With global unit sales expected to top 100 million in less than five years, many suppliers have reached a tipping point. New capital expenditures and the requisite financing no longer can be delayed....More
Nostrum Motors also is working on a new 100 mpg engine that could be on the road by the end of the decade. The new engine is cooled internally, allowing the radiator to be reduced in size or completely eliminated....More
The move toward turbocharged GDI engines has raised operating temperatures to the point that aluminum pistons expand, causing excess friction within the combustion chamber. Steel is more rigid and can resist expansion....More
The scalable system, which bases at $6,400 and rises to about $50,000 with all the bells and whistles, allows dealers to supply a thorough, data-driven printed diagnostic report to vehicle owners in minutes....More
The exhaust supplier expects its system to become the new global standard for NOx reduction in diesel engines as regulations will focus more heavily on real-world conditions at low temperatures....More
In Southfield, MI, Denso is spending $10 million to purchase a neighboring 3-story building to join the current campus of four facilities, creating 176 new jobs. The supplier also announces a consortium to study how drivers interact with vehicles....More
A Continental Automotive study shows U.S. consumers saying they would pay a premium of $1,500 for features such as automated driving on freeways and in heavy traffic, while Germans would pay twice as much....More
The supplier has a Puebla plant already supplying dry clutches for DCTs to Ford. The new facility will manufacture torque converters for North America. “It’s a good problem that we have to increase capacity,” an executive says....More
A massive crowd of at least 150,000 people are attending the International Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas to find the latest electronic devices and to be dazzled in high definition. Automakers and suppliers have stepped up participation to stay current with digital innovations.
Panasonic’s automotive division previously has partnered with Fender and recording veteran Elliot Scheiner for audio systems and now teams up with the legendary London studio where the Beatles recorded hit after hit during the 1960s....More
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