Tata http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53651/more en Will CARB’s Eased ZEV Rules Grow Cleaner-Car Demand? http://wardsauto.com/politics/will-carb-s-eased-zev-rules-grow-cleaner-car-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Regulators are granting Volvo, Mitsubishi, Mazda, JLR and Subaru an added hybrid option and a later compliance date of Jan. 1, 2018, by which time each company will be expected to have an approved pure ZEV or hybrid transitional ZEV on the market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/will-carb-s-eased-zev-rules-grow-cleaner-car-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/will-carb-s-eased-zev-rules-grow-cleaner-car-demand#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Jaguar Land Rover Mazda Mitsubishi Subaru Tesla Volvo Car Electric Vehicles Emissions Engines Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Sales Results Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:04:00 +0000 1302421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mitsubishi launching Outlander PHEV in U.S. next year.</strong></p> FCA, Tata Expanding Indian SUV Production Capacity http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-tata-expanding-indian-suv-production-capacity <div class="node-body article-body">Initial products to be assembled from kits on the 100,000-unit-capacity line are 5- and 7-seat SUVs being developed jointly by Tata and its Jaguar and Land Rover subsidiaries. Codenamed Q501 and Q502, the vehicles are due on the market in 2017. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-tata-expanding-indian-suv-production-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-tata-expanding-indian-suv-production-capacity#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific India Fiat Jaguar Land Rover Tata Capacity Utilization Engine Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Globalization Product Development Vehicle Assembly Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1302391 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New models would join Safari in Tata&rsquo;s limited SUV lineup.&nbsp;</strong></p> JLR Researchers Getting Inside Drivers’ Heads http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-researchers-getting-inside-drivers-heads <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker’s JLR Sixth Sense research borrows advanced sports, medicine and aerospace technology to monitor the driver’s heart rate, respiration and levels of brain activity to identify stress, fatigue and lack of concentration.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-researchers-getting-inside-drivers-heads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-researchers-getting-inside-drivers-heads#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Jaguar Land Rover Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Collision Avoidance Electronic Control Units (ECU) Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Seats Fri, 19 Jun 2015 18:06:00 +0000 1300981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Technology expands on human-machine interface.</strong></p> Smartphone Remote Control Belies ‘Hang Up and Drive’ http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/smartphone-remote-control-belies-hang-and-drive <div class="node-body article-body">Future possibilities for the JLR technology could include greater autonomous functionality where the driver gives a command from the handset to traverse an obstacle or exit a parking space, and the car does the rest.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/smartphone-remote-control-belies-hang-and-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/smartphone-remote-control-belies-hang-and-drive#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Jaguar Land Rover Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Collision Avoidance Electronics Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1299471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Remote control Range Rover Sport research vehicle demonstrates how driver could operate vehicle from outside car using smartphone.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> JLR Technology ‘Reads’ Roads to Spot Potholes http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-technology-reads-roads-spot-potholes <div class="node-body article-body">JLR’s Mike Bell says the Range Rover Evoque research vehicle can identify the location and severity of road hazards and adjust the suspension in milliseconds. The automaker believes the information could be shared with other road users.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-technology-reads-roads-spot-potholes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-technology-reads-roads-spot-potholes#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Jaguar Land Rover Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Collision Avoidance Future Products Fri, 12 Jun 2015 09:02:00 +0000 1296591 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Road-hazard alerts likely feature of autonomous cars, JLR says.</strong></p> Tata Plots Comeback With Reinvented Nano City Car http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tata-plots-comeback-reinvented-nano-city-car <div class="node-body article-body">“This is a make-or-break opportunity for Tata,” Girish Wagh, senior vice president-product planning and the original Nano’s chief engineer, says of the extensively upgraded Nano GenX.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tata-plots-comeback-reinvented-nano-city-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tata-plots-comeback-reinvented-nano-city-car#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Jaguar Land Rover Tata Manufacturing Technology Product Development Social Media Tue, 02 Jun 2015 09:19:00 +0000 1283841 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GenX teased on Facebook prior to sales launch.</strong></p> Slump in U.K. Export Build Continues in April http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/slump-uk-export-build-continues-april <div class="node-body article-body">Production for the home market climbed 11.1% last month, raising the 4-month total 19.4% to 135,445 units, but export orders fell 7.6% to leave output through April down 7.0% at 395,060.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/slump-uk-export-build-continues-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/slump-uk-export-build-continues-april#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe United Kingdom Bentley Honda Jaguar Land Rover Mini Production Trade Fri, 29 May 2015 09:10:00 +0000 1288981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Continental GT to be joined by new SUV in Bentley lineup.</strong></p> OEMs Take Map Pockets in Many Directions http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/oems-take-map-pockets-many-directions <div class="node-body gallery-body">The map pocket has become a vital storage bin in today's vehicles, clearly used for much more than folded paper roadmaps. A smattering of photos from the 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors field shows the varying approaches as automakers attempt to maximize the utility of this space.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/oems-take-map-pockets-many-directions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/oems-take-map-pockets-many-directions#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany United Kingdom BMW Cadillac Chevrolet Dodge Ford GMC Jeep Kia Land Rover Lexus Mercedes Ram Toyota Volkswagen Interior Plastic Product Development Vehicle Interiors Fri, 08 May 2015 11:13:00 +0000 1275471 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Quick Hits http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-quick-hits <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A concise summation of all 42 interiors evaluated as part of the 2015 competition. Many of these comments are taken directly from score sheets submitted by WardsAuto editors. Prices listed are sticker.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-quick-hits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-quick-hits#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Italy United Kingdom Acura Alfa Romeo BMW Chevrolet Chrysler Ford Infiniti Kia Land Rover Lexus Mazda Mercedes Mitsubishi Volkswagen Aluminum Cameras Carbon Fiber Cockpit Electric Vehicles Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Plastic Product Development Seatbelts Seats Acura TLX Alfa Romeo 4C BMW i3 BMW i8 Cadillac Escalade Chrysler 300C Ford Mustang Honda CR-V Infiniti QX80 Jeep Renegade Kia Sorento Land Rover Discovery Sport Lexus RC 350 Mercedes CLS400 SRT Hellcat Subaru Outback Thu, 07 May 2015 10:10:00 +0000 1274731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Spectacular wood trim extends to second-row armrest of Infiniti QX80.</strong></p> One-off Graphic Distinguishes 6 Millionth Land Rover http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/one-graphic-distinguishes-6-millionth-land-rover <div class="node-body article-body">The same graphic was projected on the wall of the Solihull manufacturing facility to mark the moment when the 6 millionth vehicle rolled off the production line. The vehicle was displayed at the Shanghai Auto Show. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/one-graphic-distinguishes-6-millionth-land-rover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/one-graphic-distinguishes-6-millionth-land-rover#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe United Kingdom Land Rover Sales & Marketing Production Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:51:00 +0000 1263761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Unique graphic projected as 6 millionth Land Rover comes off line.</strong></p>