More than 500 people attended the recent WardsAuto Interiors Conference in Dearborn, MI, to hear two compelling keynote speeches and eight panel sessions. Also honored at the conference were winners of the 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors and the College for Creative Studies Student Design Competition.
Infotainment and other electronics systems now proliferating system by system must begin to communicate with each other – and they also need to operate more intuitively for consumers, who now consider HMI performance a key quality metric....More
An unprecedented convergence of government and public interest in decreasing pollution has put more pressure on automakers to respond. In the past, the OEMs successfully lobbied to extend compliance deadlines....More
A Continental Automotive study shows U.S. consumers saying they would pay a premium of $1,500 for features such as automated driving on freeways and in heavy traffic, while Germans would pay twice as much....More
A massive crowd of at least 150,000 people are attending the International Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas to find the latest electronic devices and to be dazzled in high definition. Automakers and suppliers have stepped up participation to stay current with digital innovations.
Last year, Hyundai was the first automaker in the world to sell a vehicle powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Hyundai Vice Chairman Woong-chul Yang makes it clear the automaker plans to be a trailblazer in hybrids as well as fuel cells....More
New-car sales in China are expected to grow at least 5% this year. But margins on those sales, already small, have vanished for many dealers. Retailers now are looking to look to areas such as finance and insurance and used-car sales for profits....More