2013 Frankfurt Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/628781/more en Jaguar Designers, Engineers Share Stake in C-X17 Architecture http://wardsauto.com/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/jaguar-designers-engineers-share-stake-c-x17-architecture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/jaguar-designers-engineers-share-stake-c-x17-architecture#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Frankfurt Auto Show Materials Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Germany Technology Miscellaneous 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/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/view-floor-part-3-2013-frankfurt-auto-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/view-floor-part-3-2013-frankfurt-auto-show#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Frankfurt Auto Show Germany Technology Miscellaneous 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/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/view-floor-part-2-2013-frankfurt-auto-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/view-floor-part-2-2013-frankfurt-auto-show#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Frankfurt Auto Show Germany Technology Miscellaneous 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/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/volvo-future-products-driven-new-modular-platforms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/volvo-future-products-driven-new-modular-platforms#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines Frankfurt Auto Show Diesel Germany Technology Miscellaneous 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/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/project-aims-faster-development-hmi-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/project-aims-faster-development-hmi-systems#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Frankfurt Auto Show HMI Germany Technology Miscellaneous 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/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/citroen-touts-future-c4-cactus-offering-only-what-counts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/citroen-touts-future-c4-cactus-offering-only-what-counts#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Frankfurt Auto Show Germany Interiors Technology Miscellaneous 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/miscellaneous/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/view-floor-2013-frankfurt-auto-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/view-floor-2013-frankfurt-auto-show#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Frankfurt Auto Show Germany Technology Miscellaneous 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/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/aluminum-architecture-key-jlr-expansion-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/aluminum-architecture-key-jlr-expansion-uk#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Frankfurt Auto Show Materials Technology United Kingdom Miscellaneous 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/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/vw-ceo-reveals-bold-offensive-electric-mobility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/vw-ceo-reveals-bold-offensive-electric-mobility#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Frankfurt Auto Show Germany Technology Miscellaneous 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/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/bmw-aims-1-million-fwd-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/bmw-aims-1-million-fwd-cars#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Frankfurt Auto Show Germany Technology Miscellaneous 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>