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INDONESIA SHOW: Automakers exhibit growing confidence

The 2014 Indonesia international motor show got under way this week with a renewed sense of self-confidence and purpose, as the domestic mar...

US: TRW stresses shift from components to functionality

TRW says it is in a strong position to provide rapidly increasing functionality associated with modern vehicles as driver assist systems (DA...

ITALY: Mitsubishi to build pick-up truck for Fiat

Fiat-Chrysler will source a new midsize pickup for European and Latin American markets from Mitsubishi. The companies said the model will be...

US: Safety advances and Silicon Valley 'bit of Wild West': Potomac Alliance

TRW's public policy expert says rapid advances in vehicle safety allied with Silicon Valley technology are a bit of the "Wild West" as perce...

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INDONESIA SHOW: Automakers exhibit growing confidence 19 Sep 2014

Tony Pugliese

The 2014 Indonesia international motor show got under way this week with a renewed sense of self-confidence and purpose, as the domestic market continued to reach new record highs.


US: TRW stresses shift from components to functionality 19 Sep 2014

Simon Warburton

TRW says it is in a strong position to provide rapidly increasing functionality associated with modern vehicles as driver assist systems (DAS) come increasingly to the fore.


ITALY: Mitsubishi to build pick-up truck for Fiat 19 Sep 2014

Chris Wright

Fiat-Chrysler will source a new midsize pickup for European and Latin American markets from Mitsubishi. The companies said the model will be based on the next generation L200.


US: Safety advances and Silicon Valley 'bit of Wild West': Potomac Alliance 19 Sep 2014

Simon Warburton

TRW's public policy expert says rapid advances in vehicle safety allied with Silicon Valley technology are a bit of the "Wild West" as perceptions of transportation alter at startling pace.


US: California issues first autonomous drive test permits 19 Sep 2014

Graeme Roberts

Autonomous cars received a further boost this week after the US state of California issued its first 29 permits to three companies to test self-driving cars on public roads.


GERMANY: Demand slows so Ford trims popular hatchback output 19 Sep 2014

Graeme Roberts

Ford is reducing German output of of its top-selling Fiesta in the fourth quarter of 2014 as demand in some key markets has slowed.


US: Toyota recalls NAFTA-made vehicles for fuel pipe check 19 Sep 2014

Chris Wright

Toyota is recalling about 20,000 North American made vehicles, mostly in the US, because of the danger of possible fuel leaks.


GERMANY: ThyssenKrupp develops lighter components 19 Sep 2014

Dave Leggett

ThyssenKrupp says its research project 'InCar plus' has developed new components that offer weight savings of up to 50% and cost reductions of up to 20% on conventional parts.


PARIS DEBUTS: Kia diesel hybrid concept & Mercedes C 63 AMG 19 Sep 2014

Glenn Brooks

The media preview days of the 2014 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile will be 2 & 3 October. The following list continues to be updated as manufacturers announce world premieres.


LA DEBUTS: Cadillac ATS-V 19 Sep 2014

Glenn Brooks

Cadillac, Chrysler and Scion are the first brands to have announced world premieres for November's LA international auto show.


JAPAN: Suzuki recalls 453,000 minivehicles for a/c fan fault 19 Sep 2014

Graeme Roberts

Suzuki is recalling 453,225 minivehicles in Japan to fix faulty air conditioner evaporator fans in air conditioning units that have resulted in three fires so far.


UK: Lotus to restructure and up to 325 jobs could go 18 Sep 2014

Dave Leggett

Lotus has said that it wants to restructure and may shed as many as 325 jobs, over a quarter of the current workforce.


US: NHTSA adding in-house technology expertise: Potomac Alliance 18 Sep 2014

Simon Warburton

America's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is increasingly bringing technical expertise in-house says a public policy expert advising TRW in Washington.


US: And now (drum roll), the Nissan Leaf truck... 18 Sep 2014

Graeme Roberts

This is what happens when auto engineers at a technical centre need (a) a team building project and (b) a workshop hack truck.


CHINA: Honeywell triples turbocharger capacity with new Wuhan plant 18 Sep 2014

Graeme Roberts

Honeywell Turbo Technologies has opened its new turbocharger plant in Wuhan, tripling capacity in China where turbo adoption in new vehicles is expected to increase "significantly" from 23% now.


US: Downturn prompted improved supplier understanding with DC: OESA 18 Sep 2014

Simon Warburton

American supplier association, OESA, says a positive spin-off to emerge from the catastrophic downturn of a few years ago, is a better understanding of the component industry by Washington.


US: Federal government wants to "supervise" nonbank auto lenders 18 Sep 2014

Graeme Roberts

The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) said it plans to oversee larger nonbank auto finance companies for the first time at the federal level after claiming to have uncovered "auto-lending discrimination" at banks.


US: TRW stresses supplier global footprint support 18 Sep 2014

Simon Warburton

TRW says it needs its own suppliers to support a global footprint as OEMs increasingly move to worldwide platform production.


INDIA: Apollo Tyres green lights Hungary factory 18 Sep 2014

Graeme Roberts

Apollo Tyres plans to start production at a new EUR475m greenfield plant in Hungary by 2017.


INDIA: Volvo wants to consolidate local units 18 Sep 2014

Graeme Roberts

AB Volvo reportedly plans to group all of its independent operations in India "under one umbrella".


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