In developing concepts, we turn manufacturer design sketches into production-ready solutions all the time. To do this, our specialists examine package in every detail – this way, for instance, we make sure that sufficient space is available for air vents and electronic assemblies. Simulating cockpit functions early on in the development phase, for instance, we scrutinize the flow of air in the passenger compartment. We help our clients choose materials and, working hand in hand with suppliers, make sure all components are producible. Across the development process, we ensure the concept not only satisfies design specifications but all demands on ergonomics and safety as well as international legislation – we do this by constructing prototypes in-house and testing them in our sled and crash facility.
Giving the face to three generations of the VW Golf
Numerous references demonstrate our expertise in being the “cream of the cream” in developers of vehicle interiors – our team, for instance, defined the instrument panels in three generations of the VW Golf. With no intention of stepping down from this top position, we are not wasting time on getting to work on new technical trends: for instance, lightweight design is increasingly moving into the focus of new cockpit concepts – which is why, also today, we are working with new materials, like magnesium, and the intelligent combination of materials for constructing module cross members and other cockpit components. We are also looking into new surface structures as well as the use of organic materials in the cockpit.