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Japan electronic giants embrace autos after consumer-goods struggles

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2015

Japan's storied electronics companies are struggling in the cutthroat consumer goods market amid cheaper, and often more innovative, rivals from South Korea and China. As a result, the beleaguered blue chips are trying reinventing themselves as suppliers to one of the few sectors of Japan Inc. still thriving: the auto business....
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Suppliers dream up future innovations. Will automakers bite?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015

Suppliers try to look over the horizon and craft new features and equipment for autos....
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Ford seeks infotainment middle ground

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2014

In replacing its widely derided MyFord Touch infotainment system, Ford gathered more outside input than it had ever considered in developing an entire vehicle. In the process, it exchanged grand ambition for toned-down aspirations, including easy to use....
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THE SUPPLIER SPEAKS: TOM GEBHARDT

Panasonic takes simple path to 'smart' voice

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2014

How can automakers help motorists who struggle with voice recognition, the technology that generates more customer dissatisfaction than any other in-vehicle gadgetry? Panasonic Automotive Systems President Tom Gebhardt believes he has a solution....
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Panasonic to buy 49% stake in Spanish supplier Ficosa

Sept. 30, 2014 14:48 CET

Panasonic says it has agreed to buy a 49 percent stake in Spanish supplier Ficosa to allow the companies to accelerate the launch of electronic technologically advanced automotive mirrors that support safe driving....
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Tesla, Panasonic agree to team on U.S. gigafactory

7:02 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2014

Tesla Motors and Panasonic have agreed to cooperate on the construction and operation of the American carmaker's so-called gigafactory, its envisioned large-scale battery manufacturing plant in the United States....
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