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In smart headlight, 1 LED emits beams that can be controlled

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014
A German consortium is developing a "smart headlight" that would require just one LED bulb instead of the array of 25 LEDs required for an Audi A8-style high beam. The consortium led by Osram Opto Semiconductors has developed a single LED light source that can emit 256 pixels -- each a separate beam of light that can be individually controlled....
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Toyota supplier celebrates Nobel Prize winners

7:34 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2014
A Toyota-affiliated supplier is applauding two of its researchers as winners of this year's Nobel Prize in Physics....
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Nissan and Dongfeng form JV for Infiniti in China

Sept. 22, 2014 12:27 CET
Nissan has formed a joint venture with Dongfeng Motor in China dedicated to producing premium Infiniti vehicles. Nissan and Dongfeng each will control 50 percent of the JV, which will start by making the Q50L and QX50....
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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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THE SUPPLIER SPEAKS

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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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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