Suppliers http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53468/more en Toyota Australia Links Bogus Parts to Online Dealer http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota says the recall involves counterfeit brake pads sold by online supplier Westend Spares between June 2013 and October 2015. The fakes were found to contain asbestos, a cancer-causing substance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Analysis Industry Australia Fixed Ops Safety Technology Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Technology Dealer Miscellaneous Toyota Brakes Fixed Operations Safety Vehicles in Operation Mon, 23 Nov 2015 20:15:00 +0000 1408711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nothing like the real thing, Toyota reminds customers</strong>.</p> Trans-Pacific Pact Clears Way for Auto-Sector Growth http://wardsauto.com/industry/trans-pacific-pact-clears-way-auto-sector-growth <div class="node-body article-body">The agreement includes tariff-elimination schedules and rules of origin for the automotive sector. It also details what proportion of an automobile or a part must be made in a partnership member country for duty reductions to apply.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/trans-pacific-pact-clears-way-auto-sector-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/trans-pacific-pact-clears-way-auto-sector-growth#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific North America South America Industry Australia Canada Mexico Chile U.S. Japan Malaysia Peru New Zealand Singapore Vietnam Miscellaneous Suppliers Unspecified Companies Globalization Local Content Tariffs Trade Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:59:00 +0000 1401021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (<em>center</em>) participates in 2013 TPP meeting.</strong></p> Automakers Have Breathing Room on Autonomous, Other Trends, But Just a Little http://wardsauto.com/technology/automakers-have-breathing-room-autonomous-other-trends-just-little <div class="node-body article-body">Traditional players understand firsthand the many roadblocks to bringing advanced technologies to market, believing they have plenty of time to work out the details. Disrupters envision a near-overnight revolution. Neither side is right, consultant Deloitte says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/automakers-have-breathing-room-autonomous-other-trends-just-little" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/automakers-have-breathing-room-autonomous-other-trends-just-little#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Autonomous Vehicles U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Auto Makers Suppliers Autonomous Vehicles Product Development Supply Chain Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:19:00 +0000 1398691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Industry needs to react soon to disruptive threats such as new transportation business models.</strong></p> Getty Images Automakers Seek High-Tech Edge in Developing Self-Driving Car http://wardsauto.com/automakers-seek-high-tech-edge-developing-self-driving-car <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Automakers are scrambling to load up their vehicles with sophisticated electronics that handle many driving situations but stop short of making the car fully autonomous, something experts say may be decades away.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/automakers-seek-high-tech-edge-developing-self-driving-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Autonomous Vehicles Safety Technology Technology Miscellaneous Autonomous Vehicles Electronics Sun, 15 Nov 2015 21:00:00 +0000 1401461 at http://wardsauto.com Brembo Chair Sees Limited Fallout From VW Scandal http://wardsauto.com/brembo-chair-sees-limited-fallout-vw-scandal <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Alberto Bombassei says the Volkswagen emissions scandal's impact on Italian suppliers could be "significant yet not dramatic" and the consequences for his company, which supplies brakes to Ferrari and Porsche, likely would be "modest." </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/brembo-chair-sees-limited-fallout-vw-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Engines Diesel Italy Technology Miscellaneous Diesel Emissions OE-Supplier Relations Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:48:00 +0000 1399321 at http://wardsauto.com Takata Crisis Opens Japanese Window for Autoliv http://wardsauto.com/takata-crisis-opens-japanese-window-autoliv <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">With many Japanese automakers having abandoned Takata amid massive recalls of cars equipped with potentially lethal airbag inflators, the Swedish supplier is ramping up production of replacement devices. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-crisis-opens-japanese-window-autoliv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Japan Safety Technology Technology Sweden Miscellaneous Airbags Global Sources Globalization Purchashing Wed, 11 Nov 2015 14:06:00 +0000 1398441 at http://wardsauto.com Car Sharing, Autonomous Cars, No Existential Threat http://wardsauto.com/blog/car-sharing-autonomous-cars-no-existential-threat <div class="node-body blog-body">There is one big problem with car-sharing services and the idea one self-driving car can serve the needs of an entire family: sharing is required. </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/car-sharing-autonomous-cars-no-existential-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/car-sharing-autonomous-cars-no-existential-threat#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Autonomous Vehicles U.S. Technology Dealer IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Auto Makers Continental Autonomous Vehicles Future Products Product Development Road Ahead Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:23:00 +0000 1396241 at http://wardsauto.com Automotive Suppliers Promote Anti-Violence Training http://wardsauto.com/industry/automotive-suppliers-promote-anti-violence-training <div class="node-body article-body">“Beliefs can divide people but good values unify people,” says Antoine Raymond, president and CEO of French auto supplier ARaymond. “Everyone agrees that respect for others is the most important” factor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/automotive-suppliers-promote-anti-violence-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/automotive-suppliers-promote-anti-violence-training#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers North America Industry U.S. Miscellaneous Autoliv Labor & Human Resources Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:36:00 +0000 1393841 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Supplier Freudenberg-NOK&rsquo;s Michigan operation takes proactive approach.</strong></p> German Supplier Eyes Japan OEMs From New Thai Plant http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/german-supplier-eyes-japan-oems-new-thai-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The TrelleborgVibracoustic site manufactures engine mounts, chassis mounts and body mounts for local customers such as Ford, GM, Nissan and Volvo, and plans to be producing for export by 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/german-supplier-eyes-japan-oems-new-thai-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/german-supplier-eyes-japan-oems-new-thai-plant#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Thailand Technology Miscellaneous Auto Makers Suppliers Chassis Component Global Sources Globalization Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:09:00 +0000 1396411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Thai site is German supplier&rsquo;s 39<sup>th</sup> in world.</strong></p> The New Connected Car http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/new-connected-car <div class="field-byline"> Aashish Dalal </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The interaction between technology and driver has to be frictionless, maximizing safety, while also assisting driving. The interface has to be carefully thought through and tested in order for car manufacturers to get it just right.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/new-connected-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/new-connected-car#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry HMI U.S. Technology IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Auto Makers Suppliers Internet Tue, 10 Nov 2015 12:22:00 +0000 1393741 at http://wardsauto.com