Fuel Economy http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53329/more en Delphi’s Tool to Keep Cool http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-s-tool-keep-cool <div class="node-body article-body">The supplier’s Cold Storage Evaporator, which goes into production next year, can keep the cabin cool up to two minutes while the engine is off in a micro-hybrid.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-s-tool-keep-cool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-s-tool-keep-cool#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Delphi Climate Controls/HVAC Emissions Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Product Development air conditioning aluminum climate control cold storage evaporator compressor Delphi Thermal Erich Becker evaporator phase-change material Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:50:00 +0000 1090741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Device captures energy produced when AC runs normally. Frozen phase-change material within evaporator&rsquo;s upper chamber provides cool air while engine off.</strong></p> Finally, Voice of Reason http://wardsauto.com/blog/finally-voice-reason <div class="node-body blog-body">The concept of an autopilot is not new, particularly in aerospace. But Owens notes even the airline industry has never crossed that threshold by placing hundreds of lives solely in the digital hands of a computer.</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/finally-voice-reason" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/finally-voice-reason#comments Blog Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Delphi Autonomous Vehicles Fuel Economy Product Development Safety adaptive cruise control autopilot collision mitigation Delphi Electronics and Safety Google car Jeff Owens lane-departure warning President Obama radar vehicle-to-infrastructure vehicle-to-vehicle Road Ahead Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:08:00 +0000 1091361 at http://wardsauto.com REFILE-EU regulators seek to close car emissions testing loopholes http://wardsauto.com/refile-eu-regulators-seek-close-car-emissions-testing-loopholes <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Fixes dateline, typo in first bullet point)</p> <p>* Nitrogen oxides a bigger issue than CO2</p> <p>* Vehicles would be tested on roads, not in laboratories</p> <p>* "Real-world" testing rules to be unveiled by year-end</p> <p>By Barbara Lewis</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Aug 21 (Reuters) - EU regulators are preparing draft legislation that will require vehicle fuel use to be tested on roads rather than in laboratories, looking to close loopholes that allow car makers to exaggerate fuel-saving and emissions credentials.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/refile-eu-regulators-seek-close-car-emissions-testing-loopholes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Europe - Regional Emissions Engines European Commission Fuel Economy Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:22:00 +0000 1088471 at http://wardsauto.com Perodua Bids for Global Recognition With New Compact http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/perodua-bids-global-recognition-new-compact <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker says the EEV can achieve up to 50.8 mpg and is packed with unique Malaysian features.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/perodua-bids-global-recognition-new-compact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/perodua-bids-global-recognition-new-compact#comments Premium Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Perodua Sales & Marketing Fuel Economy Product Development Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:35:00 +0000 1089181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perodua touts Axia&rsquo;s fuel efficiency, roominess and value.</strong></p> Why 707 Horsepower Is Not Enough http://wardsauto.com/blog/why-707-horsepower-not-enough <div class="node-body blog-body">Ford, GM and Chrysler still are racing to be green. They just plan to burn a little rubber on the way to the finish. </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/why-707-horsepower-not-enough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/why-707-horsepower-not-enough#comments Blog Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. SRT Fuel Economy Gasoline Supercharger Road Ahead Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:24:00 +0000 1074971 at http://wardsauto.com Delphi: Electrification to Boost Component Sales http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-electrification-boost-component-sales <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Jeff Owens says electrification will boost Delphi’s content per vehicle by $500 to $2,000, thanks to sturdier wires and connectors to handle the higher voltage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-electrification-boost-component-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-electrification-boost-component-sales#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Delphi 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Electric Vehicles Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Product Development Turbocharger Autoliv Autonomous vehicles Bosch connectors Continental GDI Jeff Owens TRW VVT wiring harnesses Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18:33:00 +0000 1079271 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Delphi&rsquo;s Owens skeptical about rapid adoption of autonomous driving.</strong></p> Indonesia Sets SE Asia Sales Pace as Thailand Reels http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/indonesia-sets-se-asia-sales-pace-thailand-reels <div class="node-body article-body">Indonesian vehicle sales through June rose to a record 641,511 units, up 6.2% from the first six months of 2013, with the industry calling for full-year deliveries of 1.25 million. In Thailand, first-half 2014 sales plunged 40.5% compared with year-ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/indonesia-sets-se-asia-sales-pace-thailand-reels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/indonesia-sets-se-asia-sales-pace-thailand-reels#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Indonesia Malaysia Philippines Taiwan Thailand Vietnam Toyota Fuel Economy Incentives Production Sales Results Trade Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:12:00 +0000 1077381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Avanza runaway sales leader in Indonesia, region&rsquo;s top market.</strong></p> Auto Sales Speed Along, But What’s That Barrier Ahead? http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/auto-sales-speed-along-what-s-barrier-ahead <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“It is tough to see consumers paying $3,000 more for the same car just because someone in Washington says you have to buy it,” says NADA’s chief economist. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/auto-sales-speed-along-what-s-barrier-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/auto-sales-speed-along-what-s-barrier-ahead#comments Public Retail Auto Makers Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Fuel Economy Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:35:00 +0000 1077431 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Szakaly sees shifts.</strong></p> July Fuel Economy Index Maintains Second-Best Score http://wardsauto.com/north-america/july-fuel-economy-index-maintains-second-best-score <div class="node-body article-body">The impact of alt-power vehicle sales gains was hampered by a market shift to heavier, less fuel-efficient segments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/july-fuel-economy-index-maintains-second-best-score" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/july-fuel-economy-index-maintains-second-best-score#comments Public Data Center Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Fuel Economy Sales Results Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:19:00 +0000 1076361 at http://wardsauto.com Mercedes Diesel Does It http://wardsauto.com/blog/mercedes-diesel-does-it <div class="node-body blog-body">We drove a Mercedes' M-Class diesel to the annual Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI. Our verdict: Diesel does it.</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/mercedes-diesel-does-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/mercedes-diesel-does-it#comments Blog Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany Mercedes 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Diesel Fuel Economy BlueTEC Diesel M-Class Management Briefing Seminars MBS Mercedes ML350 Smart Road Ahead Tue, 05 Aug 2014 09:31:00 +0000 1075921 at http://wardsauto.com