Europe http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53478/more en Unexpected Goodies in Boxberg, Germany http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany <div class="node-body gallery-body">Bosch hosted its biennial International Automotive Press Briefing this week at its test track in Boxberg, Germany, for more than 300 journalists from 40-some nations. The afternoon was spent test driving (or riding in) up to 40 vehicles, including the VW XL1 concept, a self-driving Tesla Model S and a Porsche 918 Spyder.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Fuel Economy Resource Center Europe - Regional North America - Regional Germany BMW Citroen Ford Honda Maserati Porsche Tesla Volkswagen Batteries Cameras Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Lidar Product Development Radar Fri, 22 May 2015 15:28:00 +0000 1285511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Self-driving Tesla Model S keeps safe distance from lead vehicle on handling track.</strong></p> Ford, FCA Production in Turkey Resumes; Renault Still Down http://wardsauto.com/ford-fca-production-turkey-resumes-renault-still-down <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A weeklong protest over working conditions and pay initially shut down parts suppliers, then spread to automakers with operations in the country.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-fca-production-turkey-resumes-renault-still-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Turkey Labor & Human Resources Production Fri, 22 May 2015 08:11:00 +0000 1285691 at http://wardsauto.com Ford’s U.K. Engine Plant Passes Milestone http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-s-uk-engine-plant-passes-milestone <div class="node-body article-body">More than 700,000 engines were built at Ford’s Bridgend operation last year, 80% of which were exported.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-s-uk-engine-plant-passes-milestone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-s-uk-engine-plant-passes-milestone#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe United Kingdom Ford Engine Thu, 21 May 2015 19:10:00 +0000 1285451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bridgend shipped 75,000 engines to U.S., Mexico so far this year.</strong></p> LCVs Big and Small Put Through Paces at U.K. Event http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/lcvs-big-and-small-put-through-paces-uk-event <div class="node-body article-body">Event Director Rob James says DRIVEit@ is more than just an exhibition; it is a live, interactive event aimed at everyone from van drivers to fleet managers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/lcvs-big-and-small-put-through-paces-uk-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/lcvs-big-and-small-put-through-paces-uk-event#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe United Kingdom Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Thu, 21 May 2015 18:49:00 +0000 1285341 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tough off-road course featured in U.K. light-commercial-vehicle show.</strong></p> After Price-Fixing Plea, Bosch Emphasizes Core Technologies http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/after-price-fixing-plea-bosch-emphasizes-core-technologies <div class="node-body article-body">Bosch’s top automotive executive says tough lessons were learned in the recent price-fixing scandal, and the company now needs to press on with next-generation vehicle technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/after-price-fixing-plea-bosch-emphasizes-core-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/after-price-fixing-plea-bosch-emphasizes-core-technologies#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Bosch Chrysler Ford General Motors TRW ZF Batteries Diesel Electric Vehicles Electronics Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Purchashing Bosch’s Automotive Technology Department of Justice internal combustion engine Mobility Solutions price fixing Rolf Bulander Thu, 21 May 2015 16:53:00 +0000 1284601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bosch Board Member Rolf Bulander&nbsp;speaks at press briefing this week in Germany.</strong></p> Tom Murphy Toyota Anything But Bearish on Russian Market http://wardsauto.com/europe/toyota-anything-bearish-russian-market <div class="node-body article-body">In addition to launching RAV4 assembly next year, Toyota plans to increase imports and possibly launch of production of B- and C-segment models targeted mainly at younger Russians. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/toyota-anything-bearish-russian-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/toyota-anything-bearish-russian-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Toyota Capacity Utilization Employment Globalization Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 21 May 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1283661 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Highlander helps Toyota absorb bumps in Russian road.</strong></p> Enhanced Mexico Trade Piques EU Automakers’ Interest http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the value of European car exports to Mexico reaching €1.3 billion ($1.4 billion) in 2014, EU automakers are assessing how exports could be increased following a trade-deal upgrade.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe North America Europe - Regional Mexico Audi BMW Mercedes Sales & Marketing European Commission Globalization Production Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 21 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1283641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Yucatan dealership among more than 20 Mercedes outlets in Mexico.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Emergency Braking Works, U.K. Accident Data Shows http://wardsauto.com/europe/emergency-braking-works-uk-accident-data-shows <div class="node-body article-body">An insurance group reports dramatic drops in personal-injury claims in Volkswagens equipped with the technology, which the automaker expects to expand to other models in its lineup.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/emergency-braking-works-uk-accident-data-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/emergency-braking-works-uk-accident-data-shows#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Volkswagen Automatic Braking Wed, 20 May 2015 16:53:00 +0000 1283831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Front Assist standard on most Golf models.</strong></p> Heirs of Italian Tradition to Unveil Supercars at Turin Show http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/heirs-italian-tradition-unveil-supercars-turin-show <div class="node-body article-body">Both limited-run models will feature high-powered V-12 engines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/heirs-italian-tradition-unveil-supercars-turin-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/heirs-italian-tradition-unveil-supercars-turin-show#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Italy Lamborghini Design Mon, 18 May 2015 18:33:00 +0000 1283621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>No name yet for Torino Design&rsquo;s low-volume supercar.</strong></p> VW's Biggest-Ever Investment in Spain May Pave Way for A1 http://wardsauto.com/europe/vws-biggest-ever-investment-spain-may-pave-way-a1 <div class="node-body article-body">The investment raises the possibility Audi A1 production CUV could be transferred to Martorell from the VW plant in Brussels, as the Spanish factory already builds the Audi Q3 and labor costs are lower there than in Belgium.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/vws-biggest-ever-investment-spain-may-pave-way-a1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/vws-biggest-ever-investment-spain-may-pave-way-a1#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Mexico Belgium Spain Audi SEAT Volkswagen Globalization Product Development Production Vehicle Assembly Mon, 18 May 2015 13:21:00 +0000 1281801 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volkswagen global purchasing chief Garcia Sanz <em>(left) </em>discusses VW&rsquo;s &euro;2.4 billion investment in Spain with Spanish President Rajoy.</strong></p>