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.

New Hyundai Santa Fe Gets Diesel, Bolder Look 2
The Santa Fe’s smooth, sculpted exterior has been replaced with blocky, muscular lines, pronounced fender flares and a more SUV-like stance.
Continental, NVIDIA Partner on AI System for Self-Driving Cars
Continental self-driving vehicle systems based on NVIDIA AI car computer and Continental sensors coming in 2021.
FCA CEO Marchionne Plans to Finish 2018 on High Note
One bonus this year will be the Republican tax cuts. Marchionne says they will be worth $800 million to $1 billion. “That’s a big number,” he says.
Röchling Has Solution for Blinded Autonomous Cars
Röchling’s computer-controlled fluid cleaning system knows when key cameras and Lidar systems need to be sprayed clean.
A Dissenting Opinion on NACTOY Winners
The Kia Stinger is something new in a segment that badly needs innovation. Kia took big risks and broke new ground. To me it is most deserving of the North American Car of the Year award.
2018 Winner: Honda Clarity 130-kW Fuel Cell/Electric Propulsion System 2
Generous incentives and Acura-level driving dynamics make this fuel-cell “engine” ready for prime time despite all the unseen, insanely complex things going on under the hood.
Bosch Targets Huge Smart Cities Market
In community based parking, Bosch technology takes over the search for a parking spot. It works by cars automatically reporting vacant spaces to the cloud as they drive past.
NVIDIA Removes Major Roadblocks to Autonomous Vehicles
New Xavier processor delivers 30 trillion operations per second using just 30 watts of power.
Bosch, Continental Buying Stakes in Mapping Company
Officials at both Bosch, Continental and HERE say their interests go far beyond autonomous vehicles.
Barra: GM Focused On Shareholder Returns, Not Size 2
“We aren’t the company anymore that plants a flag everywhere and tries to be everything for everybody all the time,” CEO Mary Barra says.
Finalists for North American Car, Utility and Truck of Year Announced
Jurors evaluated the finalists based on segment leadership, innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar.
Supplier Toptal to Fill ‘Extreme High-Skilled Talent Gap’
“We know the largest pain point for automakers and suppliers today is the scarcity of software developers and designers,” says Toptal’s Jennifer Johnson.
Google’s Waymo Self-Driving Car So Good It’s Boring
Being predictable and communicating well may not sound exciting, but it is great for building trust, whether you are talking about humans or machines.
Stinger Is Moonshot for Kia Brand
The 167-mph Stinger takes Kia to a whole new level in the hierarchy of global automakers.
Yanfeng Automotive Opens New Michigan Headquarters
The new headquarters will be involved with many Yanfeng components, but it will be the center for instrument panel engineering and testing.

Mar 8, 2018

Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.5L Atkinson 4-Cyl. – 2018 Award Acceptance

Masashi Hakariya, project manager-engine development at Toyota, accepts award for Toyota Camry Hybrid at 2018 Wards 10 Best Engines ceremony....More


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