Asia Pacific http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53479/more en Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-7 <div class="node-body article-body">Bosch doubles down on Vietnam R&D; automakers, utilities look to minimize EV charging’s burden on electrical grid; Detroit Three consortium bankrolls more EV battery research.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-7#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Vietnam United Kingdom BMW Bosch Chrysler Ford General Motors Honda Nissan Autonomous Vehicles Carbon Fiber Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Electric Vehicles Electronics Globalization Li-ion Product Development Electric Power Research Institute Luxfer Gas Cylinders U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:02:00 +0000 1072391 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nissan phasing in autonomous-drive features under CEO Ghosn.</strong></p> Hyundai, Kia Unions Threaten Strike Over Wage Demands http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-unions-threaten-strike-over-wage-demands <div class="node-body article-body">A top union official says if the hotly contested wage-recalculation demand isn’t resolved, “all perish together.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-unions-threaten-strike-over-wage-demands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-unions-threaten-strike-over-wage-demands#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea Hyundai Kia Labor & Human Resources Unions Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:35:00 +0000 1073601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Third of Hyundai&rsquo;s total global volume emanates from Korean plants.</strong></p> 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> 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> 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> UPDATE 2-Honda profit beats estimates but U.S. sales dented http://wardsauto.com/update-2-honda-profit-beats-estimates-us-sales-dented <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* April-June oper profit up 7.1 pct, beats forecasts</p> <p>* FY oper profit outlook raised to 770 bln yen from 760 bln</p> <p>* Honda's N.American Q1 operating profit down 6 pct</p> <p>* Production at new Mexico plant slower than expected -exec</p> <p>* Still aims for annual US sales target of 1.55 mln vehicles (Adds executive comment, North American profit decline, Brazil and China information)</p> <p>By Yoko Kubota</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-honda-profit-beats-estimates-us-sales-dented" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Japan Finance Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:32:13 +0000 1069581 at http://wardsauto.com Oz Students Claim EV Speed Record http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/oz-students-claim-ev-speed-record <div class="node-body article-body">The Sunswift eVe from the University of New South Wales achieved an average speed of 62.1 mph over the 500-km run, bettering the previous world record of 45.36 mph.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/oz-students-claim-ev-speed-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/oz-students-claim-ev-speed-record#comments Premium Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Electric Vehicles Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:59:00 +0000 1069231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sunswift eVe put to test on 2.6-mile track at Australian Automotive Research Center.</strong></p> India Car Sales Show Fitful Upturn; Light Trucks Lag http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/india-car-sales-show-fitful-upturn-light-trucks-lag <div class="node-body article-body">Car sales’ return to positive territory comes as customer interest shifts from entry-level and midsize small hatchbacks to premium hatchbacks and entry-level sedans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/india-car-sales-show-fitful-upturn-light-trucks-lag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/india-car-sales-show-fitful-upturn-light-trucks-lag#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Honda Hyundai Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Tata Sales Results Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1065141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Xylo launched in 2011 newer member of Mahindra&rsquo;s aging lineup.</strong></p> GM Korea Reaches Tentative Wage Deal, Averting Strike http://wardsauto.com/gm-korea-reaches-tentative-wage-deal-averting-strike <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">As part of the labor deal, GM is reversing an earlier decision not to make the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze at the Gunsan plant. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-korea-reaches-tentative-wage-deal-averting-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea Labor & Human Resources Vehicle Assembly Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:32:00 +0000 1068921 at http://wardsauto.com Nissan Expects Takata to Pay All Costs Related to Airbag Recall http://wardsauto.com/nissan-expects-takata-pay-all-costs-related-airbag-recall <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Nissan, Japan's second-biggest automaker by global sales, recalled 755,500 vehicles globally in June over potentially explosive airbags, supplied by Takata. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nissan-expects-takata-pay-all-costs-related-airbag-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Suppliers Japan Finance Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:43:00 +0000 1068941 at http://wardsauto.com