Of the 41.5 million vehicles expected to be sold in North America, Western Europe, Japan and Korea this year, about 5.5 million will have navigation systems, forecaster CSM says.
Chrysler’s design team is not distracted by the pending deal to sell the auto maker, says Ralph Gilles.
Making sure personal electronic devices integrate with vehicle electronics is “just not a core scenario for the device manufacturers,” a Microsoft executive says.
The Audi A6 was the first vehicle to feature flat knits, which were highly formable and functional, allowing designers greater latitude.
MP3 players, Satellite Radio, high-definition radio and cell phones all are vying to stake out turf in vehicle interiors.
OEMs, suppliers and dealers look for applications and the right advertising message to tap into increased customer demand for safety.
Interior suppliers say they face a daunting future, but remain confident of the strategies in place and say they have the mindset to succeed.
Car cupholders are important to car owners, even though many are reluctant to admit it.