Lear http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53705/more en UAW Takes Lear Organizing Demands to Shareholders http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/uaw-takes-lear-organizing-demands-shareholders <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szcezsny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Protesters voiced UAW demands for better wages and respect for workers’ right to join a union, particularly in the South, where anti-union sentiment is high. The Lear plants at the center of the protest are located in Alabama and are non-union.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/uaw-takes-lear-organizing-demands-shareholders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/uaw-takes-lear-organizing-demands-shareholders#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers North America U.S. Hyundai Lear Component Labor & Human Resources OE-Supplier Relations Safety Mon, 18 May 2015 13:43:00 +0000 1282911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Conditions at Hyundai supplier Lear not sitting well with UAW.</strong></p> Student Designers Honored at WardsAuto Interiors Conference http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/student-designers-honored-wardsauto-interiors-conference-0 <div class="field-deck"> 2015 WardsAuto Interiors Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The assignment was to design an interior for a 2030 compact CUV with self-driving capabilities. Ten seniors from the Transportation Design Dept. at CCS took on the challenge. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/student-designers-honored-wardsauto-interiors-conference-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/student-designers-honored-wardsauto-interiors-conference-0#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. IAC Lear 2015 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Fri, 15 May 2015 21:35:00 +0000 1282861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Jeongyoo Kim accepts 2015 Grand Prize award&nbsp;for design of 2030 CUV interior concept at WardsAuto Interiors Conference.</strong></p> Joe Wilssens 2015 Student Design Awards http://wardsauto.com/2015/2015-student-design-awards <div class="node-body gallery-body">Jeongyoo Kim won the grand prize for a concept that features modular seating and a centrally located steering wheel that allows front-seat occupants to face rear-seat passengers during autonomous driving, but also provides a strong, highly bolstered center seat to provide necessary support during off-roading adventures.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/2015/2015-student-design-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/2015/2015-student-design-awards#comments Public 2015 U.S. IAC Lear 2015 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Fri, 15 May 2015 21:23:00 +0000 1282931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>IAC EcoBlend and Lear Design Innovation awards recognize specific aspects of student designs.</strong></p> Alabama Dispute Strains UAW-Lear Relationship http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/alabama-dispute-strains-uaw-lear-relationship <div class="node-body article-body">Lear says tests conducted by it and OSHA show air quality in the Renosol plant, which makes foam for seat cushions used by Hyundai supplier Lear, is at acceptable levels. It also contends the UAW is staging the dispute to win support for its organizing effort at Renosol.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/alabama-dispute-strains-uaw-lear-relationship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/alabama-dispute-strains-uaw-lear-relationship#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers North America U.S. Hyundai Lear Component Labor & Human Resources OE-Supplier Relations United Auto Workers (UAW) Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:34:00 +0000 1263731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Workers say foam in seats for Alabama-built Hyundais making them sick.</strong></p> Students Envision Self Drivers for 2030 http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/students-envision-self-drivers-2030 <div class="node-body article-body">The assignment is to design the interior of a compact CUV or SUV aimed at active professionals who want a car that drives itself on daily commutes but who also want the option to physically drive in the country on weekends. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/students-envision-self-drivers-2030" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/students-envision-self-drivers-2030#comments Public Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. IAC Lear Autonomous Vehicles Future Products Interior Vehicle Interiors Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1257891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Instructor Brian Stoeckel&nbsp;(foreground)&nbsp;discusses early design sketches with CCS&nbsp;student Fred Zehao Liu.</strong></p> Photo credit: Sherrie Savage CCS Students Present Autonomous CUV Designs http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/ccs-students-present-autonomous-cuv-designs <div class="node-body gallery-body">In its sixth collaboration with the College for Creative Studies and sponsors Lear and IAC, WardsAuto challenged transportation design students to create a compact CUV for 2030 that is autonomous on daily commutes, but becomes a driver’s car on weekends.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/ccs-students-present-autonomous-cuv-designs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/ccs-students-present-autonomous-cuv-designs#comments Public Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. IAC Lear Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:21:00 +0000 1259511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fred Zhao Liu&rsquo;s project is futuristic Honda compact CUV.</strong></p> Suppliers Wild Card in North American Output Surge http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/suppliers-wild-card-north-american-output-surge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/suppliers-wild-card-north-american-output-surge#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers North America North America - Regional 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> From the Floor: 2014 WardsAuto Interiors Conference http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/floor-2014-wardsauto-interiors-conference <div class="node-body gallery-body">More than 500 people attended the recent WardsAuto Interiors Conference in Dearborn, MI, to hear two compelling keynote speeches and eight panel sessions. Also honored at the conference were winners of the 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors and the College for Creative Studies Student Design Competition. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/floor-2014-wardsauto-interiors-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/floor-2014-wardsauto-interiors-conference#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Chrysler Continental Faurecia General Motors JCI Lear Visteon 2014 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Carbon Fiber Cockpit Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Plastic Product Development Seats Vehicle Interiors Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:32:00 +0000 1029871 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-108 <div class="node-body article-body">Lear expands in Morocco; SRG Global doubles capacity at Mexico facility; software maker Dassault clicks with BMW on i3 development.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-108" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-108#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Austria China Mexico India U.S. Morocco BMW Lear Magna Meritor Mini Nissan SAIC Tesla Toyota Batteries Capacity Utilization Design Electric Vehicles Global Sources Globalization Hybrid Vehicles Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Production Purchashing Vehicle Assembly Brakes India Dassault Magna Steyr NEC Panasonic SAKOR SRG Global Thu, 08 May 2014 18:40:00 +0000 1015571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Panasonic battery pack integrated into Model S chassis.</strong></p> WardsAuto Names 2014 Design Competition Finalists http://wardsauto.com/student-design-competition/wardsauto-names-2014-design-competition-finalists <div class="field-deck"> 2014 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The student projects, currently on display at WardsAuto booth 1209 at the SAE World Congress, also will be on exhibit at the WardsAuto Interiors conference May 21 at The Henry hotel in Dearborn, MI.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/student-design-competition/wardsauto-names-2014-design-competition-finalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/student-design-competition/wardsauto-names-2014-design-competition-finalists#comments Public Vehicles & Technology Student Design Competition North America U.S. Lear 2014 SAE World Congress Interior Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:30:00 +0000 992721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Arkadiy Okhman explains his 2025 pickup concept to judges.</strong></p>