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Car Body, Interior and Materials

Interior

There are several drivers in the development of automotive interior materials and components. These include the need to reduce the gross weight of the vehicle, the trend toward utilizing more sustainable and recycled materials, and design that creates a safer environment for driver and passengers.

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Contributor: Graham Heeps
Posted: Wed, 12/07/2016
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Improved comfort, new materials, and autonomous technologies will drive innovations in automotive seating. Full Content »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Fri, 11/18/2016
LED Headlights
Automotive lighting, both exterior and interior, has seen sweeping changes over the last five to ten years with the introduction of LED and OLED technologies. The flexibility of the tech has created many new design possibilities, enabling functional and aesthetic improvements in a number of different ways. Full Content »
Contributor: Katja Bühlmeyer
Posted: Tue, 02/10/2015

Automotive IQ recently spoke with Dr. Katja Býhlmeyer, Research & Technology at Grammer AG, about methods of perceived quality or what she calls a human centered approach.

Ms. Býhlmeyer, in your lecture you will speak about measurement methods of perceived quality. How important is perceived quality for the customer and why?

Perceived... Full Content »
Contributor: Olaf Biedermann
Posted: Mon, 01/19/2015

Automotive IQ recently spoke with Dr. Olaf Biedermann, Director Innovation Europe, at Faurecia Autositze GmbH, about seat design and the on-going conflict between weight reduction and seating comfort.


IQPC: Dr. Biedermann, could you please introduce yourself, what is your background and what is your recent role at Faurecia?


In my role as... Full Content »
Contributor: Ana Bižal
Posted: Tue, 12/09/2014

Automotive IQ recently spoke with Dr. Ana Bižal, Optic Development Engineer from HELLA, about the role and challenges of interior automotive lighting.

What is your company’s role in the automotive industry?

HELLA is a globally positioned, listed family-owned company and one of the top 50 automotive suppliers in the world. The... Full Content »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Thu, 11/27/2014
Peter Els

Since Ralph Nader's controversial book "Unsafe at Any Speed" was published over 40 years ago, seat belts, padded dashboards, collapsible steering columns, improved bumpers and other safety features have become standard fitment. After seat belts, the most significant advance in automotive safety has been the airbag. Gas-inflated airbags that... Full Content »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Tue, 11/11/2014
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LED Lighting is driving a revolution in automotive lighting. In this article we look at the progression of technologies and the new developments which are heading to the automotive market in the near future. Full Content »
Contributor: Will Hornick
Posted: Mon, 09/08/2014
Will Hornick

Distracted driving accounted for approximately 421,000 injuries in motor vehicle accidents during 2012 in the U.S. (Distraction.gov - the official U.S. government website for distracted driving information). Some additionally alarming figures:


11% of all drivers under the age 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the... Full Content »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Wed, 07/23/2014
colinpawsey

A host of new technologies are entering the automotive industry, driven largely by the rapid development of smart tech and connectivity. One concept which has really caught our eye this month is the use of augmented reality in head-up displays, taking advantage of the entire windscreen. Both Continental and Jaguar Land Rover have released... Full Content »
Posted: Wed, 06/18/2014
Innovative Seating: An Auto Industry Roundtable

A car’s seats account for 5% of the vehicle’s total cost and roughly 6% of its weight. Given those statistics, it's a very important area for development to both reduce weight and cost while continuing to integrate innovative features for the driver and passengers. In a survey of seating experts performed by Automotive IQ earlier... Full Content »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Wed, 04/16/2014
Peter Els

According to "Commuting in America 2013", the national report on commuting patterns and trends, the number of zero-car families has been on the rise since 2007. Today, the rate of people bypassing vehicle ownership in favor of a shared commuting experience is roughly 10 percent.

While that's good news for cities dealing with congestion, some... Full Content »
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21 results
of 2
Contributor: Graham Heeps
Posted: Wed, 12/07/2016
© chesky - fotolia
Improved comfort, new materials, and autonomous technologies will drive innovations in automotive seating. Full Content »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Fri, 11/18/2016
LED Headlights
Automotive lighting, both exterior and interior, has seen sweeping changes over the last five to ten years with the introduction of LED and OLED technologies. The flexibility of the tech has created many new design possibilities, enabling functional and aesthetic improvements in a number of different ways. Full Content »
Contributor: Katja Bühlmeyer
Posted: Tue, 02/10/2015

Automotive IQ recently spoke with Dr. Katja Býhlmeyer, Research & Technology at Grammer AG, about methods of perceived quality or what she calls a human centered approach.

