Tom Murphy

Executive Editor, WardsAuto World digital magazine, WardsAuto/WardsAuto World

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 awards. Tom grills year-round, never leaves home without a guitar pick, stays up late for Stanley Cup playoff games and aspires to own a Jaguar E-Type someday.

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Jun 26, 2015

A Place to Store, Track Your Classic

Construction of the M1 Concourse, a collection of private garages and a handling track, is under way in suburban Detroit, and the first 80 units are....More
Jun 04, 2015

Hang Up and Drive – And Get Off My Lawn

When I see a vehicle drifting into my lane, or someone else’s lane, or over a curb on a busy street, or if an aimless vehicle corrects abruptly at....More
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....More
Dec 02, 2014

Coming to an EV Near You: Multi-Speed Transmissions

A ZF executive says he expects 3- or 4-speed transmissions to be available in electric vehicles within five or six years. The new gearboxes could....More
Oct 24, 2014

Driving in Greece Stressful, But Worth It

The islands are lovely to visit, but be prepared for narrow winding roads with few guardrails to protect the buses, ATVs, scooters, cars and....More
Aug 25, 2014

Finally, Voice of Reason

The concept of an autopilot is not new, particularly in aerospace. But Owens notes even the airline industry has never crossed that threshold by....More
Jul 11, 2014

Vintage Car Owners Line Up for Fuel

“This is the greatest day ever!” declares Thomas Semaan, whose ’80 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray fueled up for a mere $8.60 instead of the $38 he would....More
Jun 23, 2014

Come On GM, Pony Up

We’re not here to quibble with the output but instead to call attention to the gamesmanship between two automakers – namely GM and Ford – who can’t....More
May 16, 2014

Race Day Will Never Be the Same

Next time I’m channel surfing and come across a NASCAR, Formula 1 or Indy event on TV, I certainly will be more appreciative of the physical and....More
Apr 15, 2014

Taiwanese Market: Car Vs. Scooter

The Taiwanese government is pushing scooters with cleaner-burning engines that sell for as little as NT$50,000 ($1,659), and a small number of....More
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