Vehicles & Technology http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53470/more en Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-124 <div class="node-body article-body">Continental makes Newport News news; BorgWarner, Faurecia expand emissions-control capabilities; Alcoa sheds inefficient Italian aluminum smelter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-124" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-124#comments Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan Italy BorgWarner Continental Faurecia Federal-Mogul Aluminum Capacity Utilization Component Employment Global Sources Logistics Production Turbocharger Alcoa Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:45:00 +0000 1098321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BorgWarner steps up emissions technology output at Illinois plant.</strong></p> With 3.5L V-6, Honda Proves Less is More http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/35l-v-6-honda-proves-less-more <div class="field-deck"> Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Honda engineers achieved impressive fuel efficiency and output without dual-overhead camshafts or direct fuel injection, which add substantial cost, complexity, mass and package size. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/35l-v-6-honda-proves-less-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/35l-v-6-honda-proves-less-more#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Honda Gasoline Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:05:00 +0000 1087221 at http://wardsauto.com GM Confirms Cadillac SRX for Spring Hill, Adds Engine Investment to Site http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-confirms-cadillac-srx-spring-hill-adds-engine-investment-site <div class="node-body article-body">GM previously announced plans to inject $350 million into the former Saturn complex to build the SRX and a second “midsize CUV,” which WardsAuto forecasts as the next GMC Acadia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-confirms-cadillac-srx-spring-hill-adds-engine-investment-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-confirms-cadillac-srx-spring-hill-adds-engine-investment-site#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Cadillac Chevrolet Capacity Utilization Employment Engine Future Products Vehicle Assembly Arvin Jones Bedford Cadillac SRX Chevroelt Equinox GMC Acadia Hill Spring Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:25:00 +0000 1096421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM&rsquo;s Spring Hill, TN, assembly to add next-gen Cadillac SRX to Chevy Equinox production.</strong></p> Spider Webs in Gas Vents Prompt Suzuki Recall http://wardsauto.com/spider-webs-gas-vents-prompt-suzuki-recall <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Federal regulators say the automaker is recalling 19,000 Kizashi sedans because spiders attracted to gasoline vapors are weaving webs that block a hose to vent those vapors could lead to fuel-tank leaks and increased risk of a fire. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/spider-webs-gas-vents-prompt-suzuki-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Vehicles & Technology Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:29:00 +0000 1096121 at http://wardsauto.com Delphi’s Tool to Keep Cool http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-s-tool-keep-cool <div class="node-body article-body">The supplier’s Cold Storage Evaporator, which goes into production next year, can keep the cabin cool up to two minutes while the engine is off in a micro-hybrid.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-s-tool-keep-cool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-s-tool-keep-cool#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Delphi Climate Controls/HVAC Emissions Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Product Development air conditioning aluminum climate control cold storage evaporator compressor Delphi Thermal Erich Becker evaporator phase-change material Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:50:00 +0000 1090741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Device captures energy produced when AC runs normally. Frozen phase-change material within evaporator&rsquo;s upper chamber provides cool air while engine off.</strong></p> Infiniti Q40 Name to Stick Around; EV Intro Date Fuzzy http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/infiniti-q40-name-stick-around-ev-intro-date-fuzzy <div class="node-body article-body">The car formerly known as the G37 is set to exit the lineup next year, but the name will live on, although on what type of vehicle is unclear.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/infiniti-q40-name-stick-around-ev-intro-date-fuzzy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/infiniti-q40-name-stick-around-ev-intro-date-fuzzy#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Infiniti Management & Strategy Electric Vehicles battery BMW concept Coupe G37 Infiniti LE Michael Bartsch New York Nissan Q40 Q50 sedan Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:15:00 +0000 1094611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;15 Infiniti Q40.</strong></p> Volvo Takes Wraps Off All-New XC90 http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-takes-wraps-all-new-xc90 <div class="node-body article-body">Volvo has set a medium-term goal of selling 100,000 units annually in the U.S., and says the XC90 will play a significant role in reaching that objective.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-takes-wraps-all-new-xc90" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-takes-wraps-all-new-xc90#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Volvo Car Exterior Gasoline Headlamps Hybrid Vehicles Interior Sales Results Supercharger Turbocharger Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:30:00 +0000 1095001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volvo XC90 all-new for first time since introduction in 2002.</strong></p> Bosch Breaks Ground for $40 Million Tech Center Expansion http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-breaks-ground-40-million-tech-center-expansion <div class="node-body article-body">Work at the technical center will continue to involve several Bosch divisions, including Electrical Drives, Starter Motors and Generators, as well as Chassis Systems Control and Automotive Electronics. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-breaks-ground-40-million-tech-center-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-breaks-ground-40-million-tech-center-expansion#comments Premium Limited Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Bosch Autonomous Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Employment Global Sources Product Development Suspension Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:40:00 +0000 1093781 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>E</strong><strong>xpansion will nearly double size of existing facility, have capacity for 1,400 people.</strong></p> Finally, Voice of Reason http://wardsauto.com/blog/finally-voice-reason <div class="node-body blog-body">The concept of an autopilot is not new, particularly in aerospace. But Owens notes even the airline industry has never crossed that threshold by placing hundreds of lives solely in the digital hands of a computer.</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/finally-voice-reason" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/finally-voice-reason#comments Blog Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Delphi Autonomous Vehicles Fuel Economy Product Development Safety adaptive cruise control autopilot collision mitigation Delphi Electronics and Safety Google car Jeff Owens lane-departure warning President Obama radar vehicle-to-infrastructure vehicle-to-vehicle Road Ahead Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:08:00 +0000 1091361 at http://wardsauto.com Delphi Technology Showcase http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-technology-showcase <div class="node-body gallery-body">Delphi hosted a media event to highlight connectivity and active safety at its Auburn Hills, MI, Customer Technology Center. Other suppliers have demonstrated self-driving functionality on the road, but Delphi's prototypes at the event were stationary.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-technology-showcase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-technology-showcase#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Delphi Autonomous Vehicles Product Development Safety Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:07:00 +0000 1090811 at http://wardsauto.com