Batteries http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53390/more en Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-0 <div class="node-body article-body">London cabbies to help determine how EREV fares; Continental and Freescale, Broadcom unveil new microcontroller modules; Indonesia may require CNG capability in gasoline-powered cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-0#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Indonesia United Kingdom Continental Land Rover Cameras Carbon Fiber Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Electric Vehicles Information & Entertainment Li-ion Manufacturing Technology Plastic 4G LTE Boris Johnson Broadcom Freescale Henkel Metrocab New York auto show OPEC V2V Wolfgang Epple Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:22:00 +0000 993661 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Land Rover technology &ldquo;sees through&rdquo; front of vehicle.</strong></p> GM to Invest $449 Million in Two Michigan Chevy Volt Facilities http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-invest-449-million-two-michigan-chevy-volt-facilities <div class="node-body article-body">The investment in Detroit also will support two new products the automaker has yet to announce. The investment at a nearby battery plant will fund output of the Volt’s next-generation Li-ion battery.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-invest-449-million-two-michigan-chevy-volt-facilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-invest-449-million-two-michigan-chevy-volt-facilities#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Capacity Utilization Electric Vehicles Employment Future Products Li-ion Brownstown Township Cadillac ELR Chevrolet Volt Detroit-Hamtramck Gerald Johnson Impala lithium-ion batteries Malibu Opel Ampera Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:10:00 +0000 991511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM to invest $449 million in Michigan facilities to support next-generation Chevy Volt.</strong></p> Austrian Investor Planning EV Battery-Production Facility http://wardsauto.com/austrian-investor-planning-ev-battery-production-facility <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Michael Tojner, whose Montana Tech Components group already is working with Volkswagen on EV-battery development, hopes to build a production facility and says talks with German automakers are under way.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/austrian-investor-planning-ev-battery-production-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Austria Germany Batteries Electric Vehicles Finance Michael Tojner Montana Tech Components Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:48:00 +0000 991251 at http://wardsauto.com Innovation Center Showcases What’s Next at Visteon http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/innovation-center-showcases-what-s-next-visteon <div class="node-body article-body">The hardware and software bridging blueprint and car are on display at the newly opened Visteon Innovation Center, a showroom for products now in use, nearing production or conceptualized for cars of the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/innovation-center-showcases-what-s-next-visteon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/innovation-center-showcases-what-s-next-visteon#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. South Korea Russia BMW JCI Mercedes Visteon Climate Controls/HVAC Electric Vehicles Electronics Finance Future Products Globalization Instrument Panel Interior Li-ion OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Restructuring Vehicle Interiors Duckyang Industry e-Bee Halla Visteon Richard Vaughan Visteon Innovation Center Viston Avtopribor Electronics Yanfeng Visteon Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:26:00 +0000 990411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Visteon Innovation Center features include Horizon Cockpit concept using 3-D system that maps driver&#39;s gestures through kinematic spatial hand, then replicates motion as a virtual ‟hand&rdquo; shown on center-stack display.</strong></p> Mitsubishi Issues Third Recall of Outlander PHEVs http://wardsauto.com/mitsubishi-issues-third-recall-outlander-phevs <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The third recall of the plug-in hybrid version of the SUV since January 2013 involves defects in software controlling the lithium-ion battery.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/mitsubishi-issues-third-recall-outlander-phevs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Batteries Component Hybrid Vehicles Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:56:00 +0000 989011 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-103 <div class="node-body article-body">BorgWarner adds thermostats to emissions-control arsenal; Daimler quits JV with maker of battery cells for Smart; Dirac technology will customize Harman Kardon audio system in Volvo V70. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-103" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-103#comments Premium Management & Strategy Auto Makers Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. France Germany Italy Sweden BorgWarner Citroen Daimler Mazda Smart TRW Volvo Car Airbags Globalization Instrument Panel Li-ion Purchashing Sound Systems Aunde Deutsche ACCUmotive Dirac Evonik James Verrier Jim O'Sullivan Li-Tec Mitsubishi Electric Wahler Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:30:00 +0000 988631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Roof airbag frees up cabin space for storage, IP expansion or openness.</strong></p> Battery Experts Seek Lower Costs, Better Technology http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/battery-experts-seek-lower-costs-better-technology <div class="node-body article-body">Research analyst Cosmin Laslau notes EV maker Tesla delivered 4,900 Model S sedans and Apple sold 47.8 million iPhones worldwide in first-quarter 2013. But in terms of Li-ion battery capacity, the Model S consumed 50% more than the iPhone.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/battery-experts-seek-lower-costs-better-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/battery-experts-seek-lower-costs-better-technology#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Chevrolet Daimler Honda Nissan Suzuki Tesla Toyota Charging Component Electric Vehicles Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Manufacturing Technology Apple Automotive Energy Supply Japanese Ministry of Economy LG Chem Panasonic Trade and Industry World Smart Energy Week Thu, 03 Apr 2014 09:11:00 +0000 987581 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Battery pack in early EV player Prius half of Leaf&rsquo;s, Volt&rsquo;s.</strong></p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup <div class="node-body article-body">Freescale microcontrollers run park-assist, seat controls and other auto apps; JCI developing fuel-saving battery-cooling technology; Axalta supplying eco-friendly basecoat to Indian automakers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America India U.S. Germany Russia Audi JCI Volvo Car Electronic Control Units (ECU) Li-ion Manufacturing Technology Navigation Systems Axalta cdcom Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Freescale Semiconductor INRIX Owens Corning Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:03:00 +0000 982441 at http://wardsauto.com LG Chem Power Chief Worries About Too Little Capacity http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/lg-chem-power-chief-worries-about-too-little-capacity <div class="node-body article-body">Future product programs by automakers are one source of Patil’s optimism, as is the choking pollution being seen in developing vehicle markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/lg-chem-power-chief-worries-about-too-little-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/lg-chem-power-chief-worries-about-too-little-capacity#comments Premium Limited Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America World Suppliers Plants & Production Li-ion Chevrolet Chevy China electric vehicle EV HEV LG Chem Power Li-ion lithium-ion batteries PHEV plug-in hybrid Prabhakar Patil Tesla Volt Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:44:00 +0000 976031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chevy Volt uses LG Chem batteries.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-99 <div class="node-body article-body">TRW concept lets front passenger take the wheel; New fuel-tank plant is TI Automotive’s 15th facility in China; Preh ECUs maximize battery efficiency in BMW’s new EV.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-99" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-99#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China Mexico India U.S. Germany Switzerland BMW BorgWarner IAC Mahindra & Mahindra Ram Tenneco Toyota TRW Autonomous Vehicles Batteries Capacity Utilization Diesel Electric Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Future Products Global Sources Globalization OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Transmissions Vehicle Interiors Alcantara Chakan ExchangE Geneva Auto Show Gill Holding GR Spring & Stamping Guangzhou Preh Pune Rinspeed Saltillo Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:45:00 +0000 968821 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BorgWarner transfer case gives &rsquo;14 Tundra shift-on-the-fly capability.</strong></p>