Politics http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53474/more en 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 Korea Output, Domestic Sales Up in First-Half 2014 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai’s domestic market share through June was 49.0%, followed by Kia, 30.9%; GM Korea, 10.2%; Renault Samsung, 5.2%; and Ssangyong, 4.7%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Audi BMW General Motors Hyundai Kia Mercedes Samsung Ssangyong Volkswagen Production Sales Results Trade Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:33:00 +0000 1085931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sonata leads way as Hyundai maintains domestic dominance.</strong></p> NHTSA Makes Move on Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technology Rule http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/nhtsa-makes-move-vehicle-vehicle-technology-rule <div class="node-body article-body">NHTSA says in the expected report it is eying the addition of two technologies: left-turn assist and intersection-movement assist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/nhtsa-makes-move-vehicle-vehicle-technology-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/nhtsa-makes-move-vehicle-vehicle-technology-rule#comments Public Politics Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. General Motors Politics Autonomous Vehicles Department of Transportation (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Anthony Foxx Bruce Belzowski UMTRI Univeristy of Michigan vehicle-to-vehicle communication Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:55:00 +0000 1087071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>NHTSA advances on vehicle-to-vehicle technology rule.</strong></p> China Finds Mercedes-Benz Guilty in Price-Fixing Case http://wardsauto.com/china-finds-mercedes-benz-guilty-price-fixing-case <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Mercedes is among several foreign companies targeted by the government as it enforces anti-monopoly legislation. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/china-finds-mercedes-benz-guilty-price-fixing-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Politics Finance Laws/Law Enforcement Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:48:00 +0000 1086861 at http://wardsauto.com