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."...More
Nick Sugimoto, the Honda lab’s senior program director, compares high-tech innovators’ entrepreneurial spirit with that of Honda founder Soichiro Honda, whose vision saw his fledgling auto-parts supply company grow into the global automaker it is today....More
Martin Winterkorn resigned as Volkswagen CEO last month as the scandal over falsified emissions-test results unfolded, then quit Wednesday as Audi chief after similar allegations against the VW luxury brand surfaced....More
Chung Eui-sun, the only son of Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Mong-koo, held only 6,445 shares in Hyundai Motor prior to last month's purchase of 1.85 million shares that raised his stake in the automaker to 2.28%....More
Honda’s second automobile test course outside Japan will feature a range of tracks to allow the automaker to test vehicles in situations that simulate road conditions and terrain in different parts of the world....More
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....More
“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....More
Not satisfied to coast on profits from engine building, Fiat India is revisiting its India car-building and -marketing strategies to match the qualities offered by competitors’ products, President and Managing Director Kevin Flynn says....More
The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers says October's 11.8% increase to 2.2 million deliveries was the biggest year-on-year gain since December 2014, and left sales through the year's first 10 months up 1.5%....More
The Federal Motor Transport Authority will review carbon-dioxide emissions levels of not only the 800,000 cars VW admits equipping with software producing false test results, but also cars apparently not affected by the action....More
The German magazine Wirtschaftwoche quotes California Air Resources Board chief Mary Nichols as saying only VW has been found to have used software producing deceptively low levels of emissions....More
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....More
The ACEA industry group warns the timetable for imposing new limits on nitrogen-oxide emissions may not give them enough time to re-engineer certain diesel models, forcing off the road an engine type that emits less carbon dioxide than its gasoline counterpart....More
For the 23rd year in a row, top powertrain engineers from around the world gathered to celebrate the winners of the Wards 10 Best Engines competition. Trophies were awarded at a ceremony in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show.
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.