Interiors http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/660901/more en Mercedes Reveals Facelifted ’18 G-Class Interior http://wardsauto.com/interiors/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="http://wardsauto.com/interiors/mercedes-reveals-facelifted-18-g-class-interior" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/interiors/mercedes-reveals-facelifted-18-g-class-interior#comments Public Interiors Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:01:00 +0000 2064951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes retained cues from original &rsquo;79 model in redesigned cabin.</strong></p> U.K. Designer Sets Sights on Lightweight Seats http://wardsauto.com/interiors/uk-designer-sets-sights-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="http://wardsauto.com/interiors/uk-designer-sets-sights-lightweight-seats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/interiors/uk-designer-sets-sights-lightweight-seats#comments Public Manufacturing Technology Interiors Technology Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:45:00 +0000 2035281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>iStream lightweighting technology applied to seats in Yamaha electric city car.</strong></p> Adient Begins Expansion of India Seating R&D Center http://wardsauto.com/interiors/adient-begins-expansion-india-seating-rd-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="http://wardsauto.com/interiors/adient-begins-expansion-india-seating-rd-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/interiors/adient-begins-expansion-india-seating-rd-center#comments Public Interiors Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:13:00 +0000 2012471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Expansion comes soon after first anniversary of spinoff from Johnson Controls.</strong></p> Campaign Aims to Box Mobile Phones While Driving http://wardsauto.com/interiors/campaign-aims-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="http://wardsauto.com/interiors/campaign-aims-box-mobile-phones-while-driving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/interiors/campaign-aims-box-mobile-phones-while-driving#comments Public Interiors Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:30:00 +0000 2008301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford U.K. co-sponsors effort to make glovebox safety feature.</strong></p> Lectra Reaches Out to Mexican Customer Base http://wardsauto.com/interiors/lectra-reaches-out-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="http://wardsauto.com/interiors/lectra-reaches-out-mexican-customer-base" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/interiors/lectra-reaches-out-mexican-customer-base#comments Public Industry Interiors Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:40:00 +0000 2005321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lectra&rsquo;s Dan Wilson talks with customers in Mexico.</strong></p> Tom Murphy RoButt Sits Down on the Job http://wardsauto.com/interiors/robutt-sits-down-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="http://wardsauto.com/interiors/robutt-sits-down-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/interiors/robutt-sits-down-job#comments Public Interiors Tue, 07 Nov 2017 10:45:00 +0000 1991831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford&rsquo;s customized robot tests for seat durability.</strong></p> IAC Opens Tailored Interiors Plant in Poland http://wardsauto.com/interiors/iac-opens-tailored-interiors-plant-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="http://wardsauto.com/interiors/iac-opens-tailored-interiors-plant-poland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/interiors/iac-opens-tailored-interiors-plant-poland#comments Public Interiors Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:45:00 +0000 1991841 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Plant will specialize in high-end vehicle interiors.</strong></p> Lear Breaks Ground for Seating Plant in Indiana http://wardsauto.com/interiors/lear-breaks-ground-seating-plant-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="http://wardsauto.com/interiors/lear-breaks-ground-seating-plant-indiana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/interiors/lear-breaks-ground-seating-plant-indiana#comments Public Interiors Wed, 01 Nov 2017 20:30:00 +0000 1994771 at http://wardsauto.com <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 http://wardsauto.com/tesla-bucks-industry-seats-made-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="http://wardsauto.com/tesla-bucks-industry-seats-made-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Interiors Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:00:00 +0000 1989951 at http://wardsauto.com Continental: Speaker-less Audio Saves Weight http://wardsauto.com/technology/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="http://wardsauto.com/technology/continental-speaker-less-audio-saves-weight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/continental-speaker-less-audio-saves-weight#comments Public Interiors Technology Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:00:00 +0000 1981991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Conti places actuators in door panels, A pillars, atop&nbsp;instrument panel and in&nbsp;ceiling.</strong></p>