Drew Winter

Drew
Winter
Senior Editor,
WardsAuto

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

Articles
‘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.
Student Designers Visit NAIAS 1
WardsAuto kicks off its annual student interior design competition with a class visit to the North American International Auto Show. Students spend hours examining new vehicles.
CD Players Not Dead Yet
The ability of the CD player, and the cassette player before it, to live long past their expected departure date should be a lesson to all technology forecasters.
Mini Announces Most Powerful Production Engine
This is the first John Cooper Works model built on the front-wheel drive global architecture Mini shares with the BMW Group.
VW Golf, Ford F-150 Named North American Car/Truck of Year
The awards are unique because, instead of being given out by a specific group or media outlet, they are chosen by 57 automotive journalists representing a wide variety of media, including WardsAuto, from the U.S. and Canada.
CUV Coupe, PHEVs and 9-Speed Coming from Mercedes
The ’16 GLE will be built at Mercedes’ plant near Tuscaloosa, AL.
2015 Winner: Hyundai 100-kW Fuel Cell 1
The importance of infrastructure was vigorously debated by WardsAuto editors before accepting the vehicle for testing. We decided every important new technology does not start with a supporting infrastructure in place.
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