What ADAS technologies promise is not to take away the responsibility of driving, but to make everyone behind the wheel far better drivers than they ever could be on their own, sometimes with almost superhuman senses and reflexes....More
Japan-based analysts don’t believe the Toyota fallout will be too serious for Denso and other global suppliers, as the recall largely has been centered in the U.S. and it is business-as-usual in most other markets....More
Despite reducing hybrid system weight by about 66 lbs., the overall vehicle weight increased by 110 lbs. due to new safety systems and reinforcements needed to achieve Japan’s highest crash-test rating....More
The Japanese supplier has never lost money in the U.S. but expects to do so when the fiscal year ends March 31. This is prompting a step up in kaizen activities, as well as new product introductions....More
Denso employees in Tennessee are discovering that “reduce, reuse and recycle” not only is a responsible mantra for sustainability but a great way to recover value and replenish corporate coffers....More
Last year, Hyundai was the first automaker in the world to sell a vehicle powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Hyundai Vice Chairman Woong-chul Yang makes it clear the automaker plans to be a trailblazer in hybrids as well as fuel cells....More
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.