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February 19, 2018 by Vittorio Bollo
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New York-based consultancy Oliver Wyman poses a very pertinent question: “You’ve innovated the car, now how about the buying experience?” Any OEM today knows one thing for sure: the selling of automobiles and automotive accessories are not what they used to be – simple, hierarchical and linear.
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December 15, 2017 by Jenny Hung
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In the suburbs of Vancouver, Canada, a high-tech firm is quietly working on visualization and predictive modeling using virtual and augmented reality technology. Its methods and products are being integrated into Microsoft's HoloLens, which is, in turn, being used to redesign Ford trucks and passenger vehicles . Ford has started equipping its Read more
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December 4, 2017 by Graham Heeps
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Improved comfort, new materials and autonomous technologies will drive innovations in automotive seating. Seating suppliers have had to face cost-down pressures and the commoditization of their product in recent years. And like suppliers in other areas of the vehicle, they’ve responded with cost-saving innovations. Faurecia, for example, which Read more
Tags: Automotive Seating | Innovative Seating
May 11, 2017 by Colin Pawsey
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Innovation in the automotive seating market is moving at pace, with new concepts coming to the fore to meet new challenges. Safety and comfort remain priorities for auto manufacturers, but advances in ergonomics and biomechanics have offered designers new possibilities for seat function - aided and abetted by advanced electronics and computing Read more
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March 27, 2017 by Peter Els
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The costs of corrosion protection are not only in terms of rework or scrap costs, but with stringent quality management systems in place, several thousand parts per million could impact on the prospects of being awarded future business.
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March 21, 2017 by Colin Pawsey
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The automotive industry is in a transformational stage in terms of lighting, with several new technologies coming to the fore which offer improved performance, safety and aesthetics.
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March 15, 2017 by Graham Heeps
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Driver distraction is a factor in up to 30 % of road accidents in the EU, according to a 2015 report by the European Commission.
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February 8, 2017 by Peter Els
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Earlier this year NACE International released the International Measures of Prevention, Application and Economics of Corrosion Technology (IMPACT) study. It estimates that the global cost of corrosion is $ 2.5 trillion, roughly 3.4 % of global GDP.
Tags: Automotive Corrosion | Safety
December 13, 2016 by Peter Els
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In Western car-interior design, the center of attention is mostly on the driver, whereas in China, emphasis is placed on the other passengers. So because of this, and other cultural differences, many Western OEMs are choosing to incorporate subtle design changes to better meet the needs of the market in this area.
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December 7, 2016 by Graham Heeps
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Improved comfort, new materials, and autonomous technologies will drive innovations in automotive seating.
Tags: Automotive Seating | automotive seat design | Car Seats
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