BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- North American parts suppliers consider BMW AG the best automaker for adopting innovations into vehicles, according to an Automotive News study compiled with J.D. Power and Associates.
Toyota Motor Corp. finished second and Honda Motor Co. ranked third in the Automotive News 2009 OEM Supplier Innovation Study.
Ford Motor Co. showed a huge improvement from the last study in 2007. The company vaulted from last among the major automakers into fifth place.
Bankrupt General Motors was ranked as the worst automaker in North America for incorporating innovations into vehicles. Chrysler LLC dropped dramatically and finished just ahead of GM.