Suppliers http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53683/more en DMS Provider Takes to the Cloud http://wardsauto.com/nada/dms-provider-takes-cloud <div class="field-deck"> 2015 NADA Conference & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California-based Advent Resources says its small size has allowed it to take dealer-management systems where the bigger competitors fear to tread.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nada/dms-provider-takes-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/nada/dms-provider-takes-cloud#comments Public Dealers Suppliers NADA North America U.S. Suppliers Dealership Management Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:36:00 +0000 1210231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Time for dealerships to join movement to cloud, Advent says.</strong></p> 2015 NAIAS: Shots From the Floor http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2015-naias-shots-floor <div class="node-body gallery-body">A photo gallery of highlights from press preview and supplier days at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2015-naias-shots-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2015-naias-shots-floor#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America - Regional U.S. Aisin Auto Makers Chrysler Dealerships Denso Ford General Motors Suppliers ZF 2015 North American International Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:42:00 +0000 1196261 at http://wardsauto.com Schaeffler Posts 5 Years of Growth http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/schaeffler-posts-5-years-growth <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Since 2009’s downturn, Schaeffler has hired 3,800 new employees (including 400 engineers), increased content per vehicle 55% and filed some 600 patents. Times are good. A top executive sees no dark clouds on the horizon.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/schaeffler-posts-5-years-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/schaeffler-posts-5-years-growth#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Auto Makers Schaeffler 2015 North American International Auto Show Component Electric Vehicles Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Product Development bearings Bruce Warmbold demonstrator vehicle FAG Ford Escape Fuel Economy INA Jeff Hemphill LuK mild hybrid MultiAir Schaeffler stop/start torque converter UniAir Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:02:00 +0000 1198201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Schaeffler North America Chief Technical Officer Jeff Hemphill with Ford Escape concept vehicle.</strong></p> TRW Pleased With First CES Display http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-pleased-first-ces-display <div class="node-body article-body">More than 170,000 analysts, techies, executives, purchasing agents and company reps attended this year’s CES from around the world to learn what’s new and on the horizon. Some 3,500 companies exhibited, including TRW.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-pleased-first-ces-display" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-pleased-first-ces-display#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Audi BMW Chevrolet Chrysler Fiat Ford Mercedes TRW Volkswagen ZF Sales & Marketing Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Brakes Future Products Product Development Purchashing Bosch Carsten Hass cloud computing Consumer electronics Show Delphi Denso John Wilkerson Las Vegas Convention Center Magna Valeo vehicle-to-infrastructure Sun, 11 Jan 2015 21:56:00 +0000 1197191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>TRW&#39;s acrylic car showing supplier content was popular among CES booth visitors.</strong></p> Valeo System Protects Pedestrians http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/valeo-system-protects-pedestrians <div class="node-body article-body">The supplier can use headlamps to project warnings along the edge of road surfaces to pedestrians at night. The technology is another step toward smarter vehicles that ultimately will be able to drive themselves, Valeo says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/valeo-system-protects-pedestrians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/valeo-system-protects-pedestrians#comments Public Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. France Valeo Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Headlamps Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Pedestrian Protection Product Development Safety 2015 Consumer Electronics Show automated parking Consumer electronics Show Cruise4U Jean-François Tarabbia SCALA laser scanner smart headlights ultrasonic sensors Valet Park4U Fri, 09 Jan 2015 12:45:00 +0000 1195641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Slide at Valeo press conference illustrates how light projection can be used to warn pedestrians.</strong></p> 2015 Consumer Electronics Show Floor http://wardsauto.com/north-america/2015-consumer-electronics-show-floor <div class="node-body gallery-body">Las Vegas this week is hosting the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, a massive conference that draws 180,000 people and extends to multiple facilities up and down the Strip. Virtually every sector of consumer electronics is represented at the show, including automotive. For the past several years, automakers and key suppliers have stepped up presence at CES. Ten automakers are participating this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/2015-consumer-electronics-show-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/2015-consumer-electronics-show-floor#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Bosch Valeo Visteon Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Autonomous Vehicles Batteries Electric Vehicles Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Manufacturing Technology Product Development Thu, 08 Jan 2015 12:12:00 +0000 1195281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Band rocks out at 3D Systems booth playing instruments made entirely from 3D printing.</strong></p> Panasonic Advances With Aupeo, eCockpit, Sync http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/panasonic-advances-aupeo-ecockpit-sync <div class="node-body article-body">At CES, the electronics supplier is rolling out its new Aupeo customized Internet radio service and emphasizing its role in developing Ford’s third-generation Sync telematics system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/panasonic-advances-aupeo-ecockpit-sync" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/panasonic-advances-aupeo-ecockpit-sync#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Ford Suppliers Electronics Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Information & Entertainment Product Development Aupeo Consumer electronics Show eCockpit MyFord Touch MyLincoln Touch North American International Auto Show Panasonic Automotive Scott Kirchner Sync Tom Gebhardt Thu, 08 Jan 2015 11:56:00 +0000 1193891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Panasonic Automotive CEO Tom Gebhardt speaks at CES 2015.</strong></p> Bosch Consolidates JV Ownership http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-consolidates-jv-ownership <div class="node-body article-body">From refrigerators and other appliances to energy creation and tools to enable “smart homes,” Bosch takes strategic steps to continue pushing well beyond its automotive expertise.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-consolidates-jv-ownership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-consolidates-jv-ownership#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Bosch Autonomous Vehicles Chassis Component Electronic Control Units (ECU) Information & Entertainment Labor & Human Resources Product Development 2015 Consumer Electronics Show ABB Cisco Consumer electronics Show hackers home appliances MEMS Mike Mansuetti Siemens smart home smart phone TRW Werner Struth ZF Tue, 06 Jan 2015 18:45:00 +0000 1193711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Robert Bosch LLC Chairman Werner Struth speaks at CES 2015.</strong></p> Lessons From the Takata Airbag Disaster http://wardsauto.com/blog/lessons-takata-airbag-disaster <div class="node-body blog-body">Automakers and suppliers must notify NHTSA about a problem immediately. Second, politicians and regulators need to adopt a more cooperative approach.</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/lessons-takata-airbag-disaster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/lessons-takata-airbag-disaster#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Honda Suppliers Toyota Politics National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Vehicles & Technology Final Inspection Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:12:00 +0000 1191441 at http://wardsauto.com As Optimism of 2014 Fades, Europe Retrenches for 2015 http://wardsauto.com/europe/optimism-2014-fades-europe-retrenches-2015 <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Automotive Outlook </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A year that began with great optimism soured as months wore on, with sales deflating from a relatively robust 1.6 million units in March to a meager 739,263 in August, according to WardsAuto data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/optimism-2014-fades-europe-retrenches-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/optimism-2014-fades-europe-retrenches-2015#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Audi BMW Faurecia Fiat Ford Honda Jaguar Jeep Land Rover Opel/Vauxhall Toyota Volkswagen Volvo Car Capacity Utilization Finance Sales Results AvtoVAZ Carlos Ghosn Didier Leroy European Central Bank European Commission Federal Reserve Jyrki Katainen Karl-Thomas Neumann Sergio Marchionne Stephen Odell Tina Mueller Yann Delabriere Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:58:00 +0000 1192201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Opel&rsquo;s closure of Bochum assembly plant painful step in European industry&rsquo;s recovery.</strong></p>