“The industry is in good shape. We’re not over our skis,” Visteon CEO Tim Leuliette says. “Not just Visteon, but as an industry we are all running pretty good balance sheets and being very conservative.”...More
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 hardware and software bridging blueprint and car are on display at the newly opened Visteon Innovation Center, a showroom for products now in use, nearing production or conceptualized for cars of the future....More
Freescale microcontrollers run park-assist, seat controls and other auto apps; JCI developing fuel-saving battery-cooling technology; Axalta supplying eco-friendly basecoat to Indian automakers....More
This year's WardsAuto Interiors Conference was held May 22 at The Henry hotel in Dearborn, MI. The sold-out event delivered compelling keynote speeches and panel sessions, celebrated winners of Ward's 10 Best Interiors and honored student designs from the College for Creative Studies.
Attaching a plastic bin securely around the sides and rear of the floor console would prevent headaches for many drivers and eliminate the black hole where French fries, crumbs and spilled liquid often end up....More
Johnson Controls, the world’s largest seat producer, uses the Detroit auto show each year as a place to highlight new ideas for improving passenger comfort and interior design, such as the plastic "Catch Bin."
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.