Manufacturing Technology http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53319/more en Takata Heightens Supplier Scrutiny Amid Airbag Crisis http://wardsauto.com/takata-heightens-supplier-scrutiny-amid-airbag-crisis <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Responding to a global recall of more than 20 million vehicles equipped with airbags that can explode, a defect blamed in five deaths, Takata is stepping up the pace of quality inspections at its key suppliers.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-heightens-supplier-scrutiny-amid-airbag-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Airbags Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Safety Sun, 14 Dec 2014 21:00:00 +0000 1181121 at http://wardsauto.com The Ones to Watch - December 10, 2014 http://wardsauto.com/outlook-conference-series/ones-watch-december-10-2014 <div class="node-body video-body">The fourth of WardsAuto's 2014 series of half-day conferences presenting insights and analysis of the automotive industry, deep dives into special topics, and live discussion with our panel of experts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/outlook-conference-series/ones-watch-december-10-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/outlook-conference-series/ones-watch-december-10-2014#comments Outlook 2014 Auto Makers North America Outlook Conference Series North America - Regional Manufacturing Technology Production Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:03:00 +0000 1178941 at http://wardsauto.com North American Long-Term Sales Forecast 2015 -2020 - December 10, 2014 http://wardsauto.com/outlook-conference-series/north-american-long-term-sales-forecast-2015-2020-december-10-2014 <div class="node-body video-body">The fourth of WardsAuto's 2014 series of half-day conferences presenting insights and analysis of the automotive industry, deep dives into special topics, and live discussion with our panel of experts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/outlook-conference-series/north-american-long-term-sales-forecast-2015-2020-december-10-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/outlook-conference-series/north-american-long-term-sales-forecast-2015-2020-december-10-2014#comments Outlook 2014 Auto Makers North America Outlook Conference Series North America - Regional Manufacturing Technology Production Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:46:00 +0000 1178871 at http://wardsauto.com North American 6-Month Outlook & Barometer - December 10, 2014 http://wardsauto.com/outlook-conference-series/north-american-6-month-outlook-barometer-december-10-2014 <div class="node-body video-body">The fourth of WardsAuto's 2014 series of half-day conferences presenting insights and analysis of the automotive industry, deep dives into special topics, and live discussion with our panel of experts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/outlook-conference-series/north-american-6-month-outlook-barometer-december-10-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/outlook-conference-series/north-american-6-month-outlook-barometer-december-10-2014#comments Outlook 2014 Auto Makers North America Outlook Conference Series North America - Regional Manufacturing Technology Production Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:31:00 +0000 1178861 at http://wardsauto.com Nissan recalls about 470,000 SUVs, cars for possible fuel leaks http://wardsauto.com/nissan-recalls-about-470000-suvs-cars-possible-fuel-leaks <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">NISSAN-RECALL/:Nissan recalls about 470,000 SUVs, cars for possible fuel leaks</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Public Gated World Auto Makers Plants & Production Manufacturing Technology National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:54:31 +0000 1176281 at http://wardsauto.com Savvy Hyundai Shines in Gloomy Indian Car Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/savvy-hyundai-shines-gloomy-indian-car-market <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai India’s advantage lies in its diverse portfolio, its ability to adjust its product mix on short notice and capacity to revise export volumes as needed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/savvy-hyundai-shines-gloomy-indian-car-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/savvy-hyundai-shines-gloomy-indian-car-market#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Hyundai Finance Flexible Manufacturing Sales Results Trade Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:44:00 +0000 1145891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker promises Xcent sedan to create ‟</strong><strong>envy to the prying eyes.&rdquo;</strong></p> Spanish Researchers Take Up Lightweighting Challenge http://wardsauto.com/europe/spanish-researchers-take-lightweighting-challenge <div class="field-byline"> Hanna Lange-Chenier </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A priority for the research consortium is developing composite metal joints for chassis, axles and steel welded joints.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/spanish-researchers-take-lightweighting-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/spanish-researchers-take-lightweighting-challenge#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Spain Alfa Romeo Aluminum Manufacturing Technology Steel Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:31:00 +0000 1139401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Thixoforming produces lighter part (left) than traditional casting.</strong></p> Automakers, Academics Examine Cars’ Sustainability http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-academics-examine-cars-sustainability <div class="node-body article-body">Assuming the industry and world survive, historians and economists of the future will decide where leadership in sustainability came from. The general perception here that the U.S. will not be the leader.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-academics-examine-cars-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-academics-examine-cars-sustainability#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe Italy Audi General Motors Nissan PSA Tesla Politics Emissions Globalization Manufacturing Technology Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:59:00 +0000 1139101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><b><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">Alcantara CEO Boragno chose carless Venice for the automotive symposium to undesrscore fragility of environment.</span></b></p> Thermonuclear Pickup Truck Wars http://wardsauto.com/blog/thermonuclear-pickup-truck-wars <div class="node-body blog-body">This is going to be the greatest sales battle in the U.S. in 2015. Both strategies could turn out to be successful, but that’s not the way it usually works. </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/thermonuclear-pickup-truck-wars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/thermonuclear-pickup-truck-wars#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Ford Aluminum Exterior Manufacturing Technology Product Development Final Inspection Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:12:00 +0000 1132781 at http://wardsauto.com Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/technology-roundup-7 <div class="node-body article-body">Singapore researchers’ electric motor pulls double duty; Volvo wrings 450 hp out of 2.0L, 4-cyl. engine; Mazda’s smart headlights shine at Tokyo tech show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/technology-roundup-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/technology-roundup-7#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan New Zealand Singapore Germany Sweden Chrysler Ford General Motors Mazda Mitsubishi Volvo Car Batteries Chassis Electric Vehicles Headlamps Hybrid Vehicles Manufacturing Technology Plastic Product Development Solar Turbocharger GKN United States Advanced Battery Consortium Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:37:00 +0000 1133721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Zealander fills PHEV&rsquo;s fuel tank once since July.</strong></p>