Politics http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53474/more en Indian Road-Safety Proposals Get Automaker Pushback http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-road-safety-proposals-get-automaker-pushback <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers object most strongly to a rule that would require the recall of a vehicle if 100 customers complain of any defect that could harm a driver, passenger or pedestrian.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-road-safety-proposals-get-automaker-pushback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-road-safety-proposals-get-automaker-pushback#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India General Motors Honda Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Toyota Laws/Law Enforcement Safety Vehicles & Technology Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:38:00 +0000 1166861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bills aim to reduce India&rsquo;s annual traffic-death toll of 150,000.</strong></p> Japanese Government Task Force Will Address Airbag Recalls http://wardsauto.com/japanese-government-task-force-will-address-airbag-recalls <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Transport Ministry has set up the task force handling airbag-related recalls, and is urging automakers to step up the pace of replacing potentially defective airbag inflators made by supplier Takata. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/japanese-government-task-force-will-address-airbag-recalls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Politics Airbags Safety Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:03:00 +0000 1166541 at http://wardsauto.com Korean Suppliers to Plead Guilty in U.S. Bid-Rigging Case http://wardsauto.com/korean-suppliers-plead-guilty-us-bid-rigging-case <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The U.S. Justice Department says parts makers Continental Automotive Electronics and Continental Automotive Korea will pay a $4 million fine for rigging bids for parts sold to automakers Hyundai and Kia.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/korean-suppliers-plead-guilty-us-bid-rigging-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific South Korea Politics Laws/Law Enforcement OE-Supplier Relations Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:44:00 +0000 1166431 at http://wardsauto.com Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Next Chip in CO2 Credit Game http://wardsauto.com/politics/hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicles-next-chip-co2-credit-game <div class="node-body article-body">In 2017, California’s emissions rules will change and FCVs will carry the traveling credits automakers use to remain 50-state compliant. The rule change could lead to a shift in OEM capital investment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicles-next-chip-co2-credit-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicles-next-chip-co2-credit-game#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BMW Daimler General Motors Honda Hyundai Tesla Toyota Politics California Air Resources Board (CARB) Electric Vehicles Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel-Cell Vehicles Laws/Law Enforcement Bill Fay Bob Lee CARB fuel cell electric vehicles John Juriga Natural Resources Defense Council Roland Hwang Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:11:00 +0000 1165371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Former GM Vice </strong><strong>Chairman Steve Girsky and Honda </strong><strong>Executiv</strong><strong>e Vice President Tetsuo Iwamura </strong><strong>announce FCEV partnership in July 2013.</strong></p> U.K. Sees LV, Engine Production Decline in October http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-sees-lv-engine-production-decline-october <div class="node-body article-body">The October build for the home front rose 10.6% to 33,895 units, but this gain was swamped by the much bigger export market, which fell 10.8% to 115,165.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-sees-lv-engine-production-decline-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-sees-lv-engine-production-decline-october#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Engine Production Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:30:00 +0000 1164761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>October result leaves year-to-date car output just 0.3% ahead of like-2013.</strong></p> Japanese Government Orders Takata to Investigate Airbag Issue http://wardsauto.com/japanese-government-orders-takata-investigate-airbag-issue <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Transport Minister Akihiro Ohta, departing from the usual practice of relying on automakers to report safety-related incidents and issue recalls, directs Takata to investigate defective airbags in cars sold globally and inform the government. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/japanese-government-orders-takata-investigate-airbag-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Politics Airbags Safety Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:09:00 +0000 1164941 at http://wardsauto.com Takata VP Testifies Before U.S. Senate About Airbag Replacement Delays http://wardsauto.com/takata-vp-testifies-us-senate-about-airbag-replacement-delays <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Hiroshi Shimizu, the supplier's vice president for global quality assurance, tells U.S. senators it may not be able to act quickly enough to replace potentially deadly airbags in some 16 million vehicles gold globally.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-vp-testifies-us-senate-about-airbag-replacement-delays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. World Politics Airbags Safety Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:44:00 +0000 1164911 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 2-U.S. regulator to Chrysler's Marchionne: get act in gear on Jeep recall http://wardsauto.com/update-2-us-regulator-chryslers-marchionne-get-act-gear-jeep-recall <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds Chrysler reaction, paragraphs 6-10)</p> <p>By Eric Beech</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - U.S. government safety regulators on Thursday told Chrysler Group LLC Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne that the company "have to get their act in gear" to speed up repairs of recalled Jeep SUVs that face a heightened fire risk.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-us-regulator-chryslers-marchionne-get-act-gear-jeep-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics North America North America Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:05:06 +0000 1164781 at http://wardsauto.com Legislation Would Encourage Auto Employees to Report Defective Parts http://wardsauto.com/legislation-would-encourage-auto-employees-report-defective-parts <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. John Thune says the bill is meant to "incentivize whistleblowers" in the auto industry to provide information about faulty parts not previously known to government regulators. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/legislation-would-encourage-auto-employees-report-defective-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers North America U.S. Politics Department of Transportation (DOT) Labor & Human Resources Laws/Law Enforcement Safety Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1164071 at http://wardsauto.com Australia Aligning Car-Safety Criteria With Europe’s http://wardsauto.com/politics/australia-aligning-car-safety-criteria-europe-s <div class="node-body article-body">ANCAP is entering a transition phase from 2015 as its revises its tests, protocols and calculation methods to conform more closely to those of its sister organization, Euro NCAP.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/australia-aligning-car-safety-criteria-europe-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/australia-aligning-car-safety-criteria-europe-s#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Australia New Zealand Politics Safety Vehicles & Technology Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:19:00 +0000 1159431 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Australia, New Zealand to share safety standards with Europe by 2018.</strong></p>