Manufacturing Technology http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53319/more en Ghosn: Nissan Eyeing Purchase of EV Batteries http://wardsauto.com/ghosn-nissan-eyeing-purchase-ev-batteries <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Nissan CEO tells The Wall Street Journal the automaker may follow alliance partner Renault's lead and purchase batteries for its electric cars, rather than build its own in a joint venture with NEC.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ghosn-nissan-eyeing-purchase-ev-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Japan France Batteries Electric Vehicles Global Sources Manufacturing Technology Purchashing Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:34:00 +0000 1315431 at http://wardsauto.com Ford India Raising Product Profile Locally, Globally http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-india-raising-product-profile-locally-globally <div class="node-body article-body">Ford President and CEO Mark Fields plans to transform the company’s India subsidiary into a multiproduct manufacturer with entries in several segments and aiming to grow volumes and profitability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-india-raising-product-profile-locally-globally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-india-raising-product-profile-locally-globally#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Flexible Manufacturing Globalization Product Development Production Sales Results Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:30:00 +0000 1312421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Figo Aspire leads Ford India&rsquo;s new-product cadence.</strong></p> Shared Vehicle Architectures Increase Renault-Nissan Savings http://wardsauto.com/shared-vehicle-architectures-increase-renault-nissan-savings <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automakers credit common vehicle architecture for increasing synergies, which include savings, new revenues and costs avoided through cooperation, with a 32% year-on-year cost savings in 2014. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/shared-vehicle-architectures-increase-renault-nissan-savings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Europe Japan France Finance Manufacturing Technology Fri, 10 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1312201 at http://wardsauto.com Honda’s Thai-Built Models Earn Environmental Honors http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/honda-s-thai-built-models-earn-environmental-honors <div class="node-body article-body">Honda thus far is the only automaker to win Green Label certification that indicates all of its vehicles have passed environmental regulations that cover production processes, uses and disposal as well as resource-management efficiency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/honda-s-thai-built-models-earn-environmental-honors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/honda-s-thai-built-models-earn-environmental-honors#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific Thailand Honda Emissions Manufacturing Technology Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:45:00 +0000 1306101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cutting carbon-dioxide levels priority for automaker.</strong></p> BMW Plant Showcase for Carbon-Fiber Production http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bmw-plant-showcase-carbon-fiber-production <div class="node-body article-body">The plant in Dingolfing, Germany, has upgraded paint and body shops and new “material trains” for moving components to the line as the sixth-generation 7-Series flagship sedan nears launch.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bmw-plant-showcase-carbon-fiber-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bmw-plant-showcase-carbon-fiber-production#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Europe - Regional Germany BMW Rolls Royce Aluminum Body Carbon Fiber Employment Manufacturing Technology Product Development Steel Vehicle Assembly BMW 7-Series body panels camera gates Carbon Core Deggendorf Dingolfing EDP material trains Moses Lake semi-anechoic structural components wind chamber Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:12:00 +0000 1300271 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Warehouse at Dingolfing complex converted to carbon-fiber production for all-new 7-Series.</strong></p> Kwid’s Modular Architecture Tailored to India Market http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/kwid-s-modular-architecture-tailored-india-market <div class="node-body article-body">The alliance introduced its CFA architecture in 2013 with the all-new ’14 Nissan Rogue CUV. It and other CFA models are sold in developed markets, but CMF-A designates affordable vehicles destined for emerging markets such as India. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/kwid-s-modular-architecture-tailored-india-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/kwid-s-modular-architecture-tailored-india-market#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Nissan Renault Sales & Marketing Component Globalization Local Content Manufacturing Technology Product Development Tue, 09 Jun 2015 09:49:00 +0000 1294231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>High level of local parts sourcing helps keep Kwid price down.</strong></p> Tata Plots Comeback With Reinvented Nano City Car http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tata-plots-comeback-reinvented-nano-city-car <div class="node-body article-body">“This is a make-or-break opportunity for Tata,” Girish Wagh, senior vice president-product planning and the original Nano’s chief engineer, says of the extensively upgraded Nano GenX.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tata-plots-comeback-reinvented-nano-city-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tata-plots-comeback-reinvented-nano-city-car#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Jaguar Land Rover Tata Manufacturing Technology Product Development Social Media Tue, 02 Jun 2015 09:19:00 +0000 1283841 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GenX teased on Facebook prior to sales launch.</strong></p> Tiny Sensors Drive Big Growth at Bosch http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/tiny-sensors-drive-big-growth-bosch <div class="node-body article-body">Every automotive MEMS sensor produced by Bosch in Reutlingen fetches between €6.43 and €9.19. The sizable manufacturing investments, it seems, pay for themselves.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/tiny-sensors-drive-big-growth-bosch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/tiny-sensors-drive-big-growth-bosch#comments Premium Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Europe Germany Bosch Component Electronic Control Units (ECU) Information & Entertainment Manufacturing Technology Product Development electronics plant investment laptops MEMS Renningen Reutlingen sensor smartphones test cell wafer fabrication Yole Developpement Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:02:00 +0000 1288051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>About the size of a match head, MEMS chips can act as accelerometers, microphones, gyroscopes, magnetometers and barometric pressure sensors.</strong></p> Bosch Electronics Plant, Reutlingen http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bosch-electronics-plant-reutlingen <div class="node-body gallery-body">Bosch's complex near Stuttgart has manufactured 5 billion highly intelligent MEMS sensors since 1995, and every single chip on every wafer undergoes rigorous and redundant quality checks. The defect rate is fewer than five for every 1 million produced.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bosch-electronics-plant-reutlingen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bosch-electronics-plant-reutlingen#comments Premium Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Germany Bosch Component Electric Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Engines Hybrid Vehicles Information & Entertainment Manufacturing Technology Product Development Transmissions Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:01:00 +0000 1288171 at http://wardsauto.com WardsAuto Industry Barometer - May 13, 2015 http://wardsauto.com/outlook-conference-series/wardsauto-industry-barometer-may-13-2015 <div class="node-body video-body">The Q2 session of WardsAuto's 2015 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/wardsauto-industry-barometer-may-13-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/outlook-conference-series/wardsauto-industry-barometer-may-13-2015#comments Outlook 2015 Auto Makers North America Outlook Conference Series World Manufacturing Technology Tue, 26 May 2015 19:06:00 +0000 1287541 at http://wardsauto.com