Jim Irwin

Jim
Irwin
Associate Editor,
WardsAuto

Jim covers suppliers and other topics.

Articles
Supplier Roundup 
JCI, Chinese manufacturer form interior-trim JV; Continental auto-electronics arm picks Philippines site as Asia supply hub; German, Chinese companies forge aluminum-castings agreement.
Ford Says’15 Mustang Worth Its Weight in Go Power 
A twin-scroll turbocharger teamed with twin independent variable camshaft timing and direct fuel injection helps the compact powerplant in the 2.3L engine turn out an unofficial 310 hp and 320 lb.-ft. of torque.
Technology Roundup 
Linde Group helps put more fuel-cell vehicles on Vienna streets; EPA to run engine simulation with ANSYS software; Henkel provides technology package to German aluminum processor.
Supplier Roundup 
BorgWarner ignition coils spark Daimler GDI engines; Faurecia North America opens HQ in suburban Detroit; Cadillac steers ATS business to ZF-Bosch joint venture.
Supplier Roundup 
Magna AWD system moves ’15 Hyundai Genesis; Volkswagen names partners for e-Golf charging network; Union Pacific named preferred Ford supplier.
Technology Roundup 
TRW seatbelt retractor enforces laws of physics; Hyundai, Honda, Volvo dial in on Android Auto; Hella headlamp targets LED light.
Supplier Roundup 
JCI steps out of cockpit; PPG coatings business seeks to cover more of South America; Bosch looks to build upon modest Indonesian investment.
Supplier Roundup 
Cooper’s new global tech center right at home; SiriusXM spiffs show the way for Lincoln, Chrysler Group customers; Mahle steps in as Slovenian government sheds control of manufacturer.
Technology Roundup 
Robots soak up sun at Mini plant; Continental specialty tires keep hybrids’ cabin noise down; TRW emergency-steering assist gives driver extra set of eyes.
Supplier Roundup 
ArcelorMittal Chinese steel JV to supply global, domestic OEMs; small Michigan companies get chance to fill supply bills for Detroit Three; Hikaru Sugi steps down as CEO of Denso’s North American operations.
Technology Roundup 
Continental researching dandelions as rubber source; Ford invites competitors to license inflatable safety-belt technology; new Autonet Mobile TCU reaches 4G speed.
Supplier Roundup 
Halla Visteon Climate Control takes control of Chinese JV; Malaysia trade mission seeks to build on Mazda investment; JCI opens big battery plant in China.
Supplier Roundup 
Denso nurtures tech startups in Silicon Valley; Axalta paints get Daimler seal of approval; Preh touchpad literally digital.
Supplier Roundup 
Johnson Controls, SAIC subsidiary form auto-interiors JV; new Plastic Omnium factories will supply Volkswagen, General Motors; Mexican aluminum supplier opening first Russian plant.
Technology Roundup 
Continental software keeps tabs on tread wear; Volvo to study on-the-road E-bus charging; Audi, Magneti Marelli technologies light the way.
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