New technologies can help designers and engineers achieve differing goals without compromise, according to Magna Exteriors, sponsor of our LA Car Design Forum. Larry Erickson, Magna’s Global Director of Industrial Design, and Paul Spadafora, Global VP of Product Development, joined forces to explain.
Car Design News: New technology is having a big impact on the automotive sector, through trends like electrification and autonomy. What is Magna doing to ease this transition?
Paul Spadafora: Autonomy and electrification are industry-changing factors, and we need to offer technologies and solutions for all vehicle configurations. These changes will come over time and our customers may offer multiple solutions. No matter the platform, efficiency still matters – whether you need to improve fuel economy or electric range. Magna can help in many ways. One is through active aerodynamics, where we have a whole suite of technologies to improve airflow. Another is lightweighting, where we have a wide variety of materials to take mass out of the vehicle… [Read more]