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Johnson Controls forms new fabric joint venture in China

Automotive supplier Johnson Controls has signed an agreement with Shanghai Yanfeng Industry & Commerce and Anhui Yansheng Automotive Trim to form a new fabrics joint venture (JV) in Huainan City, Anhui Province, China.

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BA tests ‘happiness blanket’ to track passengers’ emotions during flights

British Airways has begun testing a hi-tech blanket that changes colour using brainwaves to measure and track exactly how passengers feel throughout the entire flight.

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ALC Bulgaria opens new factory for car upholstery

ALC Bulgaria, a subsidiary of South Africa’s Automotive Leather Company (ALC) Group, has opened a second factory for car upholstery for BMW’s Mini Cooper in Ihtiman, near Sofia, Bulgaria. The BGN2.6m (US$1.8m) investment will employ around 700 people.

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Are vehicles getting any lighter?

With the introduction of revolutionary new electric vehicles and hybrids, some automakers are now shifting to smaller and lighter vehicles in an effort to increase fuel economy.

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