Lighting

Hella may consider IPO this year

Aug. 6, 2014 06:01 CET
Lighting and electronics specialist, Hella., is considering making an Initial Public Offering of its shares, according to people with knowledge of the matter....
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Valeo wins light competition for Escalade

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2014
The lights on the Cadillac Escalade, engineered and produced by French supplier Valeo, were designed from the start to separate the SUV's styling from the competition. The lights have a down side, though: high repair costs....
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Valeo boosts its N.A. r&d with hundreds of engineers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
French supplier Valeo SA is hiring hundreds of engineers in North America and is opening an office in Silicon Valley....
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Philips will merge LED components, auto lighting into stand-alone business

June 30, 2014 11:54 CET
Philips will merge its LED components and automotive lighting divisions into a stand-alone subsidiary which may be spun off. The lighting division sells light sources to carmakers including VW, Audi and BMW....
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Audi, BMW both claim to be 1st with laser high beams

June 23, 2014 06:01 CET
Both Audi and BMW claim to be the first to market with high-beam laser headlights, but it is unclear which automaker should get the bragging rights....
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Audi, BMW play laser tag on high-beams

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
In the latest round of technological one-upmanship involving German luxury brands, Audi and BMW each claim to be the first to market with high-beam laser headlights....
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Osram opens LED plant in China

June 3, 2014 09:47 CET
German supplier Osram has opened a plant in Wuxi, eastern China, to package LEDs in housings for automotive customers....
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Audi unveils edgy new A7

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
Refreshed versions of Audi's coupelike A7 and S7 sedans will have sharper-edged exterior styling....
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Hella forms lighting JV in China with BAIC

May 19, 2014 11:16 CET
German supplier Hella and state-owned Chinese automaker Beijing Auto have agreed to establish a 50-50 joint venture to produce lighting in Beijing....
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VW recalls 160,351 Passats in North America to fix low-beam headlights

March 18, 2014 12:11 CET
Volkswagen said it is recalling about 160,351 Passat sedans in the United States and Canada because a low-beam headlight could become inoperable....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Audi, BMW race to be first with laser headlights

Feb. 17, 2014 06:15 CET
The race is on. BMW has announced plans to offer optional laser headlights on its new i8 plug-in hybrid supercar, while Audi has promised to get the technology to market even faster....
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Japanese supplier Koito to plead guilty in U.S. to price fixing, pay $57 million fine

11:33 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2014
Japanese supplier Koito Manufacturing has agreed to pay $57 million in fines and plead guilty in federal court to price fixing lighting components that were sold to Toyota....
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Valeo aims to boost global lighting presence

Jan. 10, 2014 06:01 CET
Valeo says it will boost its position in the global automotive lighting sector by taking full ownership in its North America-based lighting joint venture....
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Audi's Stadler says production vehicle will get laser headlights

Jan. 8, 2014 06:15 CET
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler says the automaker will introduce a production vehicle equipped with laser headlights, though he did not indicate which model will get lasers, or when....
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Audi's Stadler says production vehicle will get laser headlights

7:23 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2014
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler says he will introduce a production vehicle equipped with laser headlights, though he did not indicate which model will get lasers, or when....
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BMW, Audi will introduce laser headlamps this year

Jan. 7, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW and Audi both plan to introduce laser headlamps this year, as the new technology is poised to challenge LEDs as the industry's showcase high-tech lighting....
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Laser headlamps poised to hit the market this year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2014
Lasers -- until recently an exotic toy for the auto industry -- are poised to challenge LEDs as the industry's showcase high-tech headlamps....
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Bosch sees big opportunity for lithium ion batteries

Dec. 9, 2013 06:01 CET
Robert Bosch and Japanese battery partner GS Yuasa aim to sell a lithium ion battery by 2020 that slashes production costs in half and delivers twice the energy density of today's batteries....
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Audi seeks edge in global sales race with non-blinding high beams

Dec. 7, 2013 06:15 CET
Audi aims to gain an edge over premium rivals with computer-controlled headlamp beams that recognize other road users and avoid blinding them....
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Bosch sees big opportunity for lithium ion batteries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
German supplier Robert Bosch GmbH and Japanese battery partner GS Yuasa Corp. aim to sell a lithium ion battery by 2020 that slashes production costs in half and delivers twice the energy density of today's batteries....
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Chrysler brand boss to share 200's spotlight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
New Chrysler brand head Al Gardner has no experience in the spotlight atop an automotive brand, and he will get little time for on-the-job training....
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VW recalls 2.6 million vehicles on engine, light faults

Nov. 14, 2013 12:25 CET
Volkswagen is recalling over 2.6 million vehicles worldwide, including its biggest such move in China, to fix electronic and drive-system flaws....
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VW Tiguan probed by U.S. safety regulators over lighting issue

Nov. 8, 2013 14:10 CET
U.S. safety regulators have opened an investigation into VW Tiguans in the United States after complaints about the loss of exterior lighting....
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Subaru to show sports tourer concept in Tokyo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Subaru will unveil a wagon-shaped sports tourer concept this month at the Tokyo Motor Show that previews a production model coming to market next year....
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Magneti Marelli plans new lighting JV in China

Oct. 22, 2013 12:43 CET
Italian supplier Magneti Marelli has formed a joint venture with a subsidiary of China South Industries Group Corp. to produce headlamps and taillights in a new plant in central China....
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