Vehicles & Technology http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53470/more en Bosch Acquires EV Battery Developer Seeo http://wardsauto.com/bosch-acquires-ev-battery-developer-seeo <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Seeo, a California-based company purchsed by the German auto-parts manufacturer, says it has developed next-generation lithium-ion batteries that could double electric vehicles' range. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bosch-acquires-ev-battery-developer-seeo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Electric Vehicles Li-ion Purchashing Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:05:00 +0000 1338851 at http://wardsauto.com U.K. to Test Wireless Recharging for EVs, Hybrids http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-test-wireless-recharging-evs-hybrids <div class="node-body article-body">The trials, expected to begin later this year, involve fitting vehicles with wireless technology and testing equipment installed underneath the road to replicate highway conditions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-test-wireless-recharging-evs-hybrids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-test-wireless-recharging-evs-hybrids#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Charging Hybrid Vehicles Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1335621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>U.K. to test on-the-go electric- and hybrid-vehicle recharging.</strong></p> Hyundai Making Foray Into High-Performance Arena http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-making-foray-high-performance-arena <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai sources say the vehicle won’t go into production but was developed to show features that could wind up in future performance cars and perhaps even in production vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-making-foray-high-performance-arena" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-making-foray-high-performance-arena#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy 2015 Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology South Korea Germany BMW Hyundai Advertising Design Product Development Social Media Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1337581 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>N2025 concept comes to ‟life&rdquo; with placement in PlayStation video game.</strong></p> Toyota Advances D4S With Self-Cleaning Feature on Tacoma http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-advances-d4s-self-cleaning-feature-tacoma <div class="node-body article-body">Drivers may hear the self-cleaning taking place during a hot idle, and the process could last from 10 seconds to as long as 10 minutes, depending on driving patterns and the amount of build-up on the injectors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-advances-d4s-self-cleaning-feature-tacoma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-advances-d4s-self-cleaning-feature-tacoma#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Toyota Gasoline Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1335491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><b><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">Tacoma&rsquo;s new 3.5L V-6 with self-cleaning D-4S.</span></b></p> Ford Prepping Mustang for November Arrival in U.K. http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-prepping-mustang-november-arrival-uk <div class="node-body article-body">Some 80% of U.K. customers are opting for the fastback body style over the convertible and 70% want the 416-hp 5.0L V-8 over the more fuel-efficient 317-hp 2.3L EcoBoost engine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-prepping-mustang-november-arrival-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-prepping-mustang-november-arrival-uk#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Ford Sales & Marketing Engines Exterior Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:17:00 +0000 1336231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford U.K. buyers lining up.&nbsp;</strong></p> Oz Cars Need Standard Safety Features, Advocates Say http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/oz-cars-need-standard-safety-features-advocates-say <div class="node-body article-body">The auto-safety and medical groups are unhappy that while autonomous emergency braking is standard on new cars in Europe, Japan, and the U.S., it is a costly option in Australia or not offered at all.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/oz-cars-need-standard-safety-features-advocates-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/oz-cars-need-standard-safety-features-advocates-say#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia New Zealand Unspecified Companies Brakes Safety Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:15:00 +0000 1330281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>AEB-equipped Skoda Fabia top-rated by regional safety group.</strong></p> Researchers Look to Keep Wildlife Out of Harm’s Way http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/researchers-look-keep-wildlife-out-harm-s-way <div class="node-body article-body">Although picture-based warning signs outperformed word-based warning signs, both RADS versions caused drivers to reduce their speed and brake earlier.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/researchers-look-keep-wildlife-out-harm-s-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/researchers-look-keep-wildlife-out-harm-s-way#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Collision Avoidance Safety Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:41:00 +0000 1334911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Roadside Animal Detection System warning sign in Florida&rsquo;s Big Cypress National Preserve.</strong></p> Toyota SUV Tops Chinese Model in Safety Tests http://wardsauto.com/politics/toyota-suv-tops-chinese-model-safety-tests <div class="node-body article-body">Of the seven SUVs crash-tested by ASEAN NCAP, the Rush is the first Toyota model. The vehicle tested is built in Indonesia, and although electronic stability control was not available, antilock braking is standard across all variants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/toyota-suv-tops-chinese-model-safety-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/toyota-suv-tops-chinese-model-safety-tests#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Asia Pacific - Regional Indonesia Toyota Antilock Braking System (ABS) Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Design Safety Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:09:00 +0000 1336101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rush earns four of five stars for adult-, child-occupant protection.</strong></p> Toyota Testing Possible Replacements for Takata Airbag Inflators http://wardsauto.com/toyota-testing-possible-replacements-takata-airbag-inflators <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A spokeswoman for Japan's No.1 automaker says it is testing airbag inflators made my suppliers Autoliv and Nippon Kayaku as possible alternatives to Takata inflators linked to eight deaths and more than 100 injuries.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-testing-possible-replacements-takata-airbag-inflators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Airbags Global Sources OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:36:00 +0000 1336511 at http://wardsauto.com Bertone Concepts on Auction Block http://wardsauto.com/europe/bertone-concepts-auction-block <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Bertone brand names and logo are going on the auction block, alongside the sports car designer and coachbuilder’s collection of 79 supercars, prototypes and models. Here are some of the classics up for grabs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/bertone-concepts-auction-block" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/bertone-concepts-auction-block#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Italy Auto Makers Design Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:14:00 +0000 1335471 at http://wardsauto.com