WardsAuto Interiors Conference http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/595491/more en Snapshots: 2012 WardsAuto Interiors Conference http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/snapshots-2012-wardsauto-interiors-conference <div class="node-body gallery-body">Photos from the sessions and award presentations at the 2012 WardsAuto Interiors Conference. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/snapshots-2012-wardsauto-interiors-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/snapshots-2012-wardsauto-interiors-conference#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicle Interiors WardsAuto Interiors Conference Fri, 18 May 2012 19:11:00 +0000 530771 at http://wardsauto.com <p> VW&#39;s Jae Min gives keynote speech at WardsAuto Interiors Conference, attended by a record 480 people.</p> Student Designers Win Top Honors With Slick Concepts, New Ideas http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/student-designers-win-top-honors-slick-concepts-new-ideas <div class="node-body article-body">In the third annual WardsAuto Interiors Student Design Competition, young stylists from Detroit’s College for Creative Studies were challenged with creating an interior for a small, practical CUV for the year 2025.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/student-designers-win-top-honors-slick-concepts-new-ideas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/student-designers-win-top-honors-slick-concepts-new-ideas#comments Public Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Interior WardsAuto Interiors Conference College for Creative Studies Dongwan Jo Robert Walker Soochan Lee Fri, 18 May 2012 18:19:00 +0000 530661 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Dongwan Jo&rsquo;s hybrid-electric Jeep won grand prize, plus special Lear Design Innovation Award.</strong></p> Toyota Mounting Design-Fueled Comeback, Chief Stylist Says http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/toyota-mounting-design-fueled-comeback-chief-stylist-says <div class="node-body article-body">The new attitude marks a sharp change in direction for Toyota, whose lean manufacturing principles and bulletproof quality made it an industry leader over the last two decades and the envy of rivals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/toyota-mounting-design-fueled-comeback-chief-stylist-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/toyota-mounting-design-fueled-comeback-chief-stylist-says#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Lexus Scion Toyota Exterior Future Products Interior Restructuring WardsAuto Interiors Conference Akio Toyoda Calty Kevin Hunter Fri, 18 May 2012 17:54:00 +0000 530501 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Toyota returning to its roots, Hunter says.</strong></p> Experience, Feeling of Future Luxury Cabins Important http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/experience-feeling-future-luxury-cabins-important <div class="node-body article-body">Simplicity in design and lack of noise, both audible and visual, will define the luxury interiors of tomorrow, panelists say.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/experience-feeling-future-luxury-cabins-important" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/experience-feeling-future-luxury-cabins-important#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Cadillac Lincoln Magna Vehicle Interiors WardsAuto Interiors Conference Fri, 18 May 2012 16:22:00 +0000 530451 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Soo Kang of Lincoln discusses the MKZ concept.</strong></p> More Personalization Seen With Ambient Interior Lighting http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/more-personalization-seen-ambient-interior-lighting <div class="node-body article-body">Using LIN, designers can achieve more uniformity with their lighting designs. Ambient lighting needs to fit a particular interior color, as some lighting schemes may be too intense in a beige interior but just right for a cabin shaded black.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/more-personalization-seen-ambient-interior-lighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/more-personalization-seen-ambient-interior-lighting#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Federal-Mogul Lear Lighting WardsAuto Interiors Conference 2012 WardsAuto Interiors Conference 3M Thu, 17 May 2012 22:29:00 +0000 529831 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Lear&#39;s Fleischmann predicts home computer-generated interior illumination that can be downloaded with special software to user&rsquo;s car is wave of the future. </strong></p> Infotainment to Drive Vehicle-Interior Styling http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/infotainment-drive-vehicle-interior-styling <div class="node-body article-body">Even though auto makers are designing new, advanced infotainment systems, they’ve been forced to work within the confines of conventional interior architectures. That could be about to change, insiders say.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/infotainment-drive-vehicle-interior-styling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/infotainment-drive-vehicle-interior-styling#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Cadillac Continental Ford Volkswagen Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Interior Vehicle Interiors WardsAuto Interiors Conference Thu, 17 May 2012 22:11:00 +0000 530001 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Gelardi: &ldquo;This will be next paradigm shift.&rdquo;</strong></p> Reporter Notebook: Shine a Light http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/reporter-notebook-shine-light <div class="node-body article-body">WardsAuto writers pass along the buzz at today’s 2012 WardsAuto Interiors Conference in Dearborn, MI.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/reporter-notebook-shine-light" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/reporter-notebook-shine-light#comments Public Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Cadillac Nissan Toyota Visteon Volkswagen WardsAuto Interiors Conference 2012 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Thu, 17 May 2012 20:13:00 +0000 529931 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Ambient lighting important inside vehicle as well as out.</strong></p> Designers Must Reduce Interior Weight But Still Satisfy Customers http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/designers-must-reduce-interior-weight-still-satisfy-customers <div class="node-body article-body">To meet demands of India’s hot climate and still keep with the country’s thrifty approach to car-buying, Visteon re-thought the traditional HVAC system. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/designers-must-reduce-interior-weight-still-satisfy-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/designers-must-reduce-interior-weight-still-satisfy-customers#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Lotus TRW Visteon Interior WardsAuto Interiors Conference Chuck Greiwe Fuel Economy lightweight Richard Vaughan Vic Peltola Thu, 17 May 2012 19:17:00 +0000 529781 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Visteon&rsquo;s Richard Vaughn: &ldquo;Recalibrate your thinking about what people want and need.&rdquo;</strong></p> Small-Car Interiors Present Challenges, Opportunities http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/small-car-interiors-present-challenges-opportunities <div class="node-body article-body">Small-car buyers crave functionality, connectivity and safety from automotive interiors, industry experts say at today's conference. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/small-car-interiors-present-challenges-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/small-car-interiors-present-challenges-opportunities#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Faurecia General Motors Visteon Climate Controls/HVAC Information & Entertainment Instrument Panel Interior WardsAuto Interiors Conference Thu, 17 May 2012 17:33:00 +0000 529531 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Jay Hutchins, Faurecia director-product planning, says small car sales to outpace other segments.</strong></p> Hyundai Azera – Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Awards Ceremony http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-azera-ward-s-10-best-interiors-awards-ceremony <div class="node-body video-body">Highlights from the 2012 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Ceremony.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-azera-ward-s-10-best-interiors-awards-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-azera-ward-s-10-best-interiors-awards-ceremony#comments Premium Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Hyundai 2012 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Interior WardsAuto Interiors Conference Thu, 17 May 2012 17:00:00 +0000 542001 at http://wardsauto.com