A peripheral-vision communication system powered by next-generation LEDs can help passengers feel more comfortable, and even less car sick, by providing an understanding of what their vehicle is doing on the road at any given moment.
Belt Monitor includes rear-seat sensors inside the belt receiver that send a signal to the instrument cluster telling the driver whether a belt has been unfastened and which seat the passenger is in.
The interior supplier shows off its future vision of a ride-shared vehicle that aims to both engage and de-stress its passengers.
Ford’s global seating and design team have maintained the comfort standard in the new Explorer’s front-row seat while eliminating some of the bulk by reducing the thickness of the seatback and shoulder area.
Bosch also has begun development of a lidar system for automated driving. It wants to determine if it can build an automotive-grade unit and discover which form of the technology works best.
The FreeForm technology allows more than 102 mm of concavity, which is nearly impossible with traditional cut-and-sew manufacturing techniques, Magna says.
WardsAuto editors Tom Murphy and Christie Schweinsberg kick off this year's Wards 10 Best Interiors awards ceremony at the WardsAuto Interiors Conference May 9 in Novi, MI.