Ford explores strategic alliance with India's MahindraSept. 18
Ford Motor Co. and Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. are exploring forming a strategic alliance as the U.S. automaker tries to gain a foothold in a country that's set to become the world's third-biggest car market.
Nissan tie-up shuffles Mitsubishi's plansSept. 4
The absorption of Mitsubishi into the Renault-Nissan Alliance will disrupt some of the brand's U.S. product plans, but it could also accelerate some additions to its lineup, such as a replacement for its electric vehicle and a midsize pickup.
Toyota pushes deeper into ride-hailing with Grab investmentAug. 30
Toyota is making an investment in Grab, Southeast Asia's leading ride-hailing operator. The deal comes after the automaker bought a stake in Uber as part of alliances it is establishing to explore new revenue models.
Fiat Chrysler joins BMW, Intel self-driving allianceAug. 16
Fiat Chrysler is joining the self-driving alliance led by BMW, Intel and Mobileye, becoming the second automaker in the year-old group to opt to partner in developing an autonomous driving platform. The alliance plans to put both Level 3 and Level 4/5 automated driving technology into production by 2021.
Volvo, Autoliv deepen self-driving ties with NvidiaJune 27
Continental joins BMW, Intel, Mobileye platform for self-driving carsJune 20
Continental will join a self-driving platform developed by BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye with the supplier handling integration of components and software. Continental said it would play a key role in commercializing the new platform, which is to be sold to other auto manufacturers.
Daicel, Toyoda Gosei plan capital tie-up to expand airbag businessesMay 19
Self-driving 'arms race' complicates supplier alliancesApril 13
The race to develop and exploit autonomous vehicle technology is reshaping the hierarchy of the automotive industry, replacing traditional top-down manufacturing relationships with complex webs of supplier alliances and acquisitions.