Drew Winter

Senior Editor,

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

Automakers Focus on Lightweighting to Meet CAFE Standards 4
Almost 50% of nearly 900 automotive engineers surveyed say their companies are concentrating on lightweighting and the use of lightweight structural materials in order to hit 2025 fuel economy targets.
GM Powertrain Chief Outlines Global Strategy
When a full-line automaker like GM sells more than 9 million vehicles around the world every year, a one-size-fits-all strategy won’t work.
JLR Wins Lightweighting Award
The Enlighten Award is the automotive industry’s first award program created specifically to acknowledge innovations in vehicle lightweighting.
VW’s New 1.8L Turbo Delivers Efficiency On Road to MBS
We arrived in Traverse City with the trip computer reporting we averaged 35.2 mpg (6.7 L/100 km), just 0.8 mpg short of the official EPA number, even though the last leg of the trip has some significant hills.
Augmented Reality May Be Game Changer for Vehicle Interiors
“It is the first step into a new form of communication between vehicles and drivers,” says Eelco Spoelder, head of the Continental Instrumentation & Driver HMI business unit.
Augmented Reality Turning Guidance
Continental’s AR-HUD concept, due to go into production in 2017, offers adaptive cruise control functions, lane-departure warning and navigational features that encourage drivers to focus on the road ahead and not look down at the center-stack display during critical maneuvers.
Faurecia Opens $30 Million NA Headquarters
Since auto sales and production began recovering, the supplier has gone from about 20 manufacturing sites in North America to 47.
Aisin Seiki Opens New NA Headquarters Near Detroit
The facility houses two business units that were in separate locations, Aisin World Corp. of America and Aisin Technical Center of America, under one roof.
ArcelorMittal Touts New Ultra-Strong Structural Parts for Vehicles
The steelmaker predicts North American automotive customers alone will adopt more than 4 million, hot-stamped, laser-welded blanks during the next two years.
All Midsize Sedans Beware
The ’15 Hyundai Sonata is entering the fray older, wiser and looking for a bite of everyone’s lunch.
Mercedes Launches C-Class, Vows to Increase U.S. Production
Mercedes has taken the unprecedented step of offering its most advanced semi-autonomous-driving technology on the C-Class, featured in the automaker’s flagship S-Class model.
Study: Most Pickups to Be Aluminum by 2025
CAFE targets become much more difficult to meet after 2018, causing many auto industry insiders to say a move away from steel will be necessary, although the steel industry vehemently disputes this.
Student Designers Honored at WardsAuto Interiors Conference
Students competed to create the best interior concept for a ’25 fullsize pickup truck.
Chrysler 200C Delivers Style and Value
The latest installment in our series on 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors highlights the Chrysler 200C, which offers a roomy, stylish cabin and a boatload of advanced features for the money.
Mercedes S550 Best of All Worlds
The latest installment in our series on 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors highlights the Mercedes S550 interior that combines aesthetics, technology and safety like no other.
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