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Magna's basic building-block approach to the future

Magna's chief technical officer says the supplier's strategy will make sure that products remain viable whether global vehicle electrification is 5 percent or 25 percent.

How Magna plans to meet industry shift to EVs and self-driving cars

Magna Chief Technology Officer Swamy Kotagiri detailed how the supplier is preparing for electric and autonomous cars and shared his thoughts on what Silicon Valley companies are learning as they become more involved in the...

How Magna plans to meet industry shift to EVs and self-driving cars

Magna Chief Technology Officer Swamy Kotagiri detailed how the supplier is preparing for electric and autonomous cars and shared his thoughts on what Silicon Valley companies are learning as they become more involved in the...

How Nissan, NASA will help you park in the future

Nissan has turned to NASA to help it with what could be a challenging task in the future: remotely parking an autonomous vehicle after the driver has exited the car.

Yanfeng Auto Interiors CEO expects strong gains from autonomous vehicles

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors CEO Johannes Roters sees the shift to self-driving cars as a "huge opportunity" for his company as vehicles become another living and working space for people on the move.

Supplier CEO loves his front-row seat to industry's transformation

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors CEO Johannes Roters is energized by the megatrends that are changing the industry because he remembers a time when things were a bit stagnant.

Supplier CEO who loves his front-row seat to industry's transformation

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors CEO Johannes Roters is energized by the megatrends that are changing the industry because he remembers a time when things were a bit stagnant.

7 questions for Nissan Europe sales chief Philippe Saillard

Nissan Europe's sales & marketing chief, Philippe Saillard, spoke with Automotive News Europe about his outlook for the European market and shared his thoughts on the biggest challenges facing automakers in Europe in...

Why BorgWarner CEO says propulsion specialist 'can't lose'

BorgWarner has decided that its future lies in offering propulsion solutions to everything that moves, rather than entering the race to produce autonomous vehicles.

Nissan tackles tech overload in autonomous car

Nissan's latest test car for autonomous driving has 39 devices to achieve 360-degree sensing. The automaker knows that number needs to be slashed.

Continental powertrain chief expects big gains from electronics push

Continental expects big gains from an electronics push and says it is already is winning more electronics-related business than many of its rivals.

Conti exec learns when art tops science

Continental's head of startups got some excellent advice after he was put in charge of the supplier's new entrepreneurial unit. “The thing we do is more art than science,” Juergen Bilo remembers being told.

Honeywell's turbo unit expects big gains from spinoff

Honeywell's plan to spin off its turbocharger business will create a stand-alone company with annual revenue of about $3 billion.

Honeywell's turbocharger business goes it alone in '18

Honeywell will spin off its turbocharger business in the coming year, and CEO Olivier Rabiller is ready to take it in new directions.

Rising Stars finish year with a flourish

Three members of Automotive News Europe's Rising Stars family are finishing the year on high notes, putting themselves and their companies in position for future success.

Volvo's Drive Me takes detour on road to full autonomy

Volvo's Drive Me autonomous driving project is taking some detours compared with promises the automaker made when it announced the program four years ago, but Volvo says the changes will make its first Level 4 vehicle even...

BYD bets big on buses in Europe, cars can't be far behind

China's BYD has built up a production network in Europe to make electric buses.

China's BYD plans EV plant in Morocco

BYD, the Chinese electric vehicle maker backed by U.S. billionaire investor Warren Buffett, has signed an agreement to build electric cars, buses and trucks in Morocco's "Silicon Valley" for the local market and export.

Continental gains edge with electronics

In this Q&A, the head of Continental's powertrain business discusses how the supplier will respond to the rise of electrified vehicles, and the future of diesels.

ZF: In times like these, partnerships are key

The race to autonomous technology requires a search for new expertise, and an expensive one at that. ZF's EVP for sales Peter Lake says that time may be more critical than cost at the moment.

Why Uber expects big gains from strong move into robotaxi market

Uber has taken a big step toward offering robotaxis. They will be on the streets "sooner than most people think," said the ride-hailing company's head of automotive alliances.

How Bosch is preparing for autonomous cars

As Bosch seeks groundbreaking solutions for autonomous vehicles, the supplier's culture is changing to allow failure, as long as it provides a valuable lesson.

ZF's partnerships help it keep pace with megatrends

ZF has spent the year aggressively building up expertise and partnerships to help it capitalize on the move toward autonomous driving.

Volvo CEO credits 'safety and speed' for Uber deal

Volvo's deal to supply ride-hailing company Uber with XC90 SUVs that can be become fully autonomous gives the automaker an early leader in the robotaxi sector. It will benefit Volvo on many levels, CEO Hakan Samuelsson says.

Volvo wins Uber's first robotaxi order

Volvo has signed a deal to sell Uber up to 24,000 cars that will become part of the ride-sharing giant's first robotaxi fleet.

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