Also in the news this week are: BMW, Ford, Volkswagen, Daimler, Intel, Delphi, Mobileye, European Commission, Google, Android Auto, Tesla, Consumer Watchdog, The Consumer Technology Association, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, The Centre for Auto Safety and Public Citizen.
Every nut and bolt is scrutinised for weight savings and so is every door seal, scrap of leather and piece of sound insulation. As vehicles get lighter there are unsung heroes hidden everywhere. Drew Winter reports.
Magna International says it already produces millions of wind-cheating active grilles for cars and trucks annually, with automakers beginning to employ even more advanced designs and eyeing spin-off product concepts, reports David E Zoia.
Some 25 full-time Lear designers and engineers are moving into the Innovation Center to collaborate with students from the nearby College for Creative Studies and Wayne State University School of Engineering. Tom Murphy reports.