Lighting http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53438/more en 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 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> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Nominees http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-nominees <div class="node-body gallery-body">Editors evaluated 42 vehicles as part of the 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors competition. Here are some of the nominees. Winners will be announced April 16.</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-nominees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-nominees#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. BMW Cadillac Chevrolet Chrysler Ford Honda Hyundai Jeep Kia Lexus Lincoln Mercedes Subaru Toyota Cockpit Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Hybrid Vehicles Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Wed, 08 Apr 2015 10:14:00 +0000 1254581 at http://wardsauto.com ’16 Volvo XC90 http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-volvo-xc90 <div class="node-body gallery-body">There are many aspects of the ’16 XC90 to admire but none like the interior, which pays homage to Swedish culture with clean Scandinavian design bolstered by the notion of understated confidence and active lifestyles rooted in a love of the outdoors.</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/16-volvo-xc90" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-volvo-xc90#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Europe Test Drives North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Sweden Volvo Car Aluminum Exterior Headlamps Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Hybrid Vehicles Instrument Panel Interior Li-ion Pedestrian Protection Product Development Safety Seats Taillamps Mon, 06 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1250531 at http://wardsauto.com Volvo Fighting for Premium CUV Customers http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volvo-fighting-premium-cuv-customers <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Long overdue, the new XC90 arrives with a brilliant interior, two efficient powertrains, an intuitive human-machine interface and just enough exterior styling tweaks to draw the attention of luxury-minded shoppers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volvo-fighting-premium-cuv-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volvo-fighting-premium-cuv-customers#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Europe Test Drives North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Sweden Volvo Car Fuel Economy Gasoline Headlamps Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Hybrid Vehicles Instrument Panel Interior Li-ion Materials Pedestrian Protection Product Development Safety Supercharger Turbocharger Test Drives BMW X5 City Safety Lexus RX Mercedes M-Class metallic trim Orrefors crystal PHEV Scalable Platform Architecture Scandinavian design T6 T8 Thor's hammer Volvo XC90 Ward's 10 Best Engines wood Mon, 06 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1250451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dealers start getting retailer demos of all-new Volvo XC90 T6 in May.</strong></p> 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>