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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EST

Assembly of the 10th-generation Honda Civic began in July 2016 in at Honda's plant in Swindon, England. Output peaked at more than 120,000 units in 2017, according to IHS Markit.

First Shift: Automakers accused of hiding Takata defects

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:00:00 EST

GM, Benz, VW, FCA accused of hiding airbag defects; Audi bracing for tough year; Report: No easy way to skirt tariffs; Magna, Lyft to co-develop AV tech; Car backs without brands.

Automakers knew earlier of Takata airbag issues, plaintiffs contend

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:09:58 EST

GM, VW, Fiat Chrysler and Daimler knew of problems with Takata airbag inflators and should have moved faster to recall vehicles, according to court documents cited by owners suing the automakers.

Bar for tariff exclusions will be set high by U.S.

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 06:23:36 EST

Businesses that want to win exclusions from President Trump's planned tariffs on imported steel and aluminum will face a high bar set by the Commerce Department, according to a news report.

Magna to invest $200M in Lyft to speed self-driving tech

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:05:34 EST

Ride-hailing startup Lyft is adding Magna to its long list of investors and partners to deploy and accelerate self-driving technology.

Why Israel is winning with autonomous cars

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EST

Israel is establishing itself as a major automotive player because of a willingness to continually challenge ideas, a top executive said.

Volvo, Autoliv self-driving venture seeks customers beyond Geely

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:40:57 EST

Volvo and Autoliv's self-driving partnership is stepping up plans to dominate autonomous systems with talks to win customers other than the Swedish automaker's Chinese parent Zhejiang Geely.

Why Israel is winning with autonomous cars

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EST

Israel is establishing itself as a major automotive player because of a willingness to continually challenge ideas, a top executive said.

Continental subsidiary gets big lift in battle against hackers

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EST

When Continental bought Israel's Argus Cyber Security the supplier said the hacking-preventer would become part of its software subsidiary, Elektrobit.

Honda, Ford to testify at U.S. Senate Takata hearing

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 20:04:05 EST

A Senate Commerce subcommittee is holding a hearing on the largest-ever recall in automotive history that some lawmakers say is moving too slow.

Dana CEO meeting top GKN investors to help fight off Melrose

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:16:07 EST

Dana CEO James Kamsickas is in London meeting top GKN shareholders in a drive to persuade the British engineer's investors to back a deal with Dana and reject a hostile bid by Melrose Industries.

General Motors said to plan Airbnb-like service for sharing vehicles

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 07:38:26 EST

General Motors plans to start a pilot program this summer that will enable car owners to rent out their vehicles when they aren't using them, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

Suppliers race to gain foothold in lucrative, untapped cybersecurity sector

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EST

Automotive cybersecurity is still in its infancy but developments have accelerated since 2015 and suppliers such as Bosch, Harman, Cisco, Honeywell, NNG, Irdeto, Karamba and Continental-owned Argus, are already well positioned to benefit from the...

Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EST

Assembly of the seventh-generation Ford Fiesta began in May 2017 in at Ford's plant in Cologne, Germany. Output is expected to peak at more than 350,000 units in 2018, according to IHS Markit.

A new driveline king?

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EST

Dana and GKN propose a merger that will make Dana the industry's driveline king.

Schaeffler's controlling family wants share conversion to give it flexibility

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 07:38:43 EST

Schaeffler's controlling family wants to convert about a quarter of the supplier's stock into non-voting shares, a move that would allow them to sell shares without losing voting rights.

Tilton puts her Zohar funds into bankruptcy

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:14:05 EST

New York financier and Dura CEO Lynn Tilton has put her Zohar investment funds, a key element of her distressed debt empire and the subject of several legal battles, into Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Melrose increases hostile bid for GKN to $11.2 billion

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 04:32:26 EST

Melrose increased its hostile offer for GKN to 8.1 billion pounds ($11.2 billion) by boosting the equity element of the offer, appealing to investors after GKN struck a rival deal of its own to merge its automotive business with Dana.

Rage against the self-driving machine in California streets

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EST

Autonomous vehicles are not immune to road rage, based on accident reports filed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Hydrogen semi maker Nikola to build assembly plant

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EST

Nikola Motor Co. intends to build a 1-million-square-foot assembly plant in Buckeye, Ariz. to manufacture zero-emission hydrogen-electric semitrucks by the end of 2019.

Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz is bullish on investment

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EST

Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz has plant investment on her mind as automakers outsource more of what they used to consider sacred cows.

FCA minivan output to resume as strike ends at supplier ZF-TRW

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 09:50:08 EST

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is set to resume production of its minivans after striking Unifor workers at a major supplier ratified a new three-year contract.

NAFTA uncertainty stalls a Mitsubishi Electric factory

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EST

Mitsubishi Electric doesn't know where to build its next plant. The problem? It needs to know the plan for NAFTA.

Geely taps Autoliv, Zenuity to develop ADAS system for Level 3 autonomy

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 10:42:00 EST

Swedish supplier Autoliv and its software joint venture Zenuity have been selected by Chinese automaker Geely to develop advanced driver assistance systems for Level 3 autonomous driving in China.

Dana agrees to $6.1 billion tie-up with GKN driveline unit

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 11:23:54 EST

Dana and GKN agreed to a $6 billion deal that would merge GKN's automotive business into Dana and, the Ohio company says, enable it to leapfrog larger automotive driveline competitors.

GKN agrees to $6B tie-up with Dana in bid to fend off Melrose

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 08:10:01 EST

GKN and Dana agreed a $6.1 billion deal to merge GKN's automotive business with U.S.-based Dana as the British supplier looks to fend off a hostile bid from Melrose Industries.

