Component http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53316/more en GM Ignition-Switch Issue Arose With Cadillac in 2006 http://wardsauto.com/gm-ignition-switch-issue-arose-cadillac-2006 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Documents given to federal safety regulators by supplier Delphi show ignition-switch problems detected in Cadillac SRX sedans more than eight years ago are similar to those that have prompted the current recall of 2.6 million smaller cars. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-ignition-switch-issue-arose-cadillac-2006" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Component GM's Recall Crisis Manufacturing Technology National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:03:00 +0000 998031 at http://wardsauto.com GM to Ask Court to Freeze Lawsuits Over Ignition Defects http://wardsauto.com/gm-ask-court-freeze-lawsuits-over-ignition-defects <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker wants a federal court in California to suspend litigation related to actions involving the so-called Old GM, which produced the defective cars prior to its 2009 bankruptcy filing. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-ask-court-freeze-lawsuits-over-ignition-defects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Component GM's Recall Crisis Manufacturing Technology Restructuring Vehicles in Operation Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:44:00 +0000 997211 at http://wardsauto.com Taiwanese Market: Car Vs. Scooter http://wardsauto.com/blog/taiwanese-market-car-vs-scooter <div class="node-body blog-body">The Taiwanese government is pushing scooters with cleaner-burning engines that sell for as little as NT$50,000 ($1,659), and a small number of electric scooters can be had for similar money after government subsidies are factored in.</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/taiwanese-market-car-vs-scooter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/taiwanese-market-car-vs-scooter#comments Blog Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Taiwan Suppliers Charging Component Electric Vehicles Emissions Product Development Tariffs battery Chroma ATE e-scooters electric scooters EV Taiwan EVT Kuan Mei Plastic motor motorcycles scooters taxi cabs Tesla Model S Tesla Roadster Road Ahead Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:04:00 +0000 995361 at http://wardsauto.com Taipei’s Love for Scooters http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/taipei-s-love-scooters <div class="node-body gallery-body">When – perhaps if – the time comes for electric scooters in the domestic market, hopefully Taiwanese companies gearing up today still will have an appetite for the sector.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/taipei-s-love-scooters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/taipei-s-love-scooters#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Taiwan Suppliers Charging Component Electric Vehicles Product Development Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:03:00 +0000 995371 at http://wardsauto.com Malaysian Automotive Investments Gaining Traction http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automotive-investments-gaining-traction <div class="node-body article-body">The government says Honda and Mazda are increasing spending and a Daihatsu-owned components maker is on its way, but questions surround the company granted the country’s first energy-efficient vehicle license.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automotive-investments-gaining-traction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automotive-investments-gaining-traction#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Daihatsu Honda Mazda Perodua Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Capacity Utilization Component Finance Globalization Transmission Vehicle Assembly Akashi-Kikai Malaysia Go Automobile Great Wall Malaysia Automotive Institute Mustapa Mohamed National Automotive Policy Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:26:00 +0000 995421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda adds capacity for models including Jazz Hybrid.</strong></p> Colombia Ready With Program to Prop Up Auto Sector http://wardsauto.com/politics/colombia-ready-program-prop-auto-sector <div class="field-byline"> James Bargent </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The primary objective of the scheme is to help the domestic industry recover market share from inexpensive imports, notably by slashing tariffs on parts and materials imported for vehicle assembly.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/colombia-ready-program-prop-auto-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/colombia-ready-program-prop-auto-sector#comments Public Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Suppliers South America Colombia Auto Makers Suppliers Component Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:53:00 +0000 995431 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Four automakers account for 99% of local vehicle production.</strong></p> EV Taiwan Show 2014 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ev-taiwan-show-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The EV Taiwan show is being held this week in Taipei, along with three other automotive conferences. Taiwan has 150 companies dedicated to the EV sector manufacturing components such as electric motors, batteries and controls.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ev-taiwan-show-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ev-taiwan-show-2014#comments Public Politics Asia Pacific Suppliers Vehicles & Technology China South Korea Taiwan BMW Tesla Charging Component Electric Vehicles Tariffs Trade Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:29:00 +0000 994461 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-104 <div class="node-body article-body">Magna subsidiary raising output of electronic latches; Daimler assigns 9-speed AT work to Romania facility; new leadership at Aisin Seiki’s U.S. technical center.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-104" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-104#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Canada U.S. Japan Czech Republic Romania Aisin Continental Magna Mercedes Toyota Automatic Body Brakes Capacity Utilization Component Labor & Human Resources OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Suspension Transmission Elio Motors GKN Driveline Ideal Automotive Markus Schafer Samir Salaman Yoshiaki Kato Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:45:00 +0000 993711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GKN North Carolina customers include Detroit Three, BMW.</strong></p> UPDATE 1-U.S. fines GM for not answering recall questions http://wardsauto.com/update-1-us-fines-gm-not-answering-recall-questions <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds details from letter)</p> <p>WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Tuesday it was fining General Motors $7,000 a day for missing an April 3 deadline to respond to the U.S. agency's request for information about the automaker's recall of 2.6 million cars for defective ignition switches.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-us-fines-gm-not-answering-recall-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Component GM's Recall Crisis Manufacturing Technology National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Vehicles in Operation Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:08:11 +0000 991751 at http://wardsauto.com Safety Watchdog Seeking U.S. Probe of Chevy Impala Airbags http://wardsauto.com/safety-watchdog-seeking-us-probe-chevy-impala-airbags <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Center for Auto Safety alleges Chevrolet Impalas from the '03-'10 model years contain a computer code that may improperly deactivate the passenger airbag just before an accident.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/safety-watchdog-seeking-us-probe-chevy-impala-airbags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Airbags Component Manufacturing Technology National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Center for Auto Safety Clarence Ditlow Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:05:00 +0000 990731 at http://wardsauto.com