Faurecia and Magneti Marelli have
signed a cooperation agreement for the design, development and manufacturing of
advanced human-machine interface (HMI) vehicle interior products. The agreement
will increase the added-value of the interior business solutions that Faurecia and
Magneti Marelli provide to automakers and end-customers.
Through this agreement, Faurecia and
Magneti Marelli expect to further expand their business portfolios in interior
systems, adding HMI solutions to a broad product range including center stacks,
fascias & overhead consoles, retractable touch screens and displays or the physical
integration of nomadic devices such as smartphones and tablets.
The partnership draws on the
combined expertise of Faurecia and Magneti Marelli. Faurecia brings its
expertise as the world’s N°1 full-supplier in interior systems module architecture,
whereas Magneti Marelli brings its extensive skills in the fields of displays,
electronics, switches and tactile functions. Joining their skills and know-how will
allow the partners to provide a wide range of solutions with innovative
materials, mechatronics and natural interfaces.
“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,” said Yann
Delabrière, Chairman and CEO of Faurecia.
“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”, said Eugenio Razelli, CEO of Magneti Marelli.