Politics http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53474/more en France Preparing to Sell 5% Renault Stake - Minister http://wardsauto.com/france-preparing-sell-5-renault-stake-minister <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The government had increased its Renault stake from 15% to 20% ahead of Renault's April 30 shareholder meeting in order to block the company's plans to opt-out of a law that doubles voting rights for longer-terms shareholders, including the French state. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/france-preparing-sell-5-renault-stake-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Europe Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:13:00 +0000 1323201 at http://wardsauto.com 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> Global Automakers See New, Revived Prospects in Iran http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/global-automakers-see-new-revived-prospects-iran <div class="node-body article-body">Renault and PSA, both with a significant history of manufacturing activities in Iran, are in advanced negotiations on new projects.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/global-automakers-see-new-revived-prospects-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/global-automakers-see-new-revived-prospects-iran#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Africa / Middle East Iran Daimler Kia PSA Renault Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Globalization Product Development Production Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:11:00 +0000 1317981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Local automaker Iran Khodro builds Renault Tondar 90.</strong></p> Ukraine Promises to Lift Auto Safeguard Duties http://wardsauto.com/politics/ukraine-promises-lift-auto-safeguard-duties <div class="node-body article-body">The Ukraine government grumbles the WTO panel had found fault with alleged failings by Kiev over how it had justified levying the duties, which are supposed to give local industries time to react to an import boom and become competitive.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/ukraine-promises-lift-auto-safeguard-duties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/ukraine-promises-lift-auto-safeguard-duties#comments Public Gated Politics Asia Pacific Europe Japan Ukraine Unspecified Companies Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:24:00 +0000 1317201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Japan advocated for homegrown Toyota in trade dispute with Ukraine.</strong></p> Hyundai's Creta Raises SUV Stakes in India, Export Markets http://wardsauto.com/hyundais-creta-raises-suv-stakes-india-export-markets <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Creta is Hyundai's first SUV to launch in India, where the South Korean automaker ranks No.2 in sales and is the country's largest exporter. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundais-creta-raises-suv-stakes-india-export-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific India South Korea Product Development Trade Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:28:00 +0000 1317031 at http://wardsauto.com Mcity Sets Stage for Self-Driving at Willow Run? http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-sets-stage-self-driving-willow-run <div class="node-body article-body">Ann Arbor’s Mcity test track includes four traffic lights, an underpass, metal bridge deck, gravel roadways and parking spaces that are angled, perpendicular and parallel. Efforts are under way to open a similar but larger facility nearby in Ypsilanti.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-sets-stage-self-driving-willow-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-sets-stage-self-driving-willow-run#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Autoliv Bosch Delphi Denso Faurecia Ford General Motors Honda Nissan Toyota TRW ZF Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Pedestrian Protection Product Development Radar Safety Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:22:00 +0000 1316621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes GL test vehicle cruises past makeshift storefronts at Mcity in Ann Arbor.</strong></p> Tom Murphy Mcity Autonomous Vehicle Test Track http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-autonomous-vehicle-test-track <div class="node-body gallery-body">Located on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mcity is a $10 million 32-acre (13-ha) test track with roundabouts, bike lanes, a tree canopy and 4-way intersections to simulate small-town traffic situations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-autonomous-vehicle-test-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-autonomous-vehicle-test-track#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Autoliv Bosch Chevrolet Delphi Denso Ford Honda Nissan Toyota TRW ZF Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Collision Avoidance Product Development Safety Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:21:00 +0000 1316641 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 1-NHTSA Chief: Agency Reviewing Safety Rules for Automated Cars http://wardsauto.com/update-1-nhtsa-chief-agency-reviewing-safety-rules-automated-cars <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The agency is looking at a list of rules that could affect the rollout of features such as Tesla Motors' "autopilot" hands-free driving system or General Motors' proposed "super cruise" system, NHTSA administrator Mark Rosekind told reporters.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-nhtsa-chief-agency-reviewing-safety-rules-automated-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics North America Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:44:00 +0000 1316611 at http://wardsauto.com RPT-Germany, Iran Pledge to Revive Economic Ties After Long Freeze http://wardsauto.com/rpt-germany-iran-pledge-revive-economic-ties-after-long-freeze <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">For decades, Germany was Iran's biggest trading partner in Europe. Last year, German exports to Iran rose to €2.4 billion euros in anticipation that the sanctions might be eased, but German industry associations have said they could quadruple to €10 billion within a few years.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/rpt-germany-iran-pledge-revive-economic-ties-after-long-freeze" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Africa / Middle East Europe Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:46:00 +0000 1316311 at http://wardsauto.com Malaysia’s Perodua Eyes Export of Hot-Selling Axia http://wardsauto.com/politics/malaysia-s-perodua-eyes-export-hot-selling-axia <div class="node-body article-body">CEO Aminar Rashid Salleh says first-half Axia deliveries totaled 53,700 units – almost 50% of Perodua’s total sales, which rose 14.8% from like-2014 to 108,500.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/malaysia-s-perodua-eyes-export-hot-selling-axia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/malaysia-s-perodua-eyes-export-hot-selling-axia#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Perodua Sales Results Trade Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1313901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New tax fails to slow demand for energy-efficient Axia.</strong></p>