Faurecia designers and engineers set out to make an interior that is lighter and more recyclable than conventional ones. They've developed something that may lead to a reconsideration of how and with what materials ought to be assembled.
The mid-size 2005 Pathfinder, Nissan's largest design and development program to date, involved three technical centers, and took 36 months and countless trans-Pacific trips to complete. Though it borrows major components from the full-size Titan pi... ArticlePublished: 10/1/2004
Plenty of interior components are injection molded. But some companies—such as VW—are using a process for trim pieces that both mold a component and cover it in fabric in a single molding process. And it is coming to the U.S. in the not-too-distant ... ArticlePublished: 9/1/2004
When they're not busy running nationwide "e-panels" with 16-year-old girls to see what they want in car interiors (a removable clothes closet and CD storage on the headliner, if you must know), investigating new materials ("bullfrog"* and bamboo are... ArticlePublished: 9/1/2004