Ford http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53589/more en 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 Ford Adds 850 Jobs to Build New F-150 http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-adds-850-jobs-build-new-f-150 <div class="node-body article-body">Ford bringing some work for new F-150 in-house, including stampings and subassemblies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-adds-850-jobs-build-new-f-150" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-adds-850-jobs-build-new-f-150#comments Public Plants & Production Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Aluminum Body Component Employment Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Stamping Vehicle Assembly Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:23:00 +0000 1134721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Joe Hinrichs, president-The Americas, says the F-150 launch is going according to plan.</strong></p> Thermonuclear Pickup Truck Wars http://wardsauto.com/blog/thermonuclear-pickup-truck-wars <div class="node-body blog-body">This is going to be the greatest sales battle in the U.S. in 2015. Both strategies could turn out to be successful, but that’s not the way it usually works. </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/thermonuclear-pickup-truck-wars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/thermonuclear-pickup-truck-wars#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Ford Aluminum Exterior Manufacturing Technology Product Development Final Inspection Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:12:00 +0000 1132781 at http://wardsauto.com Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/technology-roundup-7 <div class="node-body article-body">Singapore researchers’ electric motor pulls double duty; Volvo wrings 450 hp out of 2.0L, 4-cyl. engine; Mazda’s smart headlights shine at Tokyo tech show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/technology-roundup-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/technology-roundup-7#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan New Zealand Singapore Germany Sweden Chrysler Ford General Motors Mazda Mitsubishi Volvo Car Batteries Chassis Electric Vehicles Headlamps Hybrid Vehicles Manufacturing Technology Plastic Product Development Solar Turbocharger GKN United States Advanced Battery Consortium Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:37:00 +0000 1133721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Zealander fills PHEV&rsquo;s fuel tank once since July.</strong></p> Ford Betting Big on New F-150 http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-betting-big-new-f-150 <div class="node-body article-body">Ford’s chief marketer says he expects the new aluminum-intensive F-150 to increase its market share while retaining high average-transaction prices. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-betting-big-new-f-150" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-betting-big-new-f-150#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Ford Advertising Incentives Inventories Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:09:00 +0000 1132571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Ford F-150 expected to draw conquest buyers.&nbsp;</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-130 <div class="node-body article-body">Dusseldorf welcomes IAC HQ; Brose expands Southeast Michigan operation; Mitsubishi Automotive Electric to supply Americas from Mexico base.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-130" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-130#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Australia China Mexico U.S. Malaysia Germany Continental Ford IAC ZF Climate Controls/HVAC Component Global Sources Globalization Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Internet Logistics Materials OE-Supplier Relations Sound Systems Vehicle Interiors Benecke-Kaliko Brose DuPont Mitsubishi Electric Pandora Internet radio Sage Thu, 09 Oct 2014 17:05:00 +0000 1133151 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Interior-surface production techniques in tune with China&#39;s clean-air goals.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>