Ford http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53589/more en Oz Government to Aid Industry Post-Auto Production http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/oz-government-aid-industry-post-auto-production <div class="node-body article-body">Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane says the program aims to identify new investment opportunities for Australian industry as it transitions from its traditional base to new, higher value-added and globally linked manufacturing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/oz-government-aid-industry-post-auto-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/oz-government-aid-industry-post-auto-production#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Australia Ford Holden Toyota Politics Employment Labor & Human Resources Production Restructuring Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:53:00 +0000 1145901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota production leaving Australia by end of 2017.</strong></p> Why $3 Gasoline Problematic http://wardsauto.com/north-america/why-3-gasoline-problematic <div class="field-deck"> SAE 2014 Convergence </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the U.S., Mercedes is offering an electric B-Class, and California customers can lease a B-Class powered by hydrogen fuel cells as part of a pilot lease program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/why-3-gasoline-problematic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/why-3-gasoline-problematic#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany Chrysler Ford Mercedes Porsche Tesla Charging Electric Vehicles Emissions Product Development Sales Results Alan Amici B-Class electric Elon Musk Harald Kroeger Jim Buczkowski John McElroy plug-in hybrid Porsche Panamera S550 Tesla UConnect Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1142371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat Chrysler&rsquo;s Alan Amici at Convergence panel session.</strong></p> Cars Growing Increasingly Intelligent http://wardsauto.com/north-america/cars-growing-increasingly-intelligent <div class="field-deck"> SAE 2014 Convergence </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With NFC, “we can now add things like unpairing, which is something that we really, really want to promote people to do, especially if you’re driving rental cars and so on,” says Ford's Jim Buczkowski. “You don’t want to leave any of your identity in the vehicle. Often today, we’re so quick to get out of the vehicle, we don’t do that.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/cars-growing-increasingly-intelligent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/cars-growing-increasingly-intelligent#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany Chrysler Ford Mercedes Autonomous Vehicles Electronics Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Information & Entertainment Product Development Safety Voice Activation Alan Amici Apple Convergence Flextronics Google Harald Kroeger iPhone 6 J.D. Power Jim Buczkowski Kent Helfrick near-field communication self-driving cars UConnect voice recognition Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:31:00 +0000 1142121 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford&rsquo;s Jim Buczkowski and Flextronics&rsquo; Kent Helfrick speak at Convergence.</strong></p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/technology-roundup <div class="node-body article-body">BorgWarner turbocharger helps new Volvo fight above weight; cloudy forecast for Visteon HMI technology; Harman system gives NVH silent treatment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/technology-roundup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/technology-roundup#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center North America U.S. BorgWarner Chrysler Ford General Motors Visteon Volvo Car Diesel Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Li-ion Lighting Sound Systems Tires Turbocharger Vehicle Interiors Cooper Tire Freescale Semiconductor Harman Kiekert Renesas U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:24:00 +0000 1142171 at http://wardsauto.com Ford’s Fields Bullish on F-150 Launch, Tesla Model S Competitor http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-s-fields-bullish-f-150-launch-tesla-model-s-competitor <div class="node-body article-body">“We have driven the Model S,” the chief executive says. “We’ve torn it down, we’ve put it back together (and) we drove it again. (We’re) very familiar with that product.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-s-fields-bullish-f-150-launch-tesla-model-s-competitor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-s-fields-bullish-f-150-launch-tesla-model-s-competitor#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers North America U.S. Ford Tesla Finance Ford F-150 Mark Fields Tesla Model S Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:30:00 +0000 1142111 at http://wardsauto.com Danger Awaits If Driving Experience Doesn’t Mimic Personal Tech http://wardsauto.com/north-america/danger-awaits-if-driving-experience-doesn-t-mimic-personal-tech <div class="field-deck"> SAE 2014 Convergence </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As learning new technology comes to some buyers more naturally than others, automakers need to find ways to mimic the easy-to-use interface found in personal communication devices, such as smartphones and tablets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/danger-awaits-if-driving-experience-doesn-t-mimic-personal-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/danger-awaits-if-driving-experience-doesn-t-mimic-personal-tech#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler Ford Autonomous Vehicles Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) automated autonomous Christian Gerdes Chrysler David Strickland driverless Ford HMI James Buczkowski Marios Zenios NHTSA SAE Convergence Stanford Venable Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1139561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Venable&#39;s David Strickland at SAE Convergence.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-131 <div class="node-body article-body">IAC doubles down in China; Huf handles expansion in Tennessee; France’s AdduXi launches U.S. manufacturing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-131" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-131#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Serbia Ford IAC Capacity Utilization Electronics Employment Global Sources Globalization Lighting OE-Supplier Relations Plastic Tires Vehicle Interiors Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:16:00 +0000 1136361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;10 Mustang early adopter of LED lighting.</strong></p> Ford F-150 a ‘Bold Move’ For Industry, Vehicle Line Manager Says http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-f-150-bold-move-industry-vehicle-line-manager-says <div class="node-body article-body">The new ’15 F-150 boasts a new aluminum body over a frame composed of different steel alloys. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-f-150-bold-move-industry-vehicle-line-manager-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-f-150-bold-move-industry-vehicle-line-manager-says#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Aluminum Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Product Development Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:45:00 +0000 1135581 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Ford F-150 offers opportunity for both aluminum and steel providers.&nbsp;</strong></p> Got You Covered http://wardsauto.com/blog/got-you-covered <div class="node-body blog-body">I thought efforts to limit distracted driving were spreading. Standing intact, however, is the apparent belief one can’t enjoy listening to Tom Petty without seeing his face grinning from a corner of the touchscreen. </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/got-you-covered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/got-you-covered#comments Blog U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors Hyundai Lexus Toyota Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Sound Systems Road Ahead Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1135481 at http://wardsauto.com Don’t Underestimate Steel http://wardsauto.com/blog/don-t-underestimate-steel <div class="node-body blog-body">The ’15 F-150 will be a success because it is a boldly engineered product with a fiercely loyal customer base, not because of what it’s made of. </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/don-t-underestimate-steel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/don-t-underestimate-steel#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Aluminum Product Development Steel Final Inspection Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1133921 at http://wardsauto.com