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    Report: Your next new car could have an interior that changes colors
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    Ever sit in a car with a black interior and wish you could change it to, say, a beige one to better suit your mood that day? Or one with a red interior that's just too garish for your tastes? Well Johnson Controls might have the answer. According to the latest report from Automotive News, the ...

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    Report: Are car seats of the future self-adjusting?
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    In 2010, automotive supplier Faurecia showed off a car seat that, via Bluetooth communication with a smartphone app, would adjust itself based on information the occupant had entered. It looks like that was too much work for a busy executive to do, because Automotive News has a story on how that ...

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    Report: China's Wanxiang looking to diffuse political fears over A123 purchase
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    Wanxiang Group has insisted A123 Systems will remain an American company operationally following intense scrutiny from US lawmakers. China's largest parts manufacturer purchased A123 Systems at auction after the company fell into insolvency, but the battery maker holds a number of defense ...

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    Report: A123 winning bid from China's Wanxiang prompts concern in Congress
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    The Detroit News reports that China's Wanxiang Group Corporation will acquire almost all of bankrupt A123 Systems Inc. for $256 million. The deal includes all of the American battery manufacturer's grid and commercial business assets as well as the company's facilities in Michigan, Massachusetts ...

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    Official: GM, Ford place in top 10 on 2012 Fortune 500 list
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    If you're a blue-blooded American capitalist, there's nothing better than leading your company to the top of the Fortune 500 – except for making billions of dollars in profits, that is. But thankfully those two objectives tend to go hand-in-hand, as proven by these two men. Indeed, General ...

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    Johnson Controls shows super-slim stowable pickup seats
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    Ever wondered why the rear seats in pickup trucks are so bulky? Johnson Controls apparently had similar thoughts, as the supplier has unveiled a styling buck showcasing its super-slim stowable pickup seats. The seats offer improvements in two respects. Johnson Controls says they're lightweight, ...

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    Detroit 2011: Johnson Controls ie:3 Concept reinvents the interior
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    Johnson Controls ie:3 Interior Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    All the fancy technology automakers are planting inside our vehicles needs to be supplied from somewhere... like, say, Tier 1 automotive supplier Johnson Controls. The supplier is using the Detroit Auto Show to ...

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    Report: Johnson Controls buys Recaro
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    The automotive seat and specialty slice of Recaro officially has a new owner. Johnson Controls has snapped up Keiper Recaro Group – formerly owned by Putsch Gmbh & Co. KG – swallowing both the recliner manufacturer Keiper and the well-known automotive seat-maker Recaro in one fell ...

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    STUDY: 88% of Americans believe hybrid leadership is crucial to U.S. - Do you? [w/POLL]
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    We Americans want hybrid leadership. We want to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Trouble is, most of us aren't willing to pay for it. Johnson Controls surveyed 2309 adults on all matters hybrid, and it found that 84% of Americans believe the government should support the advancement of hybrid ...

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    Auto supplier preps new interior concepts for Frankfurt
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    Ever wondered who sets the trends for vehicle interior design? It's not always the automakers that come up with all the innovative ideas, sometimes its the actual auto parts suppliers that create the technologies that go into new models. At this year's Frankfurt Auto Show, one such company, ...

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    BMW intros new technology with 2008 5 series door panel
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    It isn't just the outside of the 5-series that's been breathed upon for '08. Inside, new ground was broken by BMW and OEM Johnson Controls to create two color door panels using a single sheet of material. Typically, door panels that have multiple colors have multiple pieces. That adds weight and ...

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    Your armrest is sooo 20th century
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    Johnson Controls has introduced a very unique looking idea for center armrest/consoles. It increases capacity over conventional floor consoles by 30- to 150-percent and can house such items as navigation, infotainment and security systems. It also includes a rear sliding storage drawer for ...

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