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Suppliers need equipment, workers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2013
Buying equipment and adding workers are North American automotive suppliers' top priorities as production orders soar.... Read More »

Boom is on; enjoy the ride

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2013
Automakers are on track to exceed the North American production record of 17.2 million units in 2016.... Read More »
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GM says mid-sized Chevrolet pickup to keep Colorado name in U.S.

10:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2013
GM said its mid-sized pickups will keep the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon names when redesigned models reach showrooms next year, after the...... Read More »

Nissan presses suppliers to locate closer

5:17 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2013
After 30 years of building autos in the United States, Nissan is turning up the pressure on its suppliers to locate their operations closer to...... Read More »

Automakers add more capacity at U.S. operations

3:55 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2013
Automakers, enjoying the best U.S.... Read More »

Parts makers reluctant to build plants, survey says

3:37 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2013
To meet rising production orders, North American suppliers are hiring employees and purchasing more capital equipment, but they are less willing to...... Read More »

Ford futurist sees Africa shift

4:35 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2013
Demographic trends unfolding in China could ultimately lead Africa to replace the world's most populous country as a global center of low-cost...... Read More »

Clemson project uncovers what Gen Y drivers really want

12:49 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2013
Think the auto industry pros have America's massive rising Gen Y youth market all figured out? Sometimes it becomes painful apparent that you don't...... Read More »

Qualcomm develops sytem to avoid pedestrians, cyclists

12:34 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2013
It's not clear when, if ever, automakers will equip their cars with vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems that would prevent fender-benders at...... Read More »

Scanners, lasers lift Chrysler's build quality

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2013
Special rooms inside almost all of Chrysler Group's assembly plants, including its sprawling Toledo Assembly Complex, are helping the company improve...... Read More »

Ford helps workers get healthy

3:27 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2013
In its push for more efficient auto factories, Ford is zeroing in a new manufacturing cost item: unhealthy Ford workers.... Read More »

Suppliers meet demands by boosting parts shipments from other regions

3:05 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2013
Big suppliers are easing production shortfalls in better-selling regions, such as North American and China, by shipping more parts from factories on...... Read More »

Honda will expand to build more engine parts in Ohio

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2013
Honda North America intends to invest another $180 million in its Anna, Ohio, engine plant to boost aluminum die-casting and engine parts production.... Read More »

Nissan poised to boost Leaf output

7:53 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2013
Nissan is making plans to begin building more electric Leafs as dealers clamor for more of the once slow-selling car.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2014 Chevrolet Impala

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2013
Suppliers to the 2014 Chevrolet Impala include Behr-HELLA, Plastomer, Omron, Magna, APAG, ZF, Janesville Acoustics, Toyoda Gosei, SPOILER ABC,...... Read More »

At the half: N.America car and truck production by platform

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2013
Each issue of the Traverse City Daily features production highlights for the first half of 2013.... Read More »

Q&A: STEFAN SOMMER

ZF goes full-speed on 9-speeds (but not 10)

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2013
ZF Friedrichshafen AG plans to boost production of eight- and nine-speed automatic transmissions by 50 percent to 1.2 million units by 2016.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

9:54 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2013
Suppliers to the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder includes Shawmut, Coastal, GR Spring & Stamping, Clarion, Mahle, Johnson Electric, American Mitsuba,...... Read More »

Torchbearers help guide innovations

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2013
Auto suppliers have until Aug. 30 to apply for the 2014 Automotive News PACE Awards. The awards, in their 20th year, recognize innovation.... Read More »

Chrysler-Fiat won't invest in EVs until pricing improves, exec says

1:31 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Chrysler and Fiat will not invest in electrified powertrains until consumers are willing to step up and pay for the technology, said Bob Lee, head of...... Read More »

Global platforms prompting supplier shakeout

5:29 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
The auto industry's switch to global platforms will trigger a shakeout of the world's component suppliers.... Read More »

Continental, Cisco collaborate on connected car concept

10:05 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Continental AG today unveiled a proof-of-concept vehicle with technology from Cisco Systems that is designed to offer next-generation connectivity.... Read More »

Economist sees scrappage juicing U.S. sales in next two years

3:39 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Auto sales in the United States will boom in 2015 when drivers replace aging vehicles, an economist with Citigroup argues.... Read More »

