Faurecia and Magneti partner for automotive HMI applications

20th November 2013
Source: Faurecia
Posted By : Nat Bowers
Faurecia and Magneti partner for automotive HMI applications

Faurecia and Magneti Marelli have signed an agreement to cooperate on the design, development and manufacturing of advanced human-machine interface vehicle interior products. Under the agreement, Faurecia and Magneti Marelli expect to further expand their business portfolios in interior systems, adding HMI solutions to products including center stacks, fascias & overhead consoles, retractable touch screens and displays or the physical integration of nomadic devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Eugenio Razelli, CEO of Magneti Marelli, comments: “This agreement leads to a new era of human-machine interface integrated solutions, where the user experience of receiving, managing and sharing information inside the car, is moving to a unique, interactive and extended interface, where the merger between plastics and electronics is crucial.”

By combinign their skills and expertise, the two companies will provide a wide range of solutions with innovative materials, mechatronics and natural interfaces.Faurecia brings its expertise as the world’s N°1 full-supplier in interior systems module architecture, while Magneti Marelli brings its extensive skills in the fields of displays, electronics, switches and tactile functions. This new cooperation will seamlessly integrate mobile devices in instrument panels, center consoles or docking stations.

“This is an important step in the evolution of our interior systems offer to meet the needs of automakers for increased connectivity and the intelligent use of interior architecture,” commented Yann Delabrière, Chairman and CEO of Faurecia.

Going forward, the cooperation will open the door for HMI applications with superior look and feel, fusion of control technologies, enhanced digitization and customization.

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