Magna takes 'significant step' in enabling fully autonomous vehiclesJan. 15, 2018
Canadian parts giant Magna International says it now has the ability to manufacture U.S. military-grade radar for the auto sector, allowing automakers to close the gap between Level 3 and Level 5 autonomy.
Linamar to spend up to $500M on AI, electric and connected vehiclesJan. 15, 2018
Canadian auto parts supplier Linamar Corp. — with the help of the governments of Ontario and Canada — will spend up to $500 million on a number of new programs, including artificial intelligence.
How Magna plans to meet industry shift to EVs and self-driving carsJan. 7, 2018
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 auto industry.
Ford urges 2,900 pickup owners to stop driving after new Takata deathJan. 11, 2018
Ford said it confirmed a second death in an older pickup truck caused by a defective Takata airbag inflator and urged 2,900 owners in North America — including 190 in Canada — to stop driving immediately.
Magna CEO says Trump's NAFTA ideas 'lose-lose-lose' for automakersJan. 10, 2018
Magna CEO Don Walker says NAFTA talks still sound like "an uphill battle." He says North America should be an efficient trading unit against the likes of Europe and China. NAFTA talks resume Jan. 23.
Dealers wanted: Mahindra looks for Canadians to sell off-road vehicleJan. 8, 2018
The Mahindra Group of India has opened a factory near Detroit and is seeking Canadian dealers for an off-road vehicle. It has a multi-vehicle, five-year plan for Canada and the United States.
Magna grows in China again, supplying EV parts to start-up NIOJan. 4, 2018
Magna International has a deal to supply several lightweight parts and latches for the ES8 utility vehicle by Chinese start-up NIO. It's the latest in the Canadian supplier's expansion in China.
Former Canadian Black Book CEO Kathy Ward diesDec. 28
Kathy Ward, former CEO of Canadian Black Book, died of cancer Christmas Eve. During her 36-year career, Ward launched the company's website and negotiated CBB's sale to U.S.-based Hearst Business Media.
Vancouver's Westport Fuel to supply Tata's new natural-gas enginesJan. 2, 2018
Canadian supplier Westport Fuel Systems Inc. of Vancouver will supply parts for India's Tata Motors four- and six-cylinder natural gas spark-ignited engine line for the automaker's commercial vehicles.
BlackBerry reports Q3 net loss, flat sales in auto software unitDec. 20
BlackBerry Ltd. lost US$275 million in its third quarter and sales in its group that includes automotive software were flat. CEO John Chen has pinned high hopes on the auto sector.
Magna realigns business into four primary segmentsDec. 19
Canadian auto parts giant Magna said it will realign its divisions and create four global product segments. It plans to report quarterly sales and earnings for each unit beginning in 2018.