Forecasters see bountiful times ahead in North America

1:53 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Economists continue to be bullish on the North American auto industry, despite a slow-growing economy, forecasting record production and a surge in...... Read More »

Ford expands purchases with preferred suppliers

2:58 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Ford's preferred suppliers will get a bigger share of the automaker's purchasing budget -- 70 percent, up from 65 percent -- as the automaker...... Read More »

VW plans global diesel for U.S. in 2015

10:53 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Volkswagen plans to install a new 2-liter turbocharged diesel engine in Volkswagen brand and Audi models about a year from now that is cleaner, more...... Read More »

At the half: Top 25 North America models and plants

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Each issue of the Traverse City Daily features production highlights for the first half of 2013.... Read More »

Interiors giant Faurecia eyes exteriors in N.A.

2:31 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Faurecia, a giant in interior parts, is now setting its sights on exteriors.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2014 Nissan Versa Note

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Suppliers to the 2014 Nissan Versa include Valeo, Grupo Antolin, Otscon, Rehau, Bowles Fluidics, JTEKT, BorgWarner, Roechling, Schaeffler, EFC, TRW,...... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2014 GMC Sierra

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Suppliers to the 2014 GMC Sierra include HELLA, Gentex, Eagle Ottawa, Aisin, Magna, Pilkington, Automatic Spring, P&R, Gestamp, Bay Fabrication,...... Read More »

Bosch: Clutch-by-wire prevents stalling, boosts mpg

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Robert Bosch's eClutch system could help put manual transmissions back on car buyers' shopping lists.... Read More »

Register by Aug. 30 for PACE Awards

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Auto suppliers have until Aug. 30 to apply for the 2014 Automotive News PACE Awards. The awards, now in their 20th year, recognize innovation.... Read More »

VW nears decision on U.S.-built crossover

10:42 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Volkswagen will make a decision by year end about whether to expand its Chattanooga assembly plant to produce a new three-row crossover.... Read More »

Recipe for Cherokee delay: new vehicle, new powertrain, renovated plant

12:53 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Chrysler Group's attempt to launch a new vehicle with an innovative new powertrain in a just-renovated plant is contributing to the delays in...... Read More »

Hand-made auto parts? They're coming, says researcher

10:18 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Is there an auto assembly worker in the near future who is strong enough to form metal parts with his bare hands? Handmade chassis parts are an...... Read More »

Lighter, stronger, more fuel efficient

6:16 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
While most fuel economy gains will come from more efficient powertrains, shedding weight also can help.... Read More »

Device promises more efficient transmissions

1:27 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
An energy saving device in production on electric bicycles could earn a spot under the hood of autos.... Read More »

Onboard device can help guard driver's safety

5:44 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
As far as infotainment is concerned, the next big thing may be electronic nannies. Andrew Brown Jr.... Read More »

Denso wants to shrink its factories, invest $1 billion in N.A.

2:27 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Toyota-affiliated supplier Denso will embark on a new global drive to operate smaller factory lines that handle smaller jobs for customers.... Read More »

'Big data' from a car is worth $1,400 a year, Cisco exec says

4:44 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Big data is the latest buzz phrase within infotainment circles, and a Cisco executive now has estimated its value: $1,400 per vehicle.... Read More »

At the half: North America car and truck production by plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Each issue of the Traverse City Daily features production highlights for the first half of 2013.... Read More »

Shiloh acquires Revstone subsidiary Contech Castings

2:06 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Shiloh Industries acquired Revstone Transportation subsidiary Contech Castings for $54.4 million. The transaction closed on Aug. 2.... Read More »

VW's product system: 1 chassis, many vehicles

10:16 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Volkswagen has devised a new product development system that can produce hundreds of variations from the same basic chassis.... Read More »

Innovators' success blends people, ideas

10:17 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Auto suppliers have until Aug. 30 to apply for the 2014 Automotive News PACE Awards.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette

10:53 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Suppliers to the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette include Sunstone, Plastomer, Nippon Seiki, Wellington, AGC, Shawmut, Infasco, P&R, Brembo, Peer,...... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2014 Jeep Cherokee

11:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Suppliers to the 2014 Jeep Cherokee includes Leggett & Platt, Coastal, Sika, Shawmut, Haartz, Narmco, Guelph Tool, Corvac Composites, MacLean-Fogg,...... Read More »



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