Automotive Interiors

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If the exterior gets them, the interior keeps them. So designers and engineers are paying more attention than ever on everything from the textures of the materials to the ergonomics of the switches. Spend some time in here.

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  • Automotive Interiors
  • Faurecia Leverages Mobile Tech for Cars

    One way to get economies in automotive interiors is to not replicate what the driver probably already has—an infotainment device in the form of a smartphone. This is one strategy that Faurecia is pursuing.

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  • Italian Style Outside & In

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  • Future Vehicles: La-Z-Boy Interiors on a Skateboard Chassis?

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  • Next-Gen Pretensioner

    Snake pretensioner retractor seat belt assembly for global applications.

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  • Camaro Z/28: Light Is the New Black

    “As the ultimate track-capable Camaro, this car restores the mission of the original Z/28, and serves as a testament to the expertise of Chevrolet as the best-selling brand of performance cars.”-- GM North America president Mark Reuss.

    BLOGS

    Infiniti Q80: A Concept, Right?

    It’s going to be a few weeks until Infiniti reveals the Q80 Inspiration at the Paris Motor Show, at the Parc des Expositions de Versailles on October 2, but they have released this photographic tease: The company says “Its very dimensions place the Q80 Inspiration clearly at the peak of the Infiniti range,” and while they didn’t provide those dimensions, given the fact that it is an “80” and presently the largest number in the sedan lineup is “70,” it is a bigger car.

    Made in Michigan

    These are automotive rearview cameras: They are the sort of thing that you’d image would be produced in a place like China, Thailand, India, or some other country far, far away from Michigan.

    An EV Challenge

    One of the challenges that auto companies face when it comes to selling (or more likely leasing) electric vehicles (EVs) is that not only must they convince potential customers of the viability and reliability of the vehicles, not only must they do tremendous work explaining that while it is pretty much like a car it doesn’t make any engine noise because it doesn’t have an engine, not only must they try to overcome the objection that the range is limited even though the person who may buy the car is likely not to regularly commute for a distance that is even a fraction of the total potential battery range. . . they must also help develop the infrastructure for the EVs.