Autonomous Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/609091/more en 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> BMW Extending Automated Driving Research to China http://wardsauto.com/bmw-extending-automated-driving-research-china <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German automaker, which has extensively tested vehicles capable of highly automated driving in Germany, says it will team with local Internet provider Baidu to expand the research effort into China.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bmw-extending-automated-driving-research-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Autonomous Vehicles Future Products Globalization Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:08:00 +0000 1126051 at http://wardsauto.com Cadillac’s New York Move to Lead to ‘New Way of Thinking’ http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/cadillac-s-new-york-move-lead-new-way-thinking <div class="node-body article-body">GM product chief Mark Reuss says having employees live among people who set trends in the U.S. should help determine how to best market Cadillac. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/cadillac-s-new-york-move-lead-new-way-thinking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/cadillac-s-new-york-move-lead-new-way-thinking#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Cadillac Autonomous Vehicles Future Products Restructuring Sales Results Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1123631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM product chief says Cadillac has failed to attract German luxury buyers.&nbsp;</strong></p> Road to Autos’ Future Runs Through Silicon Valley http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/road-autos-future-runs-through-silicon-valley <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szczesny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Center for Automotive Research at Stanford relies on a growing roster of sustaining supporters from the industry, including major players such as Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Chrysler, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Robert Bosch and Delphi.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/road-autos-future-runs-through-silicon-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/road-autos-future-runs-through-silicon-valley#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BMW Ford Mercedes Volkswagen Autonomous Vehicles Future Products Stanford University Center for Automotive Research Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:31:00 +0000 1120861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volkswagen, Stanford collaborate on self-driving Audi.</strong></p>