Chassis http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53393/more en Toyota Australia Links Bogus Parts to Online Dealer http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota says the recall involves counterfeit brake pads sold by online supplier Westend Spares between June 2013 and October 2015. The fakes were found to contain asbestos, a cancer-causing substance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Analysis Industry Australia Fixed Ops Safety Technology Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Technology Dealer Miscellaneous Toyota Brakes Fixed Operations Safety Vehicles in Operation Mon, 23 Nov 2015 20:15:00 +0000 1408711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nothing like the real thing, Toyota reminds customers</strong>.</p> Fiata? Fiat Revives 124 Spider With Help From Mazda http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiata-fiat-revives-124-s3322741er-help-mazda <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fiat resurrects the beloved 124 Spider, unveiling it at the Los Angeles auto show prior to a summer 2016 introduction to the U.S. market. The ’17 124 Spider is built on a Mazda MX-5 chassis but features Fiat’s 1.4L turbocharged engine. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiata-fiat-revives-124-s3322741er-help-mazda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiata-fiat-revives-124-s3322741er-help-mazda#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Engines U.S. Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Italy Interiors Technology Dealer Miscellaneous Fiat 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Automatic Exterior Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Gasoline Interior Manual Product Development Suspension Turbocharger Vehicle Interiors Wed, 18 Nov 2015 05:01:00 +0000 1401101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;17 Fiat 124 Spider shows off its Italian flair.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> German Supplier Eyes Japan OEMs From New Thai Plant http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/german-supplier-eyes-japan-oems-new-thai-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The TrelleborgVibracoustic site manufactures engine mounts, chassis mounts and body mounts for local customers such as Ford, GM, Nissan and Volvo, and plans to be producing for export by 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/german-supplier-eyes-japan-oems-new-thai-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/german-supplier-eyes-japan-oems-new-thai-plant#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Thailand Technology Miscellaneous Auto Makers Suppliers Chassis Component Global Sources Globalization Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:09:00 +0000 1396411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Thai site is German supplier&rsquo;s 39<sup>th</sup> in world.</strong></p> Volvo Looks to Outsmart Kangaroos in Oz http://wardsauto.com/industry/volvo-looks-outsmart-kangaroos-oz <div class="node-body article-body">Volvo’s technology under development will use radar and camera systems to detect kangaroos and automatically apply the brakes if a collision is imminent.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/volvo-looks-outsmart-kangaroos-oz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/volvo-looks-outsmart-kangaroos-oz#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Australia Autonomous Vehicles Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Technology Miscellaneous Volvo Car Autonomous Vehicles Brakes Fri, 30 Oct 2015 18:01:00 +0000 1387351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kangaroos root cause of A$75 million in accident claims annually.</strong></p> ’16 Mercedes AMG GT S http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-mercedes-amg-gt-s <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Mercedes AMG GT S looks, feels and sounds like Germany’s best efforts to launch an American-style muscle car, right down to the high-rpm howl, the gentle shake and burble at idle and the delicious gasp of backpressure during downshifts as a corner approaches. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-mercedes-amg-gt-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-mercedes-amg-gt-s#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry North America - Regional Engines HMI U.S. Materials Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Germany Interiors Technology Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous Mercedes Brakes Carbon Fiber Cockpit Exterior Fuel Economy Gasoline Information & Entertainment Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Tires Turbocharger Test Drives Mon, 26 Oct 2015 11:13:00 +0000 1379861 at http://wardsauto.com Ultracapacitors Driving Changes in Electrification http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/ultracapacitors-driving-changes-electrification <div class="field-byline"> Jens Keiser </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While many industry players are exploring the potential of lithium-ion batteries for vehicle electrification, the addition of ultracapacitors for hybrid electric systems provides another layer of energy-storage advantages.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/ultracapacitors-driving-changes-electrification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/ultracapacitors-driving-changes-electrification#comments Public Industry Voices Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines U.S. Safety Technology Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Technology IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Auto Makers Suppliers Electronics Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Suspension Turbocharger Thu, 24 Sep 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1346501 at http://wardsauto.com Galpin, Fisker Offer Rocket Speedster Concept http://wardsauto.com/technology/galpin-fisker-offer-rocket-speedster-concept <div class="node-body article-body">Galpin and designer Henrik Fisker recently unveiled the Rocket Speedster Concept, a 2-seat version of the $109,100 Rocket coupe, derived from the ’15 Ford Mustang GT. The Speedster has not yet been confirmed for production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/galpin-fisker-offer-rocket-speedster-concept" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/galpin-fisker-offer-rocket-speedster-concept#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America - Regional Engines HMI U.S. Materials Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Interiors Technology Dealer Miscellaneous Ford Sales & Marketing Brakes Carbon Fiber Exterior Gasoline Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Supercharger Suspension Wheels Mon, 14 Sep 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1345881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Galpin Motors President Beau Boeckmann (left) and designer Henrik Fisker display Rocket Speedster Concept at Pebble Beach.</strong></p> CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Fiat Chrysler to recall 1.06 mln trucks over steering glitch http://wardsauto.com/corrected-update-1-fiat-chrysler-recall-106-mln-trucks-over-steering-glitch <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Corrects to add 'mln' in headline)</p> <p>Sept 10 (Reuters) - FCA US LLC, a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV , is recalling about 1.06 million of its Ram trucks in the United States to fix a steering wheel defect that may cause an air-bag to deploy inadvertently.</p> <p>The company said an internal investigation discovered that these trucks may have steering-wheel wiring harnesses that wear because of contact with a spring.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/corrected-update-1-fiat-chrysler-recall-106-mln-trucks-over-steering-glitch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. Safety Technology Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Technology Miscellaneous Chassis Safety Thu, 10 Sep 2015 13:39:08 +0000 1345691 at http://wardsauto.com Autoliv, Nissin Kogyo Form Brakes JV http://wardsauto.com/autoliv-nissin-kogyo-form-brakes-jv <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Autoliv will control 51% of the venture, which will combine the Swedish auto supplier's brake-control operations with a portion of the Japanese supplier's brake business.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/autoliv-nissin-kogyo-form-brakes-jv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Analysis Industry Japan Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Sweden Data & Insights Miscellaneous Brakes Globalization Production Wed, 09 Sep 2015 07:20:00 +0000 1344551 at http://wardsauto.com Bentley Seeks New Terrain With Bentayga http://wardsauto.com/industry/bentley-seeks-new-terrain-bentayga <div class="node-body article-body">Bentley’s new SUV carries over some of the 2012 concept’s themes, namely the prominent haunches and steeply raked backlight. But there the similarities end.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/bentley-seeks-new-terrain-bentayga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/bentley-seeks-new-terrain-bentayga#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America - Regional Engines Frankfurt Auto Show HMI U.S. Materials Safety Technology Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Interiors Technology United Kingdom Dealer Miscellaneous Audi Auto Makers Bentley 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show Aluminum Collision Avoidance Exterior Gasoline Instrument Panel Interior Navigation Systems Product Development Seats Suspension Vehicle Assembly Tue, 08 Sep 2015 23:45:00 +0000 1344441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bentayga customers will begin taking delivery early next year.</strong></p>