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.
The exhaust supplier expects its system to become the new global standard for NOx reduction in diesel engines as regulations will focus more heavily on real-world conditions at low temperatures....More
Concerned about losing jobs to lower-cost countries, France has countered with the PFA industry coalition and two main efforts to advance automotive technology: autonomous vehicles and the affordable, high-fuel-efficiency small car....More
Eighty of the auto maker’s patent applications are for the Hybrid Air project. The system improves mild-hybrid powertrains by recovering energy as compressed air and reusing it as quickly as possible with the next acceleration....More
Faurecia has been growing even as European auto production is declining, in part with sales in traditional emerging markets, but also in the U.S., where its investments have coincided nicely with the country’s past two years of growth....More
Government officials would like to see France’s auto industry emulate Germany’s by upgrading technology and quality; growing its presence in emerging markets; and forming a single organization representing OEMs and suppliers....More
BMW and Ford each have two stout turbo-6s in the hunt this year, while Infiniti has one. All five are smooth, extremely refined, reasonably fuel-efficient and dishing up loads of horsepower and torque....More
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.