Politics http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53474/more en Driving in Greece Stressful, But Worth It http://wardsauto.com/blog/driving-greece-stressful-worth-it <div class="node-body blog-body">The islands are lovely to visit, but be prepared for narrow winding roads with few guardrails to protect the buses, ATVs, scooters, cars and pedestrians that use them. And don’t bother looking for road signs. </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/driving-greece-stressful-worth-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/driving-greece-stressful-worth-it#comments Blog Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Greece SEAT Globalization Safety Vehicles & Technology Akrotiri Athens Fira Kos Oia road safety Santorini scooters traffic Road Ahead Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:19:00 +0000 1135471 at http://wardsauto.com Motoring in Santorini, Greece http://wardsauto.com/europe/motoring-santorini-greece <div class="node-body gallery-body">Many of the roads leading to scenic vistas on the Greek island of Santorini are treacherous, partly because there are few guardrails protecting drivers from the loose gravel and imminent death that awaits those not paying close attention. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/motoring-santorini-greece" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/motoring-santorini-greece#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Greece Politics Globalization Vehicles & Technology Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:18:00 +0000 1135551 at http://wardsauto.com What Massachusetts Court’s Ruling on Tesla Means for Automakers, Dealers http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/what-massachusetts-court-s-ruling-tesla-means-automakers-dealers <div class="field-byline"> Louis S. Chronowski </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tesla won its fight in the state, but as developments this week in Michigan proved, the victory could be short-lived.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/what-massachusetts-court-s-ruling-tesla-means-automakers-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/what-massachusetts-court-s-ruling-tesla-means-automakers-dealers#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Dealerships Tesla Politics Dealership Management Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:16:00 +0000 1140411 at http://wardsauto.com Automakers, Academics Examine Cars’ Sustainability http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-academics-examine-cars-sustainability <div class="node-body article-body">Assuming the industry and world survive, historians and economists of the future will decide where leadership in sustainability came from. The general perception here that the U.S. will not be the leader.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-academics-examine-cars-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-academics-examine-cars-sustainability#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe Italy Audi General Motors Nissan PSA Tesla Politics Emissions Globalization Manufacturing Technology Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:59:00 +0000 1139101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><b><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">Alcantara CEO Boragno chose carless Venice for the automotive symposium to undesrscore fragility of environment.</span></b></p> EPA Tests Prompt BMW to Scale Back Mini Coopers Mileage Claims http://wardsauto.com/epa-tests-prompt-bmw-scale-back-mini-coopers-mileage-claims <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The EPA says four Mini Cooper models from the '14 model year were shown to have combined highway and city driving ratings 1 mpg lower than the automaker initially claimed. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/epa-tests-prompt-bmw-scale-back-mini-coopers-mileage-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics North America U.S. Politics Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:55:00 +0000 1140241 at http://wardsauto.com Industry, Experts Converge on 2020 Vision http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/industry-experts-converge-2020-vision <div class="field-deck"> SAE 2014 Convergence </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Underwood's research suggests the first two types will be in the market by 2020, but that the era of fully automated vehicles will not begin until about 2030. In 2025, Underwood says highly automated cars that drive themselves on urban highways and surface streets should be available.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/industry-experts-converge-2020-vision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/industry-experts-converge-2020-vision#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Autonomous Vehicles Collision Avoidance Product Development Safety conditional automation full automation high automation SAE 2014 Convergence self-driving cars Steven Underwood Transportation Research Board University of Michigan-Dearborn Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:31:00 +0000 1139531 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Researcher Steven Underwood speaking this week at Convergence in Detroit.</strong></p> Danger Awaits If Driving Experience Doesn’t Mimic Personal Tech http://wardsauto.com/north-america/danger-awaits-if-driving-experience-doesn-t-mimic-personal-tech <div class="field-deck"> SAE 2014 Convergence </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As learning new technology comes to some buyers more naturally than others, automakers need to find ways to mimic the easy-to-use interface found in personal communication devices, such as smartphones and tablets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/danger-awaits-if-driving-experience-doesn-t-mimic-personal-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/danger-awaits-if-driving-experience-doesn-t-mimic-personal-tech#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler Ford Autonomous Vehicles Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) automated autonomous Christian Gerdes Chrysler David Strickland driverless Ford HMI James Buczkowski Marios Zenios NHTSA SAE Convergence Stanford Venable Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1139561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Venable&#39;s David Strickland at SAE Convergence.</strong></p> Michigan Latest State to Prohibit Direct Tesla Sales http://wardsauto.com/michigan-latest-state-prohibit-direct-tesla-sales <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Gov. Rick Snyder says the legislation he signed Tuesday merely "clarifies" existing law requiring that car sales be made through franchised dealers. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/michigan-latest-state-prohibit-direct-tesla-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Politics Retail Sales & Marketing Laws/Law Enforcement Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:35:00 +0000 1139671 at http://wardsauto.com Mercedes-Benz Thrives as Russian LV Market Shrinks http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/mercedes-benz-thrives-russian-lv-market-shrinks <div class="node-body article-body">Mercedes parent Daimler reportedly continues searching for a local production partner. That would allow the automaker to sidestep the Russian government’s recent ban on state purchases of imported cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/mercedes-benz-thrives-russian-lv-market-shrinks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/mercedes-benz-thrives-russian-lv-market-shrinks#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Audi BMW Jaguar Land Rover Lexus Mercedes Globalization Local Content Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:33:00 +0000 1136971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>E-Class among candidates for local production in Russia.</strong></p> Green-Car Push May Thin Chinese Automakers' Ranks http://wardsauto.com/green-car-push-may-thin-chinese-automakers-ranks <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">All but the highest-volume automakers may have trouble affording China's increasingly strict fuel-economy rules.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/green-car-push-may-thin-chinese-automakers-ranks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Politics Fuel Economy Vehicles & Technology Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:02:00 +0000 1138611 at http://wardsauto.com