BMW http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53559/more en Study Offers Road Map for Fuel-Cell-Vehicle Growth http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-offers-road-map-fuel-cell-vehicle-growth <div class="node-body article-body">The study says a key to hydrogen's potential success is clustering hydrogen-fuel infrastructure in urban or regional networks, limiting initial costs and creating an early market for the technology before committing to full national deployment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-offers-road-map-fuel-cell-vehicle-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-offers-road-map-fuel-cell-vehicle-growth#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan Germany BMW Daimler Honda Hyundai Nissan Toyota Fuel-Cell Vehicles Logistics fueling infrastructure Joan Ogden University of California-Davis Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:22:00 +0000 1088131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>University of California, Davis researcher Joan Ogden, shown with Honda FCX Clarity, bullish on hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles&rsquo; future.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123 <div class="node-body article-body">Axalta expands in Mexico; Bosch looks to Vietnam for latest Asian expansion; Mitsubishi Rayon acquires carbon-fiber plastics supplier Wethje.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China Mexico U.S. Finland Germany Vietnam BMW BorgWarner Bosch General Motors Porsche Automatic Capacity Utilization Carbon Fiber Component Electronics Finance Global Sources Globalization Instrument Panel Lane-Departure Warning Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:05:00 +0000 1090321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chevrolet, Buick, GMC shift to BorgWarner solenoid valves.</strong></p> Korea Output, Domestic Sales Up in First-Half 2014 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai’s domestic market share through June was 49.0%, followed by Kia, 30.9%; GM Korea, 10.2%; Renault Samsung, 5.2%; and Ssangyong, 4.7%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Audi BMW General Motors Hyundai Kia Mercedes Samsung Ssangyong Volkswagen Production Sales Results Trade Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:33:00 +0000 1085931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sonata leads way as Hyundai maintains domestic dominance.</strong></p> Toyota-BMW Engine Collaboration Spins Off Sports Cars http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-bmw-engine-collaboration-spins-sports-cars <div class="node-body article-body">BMW reportedly is leading the development of the cars’ chassis, banking on its experience with aluminum, carbon fiber and high-strength steel to create a lighter and stiffer composite body structure, while Toyota is focusing on high-performance hybrid technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-bmw-engine-collaboration-spins-sports-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-bmw-engine-collaboration-spins-sports-cars#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Japan Germany BMW Toyota Sales & Marketing Aluminum Carbon Fiber Exterior Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Manufacturing Technology Product Development Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:55:00 +0000 1082951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>FT-1 concept possible starting point for next-gen Supra coupe.</strong></p> Cadillac Rolling Globally, Seeks Traction in U.S. http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/cadillac-rolling-globally-seeks-traction-us <div class="node-body article-body">Global Cadillac sales jumped 30% and improved 22.1% in the U.S. in 2013, according to WardsAuto data. But for the first half of this year, Cadillac’s U.S. sales slipped 1.0% against an industry that was ahead 4.0% and a luxury market up 7.0%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/cadillac-rolling-globally-seeks-traction-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/cadillac-rolling-globally-seeks-traction-us#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. BMW Cadillac Lexus Lincoln Mercedes Incentives Sales Results Jim Vurpillat Uwe Ellinghaus Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1080601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Coupe intended to spur flagging ATS sales.</strong></p> Research, Salesmanship Equal Priorities for Autoliv http://wardsauto.com/supply-chain/research-salesmanship-equal-priorities-autoliv <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We have preferred-partner status on what we are doing today,” Autoliv America President Steve Fredin says. “But we are also investing in new things. We are in a box. They say, ‘You are a seatbelt supplier, why talk to us about a radar system?’”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/supply-chain/research-salesmanship-equal-priorities-autoliv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/supply-chain/research-salesmanship-equal-priorities-autoliv#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Autoliv BMW Bosch Continental Daimler Delphi Denso Ford Toyota 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Airbags Cameras Future Products OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Radar Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:30:00 +0000 1081881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Autoliv America President Steve Fredin (far left) at MBS panel discussion.</strong></p> Japanese Automakers Boost Exports From Europe http://wardsauto.com/europe/japanese-automakers-boost-exports-europe <div class="node-body article-body">More than two-thirds of all Japanese-brand models sold in Europe now are produced there, an industry group says. Imports from Japan fell to 371,576 units in 2013, down 8.2% from 401,870 compared with prior-year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/japanese-automakers-boost-exports-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/japanese-automakers-boost-exports-europe#comments Premium World Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Africa - Regional Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional Middle East - Regional North America - Regional South America - Regional Japan BMW Daimler Honda Hyundai Nissan PSA Toyota Capacity Utilization Employment Fuel-Cell Vehicles Globalization Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) Product Development Production Purchashing Trade Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:59:00 +0000 1077901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota expanding Yaris output at French plant.</strong></p> Rolls Confirms Convertible for 2016 http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/rolls-confirms-convertible-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker says the new car is undergoing a rigorous process of prototype testing as it enters its next stage of development.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/rolls-confirms-convertible-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/rolls-confirms-convertible-2016#comments Premium Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Rolls Royce Future Products Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:47:00 +0000 1077411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rolls says new model to build on success of cars such as Wraith.</strong></p> 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> 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>