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Johnson Controls announces new automotive company to be named Adient

Automotive interiors producer Johnson Controls has revealed that its new automotive seating and interiors business will be called Adient. The current Automotive Experience division will be spun off into a new publicly traded company in October.

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Airlander taking shape for maiden flight

The world’s biggest airship is being prepared for its maiden flight this spring over Bedfordshire, UK. Last month the team at Hybrid Air Vehicles attached the mission module to the Airlander 10.

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New Ford lab integrates wearables and vehicles

At Ford’s new wearables research laboratory, scientists and engineers are working to integrate wearable devices and vehicles to enable driver-assist technologies to be more aware of the driver behind the wheel – particularly when that driver is stressed or sleepy.

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Consolidation the key for airbag fabrics

Airbags now account for around 18% of all automotive textiles, equating to around an annual 145,000 tonnes.

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Recyclable bio-based automotive composites

The Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI) will present a number of innovations at the Sachsen Live booth during JEC World in Paris, France, from 8-10 March.

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