By Topic http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53469/more en Insurers Call for U.K. to Slow Down on Autonomous Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/europe/insurers-call-uk-slow-down-autonomous-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body">“We must recognize that fully driverless cars require a great deal more comprehensive testing and development before they can be made commercially available in the U.K. – or anywhere in the world,” says a top insurance industry official.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/insurers-call-uk-slow-down-autonomous-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/insurers-call-uk-slow-down-autonomous-vehicles#comments Premium Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Politics Autonomous Vehicles Safety Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:36:00 +0000 1072221 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Audi&rsquo;s autonomous TT climbed Pikes Peak without driver.</strong></p> World Vehicle Sales On Record Pace Through First Half http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-record-pace-through-first-half <div class="node-body article-body">Vehicle sales in the Asia-Pacific region climbed 4.9% through June with 21 million vehicles sold, accounting for 48.4% of total global deliveries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-record-pace-through-first-half" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/world-vehicle-sales-record-pace-through-first-half#comments Public Gated Data Center World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World Auto Makers Sales Results Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:33:00 +0000 1070471 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-120 <div class="node-body article-body">Braking news from TRW, Continental; Bosch charged with powering BMW i3; aluminum-wheel maker closing Arkansas plant, promises assistance for 500 employees.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-120" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-120#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico U.S. Japan BMW Bosch Continental Honda Magna Subaru TRW Aluminum Antilock Braking System (ABS) Brakes Capacity Utilization Charging Employment Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Restructuring Sheet Molding Composite (SMC) Wheels Enerpulse MAE Superior Industries UGN Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:59:00 +0000 1071981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Versatility among electronic parking brake&rsquo;s strengths, TRW says.</strong></p> FCA's Marchionne Would Consider Alliances With All Automakers http://wardsauto.com/fcas-marchionne-would-consider-alliances-all-automakers <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Fiat Chrysler CEO says the automaker would be "open to discussions with everybody," especially if an alliance could enhance the cost structure and market presence of its brands.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fcas-marchionne-would-consider-alliances-all-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Italy Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Globalization Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:10:00 +0000 1071701 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Recalls Sonata Sedans Over Transmission Concerns http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-recalls-sonata-sedans-over-transmission-concerns <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The 883,000 cars covered by the recall have potentially faulty transmission-shift cables that could cause unintended or unexpected movement.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-recalls-sonata-sedans-over-transmission-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Transmissions Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:02:00 +0000 1071591 at http://wardsauto.com JAMA Report Details Japan Auto Industry by the Numbers http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jama-report-details-japan-auto-industry-numbers <div class="node-body article-body">The organization says Japanese auto makers now operate 178 vehicle plants outside their home market, up from 168 in fiscal 2012. Included are 101 in Asia, 24 in North America and 18 in Europe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jama-report-details-japan-auto-industry-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jama-report-details-japan-auto-industry-numbers#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Japan Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicle Assembly Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:48:00 +0000 1070141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota&rsquo;s Kentucky plant one of 178 assembly plants Japanese automakers operate worldwide.</strong></p> Violence, Economic Crisis Hit Ukraine Auto Industry http://wardsauto.com/politics/violence-economic-crisis-hit-ukraine-auto-industry <div class="node-body article-body">ZAZ, the country’s only full-cycle automaker, manufactured only 10,622 cars in first-half 2014, compared with 252,476 in 2008, and may halt production in September because of parts shortages.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/violence-economic-crisis-hit-ukraine-auto-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/violence-economic-crisis-hit-ukraine-auto-industry#comments Public Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Supply Chain Europe Egypt Russia Ukraine Chery Chevrolet Daewoo Hyundai Lada Skoda Logistics Production Sales Results Stamping Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:19:00 +0000 1070281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Re-badged Chevrolet Aveo sold as ZAZ Vida.</strong></p> Jaguar Land Rover Acquires Vintage-Car Collection http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/jaguar-land-rover-acquires-vintage-car-collection <div class="node-body article-body">Jaguars comprise about one-quarter of the 543-vehicle collection amassed by James Hull, a British car enthusiast, entrepreneur and philanthropist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/jaguar-land-rover-acquires-vintage-car-collection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/jaguar-land-rover-acquires-vintage-car-collection#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe United Kingdom Jaguar Sales & Marketing Vehicles in Operation Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:44:00 +0000 1070461 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker sees classics as marketing tool.</strong></p> UPDATE 1-Peugeot auto division posts profit as turnaround kicks in http://wardsauto.com/update-1-peugeot-auto-division-posts-profit-turnaround-kicks <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds analyst and CEO comments, details, background)</p> <p>By Laurence Frost and Gilles Guillaume</p> <p>PARIS, July 30 (Reuters) - PSA Peugeot Citroen narrowed its first-half loss and posted the first positive contribution from its core auto division in three years, as the French carmaker's recovery plan began to show results.</p> <p>Paris-based Peugeot on Wednesday reiterated its recovery goals for 2014 and beyond, after reducing the net loss to 114 million euros ($152.83 million) from 471 million a year earlier.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-peugeot-auto-division-posts-profit-turnaround-kicks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe France Finance Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:50:00 +0000 1071191 at http://wardsauto.com Thai Industry Takes Hit, But Bounce-Back Seen for Second Half http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-industry-takes-hit-bounce-back-seen-second-half <div class="node-body article-body">First-half passenger-vehicle sales slid 47.8%, with the important 1-ton pickup market off 35.0%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-industry-takes-hit-bounce-back-seen-second-half" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-industry-takes-hit-bounce-back-seen-second-half#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Auto Makers Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:43:00 +0000 1070591 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>One-ton pickup sales fell 28.5% in June.</strong></p>