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Ford, Mazda enhance ‘do not drive’ warning to additional pickups

UPDATED: 2/12/18 3 pm ET — adds Mazda statement WASHINGTON — Ford Motor Co said Monday it is expanding an obligatory warning to another 33,000 owners of comparison pickups in North America not to expostulate them until they get repairs since of a potentially poor Takata Corp. airbag inflator. Ford …

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Blair Thompson, GM exec who helped emanate Delphi, dies during 89

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Former General Motors executive Blair Thompson, who helped lay a substructure for tools retailer Delphi Automotive, died Jan. 29. He was 89. After graduating from high propagandize in 1945, Thompson began his GM career during a Saginaw Steering Gear Division while study industrial engineering during a …

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Takata, harmed drivers strech understanding to expected finish U.S. bankruptcy

WILMINGTON, Del. — Takata Corp.’s U.S. section reached a allotment with a creditors, lawyers for those harmed by a lethal airbags and automakers that should well-spoken a approach to finish a Chapter 11 failure and sell a viable operations, according to justice papers. The Japanese company’s airbags can raze with …

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Panasonic’s U.S. arch sees some-more EV battery plants coming

Tom Gebhardt, CEO of Panasonic Corp. of North America, pronounced his association is prepared to supplement a lot some-more battery prolongation ability worldwide as electric car direct increases. The doubt will be where. EV batteries are formidable to make and ethereal to deliver. So far, a industry’s batteries are being …

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ZF halt CEO Konstantin Sauer will keep retailer on track

DETROIT — Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen is a transparent instance of a mutation that tellurian suppliers find as they ready for a universe of unconstrained pulling and electrification. Only a few years ago, ZF was closely identified with transmissions, axles, steering systems and other 20th-century car hardware. Today, after a array …

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Toyoda Gosei’s Naoki Miyazaki to reposition retailer for self-driving era

KIYOSU, Japan — Toyota Group retailer Toyoda Gosei Co. is best famous for churning out cosmetic moldings, sealing strips, stop hoses and creosote interior parts. But President Naoki Miyazaki says it is time to reposition a tools builder for a high-tech epoch in that business are clamoring for unconstrained pushing …

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Talent pool high among retailer concerns

DETROIT — Ride-sharing, electrification, unconstrained vehicles and staffing issues are going to rile a retailer attention and a approach it sells tools and use to automakers, executives pronounced final week during a row contention during a Automotive News World Congress. “There are 3 evident and vicious issues confronting suppliers today,” …

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Continental aims for separate before year-end, news says

   Print  Reprints  Respond FRANKFURT — Continental aims to boyant partial of a business on a batch sell before a finish of a year, German monthly Manager Magazin reported, but citing sources. The retailer pronounced this month it was in talks about a possible constructional overhaul and affianced to strength …

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Magna CTO outlines plan for gripping adult with innovation

FRANKFURT — As a automobile attention races toward electrified and unconstrained vehicles, Canadian megasupplier Magna International is scheming for an array of situations. “We demeanour during a building blocks that we need to have a right solutions ready, either 25 percent of vehicles are going to be electrified or 5 …

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Building blocks of new interiors are production-ready

LAS VEGAS — The elements of a self-driving car’s cockpit — seats, dashboard, steering wheel, controls and airbags — are rising square by piece, like a hulk jigsaw puzzle. Forget about Disney’s Tomorrowland. At CES, suppliers pitched record to automakers, and they are starting to win contracts. One of those …

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