Electronics http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53405/more en Mitsubishi Looks to Connect With Younger Buyers http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/mitsubishi-looks-connect-younger-buyers <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The inclusion of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay infotainment systems in the 1.2L, 3-cyl. Mirage offers functionality “today’s young buyers are absolutely going to love,” Mitsubishi Motors North America executive Don Swearingen says.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/mitsubishi-looks-connect-younger-buyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/mitsubishi-looks-connect-younger-buyers#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America Industry HMI U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Mitsubishi Sales & Marketing 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Information & Entertainment Fri, 20 Nov 2015 19:11:00 +0000 1407621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Diminutive Mirage big part of Mitsubishi&rsquo;s U.S. sales gains.</strong></p> Automakers Seek High-Tech Edge in Developing Self-Driving Car http://wardsauto.com/automakers-seek-high-tech-edge-developing-self-driving-car <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Automakers are scrambling to load up their vehicles with sophisticated electronics that handle many driving situations but stop short of making the car fully autonomous, something experts say may be decades away.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/automakers-seek-high-tech-edge-developing-self-driving-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Autonomous Vehicles Safety Technology Technology Miscellaneous Autonomous Vehicles Electronics Sun, 15 Nov 2015 21:00:00 +0000 1401461 at http://wardsauto.com U.K. Motorists Fret Most About Distracted Driving http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/uk-motorists-fret-most-about-distracted-driving <div class="node-body article-body">Those surveyed say use of text messaging and social media while driving are the two biggest threats to their personal safety, with 93% and 92%, respectively, claiming these to be a “very or somewhat serious” threat.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/uk-motorists-fret-most-about-distracted-driving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/uk-motorists-fret-most-about-distracted-driving#comments Public Gated Europe Vehicles & Technology HMI Safety Technology Technology United Kingdom Miscellaneous Internet Safety Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:15:00 +0000 1397321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fearsome sight on U.K. roads.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Honda Taps Into Culture of Silicon Valley Innovation http://wardsauto.com/industry/honda-taps-culture-silicon-valley-innovation <div class="node-body article-body">Nick Sugimoto, the Honda lab’s senior program director, compares high-tech innovators’ entrepreneurial spirit with that of Honda founder Soichiro Honda, whose vision saw his fledgling auto-parts supply company grow into the global automaker it is today.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/honda-taps-culture-silicon-valley-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/honda-taps-culture-silicon-valley-innovation#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America Industry HMI U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Honda Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Product Development Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:45:00 +0000 1397301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Shinichi &ldquo;Max&rdquo; Akama, Principal Engineer-Honda Silicon Valley Lab, activates a prototype infotainment system that uses a smartphone as a car&rsquo;s database.</strong></p> The New Connected Car http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/new-connected-car <div class="field-byline"> Aashish Dalal </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The interaction between technology and driver has to be frictionless, maximizing safety, while also assisting driving. The interface has to be carefully thought through and tested in order for car manufacturers to get it just right.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/new-connected-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/new-connected-car#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry HMI U.S. Technology IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Auto Makers Suppliers Internet Tue, 10 Nov 2015 12:22:00 +0000 1393741 at http://wardsauto.com '16 Volkswagen Passat http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-volkswagen-passat <div class="node-body gallery-body">Some new sheet-metal wrinkles and Apple and Android connectivity among the midcycle enhancements for the '16 Passat.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-volkswagen-passat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-volkswagen-passat#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry HMI U.S. Interiors Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous Volkswagen Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Vehicle Interiors Test Drives Thu, 05 Nov 2015 11:21:00 +0000 1385171 at http://wardsauto.com Embracing Diversity Can Turn Automakers Into Mobility Leaders http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/embracing-diversity-can-turn-automakers-mobility-leaders <div class="field-byline"> Juncal Garrido </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The distinctive profile of the automotive executive may well be a factor in the industry’s success to date. Yet there are elements in this profile that may hinder – rather than enable – fundamental transformation. Today’s “car guys” need to evolve.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/embracing-diversity-can-turn-automakers-mobility-leaders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/embracing-diversity-can-turn-automakers-mobility-leaders#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional Industry HMI U.S. Technology IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Auto Makers Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Labor & Human Resources Wed, 04 Nov 2015 12:24:00 +0000 1388921 at http://wardsauto.com In the Future, Auto Cybersecurity Onus Could Be on Owners http://wardsauto.com/industry/future-auto-cybersecurity-onus-could-be-owners <div class="node-body article-body">A movement to shift liability for hacking to consumers already is under way in the banking industry, as data breaches and payouts increase.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/future-auto-cybersecurity-onus-could-be-owners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/future-auto-cybersecurity-onus-could-be-owners#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry HMI U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Auto Makers Suppliers Electronic Control Units (ECU) Internet Mon, 02 Nov 2015 11:50:00 +0000 1384891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong><em>60 Minutes</em> demonstrated&nbsp;hack of Chevy Impala via OnStar (not shown).</strong></p> Automakers, Telcoms Map European Digital Highway http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/automakers-telcoms-map-european-digital-highway <div class="field-byline"> Sara Lewis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The industry coalition’s three strategic objectives are prioritizing connectivity, network coverage and reliability; facilitating take-up; and ensuring trust and security.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/automakers-telcoms-map-european-digital-highway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/automakers-telcoms-map-european-digital-highway#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Industry Autonomous Vehicles Safety Technology Technology Miscellaneous Unspecified Companies Autonomous Vehicles Electronics Product Development Thu, 29 Oct 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1384611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volvo assumes legal liability for autonomous Drive Me cars in accidents.</strong></p> ’16 Mercedes AMG GT S http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-mercedes-amg-gt-s <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Mercedes AMG GT S looks, feels and sounds like Germany’s best efforts to launch an American-style muscle car, right down to the high-rpm howl, the gentle shake and burble at idle and the delicious gasp of backpressure during downshifts as a corner approaches. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-mercedes-amg-gt-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-mercedes-amg-gt-s#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry North America - Regional Engines HMI U.S. Materials Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Germany Interiors Technology Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous Mercedes Brakes Carbon Fiber Cockpit Exterior Fuel Economy Gasoline Information & Entertainment Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Tires Turbocharger Test Drives Mon, 26 Oct 2015 11:13:00 +0000 1379861 at http://wardsauto.com