Ford http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53589/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’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> 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 Ford Reveals Pro Trailer Backup Assist System for F-150 http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-reveals-pro-trailer-backup-assist-system-f-150 <div class="node-body article-body">The system allows the trailer to be maneuvered with the twist of a knob while the truck automatically steers its wheels and limits vehicle speed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-reveals-pro-trailer-backup-assist-system-f-150" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-reveals-pro-trailer-backup-assist-system-f-150#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Thu, 21 May 2015 04:01:00 +0000 1284471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>System lessens time required to back up a trailer.</strong></p> GM’s Barra, Reuss See Chevy Camaro Back on Top http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-barra-reuss-see-chevy-camaro-back-top <div class="node-body article-body">A redesigned ’15 Ford Mustang has knocked Camaro from the top spot this year, leading the sales race through April by a margin of 42,995 to 24,229.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-barra-reuss-see-chevy-camaro-back-top" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-barra-reuss-see-chevy-camaro-back-top#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Ford Future Products Sales Results Wed, 20 May 2015 11:59:00 +0000 1283711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM CEO Barra chats with Camaro enthusiasts.</strong></p> Here’s Mud on Yer Lens http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/here-s-mud-yer-lens <div class="field-byline"> Bill Visnic </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ford thinks it’s high time rearview cameras get washed – and it is. But as vehicles become more autonomous, will that be good enough?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/here-s-mud-yer-lens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/here-s-mud-yer-lens#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford TRW Volkswagen Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Department of Transportation (DOT) Safety Mon, 18 May 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1274651 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford&rsquo;s all-new &rsquo;15 Edge CUV fits washable camera in grille to enable 360-degree view and active-parking functions, but washing system not on rearview camera.</strong></p> Detroit Three, Nissan Supplier Relations Worsen http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/detroit-three-nissan-supplier-relations-worsen <div class="node-body article-body">If FCA, Ford, GM and Nissan had achieved the same rise in the WRI ranking as Honda and Toyota, the four automakers collectively would have posted an estimated $2.02 billion higher operating income in 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/detroit-three-nissan-supplier-relations-worsen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/detroit-three-nissan-supplier-relations-worsen#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers North America North America - Regional Chrysler Ford General Motors Honda Nissan Toyota Purchashing Mon, 18 May 2015 04:01:00 +0000 1279321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota leads all automakers, GM and FCA&nbsp;tie for last place.</strong></p> Luxury Automakers Seek Differentiation http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/luxury-automakers-seek-differentiation <div class="field-deck"> 2015 WardsAuto Interiors Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mainstream automakers now are incorporating woods and leathers into their vehicles, leaving luxury marques scrambling to differentiate their offerings. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/luxury-automakers-seek-differentiation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/luxury-automakers-seek-differentiation#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. Continental General Motors Lincoln 2015 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Information & Entertainment Interior Vehicle Interiors Fri, 15 May 2015 14:57:00 +0000 1282551 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM&rsquo;s Bernard says luxury tastes vary by region.&nbsp;</strong></p> Lincoln Aspiring to Become Luxury Player in China http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-aspiring-become-luxury-player-china <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lincoln must clear some hurdles if it hopes to succeed in China’s competitive luxury segment. Fortunately, it does have a head start with its enduring brand image.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-aspiring-become-luxury-player-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-aspiring-become-luxury-player-china#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Lincoln Globalization Internet Marketing Tariffs Fri, 15 May 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1276901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;56 Lincoln Continental displayed at Shanghai Auto Show in front of MKZ sedan on sale in China since November.</strong></p> April Cruelest Month Yet for Russian LV Sales http://wardsauto.com/europe/april-cruelest-month-yet-russian-lv-sales <div class="node-body article-body">A spokesman says April marked a new low point in the 10 years the Association of European Businesses has tracked auto sales. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/april-cruelest-month-yet-russian-lv-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/april-cruelest-month-yet-russian-lv-sales#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Chevrolet Ford Hyundai Kia Lada Sales Results Fri, 15 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1281651 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Niva faces uphill climb as GM slashes Russian presence.</strong></p>