Management Briefing Seminars
 

New steels, execs say, save weight

5:42 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Audi and BMW officials detailed a mixed-materials approach to lightweighting automobile bodies Monday at the seminars, saying they will use a combination of steel, aluminum and carbon fiber to save weight.

JCI exec says seating and interiors business is healthy

12:05 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015 | UPDATED: 8/3/15 6:56 pm ET - corrected
The executive who is orchestrating the spin-off of Johnson Controls' $22 billion seats-and-interiors unit has a straightforward message for customers: steady as she goes.

N.A. output will hit new records to meet sales, export demands, forecaster says

2:33 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
North American vehicle output will continue rising to new records over the next two years as non-Detroit 3 automakers localize more production, a...

Storm hits automated driving car; human grabs the wheel

5:07 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Many people drove their cars to the CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, but few traveled in the same style as Ibro Muharemovic, head...

How BMW slimmed down its redesigned 2016 7 series

5:28 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
BMW's redesigned 2016 7-series sedan required a long list of weight-saving techniques to drop 290 pounds from its previous-generation weight.

Storm blitzes Traverse City, disrupts Management Briefing Seminars

3:14 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
A violent summer storm blitzed through Traverse City on Sunday, knocking out power to more than 10,000 homes and numerous businesses including the...

For GM, Clemson creates a party car

9:47 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
The Deep Orange 5 concept, shown here Sunday night as industry managers gathered for the 50th annual CAR Management Briefing Seminars, is one part...

Subaru's non-automotive engine a big hit at CAR's event

1:33 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
It wasn’t a turbo. And it didn’t sport the company’s trademark “boxer” opposed engine.

Q&A

Plastic Omnium: Stiffer emissions rules will fuel gains

11:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Laurent Burelle, CEO of Plastic Omnium, is a high-energy executive who at 65cq says he plans to retire “sometime in the next 50 years.

Jet design inspired interior of 2016 Maxima

11:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
To design the interior of the 2016 Maxima, Nissan designers were looking for ways to present drivers a lot of safety, navigation and entertainment...

Bosch targets cylinder deactivation for 4-bangers

11:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
A senior executive at Robert Bosch confirmed that the German supplier is developing cylinder deactivation technology for four-cylinder engines, to...

Stop-start systems pick up speed in North America

11:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Stop-start systems are starting to take off in North America.

Q&A

High-tech turbos, rear axles push Continental's sales

11:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Continental AG's sales rose nearly $1 billion last year compared with 2013. One reason: turbochargers.

RICHARD TRUETT

Why others aren't adopting Ford's aluminum strategy

11:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
It's starting to look like the switch to all-aluminum bodies for high-volume vehicles may not happen at all.

Suppliers to the Cadillac CT6

5:39 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
The brand-new 2016 Cadillac CT6 premium luxury sedan is assembled in Hamtramck, Mich., on General Motors' OMEGA platform. The program code is O1SL.

Management Briefing Seminars will resume this afternoon

10:09 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2015
Organizers of the 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars said they will hold afternoon sessions beginning today at 1 p.m.

Supplier to the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe

3:58 pm U.S. ET | July 31, 2015
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe is the first generation of the premium midsize CUV. It is assembled in Vance, Ala.

A new Suzuki leader for a new era

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
Toshihiro Suzuki, tapped June 30 as president of Suzuki Motor Corp., is a different leader for a different era.