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‘World first’ pre-crash external side airbag system

ZF has developed a new pre-crash safety system prototype that uses an external side airbag deployed milliseconds before a collision.

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Closing the loop in marine manufacturing

ELG Carbon Fibre, a producer of recycled carbon fibre materials, and Ineos Team UK are working together to ensure sustainable materials and practices are incorporated into the America’s Cup 2021 build programme.

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Indorama to acquire Sinterama

Global chemicals producer Indorama Ventures has entered into an agreement to acquire Sinterama, a manufacturer of polyester automotive yarns and high-performance coloured yarns.

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Vehicle seat covers made from trilaminate foams

A method for producing automotive seat covers from trilaminate foams has been developed by Magna International.

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Optimum protection against tyre noise

A lightweight polyethylene terephthalate fibre-based nonwoven wheel arch liner that absorbs tyre noise has been launched by Autoneum.

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Autonomous driving will transform vehicle interiors

By 2035, around 50% of all new vehicles could be fully autonomous. However, in the short term the mass penetration of fully autonomous vehicles is likely to remain elusive, according to Christian Hainz, senior automotive analyst at Ernst & Young, Germany.

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