2013 WardsAuto Interiors Conference http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/621921/more en Connectivity Greatly Influencing Customer Satisfaction http://wardsauto.com/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/connectivity-greatly-influencing-customer-satisfaction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/connectivity-greatly-influencing-customer-satisfaction#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry HMI U.S. Interiors WardsAuto Interiors Conference Technology Miscellaneous 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/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/2013-wardsauto-interiors-conference-floor-shots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/2013-wardsauto-interiors-conference-floor-shots#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. Japan South Korea Interiors WardsAuto Interiors Conference Technology Miscellaneous 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/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/cultural-progressives-and-bessie-part-lincoln-rebirth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/cultural-progressives-and-bessie-part-lincoln-rebirth#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America Industry U.S. WardsAuto Interiors Conference Miscellaneous 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/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/student-designers-get-spotlight-wardsauto-interiors-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/student-designers-get-spotlight-wardsauto-interiors-conference#comments Public Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Interiors WardsAuto Interiors Conference Technology Miscellaneous 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/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/mercedes-flexibility-app-developers-drivers-key-car-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/mercedes-flexibility-app-developers-drivers-key-car-tech#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology Industry HMI WardsAuto Interiors Conference Technology World Miscellaneous 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/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/2013-wards-10-best-interiors-award-ceremony-introduction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/2013-wards-10-best-interiors-award-ceremony-introduction#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. Interiors WardsAuto Interiors Conference Technology Miscellaneous 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/industry/wardsauto-student-design-awards-ceremony-wardsauto-interiors-conference-2013 <div class="node-body video-body">The WardsAuto Student Design Awards Ceremony.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/wardsauto-student-design-awards-ceremony-wardsauto-interiors-conference-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/wardsauto-student-design-awards-ceremony-wardsauto-interiors-conference-2013#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. Interiors WardsAuto Interiors Conference Technology Miscellaneous 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/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/johann-jungwirth-keynote-presentation-wardsauto-interiors-conference-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/johann-jungwirth-keynote-presentation-wardsauto-interiors-conference-2013#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. Interiors WardsAuto Interiors Conference Technology Miscellaneous 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/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/amko-leenarts-keynote-presentation-wardsauto-interiors-conference-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/amko-leenarts-keynote-presentation-wardsauto-interiors-conference-2013#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. Interiors WardsAuto Interiors Conference Technology Miscellaneous 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/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/innovative-interior-materials-can-cut-vehicle-weight-experts-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/innovative-interior-materials-can-cut-vehicle-weight-experts-say#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) HMI U.S. Materials Interiors WardsAuto Interiors Conference Technology Miscellaneous 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>