Volkswagen http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53669/more en U.K. Jumping Gun on Driverless Cars, Survey Shows http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-jumping-gun-driverless-cars-survey-shows <div class="node-body article-body">SmartWitness Managing Director Simon Marsh says two-thirds of motorists believe the government is premature in allowing driverless cars on U.K. roads and more tests are needed to ensure the safety of the new technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-jumping-gun-driverless-cars-survey-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-jumping-gun-driverless-cars-survey-shows#comments Premium Politics Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Ford Honda Mercedes Nissan Opel/Vauxhall Volkswagen Volvo Car Politics Autonomous Vehicles Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:49:00 +0000 1088021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hands on wheel, please, survey respondents say.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123 <div class="node-body article-body">Axalta expands in Mexico; Bosch looks to Vietnam for latest Asian expansion; Mitsubishi Rayon acquires carbon-fiber plastics supplier Wethje.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China Mexico U.S. Finland Germany Vietnam BMW BorgWarner Bosch General Motors Porsche Automatic Capacity Utilization Carbon Fiber Component Electronics Finance Global Sources Globalization Instrument Panel Lane-Departure Warning Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:05:00 +0000 1090321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chevrolet, Buick, GMC shift to BorgWarner solenoid valves.</strong></p> Korea Output, Domestic Sales Up in First-Half 2014 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai’s domestic market share through June was 49.0%, followed by Kia, 30.9%; GM Korea, 10.2%; Renault Samsung, 5.2%; and Ssangyong, 4.7%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/korea-output-domestic-sales-first-half-2014#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Audi BMW General Motors Hyundai Kia Mercedes Samsung Ssangyong Volkswagen Production Sales Results Trade Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:33:00 +0000 1085931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sonata leads way as Hyundai maintains domestic dominance.</strong></p> From Fantastic to Bizarre http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/fantastic-bizarre <div class="node-body gallery-body">Metro Detroit hosted the 20th annual Woodward Dream Cruise this past weekend, and the event truly has become Motor City Mardi Gras. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/fantastic-bizarre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/fantastic-bizarre#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Chevrolet Jaguar Nissan Porsche Design Exterior Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Vehicle Interiors Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000 1087111 at http://wardsauto.com Export Markets New Combat Zone for Indian Automakers http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic automakers and global manufacturers’ Indian subsidiaries are exporting, or will export, both fully assembled vehicles and kits for local assembly in the importing country. Their market reach is worldwide.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Honda Hyundai Jeep Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Renault Tata Volkswagen Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1082031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Datsun GO helps Nissan become India&rsquo;s No.2 exporter.</strong></p> Japanese Automakers Recovering From China Turbulence http://wardsauto.com/politics/japanese-automakers-recovering-china-turbulence <div class="node-body article-body">Japanese automakers’ combined share of the Chinese market in first-half 2014 was 16.5%, a slight uptick from 16.4% a year ago, but well short of the more than 20% level before the 2012 islands dispute.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/japanese-automakers-recovering-china-turbulence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/japanese-automakers-recovering-china-turbulence#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Japan Ford General Motors Honda Hyundai Nissan Toyota Volkswagen Globalization Sales Results Trade China Association of Automobile Manufacturers Fitch Ratings Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:39:00 +0000 1080411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda Crider among best-selling Japanese models in China.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-121 <div class="node-body article-body">Size matters in Continental’s DCT control unit for Audi; Cooper Standard targets Asia-Pacific markets from Shanghai base; state helps Michigan supplier build up, clean up.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-121" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-121#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China Mexico U.S. Germany Audi Continental Subaru Body Dual Clutch (DCT) Globalization Information & Entertainment OE-Supplier Relations Restructuring Challenge Manufacturing Clarion Cooper Standard Stoneridge Voith Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:35:00 +0000 1079461 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>STARLINK infotainment system debuts on &rsquo;15 Outback.</strong></p> VW Working on FCVs, Sustainable Fuels http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/vw-working-fcvs-sustainable-fuels <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Volkswagen has developed a new engine that works well with B20 diesel. But the fuel in the U.S. is not as stable as the product elsewhere, so the new engine will be available in Canada but not the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/vw-working-fcvs-sustainable-fuels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/vw-working-fcvs-sustainable-fuels#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Audi Volkswagen Volkswagen 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Diesel Electric Vehicles Flex-Fuel Vehicles Fuel-Cell Vehicles Future Products Globalization Product Development biodiesel biofuels CAFE California California zero-emissions fuel cells fueling infrastructure Oliver Schmidt sustainable fuels Toyota VW of America Wolfsburg zero-emissions vehicles Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:58:00 +0000 1077771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Oliver Schmidt, general manager of VW of America&rsquo;s Engineering and Environmental Office.</strong></p> Reporter Notebook: A Dauch By Any Other Name http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/reporter-notebook-dauch-any-other-name <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WardsAuto writers pass along the buzz at this week’s Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/reporter-notebook-dauch-any-other-name" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/reporter-notebook-dauch-any-other-name#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. American Axle Chrysler General Motors Nissan Volkswagen 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Labor & Human Resources Product Development Center for Automotive Research Chattanooga David Dauch Dick Dauch Diversified Tooling Group Focus: Hope Jay Baron John Basso Mustafa Mohatarem Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:15:00 +0000 1076571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mustafa Mohatarem</strong></p> VW Plans 60 Models From Single Architecture http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/vw-plans-60-models-single-architecture <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Launch difficulties aside, MQB offers “enormous flexibility,” says an R&D executive. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/vw-plans-60-models-single-architecture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/vw-plans-60-models-single-architecture#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers North America U.S. Volkswagen Plants & Production 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Flexible Manufacturing Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:35:00 +0000 1076381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lemke</strong> <strong>touts versatility</strong>.</p>