Northrop Grumman Exec Joins GM Board

February 12, 2019 at 8:46 AM

General Motors Co. is adding Wes Bush, chairman of Northrop Grumman Corp.’s board of directors, as a director to its own board.


How High Will U.S. Demand for SUVs Go?

February 11, 2019 at 2:55 AM

SUVs and pickup trucks continue to gain market share in the U.S., and neither segment shows signs of peaking, says LMC Automotive's Bill Rinna.


Going Ambidextrous

February 04, 2019 at 2:12 AM

Carmakers and suppliers are struggling to manage their traditional business while moving into new-mobility operations with entirely different cultures and practices, says SRI International advisor Clay Phillips.


Brembo Bullish on Brakes

January 28, 2019 at 4:00 AM

European brake giant Brembo SpA calls North America its largest market today. Dan Sandberg, president and CEO for the region, doesn’t see that changing. 


N. American Tooling Outlook

January 21, 2019 at 1:41 AM

Spending on automotive tooling in North America surged 48% to $10.3 billion in 2017 and had been expected to climb another 14% last year. But sales dropped instead.


How Tariffs Are Hurting Suppliers

January 14, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Suppliers to the auto industry are paying hundreds of millions of dollars extra because of tariffs of 25% and 10% on steel and aluminum, respectively, says the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Assn.’s Ann Wilson.


Interactive Seating from Leggett & Platt

January 07, 2019 at 1:10 AM

Leggett & Platt Automotive Group supplies the auto industry with a wide range of power-actuated features that make car seats more comfortable.


Advanced Electronics at Hella

December 31, 2018 at 1:44 AM

Hella Group may be best-known for its vehicle lighting products, and it continues to innovate in that market with such technologies as matrix beam lighting.


How Tariffs, Interest Rates Will Shape Car Sales

December 24, 2018 at 12:57 AM

New trade tariffs have cut the value of automotive shipments 9% in the final five months of 2018, says Gardner Intelligence Chief Economist Michael Guckes.


Supplier Balancing Act

December 17, 2018 at 2:25 AM

As U.S. car sales growth peaks, auto suppliers must manager their resources more closely than ever, notes Julie Fream, president and CEO of the Original Equipment Suppliers Assn.

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Chevy Silverado to Pace Daytona 500

December 12, 2018 at 2:12 PM

A 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck driven by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., will serve as the pace vehicle for next year’s Daytona 500 race.


Carmakers and Industry 4.0

December 10, 2018 at 12:41 AM

Carmakers are helping to lead the move to Industry 4.0, an era in which “big-data” analysis integrates individual manufacturing hardware into a vastly more efficient production system.