Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG and researchers from the Aachen, Germany-based IKV Institute for Plastics Processing have developed a 1,600-by-1,300-by-200-millimeter "first full-scale thermoplastics battery housing for electric vehicles."
Nine category finalists and one grand award winner were chosen during an Oct. 5 Blue Ribbon judging round. The winners will be announced during the Society of Plastics Engineers' 48th annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala Nov. 7 at Burton Manor in Livonia, Mich.
The 2019 Plastics and Rubber in Automotive Conference will be held Jan. 15, 2019, at the Novi Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich., and promises to explore the latest technologies, trends and ideas behind vehicle development in plastics and rubber.
HBPO North America Inc., a Troy, Mich.-based supplier of front-end modules for the auto industry, presented an "exploded view" of a front-end module designed for the Chrysler Pacifica at its AutoMobili-D booth during the North American International Auto Show.
Magneti Marelli SpA is finding a balance between the required functionality of advanced driver-assistance systems and autonomous vehicles, while still maintaining design aesthetics and lighting performance through its Smart Corner concept.