Contributors

Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy is executive editor of WardsAuto World magazine, with an emphasis on technology and suppliers. He leads selection of the Ward’s 10 Best Engines and Ward’s 10 Best Interiors...

in Road Ahead Feb 17, 2015

Conti’s Cloud-to-Car Navigation: You Lost Me

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....More

David E. Zoia

As Editorial Director, I oversee much of what goes into WardsAuto.com, enjoying a ringside seat that lets me observe up close just about every facet of the industry worldwide. I have covered the...

Jun 05, 2013

Auto Makers Gear Up for New Generation of Budget Brands

It’s been a decade since Renault launched its successful low-cost Dacia Logan, aimed at first-time car buyers in emerging markets. Now other auto makers are on the verge of vaulting into a segment that one industry insider says is ready for takeoff....More

Barbara McClellan

Barbara McClellan has covered the international auto industry for Ward's since 1997, specializing in business strategy, with extensive travel throughout Asia. She also writes about alternative...

Jul 30, 2010

Obama Should Travel Michigan's North Country to Gauge Vehicle Needs

President Obama appears to be on a regular milk run to Michigan this summer. He’s visiting Detroit today to tour....More

Steve Finlay

Steve Finlay is the editor of WardsAuto Dealer Business magazine and a senior editor for WardsAuto.com. His journalism career started 42 years ago as a crime reporter. A Michigan native, he likes...

May 08, 2014

Fix Potholes, Then Let’s Talk About High-Tech Roadways for Autonomous Cars

How can we consider advanced road infrastructures of tomorrow when some of today’s streets look like B-52s carpet bombed them?....More

John McElroy

John McElroy is editorial director of Blue Sky Productions and producer of “Autoline” for WTVS-Channel 56, Detroit, and “Autoline Daily,” the online video...

Dec 05, 2014

Cyberattacks Come to Cars

By attacking dealerships and service centers, perhaps by compromising an employee’s laptop, hackers could install malicious software on lots of vehicles....More

Aaron Foley

I joined WardsAuto in 2012, but automobiles have always been in my life. A longtime Detroiter, I've had relatives work in every aspect of the industry, from assembly line to...

Drew Winter

Drew Winter is Editor-in-Chief of WardsAuto World magazine and a Senior Editor at WardsAuto.com. He was won numerous awards for his work in both print and digital media and has been...

Apr 10, 2015

Tesla Faces Competition on All Fronts

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....More

Byron Pope

As the associate editor covering Ford I get a front-row seat to one of the most fascinating times in recent automotive history. In my more than 6  years at WardsAuto, I've witnessed...

Jul 30, 2013

MyFord Touch Complaints Reach Absurd Levels

Ford has been criticized for the problem-plagued MyFord Touch infotainment system, and rightly so, but lawsuits and drops in quality rankings are unwarranted....More

David C. Smith

Dave Smith, WardsAuto editor at large, is the founding editor of WardsAuto World magazine. He writes about numerous topics, all with a keen perspective honed from years of...

in Road Ahead Apr 02, 2015

Manufacturing Not Apple’s Core Business

Buzz about Apple’s intentions got industry observers excited at the recent Geneva Auto Show, but global automakers remain unperturbed....More

Jim Irwin

Jim Irwin joined WardsAuto.com an associate editor in July 2011 following 27 years at the Associated Press bureau in Detroit. He primarily edits stories by WardsAuto...

Feb 27, 2015

Of Humvees and Heroes: Aluminum, Steel Do Battle

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....More
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