Visteon and 3M Introduce New Innovations in China
The new innovations are designed to meet the preferences of drivers and the needs of vehicle manufacturers in rapidly growing markets such as those in Asia, Eastern Europe and South America.
Based on consumer research, the two companies collaborated on the growth market project for unveiling of growth market car and growth market bike that marks the debut in Auto Shanghai 2011.
The car and motorcycle show how technologies can be integrated to enhance the driving experience, while meeting cost and packaging requirements of vehicle manufacturers in growth markets.
Key themes of the growth market car are modular design - with certain interior components and systems that can be installed or excluded based on customer preference; and scalable platforms - engineered to allow a wide range of features to be added cost-effectively.
Visteon technologies demonstrated on the growth market car innovations includes - a compact heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit and thinner heat exchangers contribute to a roomier interior; the scalable instrument panel features an integrated control panel (electronic or mechanical) to operate the vehicleâ€™s entertainment system, climate and other features.
Visteon innovations also includes the instrument panel can span either the full or partial width of the vehicle, depending on whether customers choose to eliminate the panel in front of the passenger seat for more space. Also, a rear-facing fan on the back of the center console cost-effectively eliminates the need for separate rear-seat ducts; and a halogen front-lighting source features dynamic bending for seeing around turns.
3M innovations includes interior trim film for changing the look of hard plastic parts, paint protection film to protect the exterior finish, and paint replacement film and Scotchcal vehicle graphics to enhance the vehicle exterior; light string and light management lens create both ambient and functional solutions by enabling even illumination and reduced complexity in both the interior and exterior spaces.
3M innovations also includes an optimized, lightweight solution that can reduce the overall weight of the vehicle is implemented with Thinsulate acoustic insulation after an in-depth analysis of the vehicle; structural adhesives, acrylic foam tapes, structural bonding tape and Dual Lock reclosable fasteners enable innovative joining methods, proven performance and process flexibility.
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