Drew Winter

Senior Editor,

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

CAFE and Cheap Energy Drive Auto Plastics Growth
TPO plastics producers are aiming to compete directly with steel and aluminum in big parts such as liftgates; a major Chinese supplier views the U.S. as the global low-cost source for manufacturing interior parts.
A Car Like No Other
The new Miata isn’t just a fling. It’s a time machine that transports drivers of a certain age to an era when true sports cars were affordable, everyone was young and beautiful and the future looked bright.
Gov. Snyder Touts Program to Lure Young People Back to Michigan 1
A new website promotes careers in the auto industry with day-in-the-life videos.
Despite Cheap Gas, Auto Engineers Predict Stricter CAFE Rules
Almost 90% of auto engineers and designers say the CAFE goal for 2025 will stay the same or become even more stringent.
EPA Official: ’15 Ford F-150 Almost Meets 2025 CAFE
EPA’s Christopher Grundler says it is a myth CAFE regulations ignore consumer choice and are trying to force everyone into small cars.
As Connectivity and Autonomy Soar, New Challenges Appear
The market for ADAS systems is set to soar, but standardization could cause them to lose their premium appeal.
Road to MBS: Volvo XC90 Promises to Disrupt Premium CUV Segment
Volvo is back in a big way with a groundbreaking vehicle, and everyone in the segment should take note.
Maybach Designed for Moguls, Not Enthusiasts
Put yourself in the place of a wealthy businessman in China, who uses the car as a rolling office in giant, traffic-choked cities and it makes perfect sense.
The Future of Autonomous Technology
Mega supplier Continental details technology and gives roadmap of global rules for implementation of autonomous tech through 2020.
Will Hare or Tortoise Win Autonomous Car Race?
Vision Zero mandates will create the proverbial hockey stick growth chart for ADAS systems beginning this year, resulting in an $11.4 billion (€10 billion) market by 2020.
Move From Silicon Valley to Detroit Pays Off for Engineering Firm 
FEV Group President and CEO Stefan Pischinger says his vision for the future includes development of entire vehicle concepts.
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 17
“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.


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