Bob Gritzinger

Bob
Gritzinger
Associate Editor,
WardsAuto

Long-time automotive beat writer, Bob covers Ford, FCA and technology.

Articles

Expedition Ready for Big Role
Ford’s fullsize Expedition SUV gets a complete makeover for ’18 including an aluminum body, a 10-speed transmission and impressive on- and off-road capabilities.
Infiniti’s Variable-Compression Engine Packs Punch
Modifying the compression ratio of a running engine sounds like a recipe for disaster, but after driving Nissan’s variable-compression 4-cyl. we can attest it’s ready for production.
2017 Wards 10 Best UX Quick Hits 1
A summation of all 23 vehicles evaluated as part of the 2017 Wards 10 Best User Experiences competition. Many of these comments are taken directly from score sheets submitted by WardsAuto editors. Prices listed are sticker, as tested.
Big Expectations for Midsize Range Rover
Jaguar Land Rover adds the premium midsize Velar CUV to its lineup, drawing cues from its sibling Range Rovers and sharing its platform with the Jaguar F-Pace.
Ford Gains, FCA Cuts Fleets
Ford sees an increase in truck and SUV sales, offsetting a decline in car volume; FCA drops due to fleet-sales reduction strategy.
Range Rover Velar Hits CUV Sweet Spot
Land Rover launches its stylish ’18 Range Rover Velar into the key premium midsize CUV market and company officials say they expect it to be the brand’s best seller.
Ford Posts Strong Q3, CEO Looks Ahead
Ford posts a $1.6 billion profit in Q3, up 63% year-over-year, and new CEO Jim Hackett says the results put the Dearborn automaker on the road to financial fitness.
Big Three: Wrangler, Ram, Cherokee Key for FCA in 2018
Despite declines in North American sales in the past year as the automaker transitions away from small cars and ramps up SUV and truck production, FCA profit is up and the company is poised for a strong 2018.
Continental Tech Juggernaut Rolls On
From advances in tire-pressure monitoring and air-suspension controls to systems intended to prevent accidents and enable autonomous vehicles, German supplier Continental isn’t wasting any time adding advanced technologies.
Getting Smarter: Deep Learning Driving Intelligent Vehicle Development
Forget “2001: A Space Odyssey” – deep learning soon will enable artificially intelligent computers that will revolutionize automobiles and how we interact with them.
Solving For (U)X
Automotive UX needs to make people safe and secure while providing a personalized experience.
Recalibrating the Driver
You may not consciously realize it, but modern vehicles are reprogramming how you drive, from lane changing and backing up to steering, braking and accelerating.
Ford CEO Outlines Tech-Heavy Future 2
Ford CEO Jim Hackett completes a 100-day review of operations and lays out a path forward for the automaker that includes a shift toward trucks and SUVs, increased emphasis on electrification and use of technology to cut development time and costs.
Ford, Harman Share Sound Science
A few big speakers and powerful amplifier no longer make the grade for top-shelf automotive sound systems. Ford and Harman detail the process for developing high-end B&O Play audio for the coming Expedition and EcoSport.
Fifth-Gen Odyssey Cruises to UX Honors
Honda’s all-new Odyssey makes the ever-practical minivan increasingly easier and safer to drive and far more functional and entertaining for passengers as well.