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Legal

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

Mobility

Lucid Motors Sets Sights on Autonomy with New Hire

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

Design

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.

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.

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.

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.   

Business

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.

Business

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.

Design

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.

Connectivity

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.

Hybrid

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.

Chevy Blazer Tapped for Next EcoCar Challenge

Student teams from 12 universities will modify a 2019 Chevrolet Blazer crossover vehicle in the next EcoCar Challenge.

Propulsion

Ex-Delphi CEO Butterworth to Head Melrose Powertrain Unit

Liam Butterworth, who quit as CEO of Delphi Technologies plc last week, will take over as CEO of automotive operations for U.K.-based Melrose Industries plc in early November.

Delphi CEO Butterworth Departs

Liam Butterworth, who was appointed CEO of Delphi Technologies plc last December when the company was spun off from Delphi Automotive, is leaving the company.

Autonomous Vehicles

Aptiv, Hertz Partner on Robotic Car Fleet

Aptiv plc and Hertz Corp. have partnered to introduce a fleet of self-driving vehicles, beginning with 75 cars in Las Vegas this autumn.

Business

OldCo. and NewCo.: Which Are You?

Traditional auto suppliers should start developing their strategy today or run the risk of quickly running out of options.

Business

Aptiv Buys South Korean Connector Supplier

Troy, Mich.-based Aptiv plc says it has completed its $500 million acquisition of KUM Co., a South Korean supplier of electrical connectors and cable systems.

Lear Hires Absmeier as Chief Tech Officer

Lear Corp. has appointed John Absmeier to the newly created position of chief technology officer, effective June 18.

IAC Names Rea as Interim CEO

International Automotive Components Group LLC has named investor Natale Rea as its president and interim CEO, effective immediately.