Drew Winter

Drew
Winter
Senior Editor,
WardsAuto

Drew is editor of WardsAuto World magazine and writes about a variety of issues.

Articles
Student Designers Honored at WardsAuto Interiors Conference
The assignment was to design an interior for a 2030 compact CUV with self-driving capabilities. Ten seniors from the Transportation Design Dept. at CCS took on the challenge.
Why Audi No Longer Rules Luxury Interiors
We think this chapter of Audi’s dominance peaked in 2011 and 2012, when the magnificent A8 and A7 were named Ward’s 10 Best Interiors.
Poor Hybrid Sales Threaten 2025 CAFE Targets 14
“We believe that we do have technologies that can technically meet the targets but we must be able to commercially produce these vehicles and sell them to customers who want to keep returning to them,” says FCA’s Chris Cowland.
Jeep Renegade: Design Conveys Fun and Adventure
WardsAuto tests a lot of vehicles where designers sweated over details, but we can’t recall an interior where they seemed to have so much fun obsessing.
Surprise, Everyone Everywhere Still Wants a Car
The desire to own a car generally is lower among younger people than their parents, yet aspiration still is strong among consumers 18-25 years old. Chinese youth lead the world, with 96% saying they want to own a personal vehicle.
WardsAuto Names 2015 Design Competition Finalists
Grand prize and special award winners will be announced May 13 during the WardsAuto Interiors Conference at Cobo Center’s riverfront ballroom in Detroit.
‘Radical’ Adhesive Debuts at SAE
Because the new silicone adhesive is so sticky, it allows design engineers to use a bigger menu of substrate materials when designing new ECMs and other underhood electronic devices.
Students Envision Self Drivers for 2030
The assignment is to design the interior of a compact CUV or SUV aimed at active professionals who want a car that drives itself on daily commutes but who also want the option to physically drive in the country on weekends.
CCS Students Present Autonomous CUV Designs
In its sixth collaboration with the College for Creative Studies and sponsors Lear and IAC, WardsAuto challenged transportation design students to create a compact CUV for 2030 that is autonomous on daily commutes, but becomes a driver’s car on weekends.
Tesla’s Competition Gears Up
Tesla sales were up 55% to 10,300 units in the first quarter. But it is a tiny automaker that sold 32,000 vehicles globally last year and only 13,785 units in the U.S., according to WardsAuto estimates. With their reputations at stake, the world’s biggest automakers are rolling out their best efforts in electrified vehicles over the next several years and are more interested in earning carbon credits than profits.
Why Apple Won’t Make iCars
Yes, Apple will put on a great tease, but it never will result in the manufacture of millions of clever iCars.
Self-Driving Concept Highlights Production-Ready Tech 2
The design’s most eye-catching idea is a rotating table located on the center console.
Johnson Controls Autonomous Concept
At the recent North American International Auto Show, interiors supplier Johnson Controls revealed a refreshingly realistic vision of the future.
Hyundai’s Fuel Cell Real Deal
Fuel cells have been a chicken-and-egg proposition between vehicle technology and infrastructure. The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell proves the vehicle technology now is ready for prime time.
Cheap Gas Not to Blame for Plunging Mini Sales 2
With the supply pipeline now full of new Hardtop models, Mini is predicting 2015 to be its best year ever in the U.S.
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