Product Development http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53310/more en Mercedes-Benz Museum Tour http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mercedes-benz-museum-tour <div class="node-body gallery-body">Spare time in Stuttgart is well spent at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, a vital stop for any automotive historian. From 1886 until today, the industry's evolution is closely documented.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mercedes-benz-museum-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mercedes-benz-museum-tour#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Germany Mercedes Aerodynamics Diesel Exterior Gasoline Interior Product Development Supercharger Wed, 27 May 2015 17:26:00 +0000 1286211 at http://wardsauto.com China's BYD to Raise Funds for Expansion Plans http://wardsauto.com/chinas-byd-raise-funds-expansion-plans <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Chinese automaker, which is backed by U.S. investor Warren Buffett's firm, reportedly plans to raise RMB12 billion to raise battery-production capacity and develop new models. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/chinas-byd-raise-funds-expansion-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Batteries Capacity Utilization Component Electric Vehicles Finance Product Development Wed, 27 May 2015 04:25:00 +0000 1287661 at http://wardsauto.com Source Says Lamborghini to Make SUV in Italy http://wardsauto.com/source-says-lamborghini-make-suv-italy <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A source familiar with the negotiations between the Italian government and Lamborghini says the Volkswagen-owned supercar manufacturer seeks up to €90 million in tax breaks and incentives for the project. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/source-says-lamborghini-make-suv-italy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Italy Product Development Tue, 26 May 2015 18:20:00 +0000 1287491 at http://wardsauto.com Daimler, Chinese Tech Power to Team on Connected Cars http://wardsauto.com/daimler-chinese-tech-power-team-connected-cars <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German automaker's Mercedes-Benz cars will offer software made by web-services company Baidu that allows consumers to access content from their smartphones via their dashboards.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/daimler-chinese-tech-power-team-connected-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology China Germany Globalization Product Development Mon, 25 May 2015 11:41:00 +0000 1286621 at http://wardsauto.com Unexpected Goodies in Boxberg, Germany http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany <div class="node-body gallery-body">Bosch hosted its biennial International Automotive Press Briefing this week at its test track in Boxberg, Germany, for more than 300 journalists from 40-some nations. The afternoon was spent test driving (or riding in) up to 40 vehicles, including the VW XL1 concept, a self-driving Tesla Model S and a Porsche 918 Spyder.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Fuel Economy Resource Center Europe - Regional North America - Regional Germany BMW Citroen Ford Honda Maserati Porsche Tesla Volkswagen Batteries Cameras Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Lidar Product Development Radar Fri, 22 May 2015 15:28:00 +0000 1285511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Self-driving Tesla Model S keeps safe distance from lead vehicle on handling track.</strong></p> Hyundai: Light-Truck Relief Likely With Santa Cruz, Small CUV http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-light-truck-relief-likely-santa-cruz-small-cuv <div class="node-body article-body">A compact pickup based on a Detroit auto show concept vehicle and an all-new B-segment CUV are near-certainties for the South Korean brand’s U.S. lineup.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-light-truck-relief-likely-santa-cruz-small-cuv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-light-truck-relief-likely-santa-cruz-small-cuv#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Hyundai Future Products Product Development Fri, 22 May 2015 10:52:00 +0000 1285231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai Santa Cruz concept.</strong></p> After Price-Fixing Plea, Bosch Emphasizes Core Technologies http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/after-price-fixing-plea-bosch-emphasizes-core-technologies <div class="node-body article-body">Bosch’s top automotive executive says tough lessons were learned in the recent price-fixing scandal, and the company now needs to press on with next-generation vehicle technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/after-price-fixing-plea-bosch-emphasizes-core-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/after-price-fixing-plea-bosch-emphasizes-core-technologies#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Bosch Chrysler Ford General Motors TRW ZF Batteries Diesel Electric Vehicles Electronics Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Purchashing Bosch’s Automotive Technology Department of Justice internal combustion engine Mobility Solutions price fixing Rolf Bulander Thu, 21 May 2015 16:53:00 +0000 1284601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bosch Board Member Rolf Bulander&nbsp;speaks at press briefing this week in Germany.</strong></p> Tom Murphy Fiat Expects 500X to Become Volume Leader http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/fiat-expects-500x-become-volume-leader <div class="node-body article-body">The Fiat 500X resides in the Small CUV segment, expected to be among the fastest-growing sectors in the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/fiat-expects-500x-become-volume-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/fiat-expects-500x-become-volume-leader#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Fiat Automatic Dual Clutch (DCT) Gasoline Manual Product Development Sales Results Turbocharger Thu, 21 May 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1283701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat 500X automaker&rsquo;s first U.S. vehicle to offer all-wheel drive.</strong></p> JCI, LTU Pair Up for Battery Research http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jci-ltu-pair-battery-research <div class="node-body article-body">A new dynamometer at Lawrence Tech’s campus will allow students and JCI engineers to work jointly on powertrain systems, such as a new dual-voltage stop-start system coming to market in 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jci-ltu-pair-battery-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jci-ltu-pair-battery-research#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. BMW JCI Emissions Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Product Development Purchashing dynamometer engineer Johnson Controls Lawrence Technological University Mary Ann Wright research University of Wisconsin Wed, 20 May 2015 11:15:00 +0000 1283651 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Visitors to Johnson Controls Vehicle Engineering Systems Lab at Lawrence Tech watch as engineers prepare BMW 3-Series for test run.</strong></p> Tom Murphy Dyno Dedication Sparks JCI, LTU Tie-up http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/dyno-dedication-sparks-jci-ltu-tie <div class="node-body gallery-body">Asked how students and JCI engineers will split time with the dyno, MaryAnn Wright says the workload for both groups will be seamless and integrated. JCI also will fund research to be done with the dyno, and students will be assigned projects and other work.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/dyno-dedication-sparks-jci-ltu-tie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/dyno-dedication-sparks-jci-ltu-tie#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. BMW JCI Emissions Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Product Development Wed, 20 May 2015 11:10:00 +0000 1283671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Virinder Moudgil, president of Lawrence Technological University, and JCI&#39;s MaryAnn Wright at dyno&nbsp;dedication.</strong></p>