The U.S. factory captures rainwater to cool equipment and flush toilets. It is surrounded by buffalo grass, which doesn’t need watering, and ponds developed during construction are retained for their environmental benefits. Outdoor LEDs light the night....More
Younger consumers face barriers such as higher unemployment, lower income, stiffer insurance rates and the fact new cars and trucks cost more as content and regulations add to sticker prices, Mustafa Mohatarem says....More
The upbeat responses stem from faster-than-expected technical advances and a growing willingness by auto makers to hire new talent and loosen the purse strings for cutting-edge technologies and lighter-weight materials....More
With suppliers on board early in the design process, GM benefits from their valuable input and best practices and is privy to their latest technologies, says the auto maker’s top purchasing executive....More
Qualcomm’s Chris Borroni-Bird wants to equip smartphones with warning systems that would alert people if they were about to walk into the path of a moving vehicle or put themselves in imminent danger as a pedestrian....More
The research program, aimed at improving highway safety, was launched a year ago and has about six months to go. So far, UMTRI has generated 37,500 V2V interactions as the vehicles have logged 6 million miles of driving....More
BMW and Ford each have two stout turbo-6s in the hunt this year, while Infiniti has one. All five are smooth, extremely refined, reasonably fuel-efficient and dishing up loads of horsepower and torque....More
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.