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Mahindra prepares 'brand journey' to launch passenger vehicles in U.S.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:35:39 EST

India's Mahindra and Mahindra, preparing to launch an off-road vehicle in the U.S., will take a "thoughtful" approach to marketing on-road passenger vehicles next, company officials said Monday.

AutoNews Now: Uber buying 24,000 self-driving Volvos

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST

Uber buying 24,000 Volvos for robotaxi fleet; Mahindra details Detroit factory plans; Safety group urges Pacifica probe; Honda enlists Facebook tech; Ford plans plug-in cop car.

Mercedes steps up e-van push to counter Ford's StreetScooter

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:18:07 EST

Mercedes is ramping up its offering of electric delivery vans to counter the StreetScooter, a no-frills competitor from Deutsche Post and Ford.

Honda to use Facebook to find owners with defective Takata airbags

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:24:29 EST

Honda will use Facebook's custom-audiences tool to find car owners with defective Takata airbags.

First Shift: Nissan to send U.S.-built Titan to China

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:30:00 EST

Nissan to export Titan from Miss. to China, exec hints at need for new U.S. plant; VW factory shuffle; Ford phasing out C-Max in U.S.; Honda Odyssey recall; Why Adient is adapting.

End the wait for safety technology

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

If an automaker has developed automatic braking and can install it as an option, then it can make the same technology standard on all its vehicles.

New technology shakes up the purchasing department

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

As automakers look for advanced technologies, their unfamiliar suppliers are bringing new ideas to old purchasing departments.

Why is catalytic converter supplier BASF smiling?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

Tougher fuel economy and emissions regulations will require new engine designs, and more work for the company.

At Bosch, to err can be divine

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

Bosch wants to stimulate creative new ideas for the coming era of autonomous vehicles. To get there, it's willing to accept a few unsuccessful efforts.

Autoliv relearns lean manufacturing

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

Autoliv adopted lean manufacturing practices years ago -- and then found out that it needed a refresher course.

Ghosn says Nissan alliance will lean on suppliers for growth

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

Carlos Ghosn has big visions for the growth of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. And to make it happen, he knows he must lean on parts suppliers like never before.

ZF and other suppliers remake themselves for a changed future

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

ZF is remaking itself for a future industry of autonomous vehicles and advanced electronics. Many suppliers are also repositioning themselves to look dramatically different in the future.

Two-thirds of U.S. vehicles with Takata airbags still not fixed

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:15:00 EST

Nearly two-thirds of vehicles in the United States with defective Takata airbag inflators remain unrepaired as automakers have made varying degrees of progress addressing the largest recall ever.

U.S. rejects Ford, Mazda petitions to delay recall of Takata airbags

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:15:40 EST

NHTSA turned down a petition by Ford and Mazda to delay -- for additional testing -- the recall of about 3 million vehicles with potentially defective airbag inflators made by Takata.

Toyota preps another small crossover concept

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:24:21 EST

Toyota will unwrap a small crossover concept vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show geared toward outdoor enthusiasts and urban dwellers. It will be the third crossover concept introduced this year based on the company's new modular platform.

Lear CEO Simoncini resigns; seating boss Ray Scott is successor

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:03:26 EST

Lear CEO Matt Simoncini is stepping down, effective Feb. 28, ending a six-year run in the company's top job. Ray Scott, president of the supplier's seating unit, will replace Simoncini.

First Shift: Lear CEO Simoncini stepping down

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:30:00 EST

Lear CEO Simoncini resigns; Infiniti's radical engine design; Hyundai's CUV plans include diesel, EV, fuel cell; Split-tailgate Ram 1500 spied; Robo rock-climber in Ford's future?

EU will fine seat belt, airbag cartel, report says

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:54:20 EST

The EU is set to fine a group of car seat belt and airbag makers in the coming weeks, Reuters reported, in the latest regulatory crackdown on price fixing in the sector.

Visteon invests $5 million into American Center for Mobility

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:29:17 EST

Visteon is sponsoring the American Center for Mobility in Michigan at a founder level with a $5 million investment, becoming the first tier-one supplier to do so.

Continental may invest in solid-state batteries

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 06:12:06 EST

Continental is considering investing in battery production to compete with Asian and U.S. manufacturers.

In-demand tech puts suppliers on guard

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

That trust that automakers have worked so hard to rekindle among their parts suppliers? It's slipping away again.

World Congress panel to discuss NAFTA's future

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

The future of the North American Free Trade Agreement will be the topic of a roundtable discussion of industry leaders at the Automotive News World Congress in January.

Poland plant marks premium move for IAC

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

IAC Group's new plant in Poland is a strategy play to be at the doorstep of global luxury automakers as the industry shifts to higher-grade interiors.

Honda to recall vehicles with improperly installed replacement inflators for Takata airbags

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:05:51 EST

Honda plans to inspect and replace or properly install replacement airbag inflators that have been improperly installed under an earlier recall.

UAW loses bid to organize auto supplier plant in Ohio

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 06:27:38 EST

Workers at a Chinese-owned auto glass plant in southwestern Ohio voted heavily against union representation in a major blow for the UAW's strategy to unionize foreign-owned auto factories.

