2013 WardsAuto Interiors Conference http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/621921/more en Connectivity Greatly Influencing Customer Satisfaction http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/connectivity-greatly-influencing-customer-satisfaction <div class="field-deck"> 2013 WardsAuto Interiors Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Experts deny people 18-34 are disinterested in cars. Research shows them to be as emotionally attached to their vehicles as their smartphones and auto makers are tasked with safely combining the two.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/connectivity-greatly-influencing-customer-satisfaction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/connectivity-greatly-influencing-customer-satisfaction#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler 2013 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Interior Internet Navigation Systems Agero disctratced drving Facebook Frank Hirschenberger J.D. Power & Associates Jodi Christensen Mike VanNieuwkuyk smart phone Twitter Uconnect telematics Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:48:00 +0000 786041 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>UConnect owes success to cross-functional development, Chrysler marketer says.</strong></p> 2013 WardsAuto Interiors Conference: Floor Shots http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2013-wardsauto-interiors-conference-floor-shots <div class="node-body gallery-body">This year's WardsAuto Interiors Conference was held May 22 at The Henry hotel in Dearborn, MI. The sold-out event delivered compelling keynote speeches and panel sessions, celebrated winners of Ward's 10 Best Interiors and honored student designs from the College for Creative Studies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2013-wardsauto-interiors-conference-floor-shots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2013-wardsauto-interiors-conference-floor-shots#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan South Korea Chrysler Ford JCI Lear Lexus Lincoln Mazda Mercedes 2013 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Interior Product Development Fri, 24 May 2013 19:40:00 +0000 779581 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Ford&#39;s Amko Leenarts speaks with WardsAuto editor Byron Pope after keynote speech.</strong></p> Cultural Progressives, And Bessie, Part of Lincoln Rebirth http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/cultural-progressives-and-bessie-part-lincoln-rebirth <div class="field-deck"> 2013 WardsAuto Interiors Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lincoln’s product marketing manager explains the importance of “cultural progressives” who enjoy new experiences and a good meal. They even like to know where the butter comes from. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/cultural-progressives-and-bessie-part-lincoln-rebirth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/cultural-progressives-and-bessie-part-lincoln-rebirth#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Lincoln Sales & Marketing 2013 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Product Development Andy Georgescu cultural progressives Ford interiors Lincoln Luxury Fri, 24 May 2013 18:55:00 +0000 779511 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Lincoln&rsquo;s Andy Georgescu discusses &ldquo;delivering a superior luxury automotive experience.&rdquo;</strong></p> Student Designers Get Spotlight at WardsAuto Interiors Conference http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/student-designers-get-spotlight-wardsauto-interiors-conference <div class="field-deck"> 2013 WardsAuto Interiors Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the fourth annual WardsAuto Interiors Student Design Competition, three students from Detroit’s College for Creative Studies are recognized for exceptional work.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/student-designers-get-spotlight-wardsauto-interiors-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/student-designers-get-spotlight-wardsauto-interiors-conference#comments Public Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. 2013 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Interior Fri, 24 May 2013 15:54:00 +0000 779311 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>CCS Student designer Merrill Mathew accepts grand award at WardsAuto Interiors Conference.</strong></p> Mercedes: Flexibility With App Developers, Drivers Key to In-Car Tech http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mercedes-flexibility-app-developers-drivers-key-car-tech <div class="field-deck"> 2013 WardsAuto Interiors Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What all drivers have in common is a need to feel connected to their vehicles, but they also demand not to be distracted by them, a top executive says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mercedes-flexibility-app-developers-drivers-key-car-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mercedes-flexibility-app-developers-drivers-key-car-tech#comments Public World Management & Strategy Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology World Mercedes 2013 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Product Development Thu, 23 May 2013 16:52:00 +0000 778051 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Jungwirth says cloud-based technology keeps Mercedes in line with trends.</strong></p> 2013 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Award Ceremony Introduction http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2013-wards-10-best-interiors-award-ceremony-introduction <div class="node-body video-body">Ward’s 10 Best Interiors award ceremony introduction by Editor-in-Chief Drew Winter held on May 22, 2013 in Dearborn, MI.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2013-wards-10-best-interiors-award-ceremony-introduction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2013-wards-10-best-interiors-award-ceremony-introduction#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. 2013 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Interior Thu, 23 May 2013 03:09:00 +0000 787561 at http://wardsauto.com WardsAuto Student Design Awards Ceremony – WardsAuto Interiors Conference 2013 http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/wardsauto-student-design-awards-ceremony-wardsauto-interiors-conference-2013 <div class="node-body video-body">The WardsAuto Student Design Awards Ceremony.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/wardsauto-student-design-awards-ceremony-wardsauto-interiors-conference-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/wardsauto-student-design-awards-ceremony-wardsauto-interiors-conference-2013#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. 2013 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Interior Thu, 23 May 2013 03:00:00 +0000 787551 at http://wardsauto.com Johann Jungwirth Keynote Presentation - WardsAuto Interiors Conference 2013 http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/johann-jungwirth-keynote-presentation-wardsauto-interiors-conference-2013 <div class="node-body video-body">The presentation delivered by Johann Jungwirth, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc. (MBRDNA), at the 2013 WardsAuto Interiors Conference on May 22, 2013 in Dearborn, MI.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/johann-jungwirth-keynote-presentation-wardsauto-interiors-conference-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/johann-jungwirth-keynote-presentation-wardsauto-interiors-conference-2013#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Mercedes 2013 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Interior Thu, 23 May 2013 02:47:00 +0000 787541 at http://wardsauto.com Amko Leenarts Keynote Presentation - WardsAuto Interiors Conference 2013 http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/amko-leenarts-keynote-presentation-wardsauto-interiors-conference-2013 <div class="node-body video-body">The presentation delivered by Amko Leenarts, Director, Global Interior Design Strategy, Ford Motor Co., at the 2013 WardsAuto Interiors Conference on May 22, 2013 in Dearborn, MI.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/amko-leenarts-keynote-presentation-wardsauto-interiors-conference-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/amko-leenarts-keynote-presentation-wardsauto-interiors-conference-2013#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford 2013 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Interior Thu, 23 May 2013 02:40:00 +0000 787531 at http://wardsauto.com Innovative Interior Materials Can Cut Vehicle Weight, Experts Say http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/innovative-interior-materials-can-cut-vehicle-weight-experts-say <div class="field-deck"> 2013 WardsAuto Interiors Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Newly developed “smart” textiles that can automatically heat and cool themselves could replace the thermo-conductive layers currently used by auto makers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/innovative-interior-materials-can-cut-vehicle-weight-experts-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/innovative-interior-materials-can-cut-vehicle-weight-experts-say#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. IAC 2013 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Hybrid Vehicles Information & Entertainment Materials Seats Wed, 22 May 2013 20:30:00 +0000 777881 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Rose Ryntz, senior director-advanced engineering, International Automotive Components, says new weight-saving innovations must be used to meet CAFE regulations. </strong></p>