Automotive News Supplier News Feed News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:00:00 EST U.S. auto parts suppliers urge NAFTA compromise to cover engineering work Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:11:48 EST A trade group representing auto suppliers urged the Trump administration to adopt NAFTA automotive rules that cover research, engineering, design and software development work as part of North American regional value content goals. VW touts next Golf as 'benchmark' in safety, connectivity Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST VW says the new Golf will become a benchmark in safety and connectivity. The car will always be online and will have expanded autonomous driving functions, the automaker said. Detroit prepares for largest new automotive plant in 2 decades Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:36:29 EST The mayor of Detroit and the billionaire owner of auto supplier Flex-N-Gate on Monday offered a sneak preview of what will be the largest new auto factory built in the city since the 1990s. Visteon to help China's Guangzhou with self-driving randd Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:09:25 EST Visteon signed an agreement to help Guangzhou Automobile Group develop self-driving vehicles. Talent pool high among supplier concerns Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Research finds that no matter a supplier's size or product, the biggest threat to its competitiveness is the struggle to recruit skilled workers. GKN issues forecast during takeover fight Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:49:19 EST GKN, the British auto supplier and engineering company trying to fend off a hostile bid from Melrose Industries, increased its sales forecast for its electric driveline unit. With AI digital assistant, drivers talk to their cars Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST The auto industry is in the early days in utilizing smart digital assistants to create unique, in-car user experiences. Here's what CES attendees see in the future. Paint pro gives high marks to automakers' Detroit palettes Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Part of the glitz of the Detroit auto show is the palette of colors selected and created for the occasion. Thyssenkrupp to refine strategy amid investor concerns Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:21:31 EST Thyssenkrupp will adapt its strategy following a planned steel tie-up with Tata Steel, CEO Heinrich Hiesinger said, responding to investor criticism that the group is too unwieldy. BASF aims to be major player in EV battery materials Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:31:40 EST BASF is prepared to dig deep, pouring money and expertise into developing materials for electric-vehicle batteries to catch up with rivals like Tesla supplier Sumitomo. Bosch to meet French gov't over diesel injectors plant Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:51:33 EST French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire will hold talks with Bosch to address concerns about the future of the supplier's diesel injectors factory in Rodez, which is heavily exposed to a downturn in diesel sales. Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR http://www.autonews.com Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:59:03 EST Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turkey. Output peaked at more than 190,000 units in 2017, according to IHS Markit. Hoeegh Autoliners is offering a new, direct service to New Zealand and Australia with a U.S. automaker as its launch customer. Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:29:42 EST Automakers will have another shipping option from the United States to Australia and New Zealand when Hoeegh Autoliners in March begins offering a monthly direct service from the Port of Baltimore. Continental aims for split before year-end, report says Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:29:02 EST Continental aims to float part of its business on the stock exchange before the end of the year, a German business publication reported. Schaeffler names former BMW exec as new e-mobility chief Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:01:59 EST Schaeffler has appointed Jochen Schroeder, a former BMW executive, to lead the group's newly established e-mobility business division. Ford ready to help electric mail vans go global Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:55:26 EST Ford, which has been cooperating with Deutsche Post on electric vans, said it's ready to help the German mail operator take its surprise hit vehicle global. Barra celebrates Cruise AV, renovated HQ space with employees Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:25:58 EST General Motors CEO Mary Barra marked the completion of the latest renovation project at the company's world headquarters in Detroit with employees by publicly showing GM's newest self-driving vehicle. Mood brightens on NAFTA's prospects Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:39:31 EST Suppliers are increasingly optimistic that negotiators will come to an agreement on NAFTA that preserves benefits for the auto industry. Magna keeps wide funnel for ideas Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:10:13 EST Swamy Kotagiri, Magna International 's chief technology officer, sees a wide variety of ideas come across his desk. It comes with the territory. Talent pool tops supplier concerns Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:42:41 EST Supplier executives say the drive toward electrification and autonomous vehicles is going to change nearly every aspect of their businesses. Canada's auto future is very much (cyber) secure Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:03:37 EST It might not look like your father's auto industry, but Canada's auto sector is just as relevant today as it was 30 years ago, only in different ways. That was evident at the Detroit auto show. Adient expands to airplane seating with Boeing JV Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:31:37 EST Boeing is moving into making aircraft seats to try to reduce costly delays to deliveries by plane manufacturers, forming a joint venture with car seating leader Adient. Continental hires JP Morgan for possible structural overhaul, report says Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:55:23 EST Continental has hired JP Morgan to advise on a possible reorganization that could see a breakup of the company's business units as it repositions for a market focused on electric and self-driving vehicles, Reuters reported. Nvidia, Intel take two paths to process autonomous driving Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Production-ready autonomous cars will require vast amounts of computing power. In back-to-back keynotes, Intel and Nvidia showed two different approaches, but the companies developing this technology are unsure which path is