Design http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53399/more en Volvo Takes Wraps Off All-New XC90 http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-takes-wraps-all-new-xc90 <div class="node-body article-body">Volvo has set a medium-term goal of selling 100,000 units annually in the U.S., and says the XC90 will play a significant role in reaching that objective.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-takes-wraps-all-new-xc90" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-takes-wraps-all-new-xc90#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Volvo Car Exterior Gasoline Headlamps Hybrid Vehicles Interior Sales Results Supercharger Turbocharger Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:30:00 +0000 1095001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volvo XC90 all-new for first time since introduction in 2002.</strong></p> Ford’s Enhanced Virtual-Reality Lab Becomes Reality http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-s-enhanced-virtual-reality-lab-becomes-reality <div class="node-body article-body">The upgrade allows designers to perform walk-arounds of an entire virtual car and experience the model much like a consumer would at a dealership.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-s-enhanced-virtual-reality-lab-becomes-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-s-enhanced-virtual-reality-lab-becomes-reality#comments Premium Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Ford Design Future Products Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:34:00 +0000 1091451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New software takes virtual reality to new level.</strong></p> Daimler Staying Ahead of Curve in Silicon Valley http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/daimler-staying-ahead-curve-silicon-valley <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szczesny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker has had a formal partnership with Google for more than two years and Apple content will be available on the screens of Mercedes vehicles starting in mid-2016. But informal relationships also are important.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/daimler-staying-ahead-curve-silicon-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/daimler-staying-ahead-curve-silicon-valley#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Mercedes Sales & Marketing Autonomous Vehicles Design Information & Entertainment Product Development Amazon Google Silicon Valley Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:24:00 +0000 1086961 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes-Benz R&amp;D draws on synergies with Silicon Valley players.</strong></p> From Fantastic to Bizarre http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/fantastic-bizarre <div class="node-body gallery-body">Metro Detroit hosted the 20th annual Woodward Dream Cruise this past weekend, and the event truly has become Motor City Mardi Gras. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/fantastic-bizarre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/fantastic-bizarre#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Chevrolet Jaguar Nissan Porsche Design Exterior Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Vehicle Interiors Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000 1087111 at http://wardsauto.com 2014 Woodward Dream Cruise http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2014-woodward-dream-cruise <div class="node-body gallery-body">Today is officially the Woodward Dream Cruise, but actually it's been going on for days and, for some car enthusiasts who can't wait to show off their rides, weeks and even months. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2014-woodward-dream-cruise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2014-woodward-dream-cruise#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional Canada U.S. Germany Buick Cadillac Chevrolet Chrysler Ford Ford Lincoln Exterior Product Development Vehicle Interiors Wheels Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:30:00 +0000 1086361 at http://wardsauto.com Reuss Gives Tesla Props, Loves His Old ’Vette http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/reuss-gives-tesla-props-loves-his-old-vette <div class="field-deck"> Inside View </div> <div class="node-body article-body">GM’s Mark Reuss praises Tesla as a worthy competitor in the EV sector and talks at length about his beloved ’54 Corvette, which required more than a little elbow grease on his part.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/reuss-gives-tesla-props-loves-his-old-vette" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/reuss-gives-tesla-props-loves-his-old-vette#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Chevrolet General Motors Design Gasoline Inside View Product Development Transmissions Back to the Bricks Chevrolet Corvette Ed Cole Elon Musk John McElroy Mark Reuss Tesla Woodward Dream Cruise WWJ AM Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:16:00 +0000 1086201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM&rsquo;s Reuss speaks at Dream Cruise event this week.</strong></p> Woodward Dream Cruise Business Breakfast http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/woodward-dream-cruise-business-breakfast <div class="node-body gallery-body">The free-flowing conversation was steered by questions from WWJ listeners in the audience under a tent alongside Woodward Avenue, which tomorrow will host the world’s largest 1-day car event, for more than 1 million people. It’s the 20th year for the Dream Cruise.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/woodward-dream-cruise-business-breakfast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/woodward-dream-cruise-business-breakfast#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Chevrolet General Motors Design Gasoline Inside View Product Development Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:15:00 +0000 1086241 at http://wardsauto.com Flooded GM Tech Center on Mend; Design, R&D Still Closed http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/flooded-gm-tech-center-mend-design-rd-still-closed <div class="node-body article-body">Employees at GM Design tell WardsAuto their main building was “devastated,” and it could be months before the facility is fully operational again.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/flooded-gm-tech-center-mend-design-rd-still-closed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/flooded-gm-tech-center-mend-design-rd-still-closed#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers North America U.S. General Motors Design Product Development Dwight Eisenhower GM Tech Center Katie McBride Mark Reuss Warren Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:30:00 +0000 1086111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM Design sustains major flood damage.</strong></p> Is Your Classic Car Worthy of Historical Register? http://wardsauto.com/blog/your-classic-car-worthy-historical-register <div class="node-body blog-body">“If we had a local fruit truck from Birmingham here or local delivery truck that is still around, a local firetruck, that’s every bit as important as the Washington Monument on the national level. It’s all part of our heritage, and heritage starts local," Mark Gessler says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/your-classic-car-worthy-historical-register" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/your-classic-car-worthy-historical-register#comments Management & Strategy Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Cadillac Chrysler Ford Design Engines Exterior Product Development Sales Results Concours d'Elegance of America Ford Mustang II concept Gary Peters Historic Vehicle Association Mark Gessler Shelby Daytona U.S. Department of Interior Final Inspection Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:18:00 +0000 1085481 at http://wardsauto.com Historic Vehicle Association http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/historic-vehicle-association <div class="node-body gallery-body">In addition to creating the national register, the new legislation authorized the Department of Interior to work with the Historic Vehicle Association to document and preserve automotive heritage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/historic-vehicle-association" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/historic-vehicle-association#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Buick Cadillac Chrysler Ford Design Exterior Interior Product Development Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:17:00 +0000 1085491 at http://wardsauto.com