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7'Smart Fabric' could control climate, audio functions in future BMWs

Touchscreens are becoming common and touch pads – like those in the Audi A7, A8 and next A3 – are gaining traction, but the next input revolution might not be gesture controls, it's likely to be "smart fabrics" and BMW is already toying with the technology.

6Breakthrough automotive fabric fire retardant is non-toxic, driver friendly

While a new flame retardant interior fabric treatment may not seem very "green" at first mention, understanding the toxicity of current fabric treatments will certainly suggest that more environmentally friendly alternatives are needed. Currently, fire retardant fabric treatments – required to meet fire standards – are used on seats, carpets and headliners within a vehicle. Reports have shown that toxicity levels of the treatments, though low, can affect your health. In fact, one stu

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