Technology http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/660911/more en Lear Looks Beyond Seating to High Tech http://wardsauto.com/technology/lear-looks-beyond-seating-high-tech <div class="node-body article-body">Lear President and CEO Matthew Simoncini says a convergence is at hand between traditional automotive manufacturing and advancing technology including connected vehicles, fully autonomous vehicles, alternative powertrains and mobility solutions.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/lear-looks-beyond-seating-high-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/lear-looks-beyond-seating-high-tech#comments Public Technology Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:48:00 +0000 1942751 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Simoncini:</strong> <strong>&ldquo;Look how happy he is in a Lear seat.&rdquo;</strong></p> Toyota’s Yaris ATIV Takes on Thailand’s Eco-Sedans http://wardsauto.com/technology/toyota-s-yaris-ativ-takes-thailand-s-eco-sedans <div class="node-body article-body">Sedans are a fast-growing addition to Thailand’s Eco segment, which initially was the domain of hatchback cars. Toyota is playing catch-up, as rivals including Honda, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Suzuki already have Eco sedans on sale.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/toyota-s-yaris-ativ-takes-thailand-s-eco-sedans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/toyota-s-yaris-ativ-takes-thailand-s-eco-sedans#comments Public Technology Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:22:00 +0000 1942631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota expects</strong> <strong>Yaris ATIV to cannibalize Yaris hatchback, Vios sedan sales.</strong></p> Electric-Powered Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet Revealed http://wardsauto.com/technology/electric-powered-mercedes-maybach-6-cabriolet-revealed <div class="field-byline"> Greg Kable </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dramatic new open top points the way to more individually styled Mercedes-Maybach models.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/electric-powered-mercedes-maybach-6-cabriolet-revealed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/electric-powered-mercedes-maybach-6-cabriolet-revealed#comments Public Technology Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:30:00 +0000 1942741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Maybach 6 Cabriolet seats two and features dramatic boat-tail rear deck.</strong></p> Delphi Raises Autonomy Bet With Stake in Lidar Startup http://wardsauto.com/technology/delphi-raises-autonomy-bet-stake-lidar-startup <div class="node-body article-body">Delphi expects to integrate Innoviz Lidar sensing equipment and software with its systems to provide automakers with a wide range of autonomous systems technologies capable of operation at high speeds.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/delphi-raises-autonomy-bet-stake-lidar-startup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/delphi-raises-autonomy-bet-stake-lidar-startup#comments Public Autonomous Vehicles Technology Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:12:00 +0000 1942821 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Delphi takes stake in Lidar expert Innoviz to fuel its autonomous-driving business.&nbsp;</strong></p> BMW Unveils Concept Z4 Roadster at Pebble Beach http://wardsauto.com/technology/bmw-unveils-concept-z4-roadster-pebble-beach <div class="field-byline"> Greg Kable </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Boasting an all-new look and revised drivelines, the Z4 has been developed in a joint engineering program alongside the new Toyota Supra. The two cars share a common platform, suspension and driveline but are meant to appeal to differing buyers.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/bmw-unveils-concept-z4-roadster-pebble-beach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/bmw-unveils-concept-z4-roadster-pebble-beach#comments Public Technology Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000 1941111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Production version of Z4 concept due at 2018 Geneva auto show.</strong></p> Vauxhall Offers Glimpse of New Light-Commercial Vans http://wardsauto.com/technology/vauxhall-offers-glimpse-new-light-commercial-vans <div class="node-body article-body">Aimed at the business-shuttle market, the Tourer Elite will be available with a 1.6L CDTi BiTurbo engine with 125 hp or 145 hp in two body lengths. The Combi Plus is more car-like than the standard Vivaro Combi and is meant for use as a peoplemover.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/vauxhall-offers-glimpse-new-light-commercial-vans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/vauxhall-offers-glimpse-new-light-commercial-vans#comments Public Technology Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:29:00 +0000 1940971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tourer Elite built for business.</strong></p> FCA Joins BMW, Intel Autonomous-Car Partnership http://wardsauto.com/fca-joins-bmw-intel-autonomous-car-partnership <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Fiat Chrysler says it plans to begin producing self-driving technology by 2021, drawing on engineering and other expertise provided by BMW and technology companies Intel and Mobileye with an eye toward creating a common industry-wide platform.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fca-joins-bmw-intel-autonomous-car-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Autonomous Vehicles Technology Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:46:00 +0000 1940621 at http://wardsauto.com How to Create Iconic Autonomous Cars http://wardsauto.com/autonomous-vehicles/how-create-iconic-autonomous-cars <div class="field-byline"> Nate Giraitis </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Baby boomers and digital natives will be core markets for self-driving cars. Satisfying both these demographics may look like an insurmountable design challenge, but it is the key to success. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/autonomous-vehicles/how-create-iconic-autonomous-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/autonomous-vehicles/how-create-iconic-autonomous-cars#comments Public Autonomous Vehicles Interiors Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:45:00 +0000 1939311 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Smart Design will be presenting Oct. 5 at the&nbsp;WardsAuto&nbsp;User Experience Conference in Novi, MI</strong>.&nbsp;<a href="http://automotive.penton.com/ux/">http://automotive.penton.com/ux/</a></p> Industry Group: People Integral to Car Cybersecurity http://wardsauto.com/technology/industry-group-people-integral-car-cybersecurity <div class="node-body article-body">The Institute of the Motor Industry wants newly announced guidelines for makers of Internet-connected cars to focus equally on the people who work on the vehicles.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/industry-group-people-integral-car-cybersecurity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/industry-group-people-integral-car-cybersecurity#comments Public Technology Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:30:00 +0000 1938271 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Motorists need assurances cars safe from hacking, industry group says.</strong></p> FCA Joins Global Autonomous Vehicle Development Team http://wardsauto.com/technology/fca-joins-global-autonomous-vehicle-development-team <div class="node-body article-body">A global consortium composed of BMW, Intel and Mobileye adds Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to its group with the aim of increasing its ability to develop a highly autonomous vehicle for worldwide use.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/fca-joins-global-autonomous-vehicle-development-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/fca-joins-global-autonomous-vehicle-development-team#comments Public Autonomous Vehicles Technology Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1940271 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>FCA&rsquo;s Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan is platform for Waymo autonomous-vehicle development.</strong><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p>