Johnson Controls will show its next generation of seating, electronics, and overhead and interior components at the Detroit show next month.

The interior systems specialist will unveil two new seating concepts, including FastForward seating - a versatile system - and the Genus seat - featuring alternative seating materials. The innovative new CrafTec multi-colour injection (MCI) process will also be introduced.

Updated electronics products and a new user of the Railport overhead control/compartment vehicle personalisation system will also be announced.

FastForward seating is claimed to be the fastest people-to-cargo seating system in the industry; a key fob button folds, in 10 seconds, passenger seats into a true flat load floor. The systems also offers the industry's first permanent tub storage, which allows best-in-class cargo room for sport-utility vehicles, crossovers and minivans.

New CrafTec processes combine multiple materials and colours in a single-piece construction and include an injection moulding process that provides a two-colour substrate for door panels, instrument panels and other interior applications with one part; a single step, advanced injection-moulding process that integrates cover materials; and a process in which plush softness is applied using the main substrate instead of separate, layered pieces.