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RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Active grille shutter market

5 July 2016

The aim of an active grille shutter (AGS) is to respond to the driving environment in order to reduce drag and improve fuel economy. During motorway driving, for example, the louvres would close thereby pushing the air around the vehicle to improve aerodynamics. If the car is towing a load or slow moving in traffic, the louvres would remain open to help maintain the best engine temperature.  Given that an increasing number of cars now have an AGS, here is our round-up of the market.


THE WEEK THAT WAS - The internet of what, now....?

18 March 2016

You gotta love the way buzzwords and jargon spread like a Californian wildfire around the auto industry. I'd heard 'the Internet of Things' mentioned with ever-growing frequency in the months before hearing it in almost every presentation during my fascinating, week-long look at the [buzzwords alert] Connected Car sector in Ontario late last year.


RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Mirrorless cars

17 February 2016

Given that wing mirrors add weight, cost and wind resistance to the car, it is not surprising that some automakers wish to eliminate them thereby creating a sleeker look.  As suppliers anticipate a change to mirror regulations, many are developing mirrorless systems using vehicle mounted cameras and dashboard monitors. Here is our snapshot of who is doing what..


January 2016, management briefing (Part 2)

26 January 2016

The second part of this month’s briefing reviews just some of the supplier autonomous driving innovations that caught our eye in the consumer electronics show (CES) and Detroit auto show this month. While they may not be household names, the likes of Autoliv, Bosch, Continental, Delphi, Denso, Magna, Valeo, Visteon and ZF TRW will heavily influence how your autonomous car will perform. Here, the tech talk is on sensor fusion (critical for self-driving cars), connectivity and vehicle-to-everything. In the meantime, semi-autonomous technologies are becoming more affordable thereby paving the way for mass-vehicle market growth.

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CES - Innoviz Technologies’ mission to enable AVs

5 January 2018

Initiating just-auto/QUBE's series of interviews with automotive suppliers exhibiting at CES this month, we spoke to Omer Keilaf, CEO and Co-founder of Innoviz Technologies just ahead of the official opening in Las Vegas to learn about the company's showcase. Innoviz develops LiDAR (which stands for Light Detection and Ranging) remote sensing solutions to enable the mass commercialisation of autonomous vehicles.


Magna CTO on autonomous drive tech, new materials

20 September 2017

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we caught up with Swamy Kotagiri, Chief Technology Officer of Magna International at the IAA to learn more about its deep system knowledge across the car.


Magna VP on Industry 4.0, VR and RocketSpace

13 July 2017

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we spoke to Ian Simmons, Vice President, Business Development, Corporate R&D, Magna International about Industry 4.0, virtual reality (VR) technologies and its venturing strategy.


Magna Steyr President on Telemotive, FCREEV - Q&A

26 March 2017

Magna Steyr is a global, brand-independent engineering and manufacturing partner to automakers, offering solutions for a range of services with development and assembly strategies. The company used the Geneva show earlier this month to exhibit a self-charging electric fuel cell vehicle and, more recently, is reported to have submitted a plan to build a new car plant in Slovenia capable of building up to 200,000 cars a year. To learn more about these developments and its acquisition of Telemotive, we spoke to Günther Apfalter, president of Magna Steyr.

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Magna opens new body and chassis plant in Mexico

20 April 2018

Global supplier Magna has opened a new body and chassis manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.


just-auto Plus only Magna with BAIC to develop smart EV architecture

10 April 2018

BAIC Group (Beijing Automotive Industry Holding) and Magna announced that they will jointly develop a next-generation smart electric vehicle architecture for the Chinese market. China is currently the leading market for electric mobility in the world, with...


Magna/GACC to jointly produce liftgates in China

3 April 2018

Magna announced it has entered into a joint venture (JV) with GAC subsidiary, GAC Component (GACC), to begin production of composite liftgates for a global automaker's crossover vehicle starting in late 2018.


Magna opens first BMW seat supply factory

27 March 2018

Magna will supply seats to the BMW Group for the first time in the supplier's history.


Magna/Lyft to collaborate on self-driving systems

15 March 2018

Magna and rideshare firm Lyft have announced a multi-year collaboration in which the companies will jointly fund, develop, and manufacture self-driving systems. In addition, Magna will invest US$200m in Lyft equity. The establishment of this partnership is subject to regulatory approval.


Magna opens new Composites Centre of Excellence

8 March 2018

Magna says its new Composites Centre of Excellence in Esslingen, Germany, aims to help European automakers meet increasingly stringent emissions requirements with lightweight structures and exterior components made of advanced materials.


Magna starts Jaguar I-Pace production in Graz

5 March 2018

Magna has started contract assembly of Tata Motors' Jaguar's new I-Pace electric SUV.


Magna Q4 profit up 16% to US$556m

23 February 2018

Magna has unveiled fourth-quarter net income up 16% to US$556m, while also posting record sales increasing 12% to US$10.4bn.


Auto strikes grip Germany as union demands 6% rise

2 February 2018

A wave of strikes in the metalworking and electrical industries is continuing to sweep Germany today (2 February) as unions seek significantly improved wage increases and holiday benefits.


Magna supplies DCT for updated BMW Mini

30 January 2018

Magna said it was supplying BMW with Getrag 7DCT300 third generation dual clutch transmissions for large volume transverse vehicle platform (UKL) models including the BMW X1, just-announced updated Mini models plus the BMW 1 Series and 2 Series Tourer.


