Tesla Model 3 Tue, 31 Oct 2017 06:00:00 EST Panasonic on Tuesday said output at the $5 billion battery gigafactory it runs with Tesla could soon increase as the causes of bottlenecks that have hobbled production are now understood. AutoNews Now: Bill Ford predicts victory in tech battle Tue, 31 Oct 2017 15:30:00 EST Bill Ford on real winners in technology battle; Ford puts tech to the test; Cadillac XT4 spied; Panasonic CEO on Tesla bottleneck; CDK executive shift; Daimler electric-truck push. Renesas to provide chips for Toyota's self-driving cars Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:23:44 EST Renesas will provide semiconductors for self-driving cars that Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. plans to bring to market in 2020. Forum asks: What's next for NAFTA? Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:01:00 EST Can NAFTA be saved? If so, how? If not, what's next? Automotive News will explore these questions in a high-level forum for automakers and suppliers Nov. 8 in Detroit. Kobe Steel said to seek loan amid data scandal Mon, 30 Oct 2017 06:34:05 EST Kobe Steel is seeking 50 billion yen ($440 million) in loans from banks, a report said as rival Nippon Steel, a shareholder in Kobe, said it was ready to offer assistance as the company grapples with a scandal over falsified product specifications. Tower Q3 adjusted earnings slip 2% Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:26:10 EST Tower International posted adjusted third-quarter earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of $49.2 million, down 2 percent, despite sales gains in North America. Continental said to be in talks to buy Argus Cyber Security Mon, 30 Oct 2017 06:00:00 EST Continental is in advanced talks to buy Israel's Argus Cyber Security, which has developed technology to protect connected cars from hacking, for about $400 million, Israeli media reported on Monday. Continental in talks to buy Israel's Argus Cyber Security, reports say Mon, 30 Oct 2017 07:00:00 EST Continental is in advanced talks to buy Israel's Argus Cyber Security, which has developed technology to protect connected cars from hacking, Israeli media reported. Intel hails self-driving cars to wary public Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:01:00 EST Now that automated fleets are hitting the streets, computer-chip giant Intel Corp. is taking steps to prepare a wary public. Renault-Nissan Alliance tech program is a big win for Conti Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:01:00 EST The sourcing arrangement with Continental shows just how lucrative the industry's sometimes enigmatic emerging technologies can be to suppliers. Delphi eyes self-driving edge with NuTonomy Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:01:00 EST Working with its new acqusition, software startup NuTonomy, Delphi gets a leg up in the race to deploy self-driving vehicles. Tenneco Q3 adjusted net income rose 3.5% to $88 million Fri, 27 Oct 2017 15:09:46 EST Ride-control and emissions control systems supplier Tenneco said its adjusted net income for the third quarter rose 3.5 percent to $88 million. Chassix to acquire Benteler's automotive casting business Fri, 27 Oct 2017 06:32:46 EST Detroit area auto supplier Chassix signed an agreement to acquire Austrian conglomerate Benteler International's automotive casting business.