Suppliers http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53468/more en Unexpected Goodies in Boxberg, Germany http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany <div class="node-body gallery-body">Bosch hosted its biennial International Automotive Press Briefing this week at its test track in Boxberg, Germany, for more than 300 journalists from 40-some nations. The afternoon was spent test driving (or riding in) up to 40 vehicles, including the VW XL1 concept, a self-driving Tesla Model S and a Porsche 918 Spyder.</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/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Fuel Economy Resource Center Europe - Regional North America - Regional Germany BMW Citroen Ford Honda Maserati Porsche Tesla Volkswagen Batteries Cameras Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Lidar Product Development Radar Fri, 22 May 2015 15:28:00 +0000 1285511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Self-driving Tesla Model S keeps safe distance from lead vehicle on handling track.</strong></p> Frustrated Ultracap Supplier Sees Light at End of Tunnel http://wardsauto.com/north-america/frustrated-ultracap-supplier-sees-light-end-tunnel <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers are investing heavily in lightweighting and new engine technology to improve fuel economy. But they could get a bigger bang for the buck simply by replacing batteries with supercapacitors in stop-start applications, Ioxus’ marketing chief says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/frustrated-ultracap-supplier-sees-light-end-tunnel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/frustrated-ultracap-supplier-sees-light-end-tunnel#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Suppliers Batteries Hybrid Vehicles Fri, 22 May 2015 10:14:00 +0000 1281481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Ioxus&nbsp;ultracaps&nbsp;certified to 185&ordm; F, so they can package under hood.</strong></p> Mazda, Mitsubishi Expand Takata Airbag Recall http://wardsauto.com/mazda-mitsubishi-expand-takata-airbag-recall <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Mitsubishi and Mazda are expanding their recalls of vehicles with potentially defective Takata airbag inflators to 512,000 and 112,000 units, respectively.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/mazda-mitsubishi-expand-takata-airbag-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Airbags Safety Fri, 22 May 2015 10:06:00 +0000 1285751 at http://wardsauto.com Automakers, Suppliers Show Off Powertrain Prowess http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/automakers-suppliers-show-powertrain-prowess <div class="field-deck"> 2015 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota’s 1.2L 4-cyl. mill, the second in the automaker’s new downsized engine lineup, was introduced in Japan as an option for the Aurus in April and is being launched this month on an unspecified model in Europe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/automakers-suppliers-show-powertrain-prowess" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/automakers-suppliers-show-powertrain-prowess#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Acura Hyundai Toyota Sales & Marketing 2015 SAE World Congress Aluminum Diesel Fuel-Cell Vehicles Gasoline Magnesium Steel Transmissions Fri, 22 May 2015 09:49:00 +0000 1283881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda says 60% of Acura TLX frame uses lightweight materials.</strong></p> After Price-Fixing Plea, Bosch Emphasizes Core Technologies http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/after-price-fixing-plea-bosch-emphasizes-core-technologies <div class="node-body article-body">Bosch’s top automotive executive says tough lessons were learned in the recent price-fixing scandal, and the company now needs to press on with next-generation vehicle technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/after-price-fixing-plea-bosch-emphasizes-core-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/after-price-fixing-plea-bosch-emphasizes-core-technologies#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Bosch Chrysler Ford General Motors TRW ZF Batteries Diesel Electric Vehicles Electronics Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Purchashing Bosch’s Automotive Technology Department of Justice internal combustion engine Mobility Solutions price fixing Rolf Bulander Thu, 21 May 2015 16:53:00 +0000 1284601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bosch Board Member Rolf Bulander&nbsp;speaks at press briefing this week in Germany.</strong></p> Tom Murphy Japan Auto Lobby Awaits Takata Report http://wardsauto.com/japan-auto-lobby-awaits-takata-report <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Japan Automobile Manufacturers Assn. Chairman Fumihiko Ike, whose group is conducting one of several probes of Takata airbag defects, says he expects a report from any of several teams of investigators by year-end.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/japan-auto-lobby-awaits-takata-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Airbags OE-Supplier Relations Thu, 21 May 2015 03:33:00 +0000 1284611 at http://wardsauto.com JCI, LTU Pair Up for Battery Research http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jci-ltu-pair-battery-research <div class="node-body article-body">A new dynamometer at Lawrence Tech’s campus will allow students and JCI engineers to work jointly on powertrain systems, such as a new dual-voltage stop-start system coming to market in 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jci-ltu-pair-battery-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jci-ltu-pair-battery-research#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. BMW JCI Emissions Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Product Development Purchashing dynamometer engineer Johnson Controls Lawrence Technological University Mary Ann Wright research University of Wisconsin Wed, 20 May 2015 11:15:00 +0000 1283651 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Visitors to Johnson Controls Vehicle Engineering Systems Lab at Lawrence Tech watch as engineers prepare BMW 3-Series for test run.</strong></p> Tom Murphy Dyno Dedication Sparks JCI, LTU Tie-up http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/dyno-dedication-sparks-jci-ltu-tie <div class="node-body gallery-body">Asked how students and JCI engineers will split time with the dyno, MaryAnn Wright says the workload for both groups will be seamless and integrated. JCI also will fund research to be done with the dyno, and students will be assigned projects and other work.</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/suppliers/dyno-dedication-sparks-jci-ltu-tie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/dyno-dedication-sparks-jci-ltu-tie#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. BMW JCI Emissions Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Product Development Wed, 20 May 2015 11:10:00 +0000 1283671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Virinder Moudgil, president of Lawrence Technological University, and JCI&#39;s MaryAnn Wright at dyno&nbsp;dedication.</strong></p> Mazda Parts-Distribution Hub to Serve Export Markets http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/mazda-parts-distribution-hub-serve-export-markets <div class="node-body article-body">The center, operated by a joint venture between Mazda Sales Thailand and Yusen Logistics Thailand, stocks up to 53,000 Mazda parts worth more than TB360 million.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/mazda-parts-distribution-hub-serve-export-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/mazda-parts-distribution-hub-serve-export-markets#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Thailand Mazda Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Global Sources Globalization Logistics Wed, 20 May 2015 08:34:00 +0000 1283611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Yusen Logistics, Mazda form parts partnership.</strong></p> UAW Takes Lear Organizing Demands to Shareholders http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/uaw-takes-lear-organizing-demands-shareholders <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szcezsny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Protesters voiced UAW demands for better wages and respect for workers’ right to join a union, particularly in the South, where anti-union sentiment is high. The Lear plants at the center of the protest are located in Alabama and are non-union.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/uaw-takes-lear-organizing-demands-shareholders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/uaw-takes-lear-organizing-demands-shareholders#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers North America U.S. Hyundai Lear Component Labor & Human Resources OE-Supplier Relations Safety Mon, 18 May 2015 13:43:00 +0000 1282911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Conditions at Hyundai supplier Lear not sitting well with UAW.</strong></p>