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Environment And Performance Driven Mobility Trends – Light-Weight Product Innovation For Automotive Leather


11:00 CET | 06:00 EDT

  • Mobility & lifestyle trends influencing the interior
  • Future requirements for automotive surfaces
  • Leather: What determines weight ?
  • Conventional and lightweight automotive leather
  • Combining Polymeric Re-tanning and Softening Agents
  • Increase design flexibility with existing materials while lowering costs
  • Value Proposition for lightweight automotive leather

Alexander Schieke, Global Market Manager Mobility, Stahl Holdings BV

Mark Bartle, Senior Global Leather Specialist -Wet End Automotive, Stahl Holdings BV

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Reinvent The In-Seat Experience With Touch Technology


15:00 CET | 10:00 EDT

  • Bringing data to the forefront of in-seat driving technology
  • Problems with existing interface technology and solutions
  • Increase your ergonomic and accessible control options
  • Capture seating data in real time
  • Instant touch control for multiple functions
  • Increase design flexibility with existing materials while lowering costs

Francesca Perona, Chief Innovation Officer, TG0

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Cabin Thermal Management For BEVs: Where Comfort Meets Energy Saving And Sustainability


11:00 CET | 06:00 EDT

  • Impact of cabin heating on BEV driving range
  • Cabin heating principles and optimization parameters
  • Improving thermal properties of interior NVH and trim parts
  • Heated floor mats: thermal benefits and technical solution

Philippe Godano, Global Product Manager Interior & Product Marketing Manager, Autoneum

Davide Caprioli , Head of Acoustic and Thermal Management, Autoneum

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Multilayer & Lightweight Performance Materials: Sustainable Interior Applications


13:00 CET | 08:00 EDT 

  • Freudenberg’s new system approach for automotive solutions.
  • State-of-the-art technologies: Instead of being a follower, we help to set the standards and transform the entire industry with proactive innovation and thought leadership..
  • Lightweight engineering for more speed and less fuel usage, reducing overall costs and CO² emissions
  • New materials for automotive interiors with noise reduction & sound observing qualities, lightweight engineering, recyclable materials
  • Freudenberg’s new system approach for automotive solutions.
  • Applications like seating’s, acoustic pads, underbody shields, headliners

Jan Kettemann, Business Segment Manager New Business Development, Freudenberg

Alma Nemec, Business Segment Manager, Freudenberg

Jure Porenta, Business Segment Manager For Seating, Freudenberg

Klemen Pokrivač, Business Segment Manager, Freudenberg

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Innovative Materials For Interiors of The Future: Polymer Manufacturing And Its Interior Concepts For Future Mobility


15:00 CET | 10:00 EDT

  • Plastics, metalized plastics and chrome look plastics
  • Injection-molded/thermoformed parts

New Demands And Applications For Polymer Optics In Lighting


11:00 CET | 06:00 EDT

  • Polycarbonate an enabler across the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Trends in Automotive lighting and General Lighting
  • How the look and design of applications will be influenced by new ways to integrate light
  • Covering emerging lighting technologies, e.g., edge lighting
  • New Makrolon® grades with outstanding optical properties and innovative FR technology

Fabian Grote, Technical Marketing Manager, Covestro

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Interior Innovation: Identifying Material Opportunities To Reduce Weight


15:00 CET | 10:00 EDT

  • Interior structure using a multi-material approach
  • Innovative joining solutions
  • How to reduce mass and weight without compromising on crash safety.
  • Adhesive solutions for automotive interior production
  • Seat mass reduction using feather light carbon-fibre
  • Material Innovations: Steel, fibre-glass reinforced plastic, non-woven carbon fibre, thermoplastics


Automotive Interior Innovation, What’s Next?

  • New interior concepts: Materials, technologies, comforts, innovations
  • Consumers attention shifting from engineering, to interior superiority
  • Overview of the rapidly changing world of materials, finishes and technologies that contribute to touch and feel
  • Infotainment development
  • New connected services: Adjust lighting, climate, seat heating and navigation, change entertainment & voice commands
  • Balancing environmental responsibilities while remaining cost-efficiency
  • An autonomous future: Driver monitoring systems


Testing, Inspection & Certification: Seating & Interiors Validation Opportunities


Smart Surface Technologies: Bringing Surfaces To Life

  • Integrating sensing properties in different surfaces
  • Combining smart surfaces with other technologies, such as thermal comfort
  • As sensory features become more important, so do the requirements for haptics and optics


Dynamic Interiors: Interior Lighting, Including New Trends In Ambient And Voice-Activated Lighting Technology

