Product Development http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53310/more en EPA Says Industry Ahead of CAFE Curve http://wardsauto.com/politics/epa-says-industry-ahead-cafe-curve <div class="node-body article-body">“What we are finding is manufacturers are not only bringing technology in faster than we thought they would, they are also bringing different technology to fruition than what we anticipated,” says the EPA’s Michael Olechiw.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/epa-says-industry-ahead-cafe-curve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/epa-says-industry-ahead-cafe-curve#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Germany Acura BMW Chevrolet Chrysler Ford Jeep Mercedes Volkswagen Automatic Continuously Variable (CVT) Diesel Dual Clutch (DCT) Electric Vehicles Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Turbocharger 10-speed transmission CAFE Environmental Protection Agency Light-Duty Vehicle Center Michael Olechiw midterm assessment TDI University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Volkswagen Jetta TDI Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1067381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Michael Olechiw, director of EPA&rsquo;s Light-Duty Vehicle Center in Ann Arbor, MI, spoke this week at CAFE conference.</strong></p> Ford Says’15 Mustang Worth Its Weight in Go Power http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-says-15-mustang-worth-its-weight-go-power <div class="node-body article-body">A twin-scroll turbocharger teamed with twin independent variable camshaft timing and direct fuel injection helps the compact powerplant in the 2.3L engine turn out an unofficial 310 hp and 320 lb.-ft. of torque.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-says-15-mustang-worth-its-weight-go-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-says-15-mustang-worth-its-weight-go-power#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Sales & Marketing Aluminum Manufacturing Technology Product Development Turbocharger Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1064081 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New 4-cyl. grabs attention but 5.0L V-8 still packs biggest punch.</strong></p> GM Korea Says No Strike Could Land Next-Gen Cruze http://wardsauto.com/gm-korea-says-no-strike-could-land-next-gen-cruze <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker says its South Korean subsidiary could build the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze if unionized workers, who have voted to authorize a strike, remain on the job.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-korea-says-no-strike-could-land-next-gen-cruze" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea Labor & Human Resources Product Development Vehicle Assembly Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:29:00 +0000 1066601 at http://wardsauto.com What Can You Make? http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/what-can-you-make <div class="node-body article-body">The Henry Ford in Dearborn will host this weekend’s celebration of creativity in parts of the museum and adjacent parking lot. The family-friendly festival is like a traveling circus, highlighting the works of local tinkerers at each stop.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/what-can-you-make" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/what-can-you-make#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Ford Alternative Fuels Autonomous Vehicles Electric Vehicles Engines Future Products Manufacturing Technology Product Development Solar Dearborn LifeSize Moustrap Maker Faire Detroit Pewabic Pottery The Henry Ford Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:55:00 +0000 1065161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Throwing flames a favorite pastime at Maker Faire.</strong></p> Cruze Diesel Impressive Effort Against Germany’s Best http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cruze-diesel-impressive-effort-against-germany-s-best <div class="field-deck"> Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Clearly it will take time to find a following like VW has developed over decades in the U.S. But as far as the engine itself is concerned, the GM 2.0L turbodiesel is a strong start.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cruze-diesel-impressive-effort-against-germany-s-best" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cruze-diesel-impressive-effort-against-germany-s-best#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Bosch Chevrolet Diesel Globalization Product Development Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines Turbocharger Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1064261 at http://wardsauto.com Opel to Offer Low-End Cars in Post-Chevy Europe, Source Says http://wardsauto.com/opel-offer-low-end-cars-post-chevy-europe-source-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">General Motors' European arm hopes to recapture Chevrolet buyers since that brand's exit from the region and gain ground lost to entry-level brands such as Dacia and Skoda, a source says. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/opel-offer-low-end-cars-post-chevy-europe-source-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Sales & Marketing Product Development Restructuring Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:38:00 +0000 1064171 at http://wardsauto.com Proton Seeks Government Funding to Back New-Model Development http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/proton-seeks-government-funding-back-new-model-development <div class="node-body article-body">Proton has been using its own money for R&D, but the government should reimburse it through special incentives, a top official believes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/proton-seeks-government-funding-back-new-model-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/proton-seeks-government-funding-back-new-model-development#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Malaysia Proton Politics Product Development Vehicles & Technology Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 1063501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Saga Executive gets new special-edition monotone body kits and other equipment.</strong></p> Faurecia Opens $30 Million NA Headquarters http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/faurecia-opens-30-million-na-headquarters <div class="node-body article-body">Since auto sales and production began recovering, the supplier has gone from about 20 manufacturing sites in North America to 47.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/faurecia-opens-30-million-na-headquarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/faurecia-opens-30-million-na-headquarters#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Faurecia Capacity Utilization Globalization Interior Product Development Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:57:00 +0000 1061701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Faurecia CEO Yann Delabriere addresses well-wishers at new NA headquarters.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-118 <div class="node-body article-body">BorgWarner ignition coils spark Daimler GDI engines; Faurecia North America opens HQ in suburban Detroit; Cadillac steers ATS business to ZF-Bosch joint venture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-118" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-118#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico U.S. Romania BorgWarner Bosch Cadillac Continental Faurecia Maserati Mercedes Mini Skoda Volkswagen ZF Aluminum Chassis Component Electronic Control Units (ECU) Gasoline Global Sources Globalization Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Tires Turbocharger Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:55:00 +0000 1061691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aluminum turbocharger eases catalytic converter&rsquo;s workload.</strong></p> Nissan's Ghosn Cites Concerns Over Google's Autonomous Car http://wardsauto.com/nissans-ghosn-cites-concerns-over-googles-autonomous-car <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The head of Nissan and Renault says automakers can benefit from Google's development of self-driving cars, but notes some car companies are concerned about the effects of shared technology on brand identities. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nissans-ghosn-cites-concerns-over-googles-autonomous-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Sales & Marketing Autonomous Vehicles Product Development Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:57:00 +0000 1061981 at http://wardsauto.com