Neuss, Germany and Luedenscheid, Germany -- Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) has joined forces with KOSTAL, a specialist in mechatronic human machine interface (HMI) components.
Johannes Roters, YFAI ceo and Andreas Kostal, chairman and ceo of the KOSTAL Group, have signed a memorandum of understanding with the intent of cooperating in the field of smart interior surfaces.
Andreas Kostal said: "The car interior will undergo an exciting evolution within the next decade.
"With the cooperation of YFAI and KOSTAL both partners should be able to extend their offer for their customers and drive the technological change," he added.
As reported previously at UTECH-polyurethane.com, Johnson Controls and Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems announced plans to develop colour-changing panels for auto interiors, as part of a spin-off venture.