Two breakthrough technologies from Faurecia Automotive Seating and Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies have been named among the 28 finalists for the prestigious 2016 Automotive News PACE Awards.
Sponsored by Ernst & Young, Automotive News and the Transportation Research Center, the annual PACE Awards, known globally as the “Oscars of innovation,” recognize superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance among automotive suppliers. PACE Award winners are selected by an independent panel of judges and will be announced in Detroit on April 11, 2016, during the 22nd edition of the ceremony.
Learn more about the nominated innovations :
Cover carving technology:
Faurecia’s Sculpted Cover offers design freedom, style and enhanced durability where personalization is achieved through trim cover and foam pad diversity.
The Faurecia-patented manufacturing process used in the Sculpted Lightweight Panel requires 80 percent less tooling cost versus a traditional plastic back panel and enables concave and convex embossing shapes, marking and sewing lines.
The lighter panel saves up to 1.8 kg (50 percent) per car set versus plastic back panels. In the 2016 Renault Talisman, the Sculpted Lightweight Panel offers an additional 3 centimeters of rear-passenger leg room.