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-  16 January 2018

Discover Plastic Omnium's latest innovations at NAIAS Detroit Auto Show 2018 : smart bumpers and tailgates

Plastic Omnium is presenting its latest innovations: more intelligent bumpers, lighter and more reactive tailgates,
illustrating its innovation strategy for a safer, cleaner and connected car.

PLASTIC OMNIUM HAS DEVELOPED MORE INTELLIGENT BUMPERS WITH EMBEDDED INTELLIGENCE:

• Integrated radar
Bumpers include optimally mounted and fully integrated radars, to provide first-class performance thanks to electromagnetic-wave permeable plastics.

• Innovative front grille
Plastic Omnium has developed a three-function front grille that incorporates new technologies: a chrome finish compatible with radars, De-icing system to ensure that the grille works in all weathers. An integrated lighting system based on flexible optical fibers.

• Impact detection and absorption system
Plastic Omnium offers an impact absorption module that incorporates a host of functions ranging from innovative detection systems to improved impact management. The bumper also includes an active aerodynamic system. It is also lighter, reducing CO2 emissions.

PLASTIC OMNIUM HAS DEVELOPED  A LIGHTER AND MORE REACTIVE TAILGATE:

Safety and personalization
Plastic Omnium has developed a new generation tailgate, made from high-performance composites. Thanks to the light plastic materials, many new aerodynamic and interactive functions can be integrated. The tailgate can display messages to “talk” to its surroundings. Many different messages can be displayed on a transparent area that also serves to display the driver’s own personalized messages.

• Interactive tailgate
Solutions have been developed that enable the tailgate to interact in three ways: the facial recognition system to open the vehicle; The “touch and open” and “touch and stop” systems work through conductive paint.  The obstacle avoidance system for ground level or higher levels to avoid damage when opening the trunk.

• More aerodynamic tailgate
Active technologies such as an active rear spoiler, a side spoiler and a mobile diffuser under the floor, improve aerodynamics and allow a reduction of 2g / km of CO2.

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