The agreement includes tariff-elimination schedules and rules of origin for the automotive sector. It also details what proportion of an automobile or a part must be made in a partnership member country for duty reductions to apply....More
Traditional players understand firsthand the many roadblocks to bringing advanced technologies to market, believing they have plenty of time to work out the details. Disrupters envision a near-overnight revolution. Neither side is right, consultant Deloitte says....More
“Beliefs can divide people but good values unify people,” says Antoine Raymond, president and CEO of French auto supplier ARaymond. “Everyone agrees that respect for others is the most important” factor....More
The interaction between technology and driver has to be frictionless, maximizing safety, while also assisting driving. The interface has to be carefully thought through and tested in order for car manufacturers to get it just right....More
Now in its second year, the Alcantara-sponsored International Symposium on Sustainability in Venice, Italy, is focusing on ways to make the automotive industry carbon-neutral. Alcantara CEO Andrea Boragno says his company could be a model....More
To showcase the all-hands-on-deck nature of current operations and give some insight into the second-gen Volt’s lithium-ion cells, the Korean battery giant opens Holland’s doors to the media for a rare tour....More
Vice President and Chief Technology officer Christopher Thomas says the company now is bolstering its electrification capabilities to complement its activities related to internal combustion engines....More
The all-new Wards 10 Best User Experiences competition drills deeply into the user-friendliness of vehicle systems designed to minimize distraction and frustration, prevent accidents and improve safety in neighborhoods and on the highway....More
Winner profiles will appear on WardsAuto.com beginning Sept. 21, and honored automakers will receive their trophies on Oct. 4 at the WardsAuto User Experience Conference at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.
Under the terms of the settlement, the automaker’s assembly plant in Oshawa, an engine and transmission plant in St. Catharines and a parts depot in Ontario all will receive significant new investment....More
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.