Transmissions

Transmission parts supplier to invest $42 million in Mich. plant

3:21 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2014

Transform Automotive is expanding in Michigan after landing a new contract to build transmissions parts. The machined, metal-stamped and laser-welded parts supplier plans to invest nearly $42 million to lease and build out a new manufacturing plant in Shelby Township, Mich., a suburb east of Detroit....
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2015 Corvette will get 29 mpg highway, GM says

8:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2014

An 8-speed automatic transmission debuting in the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette boosts fuel economy by 3.5 percent over the six-speed it replaces and gives the General Motors long-running sports car an EPA highway rating of 29 mpg, its highest rating ever....
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ZF talks for TRW said to hinge on Bosch JV exit

Aug. 15, 2014 10:25 CET

ZF's ambitions to takeover TRW and become the world's No. 2 supplier are being held up by negotiations to exit a steering-systems joint venture with Robert Bosch, according to people familiar with the matter....
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KEITH CRAIN

You ain't seen nothing yet

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014

With car shows filling the calendar across the country, it's a good time to contemplate your favorite car from the 1960s or 1970s....
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Hybrid technology helps fuel transmission transformation

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2014

Transmission manufacturers such as ZF Friedrichshafen AG are adapting their transmissions for use in plug-in hybrid vehicles by replacing the torque converter with an electric motor....
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After investment, Aisin eyes N.A. profit surge

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

After scrambling to improve its North American manufacturing base, Japanese supplier Aisin Seiki Co. targets a dramatic improvement of profit margin in the region. But its biggest challenge remains finding high-quality American subsuppliers....
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