The non-profit International Council for Clean Transportation in Washington compares real-world results posted on a popular German website with official EU figures and finds the gap grew from 8.0% in 2001 to 21% in 2010....More
R&D is the heart of the supplier’s drive to meet future technology demands by auto makers, executives tell analysts. The company already holds more than 6,000 patents but is investing $1.1 billion into projects at its 15 major technical centers....More
Every encouraging economic sign for suppliers in 2011 seemed to be offset by the Europe debt crisis, middling consumer confidence in the U.S. and natural disasters, such as the earthquake in Japan....More
With the unveiling of the two hybrids at the Frankfurt show, the Peugeot 3008 HY4 already launched and a future sedan model in the works, the French auto maker will have four cars sharing the same powertrain....More
The problem with hybrids is “we lack technology in engine areas,” says the director of the Automotive Research Institute at Tsinghai University. “The core control technology comes from Delphi, Bosch and Denso.”...More
As some suppliers struggle to fill the pipeline, others see opportunities to grab new business. “The cardinal sin is to shut down an assembly plant,” says OESA’s Andrea. “It can ruin the best of reputations.”...More
The supplier doubles its size and gains greater access to Europe, Asia and South America by way of its acquisition of ArvinMeritor’s body systems division, which includes roof systems, motors and electronics....More
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.