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Recent articles

Regulators, automakers, entrepreneurs push to break through the V2V roadblock

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23
Vehicle-to-vehicle communications, which allows vehicles to signal their locations to one another and possibly avert collisions, is starting to look like the auto industr ...

More suppliers join active-safety fray

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18
You might think that the market for collision avoidance systems - with their complex mix of radar, cameras, processors and software - would be dominated by a handful of m ...

In the eyes of suppliers, Toyota and Honda surge

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18
As far as North American suppliers are concerned, Toyota and Honda are the gold standard, while Ford, Nissan, Fiat Chrysler and General Motors are also-rans. ...

Audi plans backups for key safety tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18
For its next big step in collision avoidance - vehicles that can swerve to avoid an obstacle - Audi AG is adopting a belt-and-suspenders approach. ...

GM to suppliers: Let's see books, not bids

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11
General Motors has launched a new way to buy parts that foregoes the conventional bidding process for suppliers. Instead, the new process lets GM inspect suppliers' facto ...

Driverless cars and the big conundrum

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 26
If autonomous driving is Megatrend No. 1 in the global industry, the matter of how to handle the human interface may be Conundrum No. 1. ...

Financially strong Dana on hunt for acquisitions

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20
Seven years after Dana Corp. emerged from bankruptcy, the supplier is looking for acquisitions. ...

Magna to sell interiors unit to Grupo Antolin for $525 million

UPDATED: 4/16/15 1:22 pm ET - new story
Canadian auto supplier Magna has agreed to sell its interiors operations to Grupo Antolin, a Spanish supplier with global operations, in a deal valued at about $525 milli ...

Is a focused, all-in Visteon now stable?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23
When Tim Leuliette steps down as CEO of Visteon Corp. late this year, he will leave behind a company working in just one major product sector: cockpit electronics. That's ...

How Faurecia made over a Visteon relic

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22
Faurecia knew it had a big job converting a castoff Visteon plant it bought in 2012 in Michigan into a profitable operation. ...

Today's Delphi focuses on smart technology, software

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16
Delphi Automotive's brain trust thinks it has a winning business strategy -- smart technology with a heavy dose of software -- and it's likely to stick with that plan und ...

A123 shifts focus to rebound from bankruptcy

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16
A123 CEO Jason Forcier says he is focusing on starter batteries. ...

O'Neal's goal: Smaller but stronger Delphi

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16
When Delphi Automotive took journalists for rides in its driverless Audi SQ45 this winter during the International CES, the retrofitted crossover wasn't restricted to the ...

Takata says tests show airbag failures occur in older vehicles in hot regions

3:51 pm U.S. ET | March 2
Takata said today that its ongoing tests of recalled airbag inflators have supported the company's view that failures are most likely to occur in older vehicles in hot, h ...
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Nissan's Munoz on dealers: 'You grow or you go'

Nissan's Munoz on dealers: 'You grow or you go'

Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz has a tough goal to meet: Raise the combined U.S. market share of Nissan and Infiniti from 8.4 percent to 10 percent by March of 2017.
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