Magna Debuts Rear-Seat Video Monitor

Magna International Inc. is launching a video monitoring system that allows front-seat occupants to keep tabs on what’s happening in second- and third-row seats.
#Honda #Magna #tech


Magna Touts Lightweight Carbon Fiber Subframe

Magna International Inc. has partnered with Ford Motor Co. to develop a prototype carbon fiber composite subframe that cuts mass by 34% compared with a stamped steel unit.
#Carbon #Ford #Magna


The SAE World Congress is no more. Meet WCX 17, its reimagined replacement, which will debut April 4-6 at Detroit’s Cobo Center.
#Fiat #Intel #Denso


Magna Posts Record Sales as Income Stalls

Magna International Inc. reports is revenue in the fourth quarter of 2016 climbed 8% to $9.3 billion.
#MINI #Magna


U.S., Canadian Auto Industries Get in Sync on Trump Response

An ad hoc group representing the U.S. and Canadian auto industries is scrambling to create a report for the Trump administration about how interconnected the two countries are, Bloomberg News reports.

Materials & Lightweighting

Czech Plant Fire Could Disrupt Interiors Suppliers Worldwide

A major fire at a materials plant in Most, Czech Republic, has shut down the auto industry’s sole source of a polyurethane material used to coat such interior surfaces as door panels and instrument panels.
#facilities #Faurecia #Magna


Silicon Valley Meets Detroit

One of the things that the tech companies that are entering the automotive space as though they are like the prospectors who came rolling into California back in the mid-19th century (“Thar’s gold in them there cars!”) perhaps don’t understand clearly is that the auto companies are very, very, very cost sensitive.
#Magna #supplier

Autonomous Vehicles

Magna Teams with Israeli Startup on Lidar Tech

Magna International Inc. says it will use Innoviz Technologies Ltd.’s solid-state lidar sensor technology as part of its autonomous vehicle sensor package.
#tech #Magna #Velodyne


Magna Steyr Near Decision on Second Assembly Plant in Europe

Contract vehicle assembler Magna Steyr confirms it may open a second factory in Europe if its main plant in Graz, Austria, becomes overloaded with new projects.
#facilities #MINI #europe


JLR Aims to Build EVs in England

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. has arranged for Magna Steyr to assemble its first all-electric model in Austria about one year from now.
#europe #Land Rover #Magna

Jaguar to Debut an Electric SUV by 2018

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. says it will introduce an all-electric SUV, the company’s first electrified model, by 2018.
#HP #Magna #Land Rover


Magna and the Seating Study

Chances are, when you think of “global ethnographic studies” you think of the United Nations or something.
#Chrysler #Magna #supplier


UPDATE: Canadian Supplier Strike Ends, Averting Supply Crunch for GM, FCA

General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobile assembly plants in Ontario face disruption after Canada’s Unifor union struck a factory in Windsor that supplies them with seats and molded seat foam.
#GeneralMotors #Chrysler #Magna


Magna’s Sales Surge 16% to Record High

Magna International Inc.’s sales jumped to a record US$8.8 billion from $7.7 billion in July-September 2015.



Kicking off the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) at Cobo Center in Detroit in January will be a four-day event called AutoMobili-D that highlights the latest advances in connected and self-driving cars.
#ZF #Magna #GeneralMotors


The 2017 Genesis G90: A Substantial Sedan

If you want to launch an all-new luxury brand, then you’d better do it with a car that can make a difference. Enter Genesis and the G90.
#BMW #Audi #ZF


Magna to Buy German Closures Company

Magna International Inc. is purchasing the Boco Group of Companies, a Germany-based supplier of automotive closure systems.
#europe #Magna #BMW

Magna Gets Active on Aerodynamic Styling

Canada’s Magna International Inc. says it is working with carmakers to make aerodynamically styled components on new vehicles.
#Magna #tech


Magna Adds BMW 5 Series Production at Graz Plant

Magna International Inc. reports it will begin building BMW 5 Series sedans at its contract assembly facility in Graz, Austria, next year.
#MINI #europe #Magna