Total suggestions that cover everything from instrument panels to door lining
Alongside the popularization of automatic driving, there have been greater calls for “relaxing interior space.”
We have made new forays into the door lining sector to complement our instrument panel periphery and console operations. Through the receipt of orders for car cabin space in its totality, we can also implement our development process with a high degree of efficiency.
Simultaneously achieving power-saving and comfort with an optimum layout of functional parts
Air-conditioning outlets (air vents) are frequently placed atop instrument panels. What if we were able to place them on the door sides or around the top of passengers’ shoulders, for example?
When getting into a car whose cabin temperature has risen due to being left in the hot sun, rather than cranking up the air conditioning and waiting patiently for the cabin to cool down, passenger comfort levels might be better served by having a small amount of cool air blown onto the back of their neck.
Carrying out unified development from the instrument panel periphery to the door lining allows air-conditioning outlets to be placed freely and air flow to be controlled at an advanced level. In turn, this makes it possible to further pursue the simultaneous realization of power-saving and comfort.
We feel that this domain of technology also has a high affinity with EV, whose engines are not left running when the vehicle is idle.
Interiors with a unified feel that envelop passengers
When creating an interior space that envelops passengers and features a continuous line of decorative elements from their front to their side, using different suppliers to produce the instrument panel-side and door-side elements causes disparity in color tone due to differences in lots and poses other challenges such as those with the fitting of fellow parts.
At Moriroku Technology, our ability to handle total production, from instrument panels and door lining to consoles, enables us to realize more natural, higher quality interior space that does not reveal such “seams” or “border lines.”
Alongside the popularization of automatic driving, it is likely that the lines between drivers and passengers will be increasingly blurred, and the number of users who seek “relaxing interior space” will continue to increase. As a corporation, we seek to be a partner of such users by refining our decorative elements such as films, covers and coatings as well as element technology, and by giving tangible form to the unfettered ideas of our interior designers.
Mitigating the burden on manufacturers by unifying development processes
From the perspective of automobile manufacturers, development processes that involve placing orders for instrument panels and door lining with separate suppliers and ensuring consistency between both are hardly efficient, and result in unseen costs being incurred.
In cases where it receives batch orders, Moriroku Technology believes that having the supplier side in alignment for the purpose of mass production makes it possible to mitigate that burden on manufacturers.
Aiming to optimize parts based on flexible ideas
With the door lining used in Honda’s “N-ONE,” we realized considerably lighter weights compared to existing mass-produced parts through ingenuity such as employing shock-absorbent pads (protectors) with compacted roofing materials in the area that comes into contact with passengers’ waists.
We will leverage our late entry into the door lining market to continue offering products not bound by set notions as we move forward.