Bosch, Mahle to bail out of turbochargers JVMon, 23, Jan 2017
Mahle and Robert Bosch plan to sell their turbocharger partnership, citing a failure to achieve economies of scale despite strong sales growth. Their joint venture, Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems, has two plants in Austria and China and employs 1,400 workers.
Trump tells automakers, manufacturers U.S. will cut regulations, taxesMon, 23, Jan 2017
President Trump met with a dozen prominent American manufacturers, such as Ford and Tesla, and promised them he would slash regulations and cut corporate taxes, but warned them again of penalties if they move production outside the country.
Yanfeng to invest in new HQ, tech center near DetroitFri, 20, Jan 2017
Toyota built 6.6% of North American vehicles in Mexico last yearFri, 20, Jan 2017
VW joins Ford, BMW to offer Amazon's 'Alexa' voice serviceFri, 20, Jan 2017
Volkswagen will offer the first embedded application of Amazon's Alexa voice service in a vehicle, as the growing focus on network-connected appliances and other home devices inspires collaborations between automakers and technical service providers.
BMW plans more purchasing with Daimler, report saysFri, 20, Jan 2017
BMW plans to expand its cooperation with Daimler in purchasing components, the automaker's new head of purchasing, Markus Duesmann, told a German newspaper. BMW will have to alter its procurement to meet the trend for EVs and autonomous driving, Duesmann also said.
Another round of Takata airbag recalls filed by 13 automakersThu, 19, Jan 2017
More than a dozen automakers this week recalled another 652,000 vehicles with Takata airbag inflators in the U.S. to replace front passenger inflators as the largest callback in the history of the auto industry continues to cascade through the regulatory process.
U.S. closing Tesla autopilot death investigation without demanding recall, report saysThu, 19, Jan 2017
U.S. regulators said on Thursday they found no evidence of any defects in Tesla electric cars after investigating the death of a man whose Model S collided with a truck while he was using its Autopilot system, the first known fatality involving semi-autonomous driving software.
Icahn to gain full control of Federal-Mogul with $300 million dealThu, 19, Jan 2017
Panasonic aims to move Tesla auto partnership beyond batteriesThu, 19, Jan 2017
Panasonic aims to extend its partnership with electric car maker Tesla Motors beyond batteries and into self-driving technology, as the Japanese conglomerate continues to shift its focus to the automotive business.