Vehicles & Technology http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53470/more en Insurers Call for U.K. to Slow Down on Autonomous Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/europe/insurers-call-uk-slow-down-autonomous-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body">“We must recognize that fully driverless cars require a great deal more comprehensive testing and development before they can be made commercially available in the U.K. – or anywhere in the world,” says a top insurance industry official.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/insurers-call-uk-slow-down-autonomous-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/insurers-call-uk-slow-down-autonomous-vehicles#comments Premium Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Politics Autonomous Vehicles Safety Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:36:00 +0000 1072221 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Audi&rsquo;s autonomous TT climbed Pikes Peak without driver.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-120 <div class="node-body article-body">Braking news from TRW, Continental; Bosch charged with powering BMW i3; aluminum-wheel maker closing Arkansas plant, promises assistance for 500 employees.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-120" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-120#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico U.S. Japan BMW Bosch Continental Honda Magna Subaru TRW Aluminum Antilock Braking System (ABS) Brakes Capacity Utilization Charging Employment Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Restructuring Sheet Molding Composite (SMC) Wheels Enerpulse MAE Superior Industries UGN Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:59:00 +0000 1071981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Versatility among electronic parking brake&rsquo;s strengths, TRW says.</strong></p> Hyundai Recalls Sonata Sedans Over Transmission Concerns http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-recalls-sonata-sedans-over-transmission-concerns <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The 883,000 cars covered by the recall have potentially faulty transmission-shift cables that could cause unintended or unexpected movement.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-recalls-sonata-sedans-over-transmission-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Transmissions Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:02:00 +0000 1071591 at http://wardsauto.com Spotted at Dearborn Maker Faire 2014 http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/spotted-dearborn-maker-faire-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI, hosted its fifth annual Maker Faire Detroit this past weekend in highlighting the importance of grassroots innovation and problem-solving. Some 400 creators participated in this year’s event, including 100 for the first time. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/spotted-dearborn-maker-faire-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/spotted-dearborn-maker-faire-2014#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Ford Design Diesel Electric Vehicles Electronics Future Products Gasoline Product Development Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:51:00 +0000 1069471 at http://wardsauto.com Suzuki Recalls Verona Sedans Over Fire Risk http://wardsauto.com/suzuki-recalls-verona-sedans-over-fire-risk <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The recall of 25,900 Verona sedans from the '04-'06 model years involves the increased risk of fire linked to daytime running lights.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suzuki-recalls-verona-sedans-over-fire-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Component Lighting Safety Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:14:00 +0000 1070241 at http://wardsauto.com Ford: Pickup Buyers Ready to Embrace Aluminum F-150 http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-pickup-buyers-ready-embrace-aluminum-f-150 <div class="node-body article-body">A UBS study reinforces Ford’s belief a majority of consumers not only would consider an aluminum-intensive pickup, but are willing to pay more for such a model.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-pickup-buyers-ready-embrace-aluminum-f-150" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-pickup-buyers-ready-embrace-aluminum-f-150#comments Premium Limited Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology U.S. Ford Aluminum Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:33:00 +0000 1069301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>The new &rsquo;15 Ford F-150 XL will at sticker at $26,615, an increase of $395 compared with the current model year.</strong></p> Oz Students Claim EV Speed Record http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/oz-students-claim-ev-speed-record <div class="node-body article-body">The Sunswift eVe from the University of New South Wales achieved an average speed of 62.1 mph over the 500-km run, bettering the previous world record of 45.36 mph.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/oz-students-claim-ev-speed-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/oz-students-claim-ev-speed-record#comments Premium Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Electric Vehicles Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:59:00 +0000 1069231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sunswift eVe put to test on 2.6-mile track at Australian Automotive Research Center.</strong></p> Dealers Blamed for Dismal EV Market http://wardsauto.com/blog/dealers-blamed-dismal-ev-market <div class="node-body blog-body">If Tesla were convinced the existing dealer infrastructure was truly motivated and capable of selling its cars, then this dust-up and threats of litigation never would have occurred.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/retail-front">Retail Front</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/dealers-blamed-dismal-ev-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/dealers-blamed-dismal-ev-market#comments Blog Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Dealerships Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Dealerships Tesla Dealership Management Electric Vehicles Fuel Economy Inventories Product Development Bruce Belzowski Consumer Reports Electric Vehicles Luke Tonachel Natural Resources Defense Council University of California-Davis University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Retail Front Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 1068101 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Super Duty May Get Higher Trim Level http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-super-duty-may-get-higher-trim-level <div class="node-body article-body">Ford marketing manager Doug Scott says some Super Duty customers may want a trim level above the current top-of-the-line Platinum series. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-super-duty-may-get-higher-trim-level" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-super-duty-may-get-higher-trim-level#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Capacity Utilization Diesel Gasoline Sales Results Turbocharger Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1068041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford Super Duty gets upgraded engine options for &rsquo;15 model year. </strong></p> Mazda Issues Latest Takata Airbag-Related Recall http://wardsauto.com/mazda-issues-latest-takata-airbag-related-recall <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese automaker is recalling 18,000 Mazda6 sedans and 50 RX-8 sports cars sold in the U.S. and equipped with airbags whose inflators could rupture and possibly injure occupants</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/mazda-issues-latest-takata-airbag-related-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Airbags Component Safety Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:24:00 +0000 1067831 at http://wardsauto.com