Drew Winter

Content Director/Senior Editor WardsAuto.com,

Drew is a WardsAuto Content Director and senior editor at WardsAuto.com. He writes about a variety of issues.

Google Building Own Self-Driving LiDAR, Radar and Vision Systems
The cost of LiDAR systems used in autonomous vehicles has been reduced 90% from about $75,000, Krafcik says.
2017 Winner: Mazda CX-9 2.5L DOHC Turbocharged I-4
Many automakers are great at combustion engineering, but Mazda is turning it into an art form.
Strong December Caps Good Sales Year for Audi
Citing market share gains from competitors such as BMW, and a flurry of new products, expects growth to continue this year.
Struggling Faraday Future Boldly Hypes New Electric Supercar
Company officials say the vehicle will be available in 2018 even though the assembly plant that will build it currently is just a patch of graded dirt.
2017 Winner: Chevrolet Volt 1.5L 4-Cyl./Dual Motor EREV
The Chevy Volt’s innovative engineering and second-generation advances make its impact on the industry at large undeniable and its encore appearance on the Wards 10 Best Engines list richly deserved.
Lear Launches Venture to Co-Develop Innovative Seats With OEMs
The supplier has projects with three separate automakers that will launch between 2019 and 2021, and it promises they will be distinctive.
Say Hello to the Electric Model T 5
Fast, smartly designed and offering a range of 238 miles, the Chevy Bolt makes every other electric car aimed at mainstream buyers obsolete.
Mercedes Touts Wide Product Range in L.A.
From Maybach convertible to Smart EVs to 600-hp AMG E-Class, Mercedes-Benz looking to please everyone.
Chevy Bolt EV Finalist for NA Car of Year
In an interesting matchup, the modestly priced EV is competing for NACTOY honors with two lavishly appointed and beautifully designed luxury sedans.
The Big Story: Lightweighting Innovations
Every nut and bolt is scrutinized for weight savings and so is every door seal, scrap of leather and piece of sound insulation. As vehicles get lighter there are unsung heroes everywhere.
Buick Envisions More CUV Sales
Priced from $35,000 to almost $50,000, the Envision fits between the Encore and Enclave and is a solid entrant in WardsAuto’s Middle Luxury CUV segment.
Artificial Intelligence Next Big Thing for Cars
Key takeaways from a diverse panel of experts at the recent WardsAuto User Experience Conference discussing how AI will recast our time behind the wheel.
Design, Safety Tech, Distinguish Infiniti Q50
Even at almost $60,000, the Infiniti Q50 is a lot of car and technology for the money.
Buick Introducing Luxury Sub-Brand
The Avenir strategy is likely to mirror the highly successful Denali nameplate of the automaker’s GMC truck brand.
Why AI Won’t Turn Cars into Evil Robots
Artificial neural networks that mimic functions of a biological brain can solve problems almost impossible to program manually. That doesn’t mean they are near becoming self-aware and concluding the human race is a cancer that needs to be removed from the planet.


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