Suppliers http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53468/more en Honda Pioneers Ablation Casting With NSX http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/honda-pioneers-ablation-casting-nsx <div class="field-deck"> 2015 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Ablation casting was a key concept in order to produce this spaceframe,” Chief Engineer Ted Klaus says of the new NSX. “Without being able to apply castings at all the suspension points, we couldn’t produce a body this rigid.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/honda-pioneers-ablation-casting-nsx" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/honda-pioneers-ablation-casting-nsx#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Acura Aluminum Chassis Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Manufacturing Technology Product Development Turbocharger ablation ablation casting Acura NSX Alotech Alotech Limited BMW i8 Ferrari LaFerrari Marysville McLaren P1 Ohio Performance Manufacturing Center Porsche 918 Spyder Shawn Tarr spaceframe Ted Klaus Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:35:00 +0000 1266231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda chief engineers Ted Klaus and Yashuhide Sakamoto with Acura NSX.</strong></p> Tom Murphy Acura NSX at SAE World Congress http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/acura-nsx-sae-world-congress <div class="node-body gallery-body">Honda uses this week’s SAE World Congress in Detroit to trickle out some tantalizing nuggets of information about the car’s body rigidity, aerodynamics and drivetrain in an extensive Powerpoint presentation. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/acura-nsx-sae-world-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/acura-nsx-sae-world-congress#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Acura Aerodynamics Aluminum Chassis Dual Clutch (DCT) Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Manufacturing Technology Product Development Turbocharger Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:34:00 +0000 1266241 at http://wardsauto.com BMW Crowned World’s Most Reputable Company http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/bmw-crowned-world-s-most-reputable-company <div class="node-body article-body">BMW ranked third in last year’s survey and Daimler was eighth. Nissan and Suzuki were on the 2014 list but didn’t make the cut this year. GM squeezed in at 96th after missing the list last year while embroiled in the ignition-switch recall crisis. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/bmw-crowned-world-s-most-reputable-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/bmw-crowned-world-s-most-reputable-company#comments Public World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Suppliers World BMW Bosch Daimler Ford General Motors Honda Toyota Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:46:00 +0000 1266071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW, maker of Ward&rsquo;s 10 Best Interiors winner i3, highly regarded globally.</strong></p> Surprise, Everyone Everywhere Still Wants a Car http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/surprise-everyone-everywhere-still-wants-car <div class="field-deck"> 2015 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The desire to own a car generally is lower among younger people than their parents, yet aspiration still is strong among consumers 18-25 years old. Chinese youth lead the world, with 96% saying they want to own a personal vehicle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/surprise-everyone-everywhere-still-wants-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/surprise-everyone-everywhere-still-wants-car#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Continental 2015 SAE World Congress Thu, 23 Apr 2015 21:14:00 +0000 1266161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Helmut Matschi, executive board member of auto supplier Continental&rsquo;s Interior Div., gives optimistic view of future of mobility during keynote address Thursday at &nbsp;SAE World Congress.</strong></p> Automakers Must Adapt to Changing World, Experts Say http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/automakers-must-adapt-changing-world-experts-say <div class="field-deck"> 2015 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">OEMs must work with other industries, including consumer electronic firms and software companies, panelists advise.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/automakers-must-adapt-changing-world-experts-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/automakers-must-adapt-changing-world-experts-say#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Honda Magna 2015 SAE World Congress Autonomous Vehicles Collision Avoidance Future Products Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:26:00 +0000 1265991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Magna&rsquo;s Kotagiri says supplier working to develop systems that eliminate accidents.</strong></p> Alabama Dispute Strains UAW-Lear Relationship http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/alabama-dispute-strains-uaw-lear-relationship <div class="node-body article-body">Lear says tests conducted by it and OSHA show air quality in the Renosol plant, which makes foam for seat cushions used by Hyundai supplier Lear, is at acceptable levels. It also contends the UAW is staging the dispute to win support for its organizing effort at Renosol.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/alabama-dispute-strains-uaw-lear-relationship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/alabama-dispute-strains-uaw-lear-relationship#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers North America U.S. Hyundai Lear Component Labor & Human Resources OE-Supplier Relations United Auto Workers (UAW) Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:34:00 +0000 1263731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Workers say foam in seats for Alabama-built Hyundais making them sick.</strong></p> Functional System Safety Critical as Vehicles Grow More Complex http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/functional-system-safety-critical-vehicles-grow-more-complex <div class="field-deck"> 2015 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers and their supplier partners must create a system safety-validation plan that clearly defines who is responsible for what during the product-creation process, panelists say. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/functional-system-safety-critical-vehicles-grow-more-complex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/functional-system-safety-critical-vehicles-grow-more-complex#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler Suppliers 2015 SAE World Congress Autonomous Vehicles Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:36:00 +0000 1264861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Systems quality engineer Meg Novacek says young engineering talent hard to find.&nbsp;</strong></p> OEMs Ponder Dual-Fuel, Cooled EGR Combustion Strategies http://wardsauto.com/north-america/oems-ponder-dual-fuel-cooled-egr-combustion-strategies <div class="field-deck"> 2015 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Southwest Research scientist says many automakers are just getting started in their research of the dual-fuel RCCI system, and that it will take at least a decade before the technology is ready for production vehicles. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/oems-ponder-dual-fuel-cooled-egr-combustion-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/oems-ponder-dual-fuel-cooled-egr-combustion-strategies#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. BorgWarner Delphi 2015 SAE World Congress California Air Resources Board (CARB) Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Diesel Emissions Flex-Fuel Vehicles Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Product Development Turbocharger Cary Henry compression ignition cooled EGR dual-fuel exhaust gas recirculation GDCI HCCI low temperature combustion PCCI port fuel injection RCCI Southwest Research Institute SwRI Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:29:00 +0000 1264761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Southwest Research runs tests on spark-ignited natural-gas Cummins engine modified to operate with cooled EGR.</strong></p> Chinese Suppliers Forging Links to OEMs in U.S. http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/chinese-suppliers-forging-links-oems-us <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many established U.S. suppliers downsized during the market downturn of 2008 and 2009. That left room for new suppliers to get a foothold in the now-booming market, and Chinese firms are taking advantage of that opportunity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/chinese-suppliers-forging-links-oems-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/chinese-suppliers-forging-links-oems-us#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific North America China U.S. Component Global Sources Globalization OE-Supplier Relations Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:31:00 +0000 1259341 at http://wardsauto.com <div> <p><strong>Chinese auto-glass supplier Fuyao takes over former GM plant in Ohio.</strong></p> </div> SAE Panel: ICE, With Increasing Efficiency, Here to Stay http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/sae-panel-ice-increasing-efficiency-here-stay <div class="field-deck"> 2015 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Technologies such as direct injection and variable valve timing have made the internal combustion engine very efficient, panelists concur. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/sae-panel-ice-increasing-efficiency-here-stay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/sae-panel-ice-increasing-efficiency-here-stay#comments Public World Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology World BorgWarner Bosch Chrysler Ford Schaeffler 2015 SAE World Congress Engines Transmissions Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:22:00 +0000 1263981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Schaeffler&rsquo;s Hemphill worries about expensive engine tech.</strong></p>