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 Oct 16, 2015

VW’s Dirty Deeds Overshadow Bosch Celebration

Bosch wanted to talk about its new research center, a massive hub in Germany that encourages engineers and students to set their minds free, but journalists had other topics in mind....More

David E. Zoia

As Editorial Director, I oversee much of what goes into, 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 His journalism career started 42 years ago as a crime reporter. A Michigan native, he likes...

Sep 16, 2015

Now Project Head, He Rethinks Business Chances of Google’s Self-Driving Cars

John Krafcik, formerly of TrueCar, once was adamant the search-engine giant would not get too far into the autonomous-car business....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...

in Road Ahead Nov 02, 2015

Silicon Valley’s Auto Brain Drain

At a time when automakers and suppliers lament they have to struggle to find the talent they need, Silicon Valley knows how to deal with the problem. They offer recruits lots of money....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 He was won numerous awards for his work in both print and digital media and has been...

Nov 11, 2015

Car Sharing, Autonomous Cars, No Existential Threat

There is one big problem with car-sharing services and the idea one self-driving car can serve the needs of an entire family: sharing is required....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...

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

Jul 27, 2015

No Laughing Matter With Blinker Bozo at the Wheel

To my chagrin – no, horror – I saw my right-turn indicator blinking monotonously, as it had to have been for the minimum of three miles (5 km) since I could remember last making a right....More
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