Jim Irwin

Jim
Irwin
Associate Editor,
WardsAuto

Jim covers suppliers and other topics.

Articles
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.
Supplier Roundup 
Eaton enhances partnership with China’s Great Wall; U.S. plastics maker’s subsidiaries will coordinate with Swiss acquisition; Kiekert locks up Russian business.
Technology Roundup 
Henkel demonstrates optical adhesives for vehicle-display applications; Spanish researchers focus on automotive night vision; United Arab Emirates counting on sunny skies for solar-car competition.
Supplier Roundup 
Lear expands in Morocco; SRG Global doubles capacity at Mexico facility; software maker Dassault clicks with BMW on i3 development.
Supplier Roundup 
TRW playing safe in India; Magna Powertrain bolsters Ramos Arizpe as Mexican production hub; Continental raises clean-diesel profile.
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