Suppliers At Magna, the future focuses on cameras Magna’s new $66.5-million factory in Michigan will be operated by the supplier’s electronics unit and produce cameras and driver-assistance components for a dozen customers. Suppliers Magna heir forgoes auto parts empire to chase DJ dream Opinion In a disruptive future, carmakers need to partner with retailers Mobility Ride-hailing policies set in B.C., board chair says taxi industry dissatisfied Technology Porsche, Apple Music partner on infotainment Suppliers Suppliers' party might be ending Automakers Ford, Lincoln ready new midsize EV crossovers Automakers Ram hopes its diesel head start pays off as competition heightens Cars & Concepts Infiniti peels off a BMW X4 fighter Technology TECH TRENDS: Quebec dealership tests Ford’s new N.A. retail model Ford Motor Co. is opening its first “smart lab” in North America, in conjunction with Desjardins Auto Collection, at a Quebec City mall. The intention is to test new retail concepts as customers’ digital-shopping preferences evolve. Automakers 2020 Ram EcoDiesel starts at $51,290, claims towing crown The third-generation EcoDiesel engine, available for the first time across all Ram trims for 2020, including the off-road Rebel, produces 480 pound-feet of torque, a 14-per-cent increase from the previous engine. Horsepower increases eight per cent to 260 hp. Recalls Ford recalls more than 4,000 midsize cars in Canada over seat belt defect The glitch, which may lead to inadequate restraint in an accident, affects certain 2015 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars. Recalls Toyota recalls popular RAV4s over backup camera problem On certain vehicles, the connector for the audio display unit might have been damaged during assembly, says a recall notice on Transport Canada’s website. The damage could cause the backup camera system to not activate when the transmission is shifted into reverse. Suppliers Magna opens $66.5-million Michigan factory geared toward cameras Government mandates for rearview visibility coupled with the growth of advanced driver-assist systems have boosted demand for cameras in vehicles. Automakers FCA extends 3rd shift at Ontario minivan plant until year-end FCA in March said it would end the third shift at the Windsor plant on Sept. 30 amid sluggish North American sales for the Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans it builds. The automaker has now extended the shift's life two times since that announcement. Recalls FCA Canada recalls 5,000 Dodge Journeys over substandard reflectors A substandard amber side reflector increases the risk of not being seen, warns Transport Canada. Cars & Concepts Acura Type S concept previews next TLX Designers say the concept to be shown at Monterey Car Week already has many of the engineering details worked out, suggesting the production car won't be far off in terms of overall design. Automakers Ford adds to transmission warranty on 2014-16 cars Powertrain chief says the affected Fiesta and Focus cars "remain safe to drive," but "we regret the inconvenience our customers have experienced." Executives VW Canada CEO tapped to take reins at Audi of America Daniel Weissland will take over Volkswagen Group's Audi operations in the United States on Sept. 1, about four months after Mark Del Rosso's abrupt resignation. Load More Digital Edition View latest issue See our archive Sign up for free newsletters Breaking News Alerts (as needed) Weekly News Summary (Mondays) Daily News Summary (weekdays) Yes, send me info about special editorial content, new features, events, subscriptions, webinars and research from Automotive News Canada Yes, send me info and whitepapers from select third-party partners of Automotive News Canada EMAIL ADDRESS Please enter a valid email address. Please enter your email address. Please select at least one newsletter to subscribe.