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New airbag devices cushion crash impacts by deploying outside vehicles

Automotive Business Review - 13 févr. 2016 - 05:01
Auto parts suppliers makers are developing a new generation airbags that cushion the impact of a crash by deploying on the outside of a vehicle. Such devices have already appeared in Europe and are mainly aimed at protecting pedestrians in a crash.

Can Kia pick Prius' lock on hybrid market?

Automotive Business Review - 13 févr. 2016 - 05:01
Many automakers have tried and failed to lure customers away from the Toyota Prius hybrid. Kia thinks it can succeed with the Niro, its first built-from-scratch hybrid.

Woman charged in GM Tech Center stabbing

Automotive Business Review - 12 févr. 2016 - 21:08
The woman accused of stabbing her mother at GM's Tech Center in Warren, Mich., was charged today with assault with intent to murder, according to a court official.

Lexus tops BMW in U.S. registrations; 2015 luxury title in dispute

Automotive Business Review - 12 févr. 2016 - 19:32
Not so fast on BMW winning the 2015 U.S. luxury crown over Lexus and Mercedes. According to manufacturer-reported sales released last month, BMW won. But Polk said today that Lexus was tops in U.S. vehicle registrations last year with 340,392 vs.

Panasonic starts China battery venture, develops new welding tech

Automotive Business Review - 12 févr. 2016 - 16:54
Panasonic, the Japanese electronics giant revamping itself as an automotive supplier, has taken two more steps in that direction by establishing a new battery venture in China and developing a new technology for laser welding.

Tower posts lower adjusted Q4 earnings as it gears up for major new business

Automotive Business Review - 12 févr. 2016 - 16:40
Tower, which makes heavy metal components and assemblies for cars and trucks, reported lower fourth-quarter adjusted earnings due to ramp-up costs stemming from a major new business that is supposed to spur earnings growth later this year.

Elon Musk's vision is not for the faint of heart

Automotive Business Review - 12 févr. 2016 - 14:39
Leave it to Elon Musk to make a company's stock jump nearly 5 percent a day after reporting widening losses -- all in the middle of a market selloff.

American Axle Q4 net income rises, shares surge

Automotive Business Review - 12 févr. 2016 - 13:40
American Axle and Manufacturing today reported record sales in 2015 after a strong fourth quarter thanks to record North American light vehicle sales.

American Axle Q4 net income rises to $63 million

Automotive Business Review - 12 févr. 2016 - 13:40
American Axle and Manufacturing today reported record sales in 2015 after a strong fourth quarter thanks to record North American light vehicle sales.

Rasa hydrogen car to start public trials

Financial Times - 12 févr. 2016 - 13:04
Car to be offered on mobile phone-style contract with monthly fee and mileage tariff

Mazda launches CX-9 production in Japan

Automotive Business Review - 12 févr. 2016 - 11:22
Mazda has started production of it the redesigned CX-9 three-row crossover, a vehicle that plays a pivotal roll in the brand's strategy to expand sales.

Ghosn defends Renault over emissions

Financial Times - 12 févr. 2016 - 10:21
Chief executive says discrepancies between laboratory and road were the same for every carmaker

New Delhi to reprise anti-pollution drive

Financial Times - 12 févr. 2016 - 08:30
Highly polluted city to repeat two-week road-rationing move

Toyota's TRD Pro version of Tacoma built to take on roughest terrain

Automotive Business Review - 11 févr. 2016 - 19:45
Toyota, fresh off launching the redesigned Tacoma late last year, is expanding the midsize truck's lineup with a high-performance off-road version. Toyota unveiled the Tacoma TRD Pro today at the Chicago Auto Show.

GM Tech Center valet who pulled gun to stop stabbing suspended pending investigation

Automotive Business Review - 11 févr. 2016 - 19:15
The parking valet who stopped a stabbing at General Motors' Technical Center in Warren, Mich., on Wednesday by pulling out his concealed weapon remains employed.

GM Tech Center valet who pulled gun to stop stabbing still on job

Automotive Business Review - 11 févr. 2016 - 19:15
The parking valet who stopped a stabbing at General Motors' Technical Center in Warren, Mich., on Wednesday by pulling out his concealed weapon remains employed.

Daimler to name Kaellenius randd head, German paper reports

Automotive Business Review - 11 févr. 2016 - 17:55
Daimler AG is about to appoint its marketing and sales head Ola Kaellenius as head of research and development, Handelsblatt reported today.

Ford's LaNeve stops short of confirming Bronco's expected return

Automotive Business Review - 11 févr. 2016 - 17:32
The Bronco, one of Ford's storied nameplates, seems likely to be one of the four new utility vehicles coming to the Ford lineup in the next four years. But Ford's Mark LaNeve stopped just short of confirming it today.

Hyundai freshens Santa Fe family amid U.S. production boost

Automotive Business Review - 11 févr. 2016 - 17:00
As it retools its U.S. factory to build more crossovers for truck-loving Americans, Hyundai is updating the midsize Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport.

One-time costs drag down BorgWarner Q4 net income

Automotive Business Review - 11 févr. 2016 - 16:59
BorgWarner, which supplies fuel-saving turbochargers and emissions systems, reported higher adjusted earnings in the fourth quarter, but net income declined after several one-time charges.
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