SAE World Congress http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/70071/more en Delphi Unplugs EV Charging http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/delphi-unplugs-ev-charging <div class="field-byline"> Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hands-free wireless charging is one component of Delphi Packard’s strategy to capitalize on the EV market on both the vehicle and infrastructure side.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/delphi-unplugs-ev-charging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/delphi-unplugs-ev-charging#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America SAE World Congress Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Safety Technology Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Delphi Electronics Future Products Hybrid Vehicles SAE World Congress Vehicles & Technology Chevy Volt Delphi Electric Vehicles Nissan Leaf U.S. Tue, 19 Apr 2011 12:15:00 +0000 56070 at http://wardsauto.com Tata Technologies to Address Global Engineer Shortage With Product-Development Programs http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/tata-technologies-address-global-engineer-shortage-product-development-programs <div class="field-byline"> Byron Pope </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Consumers are demanding more product and features, and engineering resources are a constraint for a lot of companies,” a top executive tells Ward’s. “We can offer things OEMs want done.”</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/tata-technologies-address-global-engineer-shortage-product-development-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/tata-technologies-address-global-engineer-shortage-product-development-programs#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America SAE World Congress India Retail U.S. Technology Dealer Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Magna Suppliers Tata Retail Exterior Product Development SAE World Congress Vehicles & Technology India Kevin Fisher Magna Product Development Roush Suppliers Tata Technologies U.S. Fri, 15 Apr 2011 13:46:00 +0000 56583 at http://wardsauto.com Chrysler Girds for Grid Experiment http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/chrysler-girds-grid-experiment <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mayne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 140 fullsize crew-cab Ram pickups will be the first mass-produced vehicles from a major auto maker with reverse power-flow capability.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/chrysler-girds-grid-experiment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/chrysler-girds-grid-experiment#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America SAE World Congress U.S. Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Chrysler General Motors Plants & Production Politics SAE World Congress Chevrolet Volt Chrysler gm Nissan Leaf Ram U.S. Thu, 14 Apr 2011 18:28:00 +0000 56344 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Wrestles With ‘Torsional Excitations’ http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/ford-wrestles-torsional-excitations <div class="field-byline"> Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Engine downsizing is a compelling powertrain strategy, but one that in some ways creates as many challenges as it solves.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/ford-wrestles-torsional-excitations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/ford-wrestles-torsional-excitations#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Plants & Production Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America SAE World Congress Engines Retail U.S. Technology Dealer Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Ford Plants & Production Retail Emissions Engines Fuel Economy Future Products SAE World Congress Transmissions Emissions Engines Ford Fuel Economy Gasoline Turbocharger U.S. Thu, 14 Apr 2011 14:44:00 +0000 56319 at http://wardsauto.com GM Doubts Public Charge-Station Practicality http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/gm-doubts-public-charge-station-practicality <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mayne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recharging in retail parking lots while shopping, a scenario proposed by some charge-station providers, is “inconsequential,” says Larry Nitz, GM’s executive director-hybrid and electic powertrain.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/gm-doubts-public-charge-station-practicality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/gm-doubts-public-charge-station-practicality#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America SAE World Congress U.S. Safety Technology Technology Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers General Motors Management & Strategy Electronics SAE International SAE World Congress Vehicles & Technology Chevrolet Volt gm Nissan Leaf U.S. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 20:56:00 +0000 56327 at http://wardsauto.com Ward’s Announces Finalists in Interior Design Competition. http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/ward-s-announces-finalists-interior-design-competition <div class="field-byline"> Drew Winter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Under the supervision of CCS instructor Clyde Foles, the students were challenged to create a vehicle interior for an active, young professional in the year 2020.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/ward-s-announces-finalists-interior-design-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/ward-s-announces-finalists-interior-design-competition#comments Public News & Analysis Politics Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America SAE World Congress Retail U.S. Interiors Technology Dealer Miscellaneous News & Analysis Lear Suppliers Politics Retail Interior SAE World Congress Vehicles & Technology U.S. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 20:37:00 +0000 56159 at http://wardsauto.com Cult Movie Inspires Theodore’s Uni-Chassis http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/cult-movie-inspires-theodore-s-uni-chassis <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mayne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“You can slice it and dice it for whatever wheelbase you want,” says Chris Theodore.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/cult-movie-inspires-theodore-s-uni-chassis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/cult-movie-inspires-theodore-s-uni-chassis#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America SAE World Congress Retail Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Technology Dealer Miscellaneous News & Analysis Chrysler Ford Suppliers Plants & Production Retail Chassis Product Development SAE World Congress Chris Theodore Chrysler Ford Wed, 13 Apr 2011 19:10:00 +0000 56445 at http://wardsauto.com Reporter Notebook: Keeping Score at SAE http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/reporter-notebook-keeping-score-sae <div class="field-byline"> Ward&amp;#8217;s Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ward’s writers pass along the buzz at this week’s Society of Automotive Engineers annual conference in Detroit.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/reporter-notebook-keeping-score-sae" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/reporter-notebook-keeping-score-sae#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Industry SAE World Congress Retail U.S. Europe Technology Dealer Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Chrysler General Motors Opel/Vauxhall Suppliers Management & Strategy Politics Retail Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SAE International SAE World Congress Vehicles & Technology Adam Opel Bob Lee Chrysler Environmental Protection Agency EPA FEV General Motors Margo Oge U.S. University of Michigan Wed, 13 Apr 2011 19:00:00 +0000 56604 at http://wardsauto.com DOE Loans to Retool Auto Plants Still Alive, Despite Slowdown http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/doe-loans-retool-auto-plants-still-alive-despite-slowdown <div class="field-byline"> James M. Amend </div> <div class="node-body article-body">DOE Assistant Secretary David Sandalow warns a new national budget trimming spending by $38.5 billion will affect the government’s ability to fund certain energy-efficient and renewable-energy programs.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/doe-loans-retool-auto-plants-still-alive-despite-slowdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/doe-loans-retool-auto-plants-still-alive-despite-slowdown#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America SAE World Congress Retail U.S. Technology Dealer Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Chrysler Fisker Ford General Motors Tesla Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Retail Department of Energy (DOE) Exterior Finance SAE World Congress Vehicles & Technology Chrysler Ford General Motors Sergio Marchionne U.S. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 17:33:00 +0000 56066 at http://wardsauto.com SAE Reveals Growing Divide in U.S. Powertrain Strategies http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/sae-reveals-growing-divide-us-powertrain-strategies <div class="field-byline"> Drew Winter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When it comes to diesels, biofuels and hydrogen-powered fuel cells, there is clear disagreement among engineers. The issue of making engines capable of burning E85 ethanol is especially contentious.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/sae-reveals-growing-divide-us-powertrain-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/sae-reveals-growing-divide-us-powertrain-strategies#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America SAE World Congress Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines Diesel Retail U.S. Technology Dealer Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers BMW Ford Honda Hyundai Plants & Production Politics Retail Diesel Engines Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Ethanol Fuel-Cell Vehicles SAE International SAE World Congress BMW Diesel Engines Environmental Protection Agency EPA Ethanol Ford Honda Hyundai U.S. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 16:47:00 +0000 56158 at http://wardsauto.com