U.S. seeks to expedite Takata airbag replacementsFri, 09, Dec 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation today said it will press the auto industry to accelerate the pace of replacements for defective Takata airbag inflators and signaled a likely widening of the industry's largest ever recall.
Detroit wants to maintain control of technological advancesFri, 09, Dec 2016
Detroit is willing to let Silicon Valley into the car, but it’s not ready to hand over the keys. Automakers and suppliers said today that while the technology coming from the West Coast has been key to industry advancement, traditional companies still will control the fate of future vehicles.
Former Mitsubishi plant in Ill. may house startup automakerFri, 09, Dec 2016
The former Mitsubishi assembly plant in Normal, Ill., soon could be purchased by little-known startup automotive firm Rivian Automotive. Rivian is in discussions to buy the plant, which was shuttered in May, and invest up to $175 million in it by 2024 and create 500 jobs by 2021, the state said.
BMW selects Magna to replace Lear for X5, X6 seating business in S.C.Thu, 08, Dec 2016
Samsung SDI to supply batteries for startup Lucid Motors' EVsWed, 07, Dec 2016
Knorr-Bremse seals victory in Haldex takeover battleWed, 07, Dec 2016
German supplier Knorr-Bremse has won the first stage of its battle to take over Sweden's Haldex by obtaining 86.1 percent of the brake systems company's shares before its offer expired Monday. Knorr's offer is still conditional upon the company obtaining clearance from antitrust regulators.
Harman's first bet after Samsung deal is car dashboard projectorTue, 06, Dec 2016
Lucid Motors knows it has a high burden of proofMon, 05, Dec 2016
Lucid Motors' luxury EV prototype feels like an entirely viable product. But the car and the company are venturing into an automotive landscape littered with startups that promised to be the real thing.
Visteon hires Daimler exec to lead driver assistance system developmentTue, 06, Dec 2016
Lear venture advances on 3 projectsMon, 05, Dec 2016
Panasonic in final talks to buy headlight maker ZKW, report saysMon, 05, Dec 2016
Panasonic is in the final stages of talks to buy Austrian automotive headlight maker ZKW Group for up to $1 billion, accelerating its push into the automotive electronics market, the Nikkei business daily reported today.
Apple signals a readiness to join the self-driving car raceSun, 04, Dec 2016
Apple is wading in to the debate over regulation of self-driving cars, declaring it is excited about the potential for automated transportation and calling on U.S. regulators not to restrict testing of such vehicles.