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HELLA and ZF Form Strategic Partnership

ZF and HELLA are entering into a strategic partnership. Both automotive suppliers will benefit from this cooperation on sensor technology, particularly for front camera systems, imaging and radar systems. ZF will further strengthen its portfolio as a systems supplier which offers both modern assistance systems and autonomous driving functions, whereas HELLA will drive technological development

Continental Expands Range of Flexible Benefits for Working Dads and Moms

From telecommuting and sabbaticals to parental leave and part-time work, Continental is expanding the range of flexible work practices offered to more than 18,000 employees in the U.S. Named one of FORTUNE Magazine’s Most Admired Companies and one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes, Continental is committed to meeting the needs of all employees locally

Magna to Make BMW 5-Series Plug-in Hybrid

BMW’s new 530e plug-in hybrid will be produced at Magna’s contract manufacturing plant in Graz, Austria, starting in summer 2017. As a contract manufacturing partner for two premium electrified vehicles – the BMW 530e and the previously awarded Jaguar I-PACE – Magna’s Graz facility is demonstrating its value proposition to its customers. This vehicle program

IAC opens global engineering center in Pune, India

Leading automotive interior components supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) continues its consistent global expansion and dedication to delivering innovative vehicle interiors with the opening of a new regional and global engineering center in Pune, India. Marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony, the 2,415-square-meter (25,569-square-foot) facility officially opened today and will focus on application development engineering to

Continental Expands Telematics Portfolio with Seamless Connectivity

Today’s vehicles include up to 100 computing units and millions of lines of code. Keeping this digital network updated or installing new functions has most often required a trip to the dealership, until now. “With more vehicles becoming digitized and drivers being used to a digital lifestyle, it is essential to keep the vehicle software

Auto Care Association Releases Digital Auto Care Factbook 2018 and Digital Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual 2018

The Auto Care Association has released its industry-leading online publications, the Digital Auto Care Factbook 2018 and the Digital Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual 2018. In this 27th edition, readers will find: An updated summary of “Key Economic Indicators 2013-2017” by Northwood University; New! An extended Industry Forecast through 2020 by IHS Markit; An updated Program and Retail Distribution Summary by Babcox Media;

MEMA Voices Strong Positions in Lead Up NAFTA Discussions

In comments submitted June 12 to United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) took a firm stance on behalf of its members arguing that great care be taken in renegotiating or modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The detailed comments, which were in response to the

Local offerings from Bosch India drives the transition to the IoT era

Bosch India is driving the transition to the internet of things (IoT) era by drawing on its innovations and over a century’s legacy. With technological supremacy being built on the foundation of connectivity, Bosch has been developing local solutions that specifically cater to the needs of the Indian customer. “The journey towards ‘connected’ began years

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