Lighting

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.... Read More »

 

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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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

LEDs move from outside lot to the showroom

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
More than a year ago, Bryant Motor Co. installed light fixtures with light-emitting diodes on its lots. Pleased with the performance and savings those LEDs brought, the Sedalia, Mo., Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram dealership decided to use LEDs for interior lighting when it began to renovate last February, said dealer principal Kyle Herrick.... Read More »

 

Audi seeks OK for Vegas-style signal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2013
Once again, Audi is standing up for its lights. This year, the German luxury brand was thwarted in its attempt to win quick regulatory approval in the United States for its auto-dimming Matrix Beam headlights. Now, Audi is going to bat for another light feature: sequential turn signals.... Read More »

 

Osram: You'll see more LED headlights

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2013
LED headlights, currently a technology for pricey luxury cars, are starting to enter the mass market.... Read More »

 

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Laser headlights? Don't hold your breath

5:18 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2013
Automakers have been teasing us with demonstrations of laser headlights, but you shouldn't hold your breath.... Read More »

 

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Racing beyond LED to the next big thing -- OLED lighting

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2013
In a few years, the current generation of high-tech LED tail lights and headlights may look quaintly Victorian.... Read More »

 

Top-of-the-line Golf pushes 300 hp

Sept. 6, 2013 06:01 CET
Volkswagen has taken the Golf R hatchback in a more aggressive styling direction, according to photos and details released before its debut at the Frankfurt auto show.... Read More »

 

Top-of-the-line Golf pushes 300 hp

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
Volkswagen has taken the Golf R hatchback in a more aggressive styling direction, according to photos and details released before its debut at the Frankfurt auto show.... Read More »

 

Audi A8 is lighter, gets more power

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
Audi will unveil a freshened A8 at the Frankfurt auto show this month with more powerful engines, lighter construction, new driver assistance systems and Matrix LED headlight technology.... Read More »

 

LED acceptance is vital to Marelli's U.S. growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
Magneti Marelli intends on slipping past U.S. market leader Koito to become North America's biggest auto lighting supplier.... Read More »

 

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