Magna http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53706/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> <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 Autonomous Cars Tech-Ready http://wardsauto.com/technology/autonomous-cars-tech-ready <div class="field-deck"> 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We can get there with the technology,” Magna’s Swamy Kotagiri says at the Management Briefing Seminars. “The biggest hurdles relate to how much infrastructure (is necessary) and issues related to ethics and liability.”</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/autonomous-cars-tech-ready" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/autonomous-cars-tech-ready#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America CAR Management Briefing Seminars Industry North America - Regional Autonomous Vehicles Canada U.S. Safety Technology Technology Miscellaneous Magna 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Future Products Lane-Departure Warning Product Development Safety Thu, 06 Aug 2015 16:49:00 +0000 1328191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Swamy Kotagiri, chief technology officer of Magna International.</strong></p> Full View Photography Electric Axle Business Spinning Up for GKN http://wardsauto.com/industry/electric-axle-business-spinning-gkn <div class="node-body article-body">As automakers maximize the potential of vehicle platforms, a GKN executive says the electric rear axle is a simple way to convert a front-drive architecture to a fuel-saving hybrid that also enables AWD when necessary.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/electric-axle-business-spinning-gkn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/electric-axle-business-spinning-gkn#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Analysis Europe - Regional Industry North America - Regional Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines U.S. Japan Technology United Kingdom Data & Insights Miscellaneous American Axle Audi BMW Magna Porsche ZF Component Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Sales Results Transmissions Audi A3 e-tron BMW i8 disconnecting axle electric axle Ferrari LaFerrari Fiat 500X GKN GKN Driveline Jeep Cherokee Jeep Renegade Lamborghini Asterion Mike Manley Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Porsche 918 Spyder Ray Kuczera Volvo XC90 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1310711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW i8 plug-in hybrid&nbsp;integrates GKN electric drive&nbsp;on front axles.&nbsp;</strong></p> BMW North America Ford, Conti Simplify Trailer Backup http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-conti-simplify-trailer-backup <div class="node-body article-body">Ford’s Pro Trailer Backup Assist, developed with Magna, and Continental’s Trailer Reverse Assist use a separate knob to steer the truck while in reverse. The driver turns it to the right if he wants the trailer to go in that direction, and vice versa.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-conti-simplify-trailer-backup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-conti-simplify-trailer-backup#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America - Regional Autonomous Vehicles U.S. Safety Technology Technology Miscellaneous Continental Ford Magna Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Future Products Product Development Android Apple automated parking Power-over-Ethernet Pro Trailer Backup Assist rear camera module surround view tablet trailer Trailer Reverse Assist Wi-Fi Fri, 12 Jun 2015 09:34:00 +0000 1290651 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>With Conti system, tablet allows driver to exit vehicle and maneuver vehicle and trailer.</strong></p> Tom Murphy 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> Automakers Must Adapt to Changing World, Experts Say http://wardsauto.com/technology/automakers-must-adapt-changing-world-experts-say <div class="field-deck"> 2015 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">OEMs must work with other industries, including consumer electronic firms and software companies, panelists advise.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/automakers-must-adapt-changing-world-experts-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/automakers-must-adapt-changing-world-experts-say#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Autonomous Vehicles U.S. Safety Technology SAE World Congress Technology Miscellaneous Honda Magna Autonomous Vehicles Collision Avoidance Future Products 2015 SAE World Congress Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:26:00 +0000 1265991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Magna&rsquo;s Kotagiri says supplier working to develop systems that eliminate accidents.</strong></p> Automated Driving Piques Chinese Consumers’ Interest http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/automated-driving-piques-chinese-consumers-interest <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szczesny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The prevailing view that automated systems first will be used in Europe and North America is being challenged by Chinese interest in what Magna International executive Frank O’Brien calls the digital lifestyle.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/automated-driving-piques-chinese-consumers-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/automated-driving-piques-chinese-consumers-interest#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Autonomous Vehicles China HMI Technology Miscellaneous Auto Makers Continental Magna Autonomous Vehicles Future Products Globalization Internet Product Development Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:30:00 +0000 1137671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW, Chinese Internet giant Baidu co-developing driverless car.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/industry/supplier-roundup <div class="node-body article-body">TomTom mapping technology finds way into Bosch cockpit electronics; Magna Closures adds to hardware portfolio; Magneti Marelli’s new Michigan plant to supply FCA.</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 Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Canada Engines China HMI Mexico U.S. Materials Safety Technology Technology Miscellaneous Bosch Chrysler Delphi Fiat Magna Renault Collision Avoidance Component Exterior Finance Global Sources Internet Materials Navigation Systems OE-Supplier Relations Thermoplastic Turbocharger Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:19:00 +0000 1129531 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Haartz multilayer technology tops off Twingo.</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> Magna Looking Back to Bright Future http://wardsauto.com/industry/magna-looking-back-bright-future <div class="node-body article-body">It took nine years for Magna’s electronics plant in Holly, MI, to produce 10 million rearview cameras, but another 10 million will be assembled within the next 18 months.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/magna-looking-back-bright-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/magna-looking-back-bright-future#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Analysis Industry North America - Regional Autonomous Vehicles Canada U.S. Safety Technology Technology Data & Insights Miscellaneous Magna Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Capacity Utilization Component Future Products Laws/Law Enforcement National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Product Development Production Radar Safety Cameron Gulbransen collision mitigation federal mandate forward-facing camera Magna Electronics NHTSA Panasonic rearview camera Robert Bosch Valeo Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:33:00 +0000 1107411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rearview cameras hustled from Holly assembly line upon completion.</strong></p>