Electronics http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53405/more en EV Challenge: Smaller, More Powerful, Less Expensive Batteries http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ev-challenge-smaller-more-powerful-less-expensive-batteries <div class="node-body article-body">Auto supplier Schaeffler says it has three good reasons to sponsor Formula E racing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ev-challenge-smaller-more-powerful-less-expensive-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ev-challenge-smaller-more-powerful-less-expensive-batteries#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Schaeffler Electric Vehicles Electronics Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1247151 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hemphill in pit area of Miami&rsquo;s FIA Formula E race.</strong></p> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Nominee: Subaru WRX http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-subaru-wrx <div class="node-body gallery-body">Subaru's redesigned AWD turbocharged WRX sedan, always popular among rally-car enthusiasts, arrives for interior evaluation with stylish carbon-fiber trim, gray and red stitching, a flat-bottom steering wheel and an updated central display that includes a boost gauge. Test vehicle sticker price, including $795 destination charges, is $29,639.</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-subaru-wrx" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-subaru-wrx#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Subaru Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:30:00 +0000 1246941 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Nominee: Acura TLX http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-acura-tlx <div class="node-body gallery-body">Acura's new TLX sedan represents a cross between two vehicles no longer available: the smaller TSX and more stately TL. The interior carries on Honda/Acura's excellent reputation for fit-and-finish, as well as a deep-rooted reluctance to take stylistic chances. Our TLX 2.4L Tech carries a sticker price of $35,920, including $895 in destination charges.</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-acura-tlx" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-acura-tlx#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Acura Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:31:00 +0000 1238621 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Nominee: Mazda6 http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-mazda6 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The redesigned Mazda6 won a Ward&#39;s 10 Best Interiors trophy two years ago, and this mid-cycle refresh delivers a new display screen and multimedia interface, as well as more premium materials. Our Grand Touring test vehicle stickered for $33,395.</p> </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-mazda6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-mazda6#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Mazda Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1238641 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Nominee: Chevrolet Trax http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-chevrolet-trax <div class="node-body gallery-body">Assembled in South Korea, Chevrolet Trax enters the compact CUV segment loaded with features popular among young buyers. Test vehicle equipped with front-wheel drive and 1.4L turbo-4 is priced at $23,815, including $875 destination charges.</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-chevrolet-trax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-chevrolet-trax#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. South Korea Chevrolet Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:23:00 +0000 1245471 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Touts Technology, Design, Dynamics of ’15 Edge http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-touts-technology-design-dynamics-15-edge <div class="node-body article-body">The ’15 model comes with a number of technology features, including active-grille shutters, adaptive-cruise control, start-stop and active-park assist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-touts-technology-design-dynamics-15-edge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-touts-technology-design-dynamics-15-edge#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Automatic Collision Avoidance Gasoline Interior Sales Results Suspension Turbocharger Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:01:00 +0000 1244711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Edge receives new 2.0L twin-scroll EcoBoost inline 4-cyl. engine.</strong></p> Ford GT Interior Leverages Biometric Research http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-gt-interior-leverages-biometric-research <div class="node-body article-body">The 2-seat supercar launching next year is among the first in the Ford stable drawing from a new research project that quantifies a driver’s emotional attachment to a vehicle interior and even tracks brainwaves and eye movements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-gt-interior-leverages-biometric-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-gt-interior-leverages-biometric-research#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional China U.S. Ford Carbon Fiber Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats aluminum biometrics cupholders driver habits Ford GT interiors Moray Callum NAIAS Raj Nair Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:40:00 +0000 1246081 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford GT interior designed to convey lightness and connection to motorsports.</strong></p> Ford GT Interior http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-gt-interior <div class="node-body gallery-body">Ford will begin producing its new GT supercar next year, and its all-business interior is designed to be safe, functional and comfortable in the most extreme driving circumstances. </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/auto-makers/ford-gt-interior" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-gt-interior#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Ford Aluminum Carbon Fiber Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:39:00 +0000 1246191 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Moray Callum, Ford&#39;s vice president-design, speaks to journalists about Ford GT interior.</p> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Nominee: Ram Promaster City Wagon http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-ram-promaster-city-wagon <div class="node-body gallery-body">No question, Ram's Promaster City Wagon, hailing from Europe as part of the Fiat linkup, is a compact cargo van in a growing segment. But this vehicle offers second-row seating for three occupants, making it a viable alternative for small-business owners who occasionally need to cart around the kids. Base price of $24,130 makes it compelling.</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-ram-promaster-city-wagon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-ram-promaster-city-wagon#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Italy Fiat Ram Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1239291 at http://wardsauto.com GM’s Boler-Davis Wants Closer Connection With Customers http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-s-boler-davis-wants-closer-connection-customers <div class="node-body article-body">The executive thinks she can heighten satisfaction among existing owners by offering new connectivity features, such as OnStar’s RemoteLink application for smartphone users.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-s-boler-davis-wants-closer-connection-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-s-boler-davis-wants-closer-connection-customers#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Buick Cadillac Chevrolet GMC Internet Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1243261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM&rsquo;s Boler-Davis considers automaker&rsquo;s vehicle connectivity competitive advantage.</strong></p>