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U.S. authorities seeking Kobe Steel documents related to data scandal

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:58:28 EST

U.S. authorities are seeking Kobe Steel documents related to the company's data cheating scandal, the Japanese steelmaker said.

Unifor ratifies contract at GM's Equinox plant in Canada; 86% of workers approve

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:33:47 EST

Union workers at a GM plant in Ingersoll, Ont., have ratified a new contract, ending a four-week strike that threatened to pinch sales of the Chevrolet Equinox.

Industry resigned to life without NAFTA

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:01:00 EST

Automakers and suppliers are starting to envision a world without the North American Free Trade Agreement. Signs are growing that the Trump administration is determined to gut the 23-year-old deal.

NXP Semiconductors hopes new tech platform will future-proof cars

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 03:00:00 EST

NXP Semiconductors introduced its S32x processing platform, which it claims has 10 times the performance of current chipsets. The platform makes over-the-air updates possible.

Industry braces for Kobe Steel scandal fallout

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:01:00 EST

Global automakers and suppliers are scrambling to learn how much trouble they face after the revelation that Kobe Steel falsified inspection data on metals they used.

Indian supplier Motherson's fast track out of obscurity

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:01:00 EST

Motherson Sumi is India's largest auto parts supplier. It's rapidly becoming one of North America's.

Delphi sees gold in over-air service

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:01:00 EST

Delphi Automotive's newly named electronics business #8212; Aptiv #8212; has its eye on a completely new kind of supplier prize: service work.

Samsung vies for $20 billion in auto business

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:01:00 EST

Samsung probably wouldn't have paid much attention to automotive -- until suddenly the industry started talking about real technology.

Valeo: Tech changes will affect 100% of products

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:01:00 EST

Valeo's director of innovation has sized up how many of the supplier's products will be affected new technologies. The answer? All of them.

5 auto startups hoping to beat the odds

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 00:01:00 EST

Here's a look at 5 startups hoping to beat the odds and become profitable auto manufacturers.

Automotive startups face long odds

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 00:01:00 EST

Tesla has energized a wave of entrepreneurs who are trying to launch car-making ventures of their own. The odds aren't in their favor.

Valeo sees 'triple revolution' in EVs, autonomy and new mobility services

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 00:01:00 EST

Guillaume Devauchelle, Valeo's head of Innovation, has called the move toward electrification, autonomy, and connectivity and future mobility as "a triple revolution in a very disruptive environment."

PACE Awards announces 33 finalists

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 15:00:00 EST

Thirty-three innovations from 27 component and technology suppliers around the world have been selected as finalists for the 2018 Automotive News PACE Awards.

Leather-maker GST files for bankruptcy

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 00:01:00 EST

Automotive leather supplier GST lists its woes, despite a global market yearning for premium materials.

VW contract helps Sakthi Automotive expand in Detroit

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:12:47 EST

Sakthi Group is building a 60,000-square-foot plant in Detroit to accommodate a new contract to build steering arms and knuckles for Volkswagen. The project is expected to generate 200 more jobs.

BMW to recall 85,000 X3 crossovers in U.S. over airbag-related issue

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:16:05 EST

BMW is recalling 85,300 X3 crossovers in the U.S. over a problem with a seat sensor that could result in the failure of the vehicle's airbags.

Kobe scandal shows cost of race to keep improving metals

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:03:03 EST

Behind the scandal engulfing Kobe Steel over the falsification of data for some of the materials it supplied is a harsh reality for Japanese steel companies: the need to provide higher quality metals to compete.

Kobe Steel scandal expands to engines and tires

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 05:47:36 EST

Kobe Steel's fake data scandal expanded after the company admitted "inappropriate actions" related to steel wire used in engines and to strengthen tires.

Valeo wins EU approval to buy German clutch maker

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 05:56:15 EST

Valeo's bid for German clutch manufacturer FTE Automotive was approved by EU antitrust regulators after Valeo agreed to sell a unit to an Italian rival.

GM, suppliers to invest $500M in Argentina to build Chevy model

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:57:04 EST

General Motors and its suppliers will invest $500 million in Argentina through 2019 to prepare to produce a new Chevrolet model in 2020.

LG to open Europe's biggest car battery factory

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:13:53 EST

LG Chem will open Europe's largest lithium-ion battery factory in Poland next year as the region's auto industry gears up to mass produce electric cars.

No steering wheel? Not so fast, ZF CEO says

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:01:00 EST

If you're not ready to trust a computer-driven vehicle that has no steering wheel you're not alone. ZF CEO Stefan Sommer is also reluctant -- in certain situations.

CSX CEO apologizes for rail delays

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:16:00 EST

The CEO of CSX apologized for months of service disruptions that have affected automakers and other customers, but defended the railroad's operating strategy at a hearing called by federal regulators.

First Shift: Can U.S. avert a NAFTA deal-breaker?

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:30:00 EST

Can U.S. avert a NAFTA deal-breaker?; A warning from NADA; Porsches for $2K a month; Continental's robo-taxi gambit; BMW, Great Wall reportedly talking partnership.

Kobe Steel admits it may have faked data on more products

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 06:54:39 EST

The scandal engulfing Kobe Steel deepened as the steel maker said it may have falsified data about two more products, intensifying concern that compromised material found its way into cars, trains and aircraft.

Honeywell to spin off turbocharger business

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:00:59 EST

Honeywell plans to spin off its turbocharger business into a new publicly listed company by the end of 2018. The turbocharger business is expected to generate annual revenue of about $3 billion.

