Interiors

2014 MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

Johnson Controls experiments with interiors that change colors

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2014

Johnson Controls is experimenting with car interior surfaces that could change colors to match the motorist's whim. The concept could prove especially useful for vehicles that are used by ride-sharing services, said Han Hendriks, vice president of advanced product development at Johnson Controls Inc....
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Why refresh Expedition? For Texans, Saudis

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014

The Ford Expedition, the last full-sized, truck-based, body-on-frame SUV in Ford's lineup, is getting a new look, a new engine and a load of new technology for the 2015 model year....
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Interior supplier: We'll be nimble, global

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014

As CEO of Motus Integrated Technologies, Shannon White wants to win respect -- and higher margins -- for his company as a global supplier of sun visors, headliners and overhead consoles....
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Continental: Automated driving requires many partners

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014

Helmut Matschi, head of interiors at Continental AG, says automated driving will emerge gradually in the next decade....
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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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