Self-driving CEO sees 2018 as dawn of robotaxis, delivery cars
Self-driving vehicles will be ready to roll next year, though the work to make them affordable to individual consumers is still "in the first inning," according to the CEO of a company working on the technology.
Automakers can begin applications for Takata restitution
Automakers that installed faulty Takata airbags can now apply for compensation, the special master in charge of managing the $850 million restitution fund said Monday.
Ohio firm eyes major steel plant in Michigan to serve automakers
An Ohio steel technology firm is eyeing nearly 1,000 acres of rural Michigan farmland to build a massive steel plant along Interstate 69. GM and Tesla may have interest in the project.
Continental gains edge with electronics
In this Q&A, the head of Continental's powertrain business discusses how the supplier will respond to the rise of electrified vehicles, and the future of diesels.
Intel chief says chip edge goes to Intel
The war over the self-driving car chip got a little personal last week at the Los Angeles auto show, where Intel CEO Brian Krzanich started naming names and calling out the competition.
Short product life cycles coming, Panasonic chief says
Panasonic North America CEO Tom Gebhardt says short cycles are used to fix errors.
Recall process still waiting for repair
Three years after massive recalls engulfed the auto industry, the process for finding vehicle owners and completing the necessary repairs remains disjointed at best, with few reforms to protect the public when the next major vehicle safety crisis hits.
PSA, Nidec plan joint venture for electric motors
PSA envisages production capacity of 900,000 electric motors annually by 2022 from its joint venture with Nidec to produce motors for EVs, plug-in hybrids and mild hybrids.
Now in Chinese hands, MagneRide is riding high
Eight years ago, a little known Chinese venture stepped up to buy the chassis business from American parts giant Delphi. A jewel of a technology there has translated to global fortunes — and now the Chinese company is reinvesting in U.S. manufacturing.
FCA, Hyundai in talks over tech partnership, Marchionne says
Fiat Chrysler and Hyundai are exploring a technical partnership, but there are no merger talks, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said. FCA also has not made a decision on spinning off its supplier division, Magneti Marelli, and robotics maker Comau, he said.
German automakers' Here to buy 'over the air' software update company
Digital mapping company Here plans to acquire Advanced Telematic Systems, a Germany-based company that provides software updates for connected and autonomous vehicles.
ZF chairman resigns after owners oppose growth strategy, reports say
ZF is locked in a power struggle over its growth strategy that has led its supervisory board chairman, Giorgio Behr, to step down, reports said.
Automakers pledge ethical minerals sourcing for electric cars
Leading carmakers including Volkswagen and Toyota pledged to uphold ethical and socially responsible standards in their purchases of minerals for an expected boom in electric vehicle production.
Tesla Semi trucks ordered by DHL, Canada's Fortigo Freight
DHL and Fortigo Freight Services, one of Canada's largest fleet management companies, said they had preordered Tesla's electric truck unveiled earlier this month to test on limited routes.
Velodyne rolls out smaller, more powerful lidar sensor
Lidar supplier Velodyne, which made a name for itself with its spinning, coffee-can shaped laser sensors, has a new look. The company introduced its latest lidar sensor for automated driving.
Brose to invest $105 million, add 300 jobs at two Michigan operations
German auto supplier Brose plans to invest $105 million over five years at its U.S. headquarters in Auburn Hills and its New Boston manufacturing plant, adding 300 jobs.
Yanfeng JV to lay off 345 at Detroit area plant
Auto supplier joint venture Yanfeng US Automotive Interiors plans to lay off 345 employees at its Highland Park plant near Detroit, according to a notice filed with the state of Michigan.