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As the information flood spills out of the home and office into the vehicle, there is a danger of overloading the driver. Matthew Beecham finds out what the industry is doing to give us what we increasingly want, but not too much...
Carmakers open up wounds by complaining to authorities, says SupplierBusiness. But did parts makers engage in illegal collusion or was it a natural evolution of business strategy?
For some time, we’ve seen cockpit designers working on ways in which to display more information yet make the dash appear less complex. The general approach is to ensure that only the most essential information is displayed while remaining features are available in the background or brought up at will. Matthew Beecham reports on how the increasing fitment of sophisticated mobile multimedia systems, as well as safety and security items suggests that this part of the interior is still in its infancy in terms of development.
Despite the smooth lines and simple appearance, the cockpit is one of the most complicated and tightly packaged assemblies in a vehicle. Matthew Beecham reports on some novel ways in which to display more information yet make the cockpit appear less complex.
Superficially, instruments appear much the same today as they did 30 years ago, but they have changed extensively in that time and they are likely to change even more. Matthew Beecham talked with Dimitri Baudon, product manager, Yazaki North America, Inc about he sees the vehicle instrumentation sector shaping-up.
As part of our bi-annual review of vehicle cockpits and instrumentation, Matthew Beecham talked to Doug Burcicki, senior manager, marketing and product management, Yazaki North America (YNA), and Dutch Adachi, senior manager, display technology group, electronic and instrumentation business unit, Yazaki North America, about how the company is pushing back the technical boundaries in the vehicle instrumentation arena.
China's regulatory authorities have found a group of Japanese automotive parts makers guilty of price fixing and handed out large fines.
Toyota has worked with a group of industry partners to define what it claims is a world-first system to retrieve and recycle copper from vehicle wiring harnesses, helping secure a valuable new source of the raw material.
A bearings importer has been hit with a AUS$2m (US$1.9m) fine after admitting inflating the prices of products.
Bridgestone Corporation has announced that its subsidiary in Vietnam, Bridgestone Tire Manufacturing Vietnam Limited Liability Company(BTMV) has decided to increase production capacity at the company's new passenger car radial tyres (PSR) plant currently under construction in Hai Phong City, Vietnam.
European Commission (EC) authorities have fined four major automotive component producers a total of EUR141.8m (US$182m) for operating wire harness cartels to Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Renault.
Yazaki Corporation has agreed to purchase all the company shares of Tata Yazaki Autocomp (TYA), its Indian wire harness manufacturing and sales joint venture company.
Sumitomo Electric Industries is almost set to commence sales of aluminium-based wiring harnesses which are cheaper in comparison to conventional copper-based products and will help the company compete with market leader Yazaki Corporation as automakers seek lighter parts.
A further Yazaki executive has agreed to plead guilty for his role in a conspiracy to fix prices of instrument panel clusters, installed in cars sold in the US and elsewhere, the Department of Justice has announced.
Ford has started volume production of EcoBoost engines at its new factory in Craiova, Romania.
Japanese component supplier Yazaki says it will pay off its gargantuan price-fixing fine in five installments starting this year.
Yazaki's chairman and president will return half of their salaries for three months in response to the US Department of Justice's (DoJ) enormous price-fixing fine.
Denso has concluded a plea agreement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and will pay a fine of US$78m based on charges it violated anti-trust laws in connection with sales of certain automotive components, specifically, certain body electronic control units and heater control panels to one of its customers.
Two Japanese suppliers of automotive electrical components -Yazaki and Denso -have agreed to plead guilty and to pay a total of US$548m in criminal fines for their involvement in multiple price-fixing and bid-rigging conspiracies in the sale of parts to automobile manufacturers in the US, the Department of Justice has announced.
Yazaki Romania has opened a new factory in Craiova supplying the auto industry with cabling systems. This factory will be the main provider for the Ford factory in Craiova but will also produce for other Ford units.
Geely has taken another step in improving its supply chain by agreeing to a joint venture partnership with Japanese wiring harness company Yazaki Sogyo Kabushiki Kaisha.
Yazaki North America has inked a deal with inductive recharging system manufacturer Evatran Partner to commercialise hands-free technology.
The Auburn Hills (Michigan) offices of TK Holdings - Takata's North American operations subsidiary - were raided this week by FBI agents and Department of Justice officers as part of an antitrust investigation.
The US offices of three Japanese automotive parts suppliers to Toyota - Denso, Tokai Rika and Yazaki - were raided on Tuesday by the Detroit office of the FBI over allegations of price-fixing, media reports said.
Denso and Yazaki have received partial payments for accounts receivable from failed General Motors Corp through a US government financial support programme, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
Two Japanese OE parts suppliers have reportedly applied for the US government's USD5bn financial aid package aimed at helping struggling Tier 1s.
Yazaki North America has named Nobuhiro Onishi executive vice president, YNA, and president, transplant business unit (TBU).
GM presented 85 companies with Supplier of the Year awards on Saturday at a celebration at its Vehicle Engineering Centre in Warren, Michigan.
Autoliv is one of the first seven suppliers Ford picked for new long-term global contracts. Ford wants to improve its relations with partsmakers, reported Automotive News Europe.
A new deal announced by Ford on Thursday contains both good and bad news for suppliers.
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