The final projects were judged by a panel of top auto industry designers: Robert Walker, chief designer-Jeep Brand Interiors at FCA; Ariel Choi, lead designer, Calty Design Research; Teckla Rhoads, executive director-Global Industrial Design for...
The assignment was to design an interior for a 2030 compact CUV with self-driving capabilities. Ten seniors from the Transportation Design Dept. at CCS took on the challenge.
More than 600 people, an all-time high, attended the WardsAuto Interiors Conference this week in the all-new conference facilities at Detroit's Cobo Center for keynote speeches, panel sessions and award presentations for Ward's 10 Best...
Mainstream automakers now are incorporating woods and leathers into their vehicles, leaving luxury marques scrambling to differentiate their offerings.
Nissan rolled out its all-new '16 Titan fullsize pickup at Detroit's Cobo Center as part of this week's WardsAuto Interiors Conference. First to market in fourth quarter will be the Titan XD with 5.0L...
Auto industry concentrates more than ever on designing weight out of vehicles.
The splatter from a paintball, a genuine Texas Ranger’s badge, the warm lights of the Middle East and Lake Michigan stones are just some elements that have influenced recent FCA interiors.
Customers told designers of the all-new ’15 GMC Canyon midsize pickup “they didn’t want a car – but they didn’t want it to look rough or cheap,” design chief Helen Emsley says.
The industry already has seen failures, too. In a bid to get the latest connectivity technologies into the market, there have been stumbles as consumers were slow to master them.
Ford design director Moray Callum says the GT supercar illustrates that a design philosophy, if it really works, can translate to other objects.