Hertz has profitable role to play in ride-hailing, CEO says

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 11:34:20 EST

The rental-car business isn't dead and working with ride-hailing companies will actually offset any market share lost to them, the CEO of Hertz says.

Mahindra considers selling SsangYong vehicles in U.S.

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:59:37 EST

Mahindra is considering introducing vehicles made by its South Korean subsidiary in the U.S., according to Managing Director Pawan Goenka.

Continental sees strong profits ahead as EV push boosts orders

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 16:03:38 EST

Continental expects "strong" profit and sales in the fourth quarter as carmakers' accelerating embrace of electric and self-driving technologies boost orders at the company's core automotive business.

Altran Technologies opens first U.S. passive-safety center in Wixom, Michigan

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 12:15:00 EST

French engineering and randd consulting firm Altran Technologies opened a passive-safety center in suburban Detroit as part of an effort to attract new business.

BorgWarner raises stock dividend 21%

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 12:42:09 EST

BorgWarner, benefiting from higher revenue and profits, raised its quarterly cash dividend 21 percent a share.

Humvee maker AM General sues Activision over 'Call of Duty' video game series

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 10:59:49 EST

The maker of Humvee military vehicles filed a lawsuit accusing Activision Blizzard of reaping billions of dollars by incorporating its trademarks without permission in its flagship "Call of Duty" video game franchise.

Why Carl Icahn is betting on Hertz, Lyft and Pep Boys

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 07:34:28 EST

Carl Icahn imagines the next two decades or so of transportation the way a lot of experts do: Americans will ditch personal cars. He sees the migration playing into his hands.

Schaeffler to build new German assembly and packaging center

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 05:49:44 EST

Schaeffler will spend 180 million euros ($209 million) to build a assembly and packaging center near Leipzig, Germany, to supply auto spare parts and tools to warehouses across Europe. The facility will begin operations in 2019.

Economic nationalism may put randd at risk

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 12:03:33 EST

Research and development spending is higher than ever, but the narrative of economic nationalism could soon put global randd efforts at risk -- and automakers won't be immune, a study suggests.

Continental, Osram to launch lighting joint venture in 2018

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 13:00:00 EST

Continental and lighting company Osram said they plan to set up a joint venture next year to develop lighting products for the automotive industry.

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for November

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks why the European pickup market is set to take off.

Continental AG is committed to its women's network

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

Continental's women's network succeeds because of strong follow-up, CEO support and staying with the committed founders, rather than being shifted to the human resources department.

An industry redesigned? Best to be prepared

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

The fundamentals of the auto business could change dramatically in the coming decades. That calls for a radical look at what the future may bring.

By 2030, automakers will be part of tech alliances -- and won't be calling the shots

Sun, 5 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

To develop the necessary processors and software for self-driving cars, automakers are forming alliances with technology suppliers. And the suppliers will call the shots.

Key Safety Systems files deal to buy embattled airbag supplier Takata

Sat, 4 Nov 2017 16:57:43 EST

Key Safety Systems reached a final deal to acquire supplier Takata out of bankruptcy resulting from exploding airbag system parts linked to at least 17 deaths.

Mahindra signals plans for 400,000-square-foot auto plant in Detroit area

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 09:57:44 EST

India's Mahindra and Mahindra said it plans to build a 400,000-square-foot auto assembly plant near Detroit, which would be the first new auto plant in the region in more than 25 years.

American Axle's Metaldyne deal bears fruit in Q3

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 16:24:38 EST

American Axle, one year after announcing its $3.3 billion Metaldyne acquisition, saw the benefits of the blockbuster deal flow into its third-quarter earnings report.

AutoNews Now: Storms, sell-downs and spiffs

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

Storms, sell-downs and spiffs: Snyder's Oct. sales takeaways; Benz in U.S. luxury lead; Mahindra plans U.S. plant; Continental's cyber buy; BMW recalls vehicles over fire risk.

Continental buys Israeli auto cyber firm Argus

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 09:32:31 EST

Continental is buying Israel's Argus Cyber Security, whose technology guards connected cars against hacking. The German company said Argus would now become part of its subsidiary Elektrobit.

Germany's Continental buys Israeli auto cyber firm Argus

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 09:12:59 EST

Continental AG said it was buying Israel's Argus Cyber Security, whose technology guards connected cars against hacking.

ANE's November issue goes live Monday

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, November 6. The new edition looks why the European pickup market is set to take off.

AutoNews Now: Fed probe of UAW funds reaches GM, Ford

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 15:45:00 EST

GM, Ford cooperate with feds as probe expands; GOP plan would kill EV credits, 'death tax'; How Continental propels women with 'high potential' to next level; VW open to trucks IPO.

Chinese-owned SF Motors finalizes acquisition of AM General's Indiana plant

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 12:38:44 EST

Chinese-owned SF Motors has completed its acquisition of AM General's commercial assembly plant in Mishawaka, Ind.

Delphi posts Q3 gains in net income, revenue

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 10:24:34 EST

Delphi Automotive reported higher third-quarter profits on growing demand for electrification and advanced fuel technologies, and the supplier raised its full-year revenue and earnings outlooks.

PSA-Opel fusion shakes up European production footprint

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST

PSA's takeover of GM's Opel was a game-changer for Europe's vehicle assembly footprint.