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Lear posted a 10 percent increase in profit for the second quarter from growth in seating revenue and higher margins. The supplier reported net income of $311.9 million.
Former GM purchasing chief Bo Andersson has returned to the auto industry to lead European operations for Japanese auto supplier Yazaki.
About 5.3 million Canadian vehicles have been recalled due to faulty Takata airbag inflators, but only 851,000 of them have been fixed.
Alberto Bombassei, the man behind those bright red and yellow Brembo brake calipers, joined three other legends into the Automotive Hall of Fame.
An Australian man who died in a Sydney car crash may be the 18th death linked to faulty Takata airbags, after police said he was killed when hit in the neck by shrapnel from an airbag.
Gentex said its net income jumped 2 percent in the second quarter, repelling the U.S. light-vehicle sales slowdown with growth in international auto-dimming mirror shipments.
Magna says proposed changes to Ontario labor laws would make doing business in the province nearly impossible for the auto parts giant. Other manufacturers have similar concerns.
Autoliv said its net income dropped 13.5 percent during the company's second quarter from a decline in North American and Chinese auto production.
Ford wants to avoid a U.S. recall of about 2.5 million vehicles with Takata airbag inflators that the Japanese auto supplier declared defective last week.
Valeo's first-half profit rose 20 percent as demand for LED lighting and fuel-efficient engine systems helped sales to outpace global auto markets
Continental is in talks to acquire an 8-10 percent stake in the digital mapping firm HERE, which is now controlled by Germany's leading carmakers, a German magazine reported.
Navya, a French maker of driverless shuttles, is training its robot-driven machines to navigate around bankers and corporate directors in Paris, ahead of a push to sell vehicles in the U.S.
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