Jim Irwin

Jim
Irwin
Associate Editor,
WardsAuto

Jim covers suppliers and other topics.

Articles
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.
Automakers Count on Freudenberg Parts From Inside Out 
The supplier’s global automotive portfolio includes its NOK Freudenberg Group China sealing-products joint venture, which grew at about twice the overall auto-industry rate in that country in 2013.
Technology Roundup 
EV battery as structural component?; Nissan has different take on new-car smell; Harman basing worldwide R&D in China.
Supplier Roundup 
Durr keeps it clean at Audi Mexico paint shop; Georgia town Voestalpine’s newest stamping ground; Dynaudio, Harman, SABIC expand China presence.
Supplier Roundup 
Consortium to forge closer ties between OEMs, suppliers; LEDs at heart of Hella headlamp system in Audi A8; JLR calls on Bosch to devise smartphone-vehicle interface; juicy offer from Nissan.
Technology Roundup 
London cabbies to help determine how EREV fares; Continental and Freescale, Broadcom unveil new microcontroller modules; Indonesia may require CNG capability in gasoline-powered cars.
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