Chrysler http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53564/more en Functional System Safety Critical as Vehicles Grow More Complex http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/functional-system-safety-critical-vehicles-grow-more-complex <div class="field-deck"> 2015 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers and their supplier partners must create a system safety-validation plan that clearly defines who is responsible for what during the product-creation process, panelists say. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/functional-system-safety-critical-vehicles-grow-more-complex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/functional-system-safety-critical-vehicles-grow-more-complex#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler Suppliers 2015 SAE World Congress Autonomous Vehicles Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:36:00 +0000 1264861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Systems quality engineer Meg Novacek says young engineering talent hard to find.&nbsp;</strong></p> SAE Panel: ICE, With Increasing Efficiency, Here to Stay http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/sae-panel-ice-increasing-efficiency-here-stay <div class="field-deck"> 2015 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Technologies such as direct injection and variable valve timing have made the internal combustion engine very efficient, panelists concur. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/sae-panel-ice-increasing-efficiency-here-stay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/sae-panel-ice-increasing-efficiency-here-stay#comments Public World Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology World BorgWarner Bosch Chrysler Ford Schaeffler 2015 SAE World Congress Engines Transmissions Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:22:00 +0000 1263981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Schaeffler&rsquo;s Hemphill worries about expensive engine tech.</strong></p> 3D Printing Allows FCA to Peer Into Soul of an Axle http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/3d-printing-allows-fca-peer-soul-axle <div class="node-body article-body">New-generation, high-temperature resins are enabling FCA to print transparent prototype axle housings that allow engineers to see the inner workings of the axle and optimize lubrication flow.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/3d-printing-allows-fca-peer-soul-axle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/3d-printing-allows-fca-peer-soul-axle#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler Chassis Product Development Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:01:00 +0000 1261131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>FCA&rsquo;s plastic-encased test axle.</strong></p> Inner Beauty for the Masses http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/inner-beauty-masses <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Editors selected the Ward’s 10 Best Interiors after spending February and March evaluating 42 new interiors and scoring them on design aesthetics, materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value, fit-and-finish and driver information. Trophies will be awarded May 13.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/inner-beauty-masses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/inner-beauty-masses#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Italy BMW Chrysler Ford GMC Honda Jeep Kia Mazda Mercedes Nissan Aluminum Carbon Fiber Cockpit Electric Vehicles Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Information & Entertainment Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Vehicles in Operation BMW i3 C400 Chrysler 300C Ford F-150 King Ranch GMC Canyon Honda Fit Jeep Renegade Kia Sedona Mazda6 Mercedes C-Class Nissan Murano Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1260201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nissan Murano interior punctuated by smooth, flowing lines extending from IP to center console.</strong></p> Dodge Charger: Judging for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/dodge-charger-judging-2015-wards-10-best-interiors <div class="node-body video-body">WardsAuto's Byron Pope shares his thoughts on the Dodge Charger, a nominee in the 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors competition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/dodge-charger-judging-2015-wards-10-best-interiors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/dodge-charger-judging-2015-wards-10-best-interiors#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. Dodge Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:35:00 +0000 1260331 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Winners http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winners <div class="node-body gallery-body">An extensive package profiling the winners will appear on WardsAuto.com beginning April 27 and will be featured in the May issue of WardsAuto World digital magazine.</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/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winners#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany BMW Chrysler Ford GMC Honda Jeep Kia Mazda Mercedes Nissan Aluminum Carbon Fiber Cockpit Electric Vehicles Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:52:00 +0000 1260281 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Nominees Roundtable - Part Four http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominees-roundtable-part-four <div class="node-body video-body">WardsAuto editors gather for a roundtable discussion of several vehicles vying for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors honors. Vehicles discussed include: Toyota Sienna and Ram ProMaster City.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominees-roundtable-part-four" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominees-roundtable-part-four#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. Ram Toyota Interior Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:16:00 +0000 1259381 at http://wardsauto.com Local UAW-GM Tiff May Herald Fractious Contract Talks http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/local-uaw-gm-tiff-may-herald-fractious-contract-talks <div class="node-body article-body">The dispute at Wentzville illustrates workers’ concerns over eroding perquisites, imposition of alternative work schedules and other work-rule concessions. Management insists the changes have improved efficiency and competitiveness.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/local-uaw-gm-tiff-may-herald-fractious-contract-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/local-uaw-gm-tiff-may-herald-fractious-contract-talks#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors Labor & Human Resources Production United Auto Workers (UAW) Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:07:00 +0000 1257801 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>UAW balks at pressure to fill orders for hot-selling GMC Canyon.</strong></p> Ford Holding Strong Against Van Competition; FCA Forecast to Grow http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-holding-strong-against-van-competition-fca-forecast-grow <div class="node-body article-body">In small and large commercial vans, Ford still leads, gaining sales momentum while losing share.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-holding-strong-against-van-competition-fca-forecast-grow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-holding-strong-against-van-competition-fca-forecast-grow#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler Ford Mercedes Nissan Vehicles in Operation Chevrolet Chevy Econoline FCA Ford General Motors gm GMC Hyundai Mercedes Nissan NV NV200 ProMaster Ram Sprinter Transit Transit Connect Van vans Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1256391 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford Transit slightly underperforming Econoline.</strong></p> OEMs Reimagining Interiors, Competition Finds http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/oems-reimagining-interiors-competition-finds <div class="node-body article-body">From entry-level economy cars and rear-wheel-drive sport coupes to luxury plug-in hybrids and a raft of utility vehicles, this year’s Ward’s 10 Best Interiors pool finds automakers thinking creatively about passenger compartments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/oems-reimagining-interiors-competition-finds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/oems-reimagining-interiors-competition-finds#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Acura BMW Cadillac Chevrolet Chrysler Ford GMC Honda Hyundai Infiniti Jeep Kia Lexus Lincoln Mercedes Nissan Toyota Cockpit Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Safety Seats 300C Alfa Romeo 4C Camry Canyon Challenger Charger Colorado CR-V Edge Escalade Fit Hellcat i3 i8 King Ranch Lexus RC Lincoln MKC Black Label Mazda6 Mercedes C400 MKZ Mustang NX QX80 Renegade S550 Sedona Subaru Legacy Wed, 08 Apr 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1254261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong><em>WardsAuto</em> editors Christie Schweinsberg, Steve Finlay, Jim Irwin and Drew Winter inspect prototype Volvo XC90, which will be part of next year&rsquo;s competition.</strong></p>