Faurecia’s new leather-wrapping process offers new design possibilities

A new leather-wrapping solution developed by French supplier Faurecia could allow automakers to make more unique designs in their vehicle interiors and localize more of the production process. Traditionally, wrapping an interior component such as a door panel or center console in leather or another material is a costly, time-consuming process. It’s something that typically

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Forvia uses understanding of human eye

As the number of sensors in vehicles grow, so, too, is auto companies’ understanding of how drivers interact with the vehicle. Supplier Forvia, for example, has invested heavily into its IRYStec unit, which developed “perceptual image processing” technology that incorporates knowledge of the mechanics of the human eye to boost image quality in a vehicle

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Continental makes impact with material

The interiors of the future are likely to be made with more sustainable materials, as automakers and suppliers look to reduce their carbon footprints and impact on the environment. Take a surface material developed by German supplier giant Continental, for example. Benova Eco Protect can be used on instrument panels, door panels, center consoles and

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EV component costs rise

Heightened raw materials costs, supply chain difficulties and shortages of key materials have sent prices for electric vehicle components rising over the last two years. That has delayed the industry’s quest to bring prices of EVs in line with those of gasoline-powered vehicles by at least a couple of years, said Jamie Fox, principal analyst

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