Supply Chain http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53475/more en Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-9 <div class="node-body article-body">Continental arrives in Silicon Valley; Visteon wireless charging pulls plugs on ’15 Cadillacs; DTE solar system puts charge in Ford EVs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-9#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. South Korea Sweden AB Volvo Audi Autoliv Cadillac Continental Ford Visteon Volvo Car Charging Climate Controls/HVAC Dual Clutch (DCT) Electric Vehicles Future Products Information & Entertainment OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Safety LG Preh Texas Instruments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:06:00 +0000 1099741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>LG says DCT motor circumvents concerns about rare-earth supply.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-124 <div class="node-body article-body">Continental makes Newport News news; BorgWarner, Faurecia expand emissions-control capabilities; Alcoa sheds inefficient Italian aluminum smelter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-124" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-124#comments Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan Italy BorgWarner Continental Faurecia Federal-Mogul Aluminum Capacity Utilization Component Employment Global Sources Logistics Production Turbocharger Alcoa Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:45:00 +0000 1098321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BorgWarner steps up emissions technology output at Illinois plant.</strong></p> Honda Recalling 63,200 Vehicles Over Defective Takata Airbag http://wardsauto.com/honda-recalling-63200-vehicles-over-defective-takata-airbag <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker says the driver's-side airbag in certain '12-'15 CR-V, Civic, Brio and Amaze models sold mainly in China could contain inflators that open too forcefully and shoot metal fragments into the cabin.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/honda-recalling-63200-vehicles-over-defective-takata-airbag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Japan Component OE-Supplier Relations Safety Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:28:00 +0000 1097961 at http://wardsauto.com Oz Panel: Allow Used-Car Imports, Drop New-Car Tariff http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff <div class="node-body article-body">The Productivity Commission report says eliminating the 5% tariff on new imported cars once GM Holden, Ford and Toyota end local production might be justified, but it also “notes the effect on government revenue.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Australia Ford Holden Toyota Finance Labor & Human Resources Production Restructuring Supply Chain Tariffs Trade Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries Productivity Commission Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:32:00 +0000 1096241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Duties on BMWs, other imports raised A$920 million last fiscal year.</strong></p> Bosch Breaks Ground for $40 Million Tech Center Expansion http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-breaks-ground-40-million-tech-center-expansion <div class="node-body article-body">Work at the technical center will continue to involve several Bosch divisions, including Electrical Drives, Starter Motors and Generators, as well as Chassis Systems Control and Automotive Electronics. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-breaks-ground-40-million-tech-center-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-breaks-ground-40-million-tech-center-expansion#comments Premium Limited Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Bosch Autonomous Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Employment Global Sources Product Development Suspension Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:40:00 +0000 1093781 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>E</strong><strong>xpansion will nearly double size of existing facility, have capacity for 1,400 people.</strong></p> Hyundai, Korea Workers’ Union Hold Emergency Talks http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-korea-workers-union-hold-emergency-talks <div class="node-body article-body">Should Hyundai’s labor costs go up inordinately by accepting the union’s wage-recalculation demand, suppliers would be squeezed to cut their margins and they would do likewise with their own smaller suppliers of parts, materials and services.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-korea-workers-union-hold-emergency-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-korea-workers-union-hold-emergency-talks#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers South Korea Hyundai Kia Labor & Human Resources OE-Supplier Relations Production Korea Metal Workers Union Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:30:00 +0000 1093351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker scrambling to keep assembly line moving.</strong></p> UPDATE 2-China tells German auto suppliers to find partners - paper http://wardsauto.com/update-2-china-tells-german-auto-suppliers-find-partners-paper <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Chinese regulator becoming increasingly assertive</p> <p>* Executive says companies targeted for their expertise</p> <p>* Several companies say unaware of such Chinese demands (Adds comments from ElringKlinger interview, company reactions, background)</p> <p>By Edward Taylor and Samuel Shen</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-china-tells-german-auto-suppliers-find-partners-paper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers China Politics Global Sources Globalization Restructuring Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:49:48 +0000 1092871 at http://wardsauto.com Study Offers Road Map for Fuel-Cell-Vehicle Growth http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-offers-road-map-fuel-cell-vehicle-growth <div class="node-body article-body">The study says a key to hydrogen's potential success is clustering hydrogen-fuel infrastructure in urban or regional networks, limiting initial costs and creating an early market for the technology before committing to full national deployment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-offers-road-map-fuel-cell-vehicle-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-offers-road-map-fuel-cell-vehicle-growth#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan Germany BMW Daimler Honda Hyundai Nissan Toyota Fuel-Cell Vehicles Logistics fueling infrastructure Joan Ogden University of California-Davis Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:22:00 +0000 1088131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>University of California, Davis researcher Joan Ogden, shown with Honda FCX Clarity, bullish on hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles&rsquo; future.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123 <div class="node-body article-body">Axalta expands in Mexico; Bosch looks to Vietnam for latest Asian expansion; Mitsubishi Rayon acquires carbon-fiber plastics supplier Wethje.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China Mexico U.S. Finland Germany Vietnam BMW BorgWarner Bosch General Motors Porsche Automatic Capacity Utilization Carbon Fiber Component Electronics Finance Global Sources Globalization Instrument Panel Lane-Departure Warning Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:05:00 +0000 1090321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chevrolet, Buick, GMC shift to BorgWarner solenoid valves.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-122 <div class="node-body article-body">Emitec comes under Continental umbrella; Bosch adds second R&D operation in Vietnam; Halla Visteon Climate Control expands into South America.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-122" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-122#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America South America Brazil China U.S. Germany Vietnam Autoliv Bosch Continental JCI Visteon Airbags Climate Controls/HVAC Global Sources Product Development Restructuring Seatbelts Seats Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:35:00 +0000 1085311 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>JCI test facility allows real-time crash monitoring.</strong></p>