Manufacturing Technology http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53319/more en GM Investing $300 Million to Retool Plant for Cadillac CT6 http://wardsauto.com/gm-investing-300-million-retool-plant-cadillac-ct6 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker is upgrading and adding advanced manufacturing technology at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant ahead of this year's launch of the '16-model luxury sedan. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-investing-300-million-retool-plant-cadillac-ct6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. Manufacturing Technology Product Development Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:29:00 +0000 1207411 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Consumer Electronics Show Floor http://wardsauto.com/north-america/2015-consumer-electronics-show-floor <div class="node-body gallery-body">Las Vegas this week is hosting the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, a massive conference that draws 180,000 people and extends to multiple facilities up and down the Strip. Virtually every sector of consumer electronics is represented at the show, including automotive. For the past several years, automakers and key suppliers have stepped up presence at CES. Ten automakers are participating this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/2015-consumer-electronics-show-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/2015-consumer-electronics-show-floor#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Bosch Valeo Visteon Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Autonomous Vehicles Batteries Electric Vehicles Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Manufacturing Technology Product Development Thu, 08 Jan 2015 12:12:00 +0000 1195281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Band rocks out at 3D Systems booth playing instruments made entirely from 3D printing.</strong></p> 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>