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Delphi, Transdev plan self-driving taxis in France

Delphi Automotive plans to introduce a fleet of self-driving vehicles to provide commercial taxi service in Normandy and suburban Paris.

A savvy plan for the Trump era

Mirror supplier Gentex ended production at foreign plants in favor of American ones. But to do that, Gentex needed robots.

Friendly robots apply for supplier jobs

A new wave of lower-cost, flexible and more delicate robots wants to work on the assembly line.

BorgWarner CEO's duty: Protect the queen

For a company that makes turbochargers, it's hard to imagine a happier event than last year's Indianapolis 500.

GM gets its groove back with suppliers

General Motors ranks just behind Toyota and Honda in the opinion of suppliers surveyed in a closely watched annual study. Nissan dropped to last place.

GM gets its groove back with suppliers

A study that evaluates the purchasing policies of North America's six biggest automakers found that General Motors ranks just behind Toyota and Honda in the opinion of suppliers. Nissan finished last.

Delphi: Self-driving taxis bound for U.S.

Delphi expects to announce plans for a new self-driving taxi service in a U.S. city -- most likely Boston or Pittsburgh -- within the next month or so.

Ford supplier's boardroom drama zeros in on aluminum patent

In the shareholder tussle over aluminum giant Arconic, critics say the supplier erred in sharing its technology with the competition.

AMERICAN AXLE'S DAVID DAUCH: Supplier finds itself in a 'sweet spot'

American Axle CEO David Dauch is in the sweet spot as the company absorbs its Metaldyne acquisition.

After sell-off, Thyssen pivots to North America

In this Q&A, Patrick Bass, CEO of ThyssenKrupp North America Inc.

Global automakers finally jump into China's fast-growing EV market

This year's Shanghai auto show will include a variety of electric cars, plug-in hybrids and crossovers of all sizes.

Automakers to showcase their electric car ambitions in Shanghai

China's growing EV market has been the private preserve of that country's domestic automakers, but their foreign rivals are about to crash that party.

On deck for Shanghai

This year's Shanghai auto show will include a variety of electric cars, plug-in hybrids and crossovers of all sizes.

Heiko Weller

  • Age: 45

  • Title: Vice president of engineering, Robert Bosch GmbH

Chris Son

  • Age: 45

  • Title: Director of marketing and communications, American Axle &...

David Mosley

  • Age: 42

  • Title: Director of sales and chief engineer for actuators, Robert Bosch...

Meg Lanza

  • Age: 42

  • Title: Director of production systems, Robert Bosch GmbH

David Guaresimo

  • Age: 40

  • Title: Director of operations and program management, American Axle &...

Phil Eyler

  • Age: 45

  • Title: Executive vice president and president, Connected Car, Harman...

Intel becomes an insider, and goes all in

Intel Corp. is a new player at the auto industry's poker table, but the company's $14.7 billion acquisition of Mobileye gives it a hand with a pair of aces.

Intel's Mobileye buy heats up competition with Qualcomm

UPDATED: 3/13/17 7:51 pm ET - adds detail

Intel's proposed $14.7 billion acquisition of Mobileye will make the chipmaker one of the top players in computer processing for self-driving cars.

Can tiny Key Safety digest Takata?

Key Safety Systems is starting to look like the Mouse that Roared. The Michigan airbag maker is engaged in an uphill battle to acquire Takata Corp.

When driverless cars call for backup

Technology suppliers see redundant systems as the most logical answer to the driverless car dilemma - what happens if an autonomous drive function fails?

Gentex reflects on the future of the mirror

Advance tech thinkers imagine cars with no mirrors. Gentex, a top producer of auto-dimming mirrors, says bunk. The supplier is betting that rearview mirrors will be around for a while

Driverless concepts spawn real-world interiors

Cockpit designs for self-driving vehicles are rapidly moving from Disney Tomorrowland fantasy toward the real world of commercial production and driver practicality.