Mobility as a service will change the driving experience and economics, too.

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 15:37:48 EST

Cars, as we've long known them, and driving, as we've long done it, are about to enter a horse-and-buggy era of their own.

AutoNews Now: Tariffs could kill 40,000 auto jobs - group

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 15:15:00 EST

Tariffs could kill 40,000 auto jobs, group says; Detroit 3 to seek exceptions?; European view; GKN, Dana in $6.1B deal; Toyota-Mazda venture; Denso takes bigger bite of chipmaker; Waymo's robo-rigs.

Anand Mahindra doesn't fear trade war as world needs India

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 10:00:00 EST

Anand Mahindra, chairman of India's largest SUV maker, can't understand why Indian markets seem perturbed by the threat of a global tariff war.

Toyota affiliate Denso buying $800 million stake in chipmaker Renesas

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 05:35:50 EST

Denso, an affiliate to Toyota, is buying an additional 4.5 percent stake in chipmaker Renesas in a deal worth $800 million based on market prices, as automakers accelerate the adoption of self-driving and other technologies.

Continental voices concern over U.S. tariff plans

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 11:43:08 EST

Continental voiced concerns about the possibility of an escalating trade war if the U.S. imposes tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Continental bets on 48-volt hybrid batteries in JV with China's CITC

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 16:21:30 EST

Continental will form a joint venture with China's CITC to produce 48-volt hybrid batteries that add some electric power to existing gasoline models without a costly redesign.

Suppliers to the new Citroen C3

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EST

Assembly of the third-generation Citroen C3 began in September 2016 in at PSA's plant in Trnava, Slovakia. Output peaked at more than 240,000 units in 2017, according to IHS Markit.

Senators call for another Takata airbag recall hearing

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 16:25:12 EST

Senators plan to convene a previously undisclosed hearing to focus on the status of Takata airbag inflator recalls, the largest and most complex recall process in auto history that some lawmakers say is too slow.

Steel supplier plans to give employees $1,000 bonus

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 13:40:47 EST

In the wake of President Donald Trump's plans to impose stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, U.S. steel supplier Zekelman Industries has vowed to grant an annual bonus to its employees.

GKN said to be near deal with Dana over auto unit tie-up

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 07:13:41 EST

GKN is in advanced talks over a merger of its automotive unit with Dana, a deal that would complicate turnaround specialist Melrose's hostile bid for GKN, five sources familiar with the matter said.

Renault offers 3 new Alpine A110 variants

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 09:48:19 EST

Renault is seeking to broaden the appeal of the Alpine A110 sports coupe with three new versions: a minimalist Pure edition, a comfort-oriented Legende model, and the track-only GT4, with a power-to-weight ratio of 3.2 kg per horsepower.

Toyota, Kobe hit with U.S. lawsuit over vehicle metal quality

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 15:24:43 EST

Consumers filed a federal lawsuit against Kobe Steel and Toyota accusing the companies of violating consumer protection laws by concealing the use of sub-standard metal components in vehicles.

Crash test dummy maker Humanetics buys Austrian manufacturer

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 11:50:14 EST

Humanetics Innovative Solutions, a crash test dummy maker based in suburban Detroit, has acquired an Austrian safety test equipment manufacturer.

FCA to spin off Magneti Marelli without raising money, report says

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 03:46:25 EST

Fiat Chrysler is looking to spin off Magneti Marelli to its shareholders via a Milan listing that will not raise money by selling new shares, Reuters reported.

SF Motors begins autonomous vehicle testing on U.S. roads

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 09:00:00 EST

As it prepares to introduce its first vehicle this month, Chinese startup SF Motors has begun to test its autonomous vehicle technology on California and Michigan roads.

Bo Andersson gets expanded role at Yazaki

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 12:40:50 EST

Bo Andersson, the former General Motors purchasing boss who was named head of Yazaki's European operations last year, also will lead the supplier's North and Central America operations

Toyota starts software venture with two suppliers

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EST

Toyota Motor Corp. and two of its top suppliers will spend $2.8 billion to start a company that creates software to run self-driving cars.

Bosch and developer team up on community for future cars

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EST

Establishing an Internet-connected residential and work area should provide Bosch and its real estate partner with data about how a connected community functions.

Automakers mustn't squeeze the parts market

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EST

Be wary of automakers' attempts to dominate the distribution of goods in a way that might be bad for consumers or other intermediaries trying to do honest business.

Toyota bids farewell to Tatsuro Toyoda

Sat, 3 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EST

Japan's business aristocracy attended the recent memorial service for the late Toyota president Tatsuro Toyoda, including diplomats, prime ministers, suppliers, dealers and labor leaders.

Lear appoints new chiefs for seating and e-systems

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 16:16:39 EST

Lear named Frank Orsini president of its seating division and Jeneanne Hanley president of the supplier's e-systems division -- Orsini's former position.

Trump invites 'easy to win' trade war as tariff anger spreads

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 10:20:38 EST

President Donald Trump invited a trade war after slapping tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, daring other countries to act on threats of retaliation.

GKN in talks with Dana over auto unit sale

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 05:58:12 EST

GKN is in talks with U.S. company Dana over its auto business, opening up a new front in its battle to fight off a hostile 7 billion-pound ($9.6 billion) bid from Melrose.

FCA, Mazda, Ford band together for Takata airbag recall outreach program in Houston

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 12:15:35 EST

Ford, Mazda and FCA have banded together to implement an outreach program in Houston to locate owners of certain older vehicles with potentially lethal Takata airbag inflators and schedule repairs.