Electronics http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53405/more en Mahle Range Extender Engine Takes Cues From GPS http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/mahle-range-extender-engine-takes-cues-gps <div class="node-body article-body">Mahle’s Energy Management Control system uses GPS data to “read” a known route and coordinate electric and ICE power so most of the EREV’s battery charge has been depleted when it arrives at its destination.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/mahle-range-extender-engine-takes-cues-gps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/mahle-range-extender-engine-takes-cues-gps#comments Public Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Suppliers Batteries Electric Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Hybrid Vehicles Navigation Systems Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1305961 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GPS boosts range extender fuel economy 5%, Mahle says.</strong></p> Ford R&D Chief Expects Autonomous Car This Decade http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-rd-chief-expects-autonomous-car-decade <div class="node-body article-body">CEO Mark Fields tells reporters at Ford’s new Silicon Valley R&D facility that an autonomous vehicle or driverless car will fit within the company's century-old tradition of offering affordable transportation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-rd-chief-expects-autonomous-car-decade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-rd-chief-expects-autonomous-car-decade#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Collision Avoidance Future Products Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:50:00 +0000 1305131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fusion Hybrid rolling autonomous-car research laboratory.</strong></p> Connectivity Links Chinese Automakers, Tech Firms http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/connectivity-links-chinese-automakers-tech-firms <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We are moving away from the mechanical expertise that dominated the (Chinese) auto industry,” says Thilo Koslowski of market researcher Gartner. “There are no boundaries in the way the technology companies are thinking about automobiles.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/connectivity-links-chinese-automakers-tech-firms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/connectivity-links-chinese-automakers-tech-firms#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Unspecified Companies Global Sources Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Internet OE-Supplier Relations Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:40:00 +0000 1298841 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>LeTV shows console of smart car it is working on with Beijing Auto at the Shanghai Auto Show in April, but also aims to produce its own smart car.</strong></p> 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> JLR Researchers Getting Inside Drivers’ Heads http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-researchers-getting-inside-drivers-heads <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker’s JLR Sixth Sense research borrows advanced sports, medicine and aerospace technology to monitor the driver’s heart rate, respiration and levels of brain activity to identify stress, fatigue and lack of concentration.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-researchers-getting-inside-drivers-heads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-researchers-getting-inside-drivers-heads#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Jaguar Land Rover Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Collision Avoidance Electronic Control Units (ECU) Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Seats Fri, 19 Jun 2015 18:06:00 +0000 1300981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Technology expands on human-machine interface.</strong></p> Kia, Hyundai Surpass Japanese Brands in Initial Quality http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/kia-hyundai-surpass-japanese-brands-initial-quality <div class="node-body article-body">Porsche again leads the closely watched study, which finds voice-recognition systems still the area most perplexing to vehicle owners.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/kia-hyundai-surpass-japanese-brands-initial-quality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/kia-hyundai-surpass-japanese-brands-initial-quality#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. AB Volvo BMW Chrysler Ford General Motors Honda Hyundai Mazda Nissan Toyota Volkswagen Plants & Production Voice Activation Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:00 +0000 1300021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kia&rsquo;s Kwangju plant building Soul best in Asia-Pacific.</strong></p> Smartphone Remote Control Belies ‘Hang Up and Drive’ http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/smartphone-remote-control-belies-hang-and-drive <div class="node-body article-body">Future possibilities for the JLR technology could include greater autonomous functionality where the driver gives a command from the handset to traverse an obstacle or exit a parking space, and the car does the rest.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/smartphone-remote-control-belies-hang-and-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/smartphone-remote-control-belies-hang-and-drive#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Jaguar Land Rover Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Collision Avoidance Electronics Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1299471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Remote control Range Rover Sport research vehicle demonstrates how driver could operate vehicle from outside car using smartphone.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Ford, Conti Simplify Trailer Backup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ford-conti-simplify-trailer-backup <div class="node-body article-body">Ford’s Pro Trailer Backup Assist, developed with Magna, and Continental’s Trailer Reverse Assist use a separate knob to steer the truck while in reverse. The driver turns it to the right if he wants the trailer to go in that direction, and vice versa.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ford-conti-simplify-trailer-backup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ford-conti-simplify-trailer-backup#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Continental Ford Magna Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Future Products Product Development Android Apple automated parking Power-over-Ethernet Pro Trailer Backup Assist rear camera module surround view tablet trailer Trailer Reverse Assist Wi-Fi Fri, 12 Jun 2015 09:34:00 +0000 1290651 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>With Conti system, tablet allows driver to exit vehicle and maneuver vehicle and trailer.</strong></p> Tom Murphy JLR Technology ‘Reads’ Roads to Spot Potholes http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-technology-reads-roads-spot-potholes <div class="node-body article-body">JLR’s Mike Bell says the Range Rover Evoque research vehicle can identify the location and severity of road hazards and adjust the suspension in milliseconds. The automaker believes the information could be shared with other road users.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-technology-reads-roads-spot-potholes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-technology-reads-roads-spot-potholes#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Jaguar Land Rover Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Collision Avoidance Future Products Fri, 12 Jun 2015 09:02:00 +0000 1296591 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Road-hazard alerts likely feature of autonomous cars, JLR says.</strong></p>