Vehicles & Technology http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53470/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 CO2 Emissions Escaping Through Loopholes, Critics Say http://wardsauto.com/politics/co2-emissions-escaping-through-loopholes-critics-say <div class="field-byline"> Sara Lewis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers and the European Environment Agency both acknowledge current testing procedures do not reflect real-world driving conditions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/co2-emissions-escaping-through-loopholes-critics-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/co2-emissions-escaping-through-loopholes-critics-say#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Politics Emissions Engines Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1265631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Consumer, green groups say clean-air test results not transparent.</strong></p> Honda Lauds Tesla, Outsiders, Says Industry Should Meet Silicon Valley Challenge http://wardsauto.com/north-america/honda-lauds-tesla-outsiders-says-industry-should-meet-silicon-valley-challenge <div class="field-deck"> 2015 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Honda’s vision for future mobility includes an idea that one-ups Tesla founder Elon Musk’s hyperloop concept of a train traveling in a vacuum tube from Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than an hour.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/honda-lauds-tesla-outsiders-says-industry-should-meet-silicon-valley-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/honda-lauds-tesla-outsiders-says-industry-should-meet-silicon-valley-challenge#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Honda Management & Strategy Regulations 2015 SAE World Congress Autonomous Vehicles Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0000 1266111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda testing automated, connected&nbsp;technologies on Acura RLX near&nbsp;Silicon Valley.</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> Hyundai Plans Sonata Hybrid for Chinese Market http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-plans-sonata-hybrid-chinese-market <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker says production of the new sedan in China makes it the first Sonata hybrid to be produced outside Korea. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-plans-sonata-hybrid-chinese-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China South Korea Sales & Marketing Hybrid Vehicles Production Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:28:00 +0000 1265331 at http://wardsauto.com Oz Vehicle Emissions Beating Government Goals http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-vehicle-emissions-beating-government-goals <div class="node-body article-body">Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries CEO Tony Weber says carbon emissions from new motor vehicles have fallen 22% over the past decade, far exceeding the government’s target of a 5% nationwide reduction by 2020.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-vehicle-emissions-beating-government-goals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-vehicle-emissions-beating-government-goals#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Emissions Vehicles & Technology Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:19:00 +0000 1263881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai fuel-cell vehicle helps clear Australian air.</strong></p> WardsAuto Names 2015 Design Competition Finalists http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/wardsauto-names-2015-design-competition-finalists <div class="field-deck"> 2015 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Grand prize and special award winners will be announced May 13 during the WardsAuto Interiors Conference at Cobo Center’s riverfront ballroom in Detroit. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/wardsauto-names-2015-design-competition-finalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/wardsauto-names-2015-design-competition-finalists#comments Public Vehicles & Technology Student Design Competition North America U.S. 2015 SAE World Congress Interior Vehicle Interiors Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:30:00 +0000 1261991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">College for Creative Studies finalists </span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">flanking&nbsp;</span><i style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">WardsAuto</i><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;Editor Drew Winter are (from left)&nbsp;Jeongyoo Kim, Seung Joong Kim, Corneal Campbell, Hey-Min Kim and Makoto Takahashi.</span></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>