WardsAuto Interiors Conference http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/595491/more en Snapshots: 2012 WardsAuto Interiors Conference http://wardsauto.com/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/technology/snapshots-2012-wardsauto-interiors-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/snapshots-2012-wardsauto-interiors-conference#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America - Regional WardsAuto Interiors Conference Interiors Technology Miscellaneous 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/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/technology/student-designers-win-top-honors-slick-concepts-new-ideas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/student-designers-win-top-honors-slick-concepts-new-ideas#comments Public Vehicles & Technology North America WardsAuto Interiors Conference U.S. Interiors Technology Miscellaneous 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/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/technology/toyota-mounting-design-fueled-comeback-chief-stylist-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/toyota-mounting-design-fueled-comeback-chief-stylist-says#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America Industry WardsAuto Interiors Conference U.S. Interiors Technology Miscellaneous 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/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/technology/experience-feeling-future-luxury-cabins-important" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/experience-feeling-future-luxury-cabins-important#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry WardsAuto Interiors Conference U.S. Interiors Technology Miscellaneous 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/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/technology/more-personalization-seen-ambient-interior-lighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/more-personalization-seen-ambient-interior-lighting#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry WardsAuto Interiors Conference U.S. Technology Miscellaneous 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/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/technology/infotainment-drive-vehicle-interior-styling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/infotainment-drive-vehicle-interior-styling#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry WardsAuto Interiors Conference HMI U.S. Interiors Technology Miscellaneous 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/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/technology/reporter-notebook-shine-light" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/reporter-notebook-shine-light#comments Public Vehicles & Technology North America WardsAuto Interiors Conference U.S. Technology Miscellaneous 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/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/technology/designers-must-reduce-interior-weight-still-satisfy-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/designers-must-reduce-interior-weight-still-satisfy-customers#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry WardsAuto Interiors Conference U.S. Interiors Technology Miscellaneous 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/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/technology/small-car-interiors-present-challenges-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/small-car-interiors-present-challenges-opportunities#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry WardsAuto Interiors Conference HMI U.S. Interiors Technology Miscellaneous 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/industry/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/industry/hyundai-azera-ward-s-10-best-interiors-awards-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/hyundai-azera-ward-s-10-best-interiors-awards-ceremony#comments Premium Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry WardsAuto Interiors Conference 2012 U.S. Interiors Technology Miscellaneous Hyundai 2012 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Interior WardsAuto Interiors Conference Thu, 17 May 2012 17:00:00 +0000 542001 at http://wardsauto.com