Transmissions http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53457/more en ZF’s TRW Acquisition Symbolizes Evolving Auto Industry http://wardsauto.com/north-america/zf-s-trw-acquisition-symbolizes-evolving-auto-industry <div class="node-body article-body">The two companies argue global megatrends related to fuel economy, safety and autonomous driving are transforming vehicles and the auto industry, making their businesses more complementary than they may appear. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/zf-s-trw-acquisition-symbolizes-evolving-auto-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/zf-s-trw-acquisition-symbolizes-evolving-auto-industry#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. TRW ZF Automatic Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Fuel Economy Future Products Globalization Product Development Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:58:00 +0000 1121671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>The new company will offer all relevant technologies for a fully autonomous chassis under one roof, says ZF CEO Sommer.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Acura Relies on ZF for TLX Transmission http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/acura-relies-zf-tlx-transmission <div class="node-body article-body">While parent company Honda is known for its engineering prowess, a ZF 9-speed automatic “was the best way to go” for the TLX, says the car’s chief engineer.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/acura-relies-zf-tlx-transmission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/acura-relies-zf-tlx-transmission#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Acura Automatic 9-speed 9AT Acura ASIMO Audi automatic BMW Chrysler Honda HondaJet Hyundai Jeep Land Rover Mat Hargett Rolls-Royce TL TLX transmission ZF Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:51:00 +0000 1113451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>TLX 3.5L V-6 paired with ZF 9-speed automatic.</strong></p> Mercedes Launches Production of Beefed-Up Vito Van http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/mercedes-launches-production-beefed-vito-van <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker hopes the Vito can replicate the success of the fullsize Sprinter, which posted a 15% year-over-year sales increase in second-quarter 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/mercedes-launches-production-beefed-vito-van" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/mercedes-launches-production-beefed-vito-van#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Germany Spain Mercedes Diesel Product Development Sales Results Transmissions Vehicle Assembly Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:39:00 +0000 1114251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes has global ambitions for new Vito.</strong></p> Land Rover Unveils New Discovery Sport http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/land-rover-unveils-new-discovery-sport <div class="field-byline"> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Land Rover says the exterior design showcases “unprecedented care for details and refinement,” with a goal of offering an affordable premium SUV.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/land-rover-unveils-new-discovery-sport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/land-rover-unveils-new-discovery-sport#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center North America U.S. Land Rover Automatic Diesel Exterior Gasoline Interior Manual Turbocharger Thu, 04 Sep 2014 18:55:00 +0000 1109111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Discovery Sport goes on sale in January with a starting price of $53,100 for base-model SD4.</strong></p> 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> GM Says Corvette’s New 8-Speed Gearbox Rivals DCT http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-says-corvette-s-new-8-speed-gearbox-rivals-dct <div class="node-body article-body">The 8-speed automatic bows on the Corvette for ’15, joining the Performance Data Recorder and Valet Mode as new technologies for the coming model year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-says-corvette-s-new-8-speed-gearbox-rivals-dct" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-says-corvette-s-new-8-speed-gearbox-rivals-dct#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Automatic Dual Clutch (DCT) Video Audi BorgWarner Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Cosworth Getrag Performance Data Recorder Porsche 911 Tadge Juechter Valet Mode Volkswagen Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:02:00 +0000 1090221 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Hydra-Matic 8L90 8-speed RWD automatic transmission.</strong></p> '15 Chevy Corvette Hydra-Matic 8L90 and PDR http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/15-chevy-corvette-hydra-matic-8l90-and-pdr <div class="node-body gallery-body">The '15 Chevy Corvette Stingray's single-clutch rear-wheel-drive Hydra-Matic 8L90 transmission rivals the performance of dual-clutch units favored by German performance automakers, GM says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/15-chevy-corvette-hydra-matic-8l90-and-pdr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/15-chevy-corvette-hydra-matic-8l90-and-pdr#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Automatic Dual Clutch (DCT) Video Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:01:00 +0000 1090331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;15 Chevy Corvette Stingray</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> Reuss Gives Tesla Props, Loves His Old ’Vette http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/reuss-gives-tesla-props-loves-his-old-vette <div class="field-deck"> Inside View </div> <div class="node-body article-body">GM’s Mark Reuss praises Tesla as a worthy competitor in the EV sector and talks at length about his beloved ’54 Corvette, which required more than a little elbow grease on his part.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/reuss-gives-tesla-props-loves-his-old-vette" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/reuss-gives-tesla-props-loves-his-old-vette#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Chevrolet General Motors Design Gasoline Inside View Product Development Transmissions Back to the Bricks Chevrolet Corvette Ed Cole Elon Musk John McElroy Mark Reuss Tesla Woodward Dream Cruise WWJ AM Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:16:00 +0000 1086201 at http://wardsauto.com Lincoln MKC a Step in Right Direction http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/lincoln-mkc-step-right-direction <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Vehicle Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The all-new ’15 Lincoln MKC represents a strong entry in rapidly expanding small CUV luxury segment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/lincoln-mkc-step-right-direction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/lincoln-mkc-step-right-direction#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America U.S. Lincoln Automatic Exterior Gasoline Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Interior Turbocharger Vehicle Test Drives Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:30:00 +0000 1076471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Lincoln MKC better all-around vehicle than MKZ sedan.</strong></p>