Magna Graz builds updated Mercedes-Benz G-Class

19 January 2018

Mercedes-Benz's latest G-Class will continue to be built under contract in Graz, Austria, by Magna Steyr.


Detroit - Magna shows aerodynamic systems

18 January 2018

Magna is highlighting its range of active aerodynamic systems at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, with an active air dam launching on the 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck.


Magna sees growth beyond industry output rise

17 January 2018

Magna International has announced its financial outlook for 2018 and 2020, saying it expects to grow sales at a faster rate than that of global vehicle production.


Magna to use virtual reality at CES 2018

3 January 2018

Magna is to showcase its electrification and autonomous technology at CES 2018 using virtual reality.


Magna realigns management structure

20 December 2017

Magna is realigning its management structure along product lines to enhance synergies across groups.


Magna supplies aluminium body for NIO ES8

19 December 2017

Chinese startup NIO has launched its NIO ES8 electric SUV, a vehicle which comes to market with systems supplied by Magna. 


Magna to present EtelligentDrive systems at CES

18 December 2017

Magna is presenting its EtelligentDrive systems at CES 2018, with the company's e1 demonstration concept vehicle used to demonstrate different electric-drive (e-drive) concepts and systems, as well as the supplier's vehicle integration capabilities.


Magna Q3 operating income dips

9 November 2017

Magna International posted third quarter record sales up 7% year on year to US$9.5bn for the quarter ended 30 September, 2017.


Magna expands Slovakia mirror plant

1 November 2017

Magna has relocated to a larger manufacturing facility in Slovakia as a result of business growth at its Nove mesto nad Vahom in the country.


just-auto Plus only Magna develops torsional welding process

27 October 2017

Magna has put a new twist on joining thermoplastic materials in order to help automakers cut weight and costs: torsional welding. The torsional welding process, developed by Magna for automotive applications at its exteriors plant in Liberec, Czech...


Bleak future for EVs in Brazil

20 October 2017

Electric cars have little future in Brazil despite the lofty goals announced for some European countries and China.


Magna forms e-powertrain joint venture in China

18 October 2017

Magna has entered into a joint-venture agreement with Huayu Automotive Systems, a subsidiary of SAIC Motor, initially to produce an electric drive powertrain system for a German automaker.


Magna to build paint shop in Slovenia

18 October 2017

Due to full capacity at its contract manufacturing facility in Graz, Austria, Magna will build a second paint shop 75km away in Maribor/Hoce, Slovenia.


Magna joins autonomous vehicle partnership

10 October 2017

Magna has joined an industry autonomous car partnership as a Tier 1 technology integrator and will help automakers industrialise and customise the domain controller designed by BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye. The plan is to deliver a self-driving, flexible vehicle platform by 2021.


Magna opens new vision systems centre in Shanghai

20 September 2017

Magna, which claims to be the global market leader in automotive mirrors, has opened a new engineering centre in Shanghai to bring its latest vision systems to local automakers.


just-auto Plus only Magna invests US$60m in Alabama casting facility

11 September 2017

Magna is expanding operations to add aluminium casting capabilities at its Kamtek facility in Birmingham, Alabama, to continue helping automakers address global demand for decreased carbon dioxide emissions and improved fuel economy through vehicle light...


just-auto Plus only Innoviz moves into mass production with Lidar tech

8 September 2017

Innoviz Technologies, a leading provider of Lidar sensing solutions designed for the mass commercialisation of autonomous vehicles, announced that it has raised US$65m in Series B funding as its groundbreaking Lidar solution moves into mass production....


Innoviz raises funds for solid state LiDAR

7 September 2017

Innoviz Technologies has announced that it has raised US$65m in Series B funding as its groundbreaking LiDAR solution moves into mass production. Delphi and Magna participated in the round, along with additional new investors including 360 Capital Partners, Glory Ventures, Naver and others.


Magna develops AD system without 'roof spinners'

1 September 2017

Magna International is developing a system automakers can use to enable vehicles to drive autonomously without the need for rooftop sensors or other compromises to vehicle styling.


Magna expands its collaboration with Innoviz

30 August 2017

Magna says it has recently made a strategic investment to expand its existing collaboration with Innoviz Technologies a pioneer in solid-state Lidar technology. Magna started collaborating with Innoviz in December 2016.

Magna International Inc. news

Magna opens new body and chassis plant in Mexico

20 April 2018

Global supplier Magna has opened a new body and chassis manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosi...


just-auto Plus only Magna with BAIC to develop smart EV architecture

10 April 2018

BAIC Group (Beijing Automotive Industry Holding) and Magna announced that they will jointly devel...


Magna/GACC to jointly produce liftgates in China

3 April 2018

Magna announced it has entered into a joint venture (JV) with GAC subsidiary, GAC Component (GACC...


Magna opens first BMW seat supply factory

27 March 2018

Magna will supply seats to the BMW Group for the first time in the supplier's history. The com...


Magna/Lyft to collaborate on self-driving systems

15 March 2018

Magna and rideshare firm Lyft have announced a multi-year collaboration in which the companies wi...


Magna opens new Composites Centre of Excellence

8 March 2018

Magna says its new Composites Centre of Excellence in Esslingen, Germany, aims to help European a...



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