Faurecia says it will demonstrate its latest innovations for the Cockpit of the Future and Sustainable Mobility during the 19th Auto Shanghai which will be held from April 19–28, 2021.

With a booth located in Hall 1.2, Faurecia will reveal disruptive innovations 'designed for the needs of Chinese consumers enabling a safe, comfortable, and connected on-board experience. The group will also showcase ultra-low emissions technologies and zero emissions hydrogen solutions for passenger and commercial vehicles.

Chinese Cockpit of the Future

Faurecia is revealing a complete cockpit interior to provide an immersive, personalized journey adapted to the needs of Chinese consumers. From smart surfaces, innovative HMI, occupant monitoring and wellness applications to full cabin infotainment with pillar to pillar displays, Faurecia is demonstrating its full range of ready-to-integrate seating, interior and electronic technologies to support OEMs in China. The demonstrator also showcases Faurecia's unique LUMI innovation which embeds lighting features within the seating, enabling OEMs to create a differentiating interior styling.

This demonstrator highlights the maturity of Faurecia's innovation ecosystem in China. Multimodal HMI solutions have been developed with innovation partner Horizon Robotics and LUMI, the innovative lighting thread material, has been developed for Faurecia's exclusive use with a Shanghai-based university.

A hydrogen-powered truck demonstrator

Faurecia also brings to Auto Shanghai a commercial vehicle hydrogen demonstrator that, for the first time, showcases how Faurecia and Symbio, a joint-venture with Michelin, can optimize the system architecture and integration of tanks and stack systems.  Faurecia has developed a 7-tank hydrogen storage system designed to provide over 700km autonomy for long distance and high load commercial trucks. The demonstrator also integrates a fuel cell stack system developed by Symbio, designed to provide a compact and efficient solution delivering net power of 75kW for the needs of heavy-duty trucks. Through a smart integration, the hydrogen storage system and the fuel cell stack system will maximize the payload.

As hydrogen mobility rapidly gains momentum, Faurecia is now uniquely positioned to develop hydrogen storage systems and distribution services and as well as fuel cell systems, through Symbio. This scope represents 75% of the full system value chain. With the recent acquisition of the majority stakes in CLD, Faurecia is well placed to become a leading player in Chinese hydrogen mobility. By 2030, China will represent a market of at least one million fuel cell vehicles.

Ultra-low emissions technology

Stricter emissions regulations are driving the need for technologies that improve the efficiency of powertrains and reduce pollutant emissions. As part of its focus on ultra-low emissions solutions, Faurecia has developed its Electrically Heated Catalyst, designed to reach faster the optimal pollutant conversion temperature (less than 10 seconds) and using twice less energy than other technologies on the market. The Electrically Heated Catalyst anticipates the upcoming China 7 emissions standards.

Faurecia in China, a strong presence in the first automotive market

For 27 years, Faurecia has continuously developed its activities in China and now has 17,000 employees at 5 R&D centers and 58 industrial sites across the country.

Faurecia has established 8 strategic joint ventures with major Chinese automakers enabling the Group to significantly develop its presence with Chinese OEMs to reach €2.5bn euros – RMB 19,3bn of sales in 2020. Its technology expertise, commercial relationships and industrial footprint will enable the Group to double its sales in China to €5bn in 2025.