First Shift: Honeywell spinning off turbochargers

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:30:00 EST

Honeywell spinning off turbochargers; Mazda teases engine, design changes; Nvidia supercomputer; LeBron in self-driving ad; New Japan scandal: Metal parts; Honda's car investment.

Nvidia introduces supercomputer for Level 5 driverless vehicles

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:00:00 EST

Nvidia has developed a supercomputer that will enable fully driverless vehicles. The artificial intelligence supplier introduced the latest iteration of its automated-driving platform

Panasonic aims to launch autonomous driving system in 2022

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:49:56 EST

Panasonic's autonomous driving system is expected to be launched in commercial vehicles as early as 2022, in a move that will likely help the Japanese company narrow its gap with rival suppliers in a highly competitive market.

Nvidia, ZF, Deutsche Post to launch autonomous delivery trucks

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:00:00 EST

Nvidia, ZF and Deutsche Post DHL have partnered to deploy a test fleet of autonomous electric delivery trucks starting in 2018. The trucks will feature ZF's ProAI self-driving system, which based on Nvidia's Drive PX technology.

Supplier Continental sees potential in robo-taxis

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 00:01:00 EST

Parts-making giant Continental is readying itself for a self-driving future projected to grow explosively in the coming years.

First Shift: Return of the Ram 1500 EcoDiesels

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 08:30:00 EST

Ram 1500 EcoDiesels hitting dealerships; Storms stir up used-car prices; Honeywell turbocharger spin-off?; Feds: Hecker still behind bars; Camry rocks in new campaign.

Honeywell prepares to spin off businesses, report says

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 05:35:04 EST

Honeywell plans to spin off non-core assets and create at least two new publicly listed companies, as the U.S. industrial conglomerate seeks to streamline its business, according to people familiar with the matter.

Chevy Equinox inventory could hit 5-year low due to union strike

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 00:01:00 EST

U.S. inventory of the Equinox dropped to 43,453 vehicles, or a 41-day supply, at the beginning of October. Estimated inventory stood at an all-time high of 74,400 units, or a 66-day supply, in June.

Takata's pain, Autoliv's gain

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 00:01:00 EST

Takata's acquisition is nearly a done deal and should calm down the airbag market. But Sweden's Autoliv is busy snapping up the majority of the contracts it bids on.

Denso to make EV and autonomous parts in Tennessee

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 00:01:00 EST

Japanese giant supplier Denso has jumped to put EV and autonomous parts into production in Tennessee to prepare for the coming wave of planned vehicles.

U.S. chamber warns against Trump's 'highly dangerous' NAFTA demands

Fri, 6 Oct 2017 15:49:52 EST

The nation's largest business lobby is urging the White House to drop some of its more controversial NAFTA proposals, including raising rules of origin thresholds to "extreme" levels.

AutoNews Now: An empty seat atop NHTSA

Fri, 6 Oct 2017 14:45:00 EST

An empty seat atop NHTSA; U.S. Army to enlist GM fuel-cell tech?; Denso makes $1B bet on EVs; Toyota coupe, crossover concepts; Rival disputes Tesla autonomous-car claims.

Denso to invest $1 billion in Tenn. to supply EVs, autonomous cars

Fri, 6 Oct 2017 11:02:36 EST

Denso is placing a $1 billion bet that the U.S. auto industry's future is electric. The supplier will invest that much to expand its factory in Maryville, Tenn.

Aston Martin may join Audi, Jaguar in Formula E

Fri, 6 Oct 2017 00:01:00 EST

Aston Martin could follow automakers such as Audi, Jaguar and BMW into the Formula E electric racing series, CEO Andy Palmer said.

Mitsubishi recalls Lancer again for Takata inflator

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 15:34:38 EST

For the second time, Mitsubishi is recalling more than 66,000 Lancer models for a potential Takata airbag problem.

Magna cleared to build paint plant in Slovenia

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 13:02:17 EST

Slovenia granted Canadian auto parts maker Magna International a construction permit to build a paint factory in northeastern Slovenia.

An open letter to Sir James Dyson

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 14:41:58 EST

Dear Sir James: We heard you intend to spend $2.7 billion to enter the electric car business. I'd like to urge you to save your money.

GM more than doubles autonomous vehicle fleet in California

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 16:37:12 EST

As the company increases the size of its test fleet, it has also reported more run-ins between its self-driving cars and human-operated vehicles and bicycles, telling California regulators its vehicles were involved in six minor crashes in the state...

Is Uber partly to blame for a Michigan leather seat supplier's bankruptcy?

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 13:49:20 EST

Uber has been blamed for crushing the taxi industry, labor rules, privacy -- and now leather car seats? That's the contention of bankrupt GST AutoLeather, which makes leather and components for virtually ever major automaker.

Home state of Mercedes, Porsche appeals diesel ban

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 04:43:43 EST

The German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, home to Mercedes and Porsche, said it would appeal a court ruling obliging it to ban diesel cars from the streets of its capital, Stuttgart.

Takata says $1.6 billion Key Safety deal to be signed within 2 weeks

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 15:17:04 EST

Key Safety Systems has agreed to terms on the purchase of assets of Takata, and final documents will be signed in less than two weeks. Takata had been stricken by a recall of its faulty vehicle airbags.

FCA will press on with Marelli spinoff, Marchionne says

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 09:12:26 EST

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will push ahead with a plan to separate auto parts unit Magneti Marelli next year, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said. The CEO added that it was still premature to spin off the company's Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands.

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for October

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 00:01:00 EST

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at whether the diesel powertrain has a long-term future.

Porsche, dealers to set standards for training

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 00:01:00 EST

Project Excite is a long-term initiative to improve customers' experience and increase brand loyalty.