As Brazil, Russia, India and China grapple with the effects of the worldwide financial crisis, will their anticipated growth continue to prop-up the global auto industry, or will they hit the wall?...More
The most difficult part of future vehicle infrastructure-integration activities will be social and institutional issues regarding privacy, liability for system failures and ownership of the wireless networks....More
Many active driver aids protect motorists from themselves and others on the road, yet if not used responsibly, they have the potential to instill overconfidence and do more harm than good, a supplier executive says....More
Sensor sophistication, validation capability and assuring performance in adverse environmental conditions are key stumbling blocks, but Chris Urmson says these are not insurmountable....More
Toyota Europe also announces “Toyota Optimal Drive” a new branding initiative for the auto maker’s efficiency-enhancing technology for conventional powertrains similar to its branding of Hybrid Synergy Drive....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.