WINNER: Resonance Free Pipe
2019 - PACE Award Winner
What: Lighter tailpipe architecture
Innovation: Faurecia introduced microperforated patches on tailpipes that render a resonator unnecessary. The result: The exhaust system’s architecture is more flexible for packaging, and weight is cut by as much as half without any loss in noise and vibration performance.
First Customer: General Motors for Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra
Judge's Citation: Faurecia's resonance free pipe uses microperforated patches strategically placed along the tailpipe of the exhaust system to eliminate the need for resonators. The simplified pipe design provides a weight saving of more than half of the typical tailpipe weight, in a more compact package.
Web site: faurecia.com