Road Ahead http://wardsauto.com/blog/96684/feed Blogs with an emphasis on technology, design and suppliers. en Car Sharing, Autonomous Cars, No Existential Threat http://wardsauto.com/blog/car-sharing-autonomous-cars-no-existential-threat <div class="node-body blog-body">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. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/car-sharing-autonomous-cars-no-existential-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/car-sharing-autonomous-cars-no-existential-threat#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Autonomous Vehicles U.S. Technology Dealer IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Auto Makers Continental Autonomous Vehicles Future Products Product Development Road Ahead Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:23:00 +0000 1396241 at http://wardsauto.com Silicon Valley’s Auto Brain Drain http://wardsauto.com/blog/silicon-valley-s-auto-brain-drain <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/silicon-valley-s-auto-brain-drain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/silicon-valley-s-auto-brain-drain#comments Blog Auto Makers North America Industry Autonomous Vehicles U.S. IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Auto Makers Autonomous Vehicles Product Development Road Ahead Mon, 02 Nov 2015 12:34:00 +0000 1387331 at http://wardsauto.com VW’s Dirty Deeds Overshadow Bosch Celebration http://wardsauto.com/blog/vw-s-dirty-deeds-overshadow-bosch-celebration <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/vw-s-dirty-deeds-overshadow-bosch-celebration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/vw-s-dirty-deeds-overshadow-bosch-celebration#comments Blog Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Europe Industry North America - Regional Engines Diesel U.S. Germany IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Volkswagen Politics Diesel Emissions European Commission Product Development Road Ahead Fri, 16 Oct 2015 12:30:00 +0000 1373181 at http://wardsauto.com VW, Audi Excluded From 10 Best Engines Testing http://wardsauto.com/blog/vw-audi-excluded-10-best-engines-testing <div class="node-body blog-body">Caught red-handed in a scheme that pollutes the environment, as well as its own corporate culture, the Volkswagen Group will be suspended from participating in the Ward’s 10 Best Engines competition until further notice.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/vw-audi-excluded-10-best-engines-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/vw-audi-excluded-10-best-engines-testing#comments 10 Best Engines 2016 Industry Engines Technology IdeaXChange Road Ahead Mon, 05 Oct 2015 10:41:00 +0000 1361191 at http://wardsauto.com The Prius Will Be OK http://wardsauto.com/blog/prius-will-be-ok <div class="node-body blog-body">Given today's slew of alternative-powertrain vehicles, some are busy writing the Prius's obituary. But there's no green model that has sold as well for as long, and with as much reliability.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/prius-will-be-ok" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/prius-will-be-ok#comments Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Toyota Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Road Ahead Mon, 21 Sep 2015 11:41:00 +0000 1351281 at http://wardsauto.com Now Project Head, He Rethinks Business Chances of Google’s Self-Driving Cars http://wardsauto.com/blog/now-project-head-he-rethinks-business-chances-google-s-self-driving-cars <div class="node-body blog-body">John Krafcik, formerly of TrueCar, once was adamant the search-engine giant would not get too far into the autonomous-car business. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/now-project-head-he-rethinks-business-chances-google-s-self-driving-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/now-project-head-he-rethinks-business-chances-google-s-self-driving-cars#comments Blog Auto Makers Dealers North America Industry Autonomous Vehicles U.S. Dealer IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Auto Makers Dealerships Autonomous Vehicles Road Ahead Wed, 16 Sep 2015 18:00:00 +0000 1349101 at http://wardsauto.com Mapping the User Experience http://wardsauto.com/blog/mapping-user-experience <div class="node-body blog-body">Millions of consumers have formed a special bond with Apple’s user interface. Automakers want to emulate this kind of user experience, known as UX in tech circles, to create loyalty to a vehicle brand, not just a smartphone. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/mapping-user-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/mapping-user-experience#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry HMI U.S. Technology Dealer IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Auto Makers Suppliers Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Navigation Systems Product Development Road Ahead Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:30:00 +0000 1346581 at http://wardsauto.com 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> <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 Industry Engines U.S. Technology IdeaXChange Miscellaneous 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> <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 Industry U.S. Technology IdeaXChange Miscellaneous 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> <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 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines U.S. Technology IdeaXChange Miscellaneous 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