Autonomous Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/609091/more en Luxury Automakers Cater to Lead Feet of Well-Heeled http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/luxury-automakers-cater-lead-feet-well-heeled <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With mass-market cars now offering LED lighting, Bluetooth connectivity and even Alcantara fabrics, performance is where many luxury brands are trying to stand out. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/luxury-automakers-cater-lead-feet-well-heeled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/luxury-automakers-cater-lead-feet-well-heeled#comments Public World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology World Audi Bentley Cadillac Maybach Mercedes Porsche Sales & Marketing Autonomous Vehicles Information & Entertainment Interior Lighting Materials Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:12:00 +0000 1176411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Porsche Panamera Turbo S lacks little except cutting-edge technology.</strong></p> Conference Examines Commerce and Car Connectivity http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/conference-examines-commerce-and-car-connectivity <div class="node-body article-body">A century ago, the car changed the world, Continental Vice President Ralf Lenninger says. “Now the world is changing the car.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/conference-examines-commerce-and-car-connectivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/conference-examines-commerce-and-car-connectivity#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. France Germany Bosch Continental Nissan Renault Autonomous Vehicles Future Products Internet OE-Supplier Relations Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:53:00 +0000 1172081 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Renault Next Two autonomous prototype unveiled earlier this year.</strong></p> Self-Driving Tech Soaring But Conti Still Likes Brake Business http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/self-driving-tech-soaring-conti-still-likes-brake-business <div class="node-body article-body">People are confusing automated driving with driverless driving, Continental officials say. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/self-driving-tech-soaring-conti-still-likes-brake-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/self-driving-tech-soaring-conti-still-likes-brake-business#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Continental Autonomous Vehicles Brakes Tue, 02 Dec 2014 11:31:00 +0000 1165611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Industry moving rapidly toward automated driving, where car takes control for brief periods.</strong></p> SAE 2014 Convergence Detroit http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/sae-2014-convergence-detroit <div class="node-body gallery-body">Automotive engineers gathered recently at Detroit's Cobo Center for SAE 2014 Convergence to map the future of electronics as it enables autonomous vehicles, electric drivetrains, new human-machine interfaces, greater connectivity and faster computing speeds. The conference featured several panel sessions, and 70 companies exhibited on the show floor. IAV also demonstrated its highly automated concept vehicle on Detroit highways.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/sae-2014-convergence-detroit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/sae-2014-convergence-detroit#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Delphi Dodge General Motors SRT Autonomous Vehicles Electric Vehicles Electronics Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Information & Entertainment Product Development Safety Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:23:00 +0000 1143561 at http://wardsauto.com Cars Growing Increasingly Intelligent http://wardsauto.com/north-america/cars-growing-increasingly-intelligent <div class="field-deck"> SAE 2014 Convergence </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With NFC, “we can now add things like unpairing, which is something that we really, really want to promote people to do, especially if you’re driving rental cars and so on,” says Ford's Jim Buczkowski. “You don’t want to leave any of your identity in the vehicle. Often today, we’re so quick to get out of the vehicle, we don’t do that.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/cars-growing-increasingly-intelligent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/cars-growing-increasingly-intelligent#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany Chrysler Ford Mercedes Autonomous Vehicles Electronics Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Information & Entertainment Product Development Safety Voice Activation Alan Amici Apple Convergence Flextronics Google Harald Kroeger iPhone 6 J.D. Power Jim Buczkowski Kent Helfrick near-field communication self-driving cars UConnect voice recognition Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:31:00 +0000 1142121 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford&rsquo;s Jim Buczkowski and Flextronics&rsquo; Kent Helfrick speak at Convergence.</strong></p> Industry, Experts Converge on 2020 Vision http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/industry-experts-converge-2020-vision <div class="field-deck"> SAE 2014 Convergence </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Underwood's research suggests the first two types will be in the market by 2020, but that the era of fully automated vehicles will not begin until about 2030. In 2025, Underwood says highly automated cars that drive themselves on urban highways and surface streets should be available.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/industry-experts-converge-2020-vision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/industry-experts-converge-2020-vision#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Autonomous Vehicles Collision Avoidance Product Development Safety conditional automation full automation high automation SAE 2014 Convergence self-driving cars Steven Underwood Transportation Research Board University of Michigan-Dearborn Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:31:00 +0000 1139531 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Researcher Steven Underwood speaking this week at Convergence in Detroit.</strong></p> Danger Awaits If Driving Experience Doesn’t Mimic Personal Tech http://wardsauto.com/north-america/danger-awaits-if-driving-experience-doesn-t-mimic-personal-tech <div class="field-deck"> SAE 2014 Convergence </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As learning new technology comes to some buyers more naturally than others, automakers need to find ways to mimic the easy-to-use interface found in personal communication devices, such as smartphones and tablets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/danger-awaits-if-driving-experience-doesn-t-mimic-personal-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/danger-awaits-if-driving-experience-doesn-t-mimic-personal-tech#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler Ford Autonomous Vehicles Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) automated autonomous Christian Gerdes Chrysler David Strickland driverless Ford HMI James Buczkowski Marios Zenios NHTSA SAE Convergence Stanford Venable Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1139561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Venable&#39;s David Strickland at SAE Convergence.</strong></p> Automated Driving Piques Chinese Consumers’ Interest http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automated-driving-piques-chinese-consumers-interest <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szczesny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The prevailing view that automated systems first will be used in Europe and North America is being challenged by Chinese interest in what Magna International executive Frank O’Brien calls the digital lifestyle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automated-driving-piques-chinese-consumers-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automated-driving-piques-chinese-consumers-interest#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Auto Makers Continental Magna Autonomous Vehicles Future Products Globalization Internet Product Development Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:30:00 +0000 1137671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW, Chinese Internet giant Baidu co-developing driverless car.</strong></p> Valeo’s Autonomous Valet to Bow in 2016 http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/valeo-s-autonomous-valet-bow-2016 <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the technology a driver can get out of the car, push a button on his key fob and the car will go find its parking place. Later, after another button punch, the car comes back to find its driver.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/valeo-s-autonomous-valet-bow-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/valeo-s-autonomous-valet-bow-2016#comments Public Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology France Valeo 2014 Paris Auto Show Autonomous Vehicles Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:21:00 +0000 1130481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Valeo smart key.</strong></p> Infiniti Targets Younger Buyers With Q80 Concept http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/infiniti-targets-younger-buyers-q80-concept <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Older customers for premium cars are unlikely to leave their preferred German brands, but the new generation coming into money is ready to consider Infiniti, global marketing chief Vincent Gillet says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/infiniti-targets-younger-buyers-q80-concept" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/infiniti-targets-younger-buyers-q80-concept#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology France Infiniti Sales & Marketing 2014 Paris Auto Show Autonomous Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Interior Product Development Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:46:00 +0000 1129701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Concept reflects efforts to sharpen brand&rsquo;s image.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>