Nissan tests self-parking slippers

A traditional Japanese inn near Tokyo is testing out self-parking slippers, floor cushions and tables built by Japanese car maker Nissan.

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Adient, Boeing joint venture to build aircraft seats

Automotive seating supplier Adient and aircraft maker Boeing have announced the formation of Adient Aerospace, a joint venture that will develop, manufacture and sell a range of seating products to airlines and aircraft leasing companies.

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Hyosung supplying automotive carpet yarn for Lexus luxury sedans

Hyosung has announced that automotive carpets made of yarn it has developed have been used in the LS, the top-of-the-line Lexus model launched last year by Toyota.

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British investment in new equipment for automotive textiles

Speciality warp knit manufacturer Baltex has made a £600,000 investment in its 10-year-old Basford, Nottingham, UK, factory.

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Ultrafine gel spun fibres offer potential for composites

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a process that can produce ultrafine fibres, which are exceptionally strong and tough.

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Metallised nonwoven technology for lightning strike protection

General Nano has launched VeeoVeil, a new lightweight, flexible, electrically conductive metallised nonwoven technology.

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‘Elderly’ crash test dummy to improve vehicle safety for baby boomers

Humanetics has introduced its newest crash test dummy designed to meet the characteristics of the growing elderly population, which has entered advanced testing for vehicle safety systems.

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Autoneum enters Iran market

Autoneum has concluded an exclusive license agreement with Iranian automotive supplier Ayegh Khodro Toos (AKT) for the production and distribution of its multifunctional components for acoustic and thermal management in Iran.

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New EU standard on fire protection of flooring in railway vehicles becomes compulsory

A new EU standard on Fire Protection of Floorings on Railway Vehicles has become compulsory in all member states of the EU.

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Dust particulate filter for world’s first emission-neutral vehicle

More than 5,000 StreetScooter delivery vehicles in use by the Dutsche Post DHL Group are preventing considerable quantities of harmful gases such as carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide and also noise from entering the environment.

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