ZF http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53715/more en With TRW, ZF Shows Off ‘Wide Portfolio’ http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-zf-shows-wide-portfolio <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers and designers from ZF and the former TRW have been sharing notes, exchanging ideas and identifying best practices, and some of the resulting technologies will be ready for market in the near future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-zf-shows-wide-portfolio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-zf-shows-wide-portfolio#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany TRW ZF Automatic Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Brakes Cameras Electric Vehicles Product Development Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:02:00 +0000 1315911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>ZF&rsquo;s Smart Urban Vehicle concept can articulate front wheels 75 degrees.</strong></p> Tom Murphy ZF, TRW Product Demos in Germany http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-trw-product-demos-germany <div class="node-body gallery-body">How many automotive suppliers can design, manufacture and deliver a complete axle, 9-speed transmission, steering rack, suspension, brake calipers, electronic controllers, seatbelts and every airbag necessary to protect vehicle occupants? Only one: Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen, after its acquisition of TRW.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-trw-product-demos-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-trw-product-demos-germany#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany TRW ZF Automatic Autonomous Vehicles Brakes Cameras Collision Avoidance Electric Vehicles Product Development Safety Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:01:00 +0000 1315921 at http://wardsauto.com Mcity Sets Stage for Self-Driving at Willow Run? http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-sets-stage-self-driving-willow-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-sets-stage-self-driving-willow-run#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. 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 Mcity Autonomous Vehicle Test Track http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-autonomous-vehicle-test-track <div class="node-body gallery-body">Located on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mcity is a $10 million 32-acre (13-ha) test track with roundabouts, bike lanes, a tree canopy and 4-way intersections to simulate small-town traffic situations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-autonomous-vehicle-test-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-autonomous-vehicle-test-track#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Autoliv Bosch Chevrolet Delphi Denso Ford Honda Nissan Toyota TRW ZF Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Collision Avoidance Product Development Safety Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:21:00 +0000 1316641 at http://wardsauto.com Electric Axle Business Spinning Up for GKN http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/electric-axle-business-spinning-gkn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/electric-axle-business-spinning-gkn#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan United Kingdom 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 After Price-Fixing Plea, Bosch Emphasizes Core Technologies http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/after-price-fixing-plea-bosch-emphasizes-core-technologies <div class="node-body article-body">Bosch’s top automotive executive says tough lessons were learned in the recent price-fixing scandal, and the company now needs to press on with next-generation vehicle technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/after-price-fixing-plea-bosch-emphasizes-core-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/after-price-fixing-plea-bosch-emphasizes-core-technologies#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Bosch Chrysler Ford General Motors TRW ZF Batteries Diesel Electric Vehicles Electronics Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Purchashing Bosch’s Automotive Technology Department of Justice internal combustion engine Mobility Solutions price fixing Rolf Bulander Thu, 21 May 2015 16:53:00 +0000 1284601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bosch Board Member Rolf Bulander&nbsp;speaks at press briefing this week in Germany.</strong></p> Tom Murphy EC Ruling Leaves Key TRW Assets Ripe for Taking http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ec-ruling-leaves-key-trw-assets-ripe-taking <div class="field-byline"> Alan Osborn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Acquisition of major elements of TRW following its merger with ZF, including design, manufacturing and intellectual property, could offer the buyer “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to expand globally, industry analyst Peter Cooke says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ec-ruling-leaves-key-trw-assets-ripe-taking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ec-ruling-leaves-key-trw-assets-ripe-taking#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional U.S. Germany TRW ZF Regulations Autonomous Vehicles Chassis European Commission Finance Restructuring Trade Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:36:00 +0000 1247971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>5-row side-cushion airbag.&nbsp;About 20% of TRW revenue comes from airbags and seatbelts and about&nbsp;60% of its sales revenue comes from chassis and steering systems, suspensions and foundation brakes.</strong></p> ZF Finds Difficulties Overseas http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-finds-difficulties-overseas <div class="node-body article-body">From challenging markets in South America and Australia to Europe and the Ukraine, ZF is struggling to make ends meet. CEO Stefan Sommer says he is glad to have thriving operations in North America and Asia to pick up the slack.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-finds-difficulties-overseas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-finds-difficulties-overseas#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional South America - Regional Australia Brazil U.S. Germany Russia Ukraine Holden TRW ZF 2015 North American International Auto Show Component Globalization Labor & Human Resources Product Development Argentina axles Brazil economic crisis European Commission Financial Times GM Holden Holden Commodore Lehman Bros. logistics machinery Russia Stefan Sommer Tier 0 Tier 1 TRW Ukraine Venezuela workforce ZF Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:17:00 +0000 1209771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>ZF CEO Stefan Sommer at NAIAS with company&rsquo;s new 8-speed plug-in hybrid transmission.</strong></p> 2015 NAIAS: Shots From the Floor http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2015-naias-shots-floor <div class="node-body gallery-body">A photo gallery of highlights from press preview and supplier days at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2015-naias-shots-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2015-naias-shots-floor#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America - Regional U.S. Aisin Auto Makers Chrysler Dealerships Denso Ford General Motors Suppliers ZF 2015 North American International Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:42:00 +0000 1196261 at http://wardsauto.com TRW Pleased With First CES Display http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-pleased-first-ces-display <div class="node-body article-body">More than 170,000 analysts, techies, executives, purchasing agents and company reps attended this year’s CES from around the world to learn what’s new and on the horizon. Some 3,500 companies exhibited, including TRW.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-pleased-first-ces-display" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-pleased-first-ces-display#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Audi BMW Chevrolet Chrysler Fiat Ford Mercedes TRW Volkswagen ZF Sales & Marketing Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Brakes Future Products Product Development Purchashing Bosch Carsten Hass cloud computing Consumer electronics Show Delphi Denso John Wilkerson Las Vegas Convention Center Magna Valeo vehicle-to-infrastructure Sun, 11 Jan 2015 21:56:00 +0000 1197191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>TRW&#39;s acrylic car showing supplier content was popular among CES booth visitors.</strong></p>