Auto makers spend millions and allocate endless man-hours to eradicate bugs from their vehicles. But in the Acura ZDX, Honda R&D Americas Inc. is showcasing them. In a bid to preserve the natural look of leather in the large luxury cross/utility vehicle, Honda leaves the skin’s top layer intact. That also preserves flaws such as bug bites – within limits. “We created a book where we specified how many mosquito bites are allowed,” says Yuri Starik, engineering design leader, adding ...
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