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2008-04-11
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The design theme of a Johnson Controls' concept interior accents the idea of good things coming in threes. Called the I3—which stands for interface, integration, and ingenuity—the vehicle includes "industry-first technologies for vehicle interiors."
2011-09-22
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Less than a month after announcing the dissolution of their joint venture, Saft and Johnson Controls have announced separate battery projects, the former’s involving a lithium-ion battery plant in Jacksonville, FL, and the latter’s involving a new lead-acid battery plant in China.
2011-08-26
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The supplier is a member of a partnership developing a concept seat structure using fiber-reinforced materials aimed at cutting weight by 40%.
2012-01-23
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The drive to provide vehicle owners with more information that’s easy to understand is prompting display providers to unveil products that offer more depth of field than conventional units. Taking vastly dissimilar approaches aimed at different applications, Johnson Controls and TRW Automotive recently demonstrated displays designed for instrument clusters and keypad entry.
2012-02-01
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Johnson Controls on Jan. 31 announced that it has formed a development relationship with luxury mattress manufacturer Harrison Spinks to integrate pocketed coil spring mattress technology into an automotive seat concept called ComfortThin.
2012-04-18
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Automotive seat specialist Johnson Controls is entering into what it plans to be a long-term cooperation agreement with the German Fraunhofer Research Institution for Polymeric Materials and Composites (PYCO).
2009-08-28
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While efficient drivetrains and lightweight body shells grab green headlines, interior supplier companies are working hard to reduce the environmental impact of their products, by making them lighter and using more sustainable materials.
2009-11-03
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The gold rush to produce green vehicles includes Bright Automotive, a start-up company planning to produce 2000-lb (907-kg) payload capacity plug-in hybrid-electric delivery vans for fleet customers in 2012.
2011-04-19
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Johnson Controls' lightweight rear-seat system joins the two materials using new adhesive bonding technology.
2011-04-13
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Electrified powertrains will play an important role over the long term, but the cost of building an infrastructure and developing the technology will be a considerable hurdle for the foreseeable future.
2010-09-17
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The importance of battery technology and its development has become central to the emergence of alternative-powertrain vehicles on a global scale.
2010-12-06
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The supplier has introduced a high-frequency (HF) welding system, enabling designs and 3-D imprints to be applied to trim covers of different quality via a simplified process.
2011-01-14
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The supplier's ie3 demonstration concept shows how stretch fabric, a headliner with integrated audio, as well as other interior and electronic technologies can radically alter future production vehicles.
2010-10-20
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Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) signed a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of Michel Thierry, a supplier of fabrics and lamination, with strong R&D and manufacturing capabilities in Europe—primarily in France, Spain, and the Czech Republic—and operations worldwide.
2010-10-22
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Johnson Controls has just announced two-color slush skins that can be produced in a one-step manufacturing operation.
2011-01-06
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Johnson Controls has signed a purchase agreement to acquire Keiper and the automotive sport and specialty seat business of Recaro. Keiper's headquarters and engineering center are located in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
2009-01-29
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Some of the advanced technologies showcased in a concept interior unveiled by the company at the 2009 North American International Auto Show are said by the company to be production-viable.
2015-10-01
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Both suppliers revealed futuristic demonstrators at the Frankfurt Motor Show that portend what vehicle cabins will look like when fully autonomous cars hit the road. Comfort and connectivity are major themes.
2016-02-16
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Engineers are considering a range of electrical power storage devices, including ultracapacitors and even the venerable lead-acid battery, to handle the demands of new vehicle stop-start systems.
2016-04-17
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The eventual arrival of autonomous vehicles will transform interiors, but engineers making the changes will have to consider issues as diverse as motion sickness and legislative regulations written by a range of politicians.
2015-01-12
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An advanced start-stop system using two different battery chemistries is now in the prototype phase, Johnson Controls officials announced during the first media day at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
2015-01-14
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More than 30 innovations ranging from production-ready to exploratory are featured in a luxury-oriented concept interior aimed at autonomous vehicles.
2015-05-14
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The newly named Johnson Controls Vehicle Engineering Laboratory, on the Lawrence Technological University campus in Michigan, will serve the energy-storage-system supplier and benefit LTU engineering students.
2014-01-30
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Battery behemoth Johnson Controls and Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI, announced Jan. 29 that they will team to identify and validate new energy-storage technologies for vehicles. Johnson Controls says it will donate and install state-of-the-art test equipment and deploy technical resources to the university to propel academic and applied research into optimizing vehicle and battery design.
2014-04-24
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Johnson Controls’ FreshPer4mance coating for fabrics repels dirt and liquid from automotive seats and protects passengers from microbes and static.
2014-05-19
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In a deal that will create the world's largest automotive interiors company, U.S.-based Johnson Controls is forming a joint venture with China-based Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd., which is a unit of automaker Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp.
2014-12-01
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Design and manufacturing challenges are becoming more complex and multi-dimensional, prompting design teams to expand their efforts to collaborate. This change is being aided by a shift to 3-D models, but that transition has issues that highlight the complexity of linking various groups.
2013-01-15
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Coining a British term that describes well-tailored attire, the Bespoke interior concept represents Johnson Controls' design pitch for a premium vehicle.
2012-10-16
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A123 Systems announced on Oct. 16 that it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of a plan to sell its automotive business assets to Johnson Controls in a transaction valued at $125 million.
2013-03-06
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Responding to what it called an erroneous report, Johnson Controls said March 6 that it is exploring the possible sale of its automotive electronics business, but not its automotive interiors business.
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