Suppliers http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53468/more en Safety-Systems Growth Boosts Supplier Bosch's Bottom Line http://wardsauto.com/safety-systems-growth-boosts-supplier-boschs-bottom-line <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German supplier of electronic and mechanical auto components reports its 2014 margin on earnings before taxes and interest was 6.1% up nearly 1 percentage point from prior-year. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/safety-systems-growth-boosts-supplier-boschs-bottom-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Collision Avoidance Safety Sales Results Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:14:00 +0000 1213841 at http://wardsauto.com ZF Finds Difficulties Overseas http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-finds-difficulties-overseas <div class="node-body article-body">From challenging markets in South America and Australia to Europe and the Ukraine, ZF is struggling to make ends meet. CEO Stefan Sommer says he is glad to have thriving operations in North America and Asia to pick up the slack.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-finds-difficulties-overseas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-finds-difficulties-overseas#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional South America - Regional Australia Brazil U.S. Germany Russia Ukraine Holden TRW ZF 2015 North American International Auto Show Component Globalization Labor & Human Resources Product Development Argentina axles Brazil economic crisis European Commission Financial Times GM Holden Holden Commodore Lehman Bros. logistics machinery Russia Stefan Sommer Tier 0 Tier 1 TRW Ukraine Venezuela workforce ZF Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:17:00 +0000 1209771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>ZF CEO Stefan Sommer at NAIAS with company&rsquo;s new 8-speed plug-in hybrid transmission.</strong></p> Takata Airbag Recalls Cut Into Honda Profit Forecast http://wardsauto.com/takata-airbag-recalls-cut-honda-profit-forecast <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker is scaling back its core profit forecast 6.5% to ¥720 billion for the year ending March 31 as it sets aside an extra ¥50 billion to cover recalls of cars equipped with faulty Takata airbag.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-airbag-recalls-cut-honda-profit-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Japan Finance OE-Supplier Relations Safety Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:05:00 +0000 1213661 at http://wardsauto.com Sanden Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing in U.S., Pay Fine http://wardsauto.com/sanden-agrees-plead-guilty-price-fixing-us-pay-fine <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Sanden's plea will bring to 33 the number of companies which have been charged in the U.S.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sanden-agrees-plead-guilty-price-fixing-us-pay-fine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers North America U.S. Politics Finance Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:04:00 +0000 1211541 at http://wardsauto.com DMS Provider Takes to the Cloud http://wardsauto.com/nada/dms-provider-takes-cloud <div class="field-deck"> 2015 NADA Conference & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California-based Advent Resources says its small size has allowed it to take dealer-management systems where the bigger competitors fear to tread.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nada/dms-provider-takes-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/nada/dms-provider-takes-cloud#comments Public Dealers Suppliers NADA North America U.S. Suppliers Dealership Management Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:36:00 +0000 1210231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Time for dealerships to join movement to cloud, Advent says.</strong></p> ZF to hire 650 for self-driving car tech - Automobilwoche http://wardsauto.com/zf-hire-650-self-driving-car-tech-automobilwoche <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>FRANKFURT, Jan 25 (Reuters) - German car parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen plans a hiring offensive to strengthen its position in technology for self-driving cars after buying U.S.-based TRW Automotive Holdings, its chief executive told a newspaper.</p> <p>Stefan Sommer told car industry weekly Automobilwoche that ZF intended to recruit more than 650 engineers and technicians worldwide within three years, mainly to develop radar and camera systems.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/zf-hire-650-self-driving-car-tech-automobilwoche" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Autonomous Vehicles Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:18:10 +0000 1210241 at http://wardsauto.com EU Ruling on ZF's TRW Acquisition Due Feb. 26 http://wardsauto.com/eu-ruling-zfs-trw-acquisition-due-feb-26 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">German auto-parts maker ZF has bid $13.5 billion to acquire U.S. rival TRW, both of which are developing technologies for self-driving cars.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/eu-ruling-zfs-trw-acquisition-due-feb-26" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe North America Europe - Regional U.S. Germany Politics Component European Commission Finance Global Sources Globalization Purchashing Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:01:00 +0000 1209451 at http://wardsauto.com VW, BMW Join Forces for Bi-Coastal Fast-Charging Network http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-bmw-join-forces-bi-coastal-fast-charging-network <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The plan calls for the charging stations to be in place along I-95 between Boston and Washington on the East Coast and along a route from Portland, OR, to San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego on the West Coast by the end of the year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-bmw-join-forces-bi-coastal-fast-charging-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-bmw-join-forces-bi-coastal-fast-charging-network#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BMW Volkswagen Charging Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:00:00 +0000 1206711 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>VW, BMW and ChargePoint plan at least 100 new DC Fast charging points.</b><o:p></o:p></p> GM Tooling Up CVT for Fuel-Economy Play http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-tooling-cvt-fuel-economy-play <div class="node-body article-body">Details on GM’s CVT are limited, but sources tell WardsAuto it will find its way into several “high-volume” products by 2019, including models in the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-tooling-cvt-fuel-economy-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-tooling-cvt-fuel-economy-play#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Buick Cadillac Chevrolet GMC Nissan Opel/Vauxhall Continuously Variable (CVT) Dual Clutch (DCT) Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Product Development AutoForecast Chevrolet Spark GM Powertrain Honda Accord Hybrid Jatco Nissan Opel Vectra Tom Read Xtronic CVT Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1202411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Growth forecast for continuously variable transmissions, such as Nissan&rsquo;s Xtronic CVT.</strong></p> U.S. Nearing Increase in Duties on Chinese Tires http://wardsauto.com/us-nearing-increase-duties-chinese-tires <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Department of Commerce's preliminary decision to raise duties on Chinese car and light-truck tires follows a ruling they were sold too cheaply in the U.S.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/us-nearing-increase-duties-chinese-tires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Globalization Tariffs Tires Trade Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:48:00 +0000 1206841 at http://wardsauto.com