DETROIT – Owens Corning will showcase a prototype flat-panel speaker at the Society of Automotive Engineers trade show in Detroit next month. The technology, which uses surface material to transmit sound throughout the vehicle, likely will debut in 2004 on an ’05 model vehicle, says Andy Hopkins, general manager-Owens Corning Automotive. Flat-panel speaker technology places miniature exciters behind the interior walls of a vehicle – inside a door panel, instrument panel, ...

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