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BMW Self-Driving Partnership Adds Canada-based Magna

Last week, BMW and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that they were seeking one more automaker to join their autonomous driving partnership. In order to keep BMW’s iNEXT project on track by 2021, a new partner is needed this year,…

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Magna produces the BMW i3 liftgate

In a recent press release, Magna announced that it’s the manufacturer of the BMW i3 liftgate. Initially, it was believed that all lightweight body parts of the electric vehicle were made in-house by BMW. Without…

Column: When a Supplier Is More Than a Supplier

Floating below the surface of the news that Magna International is in negotiations to purchase Opel is Magna’s future relationship as a Tier 1 supplier to other auto manufacturers. If Magna was strictly a parts…