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Lidar Supplier Luminar Adds Auto Veterans as Production Nears

Team will support 2022 launch with Volvo Cars

Car/Ride Sharing

GM's Cruise Hires Safety Chief

Louise Zhang, who previously worked for Lucid Motors and Tesla, underscores focus on safety as robo-taxi service nears launch

Electronics

Electronic Stability Control Turns 25

Bosch has produced some 250 million units since introducing the anti-skid technology in 1995

Infrastructure

COVID-19’s Impact on Suppliers: Bankruptcy and Restructuring

The crisis of COVID-19 is exposing structural issues that were already under pressure from the looming juggernauts of electrification, autonomy, shared mobility and connectedness.

Materials & Lightweighting

13 Suppliers Take Home PACE Innovation Awards

Lightweighting applications to advanced communications and improved visibility

Business

Four Auto Companies Rank Among the World's Most Ethical

GM and Cooper Standard make the list for the first time, joining long-running honorees Aptiv and Cummins

Hybrid

Lucid Motors Sets Sights on Autonomy with New Hire

Eugene Lee brings 20 years of autonomous vehicle experience to the EV startup

Autonomous Vehicles

Hyundai, Aptiv Form Autonomous Vehicle JV

Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv plc have announced a 50:50 joint venture set up to design and develop technologies for self-driving cars.

Spartan Motors Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Charlotte, Mich.-based Spartan Motors Inc. has hired Todd Heavin as chief operating officer.

Design

Advance and Retract

“It speaks a lot of the advantages of having a tremendous amount of vertical integration to allow you to do concurrent engineering.”

Delphi Fuel Injector Promises 50% Drop in Soot Emissions

Delphi Technologies Inc. says its high-pressure gasoline-direct-injection system can cut particulate emissions in half compared with current units.

Electronics

Winning in the Future Automotive Market

As the automotive industry races toward the overall electrification, autonomy, and connectivity of vehicles, the related technologies are transforming from predominantly hardware-based systems to software-driven electronics.

Economics

Delphi’s Net Income Plunges as Revenue Slides

Delphi Technologies Inc. says slumping vehicle production and unfavorable exchange rates sapped revenue and slashed profits in the first quarter.

Electronics

About Blackmore and Its Approach to Lidar

Stephen Crouch spent some time at Delphi in the earlier part of this decade (pre-spinning off of the company now known as “Aptiv”) as a radar systems engineer where he worked on such things as signal processing algorithms.

Business

Aptiv Touts Open-Source Dataset for Autonomous Cars

Aptiv plc has created an open-source dataset that developers of autonomous driving systems can use for free.   

Economics

Delphi Technologies Posts 26% Income Gain

Powertrain specialist Delphi Technologies plc reports that its net income surged 26% to $358 million in 2018. Revenue was flat at $4.9 billion.

Batteries

WiTricity Buys Qualcomm’s Wireless Charging Business

Boston-based WiTricity Corp. has acquired Qualcomm Inc.’s Halo wireless charging business for an unspecified amount.

Hybrid

The Incredible Impact of Electrification

There is no denying that vehicle electrification will change the automotive industry. In fact, it can be argued that electrification will be the biggest disruption in the history of the automotive industry.

Richard Dauch Named CEO of Delphi Technologies

Delphi Technologies plc has hired Richard Dauch to take over as its CEO, effective immediately.

Intelligent Transportation

Delphi, TomTom Partner on Real-Time Mapping Apps

Delphi Technologies plc is partnering with TomTom International BV on electronic and software applications aimed at improving fuel efficiency.

AI

Aptiv Partners with Startup on AI-Based Driver Sensors

Aptiv plc has signed a partnership agreement with Affectiva, a Boston-based startup specializing in artificial intelligence, to bring advanced driver sensors to market.

Autonomous Vehicles

Aptiv Opens Las Vegas Tech Center for Autonomous Vehicles

Aptiv plc has added a fourth technical center for self-driving vehicles, this time in Las Vegas.

Regulations

Managing a Higher-Voltage Future

Tougher emission regulations and expanding in-car electronics are pushing carmakers into increasingly higher-voltage power systems, notes Mary Gustanski, chief technology officer for Delphi Technologies.

Activist Investors & Automotive Suppliers

Considering the many variables affecting the landscape of the automotive supply chain, investor activists see a great deal of opportunity right now.