Drew Winter

Senior Editor

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

Articles by Drew Winter
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.
'13 Mini Paceman
Mini Cooper Paceman designed to be much more than 2-door Countryman.
Optimism, Attendance Run High at Auto Steel Conference
While mostly a love fest, carbon-dioxide emissions are a sore spot. Steel makers insist their material is superior because steel manufacturing produces less CO2 than the competition. Pragmatic engineers say the benefit is useless.
Cadillac XTS Offers New Vision of Luxury
Cadillac clearly has chosen a new design path for its big sedan that ditches conservatism for an edgier style that is heavy on technology and artistic details. We like where it’s headed.
2013 Ward's 10 Best Interiors: Cadillac XTS
Cadillac XTS interior combines the latest ideas in luxury and technology in a modern, user-friendly environment.
2013 WardsAuto Interiors Student Design Competition
The student projects will be on display at the WardsAuto Interiors Conference May 22 at The Henry hotel in Dearborn, MI, where the grand prize winner will be revealed, along with recipients of special awards from IAC and Lear.
Space Could Be New Frontier for Auto Engineers
“We need to be producing hundreds if not thousands of (space) vehicles per year. And in the world of space, we have no idea of how to do that,” Virgin Galactic’s CEO says.
WardsAuto Announces Finalists in Interiors Student-Design Competition
Young stylists were given the task of creating a roomy, practical family-sedan cabin aimed at first-time buyers in the year 2025. The finalists were selected by top auto industry designers at Ford, Chrysler, Toyota and GM.
Powertrain Engineers Eye Faster Data Networks
Most panelists reluctantly agree that faster data transfer within the vehicle ultimately will be driven by insatiable customer demands for more convenience items, entertainment and connectivity, not powertrain requirements.
Steel Makers Ready for 54.5 MPG and Beyond
Steel continues to thrive because critics and competitors underestimate the material’s and steel industry’s ability to evolve, an executive says.
Student Designers Imagine 2025 Vehicle Interiors
This year, students are challenged to create a contemporary family sedan for the year 2025 that offers all the amenities of a minivan in a smaller, more fuel-efficient package.
Slippery Slope: Production Cars Making Jaw-Dropping Aerodynamic Gains
A new trend sweeping the industry is aerodynamic vehicles that look fashionable, rather than like science projects.
The Changing Face of Aerodynamic Cars
A new trend sweeping the industry is aerodynamic vehicles that look fashionable, rather than like science projects.
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