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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....More
Feb 17, 2015

Conti’s Cloud-to-Car Navigation: You Lost Me2

The supplier envisions connected vehicles carrying on never-ending digital conversations with IBM’s computer servers in Dallas about more than just....More
Jan 28, 2015

Autonomous CUV for Offroad Enthusiasts Latest Design Challenge

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....More
Jan 15, 2015

CD Players Not Dead Yet10

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....More
Dec 18, 2014

Fuel-Cell Cars: All Ramped Up With No Place to Go?

Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle discussions usually turn to the I word: infrastructure. Automakers are investing too much into FCVs to guess whether....More
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....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
Nov 18, 2014

The Buck Stops Here

Public education about avoiding car-deer collisions won’t be supplanted anytime soon by safety technology more sophisticated than the seatbelt and....More
Nov 04, 2014

Cheap Gas Worries Auto Industry

A very senior Toyota executive told me that if gasoline prices are around $3 a gallon in 2018, the company will not be able to meet CAFE regulations....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
Oct 22, 2014

Welcome to ‘Virtual Cockpit’

Unlike most systems now widely used, the Audi TT eliminates the display screen mounted in the center stack or above it....More
Oct 15, 2014

Got You Covered

I thought efforts to limit distracted driving were spreading. Standing intact, however, is the apparent belief one can’t enjoy listening to Tom Petty....More
Sep 17, 2014

Safety Shouldn’t Be Disabled12

All vehicle safety technologies, be they old like seatbelts or new like lane-departure warning, should be mandatory, not optional....More
Sep 08, 2014

Honda’s Showing Some Fighting Spirit

After recent years of lengthier lifecycles, Honda is taking a page from competitors, and its own history, by bringing a new Civic out earlier than....More
Aug 25, 2014

Finally, Voice of Reason2

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

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...

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...
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