New headlight criteria mean fewer vehicles get IIHS top safety picks

Headlights that failed to measure up led to fewer new vehicles earning the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's top accolades in the latest batch of group's coveted safety evaluations.

Harman's first bet after Samsung deal is car dashboard projector

Harman invested in a startup that makes projection displays that sit in front of car windshields, signalling a new area it plans to explore under the

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Knorr-Bremse seals victory in Haldex takeover battle

German supplier Knorr-Bremse has won the first stage of its battle to take over Sweden's Haldex by obtaining 86.1 percent of the brake systems company's shares before its offer expired Monday. Knorr's offer is still conditional upon the company obtaining clearance from antitrust regulators.

GM expands rear-seat reminder technology to 20 models

In an effort to prevent child heatstroke deaths, General Motors' new Rear Seat Reminder technology -- which made its debut in the GMC Acadia this year -- will become standard on more than 20 models that account for about two-thirds of its U.S. sales.

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