Wheels http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53463/more en '16 BMW 340i http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-bmw-340i <div class="node-body gallery-body">'16 BMW 3-Series gets a midcycle update that includes the first application of modular-engine technology in a BMW-branded model, chassis upgrades and interior and exterior tweaks.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-bmw-340i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-bmw-340i#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry North America - Regional Engines HMI U.S. Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Germany Interiors Technology Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous BMW Exterior Gasoline Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Turbocharger Wheels Test Drives Fri, 30 Oct 2015 09:59:00 +0000 1382751 at http://wardsauto.com Continental Sees Opportunity to Expand Tire-Sensor Technology http://wardsauto.com/industry/continental-sees-opportunity-expand-tire-sensor-technology <div class="node-body article-body">Continental plans to expand its business in sensors and chassis systems that will enable semi- or fully autonomous driving in the coming decade. The German supplier expects that its unique in-tire air-pressure monitor will play a part in that development. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/continental-sees-opportunity-expand-tire-sensor-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/continental-sees-opportunity-expand-tire-sensor-technology#comments Public Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Autonomous Vehicles Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Germany Technology Miscellaneous Continental Autonomous Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Future Products Tires Wheels Tue, 29 Sep 2015 09:46:00 +0000 1356971 at http://wardsauto.com <p align="left"><strong>Continental CEO Degenhart says smart tire technology will help reach zero-accident goal. </strong></p> 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> <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> New Shelby Mustang to Sport Oz Carbon-Fiber Wheels http://wardsauto.com/technology/new-shelby-mustang-sport-oz-carbon-fiber-wheels <div class="node-body article-body">Details of Carbon Revolution’s deal with Ford have not been released, but the Australian government, presiding over the impending manufacturing departure of Ford, GM Holden and Toyota, is quick to take credit.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/new-shelby-mustang-sport-oz-carbon-fiber-wheels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/new-shelby-mustang-sport-oz-carbon-fiber-wheels#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Australia Materials Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Technology Miscellaneous Ford Carbon Fiber Purchashing Wheels Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:19:00 +0000 1317051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Supplier touts carbon-fiber wheels&rsquo; weight savings.</strong></p> Ford Shelby GT350 Best Mustang Ever, Performance Director Says http://wardsauto.com/technology/ford-shelby-gt350-best-mustang-ever-performance-director-says <div class="node-body article-body">The Ford Shelby GT350, set to launch later this year, comes with a litany of upgrades over the all-new ’15 Mustang GT with performance pack.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/ford-shelby-gt350-best-mustang-ever-performance-director-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/ford-shelby-gt350-best-mustang-ever-performance-director-says#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. Materials Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Technology Miscellaneous Ford Brakes Carbon Fiber Suspension Wheels Wed, 06 May 2015 10:27:00 +0000 1273891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford says GT350 has most track-credible brake system ever offered on a production Mustang.</strong></p> Ford Conquesting Young Enthusiasts http://wardsauto.com/technology/ford-conquesting-young-enthusiasts <div class="node-body article-body">The new Ford Performance Group unites several previously independent teams into one organization focused on the lucrative (and growing) sector of high-output sports cars.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/ford-conquesting-young-enthusiasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/ford-conquesting-young-enthusiasts#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America - Regional Engines U.S. Materials Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Technology Dealer Miscellaneous Ford Carbon Fiber Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Product Development Social Media Turbocharger Wheels Dave Pericak Dow Fiesta ST Ford Focus RS Ford GT Ford Mustang Ford Performance Group Ford Racing Ford Shelby GT350 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:40:00 +0000 1234321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dave Pericak, former chief engineer for Ford Mustang, takes over as director of Ford Performance Group.</strong></p> Lincoln Black Label MKC and MKZ http://wardsauto.com/industry/lincoln-black-label-mkc-and-mkz <div class="node-body gallery-body">Each time a Lincoln vehicle is all-new, such as the next-generation Navigator now in the pipeline, a Black Label version will be offered.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/lincoln-black-label-mkc-and-mkz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/lincoln-black-label-mkc-and-mkz#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America - Regional HMI U.S. Materials Los Angeles Auto Show Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Interiors Technology Dealer Miscellaneous Lincoln Sales & Marketing 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Future Products Instrument Panel Materials Product Development Seats Vehicle Interiors Wheels Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:07:00 +0000 1160581 at http://wardsauto.com 2014 Woodward Dream Cruise http://wardsauto.com/technology/2014-woodward-dream-cruise <div class="node-body gallery-body">Today is officially the Woodward Dream Cruise, but actually it's been going on for days and, for some car enthusiasts who can't wait to show off their rides, weeks and even months. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/2014-woodward-dream-cruise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/2014-woodward-dream-cruise#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America - Regional Canada U.S. Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Germany Interiors Technology Miscellaneous Buick Cadillac Chevrolet Chrysler Ford Ford Lincoln Exterior Product Development Vehicle Interiors Wheels Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:30:00 +0000 1086361 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/industry/supplier-roundup <div class="node-body article-body">Braking news from TRW, Continental; Bosch charged with powering BMW i3; aluminum-wheel maker closing Arkansas plant, promises assistance for 500 employees.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/supplier-roundup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/supplier-roundup#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Mexico U.S. Materials Japan Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Technology Data & Insights Miscellaneous BMW Bosch Continental Honda Magna Subaru TRW Aluminum Antilock Braking System (ABS) Brakes Capacity Utilization Charging Employment Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Restructuring Sheet Molding Composite (SMC) Wheels Enerpulse MAE Superior Industries UGN Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:59:00 +0000 1071981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Versatility among electronic parking brake&rsquo;s strengths, TRW says.</strong></p> ’15 BMW M3 and M4 http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/15-bmw-m3-and-m4 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Four generations of M3 have earned BMW the kind of respect every automaker envies. The dual-purpose car is designed to be just at home on the racetrack as tootling through suburbia. Having done a little of both here at the legendary Road America track and in and around this quaint Upper Midwestern town, it’s easy to understand this car’s vaunted status. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/15-bmw-m3-and-m4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/15-bmw-m3-and-m4#comments Public Auto Makers Test Drives North America Industry North America - Regional Engines HMI U.S. Materials Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Germany Interiors Technology Test Drives Miscellaneous BMW Aluminum Carbon Fiber Exterior Gasoline Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Turbocharger Wheels Test Drives Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:34:00 +0000 1043131 at http://wardsauto.com