Magna bridges Silicon Valley to auto industry through new Technology Advisory Council

With technology impacting virtually every aspect of the vehicle, Magna has assembled a Technology Advisory Council to contribute to future innovation projects, provide direction to Magna’s technology road maps and identify additional business opportunities. The Advisory Council is led by Swamy Kotagiri, Magna Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and consists of some of the most recognized […]

Magna Commits Investment of $5 Million in Artificial Intelligence Research Institute

Magna is playing a key role in bolstering Canada’s artificial intelligence (AI) expertise and leadership position by investing in the next generation of AI research and experts.  Magna announced it has committed to invest $5 million CDN into the Vector Institute, a new independent AI research facility which held its launch event today in downtown […]

Magna demonstrates lightweighting expertise with ultralight door module

Magna International Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and partners FCA US and Grupo Antolin, announced it has developed a new, ultralight door architecture that achieves the project objective of 42.5 percent mass savings compared to an average current production door. Making the announcement at the 2017 North American International Auto […]

Lear Corporation Opens New Innovation Center in Detroit

Lear Corporation, a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, opened a world-class Innovation Center today in downtown Detroit located at 119 State Street in historic Capitol Park. At this Center, Lear plans to develop new automotive products and technologies, incubate non-automotive business opportunities, collaborate with the College for Creative Studies (CCS) on the […]

Varroc wins India Automotive Lighting Technology Innovation Leadership Award

Varroc Lighting Systems India Pvt Ltd., a wholly owned entity of the Varroc Group, is a leading company in the Indian automotive industry and has been named the recipient of the ‘India Automotive Lighting Technology Innovation Leadership Award’ at the Frost & Sullivan’s GIL 2016: India Awards banquet held in Mumbai recently. Varroc Lighting Systems […]

Nexteer Automotive Opens New World Headquarters

Nexteer Automotive, a global leader in intuitive motion control, today opened its new World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The strategically located headquarters provides a strong platform for increased industry presence and expanded reach for skilled talent. To commemorate the event, Nexteer held a grand opening ceremony attended by domestic and foreign government dignitaries, customers, […]

Bosch opens innovation incubator in Sweden

Bosch is now also developing connected solutions in the Swedish city of Lund. The company’s first engineering location in Scandinavia already has 50 Bosch experts on board. They are working on new software and hardware in areas such as vehicle connectivity, automotive security systems, and motorized two-wheelers. In addition, they are developing cross-domain solutions for […]

Ford transforms Dearborn campus to drive innovation, collaboration

Ford Motor Company today announces plans to transform its Dearborn facilities into a modern, green and high-tech campus to foster innovation and help drive the company’s transition to an auto and a mobility company. The 10-year transformation of the company’s more than 60-year-old Dearborn facilities will colocate 30,000 employees from 70 buildings today into primarily […]

Focus On Skills, Innovation

In an exclusive interaction with AutoParts Asia, Parakramsinh G. Jadeja, President, IMTMA, said as president his priority was skill development and innovation through R &D in the context of the need for working in a very flexible manufacturing system.  The excerpts:: Q: As President what is your immediate priority? Jadeja: The immediate priorityfor the next […]

SAE International Honors GM’s Larry Nitz with Edward N. Cole Award for Automotive Engineering Innovation

SAE International announces that Larry T. Nitz, Executive Director, Global Propulsion Systems, with General Motors Company is the winner of the Edward N. Cole Award for Automotive Engineering Innovation. He will receive the award during the SAE 2016 World Congress, which will be held April 12-14 in Detroit. “To be a recipient of the Edward […]