Europe http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53478/more en New for ’20: The HALcat http://wardsauto.com/blog/new-20-halcat <div class="node-body blog-body">Engines are becoming more potent as the self-driving car keeps evolving. Will the smart cars of the future use their horsepower for good and not evil? </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/new-20-halcat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/new-20-halcat#comments Blog Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. United Kingdom Chevrolet Dodge Ford Jaguar Land Rover Autonomous Vehicles Engines Road Ahead Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1063461 at http://wardsauto.com ZF Courting TRW for Car Connectivity, Self-Driving Savvy http://wardsauto.com/zf-courting-trw-car-connectivity-self-driving-savvy <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">An executive with the privately held German supplier says TRW is well-positioned to help it expand into areas such as Internet-enabled and autonomous-driving technology.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/zf-courting-trw-car-connectivity-self-driving-savvy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Autonomous Vehicles Finance Global Sources Information & Entertainment Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:11:00 +0000 1063681 at http://wardsauto.com Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-6 <div class="node-body article-body">Linde Group helps put more fuel-cell vehicles on Vienna streets; EPA to run engine simulation with ANSYS software; Henkel provides technology package to German aluminum processor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-6#comments Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Austria U.S. Germany Italy United Kingdom Uzbekistan BMW Honda Jaguar Land Rover Mercedes Aerodynamics Aluminum Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Electric Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Emissions Engine Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Manufacturing Technology AB Dynamics ANSYS Dassault Henkel Linde Group Trelleborg Trimet Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:20:00 +0000 1062751 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>System dampens NVH in EVs with range extenders.</strong></p> Unaware of VW-FCA Merger Talk, Porsche Holding Company Chair Says http://wardsauto.com/unaware-vw-fca-merger-talk-porsche-holding-company-chair-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Wolfgang Porsche, supervisory board chairman of Volkswagen majority owner Porsche Automobil Holding, says he doesn't "know anything about talks with Fiat" after a German magazine reported VW was interested in buying all or part of Fiat Chrysler Group. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/unaware-vw-fca-merger-talk-porsche-holding-company-chair-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Germany Italy Restructuring Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:23:00 +0000 1063251 at http://wardsauto.com EU Raising Stake in Fuel-Cell, Hydrogen Technology http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-raising-stake-fuel-cell-hydrogen-technology <div class="node-body article-body">The public-private partnership’s calls for proposals include projects ranging from mobile fuel-cell technology development to the rollout of refueling infrastructure.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-raising-stake-fuel-cell-hydrogen-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-raising-stake-fuel-cell-hydrogen-technology#comments Premium Politics Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Unspecified Companies Politics European Commission Fuel-Cell Vehicles Future Products Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:22:00 +0000 1061471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Expanding refueling infrastructure key element of fuel-cell initiative.</strong></p> Luxury Brands Nudge Spain Used-Vehicle Prices Upward http://wardsauto.com/europe/luxury-brands-nudge-spain-used-vehicle-prices-upward <div class="node-body article-body">Many customers seeking social prestige but unable to afford a new car are showing interest in used models such as the Audi A3, A4 and A6; BMW118, 220, 320 and X5; and some Mercedes products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/luxury-brands-nudge-spain-used-vehicle-prices-upward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/luxury-brands-nudge-spain-used-vehicle-prices-upward#comments Premium Retail Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Dealerships Europe Spain Audi BMW Dealerships Mercedes Volkswagen Remarketing Sales Results Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:44:00 +0000 1061591 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Used market lets buyers ‟make real the car of our dreams,&rdquo; industry-watcher says.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-118 <div class="node-body article-body">BorgWarner ignition coils spark Daimler GDI engines; Faurecia North America opens HQ in suburban Detroit; Cadillac steers ATS business to ZF-Bosch joint venture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-118" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-118#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico U.S. Romania BorgWarner Bosch Cadillac Continental Faurecia Maserati Mercedes Mini Skoda Volkswagen ZF Aluminum Chassis Component Electronic Control Units (ECU) Gasoline Global Sources Globalization Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Tires Turbocharger Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:55:00 +0000 1061691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aluminum turbocharger eases catalytic converter&rsquo;s workload.</strong></p> Fiat-Chrysler Could Be Good Fit With VW http://wardsauto.com/blog/fiat-chrysler-could-be-good-fit-vw <div class="node-body blog-body">VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech long has had his eye on the Alfa Romeo brand, but would the rest of Fiat-Chrysler fit? Maybe not as badly as you would think at first blush.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/fiat-chrysler-could-be-good-fit-vw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/fiat-chrysler-could-be-good-fit-vw#comments Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe North America U.S. Germany Italy Chrysler Fiat Volkswagen Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Globalization Final Inspection Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:34:00 +0000 1062381 at http://wardsauto.com Car Sales Up 10th Straight Month in Europe http://wardsauto.com/car-sales-10th-straight-month-europe <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Association of European Carmakers data shows new-car sales rose 4.3% last month and the first-half total was 6.2% better than like-2013.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/car-sales-10th-straight-month-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Sales Results Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:04:00 +0000 1062031 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 1-VW plans 5 bln euros in cutbacks to boost brand margins http://wardsauto.com/update-1-vw-plans-5-bln-euros-cutbacks-boost-brand-margins <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* VW may cease models, cut procurement costs</p> <p>* VW brand trails 6 pct profit margin goal</p> <p>* VW drawing up new mid-term group efficiency program (Adds CEO quote, detail and background)</p> <p>HAMBURG/BERLIN, Germany, July 15 (Reuters) - Volkswagen plans to cut costs at its core passenger-car brand by about 5 billion euros ($6.8 billion) per year from 2017, according to documents obtained by Reuters on Tuesday.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-vw-plans-5-bln-euros-cutbacks-boost-brand-margins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Germany Finance Purchashing Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:19:43 +0000 1060401 at http://wardsauto.com