Lighting http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53438/more en 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Nominee: Mercedes S550 Coupe http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-mercedes-s550-coupe <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Mercedes S550 sedan earned a 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors trophy, and this year the coupe is vying for contention, delivering the same jaw-dropping features as the 4-door while amping up style with bold red leather inside.</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-mercedes-s550-coupe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-mercedes-s550-coupe#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany Mercedes Cockpit Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:12:00 +0000 1239491 at http://wardsauto.com All-New ’16 Honda Pilot Puts Accent on Technology http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/all-new-16-honda-pilot-puts-accent-technology <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Infotainment hardware includes five USB ports, four with 2.5-amp output, to charge iPads or smartphones while in use; an auxiliary jack for most audio players; an HDMI port for a gaming console; two headphone jacks; and two 12V power outlets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/all-new-16-honda-pilot-puts-accent-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/all-new-16-honda-pilot-puts-accent-technology#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Honda Sales & Marketing 2015 Chicago Auto Show Collision Avoidance Exterior Information & Entertainment Interior Lighting Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:45:00 +0000 1222931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Pilot stretched 3 ins. for added cargo capacity.</strong></p> Ram Laramie Limited Tests Limit of Pickup Luxury http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ram-laramie-limited-tests-limit-pickup-luxury <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ram CEO Bob Hegbloom says the brand is exploring the high end of luxury pickups with the new Laramie offering. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ram-laramie-limited-tests-limit-pickup-luxury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ram-laramie-limited-tests-limit-pickup-luxury#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ram 2015 Chicago Auto Show Exterior Headlamps Interior Product Development Taillamps Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:01:00 +0000 1221071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ram Laramie Limited &ldquo;black-tie&rdquo; alternative to western-themed Longhorn edition pickup.</strong></p> Valeo System Protects Pedestrians http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/valeo-system-protects-pedestrians <div class="node-body article-body">The supplier can use headlamps to project warnings along the edge of road surfaces to pedestrians at night. The technology is another step toward smarter vehicles that ultimately will be able to drive themselves, Valeo says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/valeo-system-protects-pedestrians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/valeo-system-protects-pedestrians#comments Public Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. France Valeo Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Headlamps Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Pedestrian Protection Product Development Safety 2015 Consumer Electronics Show automated parking Consumer electronics Show Cruise4U Jean-François Tarabbia SCALA laser scanner smart headlights ultrasonic sensors Valet Park4U Fri, 09 Jan 2015 12:45:00 +0000 1195641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Slide at Valeo press conference illustrates how light projection can be used to warn pedestrians.</strong></p> Luxury Automakers Cater to Lead Feet of Well-Heeled http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/luxury-automakers-cater-lead-feet-well-heeled <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With mass-market cars now offering LED lighting, Bluetooth connectivity and even Alcantara fabrics, performance is where many luxury brands are trying to stand out. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/luxury-automakers-cater-lead-feet-well-heeled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/luxury-automakers-cater-lead-feet-well-heeled#comments Public World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology World Audi Bentley Cadillac Maybach Mercedes Porsche Sales & Marketing Autonomous Vehicles Information & Entertainment Interior Lighting Materials Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:12:00 +0000 1176411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Porsche Panamera Turbo S lacks little except cutting-edge technology.</strong></p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/technology-roundup <div class="node-body article-body">BorgWarner turbocharger helps new Volvo fight above weight; cloudy forecast for Visteon HMI technology; Harman system gives NVH silent treatment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/technology-roundup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/technology-roundup#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center North America U.S. BorgWarner Chrysler Ford General Motors Visteon Volvo Car Diesel Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Li-ion Lighting Sound Systems Tires Turbocharger Vehicle Interiors Cooper Tire Freescale Semiconductor Harman Kiekert Renesas U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:24:00 +0000 1142171 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-131 <div class="node-body article-body">IAC doubles down in China; Huf handles expansion in Tennessee; France’s AdduXi launches U.S. manufacturing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-131" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-131#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Serbia Ford IAC Capacity Utilization Electronics Employment Global Sources Globalization Lighting OE-Supplier Relations Plastic Tires Vehicle Interiors Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:16:00 +0000 1136361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;10 Mustang early adopter of LED lighting.</strong></p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/technology-roundup-7 <div class="node-body article-body">Singapore researchers’ electric motor pulls double duty; Volvo wrings 450 hp out of 2.0L, 4-cyl. engine; Mazda’s smart headlights shine at Tokyo tech show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/technology-roundup-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/technology-roundup-7#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan New Zealand Singapore Germany Sweden Chrysler Ford General Motors Mazda Mitsubishi Volvo Car Batteries Chassis Electric Vehicles Headlamps Hybrid Vehicles Manufacturing Technology Plastic Product Development Solar Turbocharger GKN United States Advanced Battery Consortium Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:37:00 +0000 1133721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Zealander fills PHEV&rsquo;s fuel tank once since July.</strong></p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-11 <div class="node-body article-body">Bridgestone studying rubbery shrubbery; LEDs light the way in new Lexus CUV; Mahle casts away cast iron in piston-ring component.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-11#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Audi BorgWarner Continental Ford Lexus Renault Volkswagen Cockpit Dual Clutch (DCT) Electric Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Future Products Headlamps Information & Entertainment Manufacturing Technology National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Pedestrian Protection Plastic Steel Taillamps Tires Voice Activation 3-D Printer Bridgestone LED Mahle University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:12:00 +0000 1125001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>3-D printer replaces stamping, conventional assembly of Strati EV.</strong></p> 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>