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AUTOMOTIVE INTERIORS
DRIVE WITH CONFIDENCE

Automotive interior materials are critical to the design and manufacture of vehicles – and, most importantly, their successful use by consumers.

Elements such as door panels, flooring and engine components all require lightweight materials
help to deliver fuel efficiency, alongside a desire for innovative designs that are durable and
strong, yet also attractive.

Among the many factors influencing the vehicle interiors market – such as 3D printing and
advanced fabrics – three major trends are of primary concern:

  • Autonomous vehicles

Infotainment systems are evolving to take more responsibility for the safety, security and
comfort of the passenger. As the traditional driver also becomes a passenger, this gives rise to
a wide array of opportunities for the automotive seating segment.

  • Electric vehicles

As electric propulsion systems deliver increasingly impressive performances and become a
mainstream vehicle choice, automakers are likely to focus on car interiors to attract customers
via product differentiation.

  • Car sharing

This behaviour model completely changes the role of car interior design. It becomes essential
to include mass appeal, alongside materials that are ultra-durable. As an example, the shared
vehicle of the future will have 3-5,000 users in its lifetime, as opposed to 3-5 in the current
user-owned model – and looking even further into the future, self-cleaning interiors may
become a popular expectation.

OUR APPROACH TO VEHICLE INTERIORS TESTING

Bureau Veritas is highly experienced in analysing and monitoring the performance of plastics,
polymers, glasses, metals and textiles – all according to OEM automotive specific standards and
international requirements.

Our processes include reliability testing and chemical VOC testing, while investigating elements
such as consoles, dashboards, seat components including covers, door panels, instrument panels
and more.

With the automotive industry undergoing a rapid transformation, the introduction of disruptive technologies such as autonomous driving, electric vehicles and car sharing will transform vehicle interiors and require more stringent testing.

SERVICE SPOTLIGHT

  • AUTO RELIABILITY TEST
  • AUTO VOC/ELV TEST
  • HOMOLOGATION

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