OE-Supplier Relations http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53361/more en Brembo Chair Sees Limited Fallout From VW Scandal http://wardsauto.com/brembo-chair-sees-limited-fallout-vw-scandal <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Alberto Bombassei says the Volkswagen emissions scandal's impact on Italian suppliers could be "significant yet not dramatic" and the consequences for his company, which supplies brakes to Ferrari and Porsche, likely would be "modest." </div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/brembo-chair-sees-limited-fallout-vw-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Engines Diesel Italy Technology Miscellaneous Diesel Emissions OE-Supplier Relations Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:48:00 +0000 1399321 at http://wardsauto.com Making Luxury Interiors Green http://wardsauto.com/industry/making-luxury-interiors-green <div class="node-body article-body">Now in its second year, the Alcantara-sponsored International Symposium on Sustainability in Venice, Italy, is focusing on ways to make the automotive industry carbon-neutral. Alcantara CEO Andrea Boragno says his company could be a model.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/making-luxury-interiors-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/making-luxury-interiors-green#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe Analysis Industry Materials Italy Interiors Technology Data & Insights World Miscellaneous Audi BMW Lamborghini Porsche Suppliers Tesla Politics Global Sources Globalization Headliner Materials OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Production Purchashing Seats Mon, 09 Nov 2015 11:03:00 +0000 1390911 at http://wardsauto.com <p align="left"><strong>Alcantara CEO Andrea Boragno discusses sustainability in industry at Venice conference.</strong></p> No Price Pressure from VW, Supplier Continental Says http://wardsauto.com/no-price-pressure-vw-supplier-continental-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Chief financial officer Wolfgang Schaefer says VW has not demanded cost cuts from Continental despite a media report saying the automaker will seek price cuts from suppliers to help cover costs of the diesel-emissions scandal.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/no-price-pressure-vw-supplier-continental-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Industry Germany Miscellaneous Component OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Mon, 09 Nov 2015 09:33:00 +0000 1395441 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 3-Takata slashes outlook as automakers drop its air bag inflators http://wardsauto.com/update-3-takata-slashes-outlook-automakers-drop-its-air-bag-inflators <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Takata cuts FY net profit outlook to 5 bln yen from 20 bln</p> <p>* Toyota president: won't use Takata ammonium nitrate inflators</p> <p>* Takata shares briefly turn positive after Toyota comment</p> <p>* Shares down nearly 40 percent in three days (Recasts throughout with Takata earnings, guidance)</p> <p>By Makiko Yamazaki</p></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-3-takata-slashes-outlook-automakers-drop-its-air-bag-inflators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Japan Safety Technology Technology Miscellaneous Airbags Finance OE-Supplier Relations Fri, 06 Nov 2015 08:50:34 +0000 1394051 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 8-Dumped by Honda, air bag maker faces fresh questions over future http://wardsauto.com/update-8-dumped-honda-air-bag-maker-faces-fresh-questions-over-future <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Honda says won't use Takata front air bag inflators</p> <p>* U.S. imposes fine of $70 mln, could be more</p> <p>* Takata shares close down 13.4 pct, briefly down 20 pct</p> <p>* Takata CEO says to phase out ammonium nitrate (Recasts, adding more Honda comment, Toyota, Nissan, analyst. Changes slug, pvs USA-TAKATA/)</p> <p>By Naomi Tajitsu and David Morgan</p></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-8-dumped-honda-air-bag-maker-faces-fresh-questions-over-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Industry Japan Safety Technology Airbags OE-Supplier Relations Safety Wed, 04 Nov 2015 11:22:43 +0000 1390701 at http://wardsauto.com Fueling Supply Chain Efficiency http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/fueling-supply-chain-efficiency <div class="field-byline"> Brandon Stallard </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To optimize their logistics and supply-chain management strategies, automakers need the ability to track large amounts of data across the globe in order to provide a high-level overview of where supply chain time and money are spent.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/fueling-supply-chain-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/fueling-supply-chain-efficiency#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers North America Industry U.S. IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Auto Makers Suppliers Global Sources Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:50:00 +0000 1358361 at http://wardsauto.com Can Fisker Create Better Karma Second Time Around? http://wardsauto.com/industry/can-fisker-create-better-karma-second-time-around <div class="node-body article-body">Perhaps the main difference “between Fisker then and now is that we’re not under this enormous pressure for money that they were in the fundraising,” marketing chief Jim Taylor says. ‟So, we can take the time to do it properly.”</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/can-fisker-create-better-karma-second-time-around" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/can-fisker-create-better-karma-second-time-around#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Fisker Sales & Marketing Batteries Electric Vehicles OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Restructuring Wed, 23 Sep 2015 10:03:00 +0000 1351331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Off to fast start, original Fisker crashed.</strong></p> BMW 7-Series Gestures Suggest Future Wizardry http://wardsauto.com/industry/bmw-7-series-gestures-suggest-future-wizardry <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The all-new 7-Series features a new audio and communication interface that uses simple midair finger gestures to control functions such as audio volume.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/bmw-7-series-gestures-suggest-future-wizardry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/bmw-7-series-gestures-suggest-future-wizardry#comments Public Auto Makers 2015 Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry North America - Regional Frankfurt Auto Show HMI U.S. Germany Technology 2015 Special Report Miscellaneous BMW Delphi 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) OE-Supplier Relations Wed, 16 Sep 2015 18:00:00 +0000 1349561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Delphi&#39;s facial recognition and eye-gaze system is demonstrated in concept vehicle at Frankfurt auto show.&nbsp;</strong></p> VW Investing $343 Million in South African Plant http://wardsauto.com/vw-investing-343-million-south-african-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The bulk of the German automaker's investment will go into upgrading its factory in Uitenhage to manufacture new models.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-investing-343-million-south-african-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Africa / Middle East Industry South Africa Miscellaneous OE-Supplier Relations Vehicle Assembly Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:24:00 +0000 1338351 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Testing Possible Replacements for Takata Airbag Inflators http://wardsauto.com/toyota-testing-possible-replacements-takata-airbag-inflators <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A spokeswoman for Japan's No.1 automaker says it is testing airbag inflators made my suppliers Autoliv and Nippon Kayaku as possible alternatives to Takata inflators linked to eight deaths and more than 100 injuries.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-testing-possible-replacements-takata-airbag-inflators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Japan Safety Technology Technology Miscellaneous Airbags Global Sources OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:36:00 +0000 1336511 at http://wardsauto.com