This zone covers the materials, processes, equipment and expertise used in vehicle development, from turbochargers to transmissions.
Nowadays, leading suppliers must do a whole lot more than, well, supply. They must develop compelling technology that OEMs want to buy, and then they can supply it. Which brings us to Valeo Group (valeo.com), a France-based supplier that was established in 1923 and now has 124 production sites, 16 research centers, 35 development centers and some 74,800 people located in 29 different countries. Here’s a look of some of its recent developments, some ready for deployment and others, well . . .
The last-generation Hyundai Sonata changed the midsize segment through its design. So what does the company do for an encore?
The engineers at Zenos Cars have combined recycled carbon fiber, drinking straws and aluminum to create a chassis for a low-volume sports car.
They start with the platform that gave rise to the award-winning ATS Sedan, then created a stylish, striking compact coupe that’s targeted at European competitors.
Every now and then you may see something that looks like this rolling along: That’s the MV-1, produced by Mobility Ventures, which is a company of AM General.
Each October in Regent’s Park in London, the Frieze London Art Fair is held.