2014 WardsAuto Interiors Conference http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/648871/more en From the Floor: 2014 WardsAuto Interiors Conference http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/floor-2014-wardsauto-interiors-conference <div class="node-body gallery-body">More than 500 people attended the recent WardsAuto Interiors Conference in Dearborn, MI, to hear two compelling keynote speeches and eight panel sessions. Also honored at the conference were winners of the 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors and the College for Creative Studies Student Design Competition. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/floor-2014-wardsauto-interiors-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/floor-2014-wardsauto-interiors-conference#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Chrysler Continental Faurecia General Motors JCI Lear Visteon 2014 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Carbon Fiber Cockpit Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Plastic Product Development Seats Vehicle Interiors Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:32:00 +0000 1029871 at http://wardsauto.com 10 Best Interiors on Display at WardsAuto Interiors Conference http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/10-best-interiors-display-wardsauto-interiors-conference <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Ward's 10 Best Interiors winners were displayed prominently at the WardsAuto Interiors Conference May 21 in Dearborn. Vote for your favorite in our poll. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/10-best-interiors-display-wardsauto-interiors-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/10-best-interiors-display-wardsauto-interiors-conference#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Chevrolet Chrysler GMC Hyundai Jeep Kia Mazda Mercedes Rolls Royce Volkswagen 2014 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Carbon Fiber Instrument Panel Interior Plastic Seats Vehicle Interiors Wed, 28 May 2014 15:02:00 +0000 1026701 at http://wardsauto.com Student Designers Honored at WardsAuto Interiors Conference http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/student-designers-honored-wardsauto-interiors-conference <div class="field-deck"> 2014 WardsAuto Interiors Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Students competed to create the best interior concept for a ’25 fullsize pickup truck.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/student-designers-honored-wardsauto-interiors-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/student-designers-honored-wardsauto-interiors-conference#comments Public Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford 2014 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Fri, 23 May 2014 17:10:00 +0000 1026721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Keunhyuk Choi receives grand award for his beautifully crafted GMC interior concept from Ward&#39;s Auto World Editor Drew Winter.</strong></p> Notion of Luxury Evolves As More Vehicles Gain Premium Pieces http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/notion-luxury-evolves-more-vehicles-gain-premium-pieces <div class="field-deck"> 2014 WardsAuto Interiors Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Makers of all premium goods are looking to the crafts of a particular region and adding those elements to heighten the uniqueness and desirability of their product, experts say.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/notion-luxury-evolves-more-vehicles-gain-premium-pieces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/notion-luxury-evolves-more-vehicles-gain-premium-pieces#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Faurecia Jeep 2014 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Interior Murray Design Olivier Boinais Pat Murray Robert Walker Rolls Royce Ghost Thu, 22 May 2014 17:20:00 +0000 1025731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Jeep designer Walker says time key element of future luxury.</strong></p> What’s So Sexy About Rice Hulls? http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/what-s-so-sexy-about-rice-hulls <div class="field-deck"> 2014 WardsAuto Interiors Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers like the renewable-resource aspect of bio-reinforced polymers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/what-s-so-sexy-about-rice-hulls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/what-s-so-sexy-about-rice-hulls#comments Public Suppliers North America U.S. Suppliers 2014 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Thu, 22 May 2014 15:45:00 +0000 1025651 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Several things in works, Preston says.</strong></p> Insolvency Helped Set Chrysler on New Design Path http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/insolvency-helped-set-chrysler-new-design-path <div class="field-deck"> 2014 WardsAuto Interiors Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This year, Chrysler took home a Ward’s 10 Best Interiors prize for its new Chrysler 200 and Jeep Cherokee, but its award-winning ways began in 2009, when an all-new interior-design philosophy kicked in full force with the ’09 Ram pickup.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/insolvency-helped-set-chrysler-new-design-path" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/insolvency-helped-set-chrysler-new-design-path#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler 2014 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Interior Product Development Wed, 21 May 2014 20:50:00 +0000 1025101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Busse: &ldquo;Bankruptcy changes your perspective.&rdquo;</strong></p> Once Snubbed, Plastics Guys Now Doing Fine http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/once-snubbed-plastics-guys-now-doing-fine <div class="field-deck"> 2014 WardsAuto Interiors Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Material innovations are in the works as automakers seek to reduce vehicle weights.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/once-snubbed-plastics-guys-now-doing-fine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/once-snubbed-plastics-guys-now-doing-fine#comments Public Suppliers North America U.S. Suppliers 2014 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Supply Chain Wed, 21 May 2014 20:05:00 +0000 1024971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Horal: There is room for everything, as automakers look to trim mass.</strong></p> Understanding Customers Key to Truck Interior Development http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/understanding-customers-key-truck-interior-development <div class="field-deck"> 2014 WardsAuto Interiors Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Designers say truck customers increasingly are using their vehicles for purposes other than work.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/understanding-customers-key-truck-interior-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/understanding-customers-key-truck-interior-development#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Ram 2014 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Interior Vehicle Interiors Wed, 21 May 2014 18:10:00 +0000 1024811 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chrysler designer Ryan Nagode says there&rsquo;s a stereotype that all truck consumers are &ldquo;Texas-loving guys.&rdquo;</strong></p> Autonomous Vehicle Interiors Offer Opportunities for Differentiation, Innovation http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/autonomous-vehicle-interiors-offer-opportunities-differentiation-innovation <div class="field-deck"> 2014 WardsAuto Interiors Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Game playing, relaxing and talking with family are all scenarios seen with the adoption of autonomous vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/autonomous-vehicle-interiors-offer-opportunities-differentiation-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/autonomous-vehicle-interiors-offer-opportunities-differentiation-innovation#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. JCI 2014 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Autonomous Vehicles Vehicle Interiors Autonomous vehicles Carolyn Peters College for Creative Studies Dave Muyres interior JCI Jeevak Badve Johnson Controls Sundberg & Ferar Wed, 21 May 2014 18:00:00 +0000 1024801 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>College for Creative Studies&rsquo; Carolyn Peters.</strong></p> GM Interiors Gain Greater Priority, Design Chief Welburn Says http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-interiors-gain-greater-priority-design-chief-welburn-says <div class="field-deck"> 2014 WardsAuto Interiors Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">GM interiors also have been boosted by investments in the automaker’s global design organization, the executive says, citing a groundbreaking global concept car created for the recent New Delhi auto show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-interiors-gain-greater-priority-design-chief-welburn-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-interiors-gain-greater-priority-design-chief-welburn-says#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Cadillac Chevrolet GMC 2014 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Interior Chevrolet Adra Ed Welburn India Michael Bay WardsAuto Interiors Conference Wed, 21 May 2014 17:15:00 +0000 1024751 at http://wardsauto.com