North America http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53477/more en ZF’s TRW Acquisition Symbolizes Evolving Auto Industry http://wardsauto.com/north-america/zf-s-trw-acquisition-symbolizes-evolving-auto-industry <div class="node-body article-body">The two companies argue global megatrends related to fuel economy, safety and autonomous driving are transforming vehicles and the auto industry, making their businesses more complementary than they may appear. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/zf-s-trw-acquisition-symbolizes-evolving-auto-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/zf-s-trw-acquisition-symbolizes-evolving-auto-industry#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. TRW ZF Automatic Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Fuel Economy Future Products Globalization Product Development Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:58:00 +0000 1121671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>The new company will offer all relevant technologies for a fully autonomous chassis under one roof, says ZF CEO Sommer.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> GM Confirms Range-Topping Cadillac, Bows Early Next Year http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-confirms-range-topping-cadillac-bows-early-next-year <div class="node-body article-body">GM will build the 4-door Cadillac at its Detroit-Hamtramck, MI, assembly plant, where it recently invested $384 million in tools and equipment for the car.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-confirms-range-topping-cadillac-bows-early-next-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-confirms-range-topping-cadillac-bows-early-next-year#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Cadillac Future Products CTS Elmiraj ITS World Congress Johan de Nysschen Mary Barra XTS Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:45:00 +0000 1121381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cadillac Elmiraj concept car likely basis of new top-of-the-line Cadillac sedan.</strong></p> Composite Suspension Underpins Sanluis Rassini Racing Venture http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/composite-suspension-underpins-sanluis-rassini-racing-venture <div class="node-body article-body">Together with PPG Fiber Glass and Polystrand, Sanluis Rassini will invest $5 million to support an entry in the Grand Touring Lite classification of the Sports Car Club of America. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/composite-suspension-underpins-sanluis-rassini-racing-venture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/composite-suspension-underpins-sanluis-rassini-racing-venture#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Suppliers Suspension Thermoplastic Bob Friedrichs Continuous Fiber Thermoplastic Composite Detroit Three Norman Jacobs Sanluis Rassini Volkswagen Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:11:00 +0000 1120431 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Continuous Fiber Thermoplastic Composite leaf springs of Sanluis Rassini race car.</strong></p> Auto parts executives indicted in U.S. on price-fixing charges http://wardsauto.com/auto-parts-executives-indicted-us-price-fixing-charges <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>DETROIT, Sept 18 (Reuters) - A federal grand jury in Detroit on Thursday indicted seven executives from two Japanese auto parts makers on charges of price fixing, the U.S. Department of Justice said.</p> <p>Four executives from Mitsubishi Electric Corp were charged with conspiring to fix prices of auto parts including starter motors, alternators and ignition coils that were sold to six auto manufacturers in the United States and elsewhere.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-parts-executives-indicted-us-price-fixing-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Supply Chain Suppliers North America U.S. Laws/Law Enforcement OE-Supplier Relations Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:18:00 +0000 1120911 at http://wardsauto.com GM Recalling Natural Gas-Powered Vans http://wardsauto.com/gm-recalling-natural-gas-powered-vans <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker is recalling about 3,200 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans from the '11 to '14 model years because they may have a gas leak that could cause a fire.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-recalling-natural-gas-powered-vans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) GM's Recall Crisis Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:23:00 +0000 1120511 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-127 <div class="field-byline"> Jim Irwin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">BorgWarner boosting EGR technology output in China; Ford experiments with expanding SYNC capabilities; truck bed, exhaust-system suppliers sign on with Toyota in Texas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-127" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-127#comments Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Germany BMW BorgWarner Ford Toyota Component Electric Vehicles Global Sources Information & Entertainment Li-ion OE-Supplier Relations Production AMS ASI Automatic Labs Forma Automotive Penn Engineering PROFIL Voss Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:33:00 +0000 1119991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>AMS sensor interface keeps tabs on battery charge in BMW i3.</strong></p> Mexico LV Sales Set August Record http://wardsauto.com/north-america/mexico-lv-sales-set-august-record <div class="field-byline"> Al Binder </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A stronger economy and more jobs credited with helping drive Mexico LV sales to an August record 103,753 units.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/mexico-lv-sales-set-august-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/mexico-lv-sales-set-august-record#comments Public Data Center Sales & Marketing North America Mexico August Mexico sales Mexico LV sales Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:04:00 +0000 1120001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aveo top-selling car in August, but No. 2 for year.</strong></p> Stop-Start Problems Could Put Charge Into Ultracapacitor Market http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/stop-start-problems-could-put-charge-ultracapacitor-market <div class="node-body article-body">Ultracaps, long considered too costly for widespread application in light vehicles, appear to be gaining traction – albeit ever so slowly – as electrification takes hold and automakers find the technology’s advantages harder to resist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/stop-start-problems-could-put-charge-ultracapacitor-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/stop-start-problems-could-put-charge-ultracapacitor-market#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan France Italy Ford Lamborghini Mazda PSA Suppliers Batteries Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:20:00 +0000 1115181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aventador supercar employs Maxwell ultracap.</strong></p> Acura Relies on ZF for TLX Transmission http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/acura-relies-zf-tlx-transmission <div class="node-body article-body">While parent company Honda is known for its engineering prowess, a ZF 9-speed automatic “was the best way to go” for the TLX, says the car’s chief engineer.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/acura-relies-zf-tlx-transmission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/acura-relies-zf-tlx-transmission#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Acura Automatic 9-speed 9AT Acura ASIMO Audi automatic BMW Chrysler Honda HondaJet Hyundai Jeep Land Rover Mat Hargett Rolls-Royce TL TLX transmission ZF Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:51:00 +0000 1113451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>TLX 3.5L V-6 paired with ZF 9-speed automatic.</strong></p> Safety Shouldn’t Be Disabled http://wardsauto.com/blog/safety-shouldn-t-be-disabled <div class="node-body blog-body">All vehicle safety technologies, be they old like seatbelts or new like lane-departure warning, should be mandatory, not optional.</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/safety-shouldn-t-be-disabled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/safety-shouldn-t-be-disabled#comments Blog Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Collision Avoidance Safety airbags blind-spot detection driver driver inattentiveness fatalities lane-departure warning NHTSA Safety seatbelts vehicle-to-pedestrian vehicle-to-vehicle Road Ahead Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:55:00 +0000 1116951 at http://wardsauto.com