Autonomous Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/609091/more en Students Envision Self Drivers for 2030 http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/students-envision-self-drivers-2030 <div class="node-body article-body">The assignment is to design the interior of a compact CUV or SUV aimed at active professionals who want a car that drives itself on daily commutes but who also want the option to physically drive in the country on weekends. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/students-envision-self-drivers-2030" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/students-envision-self-drivers-2030#comments Public Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. IAC Lear Autonomous Vehicles Future Products Interior Vehicle Interiors Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1257891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Instructor Brian Stoeckel&nbsp;(foreground)&nbsp;discusses early design sketches with CCS&nbsp;student Fred Zehao Liu.</strong></p> Photo credit: Sherrie Savage Bringing Human Touch to Connected Car http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/bringing-human-touch-connected-car <div class="field-byline"> Jim Flavell </div> <div class="field-deck"> Industry Voices </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The in-vehicle experience continues to evolve rapidly, with both automakers and suppliers ramping up the rate of innovation. Here are a few thoughts on how we can bring a human touch to these connected features.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/bringing-human-touch-connected-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/bringing-human-touch-connected-car#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Audi Auto Makers Mercedes Suppliers Autonomous Vehicles Information & Entertainment Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 1250571 at http://wardsauto.com Study Says Autonomous, Connected Cars to Enrich U.K. http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-says-autonomous-connected-cars-enrich-uk <div class="node-body article-body">The report forecasts that by 2030, every new car will have some form of connectivity, while more than a quarter will be fully autonomous, preventing more than 25,000 serious accidents and saving thousands of lives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-says-autonomous-connected-cars-enrich-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-says-autonomous-connected-cars-enrich-uk#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Auto Makers Politics Autonomous Vehicles Electronics Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:39:00 +0000 1250751 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Autonomous-car trials under way in U.K.</strong></p> Manufacturing Not Apple’s Core Business http://wardsauto.com/blog/manufacturing-not-apple-s-core-business <div class="node-body blog-body">Buzz about Apple’s intentions got industry observers excited at the recent Geneva Auto Show, but global automakers remain unperturbed. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/manufacturing-not-apple-s-core-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/manufacturing-not-apple-s-core-business#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Autonomous Vehicles Design Electric Vehicles Future Products Product Development Road Ahead Thu, 02 Apr 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1248461 at http://wardsauto.com EC Ruling Leaves Key TRW Assets Ripe for Taking http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ec-ruling-leaves-key-trw-assets-ripe-taking <div class="field-byline"> Alan Osborn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Acquisition of major elements of TRW following its merger with ZF, including design, manufacturing and intellectual property, could offer the buyer “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to expand globally, industry analyst Peter Cooke says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ec-ruling-leaves-key-trw-assets-ripe-taking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ec-ruling-leaves-key-trw-assets-ripe-taking#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional U.S. Germany TRW ZF Regulations Autonomous Vehicles Chassis European Commission Finance Restructuring Trade Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:36:00 +0000 1247971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>5-row side-cushion airbag.&nbsp;About 20% of TRW revenue comes from airbags and seatbelts and about&nbsp;60% of its sales revenue comes from chassis and steering systems, suspensions and foundation brakes.</strong></p> Tie Auto Rules to High Tech, U.K. Safety Group Asks http://wardsauto.com/europe/tie-auto-rules-high-tech-uk-safety-group-asks <div class="node-body article-body">“The government must do more to prepare for a transition period where manual, semi-autonomous and driverless vehicles will share U.K. roads,” says Louise Ellman, chairwoman of Parliament’s Transport Committee.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/tie-auto-rules-high-tech-uk-safety-group-asks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/tie-auto-rules-high-tech-uk-safety-group-asks#comments Premium Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Autonomous Vehicles Laws/Law Enforcement Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:28:00 +0000 1239481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Engineering firm RDM&rsquo;s 2-seat autonomous pods to undergo U.K. trials.</strong></p> Why Apple Won’t Make iCars http://wardsauto.com/blog/why-apple-won-t-make-icars <div class="node-body blog-body">Yes, Apple will put on a great tease, but it never will result in the manufacture of millions of clever iCars. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/why-apple-won-t-make-icars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/why-apple-won-t-make-icars#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Tesla Autonomous Vehicles Electric Vehicles Product Development Final Inspection Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:17:00 +0000 1238681 at http://wardsauto.com BMW Chief Sees Rough Road Ahead for Successor http://wardsauto.com/bmw-chief-sees-rough-road-ahead-successor <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Norbert Reithofer says at the Geneva Auto Show that current BMW production chief Harald Krueger will be challenged by continued development of electric cars and new technologies such as automated driving from companies with no car-building experience.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bmw-chief-sees-rough-road-ahead-successor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Switzerland 2015 Geneva Auto Show Autonomous Vehicles Electronics Globalization Labor & Human Resources Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:29:00 +0000 1235881 at http://wardsauto.com U.K. Green-Lights Driverless Cars on Public Roads http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-green-lights-driverless-cars-public-roads <div class="node-body article-body">The announcement follows a 6-month government review that considered the best and safest ways to test automated vehicles that allow an individual to take control of the car if necessary. It also looked further ahead to the legal implications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-green-lights-driverless-cars-public-roads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-green-lights-driverless-cars-public-roads#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Autonomous Vehicles Laws/Law Enforcement Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:26:00 +0000 1228101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Government ministers to witness self-driving shuttle trials.</strong></p> Cybersecurity Threat Arrives at Auto Industry’s Doorstep http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cybersecurity-threat-arrives-auto-industry-s-doorstep <div class="node-body article-body">Cybersecurity threat no empty “Y2K scenario,” Delphi VP Andrew Brown Jr. warns. “We know today our systems have some vulnerability.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cybersecurity-threat-arrives-auto-industry-s-doorstep" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cybersecurity-threat-arrives-auto-industry-s-doorstep#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Delphi Autonomous Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Internet Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:17:00 +0000 1227171 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Heightened vehicle connectivity raises cybersecurity questions.</strong></p>