Autonomous cars received a further boost this week after the US state of California issued its first 29 permits to three companies to test self-driving cars on public roads.
Suzuki is recalling 453,225 minivehicles in Japan to fix faulty air conditioner evaporator fans in air conditioning units that have resulted in three fires so far.
Ford is reducing German output of of its top-selling Fiesta in the fourth quarter of 2014 as demand in some key markets has slowed.
The big news this week was the long-expected announcement ZF would swallow TRW whole, re-establishing the respected chassis systems and safety equipment maker as a separate business division in a US$13.5bn deal.
TRW says it is in a strong position to provide rapidly increasing functionality associated with modern vehicles as driver assist systems (DAS) come increasingly to the fore.
The people of Scotland have had their say on independence and decided to stay in the UK. It was a close vote, but in the end the margin was perhaps bigger than some had expected.
Toyota is recalling about 20,000 North American made vehicles, mostly in the US, because of the danger of possible fuel leaks.
Fiat-Chrysler will source a new midsize pickup for European and Latin American markets from Mitsubishi. The companies said the model will be based on the next generation L200.
TRW’s public policy expert says rapid advances in vehicle safety allied with Silicon Valley technology are a bit of the “Wild West” as perceptions of transportation alter at startling pace.
ThyssenKrupp says its research project ‘InCar plus’ has developed new components that offer weight savings of up to 50% and cost reductions of up to 20% on conventional parts.
The 2014 Indonesia international motor show got under way this week with a renewed sense of self-confidence and purpose, as the domestic market continued to reach new record highs.
Lotus has said that it wants to restructure its workforce and may shed as many as 325 jobs.