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Toyota tops supplier scorecard

Five of six automakers tracked by Plante Moran in its annual supplier Working Relations Index study improved their scores, even as changes in electrification plans and tensions over pricing continue to be a pain point......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsMay 20th, 2024

Toyota Group suppliers Denso, Aisin scale back cross-shareholdings, filing shows

Denso had sold off its stakes in Toyota Boshoku, Toyota Tsusho, Toyoda Gosei and Hino Motors. Aisin also reduced its stakes in those companies to zero......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

Auto supplier ZF launches $62M expansion in suburban Detroit

ZF North America Inc. is working on a $62 million expansion in Macomb County in Michigan, where the automotive supplier is building out its international R&D base for airbag, seat belt and steering wheel systems. ZF LIFETEC, the company’s passiv.....»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

Toyota stops sale of Grand Highlander, Lexus TX over airbag issue

Toyota has stopped the sale of its 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander and Lexus TX large three-row crossovers because a side-curtain airbag may not deploy......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

Longtime Bosch North America president Mike Mansuetti to retire, succeeded by regional mobility chief

Mike Mansuetti, the longtime head of Bosch's North American business, will retire this year and will be succeeded by Paul Thomas, the company's head of mobility in the Americas, the world's largest auto parts supplier said......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

Ford CMO Lisa Materazzo on using her finance background in automotive

Ex-Toyota marketer Lisa Materazzo, who was once an investment broker, discusses Ford’s ad priorities on the "Marketer’s Brief" podcast......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 19th, 2024

Solid-state battery with 100x energy density could be used in Apple devices

Apple battery supplier TDK has announced the development of a technology it says could be used in next-gen solid-state batteries to offer one hundred times the energy density of existing ones … more….....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJun 18th, 2024

Toyota partners with Maryland"s Pepco on vehicle-to-grid R&D

Potomac Electric Power Co., located in Maryland, will work with Toyota to figure out how best to reduce costs and emissions through researching vehicle usage and charging habits......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 18th, 2024

"Is Toyota OK?" Shareholders criticize automaker amid ongoing scandal; Toyoda, board reappointed

Toyota shareholders at the annual meeting hit out at Toyota for its ongoing safety testing and certification scandal, grilled the board about its oversight of the business and even accused Chairman Akio Toyoda of treating motorsports as his personal.....»»

Category: securitySource:  schneierRelated NewsJun 18th, 2024

"Is Toyota OK?" Shareholders criticize automaker amid ongoing scandal; Toyoda, board reappointed

Toyota shareholders at the annual meeting hit out at Toyota for its ongoing safety testing and certification scandal, grilled the board about its oversight of the business and even accused Chairman Akio Toyoda of treating motorsports as his personal.....»»

Category: securitySource:  schneierRelated NewsJun 18th, 2024

TDK claims insane energy density in solid-state battery breakthrough

Apple supplier says new tech has 100 times the capacity of its current batteries. Enlarge / TDK says its new ceramic materials for batteries will improve the performance of small consumer electronics devices such as smartwatches.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 18th, 2024

Tesla sues ex-supplier Matthews over EV battery trade secrets; supplier calls it bullying

Matthews in a statement on Monday said Tesla's lawsuit is "simply a new tactic in their ongoing efforts to bully Matthews and improperly take Matthews' valuable intellectual property.".....»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 17th, 2024

Column: Dump Akio Toyoda? 6 reasons Toyota shareholders should keep their chairman

Ahead of Toyota's general shareholder meeting June 18, two prominent proxy groups recommend voting against the board reappointment of Akio Toyoda, who drove his family's namesake carmaker to new heights and record profits over a 14-year run at the he.....»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 14th, 2024

Tesla Model Y was top-selling vehicle worldwide in 2023, based on registrations; China tops U.S. for first time

Combined sales of Chinese manufacturers exceeded those of American manufacturers for the first time in 2023, JATO Dynamics said, citing registration data......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 14th, 2024

Akio Toyoda flips rally car during testing

The Toyota chairman opened an R&D Center in Japan by showing a car that he crashed as a symbol of the philosophy he wants employees to use......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 14th, 2024

Compliance Scorecard enhances its CaaS platform to improve MSPs’ cybersecurity posture

Compliance Scorecard has unveiled the latest version of its Compliance-as-a Service (CaaS) platform. The updated platform now includes advanced risk management tools, improved asset management capabilities, and new compliance reporting methods design.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsJun 10th, 2024

Toyota axle supplier Hino closing Arkansas plant, cutting 1,300 jobs

Hino Motors will shut down its 1,300-employee axle plant in Arkansas by 2027 and exit the auto parts business to redirect its focus toward their commercial truck operations in the U.S......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 7th, 2024

For Toyota"s big hydrogen ambitions, the Mirai is only the beginning

Although a poor seller, Toyota's Mirai is the launch point for a much broader array of hydrogen fuel cell products......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 7th, 2024

Bigger incentives, selection lure consumers back to dealerships; May selling rate tops 16 million

6 of 7 reporting automakers saw sales gains in May; analysts say sidelined and patient consumers starting to return, but leasing still has room to grow......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 6th, 2024

Jeep Wagoneer tops Chevy Tahoe, Ford Expedition in 2024 IIHS crash test ratings

The Jeep Wagoneer by far outperformed the Ford Expedition and Chevrolet Tahoe in earning a 2024 Top Safety Pick Award......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 6th, 2024

2025 Toyota Crown Signia expands subbrand, crossover starts at $44,985

The 2025 Toyota Crown Signia replaces the Toyota Venza as the Japanese brand's midsize hybrid-only crossover, but carries an increased starting price......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 6th, 2024