Denso http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53698/more en Mcity Sets Stage for Self-Driving at Willow Run? http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-sets-stage-self-driving-willow-run <div class="node-body article-body">Ann Arbor’s Mcity test track includes four traffic lights, an underpass, metal bridge deck, gravel roadways and parking spaces that are angled, perpendicular and parallel. Efforts are under way to open a similar but larger facility nearby in Ypsilanti.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-sets-stage-self-driving-willow-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-sets-stage-self-driving-willow-run#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Autoliv Bosch Delphi Denso Faurecia Ford General Motors Honda Nissan Toyota TRW ZF Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Pedestrian Protection Product Development Radar Safety Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:22:00 +0000 1316621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes GL test vehicle cruises past makeshift storefronts at Mcity in Ann Arbor.</strong></p> Tom Murphy Mcity Autonomous Vehicle Test Track http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-autonomous-vehicle-test-track <div class="node-body gallery-body">Located on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mcity is a $10 million 32-acre (13-ha) test track with roundabouts, bike lanes, a tree canopy and 4-way intersections to simulate small-town traffic situations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-autonomous-vehicle-test-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-autonomous-vehicle-test-track#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Autoliv Bosch Chevrolet Delphi Denso Ford Honda Nissan Toyota TRW ZF Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Collision Avoidance Product Development Safety Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:21:00 +0000 1316641 at http://wardsauto.com Powertrain Tech Dominated This Year’s JSAE http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/powertrain-tech-dominated-year-s-jsae <div class="node-body article-body">New engines from Toyota and Honda, transmissions from Aisin and hybrid systems from several suppliers were among the highlights from the Japan exhibition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/powertrain-tech-dominated-year-s-jsae" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/powertrain-tech-dominated-year-s-jsae#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Aisin Denso Honda Mitsubishi Toyota Continuously Variable (CVT) Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Wed, 08 Jul 2015 09:49:00 +0000 1310561 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>Mitsubishi&rsquo;s exhibit included building blocks for Outlander Plug-In.<o:p></o:p></b></p> Duramax Seeks Tow-Hold Among Compact Trucks http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/duramax-seeks-tow-hold-among-compact-trucks <div class="node-body article-body">Block, head, pistons, connecting rods and crankshaft are among carry-over parts on 2.8L diesel slated for Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, but unique features include an exhaust brake and torque converter with vibration-absorbing qualities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/duramax-seeks-tow-hold-among-compact-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/duramax-seeks-tow-hold-among-compact-trucks#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Asia Pacific - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Thailand Chevrolet Denso GMC Emissions Engine Fuel Economy Product Development centrifugal pendulum absorber Chevy Colorado CPA Diesel Duramax turbodiesel GM Thailand GMC Canyon Honeywell Nemak Rayong Scott Yackley SCR Tupy Wentzville Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:56:00 +0000 1303111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Duramax 2.8L 4-cyl. churns out 369 lb.-ft. (500 Nm) of twist at 2,000 rpm, trouncing 3.6L gasoline V-6.</strong></p> Autonomous Vehicles Coming, But Not Slam Dunk You May Have Read About http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/autonomous-vehicles-coming-not-slam-dunk-you-may-have-read-about <div class="field-deck"> 2015 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The industry won’t leap to producing autonomous vehicles overnight, industry insiders say. Instead there will be a multistage transition to driverless cars that likely will take more than 20 years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/autonomous-vehicles-coming-not-slam-dunk-you-may-have-read-about" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/autonomous-vehicles-coming-not-slam-dunk-you-may-have-read-about#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Continental Denso Honda 2015 SAE World Congress Autonomous Vehicles Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:39:00 +0000 1263891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda&rsquo;s Yokoyama: &ldquo;Feels like a race is under way.&rdquo;</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 LCV Concept Fleshes Out Iveco’s Dual Energy System http://wardsauto.com/europe/lcv-concept-fleshes-out-iveco-s-dual-energy-system <div class="node-body article-body">The concept’s fully automated load management uses sensors that identify the goods and then indicate the correct positioning of the different parcels within the vehicle interior.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/lcv-concept-fleshes-out-iveco-s-dual-energy-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/lcv-concept-fleshes-out-iveco-s-dual-energy-system#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Bosch Denso Iveco ZF Design Electric Vehicles Emissions Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:09:00 +0000 1139551 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Iveco concept LCV features two propulsion systems.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Japanese Government, Industry on Joint Safety Crusade http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/japanese-government-industry-joint-safety-crusade <div class="node-body article-body">World Health Organization statistics show Japan reported 5.2 traffic deaths per 100,000 people in 2010. ITS Japan Chairman and Toyota technical advisor Hiroyuki Watanabe hopes to reduce that to below 2.6 by 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/japanese-government-industry-joint-safety-crusade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/japanese-government-industry-joint-safety-crusade#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan Acura Aisin Denso Honda Toyota Politics Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Lidar Product Development ITS World Congress Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:01:00 +0000 1121761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Driver taken for ride by automated Acura in downtown Detroit.</strong></p> ITS World Congress Technology Showcase http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/its-world-congress-technology-showcase <div class="node-body gallery-body">Detroit's Belle Isle is hosting a Technology Showcase this week as part of ITS World Congress, which is dedicated to a future of connected, autonomous vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/its-world-congress-technology-showcase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/its-world-congress-technology-showcase#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Chevrolet Denso Ford General Motors Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Collision Avoidance Future Products Pedestrian Protection Product Development Safety Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:11:00 +0000 1113511 at http://wardsauto.com Research, Salesmanship Equal Priorities for Autoliv http://wardsauto.com/supply-chain/research-salesmanship-equal-priorities-autoliv <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We have preferred-partner status on what we are doing today,” Autoliv America President Steve Fredin says. “But we are also investing in new things. We are in a box. They say, ‘You are a seatbelt supplier, why talk to us about a radar system?’”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/supply-chain/research-salesmanship-equal-priorities-autoliv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/supply-chain/research-salesmanship-equal-priorities-autoliv#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Autoliv BMW Bosch Continental Daimler Delphi Denso Ford Toyota 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Airbags Cameras Future Products OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Radar Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:30:00 +0000 1081881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Autoliv America President Steve Fredin (far left) at MBS panel discussion.</strong></p>