Laws/Law Enforcement http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53330/more en Powertrain Tech Boom Coming But Consumers Unprepared, Experts Say http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/powertrain-tech-boom-coming-consumers-unprepared-experts-say <div class="node-body article-body">The knowledge gap already could be affecting sales of advanced-technology vehicles, which last year accounted for 3.5% of the nearly 17 million cars and trucks sold in the U.S., according to WardsAuto data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/powertrain-tech-boom-coming-consumers-unprepared-experts-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/powertrain-tech-boom-coming-consumers-unprepared-experts-say#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BorgWarner Chevrolet Automatic Continuously Variable (CVT) Diesel Dual Clutch (DCT) Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Laws/Law Enforcement Turbocharger Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1319061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Complex technology, low fuel prices conspire against alternative-propulsion vehicles.</strong></p> Japanese Authorities Release Ex-Toyota Exec Hamp http://wardsauto.com/japanese-authorities-release-ex-toyota-exec-hamp <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Prosecutors in Tokyo say Julie Hamp, who stepped down last week as chief communications officer of the world's No.1 automaker, was being released in light of the "social penalty" her resignation carried. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/japanese-authorities-release-ex-toyota-exec-hamp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Japan Labor & Human Resources Laws/Law Enforcement Wed, 08 Jul 2015 08:05:00 +0000 1310891 at http://wardsauto.com Brazil Price-Fixing Probe Focuses on Takata, Autoliv http://wardsauto.com/brazil-price-fixing-probe-focuses-takata-autoliv <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The antitrust investigation involves local units of Japan's Takata and rival Swedish-American supplier Autoliv over suspect collusion in Seatbelt, airbag and steering wheel pricing.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/brazil-price-fixing-probe-focuses-takata-autoliv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers South America Brazil Globalization Laws/Law Enforcement Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:22:00 +0000 1310311 at http://wardsauto.com IRS Prevails in $470 Million Tax Dispute With Ford http://wardsauto.com/irs-prevails-470-million-tax-dispute-ford <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The U.S. Supreme Court left intact a lower-court ruling rejecting Ford's claim that its tax overpayments amounted to a loan to the IRS that should have accrued interest. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/irs-prevails-470-million-tax-dispute-ford" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. Finance Laws/Law Enforcement Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:46:00 +0000 1302181 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 3-U.S. weighs charges against GM over ignition switch recall -WSJ http://wardsauto.com/update-3-us-weighs-charges-against-gm-over-ignition-switch-recall-wsj <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* More than 100 deaths linked to faulty switches</p> <p>* GM likely hid information, made misleading statements -WSJ</p> <p>* U.S. hopes to reach settlement within months -WSJ (Adds Justice Department declines comment, adds background on faulty ignition switches, recalls, updates stock price)</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-3-us-weighs-charges-against-gm-over-ignition-switch-recall-wsj" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. GM's Recall Crisis Laws/Law Enforcement Vehicles & Technology Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:46:06 +0000 1295451 at http://wardsauto.com 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>