Interiors en Mercedes Reveals Facelifted ’18 G-Class Interior <div class="field-byline"> Greg Kable </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The traditional military-grade SUV aims to add comfort without diminishing any of its celebrated functionality.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Interiors Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:01:00 +0000 2064951 at <p><strong>Mercedes retained cues from original &rsquo;79 model in redesigned cabin.</strong></p> U.K. Designer Sets Sights on Lightweight Seats <div class="node-body article-body">The project hopes to design and manufacture a new auto seat offering significant weight savings over conventional metallic seat structures while developing robust production methods including reduced process time.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Manufacturing Technology Interiors Technology Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:45:00 +0000 2035281 at <p><strong>iStream lightweighting technology applied to seats in Yamaha electric city car.</strong></p> Adient Begins Expansion of India Seating R&D Center <div class="node-body article-body">Located near the existing India Tech Center, the new prototyping and testing facility will boast full-scale prototyping, testing, and trim capabilities, enabling Adient to conduct full product verification in India to global customer and regulatory standards. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Interiors Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:13:00 +0000 2012471 at <p><strong>Expansion comes soon after first anniversary of spinoff from Johnson Controls.</strong></p> Campaign Aims to Box Mobile Phones While Driving <div class="node-body article-body">Ford sees transforming the glovebox into the phone box as a simple, effective way of changing driver behavior.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Interiors Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:30:00 +0000 2008301 at <p><strong>Ford U.K. co-sponsors effort to make glovebox safety feature.</strong></p> Lectra Reaches Out to Mexican Customer Base <div class="node-body article-body">In Mexico, Lectra has hundreds of cutting machines deployed for customers working in the auto industry. “We have more machines in Mexico than any other place in the world, with the exception of China,” Vice President Dan Wilson says.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Industry Interiors Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:40:00 +0000 2005321 at <p><strong>Lectra&rsquo;s Dan Wilson talks with customers in Mexico.</strong></p> Tom Murphy RoButt Sits Down on the Job <div class="node-body article-body">Ford’s specially developed robot can simulate 10 years of seat wear and tear in just three weeks. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Interiors Tue, 07 Nov 2017 10:45:00 +0000 1991831 at <p><strong>Ford&rsquo;s customized robot tests for seat durability.</strong></p> IAC Opens Tailored Interiors Plant in Poland <div class="node-body article-body">The new location will serve as the supplier’s center of excellence for highly crafted cut-and-sewn and hand-wrapped components, starting with premium instrument panels.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Interiors Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:45:00 +0000 1991841 at <p><strong>Plant will specialize in high-end vehicle interiors.</strong></p> Lear Breaks Ground for Seating Plant in Indiana <div class="node-body article-body">Construction of the 240,000-sq.-ft. plant will start immediately, with production of seats due to begin in April 2019. The factory will employ about 875 workers who will transfer from Lear’s existing facilities in Hammond and Portage, IN.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Interiors Wed, 01 Nov 2017 20:30:00 +0000 1994771 at <p><strong style="font-family: Arial, &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; background-color: rgb(227, 227, 226);">Indiana plant to supply seats for Expedition, other Ford SUVs.</strong></p> Tesla Bucks Industry With Seats Made In-House <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Industry-watchers are uncertain as to why Tesla, unlike most larger-volume automakers, builds its own seats rather than obtain them through suppliers.</div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Interiors Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:00:00 +0000 1989951 at Continental: Speaker-less Audio Saves Weight <div class="node-body article-body">The German supplier has devised a way to take as much as 90% of the weight out of a traditional audio system.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Interiors Technology Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:00:00 +0000 1981991 at <p><strong>Conti places actuators in door panels, A pillars, atop&nbsp;instrument panel and in&nbsp;ceiling.</strong></p>