Hella Goes Global with Next-Gen Headlight

Software allows carmakers to meet varying standards with one system

Autonomous Vehicles

Hella Readies Next-Gen ADAS Radar

Production of the 77-GHz system starts this spring in Germany 

Interiors & Electronics

Hella Illuminates Bimmer Grille

14 LED-array adds pizazz to sporty X6 crossover


Apex.AI Secures Funding from JLR, Hella and Volvo Trucks

Silicon Valley-based autonomous tech startup Apex.AI has landed unspecified investments from Jaguar Land Rover, Hella and Volvo Trucks.

Hella Readies Next-Gen LED Headlights

Hella GmbH says its new LED headlights offer significantly better performance, improved packaging and allows carmakers to offer customized features.


Former BorgWarner Exec Joins ZF Board

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has appointed Martin Fischer to its management board to oversee safety systems, electronics and advanced driver assist systems in the Americas.


Forster to Chair Hella’s Shareholder Committee

Lighting and electronics supplier Hella GmbH & Co. plans to name industry veteran Carl-Peter Forster to chair its shareholder committee, effective Sept. 27.

Holographic Startup Lands Funding

Light Field Lab Inc., a Silicon Valley-based startup which is developing hologram technology that doesn’t require virtual reality headsets, has raised $28 million in Series A funding.


Hella Doubles up on Mild-Hybrid Tech

Germany's Hella GmbH aims to launch two new 48-volt mild-hybrid systems by 2023 to help carmakers meet more stringent tailpipe emission regulations.


Hella Opens 6th Facility in India

Hella GmbH is opening its second electronics component plant in India and its sixth facility in the country.


Connected Vehicles Move to the Forefront of Advanced Mobility

While the hype about fully autonomous cars has slowed over the last year, the shift to connected vehicles is accelerating.


Hella’s Annual Sales, Earnings Climb

Lighting and electronics supplier Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA reports gains of 9% in currency-adjusted sales and 14% in net earnings for the fiscal year ended May 31.


Hella Expands Mexican Operations

Germany’s Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. has opened a new electronics plant in Apaseo el Grande, Mexico.


Hella Ponders Sale of Its Wholesaling Business

Hella GmbH & Co. says it is in discussions with possible investors about “strategic options” for its Nordic Forum wholesale activities.


Hella Breaks Ground for New U.S. Tech, Administrative Center

Hella GmbH has begun constructing a new U.S. headquarters near Plymouth, Mich., and plans to move into the 115,000 sq-ft facility in early 2019.

Auto’s Moon Shot

Automakers and suppliers are increasingly partnering with each other, competitors, tech companies and startups to reduce costs and ensure they have the proper expertise and resources to develop the necessary technologies needed for next-generation vehicles.


ZF, Baidu to Collaborate on Autonomous Vehicle Tech

ZF Friedrichshafen AG and Chinese tech giant Baidu Inc. have announced plans to work together to develop technologies related to autonomous vehicles, telematics and other new-mobility systems in China.


Electronic Adapatable Headlamps

Your next car may come equipped with electronic headlamps that are permanently on “high” beam, yet create no glare.

Full Speeds Ahead for Disruptive Suppliers

The next decade promises to be a disruptive one for automotive suppliers.


Front-End Module Supplier HBPO Expands in N. America

Germany’s HBPO GmbH plans to open two more plants in Mexico by the end of 2018 and is increasing production at several other North American facilities as demand for the company’s front-end modules grows.


EU Fines Hella, Automotive Lighting for Price Fixing

The European Commission has fined Hella and Magneti Marelli's Automotive Lighting unit a combined €27 million ($30 million) for their participation in fixing prices for headlamps and other lighting products.

Autonomous Vehicles

ZF and Hella Partnering for Advancing Technology

In an effort to advance autonomous and assisted driving technologies, two major automotive suppliers—ZF Friedrichshafen AG and Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.--have established a strategic partnership, with ZF bringing systems know-how (as well as driveline and safety technologies and an entire ecosystem of other partners it is organizing toward this end.


ZF, Hella Partner on Driver-Assist Sensor Systems

ZF Friedrichshafen AG and Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. have formed a nonexclusive partnership to develop sensors and systems for driver aid features and autonomous vehicles.


Modularizing Front-End Assemblies

Carmakers are turning to specialty suppliers to preassemble complex front-end modules that can then be plugged into a vehicle as it moves down the assembly line.

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