JCI http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53704/more en Interiors Uncertainty Could Benefit Lear, CEO Says http://wardsauto.com/industry/interiors-uncertainty-could-benefit-lear-ceo-says <div class="field-deck"> 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Everybody’s trying to figure out where the business goes as far as Johnson Controls,” Lear’s Simoncini says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/interiors-uncertainty-could-benefit-lear-ceo-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/interiors-uncertainty-could-benefit-lear-ceo-says#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers North America CAR Management Briefing Seminars Industry U.S. Interiors Miscellaneous IAC JCI Lear Magna Toyota Management & Strategy 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Global Sources Vehicle Interiors Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:34:00 +0000 1328461 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Simoncini: &ldquo;Customers get nervous&rdquo; when uncertainty in supply sector.</strong></p> Full View Photography Mega-Platforms Enable Lightweighting – But Risky, Too http://wardsauto.com/industry/mega-platforms-enable-lightweighting-risky-too <div class="field-byline"> Bill Visnic </div> <div class="field-deck"> 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">JCI’s Jeff Williams says the shift to mega-platforms will place new pressure on suppliers’ quality, reliability and systems control. A major engineering miscue on a mega-platform will be, well, a mega-mistake.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/mega-platforms-enable-lightweighting-risky-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/mega-platforms-enable-lightweighting-risky-too#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers CAR Management Briefing Seminars Industry U.S. Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology World Miscellaneous Ford General Motors JCI 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Chassis Globalization Product Development Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1325521 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Supply dynamics changing,&nbsp;JCI&#39;s&nbsp;Williams notes.</strong></p> Full View Photography JCI, LTU Pair Up for Battery Research http://wardsauto.com/industry/jci-ltu-pair-battery-research <div class="node-body article-body">A new dynamometer at Lawrence Tech’s campus will allow students and JCI engineers to work jointly on powertrain systems, such as a new dual-voltage stop-start system coming to market in 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/jci-ltu-pair-battery-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/jci-ltu-pair-battery-research#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America - Regional Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines U.S. Technology Miscellaneous BMW JCI Emissions Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Product Development Purchashing dynamometer engineer Johnson Controls Lawrence Technological University Mary Ann Wright research University of Wisconsin Wed, 20 May 2015 11:15:00 +0000 1283651 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Visitors to Johnson Controls Vehicle Engineering Systems Lab at Lawrence Tech watch as engineers prepare BMW 3-Series for test run.</strong></p> Tom Murphy Dyno Dedication Sparks JCI, LTU Tie-up http://wardsauto.com/industry/dyno-dedication-sparks-jci-ltu-tie <div class="node-body gallery-body">Asked how students and JCI engineers will split time with the dyno, MaryAnn Wright says the workload for both groups will be seamless and integrated. JCI also will fund research to be done with the dyno, and students will be assigned projects and other work.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/dyno-dedication-sparks-jci-ltu-tie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/dyno-dedication-sparks-jci-ltu-tie#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America - Regional Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines U.S. Technology Miscellaneous BMW JCI Emissions Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Product Development Wed, 20 May 2015 11:10:00 +0000 1283671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Virinder Moudgil, president of Lawrence Technological University, and JCI&#39;s MaryAnn Wright at dyno&nbsp;dedication.</strong></p> Smarter, Lighter, Stronger Materials Seen for Future Interiors http://wardsauto.com/industry/smarter-lighter-stronger-materials-seen-future-interiors <div class="field-deck"> 2015 WardsAuto Interiors Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Graphene to create conductive surfaces and seats using glass fiber and carbon fiber hybrid structural components are just two ideas seen for tomorrow’s innovative interior materials.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/smarter-lighter-stronger-materials-seen-future-interiors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/smarter-lighter-stronger-materials-seen-future-interiors#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America 2015 Industry Materials Interiors WardsAuto Interiors Conference Technology World Miscellaneous JCI Carbon Fiber Plastic Vehicle Interiors 2015 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Wed, 13 May 2015 16:55:00 +0000 1280471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Robert Eller speaks at innovative materials session of 2015 WardsAuto Interiors Conference.</strong></p> Joe Wilssens What Would Mao Drive? Regardless, Today’s Chinese Like Luxury Cars http://wardsauto.com/technology/what-would-mao-drive-regardless-today-s-chinese-luxury-cars <div class="field-deck"> 2015 WardsAuto Interiors Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Conspicuous consumption is evident in what once was a bicycle-riding nation of people who drably dressed the same in order to blend in.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/what-would-mao-drive-regardless-today-s-chinese-luxury-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/what-would-mao-drive-regardless-today-s-chinese-luxury-cars#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America Industry China U.S. WardsAuto Interiors Conference Technology Miscellaneous JCI 2015 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Wed, 13 May 2015 16:16:00 +0000 1280481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Modern China &ldquo;is a status-centric society,&rdquo; Gould says.</strong></p> Self-Driving Concept Highlights Production-Ready Tech http://wardsauto.com/industry/self-driving-concept-highlights-production-ready-tech <div class="node-body article-body">The design’s most eye-catching idea is a rotating table located on the center console.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/self-driving-concept-highlights-production-ready-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/self-driving-concept-highlights-production-ready-tech#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Autonomous Vehicles HMI U.S. Interiors Technology Miscellaneous JCI Autonomous Vehicles Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Interior Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:31:00 +0000 1219381 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><strong>&ldquo;Swingback&rdquo; feature holds seat in standard fixed position, while upper seatback pivots 18 degrees.</strong><span style="background:#FFF4F4"><o:p></o:p></span></p> Johnson Controls Autonomous Concept http://wardsauto.com/technology/johnson-controls-autonomous-concept <div class="node-body gallery-body">At the recent North American International Auto Show, interiors supplier Johnson Controls revealed a refreshingly realistic vision of the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/johnson-controls-autonomous-concept" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/johnson-controls-autonomous-concept#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Autonomous Vehicles HMI U.S. Interiors Technology Miscellaneous JCI Autonomous Vehicles Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Interior Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:30:00 +0000 1219411 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/industry/supplier-roundup <div class="node-body article-body">Emitec comes under Continental umbrella; Bosch adds second R&D operation in Vietnam; Halla Visteon Climate Control expands into South America.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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 Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America South America Industry Brazil China HMI U.S. Safety Technology Germany Vietnam Interiors Technology Miscellaneous Autoliv Bosch Continental JCI Visteon Airbags Climate Controls/HVAC Global Sources Product Development Restructuring Seatbelts Seats Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:35:00 +0000 1085311 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>JCI test facility allows real-time crash monitoring.</strong></p> Johnson Controls Reorganizes Interiors Product Development http://wardsauto.com/industry/johnson-controls-reorganizes-interiors-product-development <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We know if we stopped investing in innovation we would be out of business in one business cycle,” says Johnson Controls’ Han Hendriks. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/johnson-controls-reorganizes-interiors-product-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/johnson-controls-reorganizes-interiors-product-development#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America - Regional CAR Management Briefing Seminars Interiors Technology Miscellaneous JCI 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Interior Product Development Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:30:00 +0000 1083001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hans Hendriks, vice president-Advanced Product Development and Sales</strong></p>