Vehicles & Technology http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53470/more en Tenneco: Emissions Targets Tough But Workable http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/tenneco-emissions-targets-tough-workable <div class="node-body article-body">By 2025, when cars and light trucks fall under the same Tier 3 emissions regulations, an automaker intending to sell one “dirty” vehicle at the top of the bin scale must sell 13 vehicles at the bottom to achieve the Bin 30 fleet average.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/tenneco-emissions-targets-tough-workable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/tenneco-emissions-targets-tough-workable#comments Public Politics Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Tenneco Emissions Engines Future Products Product Development Ben Patel California SULEV corporate average fuel economy Emissions EPA NMOG NOx Tier 2 Tier 3 Tim Jackson Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:12:00 +0000 1117141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tenneco&rsquo;s demonstrator &rsquo;14 Ford F-150 pickup modified to help meet Tier 3 Bin 30 regulations.</strong></p> Pulsar Output Under Way, to Hit Spanish Showrooms in October http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/pulsar-output-under-way-hit-spanish-showrooms-october <div class="node-body article-body">Initially Nissan was targeting 80,000 units per year, but that has been reduced to 64,500 for 2015, likely a result of the weakening in the European market’s recovery over the past few months.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/pulsar-output-under-way-hit-spanish-showrooms-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/pulsar-output-under-way-hit-spanish-showrooms-october#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Spain Nissan Vehicle Assembly Vehicles & Technology Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:41:00 +0000 1117131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Pulsar first C-segment model assembled in Nissan&rsquo;s Barcelona plant.</strong></p> Revival of Seatbelt Interlock Could Save Lives, Researchers Say http://wardsauto.com/politics/revival-seatbelt-interlock-could-save-lives-researchers-say <div class="node-body article-body">The researchers found that by 2030 there would be a potential 2% reduction in injuries requiring hospital admission and a 7% reduction in fatalities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/revival-seatbelt-interlock-could-save-lives-researchers-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/revival-seatbelt-interlock-could-save-lives-researchers-say#comments Premium Politics Asia Pacific Dealers Vehicles & Technology Australia Safety Vehicles & Technology Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:02:00 +0000 1118051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Overall, seatbelt usage 98% in Australia.</strong></p> JLR’s Smarts, New Models Help Tata Reinvent Itself http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-s-smarts-new-models-help-tata-reinvent-itself <div class="node-body article-body">The mainstream automaker and its luxury division would benefit from significant exchanges of ideas regarding Tata’s market strategies and JLR technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-s-smarts-new-models-help-tata-reinvent-itself" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-s-smarts-new-models-help-tata-reinvent-itself#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology South America Europe - Regional India Indonesia Nigeria Venezuela Jaguar Land Rover Tata Sales & Marketing Diesel Gasoline Globalization Product Development Trade Cyrus Mistry Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:29:00 +0000 1117171 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Zest in vanguard of new-product cadence.</strong></p> Engineer Explains How New Acura TLX Resembles a Horse http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/engineer-explains-how-new-acura-tlx-resembles-horse <div class="node-body video-body">Bryan Hourt, a '15 Acura TLX project leader, attended a 1-room schoolhouse and grew up riding horses in rural Nebraska. He tells how he brought his riding perspective to the new sport sedan's product-development team. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/engineer-explains-how-new-acura-tlx-resembles-horse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/engineer-explains-how-new-acura-tlx-resembles-horse#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Acura Vehicles & Technology Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:21:00 +0000 1110441 at http://wardsauto.com Volvo Product Chief Plots Lineup Course http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/volvo-product-chief-plots-lineup-course <div class="node-body article-body">Plans call for all Volvo C-cars for the U.S. and European markets to be built in Sweden, while Volvo models destined for China will be built domestically.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/volvo-product-chief-plots-lineup-course" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/volvo-product-chief-plots-lineup-course#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Geely Volvo Car Future Products Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Sales Results Supercharger Turbocharger Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:50:00 +0000 1113171 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;16 XC90 first of nine planned new models from Volvo by 2019. </strong></p> China-U.S. Agreement Boosts Zero-Emissions Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/china-us-agreement-boosts-zero-emissions-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body">The alliance aims to help expand the global market for zero-emissions vehicles by providing intellectual support for design of ZEV policies and analysis of consumer markets, including demand for different types of ZEV technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/china-us-agreement-boosts-zero-emissions-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/china-us-agreement-boosts-zero-emissions-vehicles#comments Premium Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Unspecified Companies Alternative Fuels California Air Resources Board (CARB) Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel-Cell Vehicles Globalization Hybrid Vehicles University of California-Davis Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:15:00 +0000 1116941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>California will share clean-air resources with China.</strong></p> Ford Recalls Older Escape, Mercury Mariner Hybrids http://wardsauto.com/ford-recalls-older-escape-mercury-mariner-hybrids <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker reports to federal regulators that the electric-hybrid system may overheat in 74,000 Ford Escapes from the '05-'08 model years and '06-'08 Mercury Mariners.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-recalls-older-escape-mercury-mariner-hybrids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Hybrid Vehicles National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:20:00 +0000 1116911 at http://wardsauto.com Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/technology-roundup <div class="node-body article-body">Audi A6, RS 5 concepts get 48V boost; MIT consortium to study aluminum’s crashworthiness; ’15 Ford Focus features anti-skid technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/technology-roundup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/technology-roundup#comments Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Taiwan United Kingdom Audi Ford Rolls Royce Toyota Aluminum Biodiesel Body Electric Vehicles Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Electronics Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Logistics Traction Control Constellium GKN Driveline Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:35:00 +0000 1116191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Trimming red tape moves Toyota&rsquo;s fuel-cell-vehicle program forward.</strong></p> Continental Gets Serious About Autonomous Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/continental-gets-serious-about-autonomous-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body">Networked vehicles that can communicate with each other and the infrastructure open up a new range of possibilities for user functions that will make driving safer, more comfortable and environmentally friendly, the supplier says. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/continental-gets-serious-about-autonomous-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/continental-gets-serious-about-autonomous-vehicles#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Continental Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Internet Product Development Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:06:00 +0000 1115991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Continental&rsquo;s Seval Oz says she left Google for comparatively slow-moving automotive world because she sees industry on brink of major change.</strong></p>