Faurecia, Stanford to study motion sickness in autonomous cars

4:57 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Interiors supplier Faurecia is teaming up with researchers at Stanford University to study an often-overlooked problem with autonomous cars: motion sickness....
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New Camaro's light show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro's available specialty interior lighting makes you say, "Wow."...
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Model S option becomes police matter: We've got a report of a kid in the trunk

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Done with shopping, a mom and dad toss their bags in the back seat, their daughter in the trunk and drive off. A watchful bystander takes notice and alerts the police. Except, this is a Tesla Model S, which has third-row, rear-facing child seats as an option....
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Enticing interiors start with the right ingredients

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2015

Amko Leenarts, Ford's director of global interior design, sees himself as a sort of chef. Not only does he lead the team that must choose the proper, high-quality ingredients, but he has to ensure they assemble, prepare and present them in an appealing way to customers all over the world....
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7 innovations in auto interiors

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2015

In the digital age, technology is transforming what carmakers can do with interiors. The rise of autonomous driving will change how customers spend their time in the cabin....
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BLOG: How Volvo's chairman sparked a re-think of child safety

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

Volvo Chairman Li Shufu's vision helped inspire the automaker to re-think how young children will travel in its cars in the future....
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Faurecia will form interior parts venture with China's Beijing WKW

Oct. 16, 2015 11:54 CET

Faurecia will form a joint venture with Beijing WKW Automotive Parts Co. to supply decorative aluminum parts for vehicle interiors to customers including Infiniti and Volvo....
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How Doyle Letson went from boats to cars ...

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

Doyle Letson's career took many twists and turns before he became chief interior designer for the Ford Mustang. He designed office furniture, heavy equipment and lots of powerboats, all the while moonlighting as a serious rock 'n' roll musician. Letson, 58, now Ford's director of global interiors, talked about his varied career with Staff Reporter Bradford Wernle....
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JCI targets 3,000 job cuts in salaried ranks

9:04 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

Johnson Controls will cut as many as 3,000 salaried jobs over the next two years under an ongoing cost savings program and ahead of plans to streamline and divest its auto interiors business....
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Massive windshield, 'sculptural' seats: A glimpse inside Tesla's Model X

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015

New images suggest the Tesla Model X will have a windshield so large that it doubles as a moonroof, stretching well above the driver's head....
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Nissan to recall 300,000 small cars; NHTSA upgrades investigation into seat sensors

1:06 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2015

Nissan North America is recalling nearly 300,000 small cars over concerns that an interior trim panel near the accelerator pedal could trap a driver's foot, possibly causing unwanted acceleration or delaying braking....
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Grupo Antolin completes purchase of Magna interiors unit

1:33 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

Grupo Antolin closed on its acquisition of Canadian auto supplier Magna International Inc.’s interiors operations today in a deal valued at about $525 million....
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Freshened Lexus LX gets 8-speed, updated interior and exterior

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

For 2016, the Lexus LX gets a dramatically updated interior and exterior, with a more aggressive version of the Lexus “spindle grille,” LED headlights, revised taillights, and new rear bumper and wheel options....
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JCI exec says seating and interiors business is healthy

12:05 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

The executive who is orchestrating the spin-off of Johnson Controls' $22 billion seats-and-interiors unit has a straightforward message for customers: steady as she goes....
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Jet design inspired interior of 2016 Maxima

11:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

To design the interior of the 2016 Maxima, Nissan designers were looking for ways to present drivers a lot of safety, navigation and entertainment information - without overloading their senses. Product planning manager Vishnu Jayamohan said Nissan designers found clues and inspiration in the cockpits of F-18 fighter jets....
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Nissan inspired by high-end fashion

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2015

Nissan wanted some European fashion to move its American-made Maxima sedan further upscale for 2016. It turned to Alcantara, the Italian producer of material used in high-end apparel and automotive seating, to give the Maxima SR sport package the look of some exotic European sport coupes....
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Chasing profits, JCI jumps out of seats

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015

Johnson Controls' spinoff of its $22 billion seats-and-interiors unit, announced last week, underlines an uncomfortable truth for suppliers: Sometimes it's not enough to be No. 1. Seats don't generate the profits that they once did, and that's due to a new trend in purchasing....
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Strike at Spanish seating supplier ends

July 15, 2015 14:53 CET

Employees at a Spanish factory of seating supplier Johnson Controls today resumed work. Their strike had hit production at Volkswagen Group's Seat unit....
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How to erase that odor: Clean, deodorize, sanitize

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2015

Odor Doctors has a three-step, vehicle odor-busting process, owner Frank Simmons says....
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Hyundai recalls 140,000 Sonatas in North America over seat belt concerns

6:53 am U.S. ET | July 9, 2015

Hyundai said it is recalling about 140,000 Sonata mid-sized sedans in the U.S. and Canada due to potential defects in the front passenger seat belt buckle....
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BLOG: Interiors sector will get smaller, but not too small

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 9, 2015

Grupo Antolin's planned purchase of most of Magna's interiors operations and JCI's possible sale of its seating business are just the beginning of the upheaval in the automotive interiors world. The sector, however, will remain competitive, an expert with vast M&A experience said....
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With '16 Mitsubishi Outlander, flair is free

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Bang for the buck is key for the 2016 Outlander, so Mitsubishi made glitzy styling standard on every trim level, not just the most expensive ones....
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Why the seat king wants out of the seat business

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Johnson Controls is the world's biggest producer of complete seats. So why is CEO Alex Molinaroli putting the company's seating operation and interiors unit up for sale?...
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Johnson Controls to explore spinoff of its auto business

8:13 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2015

Johnson Controls said it is "exploring strategic options" for its automotive business -- the first step in the possible sale or spinoff of its seating and interiors units. CEO Alex Molinaroli said the company “had no specific timetable for the completion of the strategic review, which includes a full range of strategic options for the automotive business.”...
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Musk asked to make Tesla animal friendly

7:18 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2015

Tesla's Model S sedan already ditched gasoline. Now two shareholders from Texas want the electric-car maker to stop using animal products as well....
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