Safety http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53339/more en Suzuki U.K. Pulls Out Stops on Celerio Brake Fix http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/suzuki-uk-pulls-out-stops-celerio-brake-fix <div class="node-body article-body">After Autocar magazine reported the failure of its emergency-braking test from high speed, Suzuki issued a safety recall, saying the problem was a flaw in the brake-pedal release mechanism. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/suzuki-uk-pulls-out-stops-celerio-brake-fix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/suzuki-uk-pulls-out-stops-celerio-brake-fix#comments Premium Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Australia United Kingdom Suzuki Retail Sales & Marketing Brakes Safety Vehicles in Operation Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:04:00 +0000 1232601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Suzuki resumes Celerio shipments to dealers.</strong></p> GM Gets 33 New Compensation Claims Over Ignition Switches http://wardsauto.com/gm-gets-33-new-compensation-claims-over-ignition-switches <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker now has received 4,345 claims for compensation for deaths and injuries stemming from accidents involving cars equipped with defective ignition switches. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-gets-33-new-compensation-claims-over-ignition-switches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. Finance GM's Recall Crisis Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:38:00 +0000 1231191 at http://wardsauto.com Engine-Fire Risk Prompts Mercedes Recall of 147,000 Cars http://wardsauto.com/engine-fire-risk-prompts-mercedes-recall-147000-cars <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker is recalling midsize sedans and stations from the '13-'15 model years to examine rubber seals in the engine compartment that can fall onto the exhaust system, raising the risk of an under-hood fire.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/engine-fire-risk-prompts-mercedes-recall-147000-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Engines National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20:50:00 +0000 1230271 at http://wardsauto.com Airbag Inflator Maker Moves Up Construction Plan http://wardsauto.com/airbag-inflator-maker-moves-construction-plan <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Japan-based Daicel moves up its timetable for building a second U.S. plant to early 2016 to meet demand for inflators from sources other than the potentially deadly devices made by Takata.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/airbag-inflator-maker-moves-construction-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan Airbags Component Global Sources Logistics Safety Fri, 20 Feb 2015 01:41:00 +0000 1229361 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 2-GM names LyondellBasell lawyer as chief counsel http://wardsauto.com/update-2-gm-names-lyondellbasell-lawyer-chief-counsel <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds background.)</p> <p>Feb 19 (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Thursday named Craig Glidden, chief legal officer at chemicals company LyondellBasell Industries NV, as general counsel, succeeding Michael Millikin, who is retiring in July.</p> <p>Glidden, 57, helped steer LyondellBasell out of bankruptcy and through restructuring. Like GM, the chemical, plastics and oil refining company went into bankruptcy in 2009. LyondellBasell emerged from bankruptcy in 2010.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-gm-names-lyondellbasell-lawyer-chief-counsel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. GM's Recall Crisis Labor & Human Resources Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:49:03 +0000 1228861 at http://wardsauto.com Conti’s Cloud-to-Car Navigation: You Lost Me http://wardsauto.com/blog/conti-s-cloud-car-navigation-you-lost-me <div class="node-body blog-body">The supplier envisions connected vehicles carrying on never-ending digital conversations with IBM’s computer servers in Dallas about more than just the weather. Forgive my inability to process the vast implications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/conti-s-cloud-car-navigation-you-lost-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/conti-s-cloud-car-navigation-you-lost-me#comments Blog Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Continental Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Fuel Economy Future Products Product Development Safety Big Data cloud connected car Consumer electronics Show eHorizon HERE IBM location cloud MQTT Nokia Scania sensors speed limit Tejas Desai Road Ahead Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:15:00 +0000 1224421 at http://wardsauto.com Takata Accelerating Replacement Airbag Inflator Output http://wardsauto.com/takata-accelerating-replacement-airbag-inflator-output <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The supplier is producing 450,000 replacements a month for airbag inflators that can explode with excessive force and spray metal fragments, a defect linked to at least six deaths. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-accelerating-replacement-airbag-inflator-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Airbags OE-Supplier Relations Safety Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:13:00 +0000 1222611 at http://wardsauto.com Brake Failures Force Suzuki Global Recall http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/brake-failures-force-suzuki-global-recall <div class="node-body article-body">Tests by two U.K. magazines brought the defect to light in the new Thai-built Celerio small car. Only right-hand-drive models are affected by the recall so far.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/brake-failures-force-suzuki-global-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/brake-failures-force-suzuki-global-recall#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Australia Thailand United Kingdom Suzuki Brakes Safety Fri, 06 Feb 2015 10:12:00 +0000 1218821 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>About 100 Celerios believed to be in hands of U.K. motorists.</strong></p> Delphi Turns in Solid 2014 As O’Neal Exits http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-turns-solid-2014-o-neal-exits <div class="node-body article-body">Delphi earned $1.5 billion last year, and the 2015 forecast is upbeat, pegged to the launch of new gasoline direct-injection and light-duty diesel programs and a projected doubling of active-safety revenues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-turns-solid-2014-o-neal-exits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-turns-solid-2014-o-neal-exits#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional South America - Regional U.S. Japan General Motors Toyota Volkswagen Diesel Electronic Control Units (ECU) Emissions Finance Fuel Economy Gasoline Information & Entertainment OE-Supplier Relations Safety currency currency exchange Delphi Thermal Systems dollar Euro keiretsu Kevin Clark profitability revenue Rodney O'Neal Thu, 05 Feb 2015 19:32:00 +0000 1219401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Delphi CEO and President Rodney O&rsquo;Neal retires March 1 after working for Delphi since it split from General Motors in 1999.&nbsp;</strong></p> New Materials Can Improve Automobile Safety http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/new-materials-can-improve-automobile-safety <div class="field-byline"> Hugh Carter Donahue and Christopher Pastore </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers and dealers can retrofit existing airbags using new materials that, instead of rending when stretched or shocked, can contain shrapnel even when airbags inflate under intense activation stresses and pressure.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/new-materials-can-improve-automobile-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/new-materials-can-improve-automobile-safety#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers Suppliers Safety Wed, 04 Feb 2015 12:58:00 +0000 1216681 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hugh Carter Donahue&nbsp;</strong></p>