ArcelorMittal Chinese steel JV to supply global, domestic OEMs; small Michigan companies get chance to fill supply bills for Detroit Three; Hikaru Sugi steps down as CEO of Denso’s North American operations....More
Connectivity isn’t limited to luxury models; Chinese at all income levels want better interfaces, more services and more data. “Everyone has a digital lifestyle,” market researcher Thilo Koslowski says....More
An unprecedented convergence of government and public interest in decreasing pollution has put more pressure on automakers to respond. In the past, the OEMs successfully lobbied to extend compliance deadlines....More
Bosch U.K. says the past decade has seen increasing numbers of diesel cars fitted with advanced components, such as common-rail diesel and stop/start, that have significantly lowered both emissions and operating costs....More
Magna, Chinese partner for front-end-module JV; Chevy sources brake, chassis components from Grede North American foundries; Engineering students have designs on €100,000 top prize in Valeo competition....More
The scalable system, which bases at $6,400 and rises to about $50,000 with all the bells and whistles, allows dealers to supply a thorough, data-driven printed diagnostic report to vehicle owners in minutes....More
The program was targeted at devising a toolkit that would reduce the time it takes to develop the human-machine interface, which puts controls for everything from the vehicle’s radio to advanced active-safety systems in front of the driver....More
Several new diesel vehicles are entering the U.S. market, including five Audis and the Mercedes E250 sedan. A University of Michigan study finds favorable long-term cost of ownership for diesels....More
Bosch’s iBooster operates electromechanically, does not require vacuum from the engine and recovers almost all the energy lost in typical braking. It uses electrical current only during braking....More
Bosch’s research in Palo Alto, CA, and Abstatt, Germany, centers on fusing together the capabilities of short-range radar, long-range radar, video cameras, Lidar and other sensors to establish 360-degree visibility around a moving vehicle....More
For the 23rd year in a row, top powertrain engineers from around the world gathered to celebrate the winners of the Wards 10 Best Engines competition. Trophies were awarded at a ceremony in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show.
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.