Interiors

Canadian union may strike supplier to GM plant in Oshawa, Ontario

12:41 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2014

Unifor, which represents Canadian auto workers, will strike at Johnson Controls' Whitby, Ontario, plant if the parts maker doesn't reverse its plan to close the facility in a couple of years....
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Posh, roomy and high-tech: Volvo previews XC90 interior

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014

The redesigned Volvo XC90 crossover won't go on sale in the United States until March, but the company has begun taking the cover off the vehicle....
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Volvo's new XC90 to have Tesla-like touchscreen

May 27, 2014 17:22 CET

The new Volvo XC90 will have a large tablet-like touchscreen in the center console to control the premium SUV's in-car features, following a trend that Tesla started with its Model S....
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GM brass 'really cares about interiors now,' design chief Welburn says

3:24 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2014

If most vehicles are going to share technology and offer the same functionality, then styling will be the differentiator, General Motors global design chief Ed Welburn says....
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New GM system won't let car drive until front occupants buckle up

2:07 pm U.S. ET | May 20, 2014

General Motors is planning to launch a new belt assurance system, which does not allow the vehicle to shift out of park until the driver and front passenger are buckled in, on select vehicles later this year....
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JCI interiors finds solid ground in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014

Johnson Controls Inc. isn't ready to write off the auto industry's much-maligned interiors segment....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Car styling undergoes shake-up

May 5, 2014 06:01 CET

Car design is at a crossroads. There is more diversity in form language today than ever before as each company defines its own expression. But there is, however, an increasing trend toward consistency across brands and segments that has some design executives worried....
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Hearing the true sound of music in your car

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014

Why can't today's music match the sound of that old-time rock 'n' roll? It's not the speakers. It's the format. Harman International Industries' solution is a software algorithm, originally dubbed Signal Doctor and now branded as Clari-Fi, that analyzes music files and restores what was cut when the file was compressed....
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Visteon pays Cerberus to take control of interiors unit

7:44 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2014

Auto supplier Visteon said it signed an agreement to transfer its global automotive interiors business to an affiliate of private investment firm Cerberus Capital Management LP....
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SEAT RELIEF

Lear, others devise high-tech ways to support bad backs

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2014

Lear Corp. wants motorists to sit up straight. The seat maker is developing a "smart" seat that adjusts itself automatically to correct a motorist's posture, important for comfort on long trips....
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