Faurecia Wins Automotive News’ two thousand sixteen Tempo Award for Two Innovations
Faurecia`s Emissions Control Technologies division, the leading manufacturer in the market, won with its Adaptive Valve. The technology, which is self-adjusting and activated by the flow of harass gas, works in tandem with the muffler to control sound emitted from the harass pipe. The Adaptive Valve plays a critical role in weight reduction, permitting the mufflers to be as much as thirty percent smaller and the harass system to be up to twenty percent lighter. In vehicles with cylinder deactivation, the Adaptive Valve cancels low-frequency sounds, which ensures the driver hears no difference when the car switches from eight cylinders to four.
Faurecia Automotive Seating won with its Cover Carving Technology, a proprietary process that reinvents the production of seat covers and enables 3D animation with an unmatched level of repeatable quality. CCT offers fresh design options with greater durability and overall quality, while reducing development and production time for covers. The light back panel, associated with Faurecia`s sculpted cover, permits for inclusion of concave and convex embossing shapes, and significantly reduces production time. Additionally, CCT cuts tooling costs by eighty percent and is fifty percent lighter when compared to a plastic back panel.
«Faurecia is honored to have been recognized for two of its innovations. The Adaptive Valve and Cover Carving Technology have helped reinvent the way automakers look at traditional processes and products in the areas of emissions control and seating,» said Faurecia North America President Mark Stidham. «Receiving the Tempo Award is a direct recognition of Faurecia`s commitment to not only lightweighting and sustainable mobility, but also to improving the life on-board practice of drivers. We thank the Tempo committee for this honor.»
Sponsored by Ernst & Youthfull, Automotive News and the Transportation Research Center, the annual Rhythm Awards–known globally as the « Oscars of Innovation »–recognize superior innovation, technological advancement and business spectacle among automotive suppliers. A panel of independent judges selected the Tempo Award winners, who were honored at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit, Michigan, on April 11, 2016.
These are the very first Tempo Awards for Faurecia.
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