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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.

Latest interviews


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.


Magna VP on smart materials, connectivity - Q&A

16 March 2017

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we spoke to Ian Simmons, Vice President, Business Development, Corporate R&D, Magna International about smart materials, connectivity and autonomous car interiors.

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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.


Wabco inks cooperation agreement with Nexteer

30 August 2017

Wabco Holdings has announced that it has signed a long-term cooperation agreement with Nexteer Automotive.


Magna enjoys a record second quarter

11 August 2017

Magna International said it booked record second quarter sales up 3% year on year to US$9.68bn to 30 June, 2017 despite North American and European light vehicle production declining by 3% and 1%, respectively.


EU approves Magna China JV

4 August 2017

The European Commission has given the green light to a joint venture signed between China's Hubei Aviation Precision Machinery Technology (HAPM) and Magna International.


just-auto Plus only Continental/Magna to test autonomous vehicles

1 August 2017

Two automated driving vehicles will travel more than 300 miles before arriving in Traverse City as part of an international border demonstration by Continental and Magna International The demonstration will start in southeast Michigan and culminate at the...


Magna has Plan B if Slovenia plans thwarted

19 July 2017

Magna says it is "sure" it will secure approval for its new vehicle assembly plant in Slovenia, although the supplier maintains it has an alternative plan should talks collapse.


Slovenia Magna decision imminent as 3,000 apply

18 July 2017

Slovenia's Ministry of Economy says 3,000 people have already applied for jobs at Magna's potential new plant in the country as the supplier waits on government approval for its site.


Magna Steyr announces Jaguar E-Pace Job One timing

14 July 2017

Now details of Jaguar's new E-Pace SUV, and its manufacturing location are officially out of the bag, contract assembler Magna Steyr has confirmed production start timing.


Magna Steyr to contract assemble Jaguar E-Pace SUV

13 July 2017

Tata Motors' premium automobile brand Jaguar got right to the point when unveiling the new E-Pace compact SUV at a media technical briefing today (13 July) in London: they're not going to make it.


Magna waits for new Slovenia plant green light

11 July 2017

Slovenia's Ministry of Economy says it is waiting for approval from its Environment counterparts to finally agree the first phase of a Magna plant in the country, which could see nearly 5,000 jobs created.


just-auto Plus only Magna joins PlanetM project

30 June 2017

As the auto industry continues to discuss mobility and the need for new transportation solutions, some critics cite concerns about the ability of autonomous vehicles to “read” changing road conditions, temporary lane changes and construction. To...


Magna announces Lincoln Continental supply deals

22 June 2017

Magna said it had received a special Lincoln Luxury World Excellence Award from Ford for its supply deals for the new Continental.


Jaguar teases E-Pace SUV

21 June 2017

Tata Motors' Jaguar has issued 'teaser' photos of the compact performance Jaguar E-Pace SUV it will reveal on 13 July.


Magna to contract build BMW PHEV

19 June 2017

Magna International will assemble BMW's new 5-series plug-in hybrid at its Austrian Magna Steyr factory as part of a strategy to produce electric cars on a contract basis for global automakers, the company said.


just-auto Plus only Magna introduces new D-Optic LED headlamps

14 June 2017

D-Optic lighting is unique for automotive applications because it is scalable and is custom-developed for a vehicle's specific shape and styling. LEDs and lenses can be added or subtracted to suit each unique design. The innovative headlamps make their...


Magna produces 275,000 folding roofs for Fiat 500C

6 June 2017

Magna says it has sold 275,000 soft-top convertible roofs produced for the Fiat 500C at its roof system facility in Tychy, Poland.


Magna expanding its seat trim facility in Serbia

31 May 2017

Magna has started construction to expand its seat trim facility in Odžaci, Serbia, from 4,300 square metres to 10,000 square metres.


just-auto Plus only Magna develops ClearView system

16 May 2017

Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that nearly 840,000 blind spot accidents occur each year in the US, resulting in 300 fatalities. Magna International, a leader in camera-based advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and...

Magna International Inc. news

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 quar...


Magna expands Slovakia mirror plant

1 November 2017

Magna has relocated to a larger manufacturing facility in Slovakia as a result of business growth...


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 weig...


Bleak future for EVs in Brazil

20 October 2017

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


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 S...


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...



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