Lighting

NHTSA reopens probe into Ford lighting failures

1:34 pm U.S. ET | April 4, 2015

NHTSA is reopening an investigation in which it previously decided not to recall more than half a million Ford cars with possibly defective lighting controls....
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LIGHT IN ACTION

In smart headlight, 1 LED emits beams that can be controlled

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014

A German consortium is developing a "smart headlight" that would require just one LED bulb instead of the array of 25 LEDs required for an Audi A8-style high beam. The consortium led by Osram Opto Semiconductors has developed a single LED light source that can emit 256 pixels -- each a separate beam of light that can be individually controlled....
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Toyota supplier celebrates Nobel Prize winners

7:34 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2014

A Toyota-affiliated supplier is applauding two of its researchers as winners of this year's Nobel Prize in Physics....
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Nissan and Dongfeng form JV for Infiniti in China

Sept. 22, 2014 12:27 CET

Nissan has formed a joint venture with Dongfeng Motor in China dedicated to producing premium Infiniti vehicles. Nissan and Dongfeng each will control 50 percent of the JV, which will start by making the Q50L and QX50....
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Hella may consider IPO this year

Aug. 6, 2014 06:01 CET

Lighting and electronics specialist, Hella., is considering making an Initial Public Offering of its shares, according to people with knowledge of the matter....
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Valeo wins light competition for Escalade

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2014

The lights on the Cadillac Escalade, engineered and produced by French supplier Valeo, were designed from the start to separate the SUV's styling from the competition. The lights have a down side, though: high repair costs....
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THE SUPPLIER SPEAKS

Valeo boosts its N.A. r&d with hundreds of engineers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014

French supplier Valeo SA is hiring hundreds of engineers in North America and is opening an office in Silicon Valley....
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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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Audi, BMW both claim to be 1st with laser high beams

June 23, 2014 06:01 CET

Both Audi and BMW claim to be the first to market with high-beam laser headlights, but it is unclear which automaker should get the bragging rights....
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Audi, BMW play laser tag on high-beams

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014

In the latest round of technological one-upmanship involving German luxury brands, Audi and BMW each claim to be the first to market with high-beam laser headlights....
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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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