Body http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53314/more en Ford Adds 850 Jobs to Build New F-150 http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-adds-850-jobs-build-new-f-150 <div class="node-body article-body">Ford bringing some work for new F-150 in-house, including stampings and subassemblies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-adds-850-jobs-build-new-f-150" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-adds-850-jobs-build-new-f-150#comments Public Plants & Production Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Aluminum Body Component Employment Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Stamping Vehicle Assembly Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:23:00 +0000 1134721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Joe Hinrichs, president-The Americas, says the F-150 launch is going according to plan.</strong></p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/technology-roundup <div class="node-body article-body">Audi A6, RS 5 concepts get 48V boost; MIT consortium to study aluminum’s crashworthiness; ’15 Ford Focus features anti-skid technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/technology-roundup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/technology-roundup#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Taiwan United Kingdom Audi Ford Rolls Royce Toyota Aluminum Biodiesel Body Electric Vehicles Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Electronics Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Logistics Traction Control Constellium GKN Driveline Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:35:00 +0000 1116191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Trimming red tape moves Toyota&rsquo;s fuel-cell-vehicle program forward.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-125 <div class="node-body article-body">EcoDC MAC dip-tank technology’s precise current and voltage supply reduce energy use, improve car-body-coating quality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-125" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-125#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology U.S. Poland Slovenia Chevrolet General Motors Magna Advertising Body Electronics Finance Global Sources Globalization Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Seats Social Media Casco Durr IMI Letrika Mahle PPG Recaro Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:30:00 +0000 1107691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EcoDC MAC dip-tank technology&rsquo;s precise current and voltage supply reduce energy use, improve car-body-coating quality.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-121 <div class="node-body article-body">Size matters in Continental’s DCT control unit for Audi; Cooper Standard targets Asia-Pacific markets from Shanghai base; state helps Michigan supplier build up, clean up.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-121" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-121#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America China Mexico U.S. Germany Audi Continental Subaru Body Dual Clutch (DCT) Globalization Information & Entertainment OE-Supplier Relations Restructuring Challenge Manufacturing Clarion Cooper Standard Stoneridge Voith Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:35:00 +0000 1079461 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>STARLINK infotainment system debuts on &rsquo;15 Outback.</strong></p> Toyota Mixing Materials for Strength, Stiffness http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-mixing-materials-strength-stiffness <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Using ultra-high-strength steel can save 88 lbs. on a typical body, and adding aluminum can double that to 187 lbs. But the last improvement comes from the carbon-fiber panels, the automaker finds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-mixing-materials-strength-stiffness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-mixing-materials-strength-stiffness#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Lexus Toyota 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Aluminum Body Carbon Fiber Manufacturing Technology Product Development 2014 North American International Auto Show closure panels doors Lexus LFA Lexus RC F Takefumi Shiga Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:48:00 +0000 1076521 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota&rsquo;s Takefumi Shiga.</strong></p> Automotive Beckons to Aluminum Pop-Can King Novelis http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/automotive-beckons-aluminum-pop-can-king-novelis <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The aluminum producer now has several new alloys promising better strength or new formability in the process of approval by customers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/automotive-beckons-aluminum-pop-can-king-novelis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/automotive-beckons-aluminum-pop-can-king-novelis#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Jaguar Land Rover 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Aluminum Body Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Stamping Comau Novelis Mon, 04 Aug 2014 18:26:00 +0000 1076371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Novelis&rsquo; Summe discusses new production techniques.</strong></p> CORRECTED-Demand from U.S. automakers could boost aluminium price -Japan industry body http://wardsauto.com/corrected-demand-us-automakers-could-boost-aluminium-price-japan-industry-body <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Corrects paragraph 9 to show target is 6.5 mln T, not 650,000 T, and that current demand is 4 mln T)</p> <p>* Ford plans to launch aluminium-intensive truck, others could follow</p> <p>* Could push aluminium price to $2,500 per T -Japan industry body</p> <p>* Premiums paid by Japanese buyers are too high -industry group</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/corrected-demand-us-automakers-could-boost-aluminium-price-japan-industry-body" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan Aluminum Body Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Purchashing Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:14:57 +0000 1057521 at http://wardsauto.com Owners Can Dress Daihatsu 2-Seat Mini-Convertible http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/owners-can-dress-daihatsu-2-seat-mini-convertible <div class="node-body article-body">Following the concept of Daimler’s Smart minicar, Daihatsu rejects the notion it is difficult to alter a car’s design after it is bought, and instead is enabling customers to make post-purchase changes in line with their preferences.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/owners-can-dress-daihatsu-2-seat-mini-convertible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/owners-can-dress-daihatsu-2-seat-mini-convertible#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Daihatsu Smart Body Exterior Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:49:00 +0000 1055061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Daihatsu minicar&rsquo;s looks go beyond painted sheetmetal.</strong></p> Japanese Parts Manufacturers Display Latest Wares http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/japanese-parts-manufacturers-display-latest-wares <div class="node-body article-body">Jatco is producing about 1,500 units of the second transmission in its CVT8 Hybrid series monthly, but plans to raise output to 4,500 units per month by 2016, with its Aguascalientes, Mexico-based subsidiary accounting for almost all of the growth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/japanese-parts-manufacturers-display-latest-wares" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/japanese-parts-manufacturers-display-latest-wares#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Aisin Denso General Motors Honda Infiniti Isuzu Lexus Nissan Ram Toyota Body Climate Controls/HVAC Continuously Variable (CVT) Electric Vehicles Global Sources Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion OE-Supplier Relations Production Purchashing Transmission Hitachi Jatco Toyota Industries Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:19:00 +0000 1046821 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Next-gen Jatco CVT-8 transmission designed for lower torque levels.</strong></p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-4 <div class="node-body article-body">Robots soak up sun at Mini plant; Continental specialty tires keep hybrids’ cabin noise down; TRW emergency-steering assist gives driver extra set of eyes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-4#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. France Germany Sweden United Kingdom Continental Dana Faurecia Mini TRW Body Cameras Chassis Hybrid Vehicles Manufacturing Technology Radar Seats Tires Dow Automotive Oxford Saab Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:20:00 +0000 1042911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Temperature sensor improves weld strength, lightweighting.</strong></p>