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.
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.
Snake pretensioner retractor seat belt assembly for global applications.
“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.
Seems like the energy-consumption picture is one of those that can be characterized as: “On the one hand. . .but on the other hand. . . .” At least that’s the sense from the Energy Information Agency’s Annual Energy Outlook 2014 report.
This didn’t take long.
It was a busy week in the auto industry last week.