Grupo Antolin awards prizes for the design of the car interior of the future



Grupo Antolin awards prizes for the design of the car interior of the future

2017-12-27

Grupo Antolin, one of the world’s largest supplier of automobile interiors, has awarded a prize to four students for their designs of the vehicle interior of the future. As part of its commitment to innovation, creativity and talent, in April Grupo Antolin launched the first edition of the Design Challenge in which students from universities and design schools around the world had to imagine what vehicle interiors will look like in the years 2025-2030.

The jury, composed of members of the Innovation and Design Departments at Grupo Antolin, considered proposals in the different categories: "Best Concept of the Interior and General Project" with a prize of €10,000; "Best Integration of Technology", with a prize of €5,000; and lastly, four special mentions: "Innovation in Door Panels", "Innovation in Overhead Systems", "Materials and Colors" and "Innovation in Instrument Panels", each winning €1,000.  

The winner in the Best Concept of the Interior and General Project category is a student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, with her 360º VISION proposal. This project was chosen based on criteria including: the project’s overall quality, a consistent and complete interior, potential future uses in various parts of the interior, and employing a range of technologies.  

The Best Integration of Technology prize was won by a student from the Polytechnic University of Valencia with his ADAPTA proposal. This student also won the Special Mention in the Innovation in Door Panels category.  

A student from London South Bank University won the Special Mention in the Innovation in Overhead Systems category and the Special Mention in Materials and Colors. Finally, the Special Mention in the Innovation in Instrument Panels category goes to a student from Strate School of Design, in Paris.

This competition, which will be run every two years, forms part of Grupo Antolin's commitment to talent and innovation, which includes various initiatives and programs linked to professional development and innovation in the manufacture of car interiors.  

Grupo Antolin has rewarded innovative proposals that try to improve life on board and meet the future needs of car interiors, which will become more important with self-drive cars, digitalization and the new forms of mobility such as the shared vehicle.  

Grupo Antolin wants to play a fundamental role in the transformation taking place in the sector, the biggest in its history. As a result, the company is working to develop innovative solutions in order to improve the experience on board the vehicle through smart interiors with the best technology, new materials and the best industrial processes.

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