Work at the technical center will continue to involve several Bosch divisions, including Electrical Drives, Starter Motors and Generators, as well as Chassis Systems Control and Automotive Electronics....More
* Chinese regulator becoming increasingly assertive
* Executive says companies targeted for their expertise
* Several companies say unaware of such Chinese demands
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The Japanese automaker will recall more than 42,000 China-built cars over potentially defective airbags produced by Takata, of which 10.6 million have been recalled globally over the past five years....More
Jatco is producing about 1,500 units of the second transmission in its CVT8 Hybrid series monthly, but plans to raise output to 4,500 units per month by 2016, with its Aguascalientes, Mexico-based subsidiary accounting for almost all of the growth....More
The head of the Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce says the political uncertainty in Thailand, culminating in the military coup in May, has not hurt the country’s manufacturing, supply-chain or export sectors....More
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....More
Connectivity isn’t limited to luxury models; Chinese at all income levels want better interfaces, more services and more data. “Everyone has a digital lifestyle,” market researcher Thilo Koslowski says....More
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....More
For years, Taiwan has been a reliable source of auto parts. Now, the region, and three companies in particular, are gearing up production of motors, batteries, controls, chargers, connectors and other necessary components....More
Without homegrown automakers that compete on a world stage, how can a nation barely larger than Rhode Island become a world leader in a sector that is struggling to gain a foothold in other mature vehicle markets, such as the U.S.?...More
For the 23rd year in a row, top powertrain engineers from around the world gathered to celebrate the winners of the Wards 10 Best Engines competition. Trophies were awarded at a ceremony in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show.
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.