Vehicles & Technology http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53470/more en Powertrain Tech Boom Coming But Consumers Unprepared, Experts Say http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/powertrain-tech-boom-coming-consumers-unprepared-experts-say <div class="node-body article-body">The knowledge gap already could be affecting sales of advanced-technology vehicles, which last year accounted for 3.5% of the nearly 17 million cars and trucks sold in the U.S., according to WardsAuto data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/powertrain-tech-boom-coming-consumers-unprepared-experts-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/powertrain-tech-boom-coming-consumers-unprepared-experts-say#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BorgWarner Chevrolet Automatic Continuously Variable (CVT) Diesel Dual Clutch (DCT) Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Laws/Law Enforcement Turbocharger Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1319061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Complex technology, low fuel prices conspire against alternative-propulsion vehicles.</strong></p> Oz Report Touts Alternatively Fueled Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/oz-report-touts-alternatively-fueled-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body">The report by Energeia says Australia lacks a comprehensive alternatively fueled-vehicle policy framework federally and will miss out on many benefits if action is not taken now.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/oz-report-touts-alternatively-fueled-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/oz-report-touts-alternatively-fueled-vehicles#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Unspecified Companies Politics Alternative Fuels Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1321531 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Leaf EV a rarity on Australian roads.</strong></p> Chevrolet to Step It Up in Emerging Markets With New Vehicle Family http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/chevrolet-step-it-emerging-markets-new-vehicle-family <div class="node-body article-body">The new platform is part of GM’s architecture consolidation program first announced in October that calls for the launch of four new global architectures between 2020 and 2025 that will cover the bulk of the automaker’s lineup.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/chevrolet-step-it-emerging-markets-new-vehicle-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/chevrolet-step-it-emerging-markets-new-vehicle-family#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America South America Brazil China U.S. Chevrolet Future Products Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:34:00 +0000 1321461 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Reuss: If done right &ldquo;we will get longevity and a leadership position.&rdquo;</strong></p> GM Aims for Auto-Safety Leadership With New Facility http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-aims-auto-safety-leadership-new-facility <div class="field-byline"> Bill Visnic </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Its safety credentials undercut by recent high-profile setbacks, GM says it intends to lead in the coming epoch of active-safety innovation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-aims-auto-safety-leadership-new-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-aims-auto-safety-leadership-new-facility#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. General Motors Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Design GM's Recall Crisis Pedestrian Protection Safety Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1320491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>A few &rsquo;16 GM models will be fitted with new, relatively inexpensive autonomous braking capability that at low speeds can prevent striking a pedestrian, even a small one.</strong></p> Australia Gearing for Autonomous-Vehicle Trials http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/australia-gearing-autonomous-vehicle-trials <div class="node-body article-body">The vehicles will be tested on suburban roads in Adelaide, the state capital, at the same time the South Australian government hosts an international conference to discuss driverless-vehicle technology and regulation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/australia-gearing-autonomous-vehicle-trials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/australia-gearing-autonomous-vehicle-trials#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Volvo Car Autonomous Vehicles Collision Avoidance Future Products Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:22:00 +0000 1318781 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volvo XC90 to demonstrate range of hands-free capabilities.</strong></p> Johnson Controls Reports Q3 Profit Up http://wardsauto.com/johnson-controls-reports-q3-profit <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The largest automotive supplier in the U.S. says third-quarter net income more than doubled from the prior year, from $230 million to $503 million. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/johnson-controls-reports-q3-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Finance Vehicle Interiors Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:29:00 +0000 1319491 at http://wardsauto.com GM Eyed U.S. From Inception of ‘Whisper Diesel’ http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-eyed-us-inception-whisper-diesel <div class="node-body article-body">The all-new 1.6L turbodiesel earned plaudits from the European motoring press shortly after it began rolling out last year. It launches in the U.S. in 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-eyed-us-inception-whisper-diesel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-eyed-us-inception-whisper-diesel#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Diesel Turbocharger Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:31:00 +0000 1316551 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM&rsquo;s 1.6L 4-cyl. turbodiesel more power-dense than predecessor.</strong></p> China Auto Exec Says Green-Car Push in Works http://wardsauto.com/china-auto-exec-says-green-car-push-works <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Beijing Automotive Group Chairman Xu Heyi says the government will give credits to automakers manufacturing and selling electric and hybrid vehicles, and to consumers who buy them.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/china-auto-exec-says-green-car-push-works" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:28:00 +0000 1318531 at http://wardsauto.com With TRW, ZF Shows Off ‘Wide Portfolio’ http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-zf-shows-wide-portfolio <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers and designers from ZF and the former TRW have been sharing notes, exchanging ideas and identifying best practices, and some of the resulting technologies will be ready for market in the near future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-zf-shows-wide-portfolio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-zf-shows-wide-portfolio#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany TRW ZF Automatic Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Brakes Cameras Electric Vehicles Product Development Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:02:00 +0000 1315911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>ZF&rsquo;s Smart Urban Vehicle concept can articulate front wheels 75 degrees.</strong></p> Tom Murphy ZF, TRW Product Demos in Germany http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-trw-product-demos-germany <div class="node-body gallery-body">How many automotive suppliers can design, manufacture and deliver a complete axle, 9-speed transmission, steering rack, suspension, brake calipers, electronic controllers, seatbelts and every airbag necessary to protect vehicle occupants? Only one: Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen, after its acquisition of TRW.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-trw-product-demos-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-trw-product-demos-germany#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany TRW ZF Automatic Autonomous Vehicles Brakes Cameras Collision Avoidance Electric Vehicles Product Development Safety Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:01:00 +0000 1315921 at http://wardsauto.com