Drew Winter

Senior Editor,

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

Lanxess Touts Plastics, Lightweighting, in Detroit 
So far, the chemical supplier’s U.S. expansion is going well. The output for its new North Carolina compounding plant is sold out for the rest of the year.
Honda Shows Off New Pedestrian Detection System
Honda’s experimental systems use DSRC, a wireless bandwidth specifically designed for future vehicle-to-vehicle and related communications.
Eaton Sees Supercharger, Valve Business Growing
One of Eaton’s hottest products now is lightweight, hollow engine valves. While not a new concept, they help optimize combustion and the operation of today’s sophisticated valve trains.
Chrysler Taking Gradual Steps Toward 2025
Chrysler’s top powertrain engineer says buyers of two of the auto maker’s most popular vehicles rate the importance of fuel economy ninth and 19th.
Auto Engineers See Fuel-Economy Targets Climbing Higher, Survey Reveals
The upbeat responses stem from faster-than-expected technical advances and a growing willingness by auto makers to hire new talent and loosen the purse strings for cutting-edge technologies and lighter-weight materials.
VW Details New Diesel Engine for 2014
The new engine is part of Volkswagen’s strategy to commonize emissions systems as much as possible throughout the world.
‘Unobtainium’ Coming Soon
Traditional barriers to new materials, such as specific, established manufacturing processes, are being broken down, GM’s Mike Regiec says.
Chevy Cruze Diesel Delivers the Goods on Road to MBS 9
WardsAuto puts the new model’s long-haul fuel-economy numbers to the test, especially because auto makers’ mileage claims have come under fire of late for not living up to the real-world experience of vehicle owners.
New Mercedes S-Class Claims Many World Firsts 2
From a perfuming system to self-driving features, Mercedes’ new flagship demonstrates how far auto makers now have to reach to impress luxury car purchasers.
'14 Mercedes S-Class Innovations
Aiming to bolster its assertion the ’14 S-Class is the best car in the world, Mercedes-Benz claims its new flagship is first to offer a variety of breakthroughs related to safety, comfort and design.
Test Driving Mahle’s Tiny Beast
The German supplier’s unassuming triple bests Ford’s highly lauded EcoBoost and embarrasses the world’s biggest motorcycle engine.
Google Will Not Become an Auto Maker
There is no business model that would make sense for any Silicon Valley company to start building vehicles, no matter how innovative. The product cycle is too long, margins are too thin and labor costs are too high.
DuPont Develops Plastic Side-Impact Door Beam 
Up to 60% lighter than a comparable steel part, the safety beam is a breakthrough for plastic.
Student Designers Get Spotlight at WardsAuto Interiors Conference
In the fourth annual WardsAuto Interiors Student Design Competition, three students from Detroit’s College for Creative Studies are recognized for exceptional work.
And Now for Something Completely Different 1
The Mini Cooper Paceman is provocative, deliberately offbeat and not for everyone.
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