17th April 2023

Ineos Working on New BEV with Magna

British off-road start-up automaker, Ineos Automotive, has announced it is currently developing its own BEV SUV in conjunction with Tier One supplier, Magna. The automaker’s new 4X4 will be...


28th February 2022

Fisker Uses Tech Conference for European Launch

US electric vehicle maker Fisker use the technology savvy audience of the Mobile World Congress for the European launch of its Ocean SUV. CEO Henrik Fisker told the audience...


19th April 2021

Weekly Brief: Dubai Takes the Robo-Taxi Plunge with GM Cruise

General Motors’ Cruise has finalized a deal with the city of Dubai and its transport regulator. From now until 2029, Cruise will be the exclusive provider of self-driving taxis...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


22nd May 2018

Renesas, Magna Partner on ADAS Sensors for Automated Parking

The Renesas and Magna platform, based on a low-power SoC, offers a 360-degree photorealistic 3D view of the vehicle's environment to better offer automated parking to drivers.


30th April 2018

Weekly Brief: Ford shifts focus to trucks, SUVs and mobility

Declining consumer demand for sedans and a growing mobile sector have pushed Ford in a bold new direction. Andrew Tolve reports. Ford, the pioneer of automotive manufacturing in America,...


19th March 2018

Weekly Brief: Lyft to build self-driving tech with auto supplier Magna

Lyft was happy to let others take the lead on building self-driving tech. Not anymore, reports Andrew Tolve. Don’t forget about Lyft. In the furious race to commercialise robo-taxi...


15th March 2018

Lyft & Magna Team Up on Self-Driving Systems

Lyft and Canadian auto parts maker Magna have teamed up to develop and manufacture self-driving systems for the industry.


4th September 2017

Weekly Brief: Magna to debut ‘invisible’ driverless tech for any car

North America’s largest automotive supplier, Magna, jumped into the self-driving car race last week with a new autonomous driving platform called MAX4. The platform includes a suite of cameras,...


21st April 2017

Hybrid DCT, torque-vectoring EV in Magna product plan

From a 7-speed Getrag dual-clutch hybrid-electric transmission to a 3-motor electric-axle layout enabling torque vectoring and improved dynamic handling for battery-powered cars, Magna’s powertrain division is preparing for the...


31st March 2017

Magna connects with disconnecting axles

Consumers in certain regions love vehicles with 4- and all-wheel drive, and environmental regulators around the world are hounding automakers for more fuel-efficient vehicles. It was only a matter...


3rd May 2016

Weekly Brief: Beijing Motor Show launches suggest SUVs may revive Chinese auto market

It’s been a rough year for the Chinese auto market. Sedan sales are down 5.3%, minivans have slipped 17.5% and the outlook for mini cars and electric vehicles look...