Wheels http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53463/more en 2014 Woodward Dream Cruise http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2014-woodward-dream-cruise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2014-woodward-dream-cruise#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional Canada U.S. Germany 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/suppliers/supplier-roundup-120 <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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-120" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-120#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico U.S. Japan 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/vehicle-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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-bmw-m3-and-m4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-bmw-m3-and-m4#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany BMW Aluminum Carbon Fiber Exterior Gasoline Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Turbocharger Wheels Vehicle Test Drives Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:34:00 +0000 1043131 at http://wardsauto.com Once-Exclusive Brembo Adapts to High Volume http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/once-exclusive-brembo-adapts-high-volume <div class="node-body article-body">Recognized for producing brakes for high-performance cars, Italy-based Brembo has expanded its product strategy to include high-volume mainstream vehicles. But BMW, Mercedes and the new Chevrolet Corvette remain core customers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/once-exclusive-brembo-adapts-high-volume" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/once-exclusive-brembo-adapts-high-volume#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Italy Suppliers Brakes Component Employment Globalization Wheels BMW brake rotor Brembo Brembo North America caliper carbon-ceramic rotors Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Daniel Sandberg Mercedes Z07 Wed, 28 May 2014 10:48:00 +0000 1026921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Brembo plant in Homer, MI, supplies carbon-ceramic brake rotors for new Chevrolet Corvette Z07 Performance Package variant.</strong></p> Brembo Brake Plant Expanding http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/brembo-brake-plant-expanding <div class="node-body gallery-body">Brembo stepped up its presence in the market for foundation brakes as one of the top players, Robert Bosch, was exiting because profit margins are thin, compounded at the time by declining volumes. Rivals TRW and Continental remained. But Brembo’s biggest advantage over the established giants was entering the segment without extensive legacy costs and large amounts of capacity going unused. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/brembo-brake-plant-expanding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/brembo-brake-plant-expanding#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Italy Brakes Component Employment Globalization Wheels Wed, 28 May 2014 10:47:00 +0000 1026961 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-100 <div class="node-body article-body">Alcoa gets Hungary wheel-plant contruction rolling; Visteon getting out of automotive interiors; PPG growing green coatings operation in Mexico.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-100" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-100#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico U.S. South Korea Hungary BMW Cadillac TRW Visteon Aluminum Capacity Utilization Component Employment Finance Globalization Instrument Panel Logistics Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Restructuring Seatbelts Wheels Alcoa Barnes Group Duckyang Industry Evana Littelfuse PPG Preh Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:30:00 +0000 977901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>TRW seatbelt pretensioner activated by sensing potential accident.</strong></p> New Technology Reinvents the Wheel http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/new-technology-reinvents-wheel <div class="node-body article-body">Lacks’ only customer to date is Audi, which is using the innovation on its flagship ’15 A8 Quattro. The A8 is a low-volume car, but for the privately owned supplier the application marks a significant breakthrough.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/new-technology-reinvents-wheel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/new-technology-reinvents-wheel#comments Premium Limited Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Audi Suppliers Thermoplastic Wheels Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:47:00 +0000 915771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Audi saves 37 lbs. compared with using all-aluminum wheels.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-87 <div class="node-body article-body">ZF, BMW get close in Malaysia; Honeywell, suppliers invest cool $300 million to raise refrigerant output; Japanese company forms seating-component JV with Chinese manufacturer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-87" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-87#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Japan Malaysia United Kingdom BMW FAW Meritor Volkswagen ZF Brakes Capacity Utilization Climate Controls/HVAC Electric Vehicles Emissions Future Products Globalization Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Seats Suspension Wheels Honeywell Nippon Steel Protean Scania Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:33:00 +0000 914281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Protean, FAW-Volkswagen JV co-developing rear-drive EV powertrain.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-86 <div class="node-body article-body">Isuzu developing Southeast Asia parts-distribution base; Chrysler signs off on PPG clearcoats; Toyota licenses wireless-charging patents.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-86" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-86#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology China India U.S. Indonesia Japan Thailand Sweden Chrysler Hino Isuzu Toyota Volvo Truck Aluminum Capacity Utilization Charging Electric Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Global Sources Globalization Logistics Product Development Purchashing Tariffs Trade Wheels Bulten Itochu Lacks Wheel Trim Systems Minebea PPG WiTricity Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:41:00 +0000 909271 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Supplier pairs chrome-clad aluminum wheel with chrome roof rack.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-84 <div class="node-body article-body">Faurecia, Magneti Marelli partner on interior HMIs; BOSAL Group expands into China; Japan’s Minebea plans eightfold increase in A/C drive-unit production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-84" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-84#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Canada China U.S. Belgium Indonesia Japan Thailand BorgWarner Faurecia Isuzu Suzuki Toyota Volkswagen Globalization Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Logistics Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Production Purchashing Suspension Tariffs Trade Wheels BOSAL Group. Advanced Clean Air Technologies Continental Structural Plastics Itochu Lacks Wheel Trim Systems Magneti Marelli Minebea Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:52:00 +0000 898561 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>BorgWarner differential featured in FWD &rsquo;13 Volkswagen Golf GTI.</strong></p>