Technology http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/660911/more en Hyundai Launches Encino Version of Kona in China http://wardsauto.com/industry/hyundai-launches-encino-version-kona-china <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai hopes the Encino will give it a foothold in China’s subcompact CUV market and help reverse a sharp drop in sales there. Korean products continue to be boycotted because of China’s unhappiness with Korea’s deployment of a long-range missile defense system.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/hyundai-launches-encino-version-kona-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/hyundai-launches-encino-version-kona-china#comments Public Industry Technology Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:15:00 +0000 2295771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai&rsquo;s 1.6L turbocharged Gamma engine powers Kona Encino.</strong></p> Valens’ High-Speed Answer to Car Connectivity http://wardsauto.com/technology/valens-high-speed-answer-car-connectivity <div class="node-body article-body">Automobiles will choke on the data generated by proliferating infotainment features and coming autonomous systems without new high-speed connectivity technology onboard, the Israeli semiconductor company says.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/valens-high-speed-answer-car-connectivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/valens-high-speed-answer-car-connectivity#comments Public Autonomous Vehicles HMI Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Technology Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:00 +0000 2303751 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>HDBaseT network can speed communications, cut down on wiring complexity and weight.</strong></p> The Autonomous Vehicle Roadmap http://wardsauto.com/datasheet/autonomous-vehicle-roadmap <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/autonomous-vehicle-roadmap" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://wardsauto.com/site-files/wardsauto.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/WardsIntelligence-AV-Report-3.jpg" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body">Rapid advancements in technology have the auto industry on a march toward automated driving.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/datasheet/autonomous-vehicle-roadmap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Intelligence Reports Autonomous Vehicles Intelligence Reports Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:16:00 +0000 2304881 at http://wardsauto.com Audi Takes 805-HP e-Tron GT From Screens to Tracks http://wardsauto.com/engines/audi-takes-805-hp-e-tron-gt-screens-tracks <div class="field-byline"> Greg Kable </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Conceived as a virtual race car for the 15th anniversary of the Gran Turismo video game on Sony’s PlayStation 4, Audi has turned the e-Tron Vision Gran Turismo into reality as part of a marketing campaign built around its new e-Tron electric-vehicle sub-brand.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/engines/audi-takes-805-hp-e-tron-gt-screens-tracks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/engines/audi-takes-805-hp-e-tron-gt-screens-tracks#comments Public Engines Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Technology Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +0000 2280151 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>One-off prototype may foreshadow Audi flagship EV.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> More Power, Better Handling Mark BMW M2 Competition http://wardsauto.com/technology/more-power-better-handling-mark-bmw-m2-competition <div class="field-byline"> Greg Kable </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The ʼ18 model, which goes under the name M2 Competition, replaces the standard M2, boasting a 404-hp version of the twin-turbocharged 3.0L inline 6-cyl. S55 gasoline engine powering the M3 and M4.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/more-power-better-handling-mark-bmw-m2-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/more-power-better-handling-mark-bmw-m2-competition#comments Public Technology Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:01:00 +0000 2295501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>M2 Competition&rsquo;s front end blends aggressive look with added cooling efficiency.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Giddyup Call for Expediting Autonomous-Car Development http://wardsauto.com/autonomous-vehicles/giddyup-call-expediting-autonomous-car-development <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">2018 SAE World Congress Experience</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Adient’s advanced-development director offers guidelines for the industry effort of creating autonomous vehicles that will make today’s cars look Jurassic.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/autonomous-vehicles/giddyup-call-expediting-autonomous-car-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/autonomous-vehicles/giddyup-call-expediting-autonomous-car-development#comments Public Autonomous Vehicles Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:45:00 +0000 2295781 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Auto industry at &ldquo;a big-bang moment,&rdquo; Petouhoff says.</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Toyota Hopes to Boost Compact Hatch Sales http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-hopes-boost-compact-hatch-sales <div class="node-body article-body">The Japanese automaker sees more upside for its Corolla compact 5-door, which gets a new generation for ’19.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-hopes-boost-compact-hatch-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-hopes-boost-compact-hatch-sales#comments Public Industry Safety Technology Technology Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:00:00 +0000 2287751 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Corolla hatch on sale in July in U.S.</strong></p> PSA Group Investing £100 Million in U.K. LCV Plant http://wardsauto.com/industry/psa-group-investing-100-million-uk-lcv-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The investment aims to raise the Luton plant’s annual production capacity to 100,000 vehicles based on PSA’s EMP2 platform. In 2017, the plant produced 60,000 Opel/Vauxhall Vivaros.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/psa-group-investing-100-million-uk-lcv-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/psa-group-investing-100-million-uk-lcv-plant#comments Public Industry Technology Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:45:00 +0000 2272251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Investment guarantees Luton plant will operate until at least 2029. </strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Cork Touted as Affordable Luxury Trim for Interiors http://wardsauto.com/interiors/cork-touted-affordable-luxury-trim-interiors <div class="field-deck"> 2018 SAE World Congress Experience </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The material already has been mass produced as an interior door garnish in the Hyundai Grandeur Hybrid and was a finalist for a 2017 Society of Plastics Engineers Innovation award in the U.S.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/interiors/cork-touted-affordable-luxury-trim-interiors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/interiors/cork-touted-affordable-luxury-trim-interiors#comments Public Interiors Materials Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:15:00 +0000 2285411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.8px;">Seoyon, which has a U.S. headquarters in Auburn Hills, MI, displays cork trim parts and patterns at&nbsp;SAE&nbsp;World Congress Experience.</strong></p> Tom Murphy Acura Engineers Pull Back RDX Skin http://wardsauto.com/technology/acura-engineers-pull-back-rdx-skin <div class="field-deck"> 2018 SAE World Congress Experience </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Acura engineers built a “tree trunk” subframe into the rear of the all-new RDX and employed hot-stamped inner and outer door rings to assure chassis rigidity.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/acura-engineers-pull-back-rdx-skin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/acura-engineers-pull-back-rdx-skin#comments Public Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Technology Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:11:00 +0000 2284421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&lsquo;Tree trunk&rsquo; rear structure (<em>blue</em>) ties to door ring (<i>red</i>) to create rigid body.</strong></p>