Politics http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53474/more en Finally, Voice of Reason http://wardsauto.com/blog/finally-voice-reason <div class="node-body blog-body">The concept of an autopilot is not new, particularly in aerospace. But Owens notes even the airline industry has never crossed that threshold by placing hundreds of lives solely in the digital hands of a computer.</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/finally-voice-reason" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/finally-voice-reason#comments Blog Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Delphi Autonomous Vehicles Fuel Economy Product Development Safety adaptive cruise control autopilot collision mitigation Delphi Electronics and Safety Google car Jeff Owens lane-departure warning President Obama radar vehicle-to-infrastructure vehicle-to-vehicle Road Ahead Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:08:00 +0000 1091361 at http://wardsauto.com Delphi Technology Showcase http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-technology-showcase <div class="node-body gallery-body">Delphi hosted a media event to highlight connectivity and active safety at its Auburn Hills, MI, Customer Technology Center. Other suppliers have demonstrated self-driving functionality on the road, but Delphi's prototypes at the event were stationary.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-technology-showcase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-technology-showcase#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Delphi Autonomous Vehicles Product Development Safety Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:07:00 +0000 1090811 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 2-China tells German auto suppliers to find partners - paper http://wardsauto.com/update-2-china-tells-german-auto-suppliers-find-partners-paper <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Chinese regulator becoming increasingly assertive</p> <p>* Executive says companies targeted for their expertise</p> <p>* Several companies say unaware of such Chinese demands (Adds comments from ElringKlinger interview, company reactions, background)</p> <p>By Edward Taylor and Samuel Shen</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-china-tells-german-auto-suppliers-find-partners-paper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers China Politics Global Sources Globalization Restructuring Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:49:48 +0000 1092871 at http://wardsauto.com U.K. Jumping Gun on Driverless Cars, Survey Shows http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-jumping-gun-driverless-cars-survey-shows <div class="node-body article-body">SmartWitness Managing Director Simon Marsh says two-thirds of motorists believe the government is premature in allowing driverless cars on U.K. roads and more tests are needed to ensure the safety of the new technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-jumping-gun-driverless-cars-survey-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-jumping-gun-driverless-cars-survey-shows#comments Premium Politics Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Ford Honda Mercedes Nissan Opel/Vauxhall Volkswagen Volvo Car Politics Autonomous Vehicles Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:49:00 +0000 1088021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hands on wheel, please, survey respondents say.</strong></p> U.K.’s July Car-Production Uptick Counters CV Slump http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-s-july-car-production-uptick-counters-cv-slump <div class="node-body article-body">Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders CEO Mike Hawes says the U.K.’s 5 million car exports since the beginning of 2010 is the best performance of any decade.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-s-july-car-production-uptick-counters-cv-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-s-july-car-production-uptick-counters-cv-slump#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Europe United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Engine Production Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Trade Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:25:00 +0000 1090611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Car-export values double 2004 level.</strong></p> Thailand’s Auto-Sales Juggernaut Loses More Steam http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/thailand-s-auto-sales-juggernaut-loses-more-steam <div class="node-body article-body">An industry official attributes last month’s 29.2% sales skid to the psychological impact on consumer spending from the political turmoil earlier in the year and the resulting economic slowdown.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/thailand-s-auto-sales-juggernaut-loses-more-steam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/thailand-s-auto-sales-juggernaut-loses-more-steam#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Indonesia Thailand Honda Isuzu Mitsubishi Nissan Toyota Politics Production Sales Results Trade Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:50:00 +0000 1090471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mitsubishi Triton virtually alone among 1-ton pickup sales gainers in July.</strong></p> Thailand Tailing First-Time Car-Buyer Loan Deadbeats http://wardsauto.com/politics/thailand-tailing-first-time-car-buyer-loan-deadbeats <div class="node-body article-body">The government is seeking to recover the TB100,000 ($3,137) tax refunds paid to buyers on condition they keep their vehicles for at least five years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/thailand-tailing-first-time-car-buyer-loan-deadbeats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/thailand-tailing-first-time-car-buyer-loan-deadbeats#comments Premium Politics Retail Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Toyota Politics Finance & Insurance Incentives Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:37:00 +0000 1086161 at http://wardsauto.com NHTSA Fine-Tunes Auto-Recall Online Search Tool http://wardsauto.com/nhtsa-fine-tunes-auto-recall-online-search-tool <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The agency's SaferCar.gov website now allows consumers to search more precisely for possible safety recalls using the car's or motorcycle's Vehicle Identification Number. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nhtsa-fine-tunes-auto-recall-online-search-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Politics National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Vehicles in Operation Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:01:00 +0000 1088341 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai, Kia Under Fire in Korean Labor Skirmishes http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-under-fire-korean-labor-skirmishes <div class="node-body article-body">Analysts note that while this week’s expected verdicts are subject to a lengthy appeal process, rulings in favor of the workers will have a resounding effect throughout not only Korea’s automotive industry but also the entire manufacturing sector.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-under-fire-korean-labor-skirmishes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-under-fire-korean-labor-skirmishes#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Hyundai Kia Ssangyong Politics Labor & Human Resources Laws/Law Enforcement Production Korea Metal Workers Union Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:12:00 +0000 1087181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Strike could shut down automaker&rsquo;s Asan plant.</strong></p> UPDATE 2-China antitrust regulator fines two Japan auto parts makers http://wardsauto.com/update-2-china-antitrust-regulator-fines-two-japan-auto-parts-makers <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds Yazaki receiving NDRC notification, Denso comment)</p> <p>TOKYO, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Two Japanese automotive bearings makers said on Tuesday a Chinese regulator has ordered them to pay fines for violating antitrust laws as Beijing intensifies its scrutiny of business practices in the auto sector.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-china-antitrust-regulator-fines-two-japan-auto-parts-makers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific Suppliers China Laws/Law Enforcement Purchashing Trade Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:08:08 +0000 1087331 at http://wardsauto.com