Drew Winter

Senior Editor,

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

ZF’s TRW Acquisition Symbolizes Evolving Auto Industry 
The two companies argue global megatrends related to fuel economy, safety and autonomous driving are transforming vehicles and the auto industry, making their businesses more complementary than they may appear.
Continental Gets Serious About Autonomous Vehicles
Networked vehicles that can communicate with each other and the infrastructure open up a new range of possibilities for user functions that will make driving safer, more comfortable and environmentally friendly, the supplier says.
Tenneco Hopes to Mainstream Intelligent Suspension Systems
Tenneco’s “intelligent” suspension systems combine electronics with hydraulic valves to adjust shock absorber damping levels to road conditions, as well as speed and cornering inputs, to achieve an optimal balance between ride comfort and vehicle handling.
Bosch Breaks Ground for $40 Million Tech Center Expansion 
Work at the technical center will continue to involve several Bosch divisions, including Electrical Drives, Starter Motors and Generators, as well as Chassis Systems Control and Automotive Electronics.
Johnson Controls Reorganizes Interiors Product Development
“We know if we stopped investing in innovation we would be out of business in one business cycle,” says Johnson Controls’ Han Hendriks.
Bosch: STEM Education Issues Must Be Addressed
“We encourage our associates to volunteer in the classroom,” Mike Mansuetti says. “Relationships are established, children learn from role models and they begin to think about and aspire to STEM-related careers.”
Automakers Focus on Lightweighting to Meet CAFE Standards 4
Almost 50% of nearly 900 automotive engineers surveyed say their companies are concentrating on lightweighting and the use of lightweight structural materials in order to hit 2025 fuel economy targets.
GM Powertrain Chief Outlines Global Strategy
When a full-line automaker like GM sells more than 9 million vehicles around the world every year, a one-size-fits-all strategy won’t work.
JLR Wins Lightweighting Award
The Enlighten Award is the automotive industry’s first award program created specifically to acknowledge innovations in vehicle lightweighting.
VW’s New 1.8L Turbo Delivers Efficiency On Road to MBS
We arrived in Traverse City with the trip computer reporting we averaged 35.2 mpg (6.7 L/100 km), just 0.8 mpg short of the official EPA number, even though the last leg of the trip has some significant hills.
Augmented Reality May Be Game Changer for Vehicle Interiors
“It is the first step into a new form of communication between vehicles and drivers,” says Eelco Spoelder, head of the Continental Instrumentation & Driver HMI business unit.
Augmented Reality Turning Guidance
Continental’s AR-HUD concept, due to go into production in 2017, offers adaptive cruise control functions, lane-departure warning and navigational features that encourage drivers to focus on the road ahead and not look down at the center-stack display during critical maneuvers.
Faurecia Opens $30 Million NA Headquarters
Since auto sales and production began recovering, the supplier has gone from about 20 manufacturing sites in North America to 47.
Aisin Seiki Opens New NA Headquarters Near Detroit
The facility houses two business units that were in separate locations, Aisin World Corp. of America and Aisin Technical Center of America, under one roof.
ArcelorMittal Touts New Ultra-Strong Structural Parts for Vehicles
The steelmaker predicts North American automotive customers alone will adopt more than 4 million, hot-stamped, laser-welded blanks during the next two years.

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