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January 2016, management briefing (Part 2)

The second part of this month’s briefing reviews just some of the supplier autonomous driving innovations that caught our eye in the consume...

Sensing new opportunities

Motorists’ insatiable appetite for cleaner, safer and more comfortable cars is driving demand for sensors. As part of a new research project...

Briefing - ADAS highlights at CES

Among those traditional automakers taking space at this year’s consumer electronics show (CES) – and stealing much of the limelight - were A...

Comment - Are suppliers ready for Iran reset?

As I write this, the world could be just hours away from witnessing the end to one of its most extraordinary and long-running geopolitical s...

Latest Interviews

Q&A – Delphi Chief Technology Officer, Jeff Owens 10 Feb 2016

Dave Leggett

As a leading global Tier 1 supplier, Delphi is looking for growth from a range of advanced technologies that will be fitted to cars in the future. Delphi’s Chief Technology Officer, Jeff Owens, is responsible for the company’s latest technological investments, concepts and innovations. Dave Leggett recently caught up with him in Detroit.


Q&A - Visteon CEO Sachin Lawande 1 Feb 2016

Dave Leggett

Visteon specialises in providing cockpit electronics to automotive manufacturers worldwide. CEO Sachin Lawande outlines the company’s strategic priorities as he sees them and offers views on the industry’s broader development. Dave Leggett recently caught up with him in Detroit.

Latest News

PSA silent on IKCO "damage" payment claims 11 Feb 16

Simon Warburton

PSA Peugeot Citroen is staying tight-lipped on an extraordinary statement issued by Iranian partner, IKCO in which the Tehran-based automaker makes a startling series of claims with regards to 'compensation.'


FKG bangs parts drum for more Sweden automakers 10 Feb 16

Simon Warburton

Scandinavian automotive supplier association, FKG, insists it is "realistic" to attract further carmakers to Sweden, citing its highly developed component base and the success of the UK in establishing itself as a powerful base for overseas manufacturers.


Takata airbag recall to cost Daimler EUR340m 10 Feb 16

Graeme Roberts

Daimler is to recall around 840,000 vehicles to check for potentially faulty Takata airbags in a move the automaker expects will cost about EUR340m.


Motherson Sumi posts 21% rise to Q3 net income 10 Feb 16

Dave Leggett

India-based automotive components maker Motherson Sumi Systems has posted a 21% jump in third-quarter net income, boosted by higher sales in global operations helped by increased production capacity.


Wabco acquires Trans-Safety Locks business 10 Feb 16

Simon Warburton

Wabco says it has acquired the business of Trans-Safety Locks, a security solutions provider for the transportation industry in Europe.


FKG kicks off South Carolina supplier tour 9 Feb 16

Simon Warburton

Scandinavian automotive supplier association, FKG has started its South Carolina Go Global initiative with visits to US component manufacturers, infrastructure providers and OEMs.

Latest blogs

The consolidation game 9 Feb 16

Dave Leggett

Consolidation in the supplier sector continues apace. Companies are positioning themselves to be well placed for future growth; that means reviewing product portfolios, technology capabilities, market geography and degrees of specialisation. It can lead to M&A activity and it can also mean the divestment of company business units, too.


Chillin' in the car for over 75 years 30 Nov 15

Graeme Roberts

A small milestone was passed at the weekend - the 28th of November, the US Census Profile America feature tells us, was the day in 1939 at the 40th Chicago auto show, Packard (RIP) unveiled the first US car with air conditioning.

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