Ms. Býhlmeyer, in your lecture you will speak about measurement methods of perceived quality. How important is perceived quality for the customer and why?

Perceived... Full Content »
Contributor: Olaf Biedermann
Posted: Mon, 01/19/2015

Automotive IQ recently spoke with Dr. Olaf Biedermann, Director Innovation Europe, at Faurecia Autositze GmbH, about seat design and the on-going conflict between weight reduction and seating comfort.


IQPC: Dr. Biedermann, could you please introduce yourself, what is your background and what is your recent role at Faurecia?


In my role as... Full Content »
Contributor: Ana Bižal
Posted: Tue, 12/09/2014

Automotive IQ recently spoke with Dr. Ana Bižal, Optic Development Engineer from HELLA, about the role and challenges of interior automotive lighting.

What is your company’s role in the automotive industry?

HELLA is a globally positioned, listed family-owned company and one of the top 50 automotive suppliers in the world. The... Full Content »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Thu, 11/27/2014
Peter Els

Since Ralph Nader's controversial book "Unsafe at Any Speed" was published over 40 years ago, seat belts, padded dashboards, collapsible steering columns, improved bumpers and other safety features have become standard fitment. After seat belts, the most significant advance in automotive safety has been the airbag. Gas-inflated airbags that... Full Content »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Tue, 11/11/2014
colinpawsey
LED Lighting is driving a revolution in automotive lighting. In this article we look at the progression of technologies and the new developments which are heading to the automotive market in the near future. Full Content »
Contributor: Will Hornick
Posted: Mon, 09/08/2014
Will Hornick

Distracted driving accounted for approximately 421,000 injuries in motor vehicle accidents during 2012 in the U.S. (Distraction.gov - the official U.S. government website for distracted driving information). Some additionally alarming figures:


11% of all drivers under the age 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the... Full Content »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Wed, 07/23/2014
colinpawsey

A host of new technologies are entering the automotive industry, driven largely by the rapid development of smart tech and connectivity. One concept which has really caught our eye this month is the use of augmented reality in head-up displays, taking advantage of the entire windscreen. Both Continental and Jaguar Land Rover have released... Full Content »
Posted: Wed, 06/18/2014
Innovative Seating: An Auto Industry Roundtable

A car’s seats account for 5% of the vehicle’s total cost and roughly 6% of its weight. Given those statistics, it's a very important area for development to both reduce weight and cost while continuing to integrate innovative features for the driver and passengers. In a survey of seating experts performed by Automotive IQ earlier... Full Content »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Wed, 04/16/2014
Peter Els

According to "Commuting in America 2013", the national report on commuting patterns and trends, the number of zero-car families has been on the rise since 2007. Today, the rate of people bypassing vehicle ownership in favor of a shared commuting experience is roughly 10 percent.

While that's good news for cities dealing with congestion, some... Full Content »
21 results
of 2
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Thu, 11/27/2014
Peter Els

Since Ralph Nader's controversial book "Unsafe at Any Speed" was published over 40 years ago, seat belts, padded dashboards, collapsible steering columns, improved bumpers and other safety features have become standard fitment. After seat belts, the most significant advance in automotive safety has been the airbag. Gas-inflated airbags that... Full Column »
Posted: Wed, 06/18/2014
Innovative Seating: An Auto Industry Roundtable

A car’s seats account for 5% of the vehicle’s total cost and roughly 6% of its weight. Given those statistics, it's a very important area for development to both reduce weight and cost while continuing to integrate innovative features for the driver and passengers. In a survey of seating experts performed by Automotive IQ earlier this Full Sector Report »
Contributor: Amber Scorah
Posted: Mon, 07/15/2013
Automotive IQ Portal
How are vehicle interiors changing with the environment in which we drive? Stephanie Schliffski, Product Marketing Director North America, and Heinz Mattern, Director Research & Development, both of Valeo, join us to talk about driving assistance systems, better cockpit quality and automotive interior design and what factors have to be Full Podcast »