Americans are ready for a remake of the automotive interior. The autonomous car—with no driver—enables a complete rethink of how we occupy our vehicles, resembling something more like a living room or train compartment, with occupants sitting in rotating chairs and windows turning into screens for infotainment. That was the premise of the Mercedes-Benz F 015 shown to the world in 2014, when it looked like self-driving and electric cars were developing in sync.
The global auto-interior market is projected to reach $153.8 billion by 2025, says Automotive Interior Market Report 2022. “Electric vehicles tend to have a higher number of electronics/advanced systems,” the report says. “Thus, the growing number of EVs will result in an increased demand for advanced automotive interior systems.”
CT Automotive plc (LON:CTA) designs, develops and manufactures automotive interior finishes and complex kinematic assemblies for the most well-known automotive brands on the planet. These critical components are managed through an intricate global network of reactive supply chains to arrive JIT (Just in Time) at their respective OEM manufacturing plants.