Road Ahead http://wardsauto.com/blog/96684/feed Blogs with an emphasis on technology, design and suppliers. en Death of an LT4, Or What You Didn't Read in My Cadillac CTS-V Review http://wardsauto.com/blog/death-lt4-or-what-you-didnt-read-my-cadillac-cts-v-review <div class="node-body blog-body">I’m relatively satisfied the bug that blew the engine will not make it into production units. But it’s still an interesting story and deserves to be told.</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/death-lt4-or-what-you-didnt-read-my-cadillac-cts-v-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/death-lt4-or-what-you-didnt-read-my-cadillac-cts-v-review#comments Blog Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Cadillac Gasoline Supercharger Road Ahead Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:06:00 +0000 1331001 at http://wardsauto.com Merge Those Powertrain Operations http://wardsauto.com/blog/merge-those-powertrain-operations <div class="node-body blog-body">In the NAFTA market alone, GM, Ford and FCA will build nearly 9 million engines and 9 million transmissions this year. FCA estimates nearly 90% of that production overlaps.</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/merge-those-powertrain-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/merge-those-powertrain-operations#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler General Motors Globalization Product Development Road Ahead Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:04:00 +0000 1330341 at http://wardsauto.com The World According to Tesla http://wardsauto.com/blog/world-according-tesla <div class="node-body blog-body">If you work at Tesla, which is valued at about $25 billion and sells just one very good luxury car, the possibilities must seem limitless.</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/world-according-tesla" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/world-according-tesla#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Tesla 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Electric Vehicles Finance Fuel Economy Li-ion Product Development Road Ahead Thu, 06 Aug 2015 11:28:00 +0000 1327521 at http://wardsauto.com No Laughing Matter With Blinker Bozo at the Wheel http://wardsauto.com/blog/no-laughing-matter-blinker-bozo-wheel <div class="node-body blog-body">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. </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/no-laughing-matter-blinker-bozo-wheel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/no-laughing-matter-blinker-bozo-wheel#comments Blog U.S. Chevrolet Cockpit Road Ahead Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:25:00 +0000 1319721 at http://wardsauto.com Autonomous Cars Will Need Ethics, Morals and NASCAR Mode http://wardsauto.com/blog/autonomous-cars-will-need-ethics-morals-and-nascar-mode <div class="node-body blog-body">It is easy to make autonomous vehicles drive in a more virtuous manner than humans, but this could make them vulnerable as they mix with conventional cars and drivers on the road. </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-cars-will-need-ethics-morals-and-nascar-mode" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/autonomous-cars-will-need-ethics-morals-and-nascar-mode#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers Autonomous Vehicles Collision Avoidance Future Products Product Development Safety Road Ahead Thu, 09 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000 1310551 at http://wardsauto.com A Place to Store, Track Your Classic http://wardsauto.com/blog/place-store-track-your-classic <div class="node-body blog-body">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 expected to be ready for owners by next spring.</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/place-store-track-your-classic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/place-store-track-your-classic#comments Blog Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America North America - Regional U.S. General Motors Restructuring Vehicles in Operation Vehicles & Technology Brad Oleshansky handling track M1 Concourse Michigan Pontiac RACER trust Rapid Motor Vehicle Road Ahead Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:02:00 +0000 1304711 at http://wardsauto.com Good News, Bad News Underlies Obama’s Failed EV Goal http://wardsauto.com/blog/good-news-bad-news-underlies-obama-s-failed-ev-goal <div class="node-body blog-body">The Obama Admin. overestimated the potential of electric cars, but it also vastly underestimated how much conventional internal-combustion engines could improve.</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/good-news-bad-news-underlies-obama-s-failed-ev-goal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/good-news-bad-news-underlies-obama-s-failed-ev-goal#comments Blog Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BMW Ford Tesla Electric Vehicles Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Turbocharger Road Ahead Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:59:00 +0000 1294271 at http://wardsauto.com Hang Up and Drive – And Get Off My Lawn http://wardsauto.com/blog/hang-and-drive-and-get-my-lawn <div class="node-body blog-body">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 the last second to avoid a fire hydrant, I glance at the driver and see that he or she is looking at a device instead of the road. </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/hang-and-drive-and-get-my-lawn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/hang-and-drive-and-get-my-lawn#comments Blog Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Product Development Safety Bluetooth Derek Flemming distraction Hang Up and Drive Livingston County Martin Zale road rage smartphone traffic Road Ahead Thu, 04 Jun 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1289281 at http://wardsauto.com 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