Safety http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53339/more en Safety-Systems Growth Boosts Supplier Bosch's Bottom Line http://wardsauto.com/safety-systems-growth-boosts-supplier-boschs-bottom-line <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German supplier of electronic and mechanical auto components reports its 2014 margin on earnings before taxes and interest was 6.1% up nearly 1 percentage point from prior-year. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/safety-systems-growth-boosts-supplier-boschs-bottom-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Collision Avoidance Safety Sales Results Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:14:00 +0000 1213841 at http://wardsauto.com Takata Airbag Recalls Cut Into Honda Profit Forecast http://wardsauto.com/takata-airbag-recalls-cut-honda-profit-forecast <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker is scaling back its core profit forecast 6.5% to ¥720 billion for the year ending March 31 as it sets aside an extra ¥50 billion to cover recalls of cars equipped with faulty Takata airbag.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-airbag-recalls-cut-honda-profit-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Japan Finance OE-Supplier Relations Safety Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:05:00 +0000 1213661 at http://wardsauto.com GM Says Ignition-Switch Claims Deadline Firm http://wardsauto.com/gm-says-ignition-switch-claims-deadline-firm <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker says it won't extend past Jan. 31 its deadline to file claims for deaths or injuries resulting from defective ignition switches. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-says-ignition-switch-claims-deadline-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics North America U.S. Politics Finance GM's Recall Crisis Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:29:00 +0000 1212381 at http://wardsauto.com GM Gets 108 New Claims for Ignition Defect Compensation http://wardsauto.com/gm-gets-108-new-claims-ignition-defect-compensation <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The latest claims raise to 2,818 the number of requests for compensation for deaths or injuries resulting from ignition-switch defects in several older GM models. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-gets-108-new-claims-ignition-defect-compensation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. Finance GM's Recall Crisis Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:27:00 +0000 1204421 at http://wardsauto.com Takata Rival Daicel Raising Airbag Inflator Output http://wardsauto.com/takata-rival-daicel-raising-airbag-inflator-output <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Daicel will increase production at its Japan plant and may raise output at its overseas facilities to meet rising demand apart from rival Takata's replacement of defective airbag inflators.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-rival-daicel-raising-airbag-inflator-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Airbags Component Global Sources Production Safety Tue, 20 Jan 2015 01:00:00 +0000 1203941 at http://wardsauto.com New Lincoln MKX Arrives in Fall http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-lincoln-mkx-arrives-fall <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Among midsize luxury CUVs, the Lincoln MKX has trailed big sellers from BMW, Cadillac and Mercedes. But the new model arrives this fall with fresh styling, a clean interior, high-end audio and numerous active-safety technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-lincoln-mkx-arrives-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-lincoln-mkx-arrives-fall#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Lincoln 2015 North American International Auto Show Exterior Interior Product Development Safety Sound Systems Suspension Vehicle Interiors Acura Audi BMW X5 Cadillac SRX Ford Edge Harman Infiniti Lincoln Black Label Lincoln MKX Mercedes MyLincoln Mobile premium audio QuantumLogic Surround Sound Revel THX Volvo Tue, 13 Jan 2015 05:01:00 +0000 1198401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Styling of all-new Lincoln MKX is stately, distinguished.</strong></p> Valeo System Protects Pedestrians http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/valeo-system-protects-pedestrians <div class="node-body article-body">The supplier can use headlamps to project warnings along the edge of road surfaces to pedestrians at night. The technology is another step toward smarter vehicles that ultimately will be able to drive themselves, Valeo says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/valeo-system-protects-pedestrians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/valeo-system-protects-pedestrians#comments Public Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. France Valeo Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Headlamps Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Pedestrian Protection Product Development Safety 2015 Consumer Electronics Show automated parking Consumer electronics Show Cruise4U Jean-François Tarabbia SCALA laser scanner smart headlights ultrasonic sensors Valet Park4U Fri, 09 Jan 2015 12:45:00 +0000 1195641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Slide at Valeo press conference illustrates how light projection can be used to warn pedestrians.</strong></p> Honda to pay $70 million in Fines for Failure to Report Deaths, Injuries - U.S. Agency http://wardsauto.com/honda-pay-70-million-fines-failure-report-deaths-injuries-us-agency <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">NHTSA says Honda was too slow to report injuries and deaths related to failure in airbags supplied by Takata.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/honda-pay-70-million-fines-failure-report-deaths-injuries-us-agency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics North America U.S. Safety Thu, 08 Jan 2015 17:48:00 +0000 1196121 at http://wardsauto.com Lessons From the Takata Airbag Disaster http://wardsauto.com/blog/lessons-takata-airbag-disaster <div class="node-body blog-body">Automakers and suppliers must notify NHTSA about a problem immediately. Second, politicians and regulators need to adopt a more cooperative approach.</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/lessons-takata-airbag-disaster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/lessons-takata-airbag-disaster#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Honda Suppliers Toyota Politics National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Vehicles & Technology Final Inspection Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:12:00 +0000 1191441 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 2-General Motors issues 3 new recalls, cites ignition systems http://wardsauto.com/update-2-general-motors-issues-3-new-recalls-cites-ignition-systems <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(New throughout, adds background on recalls in 2014)</p> <p>By Ryan Vlastelica</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 1 (Reuters) - General Motors Co began the new year by announcing three new vehicle recalls on Thursday, as the ignition switch crisis continued to dog the automaker after millions of vehicles were recalled in 2014.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-general-motors-issues-3-new-recalls-cites-ignition-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. GM's Recall Crisis Vehicles & Technology Thu, 01 Jan 2015 23:50:51 +0000 1191961 at http://wardsauto.com