Product Development http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53310/more en Infiniti: De Nysschen Departure Doesn't Slow Us Down http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/infiniti-de-nysschen-departure-doesnt-slow-us-down <div class="node-body article-body">While the South African-born auto executive was executing a "mission and vision," it was a mission and a vision developed by Nissan’s top two executives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/infiniti-de-nysschen-departure-doesnt-slow-us-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/infiniti-de-nysschen-departure-doesnt-slow-us-down#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Infiniti Future Products Labor & Human Resources Product Development Andy Palmer Audi Cadillac Carlos Ghosn CUV EX FX Infiniti Johan de Nysschen Michael Bartsch Nissan Q30 Q40 Q70 QX40 QX50 QX70 sports car Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1096811 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Q30 to kick off Infiniti product push.</strong></p> ’15 Ford Transit 250 HR Van http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-ford-transit-250-hr-van <div class="node-body gallery-body">Ford Transit van is big enough to fit Keith Richards’ wardrobe and all of his on-stage amplifiers (a wall of nine speaker cabinets and amps) and guitars, as well as the medicine chest of tonics, pain killers and other substances necessary to keep him alive.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-ford-transit-250-hr-van" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-ford-transit-250-hr-van#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives Diesel Resource Center North America North America - Regional U.S. Ford Diesel Engines Fuel Economy Product Development Vehicle Interiors Vehicle Test Drives Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:32:00 +0000 1095481 at http://wardsauto.com Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-9 <div class="node-body article-body">Continental arrives in Silicon Valley; Visteon wireless charging pulls plugs on ’15 Cadillacs; DTE solar system puts charge in Ford EVs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-9#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. South Korea Sweden AB Volvo Audi Autoliv Cadillac Continental Ford Visteon Volvo Car Charging Climate Controls/HVAC Dual Clutch (DCT) Electric Vehicles Future Products Information & Entertainment OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Safety LG Preh Texas Instruments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:06:00 +0000 1099741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>LG says DCT motor circumvents concerns about rare-earth supply.</strong></p> Why Young People Shun Auto Industry http://wardsauto.com/blog/why-young-people-shun-auto-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">The difference today is automakers have stopped selling the dream in favor of selling the deal. Dream cars disappeared decades ago, and concept cars are merely production cars with the door handles and side mirrors removed. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/why-young-people-shun-auto-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/why-young-people-shun-auto-industry#comments Blog Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors Labor & Human Resources Product Development Final Inspection Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:11:00 +0000 1091661 at http://wardsauto.com Russia's Troubles Not Slowing Renault http://wardsauto.com/russias-troubles-not-slowing-renault <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The French automaker, which recently increased its stake in Russian automaker AvtoVAZ, would benefit from possible government subsidies that would stabilize demand.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/russias-troubles-not-slowing-renault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Russia Globalization Product Development Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:27:00 +0000 1096411 at http://wardsauto.com JLR-Driven Profits Belie Tata’s Domestic Distress http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-driven-profits-belie-tata-s-domestic-distress <div class="node-body article-body">JLR sales increased 22% to 115,596 in first-quarter 2014, raising Tata’s overall operating margin to 20.3% from 15.8% year-ago, while the domestic business’s margin fell to -2.8% from 2.3% in the same period.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-driven-profits-belie-tata-s-domestic-distress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-driven-profits-belie-tata-s-domestic-distress#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Jaguar Land Rover Tata Capacity Utilization Finance Product Development Sales Results Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:40:00 +0000 1095291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Zest automaker&rsquo;s first new product in four years.</strong></p> Delphi’s Tool to Keep Cool http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-s-tool-keep-cool <div class="node-body article-body">The supplier’s Cold Storage Evaporator, which goes into production next year, can keep the cabin cool up to two minutes while the engine is off in a micro-hybrid.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-s-tool-keep-cool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-s-tool-keep-cool#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Delphi Climate Controls/HVAC Emissions Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Product Development air conditioning aluminum climate control cold storage evaporator compressor Delphi Thermal Erich Becker evaporator phase-change material Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:50:00 +0000 1090741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Device captures energy produced when AC runs normally. Frozen phase-change material within evaporator&rsquo;s upper chamber provides cool air while engine off.</strong></p> Bosch Breaks Ground for $40 Million Tech Center Expansion http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-breaks-ground-40-million-tech-center-expansion <div class="node-body article-body">Work at the technical center will continue to involve several Bosch divisions, including Electrical Drives, Starter Motors and Generators, as well as Chassis Systems Control and Automotive Electronics. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-breaks-ground-40-million-tech-center-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-breaks-ground-40-million-tech-center-expansion#comments Premium Limited Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Bosch Autonomous Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Employment Global Sources Product Development Suspension Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:40:00 +0000 1093781 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>E</strong><strong>xpansion will nearly double size of existing facility, have capacity for 1,400 people.</strong></p> GM Tech Center Shakes Off Flooding, Gets ‘Back to Work’ http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-tech-center-shakes-flooding-gets-back-work <div class="node-body article-body">The 58-year-old GM Tech Center serves as the global hub for the automaker’s vehicle development and many of its buildings are of historical significance for their architecture. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-tech-center-shakes-flooding-gets-back-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-tech-center-shakes-flooding-gets-back-work#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers North America U.S. General Motors Product Development Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:15:00 +0000 1093611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM Tech Center employees back to work after campus flooding.</strong></p> Finally, Voice of Reason http://wardsauto.com/blog/finally-voice-reason <div class="node-body blog-body">The concept of an autopilot is not new, particularly in aerospace. But Owens notes even the airline industry has never crossed that threshold by placing hundreds of lives solely in the digital hands of a computer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/finally-voice-reason" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/finally-voice-reason#comments Blog Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Delphi Autonomous Vehicles Fuel Economy Product Development Safety adaptive cruise control autopilot collision mitigation Delphi Electronics and Safety Google car Jeff Owens lane-departure warning President Obama radar vehicle-to-infrastructure vehicle-to-vehicle Road Ahead Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:08:00 +0000 1091361 at http://wardsauto.com