Suppliers http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53468/more en Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105 <div class="node-body article-body">Consortium to forge closer ties between OEMs, suppliers; LEDs at heart of Hella headlamp system in Audi A8; JLR calls on Bosch to devise smartphone-vehicle interface; juicy offer from Nissan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional Mexico U.S. Audi Bosch Faurecia Ford Hella Jaguar Jeep Land Rover Magna Nissan Volkswagen Body Capacity Utilization Charging Exterior Globalization Headlamps Incentives Information & Entertainment OE-Supplier Relations SAE International Seats Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) Vehicle Assembly Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium Flextronics Haartz Key Safety Systems Macedonia Recaro Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:50:00 +0000 998421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Recyclable Magna liftgate has paintable outer panel.</strong></p> Taiwanese Market: Car Vs. Scooter http://wardsauto.com/blog/taiwanese-market-car-vs-scooter <div class="node-body blog-body">The Taiwanese government is pushing scooters with cleaner-burning engines that sell for as little as NT$50,000 ($1,659), and a small number of electric scooters can be had for similar money after government subsidies are factored in.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/taiwanese-market-car-vs-scooter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/taiwanese-market-car-vs-scooter#comments Blog Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Taiwan Suppliers Charging Component Electric Vehicles Emissions Product Development Tariffs battery Chroma ATE e-scooters electric scooters EV Taiwan EVT Kuan Mei Plastic motor motorcycles scooters taxi cabs Tesla Model S Tesla Roadster Road Ahead Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:04:00 +0000 995361 at http://wardsauto.com Taipei’s Love for Scooters http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/taipei-s-love-scooters <div class="node-body gallery-body">When – perhaps if – the time comes for electric scooters in the domestic market, hopefully Taiwanese companies gearing up today still will have an appetite for the sector.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/taipei-s-love-scooters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/taipei-s-love-scooters#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Taiwan Suppliers Charging Component Electric Vehicles Product Development Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:03:00 +0000 995371 at http://wardsauto.com Colombia Ready With Program to Prop Up Auto Sector http://wardsauto.com/politics/colombia-ready-program-prop-auto-sector <div class="field-byline"> James Bargent </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The primary objective of the scheme is to help the domestic industry recover market share from inexpensive imports, notably by slashing tariffs on parts and materials imported for vehicle assembly.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/colombia-ready-program-prop-auto-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/colombia-ready-program-prop-auto-sector#comments Public Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Suppliers South America Colombia Auto Makers Suppliers Component Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:53:00 +0000 995431 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Four automakers account for 99% of local vehicle production.</strong></p> Krafcik: ‘Data Will Set You Free’ http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/krafcik-data-will-set-you-free <div class="node-body article-body">Data is like a flashlight you use in a dark room so you don’t bump into furniture, says John Krafcik.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/krafcik-data-will-set-you-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/krafcik-data-will-set-you-free#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Retail Auto Makers Dealerships Suppliers North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Suppliers Information Technology Internet Marketing Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:12:00 +0000 991201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Data gives dealers get clear sense of pricing, Krafcik says.</strong></p> Auto Industry at Risk If U.K. Quits EU, Report Warns http://wardsauto.com/politics/auto-industry-risk-if-uk-quits-eu-report-warns <div class="node-body article-body">The new report by consultants KPMG says access to the single market is fundamental to U.K. vehicle manufacturing, supporting sales and facilitating supply-chain growth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/auto-industry-risk-if-uk-quits-eu-report-warns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/auto-industry-risk-if-uk-quits-eu-report-warns#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Suppliers Europe - Regional United Kingdom Suppliers Unspecified Companies Sales & Marketing Globalization Product Development Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Trade European Union eurozone Mike Hawes Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:12:00 +0000 994401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Internal U.K. industry survey shows strong support for EU membership.</strong></p> Taiwan Keeps Plugging In EV Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/taiwan-keeps-plugging-ev-market <div class="node-body article-body">Without homegrown automakers that compete on a world stage, how can a nation barely larger than Rhode Island become a world leader in a sector that is struggling to gain a foothold in other mature vehicle markets, such as the U.S.?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/taiwan-keeps-plugging-ev-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/taiwan-keeps-plugging-ev-market#comments Public Politics Asia Pacific Suppliers Vehicles & Technology China South Korea Taiwan BMW Tesla Charging Electric Vehicles Global Sources Tariffs Trade Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement electric buses EV Taiwan Fukuta scooters Taipei TAITRA Taiwan External Trade Development Council Taiwan Metal Industries Research & Development Centre World Trade Organization Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:30:00 +0000 994451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Taiwanese company Ecolumen International displays concept at EV Taiwan show this week.</strong></p> EV Taiwan Show 2014 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ev-taiwan-show-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The EV Taiwan show is being held this week in Taipei, along with three other automotive conferences. Taiwan has 150 companies dedicated to the EV sector manufacturing components such as electric motors, batteries and controls.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ev-taiwan-show-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ev-taiwan-show-2014#comments Public Politics Asia Pacific Suppliers Vehicles & Technology China South Korea Taiwan BMW Tesla Charging Component Electric Vehicles Tariffs Trade Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:29:00 +0000 994461 at http://wardsauto.com Downsized Engines Leading to Increased NVH Issues http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/downsized-engines-leading-increased-nvh-issues <div class="field-deck"> 2014 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Active-noise control is a technology increasingly being employed by automakers to address NVH issues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/downsized-engines-leading-increased-nvh-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/downsized-engines-leading-increased-nvh-issues#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler Ford 2014 SAE World Congress Turbocharger Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:10:00 +0000 994571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chrysler&rsquo;s Bernie Swanson says NVH engineers need to be innovators.</strong></p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-0 <div class="node-body article-body">London cabbies to help determine how EREV fares; Continental and Freescale, Broadcom unveil new microcontroller modules; Indonesia may require CNG capability in gasoline-powered cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-0#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Indonesia United Kingdom Continental Land Rover Cameras Carbon Fiber Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Electric Vehicles Information & Entertainment Li-ion Manufacturing Technology Plastic 4G LTE Boris Johnson Broadcom Freescale Henkel Metrocab New York auto show OPEC V2V Wolfgang Epple Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:22:00 +0000 993661 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Land Rover technology &ldquo;sees through&rdquo; front of vehicle.</strong></p>