Chassis http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53393/more en Oz Cars Need Standard Safety Features, Advocates Say http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/oz-cars-need-standard-safety-features-advocates-say <div class="node-body article-body">The auto-safety and medical groups are unhappy that while autonomous emergency braking is standard on new cars in Europe, Japan, and the U.S., it is a costly option in Australia or not offered at all.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/oz-cars-need-standard-safety-features-advocates-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/oz-cars-need-standard-safety-features-advocates-say#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia New Zealand Unspecified Companies Brakes Safety Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:15:00 +0000 1330281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>AEB-equipped Skoda Fabia top-rated by regional safety group.</strong></p> Toyota SUV Tops Chinese Model in Safety Tests http://wardsauto.com/politics/toyota-suv-tops-chinese-model-safety-tests <div class="node-body article-body">Of the seven SUVs crash-tested by ASEAN NCAP, the Rush is the first Toyota model. The vehicle tested is built in Indonesia, and although electronic stability control was not available, antilock braking is standard across all variants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/toyota-suv-tops-chinese-model-safety-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/toyota-suv-tops-chinese-model-safety-tests#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Asia Pacific - Regional Indonesia Toyota Antilock Braking System (ABS) Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Design Safety Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:09:00 +0000 1336101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rush earns four of five stars for adult-, child-occupant protection.</strong></p> Lexus Refreshes LX SUV, GS Sedan http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lexus-refreshes-lx-suv-gs-sedan <div class="node-body article-body">The brand is hoping LX sales can reach 5,000 units in its first full year in the U.S. and that the new model can gain ground on the Cadillac Escalade and other large luxury SUVs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lexus-refreshes-lx-suv-gs-sedan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lexus-refreshes-lx-suv-gs-sedan#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Lexus Automatic Gasoline Information & Entertainment Product Development Seats Suspension Fri, 14 Aug 2015 19:00:00 +0000 1332301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lexus&#39; Brian Smith unveils refreshed LX SUV at Pebble Beach.</strong></p> Mega-Platforms Enable Lightweighting – But Risky, Too http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/mega-platforms-enable-lightweighting-risky-too <div class="field-byline"> Bill Visnic </div> <div class="field-deck"> 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">JCI’s Jeff Williams says the shift to mega-platforms will place new pressure on suppliers’ quality, reliability and systems control. A major engineering miscue on a mega-platform will be, well, a mega-mistake.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/mega-platforms-enable-lightweighting-risky-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/mega-platforms-enable-lightweighting-risky-too#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers U.S. World Ford General Motors JCI 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Chassis Globalization Product Development Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1325521 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Supply dynamics changing,&nbsp;JCI&#39;s&nbsp;Williams notes.</strong></p> Full View Photography Road to MBS: Volvo XC90 Promises to Disrupt Premium CUV Segment http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/road-mbs-volvo-xc90-promises-disrupt-premium-cuv-segment <div class="field-deck"> 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Volvo is back in a big way with a groundbreaking vehicle, and everyone in the segment should take note. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/road-mbs-volvo-xc90-promises-disrupt-premium-cuv-segment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/road-mbs-volvo-xc90-promises-disrupt-premium-cuv-segment#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology Test Drives North America North America - Regional U.S. Sweden Volvo Car 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Autonomous Vehicles Product Development Supercharger Suspension Turbocharger Vehicle Interiors Test Drives Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:41:00 +0000 1324901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New XC90 offers strong design, great features.</strong></p> Susan Bamford With TRW, ZF Shows Off ‘Wide Portfolio’ http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-zf-shows-wide-portfolio <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers and designers from ZF and the former TRW have been sharing notes, exchanging ideas and identifying best practices, and some of the resulting technologies will be ready for market in the near future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-zf-shows-wide-portfolio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-zf-shows-wide-portfolio#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany TRW ZF Automatic Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Brakes Cameras Electric Vehicles Product Development Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:02:00 +0000 1315911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>ZF&rsquo;s Smart Urban Vehicle concept can articulate front wheels 75 degrees.</strong></p> Tom Murphy ZF, TRW Product Demos in Germany http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-trw-product-demos-germany <div class="node-body gallery-body">How many automotive suppliers can design, manufacture and deliver a complete axle, 9-speed transmission, steering rack, suspension, brake calipers, electronic controllers, seatbelts and every airbag necessary to protect vehicle occupants? Only one: Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen, after its acquisition of TRW.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-trw-product-demos-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-trw-product-demos-germany#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany TRW ZF Automatic Autonomous Vehicles Brakes Cameras Collision Avoidance Electric Vehicles Product Development Safety Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:01:00 +0000 1315921 at http://wardsauto.com U.S. Recall of 72,000 Subaru Vehicles Focuses on Brakes http://wardsauto.com/us-recall-72000-subaru-vehicles-focuses-brakes <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The recall covers '15- and '16-model year vehicles with potentially defective switches that could fail to activate the cars' automatic pre-collision braking system. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/us-recall-72000-subaru-vehicles-focuses-brakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Automatic Braking Brakes National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:34:00 +0000 1304371 at http://wardsauto.com Conti Proposes Virtual Guard Rail http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/conti-proposes-virtual-guard-rail <div class="node-body article-body">Some 55% of fatal accidents in the U.S. are caused by a vehicle leaving its lane and striking an object, pedestrian or another vehicle. Continental’s Road Departure Protection system is meant to prevent those collisions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/conti-proposes-virtual-guard-rail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/conti-proposes-virtual-guard-rail#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Continental Brakes Future Products Lane-Departure Warning Product Development Safety Andrew Attard camera fatal accidents Hannover lane departure warning LDW Ram pickup Road Departure Protection sensors TechShow 2015 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:02:00 +0000 1301061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Continental&rsquo;s Road Departure Protection system expected in market within six years.</strong></p> All-New ’16 BMW 7-Series http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/all-new-16-bmw-7-series <div class="node-body gallery-body">BMW unveils the all-new '16 7-Series in its hometown of Munich and hopes the car will close the sales gap with its No.1 rival, the Mercedes S-Class, when it arrives in fall.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/all-new-16-bmw-7-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/all-new-16-bmw-7-series#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany BMW Carbon Fiber Chassis Exterior Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Turbocharger Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:09:00 +0000 1297491 at http://wardsauto.com