European Commission http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53337/more en German Makes Top EU List of Possibly Dangerous Cars http://wardsauto.com/politics/german-makes-top-eu-list-possibly-dangerous-cars <div class="node-body article-body">The consumer watchdog received only two complaints about vehicles from China in 2014, which is noteworthy, given Chinese-made products’ reputation for consumer safety is not high.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/german-makes-top-eu-list-possibly-dangerous-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/german-makes-top-eu-list-possibly-dangerous-cars#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional China BMW Mercedes Opel/Vauxhall European Commission Safety Vehicles & Technology Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:55:00 +0000 1251561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW 6-Series Cabrio recalled in Germany, Spain.</strong></p> EC Ruling Leaves Key TRW Assets Ripe for Taking http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ec-ruling-leaves-key-trw-assets-ripe-taking <div class="field-byline"> Alan Osborn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Acquisition of major elements of TRW following its merger with ZF, including design, manufacturing and intellectual property, could offer the buyer “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to expand globally, industry analyst Peter Cooke says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ec-ruling-leaves-key-trw-assets-ripe-taking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ec-ruling-leaves-key-trw-assets-ripe-taking#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional U.S. Germany TRW ZF Regulations Autonomous Vehicles Chassis European Commission Finance Restructuring Trade Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:36:00 +0000 1247971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>5-row side-cushion airbag.&nbsp;About 20% of TRW revenue comes from airbags and seatbelts and about&nbsp;60% of its sales revenue comes from chassis and steering systems, suspensions and foundation brakes.</strong></p> WTO to Referee Car-Import Dispute Between EU, Brazil http://wardsauto.com/politics/wto-referee-car-import-dispute-between-eu-brazil <div class="field-byline"> Alan Osborn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some European automakers have set up manufacturing plants in Brazil to get around the country’s steep taxes on imported cars. Thus a WTO ruling demanding an end to the taxes might not be wholly to the liking of everybody in the EU.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/wto-referee-car-import-dispute-between-eu-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/wto-referee-car-import-dispute-between-eu-brazil#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe South America Europe - Regional Brazil BMW Jaguar Land Rover Volkswagen Sales & Marketing European Commission OE-Supplier Relations Production Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:58:00 +0000 1236501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>WTO ruling against Brazil could cost BMW local manufacturing benefit.</strong></p> Daimler, Russia’s Kamaz Merge JVs in Efficiency Bid http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-russia-s-kamaz-merge-jvs-efficiency-bid <div class="field-byline"> Alan Osborn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kamaz OAO also makes military vehicles, including some of the armored vehicles used by Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists, but its soon-to-be-merged JVs with Daimler only build commercial vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-russia-s-kamaz-merge-jvs-efficiency-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/daimler-russia-s-kamaz-merge-jvs-efficiency-bid#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Mercedes Mitsubishi Fuso European Commission Production Restructuring Sales Results Trade Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:31:00 +0000 1235071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Truck makers seek efficiency amid dim short-term sales outlook.</strong></p> Auto-Parts Makers Eager for Passage of Trade Pact http://wardsauto.com/politics/auto-parts-makers-eager-passage-trade-pact <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tariffs are only the tip of the iceberg, as the main costs incurred by European and U.S. parts makers result from “divergent regulations and standards relating to emissions and safety,” says Paul Schockmel, a lobbyist for the European producers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/auto-parts-makers-eager-passage-trade-pact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/auto-parts-makers-eager-passage-trade-pact#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional U.S. Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) Emissions European Commission Global Sources Globalization Local Content Tariffs Trade Vehicles & Technology Mon, 09 Feb 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1220281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mustang exports to Asia launched in January; Europe due midyear.</strong></p> EU Ruling on ZF's TRW Acquisition Due Feb. 26 http://wardsauto.com/eu-ruling-zfs-trw-acquisition-due-feb-26 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">German auto-parts maker ZF has bid $13.5 billion to acquire U.S. rival TRW, both of which are developing technologies for self-driving cars.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/eu-ruling-zfs-trw-acquisition-due-feb-26" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe North America Europe - Regional U.S. Germany Politics Component European Commission Finance Global Sources Globalization Purchashing Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:01:00 +0000 1209451 at http://wardsauto.com Automakers Hoping U.S.-EU Trade Talks Accelerate http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-hoping-us-eu-trade-talks-accelerate <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The European Union seeks to match its vehicle standards with those of the U.S. to reduce duplicate testing by automakers wanting to trade across the Atlantic. But there will be instances where the two sides cannot agree.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-hoping-us-eu-trade-talks-accelerate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-hoping-us-eu-trade-talks-accelerate#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional U.S. Auto Makers European Commission Trade Vehicles & Technology Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1205091 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford launching Mustang exports to Asia this week, Europe midyear.</strong></p> Report Says EC Probe Targets Top European Truck Makers http://wardsauto.com/report-says-ec-probe-targets-top-european-truck-makers <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Financial Times report centers on leaked documents from a European Commission investigation into the manufacturers' alleged collaboration in meeting emissions regulations. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/report-says-ec-probe-targets-top-european-truck-makers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Europe - Regional Emissions European Commission Finance Laws/Law Enforcement Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:38:00 +0000 1189801 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 2-New EU truck safety and efficiency law faces years of delay http://wardsauto.com/update-2-new-eu-truck-safety-and-efficiency-law-faces-years-delay <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds ACEA reaction)</p> <p>By Julia Fioretti</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Dec 11 (Reuters) - The European Union has agreed to a law to make trucks safer but implementation could take up to eight years after industry pushed for time to develop designs expected to save both lives and fuel.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-new-eu-truck-safety-and-efficiency-law-faces-years-delay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Politics Aerodynamics Emissions European Commission Fuel Economy Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:26:26 +0000 1178551 at http://wardsauto.com Free-Trade Pact Opens Ecuador to EU Automakers http://wardsauto.com/politics/free-trade-pact-opens-ecuador-eu-automakers <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ecuador will phase out its current 35% to 40% tariff on automobiles over the next seven years, eventually allowing European automakers to export to the country duty-free. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/free-trade-pact-opens-ecuador-eu-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/free-trade-pact-opens-ecuador-eu-automakers#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Europe South America Europe - Regional Colombia Ecuador Peru Venezuela BMW Land Rover Nissan European Commission Globalization Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:41:00 +0000 1172141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Range Rover shedding tariffs in Ecuador.</strong></p>