February 2017 management briefing - Supplier innovations update

February 2017 management briefing - Supplier innovations update

As connectivity and active safety increasingly dominate advanced automotive technological innovation, Matthew Beecham reviews the latest supplier innovations.

Adient on lightweight, customised seating solutions for autonomous driving

13 Feb 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component manufacturers, we spoke to executives from Adient, the world's largest global automotive seating supplier. In this interview, they explained their Vision Seat, Chrysler Portal concept, AI17 seats for autonomous driving, customisation options and advances in lightweighting. By using a wide range of technologies, the supplier has reduced the overall weight of its seats by 20-30 percent over the past decade.


Panasonic Automotive President on smart mobility, in-vehicle infotainment, AR-HUDs and the Chrysler Portal Concept

27 Feb 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with global automotive multimedia players, we caught up with Tom Gebhardt, President, Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America.


Nexteer Automotive on steer-by-wire and the EPS market

22 Feb 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we spoke to executives of Nexteer about megatrends in the car steering market, steer-by-wire systems and growth of electric power steering (EPS) fitment in BRIC countries.


Continental Automotive on ADAS, sensor fusion and tomorrow’s electronic braking systems

21 Feb 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we spoke to Alfred Eckert, Head of the Advanced Engineering Department at Continental Automotive.


IAC Group on autonomous car interiors, customisation and the touch-free user experience

20 Feb 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we spoke to Dr Rose Ryntz, Vice President, Advanced Development & Material Engineering, International Automotive Components (IAC) Group and Carter Cannon, Manager Functional Integration, Advanced Development and Engineering, IAC Group. IAC is a global supplier of automotive components and systems, including interior and exterior trim.




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