WardsAuto editors spent July and August evaluating 29 vehicles in judging the inaugural 2016 Wards 10 Best UX competition. Winners will be honored Oct. 4 at the first Wards User Experience Conference in Novi, MI.
On the night of the autumnal equinox, General Motors unveiled the all-new '18 Chevrolet Equinox CUV at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. Springing from a new architecture and weighing 400 lbs. less than the current model, the midsize ute will go on sale next spring, and a 1.6L diesel 4-cyl. is promised for a summer arrival.
What we love about the Q7 is the ease with which its functions can be customized for every driver, including the tech lover who craves full engagement and the old-school type who wants to ignore the outside world and merely enjoy the drive.
The all-new Wards 10 Best User Experiences competition drills deeply into the user-friendliness of vehicle systems designed to minimize distraction and frustration, prevent accidents and improve safety in neighborhoods and on the highway.
Winner profiles will appear on WardsAuto.com beginning Sept. 21, and honored automakers will receive their trophies on Oct. 4 at the WardsAuto User Experience Conference at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.
Continental is introducing two technologies intended to give smartphones access to authorized vehicles, but a company executive says he sees conventional fobs sticking around “for the foreseeable future.”
With its new headquarters in Auburn Hills, MI, Nexteer can work more closely with customers on self-driving cars. Next year, some of its customers will launch vehicles that operate in Level 3 semi-autonomous mode.
About 30,000 spectators converged on Pontiac, MI, to see street-legal drag racing Friday as part of Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge. The all-day event was part of the Woodward Dream Cruise and the grand opening of the M1 Concourse.
The city of Berkley takes its cruising seriously. Since the Woodward Dream Cruise began in 1995, the Detroit suburb has closed down its east-west thoroughfare, 12 Mile Road, on Friday night for a parade of classic cars.
The 10 Best UX does not replace Wards 10 Best Interiors, but instead augments it. We determined that the user experience, while very much a part of our overall interiors evaluations, could carry a competition all by itself.
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.