Road Ahead http://wardsauto.com/blog/96684/feed Blogs with an emphasis on technology, design and suppliers. en Time for an HMI Intervention http://wardsauto.com/blog/time-hmi-intervention <div class="node-body blog-body">The HMI remedy being suggested is a bit shocking: something that resembles a pushbutton AM radio from the 1950s combined with a head-up display.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/time-hmi-intervention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/time-hmi-intervention#comments Blog Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Suppliers Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Road Ahead Wed, 13 May 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1277161 at http://wardsauto.com We Lose by Waiting on Autonomous Cars http://wardsauto.com/blog/we-lose-waiting-autonomous-cars <div class="node-body blog-body">Automakers are waiting for someone to tell them who is going to be held liable if a self-driving car crashes. They will be liable. Start figuring out how to deal with it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/we-lose-waiting-autonomous-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/we-lose-waiting-autonomous-cars#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers Autonomous Vehicles Collision Avoidance Future Products Safety Road Ahead Thu, 07 May 2015 13:00:00 +0000 1274011 at http://wardsauto.com Tesla Faces Competition on All Fronts http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-faces-competition-all-fronts <div class="node-body blog-body">Tesla will have trouble making profits when its only competitors are pet projects of major automakers that only care about image and volume and expect to lose money on them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-faces-competition-all-fronts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-faces-competition-all-fronts#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Tesla Electric Vehicles Emissions Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Road Ahead Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:00:00 +0000 1254611 at http://wardsauto.com Manufacturing Not Apple’s Core Business http://wardsauto.com/blog/manufacturing-not-apple-s-core-business <div class="node-body blog-body">Buzz about Apple’s intentions got industry observers excited at the recent Geneva Auto Show, but global automakers remain unperturbed. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/manufacturing-not-apple-s-core-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/manufacturing-not-apple-s-core-business#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Autonomous Vehicles Design Electric Vehicles Future Products Product Development Road Ahead Thu, 02 Apr 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1248461 at http://wardsauto.com Of Humvees and Heroes: Aluminum, Steel Do Battle http://wardsauto.com/blog/humvees-and-heroes-aluminum-steel-do-battle <div class="node-body blog-body">A key issue in the aluminum-vs.-steel standoff is strength. Each side is playing the military and, by extension, the patriotism card. The message is that if it’s strong enough to protect soldiers in combat, then it’s strong enough, and safe enough, for you and everybody in your truck. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/humvees-and-heroes-aluminum-steel-do-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/humvees-and-heroes-aluminum-steel-do-battle#comments Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Advertising Aluminum Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup OE-Supplier Relations Steel Road Ahead Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:31:00 +0000 1233481 at http://wardsauto.com Conti’s Cloud-to-Car Navigation: You Lost Me http://wardsauto.com/blog/conti-s-cloud-car-navigation-you-lost-me <div class="node-body blog-body">The supplier envisions connected vehicles carrying on never-ending digital conversations with IBM’s computer servers in Dallas about more than just the weather. Forgive my inability to process the vast implications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/conti-s-cloud-car-navigation-you-lost-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/conti-s-cloud-car-navigation-you-lost-me#comments Blog Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Continental Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Fuel Economy Future Products Product Development Safety Big Data cloud connected car Consumer electronics Show eHorizon HERE IBM location cloud MQTT Nokia Scania sensors speed limit Tejas Desai Road Ahead Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:15:00 +0000 1224421 at http://wardsauto.com Autonomous CUV for Offroad Enthusiasts Latest Design Challenge http://wardsauto.com/blog/autonomous-cuv-offroad-enthusiasts-latest-design-challenge <div class="node-body blog-body">An autonomous car for driving enthusiasts may sound like an oxymoron, but we’re betting there will be a lot of consumers in 2030 who still like to drive, at least on weekends.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/autonomous-cuv-offroad-enthusiasts-latest-design-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/autonomous-cuv-offroad-enthusiasts-latest-design-challenge#comments Blog Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Interior Vehicle Interiors Road Ahead Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:50:00 +0000 1209981 at http://wardsauto.com CD Players Not Dead Yet http://wardsauto.com/blog/cd-players-not-dead-yet <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/cd-players-not-dead-yet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/cd-players-not-dead-yet#comments Blog Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers Instrument Panel Interior Sound Systems Road Ahead Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:12:00 +0000 1197051 at http://wardsauto.com Fuel-Cell Cars: All Ramped Up With No Place to Go? http://wardsauto.com/blog/fuel-cell-cars-all-ramped-no-place-go <div class="node-body blog-body">Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle discussions usually turn to the I word: infrastructure. Automakers are investing too much into FCVs to guess whether refueling infrastructure will grow. It will. But for now it’s running on fumes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/fuel-cell-cars-all-ramped-no-place-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/fuel-cell-cars-all-ramped-no-place-go#comments Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. France Honda Hyundai Renault Volkswagen Politics Department of Energy (DOE) Emissions Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles fuel-cell vehicles fueling infrastructure hydrogen refueling stations Road Ahead Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:41:00 +0000 1183681 at http://wardsauto.com Cyberattacks Come to Cars http://wardsauto.com/blog/cyberattacks-come-cars <div class="node-body blog-body">By attacking dealerships and service centers, perhaps by compromising an employee’s laptop, hackers could install malicious software on lots of vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/cyberattacks-come-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/cyberattacks-come-cars#comments Blog Auto Makers By Topic Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Electronic Control Units (ECU) Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Road Ahead Fri, 05 Dec 2014 13:19:00 +0000 1170111 at http://wardsauto.com