best to take. Acura reboots RDX at Detroit auto show Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:30:00 EST The third-generation RDX -- the first RDX styled, developed and engineered entirely in the U.S. -- is the crossover's most extensive redesign in more than a decade, and it will square off against a wave of new rivals. Lightweight materials randd facility showcased in Detroit Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:15:12 EST A $50 million randd operation for testing and commercializing lightweight metals and composite materials is being showcased in Detroit during this week's auto show. GKN investors courted by Melrose after supplier spurns takeover bid Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:32:50 EST Turnaround specialist Melrose appealed directly to GKN's investors to back its 7 billion-pound ($9.6 billion) takeover offer after the UK supplier's board rejected it. At CES, time to make cool stuff real stuff Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST There was lots of talk and several demonstrations of self-driving cars at CES, but it was striking to notice which companies did not attend this massive consumer electronics extravaganza. Thyssenkrupp studies how to steer systems to reliability Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST German steering supplier Thyssenkrupp says the next frontier of advanced steering is creating redundancy for safety. Continental eyes reorganization Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Continental said it is in "early stages" of talks about a structural overhaul, following moves by Delphi and Autoliv to split their operations in two. Why Japan needs Spain's Gestamp Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Does Japan really need a foreign supplier to create more metal stamping capacity there? Gestamp thinks so. Panasonic's one-brain runs many functions Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Panasonic has unveiled Spydr -- a single-brain solution to the usual vehicle architecture of multiple controllers. New kind of climate control can save energy Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Valeo's Smart Cocoon reduces energy demands by 30 to 55 percent. Building blocks of new interiors are production-ready Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Interiors suppliers are ready for the new demands coming from self-driving cars. Magna CTO outlines strategy for keeping up with innovation Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Magna's chief technical officer says the supplier's strategy will make sure that products remain viable whether global vehicle electrification is 5 percent or 25 percent. Lincoln suppliers guided by drivers Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Lincoln brand managers are taking a keener interest in their vehicle parts these days, and in watching consumers use them in the real world. NHTSA asks automakers for Kobe disclosures Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:19:30 EST NHTSA asked 29 carmakers to disclose if the safety of any of their vehicles or engines containing products supplied by Kobe Steel could be affected by data cheating. First Shift: GM robotaxi plan: No driver needed Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:15:00 EST GM seeks to deploy robotaxis without driver controls; FCA shifting Ram HD from Mexico to Mich., plans U.S. worker bonuses; U.S. mpg hits record high; Daimler's 3-word answer. GKN rejects takeover offer; plans to split business Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:25:28 EST GKN rejected a takeover offer from turnaround specialist Melrose. The supplier set out plans to split its aerospace and engineering units to boost profitability after naming former Ford executive Anne Stevens as CEO. Ford urges 2,900 pickup owners to stop driving after new Takata death Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:16:40 EST Ford said it confirmed a second death in an older pickup truck caused by a defective Takata airbag inflator and urged 2,900 owners in North America to stop driving immediately. Bosch takes Ford diesel rigging allegations 'very seriously' Thu, 11 Jan 2018 02:28:55 EST Bosch said it took "very seriously" allegations of diesel software manipulation in Ford pickups, responding to a lawsuit brought by U.S. law firm Hagens Berman. German suppliers could lose thousands of jobs over hard Brexit, study says Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:46:48 EST German suppliers could be forced to cut thousands of job if the UK opts for a hard Brexit, which would result in tariffs and a lasting devaluation of the pound, a study by accounting firm Deloitte said. Faurecia, Accenture launch digital services partnership Thu, 11 Jan 2018 03:27:20 EST Faurecia has turned to business consultant and services provider Accenture to help it bring new technologies to market faster, with the two companies agreeing to a five-year collaboration to create a "digital services factory." Bosch unit sold to Chinese investors Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:03:52 EST Bosch has completed the sale of its starter and motor generator division to China's Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery Group and China Renaissance Capital Investment. 400 deaths a day force India to take car safety seriously Wed, 10 Jan 2018 07:38:37 EST In India, more than 150,000 people are killed each year in traffic accidents. The government is attempting to curb the carnage caused by everything from speeding two-wheelers to cars not equipped with airbags. Billionaire Schaefflers hold the keys to Conti's fortunes Wed, 10 Jan 2018 03:49:58 EST Breaking up Continental is an old idea, but even as suppliers such as Delphi and Autoliv announced they were dividing last year, the German giant didn't budge. Continental says major overhaul is under consideration; Options are 'wide open' Tue, 9 Jan 2018 08:05:04 EST Continental said it was in "early stages" of talks about a structural overhaul to become more nimble amid the car industry's transition to electric and self-driving vehicles, confirming media reports. Toyota expands Takata airbag recall in U.S. Tue, 9 Jan 2018 14:04:23 EST Toyota said it was expanding its safety recall involving Takata front passenger airbag inflators to cover about 601,300 additional vehicles in the United States. VW, BMW, Nissan will use Mobileye tech in autonomous vehicles Tue, 9 Jan 2018 04:29:26 EST VW, BMW and Nissan, will use autonomous vehicle technology from Intel's unit Mobileye to crowdsource data in 2 million vehicles, allowing them to build maps to enable self-driving capabilities. Aptiv to continue testing robotaxi fleet in Vegas long after CES Mon, 8 Jan 2018 20:03:53 EST Tech supplier Aptiv, which is ferrying CES visitors and participants up and down the Strip in a fleet of driverless vehicles, plans to continue beta-testing the vehicles and their ride-hailing software after the show ends.