At the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) will be unveiling its “Experience in Motion” vehicle interior concept or XiM18. The Frankfurt Motor show is scheduled for 12 – 24 September.
Featuring more than 30 innovative product and process solutions for the next generation of electric and autonomous driving cars, the Experince in Motion concept demonstrates the way people will experience vehicle interiors in future. In different interior driving modes of the vehicle, the company is presenting the next living space where look, feel and function are seamlessly integrated.
Increasing connectivity and new forms of car ownership and mobility such as e-cars, autonomous driving, or car sharing are now rapidly changing perceptions of transportation and mobility. Considering all these global megatrends in addition to non-traditional automakers who are radically changing the face of mobility, YFAI presents advancements which enable completely new ways of in-vehicle engagement.
“With our XiM18, we answer the question of what will people do in their vehicle, if they no longer have to drive?” said Han Hendriks, Chief Technology Officer for YFAI. “In the future, if the driver no longer has to drive, the car will become the next living space. The XiM18 exemplifies how we are redefining the way people can relax, work and play in their car today and decades from now. Our new generation concept shows how we lead interior design and our solution to future requirements for electric vehicles and autonomous driving.”
The concept shows in various driving modes how interior functionality inside the vehicle will fundamentally change and provides a new range of flexibility to fulfill lifestyle needs and provide more personal space and quality time to relax, work or simply watch a movie. It also demonstrates YFAI’s total interior integration capabilities. Innovations in decorative trim and lighting, surfaces and skins complete the company’s industry-leading interiors portfolio presented in Frankfurt.
The XiM18 will be officially unveiled in a press conference on 13 September at the YFAI booth (hall 5.1, B26).
About Yanfeng AUomotive Interiors
Yanfeng hold the majority 70 percent share in the joint venture, and Adient has a 30 percent share. The Yanfeng brand’s heritage stretches back to 1978, when two factories merged. Their joint mission was to create a leader in the Chinese auto industry. Various acquisitions and joint ventures helped the company grow into one of the largest automotive component suppliers in China.
Adient’s predecessor started out as a major automotive seating supplier that was part of a global diversified technology and industrial leader. Over the course of three decades, the company continuously expanded its portfolio to include the complete seating spectrum.
In 2015, the two companies entered into the joint venture that established Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, the world’s leading automotive interiors supplier.