2013 Frankfurt Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/628781/more en Jaguar Designers, Engineers Share Stake in C-X17 Architecture http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/jaguar-designers-engineers-share-stake-c-x17-architecture <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For engineers, the show car is a tool to test the limits of its new highly advanced modular aluminum platform. For designers, the concept is meant to determine whether traditional Jaguar patrons will accept a CUV. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/jaguar-designers-engineers-share-stake-c-x17-architecture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/jaguar-designers-engineers-share-stake-c-x17-architecture#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Jaguar 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show Aerodynamics Aluminum Product Development Suspension Fri, 13 Sep 2013 10:12:00 +0000 845741 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>C-X17 development result of holistic team effort. </strong></p> View From the Floor Part 3: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/view-floor-part-3-2013-frankfurt-auto-show <div class="node-body gallery-body">More new-vehicle unveils and other action at this year's Frankfurt show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/view-floor-part-3-2013-frankfurt-auto-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/view-floor-part-3-2013-frankfurt-auto-show#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Auto Makers 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Thu, 12 Sep 2013 13:09:00 +0000 845071 at http://wardsauto.com View From the Floor Part 2: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/view-floor-part-2-2013-frankfurt-auto-show <div class="node-body gallery-body">More new model unveils and other action at this week's media opening of the Frankfurt auto show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/view-floor-part-2-2013-frankfurt-auto-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/view-floor-part-2-2013-frankfurt-auto-show#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Auto Makers 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Wed, 11 Sep 2013 20:18:00 +0000 844641 at http://wardsauto.com Volvo Future Products Driven by New Modular Platforms http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-future-products-driven-new-modular-platforms <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Outlining Volvo’s strategy, R&D chief Peter Mertens says the new Scalable Platform Architecture is designed for an all-new family of FWD powertrains utilizing compact, lightweight 4-cyl. engines complemented by hybrid technology. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-future-products-driven-new-modular-platforms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-future-products-driven-new-modular-platforms#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Volvo Car 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show Diesel Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Vehicle Assembly Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:32:00 +0000 844001 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Highly stylized Volvo Concept Coupe visual manifesto of brand&rsquo;s new era.</strong></p> Project Aims at Faster Development of HMI Systems http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/project-aims-faster-development-hmi-systems <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The program was targeted at devising a toolkit that would reduce the time it takes to develop the human-machine interface, which puts controls for everything from the vehicle’s radio to advanced active-safety systems in front of the driver.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/project-aims-faster-development-hmi-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/project-aims-faster-development-hmi-systems#comments Public Politics Auto Makers Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Germany Audi Bosch Daimler Porsche Volkswagen Politics 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:20:00 +0000 844021 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Each auto maker has own rules for look and feel of its infotainment screens.</strong></p> Citroen Touts Future C4 Cactus Offering Only ‘What Counts’ http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/citroen-touts-future-c4-cactus-offering-only-what-counts <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The production model will have the dual headlights that the C4 Picasso introduced and the show car’s uncluttered interior, with most of the passenger-compartment buttons and switches replaced by a large touchscreen.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/citroen-touts-future-c4-cactus-offering-only-what-counts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/citroen-touts-future-c4-cactus-offering-only-what-counts#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Citroen 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show Exterior Hybrid Vehicles Interior Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:30:00 +0000 843841 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Cactus &ldquo;not one-off product,&rdquo; Citroen executive says.</strong></p> View From the Floor: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/europe/view-floor-2013-frankfurt-auto-show <div class="node-body gallery-body">A look at new model unveils and other action at Tuesday's media opening of this year's Frankfurt auto show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/view-floor-2013-frankfurt-auto-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/view-floor-2013-frankfurt-auto-show#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Auto Makers 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:05:00 +0000 843891 at http://wardsauto.com Aluminum Architecture Key to JLR Expansion in U.K. http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/aluminum-architecture-key-jlr-expansion-uk <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The first new model to use the new architecture will be an all-new midsize Jaguar sports sedan launching in 2015. It will feature the first engine to be built at JLR’s new £500 million engine-manufacturing center.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/aluminum-architecture-key-jlr-expansion-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/aluminum-architecture-key-jlr-expansion-uk#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Jaguar Land Rover 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show Aluminum Employment Engine OE-Supplier Relations Product Development David Cameron Ralf Speth Solihull Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:05:00 +0000 843721 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Concept CUV&rsquo;s aluminum underpinnings point to future of brand.</strong></p> VW CEO Reveals Bold Offensive for Electric Mobility http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/vw-ceo-reveals-bold-offensive-electric-mobility <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The key to rolling out electric mobility swiftly and efficiently across all brands and vehicles is the modular toolkit systems that have been designed for assembling electric powertrains. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/vw-ceo-reveals-bold-offensive-electric-mobility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/vw-ceo-reveals-bold-offensive-electric-mobility#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Volkswagen 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Tue, 10 Sep 2013 14:05:00 +0000 843551 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Winterkorn (left) says VW to have 14 electrified models on sale in Europe by year&rsquo;s end.</strong></p> BMW Aims for 1 Million FWD Cars http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/bmw-aims-1-million-fwd-cars <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Current production of 300,000 front-drive Mini models per year is not profitable enough, the German auto maker says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/bmw-aims-1-million-fwd-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/bmw-aims-1-million-fwd-cars#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany BMW Mini Sales & Marketing 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show Electric Vehicles Product Development Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:06:00 +0000 842721 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Production version of FWD Active Tourer due next year.</strong></p>