Electronics http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53405/more en 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> 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 '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> Bringing Human Touch to Connected Car http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/bringing-human-touch-connected-car <div class="field-byline"> Jim Flavell </div> <div class="field-deck"> Industry Voices </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The in-vehicle experience continues to evolve rapidly, with both automakers and suppliers ramping up the rate of innovation. Here are a few thoughts on how we can bring a human touch to these connected features.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/bringing-human-touch-connected-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/bringing-human-touch-connected-car#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Audi Auto Makers Mercedes Suppliers Autonomous Vehicles Information & Entertainment Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 1250571 at http://wardsauto.com Chinese E-commerce Giant Forms Automotive Unit http://wardsauto.com/chinese-e-commerce-giant-forms-automotive-unit <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Alibaba's automotive-business unit includes car-marketing services based on its big data-analysis capabilities, and e-commerce company has partnered with automaker SAIC to invest in development of Internet-connected cars. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/chinese-e-commerce-giant-forms-automotive-unit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Sales & Marketing Internet Internet Marketing Product Development Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:10:00 +0000 1257271 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Nominee: Infiniti QX80 http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-infiniti-qx80 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Infiniti's flagship SUV, the QX80, seats seven and is loaded with premium features, such as Truffle Brown semi-aniline leather and copious amounts of open-pore matte finish ash wood trim. Base price of this AWD model with 5.6L V-8 is $66,350, but our loaded test model stickers for $89,845. </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-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-infiniti-qx80" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-infiniti-qx80#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Infiniti Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Thu, 09 Apr 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1249681 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Nominee: Toyota Camry http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-toyota-camry <div class="node-body gallery-body">Bright red contrast stitching and microsuede inserts on seats and door panels inject the latest-generation Toyota Camry with a healthy dose of attitude and sportiness – words not often associated with America's best-selling family sedan. The XSE V-6 test model, with a base price of $31,370, stickers for $35,768.</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-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-toyota-camry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-toyota-camry#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Asia Pacific - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan Toyota Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Wed, 08 Apr 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1250511 at http://wardsauto.com OEMs Reimagining Interiors, Competition Finds http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/oems-reimagining-interiors-competition-finds <div class="node-body article-body">From entry-level economy cars and rear-wheel-drive sport coupes to luxury plug-in hybrids and a raft of utility vehicles, this year’s Ward’s 10 Best Interiors pool finds automakers thinking creatively about passenger compartments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/oems-reimagining-interiors-competition-finds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/oems-reimagining-interiors-competition-finds#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Acura BMW Cadillac Chevrolet Chrysler Ford GMC Honda Hyundai Infiniti Jeep Kia Lexus Lincoln Mercedes Nissan Toyota Cockpit Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Safety Seats 300C Alfa Romeo 4C Camry Canyon Challenger Charger Colorado CR-V Edge Escalade Fit Hellcat i3 i8 King Ranch Lexus RC Lincoln MKC Black Label Mazda6 Mercedes C400 MKZ Mustang NX QX80 Renegade S550 Sedona Subaru Legacy Wed, 08 Apr 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1254261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong><em>WardsAuto</em> editors Christie Schweinsberg, Steve Finlay, Jim Irwin and Drew Winter inspect prototype Volvo XC90, which will be part of next year&rsquo;s competition.</strong></p>