Laws/Law Enforcement http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53330/more en Hands Off If Not Talking Hands-Free, Oz Drivers Say http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hands-if-not-talking-hands-free-oz-drivers-say <div class="node-body article-body">Some 70% of drivers say they would support big increases in fines and penalties for those who flout the laws on texting or talking on mobile phones.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hands-if-not-talking-hands-free-oz-drivers-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hands-if-not-talking-hands-free-oz-drivers-say#comments Premium Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Information & Entertainment Laws/Law Enforcement Wed, 13 May 2015 09:11:00 +0000 1277921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Self-generated distraction more likely among younger drivers.</strong></p> Thailand Bills Toyota, Isuzu Over Taxes, Tariffs http://wardsauto.com/politics/thailand-bills-toyota-isuzu-over-taxes-tariffs <div class="node-body article-body">The government began trying to collect the money in 2012, but Toyota launched an appeal in which the two sides disagreed on the interpretation of a clause in the free-trade agreement between Thailand and Japan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/thailand-bills-toyota-isuzu-over-taxes-tariffs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/thailand-bills-toyota-isuzu-over-taxes-tariffs#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific Thailand Isuzu Toyota Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Laws/Law Enforcement Tariffs Vehicle Assembly Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1269311 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker failed to gain OK for CKD parts imports, government says.</strong></p> Auto Industry Seeks Deeper Dive Into Car-Theft Data http://wardsauto.com/europe/auto-industry-seeks-deeper-dive-car-theft-data <div class="node-body article-body">The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders calls for better tracking of how different vehicles are stolen “so that we have an accurate understanding of how criminals are operating and can develop future technology to eradicate vehicle crime.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/auto-industry-seeks-deeper-dive-car-theft-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/auto-industry-seeks-deeper-dive-car-theft-data#comments Premium Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Electronics Laws/Law Enforcement Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:34:00 +0000 1266151 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Industry group wants to build on 70% drop in car thefts since 2004.</strong></p> U.K. Growing Hydrogen Refueling-Station Network http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-growing-hydrogen-refueling-station-network <div class="node-body article-body">The spending involves an initial network of 12 hydrogen fueling stations and a new mobile station that will be used across southern England, as well as upgrades to existing hydrogen demonstrator stations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-growing-hydrogen-refueling-station-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-growing-hydrogen-refueling-station-network#comments Premium Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Emissions Fuel-Cell Vehicles Laws/Law Enforcement Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:10:00 +0000 1251901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New fueling stations extend Hyundai ix35 FCV&rsquo;s range in London.</strong></p> Spanish Land Rover Dealers Fined for Price Fixing http://wardsauto.com/dealers/spanish-land-rover-dealers-fined-price-fixing <div class="node-body article-body">In both this and an earlier investigation a business-appraisal service was found to have used secret shoppers to monitor dealer compliance with the illegal agreements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/spanish-land-rover-dealers-fined-price-fixing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/spanish-land-rover-dealers-fined-price-fixing#comments Premium Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Spain Land Rover Sales & Marketing Laws/Law Enforcement Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:28:00 +0000 1256991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Madrid dealer C. de Salamanca faces biggest fine in latest price-fixing case.</strong></p> Former FAW-VW Executive Gets Life Sentence for Bribery http://wardsauto.com/former-faw-vw-executive-gets-life-sentence-bribery <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Shi Tao, former deputy general manager of the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture's sales arm, was convicted of taking ¥33 million for steering business orders to advertisers and car dealers.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/former-faw-vw-executive-gets-life-sentence-bribery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific China Politics Labor & Human Resources Laws/Law Enforcement Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:01:00 +0000 1256771 at http://wardsauto.com Spanish Car Dealers Targeted in Price-Fixing Probe http://wardsauto.com/politics/spanish-car-dealers-targeted-price-fixing-probe <div class="node-body article-body">Facing sanctions in addition to the dealers is a market-research firm that used secret shoppers to solicit offers from individual dealerships, then report back to the cartel to determine whether members were upholding the price-fixing agreements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/spanish-car-dealers-targeted-price-fixing-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/spanish-car-dealers-targeted-price-fixing-probe#comments Public Gated Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Spain Dealerships Sales & Marketing Laws/Law Enforcement Trade Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:58:00 +0000 1243711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Roauto Opel dealership in Madrid facing &euro;505,000 fine.</strong></p> Tie Auto Rules to High Tech, U.K. Safety Group Asks http://wardsauto.com/europe/tie-auto-rules-high-tech-uk-safety-group-asks <div class="node-body article-body">“The government must do more to prepare for a transition period where manual, semi-autonomous and driverless vehicles will share U.K. roads,” says Louise Ellman, chairwoman of Parliament’s Transport Committee.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/tie-auto-rules-high-tech-uk-safety-group-asks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/tie-auto-rules-high-tech-uk-safety-group-asks#comments Premium Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Autonomous Vehicles Laws/Law Enforcement Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:28:00 +0000 1239481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Engineering firm RDM&rsquo;s 2-seat autonomous pods to undergo U.K. trials.</strong></p> Honda Working on Better Recall Strategy http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/honda-working-better-recall-strategy <div class="node-body article-body">Broad-based media campaigns may be used to reach owners of older vehicles, but that isn’t always a perfect approach either, as some owners may not speak English.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/honda-working-better-recall-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/honda-working-better-recall-strategy#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Suppliers North America U.S. Honda Suppliers Management & Strategy Politics Laws/Law Enforcement Safety Acura airbag Edward Markey Emissions Honda inflator inspection Jeff Conrad recall Richard Blumenthal Safety Takata used VIN Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1240211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Most Takata airbag victims drove older Hondas.</strong></p> U.K. Green-Lights Driverless Cars on Public Roads http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-green-lights-driverless-cars-public-roads <div class="node-body article-body">The announcement follows a 6-month government review that considered the best and safest ways to test automated vehicles that allow an individual to take control of the car if necessary. It also looked further ahead to the legal implications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-green-lights-driverless-cars-public-roads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-green-lights-driverless-cars-public-roads#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Autonomous Vehicles Laws/Law Enforcement Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:26:00 +0000 1228101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Government ministers to witness self-driving shuttle trials.</strong></p>