China’s automotive mould makers are driving innovation in the pursuit of an optimal balance of vehicle performance, weight-reduction and cost savings, speakers said at the China Plastics in Automotive 2012 Summit.
In some ways, the Chinese OEMs are ahead of their Western counterparts.
Chinese OEMs are more willing to take risk, the transition from “production in China” to “innovation in China” is taking place at a rapid speed.
China possesses some unique advantages that can facilitate the creation and application of innovative products.
Interior weight reduction
A vehicle’s interior accounts for between 130 to 150 kg of the total weight, At present, Asian vehicles interiors are roughly 20 kg. lighter than their European and North American counterparts.