Although industry giants OnStar and ATX Group have been offering services such as roadside assistance and hands-free calling for nearly 12 years, the technologies have struggled to catch on with consumers....More
Ask a group of auto designers or engineers to explain what makes an interior irresistible to prospective buyers, and you likely will go through an exercise that sounds like three blind men describing an elephant....More
Ross has reasons to be pessimistic: People are losing jobs and unable to replace their vehicles; the housing market is in shambles; Americans are defaulting on loans; and household debt is up to $13.8 trillion....More
“Most of our suppliers would no longer exist unless we let them raise prices. I believe other Tier 1s are in a similar position,” says Wilbur Ross, who formed International Automotive Components in 2005....More
Each vehicle nominated for Wards 10 Best Interiors is scored based on aesthetics and design harmony as well as materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value and fit-and-finish. Editors also test the user-friendliness of the human-machine interface.
Last year, Hyundai was the first automaker in the world to sell a vehicle powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Hyundai Vice Chairman Woong-chul Yang makes it clear the automaker plans to be a trailblazer in hybrids as well as fuel cells....More
A massive increase in Defender thefts has followed JLR’s January termination of the all-wheel-drive workhorse’s 67-year production run. Rural insurer NFU Mutual says more than 500 Defenders were stolen across the U.K. last year....More