Interiors http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/660901/more en Citroen Releases Official Images of New C3 Aircross http://wardsauto.com/technology/citroen-releases-official-images-new-c3-aircross <div class="node-body article-body">External design sticks closely to the brand’s current design language with all the benefits of a robust SUV, including raised ground clearance, an elevated driving position, front and rear skid plates and wheel arch extensions. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/citroen-releases-official-images-new-c3-aircross" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/citroen-releases-official-images-new-c3-aircross#comments Public Engines Interiors Technology Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:45:00 +0000 1893941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Citroen claims C3 has class-leading interior space.</strong></p> Why User Experience Is Key to Everything http://wardsauto.com/interiors/why-user-experience-key-everything <div class="field-byline"> Kimberly Clavin </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">We no longer design products. We design experiences in the world, interconnected and powered by digital technology. Whether it’s driving, shopping or communicating, they are digital experiences, one and all. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/interiors/why-user-experience-key-everything" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/interiors/why-user-experience-key-everything#comments Public Autonomous Vehicles HMI Interiors Wed, 31 May 2017 10:01:00 +0000 1882081 at http://wardsauto.com Automakers Putting the Screws to Us http://wardsauto.com/10-best-interiors/automakers-putting-screws-us <div class="field-deck"> 2017 Wards 10 Best Interiors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When I climb inside a new vehicle I want to be soothed not perturbed, but too often when I look up I’m staring at some craggy fastener that never should be seen.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/10-best-interiors/automakers-putting-screws-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/10-best-interiors/automakers-putting-screws-us#comments Public 10 Best Interiors 2017 Interiors Fri, 26 May 2017 10:55:00 +0000 1853771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Judge Schweinsberg not happy with exposed pin of Mercedes E-Class grab handles.</strong></p> Misfits and Missteps – 2017 Wards 10 Best Interiors Nominees http://wardsauto.com/interiors/misfits-and-missteps-2017-wards-10-best-interiors-nominees <div class="node-body gallery-body">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 2017 Wards 10 Best Interiors. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/interiors/misfits-and-missteps-2017-wards-10-best-interiors-nominees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/interiors/misfits-and-missteps-2017-wards-10-best-interiors-nominees#comments Public 10 Best Interiors 2017 Interiors Fri, 19 May 2017 10:01:00 +0000 1876211 at http://wardsauto.com 2017 Wards 10 Best Interiors Quick Hits http://wardsauto.com/10-best-interiors/2017-wards-10-best-interiors-quick-hits <div class="field-deck"> 2017 Wards 10 Best Interiors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A summation of all 31 interiors evaluated in the 2017 competition. Many of these comments are taken directly from score sheets submitted by WardsAuto editors. Prices listed are sticker. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/10-best-interiors/2017-wards-10-best-interiors-quick-hits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/10-best-interiors/2017-wards-10-best-interiors-quick-hits#comments Public 10 Best Interiors 2017 Interiors Wed, 17 May 2017 09:15:00 +0000 1874621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volvo S90 one of 31 nominees evaluated for 2017 Wards 10 Best Interiors.</strong></p> Tom Murphy What Do Car Consumers Really Want? http://wardsauto.com/interiors/what-do-car-consumers-really-want <div class="field-deck"> 2017 WardsAuto Interiors Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Product-development researchers come across an untruth here and there as they try to tap into the mind of the customer.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/interiors/what-do-car-consumers-really-want" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/interiors/what-do-car-consumers-really-want#comments Public WardsAuto Interiors Conference Interiors Mon, 15 May 2017 10:19:00 +0000 1871021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.8px;">VanNieuwkuyk&nbsp;<em>(left) </em>and Mayer during&nbsp;panel discussion on customer wants.</strong></p> From the Floor: 2017 WardsAuto Interiors Conference http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-interiors-conference/floor-2017-wardsauto-interiors-conference <div class="node-body gallery-body">Nearly 700 people attended the WardsAuto Interiors Conference May 9 at Detroit's Cobo Center for keynote speeches, panel sessions and award presentations for Wards 10 Best Interiors and the College for Creative Studies Student Design Competition. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-interiors-conference/floor-2017-wardsauto-interiors-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-interiors-conference/floor-2017-wardsauto-interiors-conference#comments Public WardsAuto Interiors Conference Interiors Fri, 12 May 2017 21:14:00 +0000 1873291 at http://wardsauto.com With Moss Underfoot, BMW Reimagines Interiors http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-interiors-conference/moss-underfoot-bmw-reimagines-interiors <div class="field-deck"> 2017 WardsAuto Interiors Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Designer Eric Brown spoke at this week’s WardsAuto Interiors Conference about the BMW i Inside Future Sculpture show car, which integrates holographic controls and a second-row lounge with a bookshelf.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-interiors-conference/moss-underfoot-bmw-reimagines-interiors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-interiors-conference/moss-underfoot-bmw-reimagines-interiors#comments Public WardsAuto Interiors Conference Interiors Fri, 12 May 2017 18:09:00 +0000 1873131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW&rsquo;s Eric Brown in passenger seat demonstrates holographic controls in i Inside Future Sculpture&nbsp;</strong><strong>at CES in January.</strong></p> Tom Murphy Future Car Designers Envision New Types of Luxury http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-interiors-conference/future-car-designers-envision-new-types-luxury <div class="field-deck"> 2017 WardsAuto Interiors Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The College for Creative Studies assignment is the basis of a semester-long class where students compete for recognition and special scholarships. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-interiors-conference/future-car-designers-envision-new-types-luxury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-interiors-conference/future-car-designers-envision-new-types-luxury#comments Public WardsAuto Interiors Conference Interiors Wed, 10 May 2017 21:43:00 +0000 1868901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 12.8px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: inherit; font-family: &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, &quot;Lucida Sans Unicode&quot;, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Senior Content Director Drew Winter awards CCS student Eileen Hwang&nbsp;WardsAuto&nbsp;grand prize trophy for beautifully rendered&nbsp;fullsize&nbsp;Volvo SUV concept that converts into mobile office</strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, &quot;Lucida Sans Unicode&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">.</span></p> 2017 WardsAuto Student Design Winners and Finalists http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-interiors-conference/2017-wardsauto-student-design-winners-and-finalists <div class="node-body gallery-body">Bentley, Lamborghini and other ultra-luxury brands are bringing utility vehicles to market and Mercedes-Benz is rolling out a pickup truck. What other new types of vehicles can be created as consumers lose interest in traditional luxury sedans? That was the latest challenge to College for Creative Studies transportation design students for the eighth-annual WardsAuto Interiors Student Design Competition. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-interiors-conference/2017-wardsauto-student-design-winners-and-finalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-interiors-conference/2017-wardsauto-student-design-winners-and-finalists#comments Public WardsAuto Interiors Conference Interiors Wed, 10 May 2017 21:42:00 +0000 1869681 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Grand Award winner Eileen Hwang presenting her project to judges during final review.</strong></p>