  • Interior Lightings And A New Frontier In Effects, Performance, Safety And Aesthetics
  •  Ambient Lighting: The New Growth Sector
  • Automotive ambient illumination goes far beyond conventional functional lighting. Cockpits, door panels, consoles and emblems are accentuated by lighting effects.
  • How to improve atmosphere and create an emotional experience whilst effectively contributing to safety.
  • Address evolving mobility trends through smart, dynamic lighting solutions.
  • Creating enhanced user experiences with personalised, choreographed illumination scenarios
  • Increasing safety and communication opportunities through the use of connectivity and projected light


How New Tech Will Keep Your Eyes On The Road

  • The use of driver monitoring systems to detect ‘driver attention’ – exploring camera and microphone, sensor-fusion based models
  • All new cars will have to be equip with with. DMS (Driver Monitoring Systems)
  • The Use of Computer Vision and AI Technology in the future
  • How to reduce driver distraction by designing systems that are no more demanding than listening to the radio
  • Advanced Vehicle Systems can be effective ‘if’ they are convenient for users, so manufacturers must support the driver
  • Infotainment systems turning into AI-Based Digital Assistants: From entertainment to becoming safety features aiding and reducing driver distraction


The Nature Of Our Relationship With  Cars Is Changing: Car-Sharing & Self-Driving Cars

  • Exploring seats considered in a brand new way – resting, reading, conversing, and it is no longer necessary for riders to face forward all the time
  • Customers attention shifting from engineering superiority to interior superiority: not personally driving, we are noticing things that we didn’t before
  • With attention shifting to seats and seating systems becoming more pronounced, how do you achieve more technology and lightweight?
  • Exploring the advances in seat design engineering whilst focusing on seat mass reduction
  • Airbags and safety systems


Next-Generation Intelligent Infotainment Systems

  • Exploring how to create great services and apps for the users
  • Developing a infotainment system platform
  • Building a system that removes of physical buttons from the user interface
  • How to align Infotainment and Eyesight assistance systems and navigation –  through to air-conditioning and seat functionality
  • Smartphone integration
  • Adjust lighting, climate, seat heating and navigation, and also make phone calls and change entertainment using voice commands


Automotive Interiors HMI (Human Machine Interface) Of The Future

  • The cars of the future are expected to be ‘ entertainment centred, embedded with a myriad of sensors and communication devices that transmit all manners of information to and from our homes, phones and person.
  • Exploring the car as an ‘ extension of the user’, and how it will be more connected to different parts of our daily lives


Improving The Experience For EV Drivers:
Audio And Acoustic In-Car

  • The cancelation and reduction of noise, vibrations and harshness, ‘squeaks’ with the role of out fully electric vehicle has never been a more prominent and important issue
  • Exploring solutions, compounds and joining technologies that make squeaking a thing of the past
  • Innovations in foam and biodegradable materials
  • Customizing the acoustic experience in cars: integrating interior surfaces to create ‘personalized comfort bubbles’ with a surround-sound audio experience


How Will Voice Recognition
Through Machine Learning And Rise of In-Car Personal Assistance Enhance User Experience?

  • Voice control will become the second most prevalent interface by 2022 (Frost&Sullivan) it will be included in 80% of car HMI’s
  • AI-powered voice control for the infotainment system
  • AI Powered voice control for all vehicle function, including destination and style of driving
  • Voice control becoming the de facto interaction method of the future, building relationships with the car, learning drivers personal preferences, and growing to include the ability to respond and even alter a drivers mood or behaviour


Lamination And Coating For Smart Interior Components: Bringing Surfaces To Life


Haptic Technologies: Replacing Contemporary Controls In Todays Cars

  • Before the user interface becomes yesterdays news, and car passengers are able to have separate, meaningful relationship with its HMI, touch-based interactions are required – and are the hear and now!
  • Making touch screen applications suited to automotive applications
  • How to achieve visual and haptic harmony in interior surfaces.
  • How to use radar for gesture-based inputs, including buttons, dials and sliders
  • Creating a virtual touch feeling, allowing a screen to be manipulated without touching it
  • Haptic Technologies for steering wheels


New Non-Woven Textiles For Interior Applications

  • A new generation of printed decorative non-woven textiles
  • New non-woven textiles for a better haptic experience for end users.
  • Non-woven textiles for door panels, arm rests, back shelves or walls in commercial vehicles



Large Display Integrated In Seamless Interior Of The Future


Human-Centred Technologies For Smart Automotive Interiors


Analog Interiors in a Digital Future


Seamless Mobility – Materials For The Multifunctional Car Interior Of The Future


Switch Haptic & Sound For Car HMI, Present And Future Solutions


Disrupting The Car Experience With HMI : Haptic Technology & Design Flexibility For A Better User Experience

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Responsible Chemistry For Mobility Interior Surface Materials – Matching Trends, Performance & Environmental Footprint


Connecting The Puzzle Pieces To Pave A Way Towards A Circular Economy – Interior Acoustic Materials From Sandler



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