Ford, Nissan lead effort to further develop industry in AfricaMon, 24, Oct 2016
A group of carmakers led by executives from Ford Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co. will seek to work with Kenyan authorities to develop an auto-manufacturing industry in the east African country, building on talks with Nigerian lawmakers about their own market.
Tesla faces industry scrutiny over the best way forward for autonomous carsSat, 22, Oct 2016
Tesla's decision to equip all of its vehicles with self-driving hardware has intensified competition over what equipment will be on board cars of the future.
Lear adds graffitiMon, 24, Oct 2016
Lear Corp., the Detroit-based supplier of seating and electrical systems, opened its Innovation Center in downtown Detroit last week.
Auto supply chains confound Apple projectMon, 24, Oct 2016
Bloomberg reports that Apple executives have given the auto team a deadline of late next year to prove the feasibility of its self-driving system and decide on a final direction for the project.
China's LeEco gets logistics lesson at concept's eventMon, 24, Oct 2016
LeEco unveiled an autonomous electric-vehicle concept called the LeSee Pro at a lavish event in San Francisco last week
Qualcomm bid for NXP could lead it into battleMon, 24, Oct 2016
Qualcomm's bid to get NXP would make it an automotive chip colossus - but the competition won't be easy.
Wanted: Minority software suppliersMon, 24, Oct 2016
A senior Nissan executive fears that Silicon Valley's race to develop software for connected cars, collision avoidance and other high-tech functions is leaving minority suppliers behind.
Unusual alliance key to network of self-driving carsMon, 24, Oct 2016
Automakers, suppliers and governments must work together to develop truly autonomous vehicles.
Volvo sees Microsoft HoloLens speeding up car developmentThu, 20, Oct 2016
Volvo says it is the first automaker to test Microsoft's HoloLens augmented-reality goggles as a tool. The technology could dramatically affect car development, which would help the automaker meet its goal of reducing the time it takes to develop a new model to 20 months from 30 months.
Continental tried to buy stake in Osram, report saysFri, 21, Oct 2016
Continental tried to buy Siemens' stake in lighting group Osram in the summer but was turned down, a German business magazine reported, citing company sources.
Gentex posts 18% gain in Q3 net incomeThu, 20, Oct 2016
Mirror and electronics supplier Gentex saw its third-quarter net income climb 18 percent to $92.1 million as sales at its automotive unit increased. Gentex typically serves as a bellwether for suppliers as it is one of the first of its peers to release its quarterly results.