Faurecia http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53700/more en Mcity Sets Stage for Self-Driving at Willow Run? http://wardsauto.com/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/mcity-sets-stage-self-driving-willow-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/mcity-sets-stage-self-driving-willow-run#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America - Regional Autonomous Vehicles U.S. Safety Technology Technology Miscellaneous 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 Suppliers Battered By Russian Auto-Industry Slump http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/suppliers-battered-russian-auto-industry-slump <div class="node-body article-body">The decision by Faurecia, which manufactures components such as seats, interiors and exhaust systems, to partially suspend operations may disrupt Russian production by major automakers including PSA Peugeot Citroen and Ford.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/suppliers-battered-russian-auto-industry-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/suppliers-battered-russian-auto-industry-slump#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Analysis Industry Russia Data & Insights Miscellaneous Faurecia Ford PSA Component Global Sources Globalization Local Content OE-Supplier Relations Production Purchashing Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1315751 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>French supplier Faurecia mothballs just-completed Russia plant.</strong></p> Cars Lose Weight, One Part at a Time http://wardsauto.com/technology/cars-lose-weight-one-part-time <div class="field-deck"> 2015 WardsAuto Interiors Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Auto industry concentrates more than ever on designing weight out of vehicles.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/cars-lose-weight-one-part-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/cars-lose-weight-one-part-time#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. WardsAuto Interiors Conference Technology Miscellaneous Auto Makers Faurecia Magna Suppliers 2015 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Vehicles & Technology Thu, 14 May 2015 19:05:00 +0000 1281711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lambert describes holy grail of lightweight seats.</strong></p> HUD, Virtual Reality Next Step Toward Autonomous Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/industry/hud-virtual-reality-next-step-toward-autonomous-vehicles <div class="field-deck"> 2015 WardsAuto Interiors Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Enhanced heads-up displays will allow consumers to begin to trust vehicle safety systems such as lane departure warning and automated braking, paving the way for wider acceptance of more advanced autonomous-vehicle technology.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/hud-virtual-reality-next-step-toward-autonomous-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/hud-virtual-reality-next-step-toward-autonomous-vehicles#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry HMI U.S. WardsAuto Interiors Conference Technology Miscellaneous Auto Makers Continental Faurecia Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) 2015 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Wed, 13 May 2015 16:23:00 +0000 1280381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Wahnschaff: Significant explosion in HUD applications coming.</strong></p> Joe Wilssens As Optimism of 2014 Fades, Europe Retrenches for 2015 http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/optimism-2014-fades-europe-retrenches-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/optimism-2014-fades-europe-retrenches-2015#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Analysis Europe - Regional Industry Data & Insights Miscellaneous 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> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/supplier-roundup <div class="node-body article-body">Delphi plugs into Antaya’s connector technology; Kentucky lands new Faurecia, Aleris investments; Guardian Industries sheds two subsidiaries.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/supplier-roundup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/supplier-roundup#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Analysis Industry Engines China India U.S. Materials Safety Technology Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Interiors Luxembourg Technology Data & Insights Miscellaneous Auto Makers Delphi Faurecia Magna Tenneco Aluminum Capacity Utilization Chassis Electronics Emissions Finance Global Sources Globalization Production Seats Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:19:00 +0000 1124791 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Seating expands Magna&rsquo;s product portfolio in India.</strong></p> Wised-Up Suppliers Expand for New Tech, Not More Volume http://wardsauto.com/blog/wised-suppliers-expand-new-tech-not-more-volume <div class="node-body blog-body">Even when running near 100% capacity, auto supplier margins are razor thin, so investing millions in new construction based on OEM sales projections and economic forecasts takes a major leap of faith.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/wised-suppliers-expand-new-tech-not-more-volume" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/wised-suppliers-expand-new-tech-not-more-volume#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. Technology IdeaXChange Data & Insights Miscellaneous Aisin Bosch Chrysler Continental Faurecia Capacity Utilization Product Development Vehicles & Technology Final Inspection Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:22:00 +0000 1113391 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/industry/supplier-roundup <div class="node-body article-body">Continental makes Newport News news; BorgWarner, Faurecia expand emissions-control capabilities; Alcoa sheds inefficient Italian aluminum smelter.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/supplier-roundup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/supplier-roundup#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Analysis Industry Engines U.S. Materials Japan Italy Technology Data & Insights Miscellaneous BorgWarner Continental Faurecia Federal-Mogul Aluminum Capacity Utilization Component Employment Global Sources Logistics Production Turbocharger Alcoa Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:45:00 +0000 1098321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BorgWarner steps up emissions technology output at Illinois plant.</strong></p> Suppliers Wild Card in North American Output Surge http://wardsauto.com/industry/suppliers-wild-card-north-american-output-surge <div class="node-body article-body">“The industry is in good shape. We’re not over our skis,” Visteon CEO Tim Leuliette says. “Not just Visteon, but as an industry we are all running pretty good balance sheets and being very conservative.”</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/suppliers-wild-card-north-american-output-surge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/suppliers-wild-card-north-american-output-surge#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers North America Analysis Industry North America - Regional Data & Insights Miscellaneous Bosch Chrysler Continental Faurecia Ford General Motors JCI Lear TRW Visteon Volkswagen ZF Capacity Utilization Production Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:49:00 +0000 1068141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM Arlington assembly plant employee Mark Magallon shines Chevy Tahoe badge.</strong></p> Faurecia Opens $30 Million NA Headquarters http://wardsauto.com/industry/faurecia-opens-30-million-na-headquarters <div class="node-body article-body">Since auto sales and production began recovering, the supplier has gone from about 20 manufacturing sites in North America to 47.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/faurecia-opens-30-million-na-headquarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/faurecia-opens-30-million-na-headquarters#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. Interiors Technology Data & Insights Miscellaneous Faurecia Capacity Utilization Globalization Interior Product Development Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:57:00 +0000 1061701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Faurecia CEO Yann Delabriere addresses well-wishers at new NA headquarters.</strong></p>