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

    McLaren/Carbon Fiber

    As the industry is in the midst of what can only be described as a “Materials Revolution,” the concentration is mainly on advanced high-strength steel and aluminum, with some making consideration of carbon fiber composites, although this is still an outlier.

    2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4MATIC

    While it is still early going, at this point in 2015 I have to say that of all of the vehicles that I have had the opportunity to drive, the Mercedes GLA250 4MATIC is quite simply the most enjoyable of all.

    Art of the Bike: Honda BULLDOG

    One might think that a concept motorcycle named the “BULLDOG” would have had as its design theme something along the lines of “Tough and tenacious.” Yet as is often the case with design programs, the development theme was rather, um, non-tough-and-tenacious.