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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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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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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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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