Autonomous Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/609091/more en Student Designers Visit NAIAS http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/student-designers-visit-naias <div class="node-body gallery-body">WardsAuto kicks off its annual student interior design competition with a class visit to the North American International Auto Show. Students spend hours examining new vehicles. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/student-designers-visit-naias" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/student-designers-visit-naias#comments Public Blog Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers Autonomous Vehicles Future Products Interior Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:49:00 +0000 1209891 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Futuristic BMW i3 first stop on student tour of North American International Auto Show.</p> ZF to hire 650 for self-driving car tech - Automobilwoche http://wardsauto.com/zf-hire-650-self-driving-car-tech-automobilwoche <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>FRANKFURT, Jan 25 (Reuters) - German car parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen plans a hiring offensive to strengthen its position in technology for self-driving cars after buying U.S.-based TRW Automotive Holdings, its chief executive told a newspaper.</p> <p>Stefan Sommer told car industry weekly Automobilwoche that ZF intended to recruit more than 650 engineers and technicians worldwide within three years, mainly to develop radar and camera systems.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/zf-hire-650-self-driving-car-tech-automobilwoche" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Autonomous Vehicles Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:18:10 +0000 1210241 at http://wardsauto.com Mercedes Concept Designers Render Luxury in Motion http://wardsauto.com/europe/mercedes-concept-designers-render-luxury-motion <div class="node-body article-body">‟The design had to appeal equally to the intellect and to the emotions and its exterior had to signal its visionary and pioneering character at first glance,” Mercedes-Benz design chief Gorden Wagener says of the F 015 self-driving concept car.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/mercedes-concept-designers-render-luxury-motion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/mercedes-concept-designers-render-luxury-motion#comments Premium Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Mercedes Autonomous Vehicles Exterior Interior Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:11:00 +0000 1196231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Seats in autonomous Mercedes F 015 concept swivel out as doors open.</strong></p> TRW Pleased With First CES Display http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-pleased-first-ces-display <div class="node-body article-body">More than 170,000 analysts, techies, executives, purchasing agents and company reps attended this year’s CES from around the world to learn what’s new and on the horizon. Some 3,500 companies exhibited, including TRW.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-pleased-first-ces-display" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-pleased-first-ces-display#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Audi BMW Chevrolet Chrysler Fiat Ford Mercedes TRW Volkswagen ZF Sales & Marketing Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Brakes Future Products Product Development Purchashing Bosch Carsten Hass cloud computing Consumer electronics Show Delphi Denso John Wilkerson Las Vegas Convention Center Magna Valeo vehicle-to-infrastructure Sun, 11 Jan 2015 21:56:00 +0000 1197191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>TRW&#39;s acrylic car showing supplier content was popular among CES booth visitors.</strong></p> Valeo System Protects Pedestrians http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/valeo-system-protects-pedestrians <div class="node-body article-body">The supplier can use headlamps to project warnings along the edge of road surfaces to pedestrians at night. The technology is another step toward smarter vehicles that ultimately will be able to drive themselves, Valeo says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/valeo-system-protects-pedestrians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/valeo-system-protects-pedestrians#comments Public Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. France Valeo Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Headlamps Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Pedestrian Protection Product Development Safety 2015 Consumer Electronics Show automated parking Consumer electronics Show Cruise4U Jean-François Tarabbia SCALA laser scanner smart headlights ultrasonic sensors Valet Park4U Fri, 09 Jan 2015 12:45:00 +0000 1195641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Slide at Valeo press conference illustrates how light projection can be used to warn pedestrians.</strong></p> 2015 Consumer Electronics Show Floor http://wardsauto.com/north-america/2015-consumer-electronics-show-floor <div class="node-body gallery-body">Las Vegas this week is hosting the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, a massive conference that draws 180,000 people and extends to multiple facilities up and down the Strip. Virtually every sector of consumer electronics is represented at the show, including automotive. For the past several years, automakers and key suppliers have stepped up presence at CES. Ten automakers are participating this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/2015-consumer-electronics-show-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/2015-consumer-electronics-show-floor#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Bosch Valeo Visteon Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Autonomous Vehicles Batteries Electric Vehicles Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Manufacturing Technology Product Development Thu, 08 Jan 2015 12:12:00 +0000 1195281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Band rocks out at 3D Systems booth playing instruments made entirely from 3D printing.</strong></p> Ford: Smart Mobility Will Ease Gridlock http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-smart-mobility-will-ease-gridlock <div class="node-body article-body">Ford research projects include car-sharing in India and Germany, car-swapping among Ford employees in Dearborn, rental cars on-demand in London and a cloud-based network identifying available parking spots in Atlanta.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-smart-mobility-will-ease-gridlock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-smart-mobility-will-ease-gridlock#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. World Ford Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Electric Vehicles Future Products Globalization Product Development Radar Bill Ford car sharing Consumer electronics Show data data protection Ford Ranger pickup Mark Fields megacities population density Raj Nair smart mobility Wed, 07 Jan 2015 18:31:00 +0000 1194881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford CEO and President Fields gives CES keynote.</strong></p> Bosch Consolidates JV Ownership http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-consolidates-jv-ownership <div class="node-body article-body">From refrigerators and other appliances to energy creation and tools to enable “smart homes,” Bosch takes strategic steps to continue pushing well beyond its automotive expertise.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-consolidates-jv-ownership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-consolidates-jv-ownership#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Bosch Autonomous Vehicles Chassis Component Electronic Control Units (ECU) Information & Entertainment Labor & Human Resources Product Development 2015 Consumer Electronics Show ABB Cisco Consumer electronics Show hackers home appliances MEMS Mike Mansuetti Siemens smart home smart phone TRW Werner Struth ZF Tue, 06 Jan 2015 18:45:00 +0000 1193711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Robert Bosch LLC Chairman Werner Struth speaks at CES 2015.</strong></p> Implications of the Pursuit of the Driverless Car http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/implications-pursuit-driverless-car <div class="field-byline"> Robert Huey </div> <div class="field-deck"> Industry Voices </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Stakeholders need to stay ahead of the regulatory curve, as laws on the state and federal levels will change in tandem with technological developments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/implications-pursuit-driverless-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/implications-pursuit-driverless-car#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers Politics Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Politics Autonomous Vehicles Laws/Law Enforcement Mon, 05 Jan 2015 12:33:00 +0000 1189411 at http://wardsauto.com U.K. Project Will Ease Drivers Into Driverless Cars http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-project-will-ease-drivers-driverless-cars <div class="node-body article-body">Testing will begin with single vehicles on closed roads with the goal of making U.K. road users, as well as legislators, police and insurance companies, confident about how driverless pods and fully and partially self-driving cars can operate safely. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-project-will-ease-drivers-driverless-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-project-will-ease-drivers-driverless-cars#comments Premium Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Ford Jaguar Land Rover Autonomous Vehicles Future Products Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:22:00 +0000 1187571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><b>Jaguar Land Rover lends expertise to autonomous-car development.</b></p>