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Mercedes-AMG outlines C 63 S E Performance interior offerings


Mercedes-AMG outlines C 63 S E Performance interior offerings

The latest Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E Performance features an array of new interior details, beginning with the OEM’s AMG sports seats. Owners can select their own upholstery colors and different types of nappa leather – with embossed AMG emblems in the front head restraints.

Customers can also select the second-generation AMG Performance seat as an option, with open seat side bolsters for weight saving and better ventilation. Furthermore, if nappa leather is selected for the upholstery, the bolsters come in a contrasting color.

Fitted as standard is AMG’s Performance steering wheel with a twin-spoke design and integrated control buttons.

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Software-enabled sensing surface technology from TG0


Software-enabled sensing surface technology from TG0

At the 2022 North American International Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS), TG0 is showcasing its patented software-enabled sensing surface technology.

Designed for applications within the automotive industry, the company’s software-enabled sensing surface technology can turn everyday conductive polymer materials into touch and pressure-sensitive surfaces inside and outside of vehicles.

Visitors to TG0’s stand at NAIAS 2022 will be able to interact with the company’s Demoset, to show what the touch sensing technologies can do in real-world applications. The Demoset consists of eight areas and includes a press button: touch and pressure-sensitive button with integrated LED; multislide: textured 10-finger multitouch sliding bar with LED illumination; smart key: push button with up/down/left/right navigation; precision dial: seamless rotary dial with push/pull/rotate/tile motion controls; spin donut: ergonomic radial slider centered around a through-hole; soft touchpad: deformable trackpad with localized pressure detection; push/pull tab: seamless 3-level push and pull control; and twist control: 3D high-precision deformation control.

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Volvo EX90 to deliver advanced safety features


Volvo EX90 to deliver advanced safety features

Ahead of the release of Volvo’s EX90 all-electric SUV, the OEM has unveiled details of what the new vehicle will offer in terms of the company’s latest sensing technologies to improve safety.

The EX90 has been designed to better understand the driver and the vehicle’s surroundings to keep occupants safe. Its systems improve over time and gradually become smarter and safer as the vehicle learns from data gained by spending time on the road, and as it receives over-the-air updates.

On the exterior of the car, advanced cameras, radars and lidar work in collaboration to provide the EX90 with a 360° view of its surroundings in real time.

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Ultrafabrics partners with Tata Passenger Electric Mobility for Avinya concept interior


Ultrafabrics partners with Tata Passenger Electric Mobility for Avinya concept interior

A partnership between Ultrafabrics and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility (TPEM) will see Ultrafabrics’ animal-free, high-performance fabrics being used for the interior of TPEM’s new Avinya concept electric vehicle (EV).

For the interior, designers were inspired by the colors and crafts associated with Tata Motors’ Indian Heritage. This resulted in Ultrafabrics’ Fusion Shimmer (Copperhead) and Volar Bio (Silverstone) being used to create warmth and a feeling of space inside the cabin.

“We’re delighted to be working with TPEM and being part of this amazing project,” said Nicole Meier, director of branding, Ultrafabrics. “EV is the future of mobility, and we couldn’t be prouder of what we achieved here with TPEM.

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Letter of intent signed by Tuga Innovations for ultra clean cabin air


Letter of intent signed by Tuga Innovations for ultra clean cabin air

Tuga Innovations, a developer of solutions for urban mobility challenges, has entered a non-binding letter of intent with air purification company Rensair for a potential commercial relationship to integrate air quality technology into Tuga Innovation’s new Tuga electric vehicle.

Headquartered in London, Rensair specializes in the combination of high-efficiency particulate air and ultraviolet C technology for a range of sectors including in automotive.

If a collaboration between Tuga Innovations and Rensair comes to fruition, then the clean air specialist will develop an environmental control unit for the Tuga EV to purify, clean and monitor air quality inside the cabin.

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Seventh-generation Ford Mustang features driver-focused digital cockpit


Seventh-generation Ford Mustang features driver-focused digital cockpit

For the new Mustang interior, Ford has stripped back the previous generation’s double-brow upper dashboard and installed a glass-clad open center stack, to create the OEM’s most advanced and driver-centric cockpit to date.

Behind the driver’s flat-bottom steering wheel is a 12.4in digital instrument cluster which can be customized to show a range of vehicle details depending on the selected drive mode. When choosing a drive mode a visualization of the vehicle setup is visible on the center stack powered by the Unreal Engine 3D software. The Mustang’s settings can then be changed by swiping and interacting with the virtual model.

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Next-generation automotive interior sensing solution from Smart Eye and Omnivision


Next-generation automotive interior sensing solution from Smart Eye and Omnivision

Interior sensing AI and driver monitoring system (DMS) software producer Smart Eye and Omnivision, a developer of semiconductor solutions, have announced their jointly developed smart solution for accurate automotive interior sensing.

The solution utilizes Smart Eye’s algorithms for interior sensing AI and Omnivision’s next-generation RGB-IR BSI global shutter (GS) sensor for in-cabin and occupant monitoring systems (IMS and OMS) to deliver automotive OEMs with interior sensing functions. The solution is fully compliant with General Safety Regulations (GSR) and Euro New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) requirements.

The GS sensor from Omnivision is said to benefit from the smallest 2.2-micron pixel and highest 940nm near-infrared (NIR) sensitivity in its class.

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New production line for recycled PET honeycombs installed by EconCore


New production line for recycled PET honeycombs installed by EconCore

EconCore, a sustainable honeycomb sandwich material producer, has installed a new production line for the manufacturing of its lightweight honeycombs based on recycled PET (RPET).

Contributing to a circular economy, EconCore’s latest production line will have the capability to produce the sustainable honeycomb cores up to 1.2m wide. The RPET honeycomb cores are manufactured using up to 100% recycled post-consumer and post-industrial waste and can be laminated with conventional FRPs to form sandwich panels and parts. When made in combination with PET or PET composite skins, the honeycombs deliver a fully recyclable and lightweight panel solution.

The new production line can also be used by the company to process other thermoplastic materials including polycarbonate, polyamide or polyetherimide (high-performance-thermoplastics, HPT).

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