Design http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53399/more en Ford F-150: 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Winner http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/ford-f-150-2015-wards-10-best-interiors-winner <div class="node-body video-body">WardsAuto's Steve Finlay shares his thoughts on the Ford F-150, among the winners in the 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors competition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/ford-f-150-2015-wards-10-best-interiors-winner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/ford-f-150-2015-wards-10-best-interiors-winner#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. Ford Interior Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:48:00 +0000 1241851 at http://wardsauto.com Students Envision Self Drivers for 2030 http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/students-envision-self-drivers-2030 <div class="node-body article-body">The assignment is to design the interior of a compact CUV or SUV aimed at active professionals who want a car that drives itself on daily commutes but who also want the option to physically drive in the country on weekends. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/students-envision-self-drivers-2030" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/students-envision-self-drivers-2030#comments Public Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. IAC Lear Autonomous Vehicles Future Products Interior Vehicle Interiors Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1257891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Instructor Brian Stoeckel&nbsp;(foreground)&nbsp;discusses early design sketches with CCS&nbsp;student Fred Zehao Liu.</strong></p> Photo credit: Sherrie Savage CCS Students Present Autonomous CUV Designs http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/ccs-students-present-autonomous-cuv-designs <div class="node-body gallery-body">In its sixth collaboration with the College for Creative Studies and sponsors Lear and IAC, WardsAuto challenged transportation design students to create a compact CUV for 2030 that is autonomous on daily commutes, but becomes a driver’s car on weekends.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/ccs-students-present-autonomous-cuv-designs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/ccs-students-present-autonomous-cuv-designs#comments Public Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. IAC Lear Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:21:00 +0000 1259511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fred Zhao Liu&rsquo;s project is futuristic Honda compact CUV.</strong></p> 3D Printers Offer New Dimension in Manufacturing http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/3d-printers-offer-new-dimension-manufacturing <div class="field-byline"> Kitty So </div> <div class="node-body article-body">From fabricating entire structures to specific parts, 3D printing can create most components of an innovative automobile and in the future could build an entire car.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/3d-printers-offer-new-dimension-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/3d-printers-offer-new-dimension-manufacturing#comments Public Gated Plants & Production Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional Body Carbon Fiber Design Manufacturing Technology Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:46:00 +0000 1256331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Local Motors Strati 3-D car printed, driven at 2014 International Manufacturing Technology Show.</strong></p> Inner Beauty for the Masses http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/inner-beauty-masses <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Editors selected the Ward’s 10 Best Interiors after spending February and March evaluating 42 new interiors and scoring them on design aesthetics, materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value, fit-and-finish and driver information. Trophies will be awarded May 13.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/inner-beauty-masses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/inner-beauty-masses#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Italy BMW Chrysler Ford GMC Honda Jeep Kia Mazda Mercedes Nissan Aluminum Carbon Fiber Cockpit Electric Vehicles Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Information & Entertainment Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Vehicles in Operation BMW i3 C400 Chrysler 300C Ford F-150 King Ranch GMC Canyon Honda Fit Jeep Renegade Kia Sedona Mazda6 Mercedes C-Class Nissan Murano Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1260201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nissan Murano interior punctuated by smooth, flowing lines extending from IP to center console.</strong></p> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Winners http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winners <div class="node-body gallery-body">An extensive package profiling the winners will appear on WardsAuto.com beginning April 27 and will be featured in the May issue of WardsAuto World digital magazine.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winners#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany BMW Chrysler Ford GMC Honda Jeep Kia Mazda Mercedes Nissan Aluminum Carbon Fiber Cockpit Electric Vehicles Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:52:00 +0000 1260281 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Nominees Roundtable - Part Four http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominees-roundtable-part-four <div class="node-body video-body">WardsAuto editors gather for a roundtable discussion of several vehicles vying for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors honors. Vehicles discussed include: Toyota Sienna and Ram ProMaster City.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominees-roundtable-part-four" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominees-roundtable-part-four#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. Ram Toyota Interior Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:16:00 +0000 1259381 at http://wardsauto.com '15 Ford Edge http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/15-ford-edge <div class="node-body gallery-body">'15 Ford Edge gets new sheetmetal, upgraded interior and is available with three engine choices, including two direct-injected, turbocharged EcoBoost mills. See related story: (New ’15 Ford Edge Stands Out in Crowded CUV Segment)</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/15-ford-edge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/15-ford-edge#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Test Drives North America U.S. Ford Automatic Collision Avoidance Exterior Gasoline Information & Entertainment Interior Supercharger Test Drives Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:46:00 +0000 1257691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;15 Ford Edge retains sporty appearance that defines model.&nbsp;</strong></p> New ’15 Ford Edge Stands Out in Crowded CUV Segment http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/new-15-ford-edge-stands-out-crowded-cuv-segment <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Vehicle Test Drive </font color="#8005</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The ’15 Edge retains its 3-bar grille, but now has more space between the bars and is hexagonal instead of rectangular.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/new-15-ford-edge-stands-out-crowded-cuv-segment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/new-15-ford-edge-stands-out-crowded-cuv-segment#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Test Drives North America U.S. Ford Automatic Collision Avoidance Exterior Gasoline Information & Entertainment Interior Turbocharger Test Drives Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:45:00 +0000 1257681 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;15&nbsp;Ford Edge.</strong></p> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Nominees Roundtable - Part Three http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominees-roundtable-part-three <div class="node-body video-body">WardsAuto editors gather for a roundtable discussion of several vehicles vying for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors honors. Vehicles discussed include: Acura TLX and Ford F-150.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominees-roundtable-part-three" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominees-roundtable-part-three#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. Acura Ford Interior Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:16:00 +0000 1257941 at http://wardsauto.com