Laws/Law Enforcement http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53330/more en Indian Road-Safety Proposals Get Automaker Pushback http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-road-safety-proposals-get-automaker-pushback <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers object most strongly to a rule that would require the recall of a vehicle if 100 customers complain of any defect that could harm a driver, passenger or pedestrian.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-road-safety-proposals-get-automaker-pushback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-road-safety-proposals-get-automaker-pushback#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India General Motors Honda Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Toyota Laws/Law Enforcement Safety Vehicles & Technology Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:38:00 +0000 1166861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bills aim to reduce India&rsquo;s annual traffic-death toll of 150,000.</strong></p> Korean Suppliers to Plead Guilty in U.S. Bid-Rigging Case http://wardsauto.com/korean-suppliers-plead-guilty-us-bid-rigging-case <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The U.S. Justice Department says parts makers Continental Automotive Electronics and Continental Automotive Korea will pay a $4 million fine for rigging bids for parts sold to automakers Hyundai and Kia.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/korean-suppliers-plead-guilty-us-bid-rigging-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific South Korea Politics Laws/Law Enforcement OE-Supplier Relations Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:44:00 +0000 1166431 at http://wardsauto.com Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Next Chip in CO2 Credit Game http://wardsauto.com/politics/hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicles-next-chip-co2-credit-game <div class="node-body article-body">In 2017, California’s emissions rules will change and FCVs will carry the traveling credits automakers use to remain 50-state compliant. The rule change could lead to a shift in OEM capital investment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicles-next-chip-co2-credit-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicles-next-chip-co2-credit-game#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BMW Daimler General Motors Honda Hyundai Tesla Toyota Politics California Air Resources Board (CARB) Electric Vehicles Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel-Cell Vehicles Laws/Law Enforcement Bill Fay Bob Lee CARB fuel cell electric vehicles John Juriga Natural Resources Defense Council Roland Hwang Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:11:00 +0000 1165371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Former GM Vice </strong><strong>Chairman Steve Girsky and Honda </strong><strong>Executiv</strong><strong>e Vice President Tetsuo Iwamura </strong><strong>announce FCEV partnership in July 2013.</strong></p> Legislation Would Encourage Auto Employees to Report Defective Parts http://wardsauto.com/legislation-would-encourage-auto-employees-report-defective-parts <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. John Thune says the bill is meant to "incentivize whistleblowers" in the auto industry to provide information about faulty parts not previously known to government regulators. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/legislation-would-encourage-auto-employees-report-defective-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers North America U.S. Politics Department of Transportation (DOT) Labor & Human Resources Laws/Law Enforcement Safety Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1164071 at http://wardsauto.com Top NHTSA Official Among Witnesses in U.S. Senate Airbag Hearing http://wardsauto.com/top-nhtsa-official-among-witnesses-us-senate-airbag-hearing <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Senate Commerce Committee hearing into defective airbags made by Takata will include testimony by NHTSA Deputy Administrator David Freidman, a Honda North America executive and an as-yet unnamed official with the Japanese supplier.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/top-nhtsa-official-among-witnesses-us-senate-airbag-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Airbags Laws/Law Enforcement Safety Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:14:00 +0000 1161521 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 6-Takata says it is subject of U.S. criminal probe on air bags http://wardsauto.com/update-6-takata-says-it-subject-us-criminal-probe-air-bags <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Company says subpoena received from federal grand jury</p> <p>* Honda discloses air bag-related death in Malaysia</p> <p>* Pregnant woman driver died after hit by air bag shrapnel</p> <p>* Honda recalls 170,000 more cars globally (Adds detail on new Mexico production lines, Malaysian fatality)</p> <p>By Maki Shiraki and Mari Saito</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-6-takata-says-it-subject-us-criminal-probe-air-bags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Airbags Laws/Law Enforcement Safety Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:28:10 +0000 1158941 at http://wardsauto.com Indian Automakers Taxed by Regulatory, Duty Disputes http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-automakers-taxed-regulatory-duty-disputes <div class="node-body article-body">Fines, penalties and demands for unpaid excise taxes against the automakers total Rs49.5 billion. Some cases date back a decade or longer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-automakers-taxed-regulatory-duty-disputes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-automakers-taxed-regulatory-duty-disputes#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific India BMW Fiat Honda Maruti Laws/Law Enforcement Regulatory Agencies Tariffs Trade Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:24:00 +0000 1152671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ciaz at center of pre-purchase disclosure disagreement.</strong></p> C’mon Parents, Let’s Be Better Role Models http://wardsauto.com/blog/c-mon-parents-let-s-be-better-role-models <div class="node-body blog-body">Statistics substantiate the argument too many moms and dads engage in dangerous behaviors and tasks such as driving unbelted, texting while driving and driving intoxicated. Our kids are watching.</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/c-mon-parents-let-s-be-better-role-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/c-mon-parents-let-s-be-better-role-models#comments Blog Auto Makers Politics Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. General Motors Politics Laws/Law Enforcement Seatbelts Jeff Boyer John Capp Kirk Ferris Lindsay Craven Presley Melton Safe Kids Worldwide Torine Creppy Final Inspection Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:45:00 +0000 1152781 at http://wardsauto.com Tesla Direct Sales Drawing Dealer Fire in Australia http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/tesla-direct-sales-drawing-dealer-fire-australia <div class="node-body article-body">The Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce says there is more to buying a new car than simply picking one from off the shelf.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/tesla-direct-sales-drawing-dealer-fire-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/tesla-direct-sales-drawing-dealer-fire-australia#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Tesla Sales & Marketing Electric Vehicles Internet Marketing Laws/Law Enforcement Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:34:00 +0000 1143441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>‟Supermarket&rdquo; model devalues customer relations, retailers contend.</strong></p> Whistleblowing Automaker Sparks Spain Pricing Probe http://wardsauto.com/politics/whistleblowing-automaker-sparks-spain-pricing-probe <div class="node-body article-body">Some analysts speculate VW Group anticipated an investigation and suggested to SEAT that it take the initiative and alert regulators. They note the Spanish automaker has lost more than €1.5 billion since 2005 but is seeing sales recover.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/whistleblowing-automaker-sparks-spain-pricing-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/whistleblowing-automaker-sparks-spain-pricing-probe#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Spain Audi Hyundai Land Rover Nissan Opel/Vauxhall SEAT Volkswagen Politics Retail Sales & Marketing Laws/Law Enforcement Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:17:00 +0000 1141371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>SEAT seeks leniency for dealers after tipping off government.</strong></p>