Vehicles & Technology http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53470/more en 2014 Fiat Chrysler SEMA Preview http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2014-fiat-chrysler-sema-preview <div class="node-body gallery-body">Mark Trostle, head of SRT, Mopar and Motorsports Design, says SEMA is a great place to showcase what Fiat Chrysler can do to help customers customize their vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2014-fiat-chrysler-sema-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2014-fiat-chrysler-sema-preview#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler Fiat Exterior Interior Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:23:00 +0000 1142281 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Dodge Challenger T/A Concept modern interpretation of T/A package available in 1970s. The Sublime Green paint accented by matte-black T/A graphics, while functional center scoop hood cools car&#39;s 6.4L Hemi V-8.&nbsp;</p> Cars Growing Increasingly Intelligent http://wardsauto.com/north-america/cars-growing-increasingly-intelligent <div class="field-deck"> SAE 2014 Convergence </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With NFC, “we can now add things like unpairing, which is something that we really, really want to promote people to do, especially if you’re driving rental cars and so on,” says Ford's Jim Buczkowski. “You don’t want to leave any of your identity in the vehicle. Often today, we’re so quick to get out of the vehicle, we don’t do that.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/cars-growing-increasingly-intelligent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/cars-growing-increasingly-intelligent#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany Chrysler Ford Mercedes Autonomous Vehicles Electronics Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Information & Entertainment Product Development Safety Voice Activation Alan Amici Apple Convergence Flextronics Google Harald Kroeger iPhone 6 J.D. Power Jim Buczkowski Kent Helfrick near-field communication self-driving cars UConnect voice recognition Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:31:00 +0000 1142121 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford&rsquo;s Jim Buczkowski and Flextronics&rsquo; Kent Helfrick speak at Convergence.</strong></p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/technology-roundup <div class="node-body article-body">BorgWarner turbocharger helps new Volvo fight above weight; cloudy forecast for Visteon HMI technology; Harman system gives NVH silent treatment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/technology-roundup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/technology-roundup#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center North America U.S. BorgWarner Chrysler Ford General Motors Visteon Volvo Car Diesel Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Li-ion Lighting Sound Systems Tires Turbocharger Vehicle Interiors Cooper Tire Freescale Semiconductor Harman Kiekert Renesas U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:24:00 +0000 1142171 at http://wardsauto.com Car-Share Programs Growing in Popularity http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/car-share-programs-growing-popularity <div class="field-deck"> SAE 2014 Convergence </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kroeger describes himself as a “frequent user” of the service where he lives in Stuttgart. “In that city, you have free parking with that vehicle everywhere in downtown. That’s a big advantage, so the city promotes that as well,” he says. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/car-share-programs-growing-popularity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/car-share-programs-growing-popularity#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany Mercedes Emissions Future Products Product Development Beijing car sharing Car2Go Harald Kroeger John McElroy Kia SAE 2014 Convergence uber Zipcar Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:50:00 +0000 1141561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Harald Kroeger, Mercedes vice president-electrical/electronics and electric drive, speaks at Convergence in Detroit.</strong></p> Driving in Greece Stressful, But Worth It http://wardsauto.com/blog/driving-greece-stressful-worth-it <div class="node-body blog-body">The islands are lovely to visit, but be prepared for narrow winding roads with few guardrails to protect the buses, ATVs, scooters, cars and pedestrians that use them. And don’t bother looking for road signs. </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/driving-greece-stressful-worth-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/driving-greece-stressful-worth-it#comments Blog Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Greece SEAT Globalization Safety Vehicles & Technology Akrotiri Athens Fira Kos Oia road safety Santorini scooters traffic Road Ahead Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:19:00 +0000 1135471 at http://wardsauto.com Motoring in Santorini, Greece http://wardsauto.com/europe/motoring-santorini-greece <div class="node-body gallery-body">Many of the roads leading to scenic vistas on the Greek island of Santorini are treacherous, partly because there are few guardrails protecting drivers from the loose gravel and imminent death that awaits those not paying close attention. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/motoring-santorini-greece" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/motoring-santorini-greece#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Greece Politics Globalization Vehicles & Technology Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:18:00 +0000 1135551 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Rolls Out First Turbocharged Engine Since 1998 http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-rolls-out-first-turbocharged-engine-1998 <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota considers turbochargers similar to hybrid systems because they both amplify engine performance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-rolls-out-first-turbocharged-engine-1998" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-rolls-out-first-turbocharged-engine-1998#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Lexus Gasoline Turbocharger Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:34:00 +0000 1140421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota&rsquo;s new 2.0L turbo makes 235 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque while delivering 22/28 mpg.</strong></p> VW Sets Ambitious Targets for New Passat for Europe http://wardsauto.com/europe/vw-sets-ambitious-targets-new-passat-europe <div class="node-body article-body">Although its overall dimensions are virtually unchanged, the revamped Passat rewrites the rules in its segment by sitting on a longer wheelbase, allowing for a much roomier cabin.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/vw-sets-ambitious-targets-new-passat-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/vw-sets-ambitious-targets-new-passat-europe#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Italy Volkswagen Vehicles & Technology Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:57:00 +0000 1140461 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Switch to MQB platform increases Passat&rsquo;s wheelbase, changes its proportions.</strong></p> ’15 Volkswagen Passat for Europe http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/15-volkswagen-passat-europe <div class="node-body gallery-body">Although its overall dimensions are virtually unchanged, the revamped Passat rewrites the rules in its segment by sitting on a much longer wheelbase, allowing for a much roomier cabin.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/15-volkswagen-passat-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/15-volkswagen-passat-europe#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Italy Volkswagen Vehicles & Technology Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:56:00 +0000 1140451 at http://wardsauto.com Takata Still on Board as Honda Supplier, Exec Says http://wardsauto.com/takata-still-board-honda-supplier-exec-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Senior Managing Officer Yoshihary Yamamoto, who also is Honda's R&D chief, says the automaker will continue doing business with Takata, although its defective airbags have prompted a recall affecting 5 million of its vehicles.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-still-board-honda-supplier-exec-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Airbags OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Safety Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:47:00 +0000 1141741 at http://wardsauto.com