While many other companies cut back sharply during the economic meltdown, Bosch kept ahead of the technology curve so important to auto makers by maintaining R&D investment and preserving value-added functions....More
The auto supplier in Europe has been testing LED interior lighting across the color spectrum by building the technology into auto makers’ existing products. Men prefer an ice-blue color, while women like amber, designers say....More
Using LIN, designers can achieve more uniformity with their lighting designs. Ambient lighting needs to fit a particular interior color, as some lighting schemes may be too intense in a beige interior but just right for a cabin shaded black....More
The Explorer Sport, powered by a 3.5L twin-turbo V-6 EcoBoost engine, also is targeting domestic competitors. Peterson says the new Explorer should take a bite out of Dodge Durango R/T and Grand Cherokee sales....More
Citing consumer workshops, many of today’s infotainment systems are just too complicated for the average user, a top executive says. “People are at their limits from a cognitive-load perspective on how much information they can process.”...More
LEDs, which last much longer than incandescent lights, are helping reduce warranty issues and bolster perceived quality. They also allow for greater packaging efficiency, conserve energy and cut costs....More
Some suppliers are investing in additional facilities because they are confident current production levels will be sustained and because they have exhausted most of their avenues to stretch available...
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