European Commission http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53337/more en EU Sets Deadline for In-Car Emergency-Call Capability http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-sets-deadline-car-emergency-call-capability <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The system to handle eCalls will be built by upgrading the European version of 911: existing call centers handling emergency phone calls requiring police, ambulance or firefighters’ response.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-sets-deadline-car-emergency-call-capability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-sets-deadline-car-emergency-call-capability#comments Premium Politics Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Unspecified Companies Electronics European Commission Laws/Law Enforcement Safety ACEA European Association of Automotive Suppliers European Parliament Gilles Carabin Philippe De Backer Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:41:00 +0000 997601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>eCall system automatically will alert public-safety agencies to car crashes.</strong></p> U.K. New-Car Fleet Hits 2015 EU Emissions Target http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/uk-new-car-fleet-hits-2015-eu-emissions-target <div class="node-body article-body">An industry group says the average new car in the U.K. emits 128.3 g/km of CO2, down 3.6% from 2013 and below the 2015 EU-wide fleet average target of 130 g/km CO2.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/uk-new-car-fleet-hits-2015-eu-emissions-target" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/uk-new-car-fleet-hits-2015-eu-emissions-target#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Electric Vehicles Emissions European Commission Hybrid Vehicles Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Advanced Propulsion Centre Mike Hawes Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:39:00 +0000 975941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>VW Polo combines reduced emissions, market popularity.</strong></p> European Connected-Car Tech Standards Taking Shape http://wardsauto.com/politics/european-connected-car-tech-standards-taking-shape <div class="field-byline"> Meabh McMahon </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lawmakers in Brussels hope to see connected cars on European Union roads as soon as 2015. Authorities in Austria, Germany and the Netherlands already have agreed to cooperate on installing roadside communication infrastructure.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/european-connected-car-tech-standards-taking-shape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/european-connected-car-tech-standards-taking-shape#comments Public Politics Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Politics Autonomous Vehicles Electronics European Commission ACEA European Committee for Standardization European Telecommunications Standards Institute European Union FIA Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:52:00 +0000 967901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW ConnectedDrive system features ubiquitous Facebook, Twitter apps.</strong></p> Trade Group Chief: European Auto Industry Will Endure http://wardsauto.com/politics/trade-group-chief-european-auto-industry-will-endure <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Erik Jonnaert is hopeful a free-trade pact between the U.S. and the European Union will eliminate import tariffs, but expects a similar deal between the EU and Japan to pose stiffer challenges.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/trade-group-chief-european-auto-industry-will-endure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/trade-group-chief-european-auto-industry-will-endure#comments Public Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional U.S. Japan Unspecified Companies Sales & Marketing European Commission Tariffs Trade ACEA Erik Jonnaert Imports Ivan Hodac Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Mon, 03 Mar 2014 10:19:00 +0000 963641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Jonnaert encouraged by European economic rebound.</strong></p> WardsAuto Interview: ACEA's Erik Jonnaert http://wardsauto.com/europe/wardsauto-interview-aceas-erik-jonnaert <div class="node-body video-body">Erik Jonnaert, the new secretary-general of the ACEA, the European automakers association, talks to WardsAuto about the market, free trade, global expansion and regulatory issues. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/wardsauto-interview-aceas-erik-jonnaert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/wardsauto-interview-aceas-erik-jonnaert#comments Public Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe North America U.S. Belgium Japan Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Emissions European Commission Trade Trade Organizations Mon, 03 Mar 2014 10:18:00 +0000 963871 at http://wardsauto.com CORRECTED-Concerns raised over Germany's Audi, BMW lending cars to EU http://wardsauto.com/corrected-concerns-raised-over-germanys-audi-bmw-lending-cars-eu <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Corrects attribution of information in paragraph 13 to Greek presidency website, not to unofficial Twitter account)</p> <p>* Luxury German carmakers lent scores of vehicles for free</p> <p>* Cars supplied to countries holding the EU presidencies</p> <p>* Carmakers say they wanted to raise brand awareness</p> <p>By Barbara Lewis</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/corrected-concerns-raised-over-germanys-audi-bmw-lending-cars-eu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Auto Makers Europe Europe - Regional Politics Emissions European Commission Audi BMW Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:07:15 +0000 959841 at http://wardsauto.com EU Parliament Endorses Stiffer Car Emissions Limits http://wardsauto.com/eu-parliament-endorses-stiffer-car-emissions-limits <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The new rules limit average carbon-dioxide emissions to 95 g/km for all new cars sold in the European Union, compared with the current limit of 130 g/km.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/eu-parliament-endorses-stiffer-car-emissions-limits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Auto Makers Europe Europe - Regional Politics Emissions European Commission European Parliament Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:31:00 +0000 960531 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 2-EU takes Brazil to WTO over "protectionist" car taxes http://wardsauto.com/update-2-eu-takes-brazil-wto-over-protectionist-car-taxes <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* EU unhappy with 30 percent tax on vehicle imports</p> <p>* EU is Brazil's top trading partner, seeking trade deal</p> <p>* Brazil says taxes respect international trade rules</p> <p>By Robin Emmott</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The EU launched a case against Brazil at the World Trade Organization on Thursday over the South American nation's taxes on imports from cars to computers, but insisted the dispute should have no bearing on delicate free-trade talks.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-eu-takes-brazil-wto-over-protectionist-car-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Auto Makers Europe South America Europe - Regional Brazil European Commission Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) European Union Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:49:33 +0000 917841 at http://wardsauto.com European Automakers on Bumpy Trail to Slow Comeback http://wardsauto.com/europe/european-automakers-bumpy-trail-slow-comeback <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Automotive Outlook </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pent-up demand after six years of declining sales is a structural plus for the industry, but it is up against a population that not only is aging but also is growing slowly.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/european-automakers-bumpy-trail-slow-comeback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/european-automakers-bumpy-trail-slow-comeback#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Daimler Fiat Ford Hyundai Mini Renault Capacity Utilization European Commission Finance Registrations Sales Results Adrien Schmitz car pooling car sharing Jean-Michel Prillieux Nicolas Brusson Philippe Houchois Rie Yamane Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:19:00 +0000 888391 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Car-sharing advocates tout economic advantages.</strong></p> Ford Wants Trade Deal to Bar Currency Manipulation http://wardsauto.com/politics/ford-wants-trade-deal-bar-currency-manipulation <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ford says countries manipulating their currencies should lose benefits gained through a free-trade deal such as the proposed agreement between the U.S. and the EU, which is expected to be the world’s biggest once concluded.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/ford-wants-trade-deal-bar-currency-manipulation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/ford-wants-trade-deal-bar-currency-manipulation#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Ford Unspecified Companies European Commission Finance Globalization Tariffs Trade Michael Sheridan Trans-Pacific Partnership Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman Thu, 07 Nov 2013 09:35:00 +0000 885601 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Currency manipulation curtails exports, U.S. automaker argues.</strong></p>