Drew Winter

Senior Editor,

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

Why Apple Won’t Make iCars
Yes, Apple will put on a great tease, but it never will result in the manufacture of millions of clever iCars.
Self-Driving Concept Highlights Production-Ready Tech 2
The design’s most eye-catching idea is a rotating table located on the center console.
Johnson Controls Autonomous Concept
At the recent North American International Auto Show, interiors supplier Johnson Controls revealed a refreshingly realistic vision of the future.
Hyundai’s Fuel Cell Real Deal
Fuel cells have been a chicken-and-egg proposition between vehicle technology and infrastructure. The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell proves the vehicle technology now is ready for prime time.
Cheap Gas Not to Blame for Plunging Mini Sales 2
With the supply pipeline now full of new Hardtop models, Mini is predicting 2015 to be its best year ever in the U.S.
Student Designers Visit NAIAS 1
WardsAuto kicks off its annual student interior design competition with a class visit to the North American International Auto Show. Students spend hours examining new vehicles.
CD Players Not Dead Yet
The ability of the CD player, and the cassette player before it, to live long past their expected departure date should be a lesson to all technology forecasters.
Mini Announces Most Powerful Production Engine
This is the first John Cooper Works model built on the front-wheel drive global architecture Mini shares with the BMW Group.
VW Golf, Ford F-150 Named North American Car/Truck of Year
The awards are unique because, instead of being given out by a specific group or media outlet, they are chosen by 57 automotive journalists representing a wide variety of media, including WardsAuto, from the U.S. and Canada.
CUV Coupe, PHEVs and 9-Speed Coming from Mercedes
The ’16 GLE will be built at Mercedes’ plant near Tuscaloosa, AL.
2015 Winner: Hyundai 100-kW Fuel Cell 1
The importance of infrastructure was vigorously debated by WardsAuto editors before accepting the vehicle for testing. We decided every important new technology does not start with a supporting infrastructure in place.
2015 Winner: Mini 1.5L Turbocharged DOHC 3-cyl
What most impressed WardsAuto editors is the small engine’s peppy162 lb.-ft. of torque and its deep, resonant growl during acceleration, which gives it a lot of personality.
2015 Winner: Ford 1.0L EcoBoost DOHC DI I-3
No matter the price of our test vehicle, the 1.0L EcoBoost just isn’t an entry-level engine. It doesn’t drive like one, it doesn’t sound like one and there is nothing cheap about its engineering.
Despite Falling Gas Prices, CAFE Targets Unlikely to Change
The increasingly global nature of the auto industry and emissions regulations all but rule out major changes.
Ford Scores Three of Six Finalists in NACTOY Competition
The winners for Car of the Year and Truck/Utility of the Year will be announced in January during the first day of press days at the North American International Auto Show.


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